The Sun enters Scorpio this morning, where it will transit until November
22nd. We avoid superficiality and mediocrity during this cycle. All that is hidden, taboo, secret, or suppressed interests us. Scorpio's energy is provocative,
usually in a quiet way, as well as passionate, strong-willed, and intense.
It can be an immensely healing and transformative energy. Jealousy,
vindictiveness, beating a dead horse, and manipulative are some of the more
negative expressions of Scorpio. Venus also enters Scorpio today, where it
will transit until November 16th. Deeply passionate relations are the focus. Our
drive is toward intense closeness, but blind faith in our partners is extremely
hard for us now. A New Moon Solar Eclipse occurs in Scorpio this afternoon. We may want to pinpoint the things in our
lives that make us feel out of control, such as addictions and
debts, and work on freeing ourselves of these emotional burdens.
This New Moon cycle is also an opportune one in which to explore
what is missing in our lives that leads us to engage in these
self-destructive behaviors. This cycle represents an opportunity
to rid ourselves of the "junk" in our lives -material and
spiritual. With this potent Scorpio energy, we have the chance
to make important changes in our lives.
While your domestic life tends to get top billing for the first three
weeks of the month, dear Cancer, there can be a big focus on the bigger picture
and where you're headed. This can be a time of innovation, and of sudden
positive twists of fate, especially regarding your income and career. While this
is true of much of the year ahead of you, October brings the first hints of
activity. Even so, October is a better month for observing, reviewing, and
researching than forging ahead with new plans. Opportunities to attract improved
conditions in your career and a boost in reputation can arise, and you benefit
from expressing yourself with a "can do" attitude. People are absolutely
noticing what you do, but don't let that idea intimidate you - authenticity of
expression is vital now. The more true to yourself you are, the greater the
opportunities. A Lunar Eclipse, Uranus, and a Kite formation all serve
to shake things up and require you to adapt quickly to changes for maximum
benefit. There can be some backtracking with Mercury retrograde much of the
month, affecting your romantic relationships, family life, and creative
projects. This can be good for you as you get a chance to rethink plans,
relationships, and goals. The 15-17 is especially good for coming to a new
understanding of family life. The Solar Eclipse that occurs on the 23rd can
bring a clearing of the air type of energy to a relationship with a romantic
partner, creative collaborator, or child. Even though it's an intense energy,
it's also very friendly with Venus and the Sun traveling close together and
enhancing your more appealing traits. Mars moving into your partnership zone on
the 26th brings more power, energy, and heat to one-on-one relationships, and
possibly to the influence of a partner over your life.
Expansive Jupiter continues to move through your sign this year, dear Cancer,
until mid-July. If you haven't taken advantage of its gifts and blessings, it's
time to do so. This is a time for a very positive new personal beginning and
awakening. It's a period of increased confidence, and of others' confidence in
you as well. One of the best things you can do for yourself this year,
besides putting yourself "out there", is to work on taking charge of your home
and family life, which may be demanding in the first half of 2014. Perhaps
because the world is demanding a lot of your attention now, home life can be a
little mixed up or hurried and hectic. One of the ways to improve your personal
life is to consciously work on relaxing your standards for achievement in your
profession or in the outside world, just enough to establish a nice balance. By
working on your inner foundation and your "base", success will ricochet back to
your public and professional lives. Confidence in your body, manner, and image
increases now, and sometimes dramatically, allowing you more freedom to do what
you want to do and to experience life on a "new and improved" level. Others
truly enjoy being around you, and see you as the wonderful person that you are.
It's not about your accomplishments, achievements, or performance at the moment
- it's about who you are. The second half of 2014 brings new and quite wonderful
energy to your finances, personal possessions, as well as your sense of comfort
and security. There is stronger focus on the simple pleasures and comforts of
life, although you might have your eye on something expensive or indulgent as
well. It's actually a good time to make larger, significant purchases, generally
speaking, and within reason. You might suddenly find yourself in the position to
acquire a long-wanted item or experience. Earnings might expand now, but it's
very important to be grateful at this time in your life. Look to expand, but
don't overreach. Excess can trip you up at a time when you have real, solid
opportunities to improve your lot in life.
Depending on what you want at this time in your life, it can be a time of more
business or more leisure - whichever helps to make you feel content and that
leads to a feeling of abundance. Even so, there can be times when you feel that
you have less time or opportunities for pursuing your hobbies, a romance, or
playful time with children. You may have less obvious "luck" on a social level
at times. Kids can be more demanding, or your tastes may be changing in such a
way that you derive less pleasure from the things that you previously enjoyed.
Love is a serious matter again this year. You can be attracting intense,
complicated, or even controlling people into your experience. May can bring
stabilizing and helpful energy to a love relationship, however. There may not be
big changes in relationships in 2014, but always a sense that changes are in the
works. Especially from September forward, there can be sudden or unusual
opportunities that arise with business, work, or money. There can be bold career
moves and surprising opportunities. Some of you could free yourselves of heavy
obligations, burdens, or debts, allowing you to move forward with more
confidence and a happy feeling of liberation. You might discover and develop a
talent, and others might suddenly recognize your value, in the job world
especially. There can be discoveries about health and wellness programs that
improve your outlook on life. Keep your eyes and mind open!
Jupiter continues to
move through your sign until mid-year, and this is helpful, freeing energy. This
may not be a time that is heavily oriented towards relationships, but the
efforts you put forth towards self-improvement can certainly benefit you in all
areas of life, including romance and relationship. You are coming into your own,
and it's a year of self-discovery in many ways.
You are focused on new beginnings at this time in your life, and rightfully so. You are not as interested
in what happened in the past, preferring to move forward without restrictions,
and that's a lot to say about a Cancer, known to be quite attached to the past.
Recently, you've been reinventing yourself, and in the process, there may have
been some people already in your life who have felt a little insecure about the
changes you've been making. Do what you have to do to propel yourself forward,
but be sensitive to those you hold dear. For the most part, though, people are
really enjoying you. You are likely to get a lot of positive feedback, and
you're sure to feel the love coming your way even if it's not explicitly stated.
Even so, there can be some rocky patches. In January, Venus is retrograde in
your partnership zone all month. You could feel stuck in the past regarding
relationships at this time, even with Jupiter encouraging you to look ahead.
Others may be a little cool with you. For some, an ex can return. Mars
retrograde from March to mid-May can serve to confuse desires.
In late May, Jupiter in your sign harmonizes with Saturn in your romance sector.
Because Saturn is also the ruler of your partnership sector, this can be an
especially strong time for strengthening and enjoying a relationship...cont'd
Note: Read the
sections for both your Sun Sign and Ascendant for a better
picture of what lies ahead for the day. For example, if you are
an Aries with a Leo Ascendant, read the forecast for both
Aries and Leo.