Your stars for the week ahead.

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

Friday - - Contents -

ARIES MARCH 20 – APRIL 18

While there’s no avoid­ing the is­sues in­di­cated by Sun­day’s clash be­tween your ruler Mars and the ma­nip­u­la­tive Pluto, re­sist the temp­ta­tion to go to bat­tle over these im­me­di­ately. Take it slow and you’ll gain a bet­ter un­der­stand­ing of your own feel­ings, where oth­ers stand and facts you were un­aware of. This ap­proach leads to dis­cus­sions as un­ex­pected as, ul­ti­mately, they’ll be fruit­ful.

TAU­RUS APRIL 19 – MAY 19

This week’s of­ten con­tentious sit­u­a­tions are of­fer­ing an op­por­tu­nity to raise and dis­cuss cer­tain per­sis­tent prob­lems. Know­ing that, in­stead of sidestep­ping these mat­ters, ask oth­ers for their views. This will trig­ger con­ver­sa­tions that will ei­ther re­solve those prob­lems or start in­for­ma­tive con­ver­sa­tions. These could take you beyond those prob­lems into new, and worth­while, ideas and pur­suits.

GEM­INI MAY 20 – JUNE 20

The cur­rent in­tense em­pha­sis on prac­ti­cal mat­ters may have been dull, but by now you’ll have im­posed or­der on ele­ments of your life that have seemed hope­lessly out of con­trol. Next come decisions based on what you’ve learnt. But it’s not all se­ri­ous­ness. Wed­nes­day’s move by the lov­ing, charm­ing Venus into Gem­ini, takes place in time to re­mind you of life’s plea­sures.

CAN­CER JUNE 21 – JULY 21

You may al­ready have stood your ground, with oth­ers or in cer­tain tricky sit­u­a­tions, but sev­eral still need your at­ten­tion. Or, al­ter­na­tively, events could de­mand you think and act swiftly. What­ever the case, with the warrior planet Mars in Can­cer, you’ve got the best pos­si­ble back up. For now, fo­cus on stat­ing your case. Any de­tails or re­main­ing is­sues can be dealt with later.

LEO JULY 22 – AU­GUST 21

True, you some­times com­plain some peo­ple ex­pect you to deal with all sorts of de­tails and du­ties they could well han­dle. Yet, of­ten you’re re­lieved, since that en­sures things will be done right. Yet now events are forc­ing you to re­lin­quish con­trol entirely, and fo­cus on other mat­ters. Wor­ry­ing as this seems ini­tially, you’ll be amazed how much more re­laxed even pre­vi­ously tense re­la­tion­ships be­come.

VIRGO AU­GUST 22 – SEPTEM­BER 21

True, you some­times com­plain cer­tain peo­ple ex­pect you to deal with all sorts of de­tails and du­ties they could well han­dle. Yet, of­ten you’re re­lieved, since that en­sures things will be done right. Yet now events are forc­ing you to re­lin­quish con­trol entirely, and fo­cus on other mat­ters. Wor­ry­ing as this seems ini­tially, you’ll be amazed how much more re­laxed even pre­vi­ously tense re­la­tion­ships be­come.

LI­BRA SEPTEM­BER 22 – OC­TO­BER 22

Re­cently you’ve been stuck in sit­u­a­tions that, while vi­tal and pro­duc­tive, left you trapped deal­ing te­dious prac­ti­cal­i­ties. While, to your re­lief, this pat­tern breaks up mid­week, its fo­cus only shifts. While you’re still dis­cussing some of these mat­ters, you’ll now be us­ing what you’ve learnt to con­vince cer­tain pre­vi­ously un­co­op­er­a­tive in­di­vid­u­als to dis­cuss new ideas and to make much needed changes.

SCOR­PIO OC­TO­BER 23 – NOVEM­BER 21

Al­though you were born un­der one of the pow­er­ful signs of the zo­diac, you see no rea­son to re­veal that strength un­nec­es­sar­ily. You may al­ready have been aware of cer­tain ten­sions build­ing, and will have thought through, and dis­cussed the is­sues in ques­tion. Still, Sun­day’s clash be­tween Mars and your ruler Pluto gives you no op­tion but to take a firm, if not ferocious, stance.

SAGIT­TAR­IUS NOVEM­BER 22 – DE­CEM­BER 20

Of­ten you’re able to side­step po­ten­tial clashes by rais­ing the is­sues in ques­tion in a ca­sual man­ner. But with things mov­ing swiftly and cir­cum­stances spring­ing up sud­denly, you’ll have lit­tle choice but to think and act quickly. While cer­tain wor­ri­ers might ob­ject now, they’ll soon re­alise the mea­sures you took deal with prob­lems were far more ef­fi­cient than they’d con­ceived pos­si­ble.

CAPRI­CORN DE­CEM­BER 21 – JAN­UARY 18

You’ve al­ready sensed changes are com­ing. Now, they ap­pear, first as pow­er­ful in­sights and dra­mas, many emo­tional. Ini­tially, fo­cus on ex­plor­ing your op­tions. Still, avoid fi­nal­is­ing decisions, sim­ply be­cause the plan­e­tary events prompt­ing these, the Capri­corn Full Moon, isn’t un­til June 9, the Sun’s clash with Pluto, is a day later, on the 10th, which means yet more ex­cite­ment is head­ing your way.

AQUAR­IUS JAN­UARY 19 – FE­BRU­ARY 17

If ever there was a time to choose your bat­tles, it’s now. While cer­tain sit­u­a­tions seem press­ing, that’s mostly be­cause of is­sues that don’t di­rectly in­volve you but, rather, have to do with those you care about. Give them ad­vice, then with­draw, al­low­ing them to pro­ceed with­out fur­ther dis­cus­sion with you. This will avoid ten­sions now but also side­steps po­ten­tially more se­ri­ous clashes later.

PISCES FE­BRU­ARY 18 – MARCH 19

Deal­ing with those who de­mand firm com­mit­ments in sit­u­a­tions can be ex­haust­ing dur­ing un­com­pli­cated pe­ri­ods, but is se­ri­ously tricky now, while there’s so much in flux. Yet, bizarrely, be­ing forced to an­a­lyse these mat­ters in suf­fi­cient depth to make any sort of prom­ise proves amaz­ingly in­for­ma­tive and gets you think­ing about your pri­or­i­ties now, just when you’ll soon have decisions to make.

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