Shelley von Strunckel, one of the world’s top astrologers, writes a weekly forecast for Friday
ARIES MARCH 20 – APRIL 18
Obviously, those individuals or obstacles preventing you from doing what you intend, discussing vital issues or keeping you from making progress are infuriating. However, what you learn over the next few days will be as informative as it is surprising. You’ll realise you need to rethink these. The sooner you begin, the sooner you’ll discover options you hadn’t considered.
TAURUS APRIL 19 – MAY 19
In early June you began a powerful cycle of questioning, review and, as a result of what you’ve learnt, change. While most plans have gone smoothly, a few have raised questions about your objectives. Similarly, practical issues or what you’ve learnt about certain individuals are slowing progress. This means you can rethink ideas that you’d regarded as uninteresting, if not unrealistic.
GEMINI MAY 20 – JUNE 20
Only recently, everybody was happy with both long-standing arrangements and more recent plans. Suddenly, financial issues or changes in circumstances are forcing a total rethink. This is annoying but, as you’ll soon discover, timely. Not only will you spot and deal with problems while they’re minor, you’ll realise you’ve more and better options than seemed possible only weeks ago.
CANCER JUNE 21 – JULY 21
After weeks of delays, or having to put others’ needs first, suddenly the tables are turned. Nothing, and nobody, is preventing you from focusing on certain of your own plans or projects. Still, take it slowly. Elements of the foundation have changed, so much you must either rethink your vision or plunge in, then organise things one step, and one day, at a time.
LEO JULY 22 – AUGUST 21
Sudden changes in obligations to others and plans of your own are seriously annoying. Yet, bizarrely, the resulting shake-up will either acquaint you with fascinating people or take you into unfamiliar but intriguing territory. True, you’ll have to live with that disruption for some weeks. Still, with even unsettling experiences adding to your life, now and in the future, you won’t mind.
VIRGO AUGUST 22 – SEPTEMBER 21
You often complain that it’s simply assumed you’ll take responsibility for organising plans or even making crucial decisions. But the fact is, you’re usually better informed and less influenced by emotions than others. Yet by midweek, events force everybody to get involved. While tricky initially, the resulting exchange of ideas is informative and, better yet, clears up considerable confusion.
LIBRA SEPTEMBER 22 – OCTOBER 22
There’s talk of changes in your way of living or working. While you agree certain arrangements need a rethink, the ideas seem overwhelming. However, it’s soon clear these will be joint decisions, which means you’ll benefit from the insights of those closest but may also have to compromise. Challenging as this is initially, you soon realise how much others have to offer.
SCORPIO OCTOBER 23 – NOVEMBER 21
Recently you’ve felt restless. You’ve had a need to broaden your horizons via exploring unfamiliar ideas or meeting new people. But, also, you’re feeling ready to welcome alterations in elements of your work or lifestyle that, only recently, you’d have refused even to consider. Now your instincts say the time has come, and with every step you take, you realise how right those feelings are.
SAGITTARIUS NOVEMBER 22 – DECEMBER 20
Once you understand there’s no plan, idea or decision that everybody will agree with, you see compromise is essential. While this is something you rarely do, that’s all the more reason you’ll find the process informative and the outcome worthwhile. Better yet, once you recognise because of the nature of this period, arrangements are tentative, you’ll venture into territory that you’d have avoided.
CAPRICORN DECEMBER 21 – JANUARY 18
Ordinarily you’d never commit to anything, even a minor arrangement, without being sure what’s involved. Yet between the New Moon on June 24, and the powerful Capricorn Full Moon on July 9, life’s about transition. Therefore, the more ideas you discuss and the more you explore, the better informed you’ll be when the time comes to actually make decisions in mid-July.
AQUARIUS JANUARY 19 – FEBRUARY 17
You’re still absorbed by the thrilling, if unsettling, ideas or offers that arose when Saturn superbly aligned with your ruler Uranus, a month ago, so you’re paying little attention to events that so interest others. Still, if asked for advice, delve into the situation in question. What you learn may be helpful to others now, but could prove amazingly informative for you, as well.
PISCES FEBRUARY 18 – MARCH 19
Watching arrangements you fought to organise come undone may be upsetting. However, you’ve long felt these wouldn’t last but were a trial run. Knowing that, delve into problems, not with an eye to remedying them but, rather, so you can learn how to avoid similar difficulties in the future. Then let these go, since what’s next is already taking form, and is there, on the horizon.