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

Af­ter weeks of jug­gling obli­ga­tions to fam­ily, loved ones or more worldly com­mit­ments, you’ve done won­ders. But you need a break. Now that the Sun and your ruler Mars have moved to ac­cent love and life’s plea­sures, you’re fo­cus­ing on ex­actly that. And, bet­ter yet, you’ve achieved so much over the past month or so, you can truly re­lax and en­joy the fruits of your labours.

TAURUS APRIL 19 – MAY 19

While the cur­rent ten­sions don’t in­volve you di­rectly, they’re still wor­ry­ing. Mainly be­cause no­body’s say­ing much, there’s con­sid­er­able con­fu­sion. Don’t ask ques­tions. The pow­er­ful eclipsed Full Moon on the 7th will force both facts and every­body’s feel­ings about these mat­ters out in the open. Af­ter that, dis­cus­sions will be frank and fre­quent it’s im­pos­si­ble to hide any­thing.

GEMINI MAY 20 – JUNE 20

Chat­ting with those in the world around you about ex­ist­ing and fu­ture plans and, more im­por­tantly, what you’re op­ti­mistic about and what wor­ries you is easy. Dis­cussing these mat­ters with those clos­est – fam­ily or col­leagues – is more chal­leng­ing, mostly be­cause they’ve heard all your con­cerns, and in de­tail. De­spite that, they know and un­der­stand you, and noth­ing is more im­por­tant than that.

CAN­CER JUNE 21 – JULY 21

Once you ac­cept the fact that there’s no avoid­ing cer­tain is­sues in­volv­ing close ones, you’ll en­cour­age them to or­gan­ise their thoughts and stand up for them­selves. How­ever, stop there, as these re­ally are theirs to re­solve. Mean­while, you’ve cer­tainly more per­sonal dra­mas, in­volv­ing some­body who owes you, to deal with. They’ve be­come press­ing. Make tack­ling these your top pri­or­ity.

LEO JULY 22 – AU­GUST 21

It wouldn’t be sur­pris­ing if you’re still think­ing about both the changes that took place and the ideas that arose around the time of the Leo New Moon on July 23rd. While, or­di­nar­ily, you’d re­view your op­tions, make de­ci­sions then take ac­tion, things are too un­set­tled to com­mit to any­thing. With Au­gust’s two eclipses shak­ing things up, make plans, but en­sure they’re flex­i­ble.

VIRGO AU­GUST 22 – SEPTEM­BER 21

Once you un­der­stand that, no mat­ter how thor­oughly you ex­plain your ideas to others, there’s no guar­an­tee they’ll lis­ten to you, ev­ery­thing else will make sense. You’re in a tricky pe­riod dur­ing which, for rea­sons of loy­alty, diplo­macy or prac­ti­cal­ity, you must leave de­ci­sions to others. While, mostly, they’re pre­pared, it’s still wor­ry­ing. Be pa­tient. Within weeks they’ll be ask­ing for your ad­vice.

LI­BRA SEPTEM­BER 22 – OC­TO­BER 22

Be­ing a Li­bra and a nat­u­ral diplo­mat, your in­stinct will be to sup­port those who’re strug­gling with chal­lenges or fac­ing un­rea­son­able in­di­vid­u­als. While, or­di­nar­ily, your guid­ance is canny, you’re far less well in­formed about the is­sues in ques­tion than you think. So of­fer emo­tional sup­port but avoid giv­ing ad­vice. By the time of Au­gust’s first eclipse, on the 7th, you’ll re­alise how wise that was.

SCORPIO OC­TO­BER 23 – NOVEM­BER 21

You’d rather say noth­ing than re­veal po­ten­tially trou­ble­some facts. That dis­cre­tion, com­bined with cau­tion in plan­ning in your life, should en­able you to avoid the dif­fi­cul­ties in­di­cated by the clash be­tween Jupiter and your ruler Pluto on Au­gust 4. Ur­gent as things seem, play it cool. By the time Au­gust’s two eclipses have taken place, you’ll have rethought plans sev­eral times, any­way.

SAGITTARIUS NOVEM­BER 22 – DE­CEM­BER 20

Be­cause your in­stinct is to ad­mit it when you get some­thing wrong, then learn from your er­rors, you wouldn’t re­gard the ma­noeu­vres of others as sus­pi­cious. But judg­ing by the cur­rent plan­e­tary setup, they’re try­ing to shift the blame to­wards some­body else, and that per­son could be you. Know­ing that, be forth­right about what you’ve said, done and your in­ten­tions. And be tough.

CAPRICORN DE­CEM­BER 21 – JAN­UARY 18

No sign is bet­ter at cre­at­ing a plan that will deal firmly with prob­lems, even of the se­ri­ous kind you’re cur­rently fac­ing, yet en­sur­ing every­body re­mains in­volved. While the tricky is­sues you’re fac­ing right now will re­quire both tact and clever ma­noeu­vring, you should be able to side­step dra­mas and, bet­ter yet, ben­e­fit from the dra­matic changes that will be a pos­i­tive out­come of this episode.

AQUARIUS JAN­UARY 19 – FE­BRU­ARY 17

The Aquarius eclipsed Full Moon, on the 7th, prom­ises to be a real turn­ing point for you. In fact, you may find you’re fi­nally in a po­si­tion to take ac­tion on cer­tain mat­ters you thought you’d just have to live with. While the out­come won’t be clear for some weeks. Your in­stincts are cor­rectly in­form­ing you this is the right mo­ment to make your move.

PISCES FE­BRU­ARY 18 – MARCH 19

Cur­rently, what you don’t say or do is far more vi­tal than what you dis­cuss or the ac­tion you take. The prob­lem is, you’re fac­ing un­cer­tain cir­cum­stances, an in­di­vid­ual who’s look­ing for some­one to blame for their er­rors, or both. Re­mov­ing your­self from the sit­u­a­tion may not be pos­si­ble, but it’s the best op­tion. In brief, let others wres­tle out is­sues, while you re­main on the side­lines.

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