Astrologer Oscar Cainer lays out your weekly love horoscope for the week of Saturday, January 16th to Friday, January 22th.
The Jupiter-Uranus link this week, is at its most intense for nearly four years. Together they focus on the search for freedom, and promise major breakthroughs. Will we get to the bottom of all that’s happened behind the scenes recently? Perhaps not.
But we can seize hold of an opportunity to live with more awareness and, as Mars and Uranus link, take action that releases us from false securities and restricted ways of thinking. With the Sun in Aquarius, it’s time to live for the future.
Very few of us live without any regrets. In the ’hurly-burly’ that’s implicit in finding a path through life, there are bound to be people who we’ve inadvertently hurt or offended, perhaps just by simply not noticing them. Of course, we can take steps to change our habits; even when we can’t put things right, we can learn. Someone, on the fringe of a social group, has been easy to overlook. As your ruler, Mars, links with Uranus, it brings a chance to develop a connection that will yield new opportunities.
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It’s not always possible to avoid difficult situations; and this week it’s down to you to act as the peacemaker in a confrontational situation. Even though to you, it might appear to be a minor skirmish, it’s a big deal to the people involved. You’re the only one who’ll be seen as neutral, the person whose views can be trusted. And without a diplomatic intervention, the trouble could escalate. And the good news? You’ll succeed, earn credit… and the task in hand will be easier than you fear.
You’re not the kind of person who settles for an easy life; second best isn’t an option on your agenda. You have many fine qualities, and ambition is one of them. But the temptation to give up on what seem to be wearisome strivings, sometimes means that you move on, before allowing them the chance to develop. You seek something ’better’. Yet, under this week’s powerful astrological climate, don’t let a mild case of the doldrums put you off the bigger picture. Any ’blues’ are blowing over.
Is this shiny New Year starting to feel a bit like the same old ’same old’? Fear not! You’re not alone in this. Sometimes, opportunities take a little longer than we’d like to come our way. Yet your wait will soon be over. As Jupiter and Uranus converge, they bring a spark of energy to a project you’ve almost given up on. And, if you’ve abandoned a resolution, Mars refuels you with stamina. Your life is changing. Rather than dwelling on the past, watch out and seize the opportunities arising.
You could be forgiven for thinking that you’ve somehow landed in a bizarre experimental avant-garde film. You’re finding it hard to unearth a cohesive narrative; day-to-day events seem to take place with no obvious connection to what’s important in your life. You’ve been patient. But it’s hard to stay committed when little makes sense. Yet, like a novel with different strands, your stories (and those of folk around you) will start to come together. Keep going! You’re getting to the good bit!
A friend told me a story about a co-worker who was nicknamed ’the iceberg’. This individual just kept their head down, and seemed to play a minor role. It was only when they moved to another department that their diligence and hard work became apparent. Beneath the surface, their work was having a significant impact on everyone else’s tasks. Under this week’s auspicious cosmic climate, you’re due for some recognition. If you make sure you’re noticed, overdue rewards will come.
When Jim Carrey played the role of a dishonest lawyer in the hit, Liar Liar, his world unravelled when he had to speak the truth for 24 hours. He showed that liars can’t be trusted - and that they challenge the foundations of society. But once in a while, we all need to tell a white lie. As long as the intention is good, we do this to spare other people’s feelings. If you find yourself in a position where you’re forced to be ’economical’ with the truth, do it with care and don’t give yourself a hard time.
When we first learn how to play a sport, perform a routine workplace task or even embark on a complex game such as chess, we’re told the rules. But as our experience, skill and expertise develop we learn that some ’rules’ are guidelines, and that it’s perfectly acceptable to adjust our behaviour according to our circumstances. Despite the fact that your situation has changed, you’re sticking to an old instruction. This week’s cosmic climate brings a chance to discover a new, exciting move.
We all love ’eureka moments’, those instances of insight that come out of the blue when we’re doing a job or performing a task. They enable us to find ways around difficult problems so that we achieve what we’ve set out to achieve. Although there have been precious few such moments in your life recently, as your ruling planet, Jupiter, links with innovative Uranus, that’s about to change. Expect a week of promising breakthroughs and progress. Fasten your seatbelt, you’re in for a great ride.
’On paper, they’re the better team and should chalk up an easy win’. This line, often spoken by sports pundits, has to be retracted with surprising frequency. Games of sport aren’t played on paper; nor, thank goodness, are our lives. If you’re hearing (or believing) negative suggestions that you don’t have what it takes to face a challenge, the cosmos has something to say this week. As powerful astrological forces converge, you can easily prove the critics wrong and end up on top.
There are hundreds of self-help books and websites to choose from. They go in and out of fashion by the season; lose weight, be more dynamic, take control, find your perfect partner, influence people. So, if the answers to our problems are so easy to find, why do we still have issues to deal with? No one has all the answers. But this week, as your ruler, Uranus, forms an intense partnership with lucky Jupiter, and the Sun moves into your sign, you’ll discover that you have the solution you need.
’The answer is blowing in the wind’. These classic lyrics were written and sung by Bob Dylan long before the internet. If we wanted to find something out, we needed to actually ask someone, or look it up in a book. Yet even in this age of information, when everything we want to know is at our fingertips, we’re still looking for answers. If you’re seeking a solution that will solve a perplexing puzzle, this week’s powerful cosmic climate brings you valuable insight. What you need will arrive out of thin air.
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