CANCER AT A GLANCE

Element – Water

Ruling Planet – Moon

Career Planet – Mars

Love Planet – Saturn

Money Planet – Sun

Planet of Fun and Games – Pluto

Planet of Good Fortune – Neptune

Planet of Health and Work – Jupiter

Planet of Home and Family Life – Venus

Planet of Spirituality – Mercury

Colours – blue, puce, silver

Colours that promote love, romance and social harmony – black, indigo

Colours that promote earning power – gold, orange

Gems – moonstone, pearl

Metal – silver

Scents – jasmine, sandalwood

Quality – cardinal (= activity)

Quality most needed for balance – mood control

Strongest virtues – emotional sensitivity, tenacity, the urge to nurture

Deepest need – a harmonious home and family life

Characteristics to avoid – over-sensitivity, negative moods

Signs of greatest overall compatibility – Scorpio, Pisces

Signs of greatest overall incompatibility – Aries, Libra, Capricorn

Sign most helpful to career – Aries

Sign most helpful for emotional support – Libra

Sign most helpful financially – Leo

Sign best for marriage and/or partnerships – Capricorn

Sign most helpful for creative projects – Scorpio

Best Sign to have fun with – Scorpio

Signs most helpful in spiritual matters – Gemini, Pisces

Best day of the week – Monday

Understanding a Cancer

In the sign of Cancer the heavens are developing the feeling side of things. This is what a true Cancerian is all about – feelings. Where Aries will tend to err on the side of action, Taurus on the side of inaction and Gemini on the side of thought, Cancer will tend to err on the side of feeling.

Cancerians tend to mistrust logic. Perhaps rightfully so. For them it is not enough for an argument or a project to be logical – it must feel right as well. If it does not feel right a Cancerian will reject it or chafe against it. The phrase ‘follow your heart’ could have been coined by a Cancerian, because it describes exactly the Cancerian attitude to life.

The power to feel is a more direct – more immediate – method of knowing than thinking is. Thinking is indirect. Thinking about a thing never touches the thing itself. Feeling is a faculty that touches directly the thing or issue in question. We actually experience it. Emotional feeling is almost like another sense which humans possess – a psychic sense. Since the realities that we come in contact with during our lifetime are often painful and even destructive, it is not surprising that the Cancerian chooses to erect barriers – a shell – to protect his or her vulnerable, sensitive nature. To a Cancerian this is only common sense.

If Cancerians are in the presence of people they do not know, or find themselves in a hostile environment, up goes the shell and they feel protected. Other people often complain about this, but one must question these people’s motives. Why does this shell disturb them? Is it perhaps because they would like to sting, and feel frustrated that they cannot? If your intentions are honourable and you are patient, have no fear. The shell will open up and you will be accepted as part of the Cancerian’s circle of family and friends.

Thought processes are generally analytic and dissociating. In order to think clearly we must make distinctions, comparisons and the like. But feeling is unifying and integrative.

To think clearly about something you have to distance yourself from it. To feel something you must get close to it. Once a Cancerian has accepted you as a friend he or she will hang on to you. You have to be really bad to lose the friendship of a Cancerian. If you are related to Cancerians they will never let you go no matter what you do. They will always try to maintain some kind of connection even in the most extreme circumstances.

Finance

The Cancer-born has a deep sense of what other people feel about things and why they feel as they do. This faculty is a great asset in the workplace and in the business world. Of course it is also indispensable in raising a family and building a home, but it has its uses in business. Cancerians often attain great wealth in a family business. Even if the business is not a family operation, they will treat it as one. If the Cancerian works for somebody else, then the boss is the parental figure and the co-workers are brothers and sisters. If a Cancerian is the boss, then all the workers are his or her children. Cancerians like the feeling of being providers for others. They enjoy knowing that others derive their sustenance because of what they do. It is another form of nurturing.

With Leo on their solar 2nd money house cusp, Cancerians are often lucky speculators, especially with residential property or hotels and restaurants. Resort hotels and nightclubs are also profitable for the Cancerian. Waterside properties attract them. Though they are basically conventional people, they sometimes like to earn their livelihood in glamorous ways.

The Sun, Cancer’s money planet, represents an important financial message: in financial matters Cancerians need to be less moody, more stable and fixed. They cannot allow their moods – which are here today and gone tomorrow – to get in the way of their business lives. They need to develop their self-esteem and feelings of self-worth if they are to realize their greatest financial potential.

Career and Public Image

Aries rules the 10th solar career house cusp of Cancer, which indicates that Cancerians long to start their own business, to be more active publicly and politically and to be more independent. Family responsibilities and a fear of hurting other people’s feelings – or getting hurt themselves – often inhibit them from attaining these goals. However, this is what they want and long to do.

Cancerians like their bosses and leaders to act freely and to be a bit self-willed. They can deal with that in a superior. They expect their leaders to be fierce on their behalf. When the Cancerian is in the position of boss or superior he or she behaves very much like a ‘warlord’. Of course the wars they wage are not egocentric but in defence of those under their care. If they lack some of this fighting instinct – independence and pioneering spirit – Cancerians will have extreme difficulty in attaining their highest career goals. They will be hampered in their attempts to lead others.

Since they are so parental, Cancerians like to work with children and make great educators and teachers.

Love and Relationships

Like Taurus, Cancer likes committed relationships. Cancerians function best when the relationship is clearly defined and everyone knows his or her role. When they marry it is usually for life. They are extremely loyal to their beloved. But there is a deep little secret that most Cancerians will never admit to: commitment or partnership is really a chore and a duty to them. They enter into it because they know of no other way to create the family that they desire. Union is just a way – a means to an end – rather than an end in itself. The family is the ultimate end for them.

If you are in love with a Cancerian you must tread lightly on his or her feelings. It will take you a good deal of time to realize how deep and sensitive Cancerians can be. The smallest negativity upsets them. Your tone of voice, your irritation, a look in your eye or an expression on your face can cause great distress for the Cancerian. Your slightest gesture is registered by them and reacted to. This can be hard to get used to, but stick by your love – Cancerians make great partners once you learn how to deal with them. Your Cancerian lover will react not so much to what you say but to the way you are actually feeling at the moment.

