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

Ideally you’d like to deal with set­backs swiftly. Yet those you’re cur­rently fac­ing will re­veal in­sights, lead to break­throughs or en­cour­age you to shed bur­den­some ar­range­ments. If, ini­tially, the lat­ter seems a de­feat, let­ting them go will clear the way for new, ex­cit­ing but pos­si­bly un­ex­pected ideas and of­fers. Those that seem over­whelm­ing will, ul­ti­mately, turn out to be fab­u­lous.

TAU­RUS APRIL 19 – MAY 19

Re­cent events have raised ques­tions about el­e­ments of your life, ac­tiv­i­ties and even your point of view that, on re­flec­tion, ben­e­fited from anal­y­sis. While you’ve al­ready made many changes, you’re hop­ing to avoid oth­ers. This week’s events give you hints why these changes, and those that would be even more dra­matic, will ben­e­fit you, in many ways and in nu­mer­ous ar­eas of your life.

GEM­INI MAY 20 – JUNE 20

Although you’ve learnt a huge amount about us­ing your re­sources, that is, your money, ef­forts, time and even ideas more wisely, it’s been hard work and, of­ten, dull. While, un­der­stand­ably, you’re seek­ing a lit­tle ex­cite­ment, it’ll have to wait un­til after the 20th, when the plan­e­tary fo­cus shifts to such mat­ters. Un­til then, tackle those last few te­dious but pro­duc­tive is­sues. You’ll be glad you did.

CAN­CER JUNE 21 – JULY 21

Ob­vi­ously you’d pre­fer on­go­ing and of­ten te­dious is­sues be re­solved swiftly. Yet the ground on which these are based is shift­ing, and will con­tinue to un­til after Au­gust’s two eclipses, on the 7th and 21st. So use this pe­riod to ex­am­ine, re­flect on and change old, and oc­ca­sion­ally, un­pro­duc­tive pat­terns. Think­ing about and do­ing things dif­fer­ently could en­rich you, and in many ways.

LEO JULY 22 – AU­GUST 21

Since early June, you’ve been wrestling with a range of is­sues, each of which re­quired fac­ing up to or deal­ing with a tricky sit­u­a­tion. A few re­main. Tackle them now, ideally be­fore Thurs­day when Mars’ move into Leo kick-starts a cy­cle dur­ing which you’ll ben­e­fit from what you learnt and which, bet­ter yet, pre­pares you for the break­through New Moon in your sign, on July 23.

VIRGO AU­GUST 22 – SEPTEM­BER 21

Hav­ing oth­ers de­cide for you has been in­fu­ri­at­ing but, of­ten, they’ve been wise, clever or taken you into new, sur­pris­ing yet re­ward­ing ter­ri­tory. Bet­ter yet, this is en­cour­ag­ing you to be more in­quis­i­tive about un­fa­mil­iar or, oc­ca­sion­ally, in­tim­i­dat­ing places, peo­ple and of­fers. Things will be­gin com­ing to­gether this week, yet any re­main­ing changes will in­tro­duce even more ex­cit­ing re­sults.

LI­BRA SEPTEM­BER 22 – OC­TO­BER 22

Although you’re in­quis­i­tive and en­joy learn­ing about changes in the world around you and oth­ers’ ac­tiv­i­ties, when it’s you, ideally, you’ll make a plan and stick to it. Yet with your ruler Venus ac­cent­ing new ideas, even seem­ingly sim­ple plans will re­shape them­selves, and frus­trat­ingly of­ten. In­stead of strug­gling to rein these in, ex­plore what’s on of­fer. You’ll be sur­prised, and de­lighted.

SCOR­PIO OC­TO­BER 23 – NOVEM­BER 21

Ideally, changes are agreed after ex­ten­sive thought. Yet the re­cent swift pace has meant ei­ther oth­ers or des­tiny it­self has made de­ci­sions for you. While chal­leng­ing ini­tially, you’re recog­nis­ing these as break­throughs. The pace only in­creases with Au­gust’s two eclipses on the 7th and 21st shak­ing things up. Know­ing that, fo­cus on go­ing with the flow. You might even en­joy those changes.

SAGITTARIUS NOVEM­BER 22 – DE­CEM­BER 20

Over the past weeks, you’ve faced, dealt with and you’ve learnt from a range of ex­pe­ri­ences, some chal­leng­ing. While a few re­main, Thurs­day’s New Moon shifts your fo­cus to changes in gen­eral, and es­pe­cially the prac­ti­cal and fi­nan­cial mat­ters you’ve had on your mind. Many are now ur­gent. While some are clear cut, oth­ers will re­quire quick think­ing, com­bined with a clever so­lu­tion.

CAPRI­CORN DE­CEM­BER 21 – JAN­UARY 18

De­spite your tal­ent for plan­ning thor­oughly, even you won’t have an­tic­i­pated this week’s twists and turns. Un­set­tling as they’ll seem, they’re forc­ing you to al­ter long­stand­ing habits, views and, pos­si­bly, re­view your fu­ture plans. Ini­tially this will seem a nui­sance but you’ve no choice. Be­sides, within days, you’ll re­alise even far reach­ing changes are giv­ing you a chance to ex­plore new of­fers.

AQUAR­IUS JAN­UARY 19 – FE­BRU­ARY 17

The ob­sta­cles you’re fac­ing are about sub­stan­tially al­ter­ing cer­tain fa­mil­iar ar­range­ments. But first, you’ll have to an­a­lyse them, then con­sider what should come next. Some are so much a part of your life, you rarely think about them. That be­ing the case, be ready to ask a lot of ques­tions. What you learn will en­cour­age you to re­think these el­e­ments of your life you’ve re­garded as un­chang­ing.

PISCES FE­BRU­ARY 18 – MARCH 19

The most chal­leng­ing el­e­ment of this com­plex pe­riod isn’t the per­plex­ing sit­u­a­tions you’re fac­ing but ac­knowl­edg­ing that, in most cases, there’s no ideal so­lu­tion. That’s partly be­cause with so much in flux, you can deal only with the events of the com­ing weeks, no more. So fo­cus on these, then do what you can. That ac­com­plished, stop and en­joy life’s joys for what they have to of­fer.

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