Wednesday, Dec 19, 2018 | Last Update : 08:55 AM IST

Weekly Horoscope

Oscar Cainer

Why do we misplace our keys when we’re rushing to leave the house? Is it just coincidence that smartphones drop their signal when we’re lost and need them for navigation? Famously, when Mercury moves backwards, such trends tend to become more apparent. And, under the influence of newly empowered Jupiter, which makes significant patterns with power planet Mars this week, the sense of frustration may grow. Yet, the Full Moon suggests that, as long as we don’t fight against the tide, we’ll be guided in the right direction.

Aries (Mar 21 - Apr 20)

Whose life are you leading anyway? Is it really yours, or are you just borrowing it? Just because we can’t possess the world doesn’t mean that we shouldn’t look after it. It’s easy to accuse others of not treating people and objects in a way we approve of, yet none of us are perfect when it comes to our interaction with the planet and the people on it. You’re feeling inspired to live life more healthily. As long as you take responsibility for your issues and begin to address them, you can reach a new level of spiritual health too. In your love life: Should you tell the truth?Answer personal questions as they are put to you. Have faith in yourself.
#Aries Daily Prediction

Taurus (Apr 21 - May 20)

Imagine, for a moment, what life would be like if there were no risks to take and no mischief to be had. A serious, restrained society, where everyone exhibits perfect behaviour, might exist somewhere in our vast cosmos. Fortunately, here on Earth, we intuitively understand that we need to maintain a balance between chaos and order. Without a mixture of the two, life is dull and tedious. The Full Moon highlights your need to indulge in a frivolity this week. You need to feel the joy that only comes through being unsensible! In your love life: Your challenge may involve a complex chain of interlinked events. You need to square a circle. You will.
#Taurus Daily Prediction

Gemini (May 21 - Jun 21)

Hi! Is that you? Sorry… it’s just that I’m struggling to see you. You’re looking a little spaced out and unfocused. It’s as if you’ve got something on your mind which is taking all of your energy and leaving you feeling worn out. Yet, you’re about to find your fire, rediscover your power and rekindle your strength. The Full Moon in your sign suggests that all that’s been daunting will become possible once again. Your ruler’s retrograde motion brings a second chance to invest your energy in a project that will inspire and amuse you. In your love life: Don’t waste energy worrying how your life ought to be. Strive instead to see you are in an enviable position!
#Gemini Daily Prediction

Cancer (Jun 22 - Jul 22)

We all want to know what’s going on. It helps us to feel confident, to have clarity, and a sense of purpose. These qualities strengthen us so that we can at least look as if we’re self-assured, even when we’re not. Sometimes, it helps to stride forward when we don’t know where we’re going. This week, the Full Moon energises you to do anything but stay where you are – which is impaled, on the horns of a dilemma. Yet you’re moving towards making a choice which will banish doubt and bring a feeling of tangible certainty. In your love life: You’ve got a quick fix for most problems. You may need to apply a temporary panacea before you can dig deeper.
#Cancer Daily Prediction

Leo (Jul 23 - Aug 23)

We all support certain causes and pit ourselves against others. Yet recently, you’ve begun to feel confused about a previous unshakeable belief. Is that a reason to throw everything into doubt? No! Nothing stays the same forever and you’re just readjusting your feelings as a result of your life experience. In your heart of hearts, you know that you can broaden your horizons and achieve more than you’re doing right now. As Mercury moves retrograde, you can let go of an entrenched idea which has been holding you back. In your love life: If you owe an apology; make it. Grievances stop us all from moving on. You now have a chance to gain freedom.
#Leo Daily Prediction

Virgo (Aug 24 - Sep 23)