Home and Domestic Life

This is where Cancerians really excel. The home environment and the family are their personal works of art. They strive to make things of beauty that will outlast them. Very often they succeed.

Cancerians feel very close to their family, their relatives and especially their mothers. These bonds last throughout their lives and mature as they grow older. They are very fond of those members of their family who become successful, and they are also quite attached to family heirlooms and mementos. Cancerians also love children and like to provide them with all the things they need and want. With their nurturing, feeling nature, Cancerians make very good parents – especially the Cancerian woman, who is the mother par excellence of the zodiac.

As a parent the Cancerian’s attitude is ‘my children right or wrong’. Unconditional devotion is the order of the day. No matter what a family member does, the Cancerian will eventually forgive him or her, because ‘you are, after all, family’. The preservation of the institution – the tradition – of the family is one of the Cancerian’s main reasons for living. They have many lessons to teach others about this.

Being so family-orientated, the Cancerian’s home is always clean, orderly and comfortable. They like old-fashioned furnishings but they also like to have all the modern comforts. Cancerians love to have family and friends over, to organize parties and to entertain at home – they make great hosts.

Horoscope for 2017

Major Trends

Health needs attention this year, and overall energy could be a lot better, but in spite of this, many wonderful things are happening.

Jupiter in your 4th house of home and family for much of the year shows a focus here – even more than usual. It indicates great success in family issues and great pleasure from family members – a Cancerian paradise. More on this later.

There’s even more fun ahead when Jupiter moves into your 5th house on October 11. You enter one of your lifetime personal pleasure peaks. Personal creativity soars. There is luck in speculations. There is both the urge and the wherewithal to do the things that you love to do.

The job situation is difficult this year, however. Perhaps it is constricting, and you’re having to work hard. But the hidden blessing here is the social life that it brings. The job might be onerous but it has some good side benefits.

Pluto has been in your 7th house of love for many years now – since 2008 – and he will be there for many more years to come. Thus a major cosmic detox has been going on in your love and social life. Marriages and relationships have either ‘died’ or had near-death kinds of experiences. The whole social sphere is being transformed and reformed into a newer and better pattern, although while it’s happening the process can be traumatic.

Neptune, your planet of religion and higher education, has been in stressful alignment with Saturn for two years. Students at college have had to work harder on their studies. Success has not come easily. It has to be earned the hard way – the old-fashioned way – through sheer merit. Your religious beliefs have also been tested these past few years. This trend continues in the year ahead. By the end of the year though, these issues will be a lot easier.

Uranus has been in your 10th house of career since March 2011, and will be here in the coming year too. This has brought sudden – and multiple – career changes to you. As far as the career is concerned – anything can happen at any time. Peace and smooth sailing are not permanent. Learning to deal with career insecurities has been one of the main lessons these past years. By now, the lessons have been learned and you handle these things much easier. Very soon – next year – Uranus will move into your 11th house and your career will start to become more stable. There’s more on this later.

Your areas of greatest interest this year are home and family (especially until October 10); children, fun and creativity (from October 11 onwards); health and work (until December 21); love, romance and social activities; religion, metaphysics, higher education and foreign travel; career.

Your paths of greatest fulfilment this year are communication and intellectual interests (until April 29); finance (from April 29 onwards); home and family (until October 10); children, fun and creativity (from October 11 onwards).

Health

(Please note that this is an astrological perspective and not a medical one. In days of yore there was no difference, both of these perspectives were identical. But now there could be quite a difference. For a medical perspective, please consult your doctor or health practitioner.)

As we mentioned above, you need to pay attention to your health year. Three long-term planets – Jupiter, Pluto and Uranus – are in stressful aspect with you. This in itself is an issue, but when the short-term planets start moving into stressful alignment too, things get more serious. This happens between January 1 and January 19; March 21 and April 19; September 23 and October 23; and December 22 and December 31. These periods are especially delicate for health. Make sure to rest and relax more, to maintain high energy levels, and perhaps to spend more time at a health spa or book more massages. Since overall energy is not up to its usual standards, pre-existing conditions can flare up.

There is good news here too. Your 6th house of health is prominent this year, which indicates that you are paying attention and that you are focused here. The real danger would be if you ignored things.

There is more good news. There’s much you can do to enhance the health and prevent problems from happening. And even if they can’t be totally prevented, they can be softened to a great extent. Problems need not be devastating.

In your Horoscope the following are the areas that need more attention:

  • The heart. This is usually not an issue with you, but in the past few years it has become one. It is good to develop a firm faith, a faith that out-powers worry and anxiety, the two emotions that stress the heart.
  • The stomach (and the breasts, for women). This is always an important area for a Cancerian – diet is always an issue. As we have written for many years, how you eat is perhaps just as important as what you eat. The authorities are not in agreement as to what is healthy or unhealthy, so you need to find what’s right for you. But the act of eating should be elevated to something sacred. Meals should be taken in a calm and relaxed way. If possible, soothing music should be playing in the background. Grace should be said (in your own words) before and after meals and food should be blessed (in your own words). This will elevate the energy vibrations of both the food and the digestive system.
  • The liver and thighs are also always important for you. Jupiter, the planet that rules these areas, is your health planet. The thighs should be regularly massaged, which will not only strengthen the thighs and the liver but the lower back as well – and this is important this year. A herbal liver cleanse, periodically, would be good. Liver action seems more sluggish this year.
  • The kidneys and hips. These have only recently become an issue. Regular hip massage should be part of your daily regime. If you feel under the weather a herbal kidney cleanse would be helpful.
  • The spine, knees, teeth, bones, skin and overall skeletal alignment. These have become important in the past couple of years. Regular back and knee massage would be beneficial, as there are all kinds of reflex points along the spine that strengthen the whole body – including the stomach, liver and kidneys. Regular visits to a chiropractor or osteopath would be a good idea. The vertebrae and skeleton need to be kept in alignment. Give the knees more support when exercising. Regular dental check-ups are always recommended.
  • The gall bladder.
  • The colon, bladder and sexual organs. These will require some attention after October 11 as your health planet moves into Scorpio. Safe sex and sexual moderation will become important.

