Aries | March 20 – April 18
Although many complain about the confusion that comes with Mercury’s retrograde cycle, which begins tomorrow, the resulting dilemmas can be revealing. If there’s any problem, it’s that the puzzle pieces won’t come together fast enough for you. Being patient won’t be easy but what you learn will be worth the wait.
Taurus | April 19 – May 19
Long ago you learnt that although a diplomatic solution can take longer, it’s less likely to rouse objections from others. Yet certain matters are so pressing you’ve no choice but to be blunt. The trick is to say what needs saying, and frankly, then back off and leave the timing to someone else.
Gemini | May 20 – June 19
Many complain about the period during which your ruler Mercury is in reverse motion, as it will be until 22 May. While it’s true, there’s an increase in errors, some reveal undetected mistakes from the past. Better yet, as many lead to exciting encounters and experiences that, otherwise, simply wouldn’t have happened.
Cancer | June 20 – July 21
Recent unsettling events raised questions about arrangements you’re regarded as a solid, reliable elements of your life. You’ve counted on these proceeding without change for ages. Still, sometimes even these need to be reviewed, if not rethought. Once you begin, you’ll realise why this process is timely, if not crucial.
Leo | July 22 – August 21
For ages you’ve tried to untangle certain unsettled matters involving various responsibilities. Now, at least, you realise the central issue is a misunderstanding. While you can’t help but feel you’ve wasted a lot of time, you’ll soon realise how much you learnt from what you’ve already discussed and the difficulties you’ve investigated.
Virgo | August 22 – September 21
Although, with Mercury being your ruler, you’re well aware of the influence of its retrograde cycle, each is unique. And with the one that begins now, and lasts until 22 May, accenting ways you could broaden your horizons, the errors you encounter could lead to experiences as exciting as they are informative.
Libra | September 22 – October 21
While you haven’t exactly been ignoring the practical or financial side of certain arrangements, those whose cooperation you need have been absent, which has meant you’ve been able to do very little. Within a few days this changes. Get your plans and facts in order now, so you can move swiftly then.
Scorpio | October 22 – November 20
Unsettling as sudden changes in certain longstanding arrangements may be, they’re not only overdue, they’re timely. True, ordinarily you’d gather as many facts as possible before you get involved. But with things moving so quickly, you have no choice. If you’re unhappy, you can rethink things later. But it’s unlikely you’ll want to.
Sagittarius | November 21 – December 20
From your perspective, a life without the unexpected is a bit dull. However, even you could find the surprising twists caused by Mercury’s retrograde cycle, which is just now beginning and lasts until 22 May, overwhelming, at least initially. Soon, however, you’ll realise the shakeups they’re triggering are timely, if not long overdue.
Capricorn | December 21 – January 19
You’d think good luck would be easy to recognise. Yet during this tricky period, events that seem unwelcome, if not unwise, could be opening the door to amazing new ideas or opportunities. The solution? Explore everything that comes your way. At minimum, you’ll learn something. But miracles are possible.
Aquarius | January 20 – February 18
Every once in a while, a conversation opens a window to unexpected yet remarkable insights about certain individuals, and especially differences you’ve regarded as impossible to resolve. Not only is this the case now, what you learn about both those concerned and past situations will shape your thinking for the future.
Pisces | February 19 – March 19
This is a tricky time. That may sound worrying. But once you understand that each surprise development is introducing a new idea or even unexpected opportunity, then you won’t mind the twists and turns you’re facing. Soon, in fact, you’ll look forward to them, knowing they’re bringing excitement your way.
Published in The Express Tribune, April 27th, 2016.
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