Monday, May 29, 2017 | Last Update : 08:41 PM IST

Weekly Horoscope

Oscar Cainer

This week, as Mars opposes Saturn, imagine a situation akin to a hound, with the scent of a rabbit, straining against a leash. It wriggles, and changes direction, as the red planet is encouraged by changeable Uranus. Although this may feel challenging, it isn’t a harness that we need to fight or shrug off. Saturn and Pluto’s controlling influences merge with the understanding which is offered by Mercury. And, Venus brings harmony too. In the end, we’ll be glad of the planets’ guiding hands.

Aries (Mar 21 - Apr 20)

It’s said that ‘from the mouths of babes’ comes truth and wisdom. Perhaps that’s because they’re exposed to wonderful literature. When reading Dr Seuss to my son recently, I was moved by the following passage: ‘So be sure when you step. Step with care and great tact, And remember that Life’s, A Great Balancing Act’. It reminds me of your situation this week. You may need to be a little careful. You may even have to sacrifice speed for accuracy. But ‘will you succeed?’ Yes! You will, indeed!’ Oh the places that you’ll go! In your love life: An awkward issue is nagging. But it needn’t accompany you always. Leave it alone; it may yet return the favour.
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Taurus (Apr 21 - May 20)

When you’ve got too much on your plate, the solution isn’t to get a bigger plate. You just need to take something off it. You’re keen to avoid disappointing someone. You’ve made promises that you’d like to keep. But what if the only way to keep them, is to break a promise to someone else? Better that, than to break a part of yourself by striving to achieve the impossible. As dynamic Mars opposes restricting Saturn, the person who least understands your predicament, is probably the one you most need to put off. In your love life: You know what you want but daren’t tell someone else. If you are keeping a secret, you need to be clear about why.
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Gemini (May 21 - Jun 21)

Ted, could you pass me my record collection?’ asks Dougal. ‘OK, here it is,’ replies Father Ted as he passes a single record. ‘Oh,’ he says, ‘and Dougal, you need more than one record for a collection. What you have is a record.’ Although this moment from the cult comedy, Father Ted, makes me giggle, I sympathise with the hapless Dougal. I’ve just bought a turntable, and I too only have one record. But every collection needs a starting point. Don’t let anyone put you off. You’re in the right groove. In your love life: Do you fear something is bound to go wrong now? Wise folk are always wary — but they don’t let this daunt them.
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Cancer (Jun 22 - Jul 22)

Sometimes, when we don’t know what to do, the best thing to do is to keep on doing whatever we’re already doing. There may come a moment when we realise that it’s the wrong thing to do — in which case we should stop... or a moment when it’s clear that it was right all along, in which case we can well up with self-satisfaction. But while caution is often a fine thing, hesitancy rarely proves to be a wise policy. As driving Mars opposes wary Saturn, if in doubt this week, act as if you’re in no doubt at all. In your love life: You will soon feel positive about something you can’t change. This will empower you to enjoy the present.
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Leo (Jul 23 - Aug 23)

Scientists have discovered that there are some stickleback fish who know where to find or access food, and show the rest of the shoal where to find it. It seems that ‘pooling’ (if you’ll excuse the pun) is a trait not just found in humans and mammals. Where now can your passion for a cause be the inspiration that allows many to prosper? This week, try to remember that true leadership comes from committing yourself to the advancement of not just you, but your companions too. And where you lead, others will follow. In your love life: If you can dream it, you can do it. Think of yourself as someone with special powers. You’ve got very real opportunities.
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Virgo (Aug 24 - Sep 23)

If something isn’t broken, it doesn’t need fixing. It’s the first rule of survival, in a world full of people who pursue the ideal of change as if it were a kind of Holy Grail. We confuse our own temporary frustrations with a suspicion that perhaps, something really is very badly wrong. Then, we set out to solve a problem that didn’t need solving and create, in the process, unnecessary drama. As Mars fuels your ambition opposite Saturn securing your roots, your progress can be desirable, functional and truly worthwhile. In your love life: Something is getting to you. Dramatic alternatives appeal. But will they take you from the frying pan to the fire?
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Libra (Sep 24 - Oct 23)

It’s frustrating when people don’t take us seriously. Playing the fool has its advantages, but once a clown takes the mask off, and stops performing, being a constant source of amusement is tiring. This week, remember that some of your ideas and quests aren’t quite as easily understood as you might expect. Sometimes, when people are challenged by something new, their first reaction is incredulity. With persistence and patience, there’s every chance you’ll win someone over to your perspective. In your love life: Everything has potential when you make room for magic. Breathe deep, shake away the shadow and let light shine in.
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Scorpio (Oct 24 - Nov 22)

We all hate to feel that someone has an unfair advantage over us. But how do we feel when the advantage is ours? Do we exploit it, hoping no one will notice? Or do we feel overwhelmed by a sense of conscience and the feeling that, somehow, our gains will be ill-gotten and we’ll surely pay a penalty? It’s never good to fight fire with fire. Or to stoop to low behaviour, just because somebody else is behaving without integrity. But, as dynamic Mars opposes rigid Saturn, a rule can be bent, just a little, this week. In your love life: A recent revelation frees you to make bold choices. Persevere confidently; opponents will be impressed and relieved.
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Sagittarius (Nov 23 - Dec 21)

What’s stopping you from fulfilling your desires? We all need seatbelts, but they’re only meant to be restricting in cases of emergency. If they inhibit movement at other times, the distraction can almost negate the benefits. I’m not advocating that you start tearing around without the required and appropriate safety precautions. But, there comes a time when all they do is hold you back. Unfasten yourself from a restriction that’s no longer necessary, and step forward confidently and boldly into the new. In your love life: Some fantasise about wealth; but what we all want is contentment. Seek honesty, simplicity, faith; the rest will come.
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Capricon (Dec 22 - Jan 21)

What will happen if you start to do just a few things a little differently? That rather depends on what those few things are and how differently you do them! You can bring about a small change for the better this week, or you can start to totally transform a big part of your world. Just a word of advice. Start with little steps. As urgent Mars opposes your stoical, slower ruler Saturn, just alter a habit here, or an all-too-familiar formula there. Even such seemingly insignificant moves may prove potent, with long-lasting ramifications. In your love life: Everyone needs something to worry about! It’s your difficulties — not your comforts — that will help you most now.
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Aquarius (Jan 22 - Feb 19)

A book, published in 1973, claimed that plants grew better when exposed to classical music. While many scientists dismissed the claims, new studies show that plants can in fact ‘hear’. When played recordings of caterpillars munching on leaves, they respond by flooding their own leaves with toxins. So somehow that information is getting through. It’s possible that your efforts to get what you want are falling on deaf ears. But don’t give up. If you can find the right way of phrasing your message, you can be heard and understood. In your love life: An obstacle you can’t avoid? Ignore it and it will intensify. Happily, you have all you need to put things right.
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Pisces (Feb 20 - Mar 20)

We all want to be the director of our own movie. We all want control over our own destiny. Or, at least, this is what we all think we want. None of us really knows, because none of us has ever experienced this. Even kings, queens and presidents feel helpless when they realise that they’ll never be able to influence certain factors. As energetic Mars opposes controlling Saturn, a situation may seem to be running away with itself. Perhaps you feel a little nervous? Don’t! You’re doing very well with what you’ve got. In your love life: Nobody’s perfect. You are doing your best. So, have no fear. This is more than good enough.
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