Your health planet Jupiter spends most of the year in Libra, your 4th house. This gives many messages. Libra is about love and relationships. Thus problems in the marriage or with friends could impact on your physical health. If problems arise, harmony needs to be restored as quickly as possible. Keep the peace. Keep the moods positive and constructive.

With these practices you should get through the year with minimum problems.

Home and Family

This is always an important area for you, Cancer, and this year even more so than usual. Jupiter has been in your 4th house of home and family since September 2016. Basically this is a happy aspect. If family problems arise (and they always do) you should receive best case scenarios.

Jupiter in your 4th house, as our regular readers know, indicates a move or the purchase of an additional home. It indicates an enlargement, an expansion of the living space. Generally this shows a move to a larger, more spacious home, but not always. Sometimes the home is remodelled or renovated. Sometimes expensive items are purchased for the home that make it happier. The whole effect is ‘as if’ you had moved. There is good fortune in the purchase or sale of a home.

However, the most important thing this year is that your family circle expands. Generally this happens through birth or marriage. (Cancerians of childbearing age are much more fertile this year than usual. Pregnancy wouldn’t be a surprise.) But often the family circle grows through meeting people who are ‘like’ family to you, people who play this role in your life.

Jupiter is your health planet (as we have already mentioned). His position in your 4th house shows that your personal health is very tied up with the health of the overall family. No doubt you are very involved with the health of family members (perhaps more so than with your own).

This position also indicates that you’re working in a physical way to make the home healthier. If there is lead paint, asbestos, mould or other toxic materials present, you will spend to remove them. We can see you buying all kinds of health gadgets for the home and perhaps installing some gym equipment there. The home will be as much a health spa as a home.

On October 11, Jupiter moves into your 5th house. Thus the focus moves to the health of children or children figures in your life. Relations with children in your life will actually impact on your own personal health. Thus if (God forbid) health problems arise, restore the harmony with the children.

The children seem more prosperous this year – especially from October 11 onwards. Very happy financial opportunities come to them and they seem to be living the ‘high life’. Their home life has been unstable for some years now and there could have been multiple moves or renovations over these past few years. It could happen in the year ahead too.

Parents and parent figures are also prospering this year – in fact the family as a whole seems more prosperous. A move is not indicated here, but renovations and major repairs are likely. Siblings and sibling figures are having a status quo family year. A move is not advisable. Grandchildren (if you have them) are also having a stable year.

You have good family support this year. It is mutual.

Finance and Career

Your money house is not powerful this year. It is basically empty – only short-term planets will move through there, giving short-term boosts to earnings, and then they’ll be gone. Money is not a major focus, compared with other things. Some years are like that. Generally this indicates a stable kind of year, more or less similar to last year. You should understand that the empty money house is not showing financial disasters either, just lack of interest and attention. You sort of take earnings for granted.

However there will be some bumps on the road and necessary course corrections. Your financial planet, the Sun gets eclipsed twice this year. This you go through every year. Twice a year, the cosmos forces you to make needed changes in your financial thinking and strategy. But this year this force seems stronger than usual. Not only are there the normal two Solar Eclipses, but one of them – on August 21 – will also happen in your money house, greatly re-enforcing the financial drama. On February 11 there will be a Lunar Eclipse in the money house too, also bringing financial drama and change. So, this year you’re affected by three eclipses rather than the usual two. (The other Solar Eclipse this year happens on February 26.)

While an empty money house indicates satisfaction and contentment – a good thing – it often shows the root cause behind financial problems, should they arise: lack of attention and lack of focus. Should problems arise (God forbid), start paying more attention.

The Sun is a fast-moving planet. In any given year he will move through all the signs and houses of your Horoscope. Thus money and earnings opportunities come to you in various ways and through various people, depending on where your money planet is at any given time and the kinds of aspects he receives. These short-term trends are best covered in the monthly reports.

Jupiter, your work planet, in your 4th house is a good financial signal for you and thus I feel there will be basic prosperity in the year ahead. Jupiter in the 4th house plays to your natural strengths – real estate, the food business, restaurants, house building and industries that cater to the home. It shows, as we have mentioned, the prosperity of the family as a whole and good family support.

Jupiter’s move into your 5th house on October 11 indicates luck in speculations and money that is earned in happy ways. It shows someone who is enjoying their wealth – spending on fun kinds of activities.

Career has been unstable for many years now. Unstable, but exciting. There have been many career changes of late and more could happen this year too. It’s as if you’re searching for the perfect career, and every time you think you’ve found it a new idea or opportunity comes, and you change again. Uranus in your career house favours careers in media, technology, science, astrology and the online world. Whatever your actual career is, these activities play an important role.

As we mentioned earlier, your main lesson these past few years is learning to deal with career uncertainty and insecurity. Change – for good or ill – can happen at any moment. Nothing is set in stone. Career highs can be very high, but the lows can be ultra-low as well. It is like riding a bucking bronco.

Love and Social Life

Pluto, as we said earlier, has been in your 7th house of love for many years now, and will be there for many more to come. Thus a cosmic detoxing is going on in the love life (and the social life in general). This is seldom a pleasant experience. Anyone who has undergone a physical detox will tell you how shocked they are at the kind of crud that was lurking in the body. The same holds true socially. These negative habits, tendencies, impurities, false beliefs and concepts need to be purged in order for you to have the ideal marriage or love life. So it is best to cooperate with the process. All the love experiences that you’ve been having are purgative in nature. They bring up what doesn’t belong there so it can be eliminated from the ‘social body’. There are people in your social circle who also don’t belong there. These too get purged.

Many a friendship or marriage has gone down the tubes in recent years. And even those that have survived have had many dramas – surgery or near-death kinds of experiences. In some cases it was not ‘near death’ but actual. Either a spouse or friend, or both. Often a friendship or marriage gets tested not because of the actual relationship, but because of the trials and tribulations the individuals are going through.

Pluto is the ruler of your 5th house of fun and creativity. So perhaps – especially in the case of singles – you haven’t wanted anything too serious in the way of relationships. You only wanted love affairs – fun kinds of relationships. In the case of those of you who are married, infidelity could have been a major issue.

