By John Nash
Friday, May 18, 2012

Find out what the stars have in store for you this week...

Aries (Mar 21 - Apr 19)


As Pluto, the co-ruler of Aries reaches a stationary position and prepares to go retrograde, you face a last stand with regard to a current relationship. An impasse results if an irresistible force meets an immovable object and you need to consider the wisdom of issuing an ultimatum which is sure to be rejected. Don’t sour things with an explosive confrontation. It’s only fair that the opinions of the other side are heard. Although going out with a bang may be your style, make an exception to consider a tactical withdrawal.

Taurus (Apr 20 - May 20)

Being demonstrative should top your agenda this week as your ruler Venus links up with Mars. It’s time to show you care. Give your support generously to those who doubt your commitment. Don’t be one of those people who will say anything to extricate themselves from a tight spot. You’ve wanted to show your feelings for some time now, but fear of appearing a softie has held you back. You don’t have to act the uncompromising hard man all the time. No over-the-top gestures have to be made — a hug will do!

Gemini (May 21 - June 20)

This promises to be a peculiar week as Mercury bustles about making connections with the Sun and Venus. This marks the start of a happy-go-lucky period and you’ll want to criticise others for their devil-may-care attitude. Mistakes and minor accidents will be rife and the excuses to explain a lack of attendance or attention will do the errant schoolboy proud. Don’t dismiss these out of hand, though — in even the most laughable and inventive of stories, exciting possibilities could be glimpsed. So, bring on the clowns!

Cancer (June 21 - July 22

As your ruler the Moon waxes full in Libra this week, the accent is on keeping abreast of fast-moving developments. Of all the signs in the Zodiac, you’re most in touch with the undercurrents that could rock the boat. The gift of reading trends should enable you to take advance action to pre-empt competition. Your promptness could arouse the support of those in power, leading to a successful promotion. Don’t shrink from the publicity that is likely to follow. Just this once, come out of your shell and take on a starring role!

Leo (July 23 - Aug 22)

The Sun’s radiance is energized by Mercury this week to bless the Lion with extra powers of communication. However, there may be competition for the most productive hunting grounds. If you go about things early, you should be able to mark your territory and eventually bag a good kill. You’ll need to rely on your instincts to avoid being robbed by those quick to sense the scent of blood. Good news on Tuesday will provide you with the extra energy needed to prove you’re not just a pussycat with delusions of grandeur.

Virgo (Aug 23 - Sept 22)

With quick-silver Mercury invigorated by solar power this week, the slightly charged atmosphere will allow you to express yourself most freely. However, you need to be careful not to offend anyone by being coarse or cheeky. An off-the-cuff remark could rattle someone’s cage and lead to a regretful exchange of words. Sometimes people need to be reminded of what is what and although you usually do it politely, the blunt truth can hurt fragile egos. Remember to leave out personal remarks when you have to say your piece.

Libra (Sept 23 - Oct 22)

The Moon in your own sign could lead you to re-examine your options. However, your independence is challenged by the vagaries of impressionable Venus and you could feel a lethargy of spirit. Recent events suggest the need to focus and reach a decision about moving into a different location or line of work. Reassurance from someone close that you possess the verve to make the most of diverse challenges could provide the spur you need. Just keep your balance and hold your nerve!

Scorpio (Oct 23 - Nov 21)

Your ruler Pluto’s static position warns of upheaval and resistance to change. At the same time this event presents the Scorpion with various options for regeneration. It doesn’t matter what you choose — it’s sticking with it that’s important. You enjoy challenges and are likely to face opposition whatever you do. It would be a shame to lose heart just as the planets are conspiring to reward your tenacity. All you have to do is see through what you’ve started, and you’ll reap the rewards. It’s as easy as falling off a log!

Sagittarius (Nov 22 - Dec 21)

The Moon in Jupiter this week could seriously impair the Archer’s aim and throw his arrows off-target when it comes to matters of the heart. Your usual accuracy and poise could be jeopardised as you find yourself gripped by unusual and powerful urges. You may feel a pressing need to possess an object or person no matter what the cost. Perhaps you need to take counsel before you let Cupid play havoc with your emotions. You know that you need symmetry and balance in your affairs, so make sure that both your nerves and your finances are up to bearing the strain of indulging in any romantic but clandestine flight of fancy. A furtive flirtation on-the-side can never be fulfilling.

Capricorn (Dec 22 - Jan 19)

Every passing day seems to be taking you closer and closer to an encounter you would prefer to avoid. If you can’t alter direction to avoid collision, why don’t you try changing your attitude? Why cut off your nose to spite your face by being so uncompromising especially when the Moon in balanced Libra is stressing the importance of being considerate? It seems you’re in over-assertive mode, determined to have your own way and prepared to do battle with all and sundry to achieve your aims. Yet there’s room on the road for two-way traffic. No one is standing in your way. Who would dare confront a goat with lowered horns ready to charge without provocation? Just because you are on the up, you don’t have to get above yourself.

Aquarius (Jan 20 - Feb 18)


A Libran Moon with its accent on symmetry could find eccentric Uranus and its Aquarian subjects in a bit of a dither. You seem totally unable to make a decision on an important issue. You tend to veer from one extreme to the other. Either all the options are equally promising or else all are full of flaws. There is a middle way! Remind yourself that the messages you’ve received have been mixed and the information you have is incomplete. Don’t let yourself be guided by erratic emotions - your head needs to rule your heart. In any case, there’s no rush. Take time to make a proper appraisal which should include any shifts of opinion or trends and weigh the pros and cons carefully. Act in haste and you’ll repent at leisure.

Pisces (Feb 19- Mar 20)

This week calls for delicate diplomacy or you might find yourself caught between a rock and a hard place. Be aware that any sudden move may mar the possibility of healing a rift. Try not to allow the passionate side of your nature dictate your responses to an offer of an olive branch. Focus on practical rather than emotional matters and cleansing polluted waters. A Libran Moon is the ideal time to let go of grudges and grievances that should be consigned to the past and buried. Try to initiate a friendly meeting to talk things over freely. What’s said doesn’t really matter as long as it includes your admission that you’re prepared to move on, forgive and forget!


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