We’re encouraged to have faith in ourselves. Yet faith isn’t the easiest quality to find these days. Where should we look if we’re seeking it? Because it’s in such short supply, people who’ve got it tend to hide it away. Yet faith needs to be shared, not stored. It’s a bit like trouble… the more of it you have, the more of it you attract. As your ruler turns retrograde, it reminds you of a time when you had a modicum of faith. If you can trust in that, you’ll be delighted to see how it multiplies. A sense of justification is in the offing. In your love life: It may take a while to digest all you are learning, but soon this will start to change your personal life for the better.
#Virgo Daily Prediction

Libra (Sep 24 - Oct 23)

Nostalgia often takes us by surprise. This week, if you find yourself wondering why things have changed and why they can’t return to how they were, try to remind yourself that life moves on. When we ache for the past, we confuse its reality with our current emotions. It’s like feeling famished and thinking about the dinner you ate last week. That dinner is not going to help you at all! Even if you use the same ingredients the result would be different. You need to move from reminiscing into action. Use the past to inspire you. In your love life: What’s important, nay essential, is that you do what’s right for you, not just what’s right for someone else.
#Libra Daily Prediction

Scorpio (Oct 24 - Nov 22)

We’re approaching your birthday season, and although there’s no denying that you’re getting older, you’re also growing wiser. And wisdom brings inner and outer beauty. So, as Mercury turns retrograde, you’ll continue to shine and encourage others through quiet encouragement. When you recognise patterns from your past, you won’t suffer your usual concerns. Nor will you be daunted in ways you once would have been. If you stay true to what you believe, you’ll be able to step away from any fuss and be buoyed by confidence. In your love life: Events have triggered a profound personal process. You’re questioning a lot. You are mustering courage. It will serve you well.
#Scorpio Daily Prediction

Sagittarius (Nov 23 - Dec 21)

This may be unconventional advice to receive in an astrological prediction, but having advance notice about what’s about to happen isn’t always as helpful as we think it’s going to be. When we know what’s in store, we tend to focus on what’s coming up rather than what’s going on. The present doesn’t feel as important as the future. Yet, the present is all that there is. The more aware of it you are, the more able you are to do your best in each moment. And, of course, there’s no better way to guarantee a good future than that. In your love life: You are free to choose. You have resources you are not using. Slowly but surely you can make them work for you.
#Sagittarius Daily Prediction

Capricon (Dec 22 - Jan 21)

Most textbooks agree that Capricorns are level-headed and safe. But, when you think about it, everyone needs to be careful sometimes. And even the most adaptable folk prefer the familiar to the strange. So (as with all zodiac signs) there are unfair assumptions about your character. This week’s Full Moon sheds light on a bias that’s affecting a key relationship in your personal life. Could someone be afraid of the progress you’re making? As you discover what lies at the root of their fear, you’ll be empowered towards success. In your love life: There is nothing wrong with compromise - as long as it is conscious. Problems emerge only when we kid ourselves.
#Capricon Daily Prediction

Aquarius (Jan 22 - Feb 19)

Watching on-screen dramas affects our lives in all sorts of ways. We get used to watching tightly edited storylines which move from one action-packed moment to the next. No wonder we look at what’s happening in our own lives and berate ourselves for their ‘normality’. We rarely go through such intense emotions or radical change. Yet, when we look back at our lives, we can see that we have transformed – just at a slower pace. You’re moving into a new and inviting phase of your future. There’s magic ahead this week. In your love life: It is a time to ‘speak your truth’. But will your words make others feel worse? Speak only if you really need to!
#Aquarius Daily Prediction

Pisces (Feb 20 - Mar 20)

Where do you keep your problems? Do you prefer to lock them away in a cupboard, like stored fruit? Or do you prefer to have them out in the open where you can keep a close eye on them in case they start to turn rotten? The truth, is that when we find something difficult, we like to shove it away out of sight. We tend to ignore it, and focus instead on lighter, easier things. As Mercury turns retrograde it brings an opportunity and the courage to deepen into how you’re really feeling. Being honest with yourself is key to moving on. In your love life: The essence of a current problem is surprisingly easy to fix. But you have another mess that needs to be sorted out.
#Pisces Daily Prediction