Your love planet, Saturn, has been in your 6th house of health and work for the past two years, and will remain here for almost all of the year ahead as well. Perhaps your job hasn’t been the most pleasant, but there have been compensating benefits. It has helped your social life. In many cases there have been office romances with co-workers. In many cases you have made new friends there. A lot of your socializing has happened at the work place.

This alignment also indicates an attraction towards doctors and health professionals, or with people involved in your health. For singles, a visit to the therapist can become much more than that.

The love planet in the 6th house is not the best aspect for romance, however. It can give too critical an attitude. It gives a desire for perfection. There’s nothing wrong with this, but you need to go about it in the right way. Don’t be like the doctor searching for pathology, analysing every little nuance and imperfection. Keep your mind on the good things. If there are imperfections they will arise in due course – very naturally – and that will be the time to deal with them. Don’t try to be too proactive about this. Your very analytical attitude is itself the obstruction to romance. Avoid destructive criticism like the plague. Nothing is quicker to destroy a relationship than this. Keep the criticism constructive – and even here watch the timing of it.

Saturn will change signs at the end of the year. He will move out of Sagittarius (where he’s not very comfortable) into his own sign of Capricorn. This will improve the love life. Saturn is strong in his own sign. Your social magnetism will be stronger and there will be a desire for serious, long-term commitment. You will feel the effect of this more in 2018.

Self-Improvement

Uranus, as we have mentioned, has been in your 10th house of career for many years, which has created much career instability. But it has produced other things too. Since Uranus is the ruler of your 8th house of regeneration, he functions very much like Pluto – he shares many of Pluto’s characteristics. On a worldly level it shows that you have been dealing with death and death issues and near-death experiences; with estate planning and surgery; with debt and tax issues. These affairs have been prominent for some years and will be in the year ahead too. Spiritually, the agenda here is to help you understand death better. It’s as if you’re forced by circumstances and events to get a better understanding and to lose your fear of death. When understood correctly, what we call ‘fear of death’ is only the body’s ‘love of life’. It wants to live and avoids anything that would interfere with that. Death is only an issue with the physical body. The soul and spirit are unmoved by it. They are immortal. An incarnation is only another ‘incident’ in a long, long history – and there will be many more of such incidents. Fear of death is perhaps the primary reason that people do not attain their dreams. When this fear goes, life will become happier and more fulfilled. So this cosmic agenda, though seemingly harsh, has a good purpose behind it.

The 10th house is much more than just a person’s worldly career. It shows the spiritual mission for the life: the purpose of the incarnation. The spiritual part of you (your real self) wants to achieve something very specific in this incarnation. It is up to you to learn what this is and to do it. Uranus in your 10th house indicates that you’re trying to do this. You’re experimenting with this or that path. It also shows that the instabilities in your worldly career are leading you, little by little, to your true soul purpose. You’re being ‘set free’ so to speak to follow your Divine Calling.

Neptune, the most spiritual of planets, has been in stressful alignment with Saturn for two years now, and this more or less continues in the year ahead (but less so than in previous years). Your religious beliefs – your world view – your personal philosophy of life – is being tested. It seems like this testing is from friends or the spouse, partner or current love interest. The testing is unpleasant to be sure, but it is healthy. Some of your beliefs will hold up, some will get modified, some will be replaced. Religion and philosophy are much more important than psychology (at which you’re very good). These will shape the psychology. Change a person’s religious beliefs and you immediately change their emotional reactions to events. Jupiter, the natural ruler of the 9th house of religion and philosophy, was considered the chief God among the ancients for this reason. He was causative to all the other Gods.

Gemini 2017 Horoscope

January

Best Days Overall: 2, 3, 11, 12, 20, 21, 30, 31

Most Stressful Days Overall: 5, 6, 17, 18, 19, 25, 26

Best Days for Love: 2, 5, 6, 12, 13, 14, 20, 21, 23, 24, 25, 26, 31

Best Days for Money: 1, 7, 8, 10, 13, 14, 16, 18, 19, 27, 28, 29

Best Days for Career: 3, 4, 5, 6, 11, 12, 20, 21

You begin your year with the upper half of your Horoscope dominant. Home, family and emotional wellness are always important to you, but these days it is good to focus on your career and outer ambitions. The Horoscope is not saying to ignore your family (and you wouldn’t do that anyway), but to serve them by succeeding in the outer world. Making that new deal or getting that promotion will help the family in various ways. You’re succeeding, not from a place of personal ambition, but for the sake of the family. Your career planet, Mars, has his solstice at the end of the month (from the 27th to the 31st). There will be a temporary pause then and, afterwards, a change of direction.

Health needs more attention being paid to it this month – especially until the 19th. The most important thing, as our regular readers know, is to get enough rest. Low energy is like hanging a neon sign up inviting opportunistic invaders in. Keep the aura strong and dynamic. Let go of inessential things. Focus only on what’s really important in your life. Enhance the health in the ways mentioned in the yearly report.

Health will improve after the 19th, but it will still need watching.

Finances don’t seem a major focus this month. Generally this is good; it shows contentment with the status quo. But sometime it indicates a lack of attention – a tendency to ignore the financial life – and this can lead to problems. Your financial planet, the Sun, is in your 7th house until the 19th, which indicates earnings coming through partnerships and joint ventures. Your social contacts and general ‘like-ability’ are important. Who you know is more important than how much you have. You will probably be spending more on the social life too, but it seems like a good investment. The Sun in Capricorn also indicates sound financial judgement. You get value for money. It is an excellent period to set up long-term financial plans – savings, investment or retirement plans. On the 19th the Sun enters Aquarius, your 8th house. This is excellent for paying down or taking on debt (or refinancing existing debt) according to your need. Those of you of appropriate age will feel impelled to do estate planning. Tax planning is also beneficial now.

The financial planet in Aquarius is excellent for buying high-tech equipment and gadgets. These seem important in the financial life these days. You spend on this, but earn from it as well.

Love seems happy this month. You are in a yearly love and social peak until the 19th.

