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

Hav­ing only re­cently clashed with others over who’s in charge of de­ci­sions at home or in your work­ing life, you’re be­ing un­usu­ally at­ten­tive to the way plans are or­gan­ised. Still, you’re deal­ing with some­body who re­gards be­ing un­der­hand as or­di­nary. Know­ing that, care­fully de­tail, and per­haps even write out, any agree­ments. This may be te­dious but it en­sures there’ll be no con­fu­sion later.

TAURUS APRIL 19 – MAY 19

It’s not that you’ve been se­cre­tive as much as you’ve mis­tak­enly as­sumed others have kept up with re­cent de­vel­op­ments. Even a sim­ple ex­change of ideas will re­veal how ill-in­formed they are, which, in turn, means you must ed­u­cate them, but as diplo­mat­i­cally as pos­si­ble. While this will re­quire a Taurus-style charm of­fen­sive, and a lot of pa­tience com­bined with tact, it will be worth the ef­fort.

GEMINI MAY 20 – JUNE 20

Be­tween the cur­rent pow­er­ful plan­e­tary fo­cus in the wise use of your re­sources, which ac­cents ev­ery­thing from your ideas and con­tacts to your money, and to­day’s emo­tion­ally unset­tling Full Moon, you’re wrestling with a num­ber of is­sues. Ur­gent as these seem, for now, fo­cus on talk­ing over your plans with those who mat­ter. Ev­ery­thing else can wait.

CAN­CER JUNE 21 – JULY 21

When you first de­cided to side­step per­plex­ing is­sues, they weren’t that vi­tal but, even more, you had no idea how to deal with them. Now, not only are these mat­ters com­mon knowl­edge, there’s con­sid­er­able con­fu­sion about facts ver­sus false­hoods. While rais­ing these won’t be easy, it’s bet­ter than tak­ing a chance others will be­lieve some of the tall tales be­ing told by cer­tain in­di­vid­u­als.

LEO JULY 22 – AU­GUST 21

Ac­knowl­edg­ing that, as much as you care about cer­tain sit­u­a­tions and the in­di­vid­u­als in­volved, you’ve lit­tle con­trol isn’t easy for you, as a proud Leo. Yet this also frees you to back off, and ei­ther al­low those who can take the reins to do so or, and this may be best, recog­nise that there are times when you must leave mat­ters in the hands of destiny.

VIRGO AU­GUST 22 – SEPTEM­BER 21

Be­tween your ruler Mer­cury po­si­tioned in the most strate­gic por­tion of your chart, and Sun­day’s Full Moon rous­ing vul­ner­a­ble feel­ings about re­la­tions with fam­ily, friends or loved ones, you’re un­sure what to do. In ev­ery case, the an­swer is to bide your time and in­stead wait and watch. What you learn will an­swer nu­mer­ous ques­tions and, bet­ter yet, guide you to your next step.

LIBRA SEPTEM­BER 22 – OC­TO­BER 22

While you de­light in hear­ing about what others are dis­cov­er­ing, you’ve felt uneasy about ex­plor­ing even mi­nor changes. But with a grow­ing em­pha­sis on new ideas, places and people and Sun­day’s Full Moon ac­cent­ing the need to re­think your life, the time has come to con­sider your op­tions. Although you won’t com­mit to any­thing right away, what you learn will be in­spir­ing.

SCORPIO OC­TO­BER 23 – NOVEM­BER 21

Since mid-June you’ve been fac­ing a com­bi­na­tion of sit­u­a­tions and, of­ten, people, all of which have threat­ened to take over some por­tion of your life. While, you’ve fought these off, you’re be­gin­ning to recog­nise that what, only weeks ago, seemed totally un­wise may ac­tu­ally be a good idea. Iron­i­cally, you’re wel­com­ing events that are forc­ing you to give these se­ri­ous time and thought.

SAGITTARIUS NOVEM­BER 22 – DE­CEM­BER 20

Few things ir­ri­tate you more than those who seem to think be­hind the scenes ma­noeu­vres give them more con­trol and keep others, in­clud­ing you, from know­ing what’s go­ing on. Tempt­ing as it is to con­front the in­di­vid­u­als in ques­tion, bide your time. Within days they’ll re­alise they don’t know as much as they thought, and will be forced by events to ask for your ad­vice.

CAPRICORN DE­CEM­BER 21 – JAN­UARY 18

As a down to earth Capricorn, you’re usu­ally able to rein in the height­ened feel­ings trig­gered by each month’s Full Moon. But be­cause Sun­day’s is in your sign, the odds are good you’ve been wrestling with both your own doubts and un­spo­ken feel­ings, of both love and is­sues that in­volve others. Chal­leng­ing as dis­cussing these openly may be, ul­ti­mately, you’ll be glad you did.

AQUARIUS JAN­UARY 19 – FE­BRU­ARY 17

The last thing you’re in the mood for is re­as­sur­ing others while they strug­gle with dra­mas that, you think, would be re­garded as break­throughs, ones you’d rather en­joy ex­plor­ing. While you’ll be tempted to tell them that now, ob­vi­ously, you’d re­gret it. But, bizarrely, wait un­til mid-month, and they’ll not only see your point, to your de­light, they’ll ask you to get in­volved.

PISCES FE­BRU­ARY 18 – MARCH 19

You’ve faced a se­ries of weeks dur­ing which you’ve wit­nessed once-prized el­e­ments of your life, ac­tiv­i­ties or al­liances come un­done, and of­ten with­out good rea­son. Now, how­ever, you re­alise these so-called losses were ac­tu­ally clear­ing the way for the new, and of­ten rather thrilling ideas cur­rently com­ing your way. Promis­ing as these are, don’t agree too soon. There’s more yet to ap­pear. 13

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