Astrologer Oscar Cainer lays out your weekly love horoscope for the week of Saturday November 13th, to Friday November 19th.
Stand-up comedian Simon Munnery said: ‘When the crowd gets behind you, you’re probably facing the wrong way’! This week’s exact Mars/Uranus opposition brings innovative ways to get attention; we can build rapport and find ways to avoid confrontation and negative critiques. The Lunar Eclipse brings the confidence to share visions of the future in accessible ways. And, if we focus on the bigger picture, we’ll find satisfying ways to meet our needs, and have fun!
‘Choose your battles carefully’. It’s sage advice, and not just for army generals. Anyone in a relationship knows that it’s sometimes wise to bite your tongue over a source of irritation rather than create unnecessary friction. But what about when you feel under attack yourself? It isn’t as easy, but sometimes you should choose your retaliations carefully too. Hold your fire this week. Be kind and ready to listen. With your ruler Mars in opposition to Uranus, you can find innovative ways to bring about peace and happiness.
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The deeper we go into a relationship, the more exposed we become. Sharing our innermost thoughts and fears with another person inevitably leaves us more open and vulnerable. The trade-off, in a healthy partnership, is that they offer up their own secrets and feelings in return. But that may not be enough, at times of heightened insecurity, to fend off anxieties about how much sway they hold over your life. The Lunar Eclipse, in your sign, reboots your confidence. Bonds of mutual trust and respect are greater than you realise.
This week, as matters of the heart begin to… hang on. Haven’t you read this forecast before? Most of us get a sense of deja vu sometimes. Scientists have been trying to work out why it happens. One theory is that it occurs when our brain checks a current event against a real or a false memory. You’re certainly experiencing a sense of deja vu in your emotional life now. Much to your frustration, troubles seem to be repeating themselves. Happily, the energising Lunar Eclipse will help you identify an exciting way to break the cycle.
Whether it’s love song lyrics, rom-com storylines or TV dance routines, stories about transactions of the heart regularly entertain us. You give your heart to someone. Or they take your heart from you. Of course, the ideal is for two people to give and receive in equal measure. Yet this doesn’t always happen in sync. Is it better to hand over your heart and hope that someone will reciprocate? Or to be loved by someone, and grow to love them? The Lunar Eclipse highlights a way forward that brings happiness.
‘Psst! Do you want to know a secret?’ The answer’s almost always yes! We’re curious beings. We love to have insider knowledge. And if someone’s willing to share information with us, we feel flattered. ‘They must think highly of me to trust me with such confidences’. Of course, it works the other way around too. If someone senses you’re withholding information, they can feel upset and resentful. Reconsider your reasons for being secretive this week. If you share your thoughts and feelings it will bring you close to someone important.
The marriage vows of many different faiths and traditions ask both parties to be faithful and loyal to one another. But does that mean you can’t ever challenge or disagree with your partner? No! In fact, most long relationships flourish precisely because both participants are willing to give voice to their differences as well as what they share in common. If all communication is harmonious agreement, it can become dull and unstimulating. Don’t worry about any friction you’re feeling. It’s a sign of your passion and commitment.
In the world of Warner Bros cartoons, there are many hyperactive characters – but perhaps the Tasmanian Devil is the most energetic. He spins into a vortex and destroys pretty much everything in his path. But even Taz (as he’s known) must enjoy moments of quiet introspection. Even the most dynamic people have to find time to ponder their place in the world. Your own bout of self-reflection has left you questioning your importance to someone special. Don’t be overly self-critical. There are more positives than negatives in your emotional life.
The Beatles’ second single, ‘Please Please Me’, deals with an eternal conundrum: how do we keep our partners happy, and what do we want in return? John Lennon sounds as if he’s doing the giving, while his partner’s doing the taking. Relationships are complex… it’s never easy to look from the outside and know what’s going on. The truth is that before you can really please someone you have to know what motivates them… and gaining understanding of anyone’s needs takes time. If the goal’s mutual happiness, it’s worth the effort.
The prolific inventor Thomas Edison described genius as ‘two per cent inspiration and 98% perspiration’. You’ve come up with an inspired idea of your own recently, but have yet to properly start on the hard work required in order to turn a spark into a flame. But that’s about to change. This week’s Lunar Eclipse will replenish your levels of energy and excitement, and soon there’ll be no stopping you. And, if you share your dream with someone close, they’ll prove to be an invaluable source of good ideas and support.
Happily, the strict rules governing relationships have been relaxed in many countries across the world. For centuries, a boy had to meet a girl, and after a time of courtship, marriage followed. No variations were sanctioned. Thank goodness that relationships are more fluid and flexible these days, and that the full range of human emotions and connections is more respected. It does mean though, that situations can be trickier to evaluate. Is this a friendship… or something more? This week, your confusion turns to clarity.
Advertisers and politicians have a shared goal: to create a message that gets through to the public. By composing a catchy jingle that will prompt us to buy more beans; or staging a photo opportunity that wins more votes, they’re skilled at reaching a sceptical audience. Your own efforts to communicate with someone have so far failed to make much headway. But don’t be downhearted. As your ruler links with dynamic Mars, it creates perfect conditions for you to create innovative ideas that grab (and keep) someone’s attention.
There are lights, and there are bushels. Your light should be shining brightly at the moment – but it can barely be seen from under the super-sized bushel you’ve plonked on top of it. It means that you’re basking in the glow of your accomplishments, but no one else is aware of what you’ve achieved. This is depriving other people from celebrating you. You have terrific support; people who would love to know about your success. Your own achievements will feel much more valuable if you share them with someone special this week.
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