February

Best Days Overall: 7, 8, 16, 17, 18, 26, 27

Most Stressful Days Overall: 1, 2, 14, 15, 21, 22, 28

Best Days for Love: 1, 2, 9, 10, 19, 20, 21, 22, 28

Best Days for Money: 5, 6, 9, 10, 14, 15, 24, 25, 26, 27

Best Days for Career: 1, 2, 9, 10, 19, 20, 28

Health is much improved from the 6th onwards. On the 6th, the Moon, the ruler of your Horoscope, is at her closest distance to the Earth, her perigee. This brings confidence, self-esteem and energy. Personal appearance will shine too. On the 7th Mercury leaves his stressful aspect to you; on the 18th the Sun starts to make harmonious aspects to you; and on the 25th Mercury joins the party. So – health and overall energy are steadily improving.

Career is becoming ever more important. Uranus has been in your career house for many years now, and Mars – your career planet – joined him on January 28. This month, Venus enters on your 10th house on the 3rd. So career is busy, hectic and successful. There is a need for positive action here.

We have two eclipses this month and both are impacting on finance. Important changes need to be made and the eclipses will force the issue.

The Lunar Eclipse of the 11th (in America it happens on the 10th) occurs in your 2nd House. The eclipse in the money house shows that you need to make course corrections in your financial life. Events in foreign lands impact on your finances. A reduced schedule is advisable for this eclipse. Every Lunar Eclipse brings changes in your self-definition – your self-concept. It is a healthy thing to redefine yourself periodically. We are growing beings; we aren’t the same now as we were six months ago. So this redefinition over the next six months will bring a change in the image – a change in the look – in the way you present yourself to the world. The spouse, partner or current love can have social dramas with friends. Parents or parent figures can have dramas at home and with family members. Family members can have career changes.

The Solar Eclipse of the 26th occurs in the 9th House and thus impacts on travel and educational plans. Since the Sun is your Financial Planet, finances are also impacted. Changes that weren’t made during the previous eclipse happen now. Neptune, your travel planet, is affected here. Avoid foreign travel that period. College students (or those on the postgraduate level) are making important changes to their educational plans. There are upheavals in your place of worship.

March

Best Days Overall: 6, 7, 16, 17, 25, 26

Most Stressful Days Overall: 1, 13, 14, 21, 22, 28

Best Days for Love: 1, 9, 10, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 27, 28

Best Days for Money: 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 13, 14, 16, 23, 24, 27, 28

Best Days for Career: 1, 10, 20, 21, 28, 30

Mars makes dynamic aspects with Uranus on the 1st – drive more carefully than usual and watch your temper. Parents and parent figures should take it easy that day too.

Career is the main headline in the month ahead. Over half of the planets are either in your 10th house or moving through there this month. This is a lot of power in the career house and it denotes focus – and focus brings success. There is not much you can do on the home front right now. Your home and family planet, Venus, goes into retrograde motion on the 4th, and Jupiter, the current occupant of your 4th house, started to go backwards on February 6. Only time will solve family dilemmas. Overt action is not called for. Focus on the career. That is where you are successful now.

Health is reasonable until the 20th, but after that it needs more attention. Keep in mind our discussion of this in the yearly report. Since the career is so hectic, so demanding and time consuming, it will be a challenge to maintain high energy levels. But you can do it. Let go of trivial matters and focus on what is essential. Get a better rhythm to your work. Take short breaks and schedule in regular massages. Avoid depression or negative feelings as much as possible (meditation is a help here).

Finances will be good this month. The changes you made last month are working out. Until the 20th you will have excellent financial intuition (and especially on the 1st and 2nd). You need to trust this intuition – it is the short cut to wealth and is always, when seen in hindsight, eminently logical and rational. The financial planet in the 9th house is always a positive aspect for earnings, as the 9th house is considered ‘lucky’. On the 20th the Sun moves into your 10th house of career. This too is good. Earnings are high on your agenda and you aspire to wealth. There can be pay rises (official or unofficial) at work. You have the financial favour of the ‘higher ups’ in your life. Your good professional reputation leads to more earning opportunities. It will be good to invest in things that foster the career.

The love life is stressful until the 20th, but you will see dramatic improvement afterwards. With Venus retrograde from the 4th onwards go slow in love. The tendency for singles is to jump into relationships too quickly.

April

Best Days Overall: 3, 4, 12, 13, 22, 23, 30

Most Stressful Days Overall: 10, 11, 17, 18, 24, 25

Best Days for Love: 4, 5, 6, 12, 13, 15, 16, 17, 18, 23, 24, 25

Best Days for Money: 1, 5, 6, 10, 11, 15, 16, 19, 20, 21, 26, 27, 28, 29

Best Days for Career: 7, 8, 18, 24, 25, 28

Continue to pay close attention to your health. Last month, on the 20th, you entered one of the most vulnerable health periods of your year. Abnormal aches and pains are most likely to be happening because of lower than usual energy. Sometimes, pre-existing conditions seem to flare up more. The solution is to get enough rest and to enhance the health in the ways mentioned in the yearly report. Review our discussion of health last month too.

Career is still going strong. There is much outer success, but also more demands on your time and energy. This complicates health as well.

The Western, social sector of your chart has been dominant since the beginning of the year. This begins to change in the month ahead, from the 28th onwards, when the Eastern, personal sector starts to become more dominant. It won’t totally dominate (there are four long-term planets in the West and they have been there for many years), but the Eastern sector will be stronger than it has been all year. The planetary power in the form of the short-term planets are moving towards you rather than away from you. They support you. The cosmos is concerned about the all but also about your personal interest. Your interest is no less important than any other’s. Self-interest is not a sin – so long as you don’t run roughshod over others (which you are unlikely to do). It is good now to evaluate your personal circumstances and see what irks you and what can be improved. Then, start to make the necessary changes. You have the power to make these changes now. Your personal independence and power are getting stronger day by day.

Your financial planet, the Sun, is in Aries until the 19th. On the one hand this indicates fast financial progress. It shows more financial independence than usual. There is a feeling of financial courage – of fearlessness – and a willingness to take risks. The only problem is that you might be too rash in your spending or investing. You seem more of an impulsive spender and investor these days. Take more time to evaluate things. Financial patience is needed. The lure of the quick buck can make you vulnerable to scams.

