Shelley von Strunckel, one of the world’s top astrologers, writes a weekly forecast for Friday
Your stars for the week ahead.
ARIES MARCH 20 – APRIL 18
As an Aries, stability’s important, but you thrive on change, especially if it’s cutting-edge. This is what’s coming your way during May’s second half. While you’ll respond to even sudden events with curiosity, if not enthusiasm, not everybody will. Consequently, your major obstacle could be convincing others to break away from familiar arrangements. Persist. Eventually you’ll win them over.
TAURUS APRIL 19 – MAY 19
Often, during May’s first half, decisions were made for you, by others or perhaps by destiny. While worrying, these broadened your horizons wonderfully. Now, finally, you’re in a position to explore these. Do so, aware their foundation is shifting for the better. For now, discuss what interests you and ask others what excites them. Gradually you’ll decide what to pursue, but there’s no rush.
GEMINI MAY 20 – JUNE 20
Planning ahead is a virtue but judging by the coming two weeks’ planetary activity, what’s least expected could be a springboard to something amazing or lead you into unfamiliar territory. However, since the swift pace prevents making lasting plans, view all arrangements as an experiment. Initially others will complain but they’ll soon join you in exploring these exciting developments.
CANCER JUNE 21 – JULY 21
While events are turning elements of your life upside down, your instincts reassure you these are muchneeded breakthroughs, if in disguise. With changes continuing until late May, you need only show interest, not finalise anything. Knowing that, explore even far-out ideas or offers, and for now consider every option. Plans will come together, but probably not until well into June.
LEO JULY 22 – AUGUST 21
Several elements of your life are in transition. Events are unsettling but also promising, so much so you’re actually viewing this as an adventure. That’s ideal, especially because what you do and who you meet could be unexpected yet add something wonderful to your life. Since it’s too early to commit, explore far more than you can realistically do. Later you’ll narrow your focus.
VIRGO AUGUST 22 – SEPTEMBER 21
Events may seem random, but they’re all about breakthroughs. Once that’s clear, you’ll do something out of character and regard each day and what it brings as one more piece of a puzzle that will come together, but slowly. This gives you a chance to learn and, even more, consider whether it’s time certain familiar elements of your life change or, in some cases, come to an end.
LIBRA SEPTEMBER 22 – OCTOBER 22
You’re by no means a control freak. Still, you question leaving crucial decisions entirely up to others. Actually, with powerful planetary activity between now and the end of May shaping events and what’s being discussed, there’s no rush. Instead, focus on resolving persistent issues and exploring solutions. You might even find yourself rethinking the role of certain individuals in your life.
SCORPIO OCTOBER 23 – NOVEMBER 21
Exciting as ideas or offers are, they’d involve changes more dramatic than you’re happy with. Your concern is understandable, but you’ve been shoring up certain arrangements or alliances for too long, and they need to change or, possibly, became history. Take a chance. Your life would be less complicated and you’d be free to explore recent developments without wondering how you’d fit them in.
SAGITTARIUS NOVEMBER 22 – DECEMBER 20
For ages there’s been talk of exciting developments that would alter your way of living, loving or certain cherished pursuits. Now they’re happening and you’re as anxious as you are thrilled. These involve big changes or a deep commitment. Yet you must plunge in, and now. Only once you’re in the midst of it all will you realise how much you’ll benefit, and in just how many ways.
CAPRICORN DECEMBER 21 – JANUARY 18
Thrilling as what’s taking place is, decisions aren’t up to you. Once you acknowledge that, the worries you’re struggling with will vanish. The real problem is that events are taking you into new territory, personally or emotionally, which in turn means you’re not in control. Still, judging by what you already know, and will learn over the coming week, you’ve nothing to worry about.
AQUARIUS JANUARY 19 – FEBRUARY 17
For ages there’s been talk of exciting changes but, thus far, little has surfaced. Now, suddenly, everything’s coming together, and the pace is swifter and events more dramatic than you’d imagined possible. While unsettling, the momentum prevents you or others from allowing second thoughts to slow the process. The timing is ideal, as you’ll quickly discover.
PISCES FEBRUARY 18 – MARCH 19
You’ve probably already been through several versions of the dramatic and ultimately thrilling events taking place. But those were rehearsals for the life-changing developments that will be unfolding between now and late May. Chaotic as each day seems, gradually things will come together. Deal with each day’s events as they appear and, soon, it will all be settled.