STARGAZING

Shel­ley von Strunckel, one of the world’s top as­trologers, writes a weekly fore­cast for Fri­day

Friday - - Contents -

Your stars for the week ahead.

ARIES MARCH 20 – APRIL 18

Be­cause you dis­like liv­ing with point­less con­straints, you’ll tackle ob­sta­cles the mo­ment you can. Now, how­ever, you’re urged to con­sider their na­ture and whether there’s some­thing to be learnt from these. The is­sues will range from mis­un­der­stand­ings to un­ac­knowl­edged re­sent­ments. Bizarrely, the more forth­right dis­cus­sions are, the eas­ier it will be to turn these to your ad­van­tage.

TAURUS APRIL 19 – MAY 19

Af­ter a pe­riod that’s fo­cused on dis­en­tan­gling your­self from out­dated ac­tiv­i­ties, al­liances and even plans, you’re feel­ing freer than for ages. Re­sist the temp­ta­tion to seek im­me­di­ate al­ter­na­tives to oc­cupy your time and, pos­si­bly, pas­sions. Ex­plore var­i­ous op­tions, know­ing that the Taurus New Moon, on the 26th, con­sti­tutes a per­sonal new year, and is the ideal time to de­cide what’s next.

GEMINI MAY 20 – JUNE 20

Hav­ing been born un­der the most in­quis­i­tive sign of the zo­diac, you thrive on un­ex­pected changes and new ideas. Yet even you could be over­whelmed, mostly by what’s on its way out, of­ten with noth­ing solid or in­spir­ing in sight. Be pa­tient. This is clear­ing the way for the pow­er­ful cy­cle of per­sonal re­view and change that be­gins with Mars’ move into Gemini on the 21st.

CANCER JUNE 21 – JULY 21

This is a week of un­set­tling events and dis­cus­sions. Wor­ry­ing as that sounds, you’ll be tack­ling tricky but mi­nor is­sues, and not only put­ting them to rest but learn­ing from them. Many go back ages and you’ll re­alise there are bet­ter ways to ap­proach them and sim­i­lar sit­u­a­tions. Equally, re­sist the temp­ta­tion to fi­nalise ar­range­ments, as these changes will con­tinue.

LEO JULY 22 – AU­GUST 21

What­ever you do, each day will bring changes, some un­ex­pected. While ini­tially you’ll be ir­ri­tated, look­ing back, you’ll re­alise these were timely, if not vi­tal, break­throughs. Tempt­ing as it is to con­duct a ma­jor re­or­gan­i­sa­tion things are un­likely to come to­gether un­til af­ter the New Moon, on Wed­nes­day the 26th. Un­til then, re­gard all plans and ar­range­ments as ten­ta­tive.

VIRGO AU­GUST 22 – SEPTEM­BER 21

Telling a Virgo to for­get about anal­y­sis is like sug­gest­ing you stop breath­ing, it’s as nat­u­ral as that. How­ever, with your ruler Mer­cury ret­ro­grade un­til May 3 and the foun­da­tion on which both ex­ist­ing and new plans are based shift­ing, some­times more than once, think­ing things through will only drive you crazy. Liv­ing one day at a time may seem overly cos­mic but re­ally is the best op­tion.

LIBRA SEPTEM­BER 22 – OC­TO­BER 22

The re­cent Libra Full Moon ac­cented cer­tain in­creas­ingly un­work­able ar­range­ments, all re­quir­ing se­ri­ous dis­cus­sion, if not a to­tal re­think. While you’ll have dealt with some, others seem over­whelm­ing. Ac­tu­ally, you’re bet­ter off al­low­ing this week’s events to do the job for you. They’ll either force is­sues to the sur­face or so al­ter sit­u­a­tions it’s ob­vi­ous what’s needed.

SCORPIO OC­TO­BER 23 – NOVEM­BER 21

You pride your­self on the way you keep track of life’s twists and turns. And, equally, you’re su­perb at rein­ing in po­ten­tially dis­rup­tive changes. Ex­cept now, as you’ll be aware, cer­tain changes, some dra­matic, can’t be avoided. Wor­ry­ing as this seems, look­ing around you’ll spot others who’re strug­gling with sim­i­lar sur­prises. Iron­i­cally, what’s least wel­come ini­tially could add most to your life.

SAGITTARIUS NOVEM­BER 22 – DE­CEM­BER 20

For ages you’ve been try­ing to es­cape sit­u­a­tions that are either in­creas­ingly un­re­ward­ing or alarm­ingly re­stric­tive. Yet com­mit­ments have pre­vented you tak­ing ac­tion. Now events change ev­ery­thing, but not in the way you’d hoped. All such ar­range­ments are about the valu­able lessons you’re learn­ing from Sat­urn’s pres­ence in Sagittarius. Even­tu­ally, they’ll prove hugely help­ful.

CAPRICORN DE­CEM­BER 21 – JAN­UARY 18

Watch­ing ar­range­ments you’ve strug­gled to or­gan­ise come un­done is no fun. Yet your in­stincts are cor­rectly telling you they’ve out­lived their time. While you could strug­gle to res­ur­rect these, let them go. And soon. Only then will you have the time, and heart, to fo­cus on other, very dif­fer­ent but re­mark­ably in­trigu­ing al­liances that would take you into new ter­ri­tory.

AQUARIUS JAN­UARY 19 – FE­BRU­ARY 17

With your strong sense of jus­tice, watch­ing others speak or be­have in a man­ner that’s un­fair and re­main­ing silent isn’t easy. But there’s more to their sit­u­a­tion than you know. Be­sides, you’ve cer­tain mat­ters of your own to deal with. The prob­lem is these in­volve changes you dread. Iron­i­cally, once you ac­tu­ally be­gin the process, you’ll won­der why you were so worried about them.

PISCES FE­BRU­ARY 18 – MARCH 19

Ig­nor­ing the un­fair sit­u­a­tions others are fac­ing isn’t easy. But you’re well aware you’ve obli­ga­tions of your own, and get­ting in­volved in these dra­mas could cost you in terms of time, money and, pos­si­bly, cre­ate con­flicts in al­ready strained re­la­tion­ships. Deal with your du­ties and obli­ga­tions first, then once they’re re­solved, re­turn to those dra­mas, although you could find they’re of far less in­ter­est.

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