The good news is that pay rises can still happen. You still have the financial favour of the authority figures in your life. On the 19th the Sun moves into stable, conservative Taurus. This is a good financial signal. It indicates that the financial judgement is sound and your financial instincts are good. Taurus is all about money.

May

Best Days Overall: 1, 9, 10, 19, 20, 27, 28

Most Stressful Days Overall: 7, 8, 14, 15, 21, 22

Best Days for Love: 2, 3, 12, 13, 14, 15, 21, 22, 30

Best Days for Money: 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 14, 15, 17, 18, 25, 26, 29, 30

Best Days for Career: 7, 8, 17, 18, 21, 22, 25, 26

When the Sun moved into Taurus last month (on the 19th) your friends became more supportive financially. Social networking became a path to profits. You spent more on the latest technology and earned from this as well. This situation continues until the 20th.

Health improved after April 19, and further improves after the 6th of this month. Many mystery aches, pains and discomforts magically vanish. (They were caused by stressful planetary transits and when the stresses passed, so did they.) If you feel under the weather, enhance the health in the ways mentioned above in the yearly report.

In general, health and energy will be stronger (and personal appearance more radiant) when the Moon is waxing – from the 1st to the 10th and from the 25th onwards. You are particularly attractive on the 26th when the Moon is at perigee (her closest distance to Earth). Rest more on the 12th when the Moon is at her apogee (her furthest distance from Earth).

Career still seems successful, though it is not as active or demanding as in the past few months. Venus, a beneficent planet, spends the month in your 10th house. This shows the support of friends and family in the career. The family as a whole is elevated in status. Friends are succeeding and are providing career opportunities – opening doors for you. It is good to further your career by social means: attend and perhaps host the right kinds of parties and gatherings. With your career planet Mars in your spiritual 12th house all month it will be good to attend or host charity events. Being involved in charities in general seems helpful to the career.

Charity work will help the bottom line too – from the 20th onwards. This is a period for relying on your financial intuition and for going deeper into ‘spiritual economics’. This is a time for ‘miracle money’. Normal money will come, but the miracle money is much more interesting. The financial planet in Gemini from the 20th onwards indicates earning from your communication skills. It is a time for creative marketing, sales, PR and advertising. It is important to make good use of the media available to you.

Love is not a major interest this month, but nevertheless seems happy. It is not a time for major love decisions though – your love planet Saturn is retrograde.

June

Best Days Overall: 5, 6, 7, 15, 16, 24, 25

Most Stressful Days Overall: 3, 4, 10, 11, 12, 18, 19, 30

Best Days for Love: 9, 10, 11, 12, 19, 20, 21, 27, 28, 29

Best Days for Money: 3, 4, 13, 14, 22, 23, 24, 26, 27, 30

Best Days for Career: 4, 5, 15, 16, 18, 19, 24, 25

This month you enter your period of maximum personal independence and power (which will last well into next month too). So, take responsibility for your happiness. It’s really up to you and not others. Make the changes that make you happy. It will be much easier to do this now (and next month). If you procrastinate until later, changes can still be made but with more difficulty.

Last month was a spiritual month and so is the month ahead – especially until the 21st. Your spiritual planet, Mercury, will spend much of the month ‘out of bounds’ and this seems the situation in your spiritual life. You’re moving outside your usual sphere; perhaps you feel that the answers you seek cannot be found here and you look elsewhere. Often this indicates exploring alien or foreign teachings or teachers.

The financial intuition is still very important until the 21st. Continue to explore the spiritual dimensions of wealth – spiritual economics. There is much revelation happening in this area.

On the 21st, the Sun crosses your Ascendant and enters your 1st house. This is a wonderful financial transit. It brings physical money and also opportunity. You look and feel prosperous and others see you this way. You are a ‘money person’ to people around you. You dress more expensively and tend to flaunt your wealth (a temporary thing). Silver is always a beneficial colour for you, but after the 21st you might want to add some gold to the mix. It is good to wear gold jewellery as well. (This will further enhance your financial power.) You spend on yourself and invest in yourself after the 21st. Your personal appearance is important financially.

On the 4th Mars, your career planet, enters your 1st house bringing happy career opportunities to you. You look successful and people see you this way. Mars spends most of the month ‘out of bounds’. This suggests that in your career pursuits you are outside your normal sphere. Perhaps you need to travel to exotic, out-of-the-way places. Perhaps people outside your usual sphere become important career-wise. There are many scenarios here.

Health is good all month. In general, it will be best when the Moon waxes – from the 1st to the 9th and from the 24th onwards. Health and personal appearance are especially good on the 8th when the Moon is at her perigee. Personal appearance will be strong from the 21st onwards.

July

Best Days Overall: 3, 4, 13, 14, 21, 22, 30, 31

Most Stressful Days Overall: 1, 8, 9, 15, 16, 28, 29

Best Days for Love: 5, 6, 8, 9, 10, 15, 16, 19, 20, 23, 24, 28, 29

Best Days for Money: 1, 3, 4, 10, 11, 13, 14, 19, 20, 23, 24, 28, 29

Best Days for Career: 3, 4, 13, 14, 15, 16, 23, 30, 31

You entered a cycle of prosperity last month on the 21st and it continues in the month ahead. The Sun, your financial planet, remains in your 1st house until the 22nd, bringing financial windfalls and opportunity to you. Money and opportunity seek you out, rather than vice versa. Just go about your daily business and prosperity will find you. On the 22nd the Sun moves into your money house and you enter a yearly financial peak – a period of peak earnings. The Sun in Leo indicates happy money. You earn your money in enjoyable, fun kinds of ways. You have great financial confidence now. You might get a bit too speculative during this period – but you seem lucky. Speculate according to your intuition, not automatically (and avoid speculations from the 9th to the 11th).

Mars enters the money house on the 20th and spends the rest of the month there. This adds to your speculative fervour. But this aspect also indicates the favour of bosses, parents, parent figures and the authority figure in your life. They support your financial goals. Even the government seems favourably disposed to you now and if you have issues here it would be a good period to deal with them, from the 20th onwards.

