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