Your love horoscope for the week is here, commencing June 5th 2021

Astrologer Oscar Cainer lays out your weekly love horoscope for the week of Saturday, June 5th to Friday, June 11th.

It has been a long time since I last watched the Moon obscure the Sun from my own home; and perhaps longer since the world was in such dire need of a sign of hope. This week, the light of the partial Solar Eclipse helps us discover innovative ways to navigate out of the pervasive fog that has been obscuring our lives recently.

And, since the Mars/Pluto link urges us to act on impulse, it also ensures a sense of agency. Channelled correctly, the energy can inspire powerful transformation.

Any graphic artist or typographer will tell you that the spaces they leave in their poster designs are just as important as any brushstroke or the type itself. Too little, and the images appear scrunched up and the words become almost illegible. Too much, and the essential message appears lost in a sea of white. Everything – and everyone – needs space to breathe. Don’t let anyone cramp your style this week. The upcoming Solar Eclipse, together with your ruler changing signs, indicate that you can get an important message across.

Cheddar cheese and pickle. A Vincent motorcycle. Just two of Ian Dury’s ‘Reasons To Be Cheerful’. The diverse list includes ‘nanny goats, being rather silly, the juice of a carrot… and a little drop of claret’. His glorious song was subtitled ‘Part 3’, a suggestion of limitless lists of sources of happiness. If you’ve been finding it hard to discover reasons to be cheerful recently, you’re not alone. Fortunately, the cosmos brings help your way. This week’s Eclipse is a turning point. You’ll soon be able to create your own Parts 4 and 5!

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If you’re a fan of TV’s Masterchef, you won’t fail to be amazed by the variety of meals the contestants produce from the same set of ingredients. There seems to be no limit to the ways a humble potato can be prepared! We all start life with much the same latent potential. We can all be kind. We all appreciate gentleness and laughter. If things have gone slightly off-track in your life recently, this week, the Solar Eclipse provides you with a new recipe book. You can find innovative ways to make the best of your ingredients.

Have you ever played with a ‘dexterity puzzle’? A picture is broken up into small squares and you have to slide the pieces into place one by one to form the image. The problem comes when the empty square is in the opposite corner to where you need it to be. Familiar? There’s much that you want to achieve, but you can’t make a move until a chain of linked events occurs. This week, the Solar Eclipse brings a spark of innovative energy that will enable you to form a coherent plan and formulate a perfect strategy.

You want to know about ‘right timing’. You know what you want to do; and who you’d like to impress or please. But you’ve been uncharacteristically wary about taking the first step. The good news, is that this phase of uncertainty is coming to an end. When is the right time to act? Well, just after a Solar Eclipse would be ideal. And if Mars, the planet of passion, energy and action were to move into your sign soon after, it would be even more perfect. It looks like this is your week then! Trust your instincts. You know what to do!

Imagine a new-build house or flat. You’ve been given the keys and all the paint, wallpaper and furniture you need. It’s yours to do with as you wish. Or perhaps you dream of a garden you can shape to your own design. A clean slate; a fresh start. These aren’t unattainable dreams this Solar Eclipse week. Once in a while the cosmos bestows a kind of carte blanche, where you can make an impact without being held back by convention, history or personal baggage. Here comes a chance to make a real difference. Seize it.

I don’t like to fall back on stereotypes, but have you been taking too long to make up your mind about the next step on your journey? Although indecision is a Libran trait, it has an upside; it might take you a while, but when you make a decision, you’re almost always right! Recently, you’ve been so daunted by one issue that you’ve got bogged down in something trivial; like rearranging your bookshelves in alphabetical order (or something of equal importance)! The Solar Eclipse gives you the courage to make your move.

A certain person, who should know better, has been overstepping the mark. We’ve all had a tough time recently, and, now that the restrictions are being relaxed, it’s natural that we’re trying to get our lives back on track. But when someone’s trying to get more than their fair share of what’s on offer, they need a wise head (like yours) to bring them gently down to earth. Subtlety is called for. Then, as your ruler, Mars, moves into a new home, you’ll be free to take hold of an exciting opportunity. It’s your time to shine.

One of the tricks used In the making of The Lord Of The Rings involved shooting scenes in an ‘Ames room’. The walls of the film set were constructed in such a way that an optical illusion allowed two similarly sized actors to appear to be very different heights. This clever process enabled the scenes between tall Gandalf and the tiny hobbit. Our surroundings affect our perception of what’s going on. Is it possible that you’ve taken something out of context and are misreading a situation? The Solar Eclipse brings clarity.

‘The path to Tao is long and winding.’ Although this quote from Zeng Zi, a disciple of Confucius, appears simple, it has layers of subtlety. ‘Tao’ means pathway; but it also stands for ‘ultimate belief’, or ‘principle of life’. So, are there really no shortcuts to be taken? Even if there might be an efficient way to achieve a goal, we have no choice but to follow the path to our final destination. As long as you’re not too distracted this Solar Eclipse week, even though your path is convoluted, you’ll find that you’re making excellent progress.

There are few things more distracting than having someone breathing down your neck when you’re trying to achieve something difficult. Whether at work or play, the sense of being under intense scrutiny can ruin the chance of success. Of course, sports stars use this pressure to spur them on. But the rest of us mere mortals need a bit more breathing space. As Mars moves into your opposite sign, and the Solar Eclipse adds intensity, your focus should be at its peak. This week, nothing can distract you – except you!

There are few pop songs sadder than the Temptations’ classic, Just My Imagination. The lovelorn singer believes he’s a lucky guy and paints a picture of cosy family life… only to reveal that the object of his desire doesn’t even know who he is; it’s only in his imagination. We all need dreams; but there are distinct types, escapist – like the song, the winning-the-lottery type, or those based on attainable goals; they give shape to ambition. Under the Solar Eclipse, one of the last type stands a chance of becoming a reality.