Mars entered your 1st house on June 4 and he is there until the 20th of this month. This gives energy and charisma. You get things done in a hurry but can be impatient. Rush is the main danger with this position. This can lead to conflicts, temper tantrums, injury or accident. Avoid impatience.

Health is wonderful now. You look great. You are active and energetic and the muscles and physique are toned. In general health and energy will be strongest when the Moon waxes – from 1st to the 9th and from the 23rd onwards. Health and energy are good on the 21st too, as the Moon is at her closest to Earth.

Your love planet Saturn is still retrograde all month, so love is still under review. You should see big improvements here from the 20th onwards however. Love happens as you pursue your work and financial goals – or with people involved in these areas.

August

Best Days Overall: 9, 10, 18, 26, 27

Most Stressful Days Overall: 4, 5, 11, 12, 24, 25, 31

Best Days for Love: 2, 3, 4, 5, 9, 10, 11, 12, 18, 19, 20, 21, 28, 29, 30, 31

Best Days for Money: 1, 2, 3, 6, 7, 11, 12, 16, 20, 21, 24, 25, 31

Best Days for Career: 1, 2, 11, 12, 20, 21, 29, 30

Retrograde activity increases this month – it’s at its maximum for the year. From the 13th to the 25th half of the planets are travelling backwards, and 40 per cent of them are in retrograde motion both before and after this period. This affects the world and world events, but your career and finances don’t seem affected. Prosperity is still happening. You’re still in a yearly financial peak until the 22nd.

Last month the planetary power began to shift from the upper to the lower half of your chart. This month, as Venus crosses from the top to the bottom, the shift is even stronger. Now it is time to reduce your emphasis on career and focus more on the home, family and emotional wellness. The planetary shift symbolizes a psychological shift in you. Career opportunities are still happening (your career planet Mars is part of a Grand Trine in Fire), but you can be more choosy about them. You can opt for the ones that are emotionally more comfortable.

We have two eclipses this month. The first, the Lunar Eclipse of the 7th, is the stronger one – but you’ve gone through much stronger eclipses in recent years. You’ll get through it just fine. This eclipse occurs in your 8th house of regeneration and affects the finances of the spouse, partner or current love interest. He or she is forced to make important financial changes. Their whole financial strategy will need to be changed. Every Lunar Eclipse has an impact on your image and personality, and this one is no different. Once again, the cosmos gives you the opportunity to redefine yourself. Your opinion of yourself hasn’t been realistic and needs upgrading. It’s always best if you do this redefining for yourself – if you don’t, others will do it and it won’t be so pleasant. Generally this redefinition brings wardrobe and image changes over the next six months. Often the hairstyle and overall presentation change.

This eclipse can bring encounters with death. Perhaps you have dreams about it or thoughts about it. Perhaps you read of some grisly death or watch a movie that triggers this. Sometimes one experiences ‘close calls’ – brushes with the dark angel. The cosmos intends you to get more serious about life.

The Solar Eclipse of the 21st brings financial changes to you. The earlier eclipse affected the beloved; this one affects you. Your financial thinking and strategy need changing. Since this eclipse occurs right on the cusp of your 3rd house, cars and communication equipment will get tested. There can be dramas in the lives of siblings and sibling figures. Students below college level are forced to make important educational changes.

September

Best Days Overall: 5, 6, 14, 15, 23, 24

Most Stressful Days Overall: 1, 7, 8, 20, 21, 28, 29

Best Days for Love: 1, 7, 8, 16, 17, 26, 27, 28, 29

Best Days for Money: 1, 3, 4, 10, 12, 13, 16, 17, 19, 20, 21, 30

Best Days for Career: 7, 8, 9, 10, 18, 19, 28, 29

Career is more or less in abeyance now. The bottom half of your chart is very dominant and the planetary power is moving away from the 10th house of career and towards the 4th house of home and family, and this is what you’re doing. On the 22nd, the Sun will enter the 4th house, and other short-term planets will follow next month.

This is the time to build up the forces for your next career push, which will happen towards the end of the year. This is the time to prepare the ground for it. Now you can best serve your family by being there for them – by being available emotionally and in other ways. Your emotional wellness – feeling right – is more important than outer success. Cancerians have prodigious memories. They can tell you what they wore on their first date and every detail about it. But now – especially after the 22nd – it becomes even stronger. What seems like nostalgia to the human mind is really nature’s therapeutic system. It brings up old memories in order to reprocess them. Generally, old traumas (and even happy events) get reinterpreted in the light of present consciousness. Something that seemed tragic when it happened, now brings only a smile. Healing happens.

Finance is still important this month, but the emphasis is winding down. The month begins with three planets in the money house – which shows a lot of focus – but by the 20th the money house will be empty. Short-term financial goals have been more or less achieved and you have no need to pay too much attention here now.

Your financial planet will be in your 3rd house until the 22nd. Thus, as we mentioned last month, good sales, marketing, PR and advertising are important in whatever you’re doing. It is also a good period for trading – buying and selling. For investors, telecommunications, transportation and the health field look like promising areas. On the 22nd, the Sun moves on into your 4th house. This indicates spending on the home and family and earning money from home. It favours residential real estate, restaurants, the food business, hotels and industries that cater to the home. It shows good family support too. Family, and family connections especially, are very important (more so than usual) in the financial life.

Health is good this month – until the 22nd. After that date, make sure to get enough rest. In general you’ll feel better and look better when the Moon waxes – from the 1st to the 6th and from the 20th onwards. Thus, though you should rest more after the 22nd, things won’t be that bad. You look especially good – and have great confidence – on the 13th as the Moon is at her perigee. Rest and relax more on the 27th as the Moon is at her apogee, her most distant point from Earth.

October

Best Days Overall: 3, 4, 11, 12, 20, 21, 30, 31

Most Stressful Days Overall: 5, 6, 18, 19, 25, 26

Best Days for Love: 5, 6, 7, 8, 13, 14, 17, 18, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28

Best Days for Money: 1, 9, 10, 11, 13, 14, 19, 20, 30

Best Days for Career: 5, 6, 7, 8, 15, 16, 27

Health and energy might be more stressful now but many nice things are happening still. Your 4th house of home and family is even stronger than last month, with 60 per cent of the planets either there or moving through there. This is definitely the major focus this month. Your family is your mission and career right now. Indeed, on the 22nd Mars, your career planet, moves into your 4th house. This additionally indicates working on your career from home, and working on the career by the methods of night – dreaming, visualizing what you want, and creating the internal infrastructure for outer career progress later on.

