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.

LIBRA SEPTEM­BER 23 – OC­TO­BER 22

There’s a rea­son you’re known as the diplo­mat of the zo­diac, and that skill means you rarely need to con­front oth­ers. Yet, as you’re dis­cov­er­ing, with cer­tain im­pos­si­ble in­di­vid­u­als, you’ve no op­tion. While, or­di­nar­ily you’d strug­gle with this, you’re so ex­as­per­ated that you’re feel­ing short-tem­pered your­self. Enough, you’ll eas­ily force oth­ers to re­alise they’ll need to stop be­ing so self­ish, and get their act to­gether.

SCORPIO OC­TO­BER 23 – NOVEM­BER 21

For weeks, you’ve been un­able to men­tion cer­tain is­sues or con­front oth­ers about their ques­tion­able words or ac­tions. How­ever, now that the planet of ideas and ex­pres­sion, Mer­cury, is in Scorpio, your mind is clearer. Bet­ter yet, you’re more con­fi­dent about be­ing able to state your case. Still, do some se­ri­ous in­ves­ti­ga­tion first. What you learn could mean re­think­ing cer­tain views you’ve re­garded as un­chang­ing.

SAGIT­TAR­IUS NOVEM­BER 22 – DE­CEM­BER 20

You’re about to be­gin one of the most ex­cit­ing pe­ri­ods in years. In early Novem­ber, your ruler Jupiter ac­tu­ally moves into Sagit­tar­ius, which brings both your own past ef­forts and sheer good for­tune to­gether. But that’s then, which means now it’s time to de­clut­ter your life, your plans, com­mit­ments and even your dreams. Let go of what­ever might hold you back, so you can fly.

CAPRICORN DE­CEM­BER 21 – JAN­UARY 19

Bal­anc­ing what you must do with life’s plea­sures is al­ways a chal­lenge. Now, how­ever, you’re fac­ing sev­eral com­plex is­sues. Still, they need se­ri­ous anal­y­sis, then an ac­tion plan. The real prob­lem is that you’re sidelin­ing the peo­ple and ac­tiv­i­ties you en­joy un­til these du­ties are set­tled, which could take ages. The se­cret? Bal­ance. Deal with a lit­tle of each ev­ery day, and the rest will fall into place.

AQUARIUS JAN­UARY 20 – FE­BRU­ARY 17

Over the past sev­eral weeks you’ve faced a se­ries of chal­leng­ing yet in­for­ma­tive dilem­mas. While, ini­tially they puz­zled you, it’s now clear they’re about broad­en­ing your hori­zons by go­ing to new places and broad­en­ing your cir­cle, so­cially or at work. If you’ve been do­ing this, you’ll re­alise why it’s vi­tal. And if not, get go­ing. You’ll soon be cel­e­brat­ing the new ex­cite­ment in your life.

PISCES FE­BRU­ARY 18 – MARCH 19

Yet again, some­body is try­ing to con­vince you they can’t sur­vive without your time, money, help or love. While your com­pas­sion­ate na­ture is a virtue, as a Pisces, the cur­rent plan­e­tary setup ac­cents the need to be both clear-minded about the sit­u­a­tion of such in­di­vid­u­als and, equally, be­ing will­ing to back off, and to clearly state that res­cu­ing them from their dra­mas isn’t your job.

ARIES MARCH 20 – APRIL 19

Usu­ally, frank dis­cus­sions lead to tack­ling is­sues and, within a short time, last­ing so­lu­tions. Then there are weeks like this one, when even mi­nor mis­un­der­stand­ings take ages to un­der­stand and even longer to deal with. Judg­ing by the cur­rent tricky plan­e­tary setup, ev­ery­body’s strug­gling with sim­i­lar mat­ters. Take things slowly. This may be out of char­ac­ter, but it’s re­ally the only so­lu­tion.

TAU­RUS APRIL 20 – MAY 20

If there’s a sin­gle prob­lem you’ll want to tackle this week, it’s cer­tain un­spo­ken is­sues. Ei­ther you were un­aware of their sig­nif­i­cance or, pos­si­bly, hoped by ig­nor­ing them, you could avoid te­dious dra­mas. Dull as these seem, they’re linked to sev­eral on­go­ing dilem­mas, and in tack­ling these, you’ll be­gin the process of un­tan­gling those more com­plex mat­ters too, which would be a real relief.

GEMINI MAY 21 – JUNE 20

As a Gemini, you’ve a tal­ent for say­ing the right thing and, in the process, charm­ing even very dif­fi­cult in­di­vid­u­als. That’s ex­actly what you’ll be fo­cus­ing on now. The trick is to avoid mak­ing ex­cuses but, in­stead, to get them in­volved in the prob­lem-solv­ing process. They’ll be sur­pris­ingly ea­ger to help and, bet­ter yet, once they’re in­volved, they’ll un­der­stand the chal­lenges you’ve been fac­ing.

CAN­CER JUNE 21 – JULY 21

Watch­ing oth­ers wres­tle with dif­fi­cult peo­ple or un­fair sit­u­a­tions is never easy. But at the mo­ment you need to steel your­self from be­ing swayed by emo­tions, yours or oth­ers’, and ex­am­ine the prac­ti­cal side of things. Fo­cus­ing on that will en­able you to deal with those more straight­for­ward prob­lems, which alone will boost ev­ery­body’s spir­its. And the rest, for now, can and should wait.

LEO JULY 22 – AU­GUST 22

For ages you’ve been try­ing to find a way you can rem­edy the grow­ing im­bal­ance in cer­tain ar­eas of your life. Now, sud­denly, a range of com­plex but strictly prac­ti­cal is­sues are giv­ing you the per­fect ex­cuse. Waste no time on dis­cus­sion, es­pe­cially with those who’d turn these into a drama. Once you know what you need to do, do it. It’s that sim­ple.

VIRGO AU­GUST 23 – SEPTEM­BER 22

By no means do you mind ar­gu­ments. In fact, long ago you dis­cov­ered they do won­ders to clear the air. It’s just that cer­tain sit­u­a­tions are so tense that you’re wary of even rais­ing is­sues, and re­luc­tant to probe for in­for­ma­tion. The trick? Take it slowly, recog­nis­ing oth­ers aren’t nec­es­sar­ily clear on the facts. Mostly, recog­nise this isn’t a race, it is, rather, a slow-paced jour­ney.

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