Mercury enters Libra early today, where it will transit until
September 27th. While Mercury is in Libra, we are especially diplomatic
and we're able to bring a more rational approach to one-to-one relationships.
It's a good time to think about ways we can improve our negotiation skills. In
an attempt to see both sides of any given situation, Mercury in Libra can be
a vacillating energy. It can be more challenging than usual to make quick
decisions, as we can very often sit on the fence. We may too easily accommodate
others' opinions in order to keep the peace. In our negotiations, we don't
want to assert ourselves in such a way as to appear to be the "bad guy".
However, this is a good period for considering others' points of view. We
are more inclined to arrive at truly fair conclusions. A First Quarter Moon
occurs this morning as the Sun in Virgo forms a square with the
Sagittarius Moon. There is
a crisis theme surrounding any quarter Moon phase, as we feel compelled to take
action. Shortly after, we are made aware of how our actions affect those close
to us, perhaps through trial and error. Whatever project or initiative we began
around the New Moon on August 25th is now off the ground, and it may face its first
obstacles. Venus in dynamic aspect to Pluto this morning can stimulate some underlying tensions in social interactions
and relationships. Passions
run hot, but there's a hidden agenda. Avoid power plays with
friends and lovers. The Moon is in spirited Sagittarius all day.
You begin September especially busy, dear Cancer, similarly to how you
ended last month. Focus is strong on communicating, learning, connecting, and
moving about. You are taking more pride in your mind and personal interests, and
you're bringing more gentleness and peace to your communications. You are
learning new things, and changing your perspective, sometimes in very
long-lasting and profound ways. The first week of the month requires
adjustments. There can be a conflict over someone else's resources or money, or a frustrating clash of values.
Watch for overspending. However, later in the month is far stronger for making
purchases of big-ticket items. A Full Moon on the 8th brings illumination to
learning matters, fruition of a project, or deals that have nice payouts. An
idea that you've been working on might blossom now. Advertising or promotional
efforts can be successful. Making presentations or taking tests can also be
favorable now. From the 13th forward, there can be more demands from your daily
life and work. From the 22nd, more clarity comes to your love relationships and
partnerships. You energetically pursue your hobbies or other pleasurable
pastimes. In mid-July, Jupiter entered your finance and values sector, setting
the stage for a stronger feeling of abundance and comfort. This month,
progressive Uranus helps Jupiter out, refreshing your confidence and building
your confidence about your own self-worth and value to others. Practical
affairs, including money and work, can prosper now with new ideas and methods. Opportunities to attract improved conditions in your career and a boost in reputation can arise. Your attitude is a "can do" one now.
Wonderful energy is with you for gently pushing the boundaries and making
progress. There can be sudden or unusual opportunities that arise with business, work, or money
until June 2015, and the gears are set into motion towards the end of September. Some of you could free yourselves of heavy obligations, burdens, or debts, allowing you to move forward with
a nice, liberated feeling.
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.