Sunday, Apr 23, 2017 | Last Update : 10:59 AM IST

Weekly Horoscope

Oscar Cainer

This week is about ‘comings’ and ‘goings’. Venus turns direct, but Pluto joins Mercury in retrograde. The Sun leaves Aries, and Mars enters Gemini. It’s part of the wonderful merry-go-round of life, as directed by the cosmos. With the planet of communication retrograde, while the planet of love moves forward again, this is a week to trust our hearts as much as, if not more than our heads. And the Sun’s new position encourages us to revel in the pleasures of the ride.

Aries (Mar 21 - Apr 20)

Isaac Newton coined one of my favourite words, spectrum, to describe the colours contained in white light. Now, it’s used to describe all sorts of energies. On the communication spectrum, the right amount of energy is called ‘passion’, too much is ‘anger’, and too little is ‘meekness’. Yet, even just the right amount, directed at the wrong target, can easily turn to frustration. This week, watch where you are on the emotional spectrum. As long as you know the right way to ask, you can get the support you need. In your love life: The cosmos can help you achieve a stronger base. Nothing needs to leave your world, other than a sense of fear.
#Aries Daily Prediction

Taurus (Apr 21 - May 20)

The Sun returns to Taurus this week, your ruler turns direct and Mars leaves your sign. The cosmos is extending an invitation to have some fun. There may even be a chance to spoil yourself. After all, it’s nearly your birthday. And if you can’t celebrate your life here, doing your best, on this beautiful planet, then what can you celebrate? The universe is about to recognise that you’ve been through enough drama for a while, and that you deserve a few lucky breaks. You can begin to move forward with confidence now. In your love life: You have a chance to make tomorrow sweeter than today. But hold on for a while and review some options first.
#Taurus Daily Prediction

Gemini (May 21 - Jun 21)

I ride a Vespa. It’s the best way to get around a city, like London, which was never designed for cars. Of course, the best feeling is when you filter through traffic, past someone in a flashy sports car. All that power and yet, without the ability to turn tightly and find a gap, it’s a slow mode of transport. This week, it may begin to feel as if you’re driving a Ferrari. That’s perfect, if you’ve got an open road and a destination in mind. If, though, you’re navigating narrow streets and congested allies, consider eschewing speed for manoeuvrability. In your love life: You are entitled to a happier emotional life. You matter. It is time to claim the power to which you are entitled.
#Gemini Daily Prediction

Cancer (Jun 22 - Jul 22)

Children, when they learn to say their prayers, are often encouraged to think of a kindly Creator looking down on them. Some adults find that idea challenging. What gives a supreme being the right to watch what we're doing? Isn't that an invasion of privacy? And, if there are seven billion humans, how can the great deity possibly keep track of them all? There are many arguments against the existence of such an entity. But, with Mars changing signs, and Venus now direct, coming events may well give you plenty of faith. In your love life: The stars speak of your quest for comfort. It is attainable but only once you recognise that it is a frame of mind.
#Cancer Daily Prediction

Leo (Jul 23 - Aug 23)

Why do people seek celebrity? I’m not sure I see the appeal. I understand why it’s important for people who have a gift they want to share. But for those who don’t, it’s often the trappings of success that calls them. Perhaps they see it as the quickest and easiest route to a life of luxury? And I suppose we all understand that motivation. But the grandeur that you’re now courting won’t be offered to you on your reputation alone. This week, if you want the royal treatment, you must set out to prove that you deserve the crown. In your love life: You can’t sit on the fence. Give more commitment; it won't be easy, but it will become very rewarding.
#Leo Daily Prediction

Virgo (Aug 24 - Sep 23)

In the UK, hosts often offer visitors a hot drink. The normal polite response is to say, ‘Only if it’s not too much trouble?’ Then, when offered a choice between tea or coffee, it’s traditional to say, ‘Whichever’s easiest.’ What an odd ritual. Why, unless you’re planning to grind the beans and express steam through them, is tea any easier to make than coffee? But it’s a form of etiquette. Honour what codes you can today… but, as Venus turns direct opposite Virgo, not past the point where you end up missing out on something that you want. In your love life: The ‘jump’ you face is a big one. Make it with all your heart; don’t dwell on fear or misgivings. Summon confidence.
#Virgo Daily Prediction

