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May 6, 2016
The Moon is in Taurus all day, and a New Moon occurs at
3:29 PM EDT in the sign. This is a good time to commit to personal goals that
express the positive energies of the
sign of the Bull. It's time to enjoy life's simple and
physical pleasures--savor good food, and enjoy activities that
bring us in touch with nature and with our bodies. It's time to
stop and smell the roses, and to become more aware of what makes
us feel comfortable and secure. This is a good cycle under which
to re-evaluate our relationship to money and possessions, and to
discover what truly makes us happy and fulfilled. With this
potent Taurus energy, we have the chance to make important
changes in our lives. It's
time to make some solid yet realistic plans. This New Moon
aligns with Mercury and Venus (widely), but is close to their midpoint. As well,
it forms a trine with Jupiter and the North Node in Virgo and also with Pluto in
Capricorn, as well as a wide sextile with Neptune. This suggests many channels
for expressing ourselves, and many opportunities before us.
This is a strong month for your social life, dear Cancer, even if there are some complications to deal with. Relationships in general are in focus, and for the most part, people are helpful and supportive of you.
There are plenty of wonderful spots this month, although they seem to be concentrated in the first half of May. There are
many opportunities for good conversations particularly about past matters,
resolving problems, forgiving, connecting, and giving others the benefit of the
doubt. There are also treasures to be found in old projects, studies, and interests. Old friendships might be revisited. Travel plans may need some time to come together, but can be in strong focus. Rethinking some details of recent plans can work to your benefit in the long run. Partnerships are supportive and there can be good energy for legal and educational matters. Special dates for such opportunities are the 1-3, 9-10, 12-13, and 30th. The New Moon on the 6th can herald new beginnings related to friends, group associations, and important ideas and dreams. Your appetite for pleasure is also very strong in the first half of the month. Control this while still enjoying yourself, and life is good.
From the 9th forward, motivation to pursue personal interests or studies increases, and this will get even better in the next several months. Work and health matters can turn a corner as well, although there may be some hurdles to get over around the 21-22.
Your generosity and openness tend to attract friends and positive attention in general. While friends can enter or leave your life now, you're in a better position to learn who is truly on your side. There can be an increase in your personal influence in groups, with friends, and with a partner. You might especially enjoy coming to someone's aid. An overdue conversation might occur, and relationships can subtly improve. You may return to old or abandoned dreams and plans with new excitement.
The second half of the month is trickier than the first, but manageable. The 21-22 brings sudden awareness of something that's not working in the world of your work, daily routines, or health, or the need to make adjustments and meet deadlines. The 26th finds the final perfection of a Jupiter-Saturn square that serves as an important reminder of the limits of time and energy. If you have taken on too many personal projects or interests, you could find that this impacts your attention to responsibilities or professional goals. Look for ways to divide your attention in a more balanced way, even if this means cutting back on certain activities. Otherwise, the activities that you enjoy most can eventually feel burdensome. Frustrations aside, this is good time for structuring and simplifying your life in key ways.
Mars moves back into your romance and creativity sector on the 27th for the final month of its retrograde cycle, after which it will turn direct and spend even more time in this part of your solar chart. This can be a time for rediscovering old passions. There may be some delays in a creative project or even a romance, possibly due to setbacks, indecision, or stalling. However, you'll have plenty of time for sorting out your desires, needs, and goals in the coming months.
Major themes in 2016 are learning, skill-building, work, health, and family
and home life, dear Cancer. This may not be the most glamorous of years, but
it's a time for getting your life into better order and laying important ground
With Jupiter in your solar third house until September and Saturn in your
solar sixth house all year, you're going to be doing a lot of learning,
skill-building, and detail work, and yes, this can get overwhelming at times.
