Today begins the reign of the Leo who is “venturing into the unknown.” Read on for astrologer Shelley von Strunckel’s take on what the week has in store for you.
March 20 – April 18
Tempting as it is to find a quick fix for certain persistent or complex issues, you’d soon regret it. Deal with these in depth and you’ll not only leave them behind, what you learn will hone your thinking about decisions in a range of upcoming matters. Some are merely ideas, others are more serious offers. They’ll all shape your future, a few for years to come.
April 19 – May 19
Unsettling and, often, inconvenient as last minute changes in existing plans or developments may be, at least explore them. Some will free you from restrictive alliances or arrangements you feared you’d just have to live with. But it’s those that will take you into new territory, in terms of people, activities or goals that will have the most lasting, and positive, influence on your life.
May 20 – June 19
As a Gemini, your trademark inquisitiveness is one of your greatest charms and strengths. Yet you’ve written off certain people and pursuits as being so deadly dull or restrictive you’ll avoid them, no matter what. Continue that way now and you’ll soon regret it. Bizarre as saying yes to everything seems, doing so ensures you don’t refuse the miraculous ideas or offers soon to come your way.
June 20 – July 21
Several of the practical, business or financial matters currently worrying you are nothing new, yet you’ve been unable to resolve them. Others are more recent but as perplexing. Just when you’re ready to give up, sudden events clear the way to unexpected but sensible solutions. True, they’d mean overcoming certain familiar fears or negative feelings about certain individuals. You can do it. And will never regret it.
July 22 – August 21
Since early July you’ve faced unsettling events and, often, unwelcome changes. Yet now that you’re viewing these in retrospect, you realize that what seemed most upsetting were actually breakthroughs, if in disguise. Remember this and you’ll be more welcoming to developments in the run up to the Leo New Moon on 2 August. Here, too, it’s about venturing into the unknown, not sticking with the familiar.
August 22 – September 21
Obviously, being cornered into making decisions when you’re short of facts or getting involved in arrangements that are poorly organized is worrying. Yet, with both your ruler Mercury and Venus, which accents money and close alliances, moving into Virgo between now and early August, you’ll be able to turn those around. Often, in fact, you’ll do it so swiftly that you’ll be impressed by your cleverness.
September 22 – October 21
Although you’re always interested to meet new people and hear about new ideas, actually making plans is another matter entirely. However, the current superb planetary activity involving the inventive Uranus suggests even seemingly bizarre events are worth taking seriously. While you may not spot how they’d fit right away, the process of exploring them will be as rewarding as the arrangements that, ultimately, you make.
October 22 – November 20
For ages you’ve been conscious certain longstanding arrangements weren’t working, but didn’t know how to kick-start the necessary changes. Between now and mid-August a series of events make it clear how even seemingly impossible difficulties can be remedied and, as much, what must change, or go. Complex as some of this seems, you’ll feel bizarrely confident it will all work out brilliantly. Which it will.
November 21 – December 20
Usually you’re the first to get involved in new ideas, plans or ventures. If your instincts are positive, you’ll plunge in without asking a single question. After the tricky past few weeks, however, that seems risky. Your real challenge is being willing to let go of certain arrangements, some longstanding, others deeply meaningful. Saying farewell is vital if you’re to clear the way for what’s next.
December 21 – January 19
After a powerful and often demanding period of questioning, your mind’s clearer about which elements of your life work and where changes are necessary. Challenging as this might be, you’re ready. So when events very different from any you’d conceived arise, and are as uncomplicated as they’d be worthwhile, you worry you’re missing something. It seems too easy. For once, things really are that good.
January 20 – February 18
Nobody’s better at dealing with permanently uptight individuals and, equally, tricky situations. Between your gift for viewing matters philosophically and the clever solutions you devise, recently you’ve sidestepped numerous disasters. However, you could use a break. This week you get it. Still, you’ll have to cope with various uncertainties until mid-August’s pivotal Aquarius Full Moon. By then both your own priorities and plans will be much clearer.
February 19 – March 19
Ordinarily you’d feel terrible if you confronted those individuals who’ve almost made a career of suffering. But suddenly you’ve had enough, and say exactly that. This is perfect timing. First, because somebody needed to speak up. And, second, you are rightly drawing a line. While you’ll happily help those who’re making an effort, you’re finished with those who aren’t. And if that upsets anybody, too bad.