The Moon is in Cancer all day, and we are both protective of others and
self-protective. This morning, Venus quincunx Pluto can stimulate latent
insecurities in our connections to others or regarding money and assets.
Irrational fears can emerge, and we may discover that it's time to make
adjustments or reassessments in order to balance things out. Later
today, however, Mercury trines Pluto, and we are quite willing to face
facts, uncover the truth, or put in extra effort to understand and
learn. Our mental faculties are attuned to otherworldly
impressions, offering us increased insight, psychological understanding and
awareness, and focused attention.
There's more fire and passion for creating, loving, expressing yourself, and
having fun this month, dear Cancer, than there has been for some time. There is
also an inclination to impulsiveness and possibly conflict if issues of ego and
attention are allowed to dominate. Even so, it's been awhile since your romantic
and creative worlds have been especially exciting, and you tend to radiate more
health and vigor in August. As long as you watch carefully for risk-taking with
money and even with your heart, you can have a satisfying month. Treat yourself
well and guard your light. Channel excess energy into exercise, dance, or music.
For some of you, a romance could heat up, but if you've been harboring some
resentments, which is quite likely with Saturn visiting your romance sector for
some time now, then these can emerge with some force. Practice moderation and
self-discipline while also following your heart for best results this month,
also keeping in mind that the trick to following your heart is to first know
your heart. There is a lot of power this month, and on some level, all year,
when it comes to earning and attracting the resources you need to live more
comfortably. Until mid-September, however, there is a perhaps equal impulse to
spend or even squander what does come in. Keep that under control, and you stand
to gain a lot in terms of security and a stronger sense of comfort and
abundance. Be sensible when it comes to managing your money and possessions.
Your mind is certainly all set to take care of business this month, although as
August progresses, developing your skills and expanding your interests can begin
to take precedence. Ideas to increase income can be golden this month, but
practical details will need to enter the picture before you really put them into
action. You're just a little too impulsive for the time being. Some recent ideas
can be laid to rest after the realization comes that they were too impractical
or impossible to carry through, but others are worthy of your attention. You are
learning about your self-worth these days, and learning to expect more respect
from others. Many of you will be carrying yourselves with a little more dignity
now, and this helps to attract positive people and circumstances to you. Be sure
to discuss finances, assets, and security matters with trusted people or
advisors now, as it can be very much to your advantage.
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.