Everything centres round the home and family this month. If the domestic and emotional life are good, everything else – health, finance, career – will fall into place.

Health will improve somewhat later in the month – after the 23rd – but still needs watching. Review our discussion of health in the yearly report. The important thing, as always, is not to allow yourself to get over-tired. Listen to the body. If it is tired, just rest, take a nap or a break.

On the 11th your health planet Jupiter changes signs. He moves from Libra into Scorpio. This creates different health needs and different approaches. Detox regimes become more important. You could have a tendency towards surgery – or it could be recommended to you. The colon, bladder and sexual organs become important in health. Sexual moderation is important.

Mars, your career planet, has his solstice from the 23rd to the 30th. This reinforces what we mentioned above. A career pause is happening and then a change of direction. Don’t be alarmed by this. It is a pause that refreshes.

You have a very nice payday on the 26th or 27th as your financial planet travels with Jupiter. A happy job opportunity can also come. When the Sun moves into Scorpio on the 23rd it will be good to use spare cash to pay off debts. Borrowing will be easier too – if you need it. There is luck in speculations after the 23rd, but this should only be done under the guidance of intuition and not blindly. Children and children figures are supportive financially. You’re probably spending more on them too.

Sales and marketing people have good fortune on the 18th and 19th. The dream life is more active (and revelatory) on those days as well.

November

Best Days Overall: 7, 8, 16, 17, 26, 27

Most Stressful Days Overall: 1, 2, 14, 15, 21, 22, 29, 30

Best Days for Love: 2, 6, 7, 10, 16, 17, 20, 21, 22, 26, 27, 30

Best Days for Money: 7, 8, 9, 10, 16, 17, 18, 26, 27, 28, 29

Best Days for Career: 1, 2, 5, 6, 14, 15, 24, 25, 29, 30

Health and energy are much improved this month. There are still some planets in stressful alignment, but much fewer than last month. It is a fun kind of month; with some creativity you can even make your mundane tasks fun. The focus is still on the family (a fun activity for the Cancerian) but more on children. Your career planet is still in your 4th house all month – a clear message that your family and emotional and domestic wellness are the real career at the moment. As we mentioned last month, if these are right, the career will also be right.

You tend to look and feel better when the Moon, the ruler of your Horoscope, is waxing – from the 1st to the 4th and from the 18th onwards. The Full Moon and New Moon days (the 4th and the 18th) are especially good. The 5th and 6th are also good as the Moon is at perigee.

Jupiter will make beautiful aspects to Neptune towards the end of the month. This would indicate work-related travel. The Sun will Trine Neptune from the 2nd to the 4th, showing business-related travel (money is involved here). It is also a good financial period. The intuition is sharp.

These aspects are also good for college students and indicate success in their studies or with administrators. If you are involved in legal issues these too will go well in the month ahead.

The Sun, your financial planet, will be in Scorpio, your 5th house until the 22nd. Thus many of the financial trends that we discussed last month are still in effect. Money is earned in happy ways. You enjoy the act of money making. You are more speculative and lady luck seems with you. You spend more on fun kinds of activities. You spend on the children (or children figures in your life) but can earn from them as well. For investors, bonds and the bond market are interesting – also industries that cater to youth.

On the 22nd the Sun enters expansive Sagittarius. This is another good financial aspect. Again you are more speculative. You can be an impulse spender and investor – perhaps too quick in your decision making. For investors this aspect favours book publishing, the travel business and for-profit colleges. The health industry is also interesting. You are lucky, but basically you earn through your work. Your hard work creates the good luck.

Important career changes are happening this month, but perhaps behind the scenes. Parents and parent figures should take it easier from the 16th to the 20th and on the 30th.

December

Best Days Overall: 5, 6, 14, 15, 24, 25

Most Stressful Days Overall: 11, 12, 18, 19, 20, 26, 27

Best Days for Love: 7, 8, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 28

Best Days for Money: 5, 6, 7, 8, 14, 15, 16, 17, 24, 25

Best Days for Career: 3, 14, 24, 26, 27

Saturn’s move into Capricorn on the 21st is going to make health an important priority for the next two years. Health is reasonably good until the 21st. Mars leaves his stressful aspect with you on the 9th and begins to make harmonious aspects to you. The short-term planets are leaving you alone until the 21st. But this is just a lull. From the 21st onwards husband your energy better. Schedule in more massages. Spend more time at a health spa, if possible. Enhance the health in the ways mentioned in the yearly report. The 19th seems a delicate health day, so try to rest more if possible.

The planetary power is now in the Western, social sector of your chart, and by the 21st it will be at its maximum Western position. Indeed, from the 12th to the 25th 90 per cent of the planets are in the Western sector. So perhaps it is good that energy is not up to its usual standard. It means you’re forced to rely more on others and their good graces. It forces you to cultivate your social skills. You can’t do everything by yourself right now – you need others. Let go of personal effort and self-will. Put others ahead of yourself. Allow good to happen rather than try to ‘make’ it happen.

If there are conditions and circumstances that irk you, make note of them. This is not a time to make changes – that will come in March and April next year – but at least you will know what needs to be changed.

Love is the main headline this month. Your 7th house of love becomes powerful from the 21st onwards and you enter a yearly love and social peak. You’re spending more on the social life, but will be earning from here as well. Partnerships or joint venture opportunities will come. Finances will be easier in partnership than by going solo.

Saturn’s move into your 7th house (and he will be there for the next two years) shows an attraction for older, more settled, more serious kinds of people. It indicates someone older coming into your love life. It shows a need to go slow in love and not to rush into anything. You will start to become more selective about who you date and the parties you attend. You’re beginning to take a long-term perspective on love. Short-term relationships are becoming less interesting.

Your career planet Mars moves into your 5th house on the 9th. This shows that the children and children figures in your life are the career. But it also shows a need to enjoy your career path – to have fun with it. These opportunities will come.

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