Uranus in your career sector can certainly keep things up in the air, and with
all of these factors combined, there can be a real sense that you're not sure
where you're headed. However, be assured that what you're building now will
eventually pay off. You definitely need to find ways to alleviate stress and
lighten the load, particularly in March and May when time management is top
priority. What excites you may not always be what you need to do for the time
being, but finding a better balance between your activities and responsibilities
will set you on the right path, even if the end goal is not yet in focus. Even
so, you're likely to get a nice hint of what that might be, or at least a light
at the end of the tunnel can appear, in December, when Saturn and Uranus form an
alliance. This influence will follow you into 2017 and develop further then, and
you're likely to find that hard work seems to be paying off.
The need for more self-discipline with your health and wellness programs as
well as daily routines will make itself obvious at times this year. Areas of
excess need to be pared down with Saturn in Sagittarius and your sector of work,
health, and habits. Even so, work may require more learning, skill-building, and
connecting. Paperwork, appointments, small trips, and errand-running can be in
big focus this year. It will be important to improve your reliability and your
ability to maintain schedules. Health and fitness goals are very attainable this
year - it's in fact an excellent time to shape up.
Relationships with siblings and classmates can thrive. For some, neighbors
can play key roles in your life this year. You can be very productive with
studies, teaching, and writing. You are building your communications skills and
are becoming far more confident about expressing yourself, and for good reason.
Love relationships can be angsty at times in the first half of the year. For
much of the first seven months of 2016, Mars is heating up your desires and
romantic life, some of this time in retrograde motion. The month of June may be
the trickiest, when there can be a change of heart and some backtracking in
romance. There can be hemming and hawing, some reconsidering of recent
decisions, and for some, an old relationship comes into strong focus. A new
approach to going after who and what you want becomes attractive, or downright
necessary. July will see these matters clearing up, when motivation returns and
you begin to slowly but surely express yourself more directly and spontaneously
Alternatively or in addition, you can be feeling a great hunger to express
yourself through creative channels. This can be a time for picking up hobbies or
bringing old ones back to life in new, wonderful ways.
The last quarter of the year finds you more involved with family and home
life, and quite a bit of joy in so doing. Some of you could be moving into
bigger and/or better, more suitable homes, and others can be strongly focused on
improving the ones they have. Family relationships can improve considerably.
This is also a time when major new beginnings occur, even if you are not yet
seeing where you're going with them (2017 is better for this). Some of the
recent pressures on your time subside and you find it easier to center yourself
and attend to your personal and emotional needs.
For all Cancers,
because Saturn is your partnership ruler, its movement in your solar chart and
sign changes are significant in terms of what you are looking for in a
relationship, as well as where you are more likely to find a partnership or
where you may be focusing your energies in an existing partnership. From
mid-September 2015 forward (until almost the end of 2017), we have a newer theme
emerging. For one, you may be attracted to, or attracting, people who are
Sagittarius-like, perhaps more freedom-oriented, philosophical, and adventurous.
There can be less emphasis on more brooding, introspective types. You might also
be working with a partner or meeting a partner through work or the fulfillment
of your daily routine or health goals/issues.
Pluto in your partnership sector all year is nothing new for you - it's a long-term
trend. This transit has the effect of ridding your life of superficialities in
your close relationships, and slowly transforms your attitude towards committed
relationship. You are learning about what partnering really means to you, and
superficial or artificial interactions are no longer satisfying you, let alone
Some of you could be dealing with obsessive behavior, either within yourself or
coming from a partner, and fear of loss or betrayal. Lessons learned may not
always be easy, but empowering in the end. This is especially true for those
born July 4-9. Those Cancers born before these dates have already gone through
the more acute elements of this influence, while Cancers born after these dates
will experience this influence more directly in coming years. Your
relationships may have distinct themes revolving around personal power,
domination, jealousy, manipulation, or self-will. You are likely to be facing the deeper, and
possibly darker, elements of your own personality through your close
interactions with another. There can be power struggles and the facing of fears
before eventual healing. For some, a relationship is taken to an entirely new
level, and your life completely transforms as a result.
Another important theme during this period of your life is a trine between
Jupiter and Pluto, which is active from October 2015 to June 2016. It...cont'd
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