Mars opposes Uranus and squares Pluto early today. This can be a time of much restlessness, rebellion, and
impatience. We have a tendency to take risks and to
act on sudden impulses without considering consequences. There may
be changes in work schedules, or life's circumstances could challenge us in
such a way that we need to change our goals or actions. This can also be a
time when we tend to resist others and challenge them if they are trying to
hold us back. Anger can erupt seemingly from nowhere. Our desires are intense and difficult to
satisfy. A tendency to bully and confront may dominate.
Efforts to make changes could be thwarted, or power struggles emerge. The
trick is to remain flexible and to develop strategies for achieving our
goals. It would be wise to observe whatever powerful
feelings that confrontations or conflicts arouse, as
these influences have a way of pulling out suppressed matter, or emotional
"slush". Mercury enters Taurus, where it will transit until May 7th. During this
cycle, our thinking is down to earth, solid, and grounded. Common sense reigns
over more fanciful thinking. We communicate more deliberately, and our minds are
oriented to the world of the five senses. We prefer the tried and true rather
than new ways of thinking. Attention to one thing at a time can simplify our
lives, but we may be in danger of narrow, overly conservative, or rigid
thinking. With today's Mercury-Chiron semi-square, there can be impatience with
rules, worry or guilty feelings, and conflicting viewpoints. The Moon is in
Aquarius all day.
There can be a lot of attention to professional and public matters this month, dear Cancer. Your drive for authority over your own life is strong now, and you want to follow your own rhythm. However, you are in high demand, and your responsibilities to others can complicate the freedom and mobility you crave. Be careful not to instigate sweeping changes only for the sake of change, as impulsiveness runs high in April and you may regret decisions later. There can be times this month when a partner, family member, parent, or authority figure feels threatened or is put off by your newfound displays of freedom and independence. A partner may be coming down on you, perhaps fearing they will lose you. People tend to be pulling you in different, and often opposing, directions. Any problems brewing in your personal life or on the domestic front are bound to reach a head mid-month. However, there are some light and positive points to the month. Eye-opening experiences are in store. The people that you meet now stir you into new ways of thinking. This is an excellent time for mind-expanding experiences, including travel and education. You are more curious and experimental at this time, and might discover new interests such as homeopathy, metaphysics, yoga, and so forth. Much of the month, work requires more communication than usual and you speak with more authority. Your ideas may come into public view
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.