Jonathan Cainer Zodiac Forecasts



August 20 2012 to August 26 2012

Monday August 20
Square One

In mid-July, Mercury began a retrograde phase that went on until early August. Though it has been 'heading in the right direction' since then, it has only just returned to the sector of the sky that it occupied at the moment when it appeared to turn in its tracks. Mercury is the planet of communication, commerce, education and information. You don't have to be an astrologer to interpret the symbolism. If you've been held back by a process that has stalled or by a delayed plan, this week you'll get back to where you were in the first place!

Tuesday August 21
Saturn Says Relax

Dear Jonathan,
I'm a Capricorn and have just married a Libran. We met in September 2010, just after Saturn (my ruling planet) entered my husband's sign. I notice Saturn leaves Libra in October. How will that affect our relationship? Pat

Dear Pat,
All Librans will find life feels lighter once this change occurs. Your husband may become more fun to be with. You, like many Capricorns, can expect a difficult career commitment to get less onerous. You'll both be a bit more relaxed. If it influences your relationship at all it will only be in a most positive way.

Wednesday August 22
Right On Right Angle

I have been following, with fascination, the story of the Russian girl group who sang a political song in a Moscow cathedral and were subsequently sentenced to long prison terms. This aptly reflects the tone of the right angle from Uranus to Pluto; the heavenly bell that tolls seven times between 2012-2015. The theme of this alignment is 'social protest'; individuals challenging authorities and institutions. People like this, and Julian Assange, the Wikileaks founder who is now effectively a prisoner in Ecuador's London embassy are folk heroes in the making. I predict their supporters will soon vastly increase.

Thursday August 23
News From Mars

Remember the spectacular Transit of Venus that took place in early June? Around that time, I kept telling people the tale of Captain Cook. He led an expedition to Tahiti to view the transit of 1769 and found Australia on his way home. Ever since, astrologers have associated this alignment with new horizons. I was recently looking at some of those stunning pictures from Curiosity, the robot rover now exploring Mars. Mars seems an inhospitable place, a long way from the rest of the world we know. But then, once we might have said much the same about Sydney!

Friday August 24
120 Degrees of Inspiration

Mars and Saturn are no longer so easily visible in the early evening... so the sky's best sights this weekend are for early risers - or folk who go to bed very late. Just before dawn, you'll see first Jupiter, then Venus... blessing the forthcoming new day with their rays of hope and inspiration. And though neither Mars or Neptune are easy to witness, they are forming a harmonious alignment of 120 degrees this weekend; which bodes well for photographers, conjurers. poets, escapologists and athletes with imagination.

Saturday August 25
Your Week Ahead

Mars now moves into a new sector of the sky, bringing a change in the heavenly weather and a move towards more dynamic leadership from people in positions of power and authority. While there may also be more intense arguments and heated debates as opinions polarise and emotions intensify, for many of us this week marks a time when we can stop wondering about what we might start doing one day and a time when we actually start doing it! The Full Moon at the end of the week, also speaks of rediscovered passions and renewed commitments to causes and campaigns. Jonathan looks at the week ahead...

Sunday August 26
Sunday Love Forecasts

Linked from this page every Sunday, you will find the Sunday Love Forecasts. These are not 'week ahead predictions' in the usual sense. Those appear here every Saturday - and can be found, now, from the menu to the left. Week ahead forecasts cover all aspects of your week... including, when relevant, your love life. Love forecasts are only about love! If you're not interested in love at the moment, if you are interested but not unhappy or in need of something, if all your relationships are comfortable and rewarding... there may not be much for you here. But remember, 'Love' doesn't just cover romance. A love forecast may also have something to say about your family life!

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