Libra (Sep 24 - Oct 23)

When growing up with my brother, we often enjoyed video racing games. Occasionally we’d play our own version of what developers now call ‘augmented reality’. While one of us drove the car on the TV screen, the other would sit behind the player, pushing and pulling them about, mimicking the G-force suggested by the on-screen changes in direction. I almost wish I could do the same to you now. Because, the mere act of telling you how much of a reversal in fortunes you’re due doesn’t seem sufficient. Soon though, you’ll begin to feel it! In your love life: Here comes some cosmic help. Prepare to be inspired and see the positive potential of a personal relationship.
#Libra Daily Prediction

Scorpio (Oct 24 - Nov 22)

When we’re children, our parents teach us that it’s rude to point. Even if we see someone looking absolutely ridiculous, we’re supposed to just act as if this were the most normal thing in the world. If we comment, it must be quietly, to a companion, once we’re sure we’re out of earshot. It’s just not the ‘done thing’ to highlight someone else’s predicament. With Mercury retrograde, you need to be delicate about how you point something out. But, as your ruler Pluto also turns retrograde and Mars changes signs, you need to say something. In your love life: You have a cosmic connection to a source of wisdom. Tame your emotions. Stay calm and you will stay clear.
#Scorpio Daily Prediction

Sagittarius (Nov 23 - Dec 21)

Somebody has the ability to both frustrate and delight you now. That’s quite a hold to have over someone like you… and you may not be feeling comfortable about giving that much power away. But sometimes, it’s only by surrendering a little bit of control that we discover how magical life can be. Don’t worry, just allow yourself to heed someone’s call this week. And if it seems as if a door is closing on you, instead of feeling trapped, you can choose to enjoy the security that just a little bit of limitation provides. In your love life: Set your heart only on goals that truly inspire you. The best is yet to come. An emotional investment will pay off.
#Sagittarius Daily Prediction

Capricon (Dec 22 - Jan 21)

When we sense someone isn’t being entirely honest, it puts us on our guard. We become less inclined to speak openly. Inwardly, we figure, ‘If something’s being hidden from me, perhaps I should hide something too.’ This becomes self-perpetuating. If I think that you’re holding something back, I hold something back. You then sense that I’m holding something back, so you hold back even more. Yet, as Venus turns direct, with Pluto soon retrograde, positive progress must wait until cards are placed on tables and hearts are worn on sleeves. In your love life: You wonder how wise it was to make a gesture of faith. Don’t feed a fire of doubt. Ignore it and doubt will fade.
#Capricon Daily Prediction

Aquarius (Jan 22 - Feb 19)

Money flows like water. That’s good news for the water-bearer sign, right? Who knows better than you how to capture and contain this precious liquid? So why does it feel as if your pail has a hole in it? And that every time you think you’ve filled it to the brim, you see a vessel that even an optimist might describe as half empty? I can’t promise riches, but the signs are pointing to a reverse in your fortunes. The leak can be fixed, and the decline can be arrested. And once it is, you’ll have the energy to turn a trickle into a torrent. In your love life: Don’t be driven by fear of failure and just settle for second best. Don’t talk yourself into accepting a raw deal.
#Aquarius Daily Prediction

Pisces (Feb 20 - Mar 20)

Are you in the right place at the right time? How do you know? One side-effect of being in the wrong place at the wrong time is an overwhelming sense of certainty that you’re in the right place at the right time! Usually, when we’re full of doubt, there’s something apt about the position we find ourselves in. Just because something feels right, doesn’t mean that it is right. And vice versa. But there are times when a positive mood is a reflection of a positive move. With Venus turning direct in your sign, what makes you feel good, will be good. In your love life: Much that seems uncertain should become clear again. A little more time needs to pass. Go carefully and try not to worry.
#Pisces Daily Prediction