Jonathan Cainer Zodiac Forecasts

March 20th to March 26th 2006

MONDAY March 20
End of the astrological year - Eric Francis Guest Astrologer

Eric writes: Today marks the end of the astrological year, which stretches from the first day of Aries to the last day of Pisces. Tomorrow is the day we think of as being the one when dark and light are equal, and night and day are the same length throughout the world: the vernal equinox. This phenomenon actually lasts about a week. Since Saturday, the Sun has been hanging around zero degrees of declination, where it will remain until Wednesday. For most of today, the Sun is lingering in the last degree of Pisces, one of those mystical parts of the zodiac. All this adds up to a time when visioning means more than usual. The cosmos is like a theatre with perfectly tuned acoustics. You don't need to speak loudly - you just need to speak clearly.

TUESDAY March 21
Celestial phenomena comment - Eric Francis Guest Astrologer

Eric writes: Yesterday I described the cosmos as a theatre with perfectly tuned acoustics. I know that not everyone can feel celestial phenomena, but I believe that anyone who wants to can learn. The best way to do that is through experience. That means experimenting. Bringing a little reverence to the game can help, but the cosmos feels more like a child than an adult. So if you show up with sincerity, curiosity and a willingness to see what happens over time, you can explore. I suggest you use the theme of balancing out. Name a couple of areas in your life where you want to put yourself back into equilibrium. Set the intention clearly. Listen for instructions about what to do. Then check back on the project in about one month.

Sun in Aries

As is often the case when you return home after a break, you can see things that are not so obvious when you're always around. As I look around the 'fort' that Eric Francis has just held so well, I'm aware of how many signs feel besieged by the need to perform a delicate balancing act. This is linked to the fact that the days and nights are now of equal length. The Sun, though, has entered decisive Aries and the astrological new year has begun. If you're wrestling with a tricky choice, you'll find much gets easier soon.

Stars in different places email

Hi Jonathan,
I was surprised to learn that your forecasts also appear in other countries. How can that be? Surely, the stars are in different positions when seen from different places around the globe? Linda

Dear Linda,
The sky does look different in different places. You can't, for example, see the Southern Cross from the Northern hemisphere. The Sun and Moon, though, are visible all over the world. They, along with the planets on whose movements I base my predictions, travel along a path called 'the ecliptic'. This looks exactly the same, no matter where you view it from.

FRIDAY March 24
Different forecasts email

Dear Jonathan,
I'm a Virgo and I love astrology. My Leo partner, though, wants to know why, when he reads his forecast in two publications, they will each say something different. Thanks,

Dear Mags,
We astrologers all study the same sky. Though we are bound to see (or say) things differently every so often, we agree with each other more often than you might think. I suspect there's another reason why your partner doubts astrology. While Virgos enjoy exploring what they have in common with other Virgos, Leos hate to feel they are anything other than unique!

No Thought for the Day

SUNDAY March 26
Rotation of the earth and eclipse comment

Your Week Ahead:

To an astrologer, the sky is a clock and the planets are its hands. By reading these we can use, detect and predict the subtle, secret rhythms of nature. Once, we were all naturally in tune with these patterns - but many centuries ago we abandoned our intuitive connection and invented the artificial timepieces that dominate our lives today. These assume that there are exactly 24 hours in a day. The earth though, rotates every 23 hours 56 minutes. This means we are never quite in synch with the proper rhythms of day and night. We put ourselves even further into a spin by our strange custom of suddenly adding (or subtracting) an entire hour from a day. Tonight, millions of us will once again comply with this bizarre ritual. On Wednesday morning though, as if in a deliberate effort to chastise us for this clumsy folly, the Sun and Moon will form a glorious, graceful, auspicious and timeless eclipse.


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