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February 8, 2016
An early morning sextile between
Venus and Chiron softens our disposition, and might offer us a chance to heal our personal relationships.
We more easily see beauty in human weaknesses. A semi-square between Mercury and
Neptune, however, can point to some tendency to see what we want to see and
gloss over facts. A New Moon occurs in the sign of Aquarius at 9:40 AM EST,
marking the beginning of a new cycle. Friendship, brotherhood, group
activities, social pursuits, group projects, trying something new,
humanitarian efforts, or joining a group can come into strong focus. New beginnings regarding all of these matters are
possible now. With this potent Aquarius energy, we have the chance to make
progressive changes in our lives. For some of us, circumstances are such that we
need to pay more attention to these matters. This New Moon's square to Mars emphasizes the impulsive energy of a
New Moon. However, we have the opportunity to come up with very workable
ideas that are also innovative. The Moon is in Aquarius all day.
There is strong focus on relationships this month, dear Cancer, as well as good energy for communications, learning, and financial matters. This is not a time for pushing your personal agenda, but developing your connections with others is strongly favored.
Benefits come from pairing up with friends and partners to accomplish your goals. People tend to be more helpful and pleasant with you in the first two weeks of February. This is a time for negotiating, compromising, and flattery or diplomacy. At the moment, one-to-one relating tends to trump more casual or group connections. A meeting of minds or a partnering opportunity is very likely, particularly around the 8-9. There is positive, uplifting energy for relating. You are a little more spontaneous than usual, and others are open to change and progress as well. Putting your head together with someone, you might come up with a great idea or opportunity.
Mars continues to excite your creative and romantic impulses all month, and while there is much focus on diplomatic relations, this transit adds some verve and assertiveness to the mix, helping to balance things out. You are especially attracted to people who seem certain or sure of their lives at this time, and on the 2-3, you might enjoy a good feeling of comfortable intimacy with someone you care about. However, if you want to make some changes to your relating patterns or move something forward, this is a time when you're able to do so in long-lasting, significant ways. On the 9th, you have the power to move past your usual fears and outside your comfort zone in order to pursue your heart's desire.
From the 8th forward, you're in a strong position for dealing with financial matters, as well as problem areas that you might typically prefer to ignore. This becomes even stronger after the 16th. It's a generally good time for sorting out debts and taxes, as well as for seeking out a loan.
You have a stronger than usual ability to express yourself with confidence and creativity on the 13th, and this can lead to especially fruitful contact, heartwarming conversations, and new interests. Exchanges with others can be very passionate or intense, and yet maintain a light-hearted and playful quality. This can also be a time for moving a creative or communications project forward.
Peaking around the 22-23, you can become especially aware of any fears or insecurities that may be holding you back from exploring your full potential with communicating, learning, and connecting. There can be a question of where you stand or who (or what) to believe, as you become aware of a different perspective or an inconsistency or setback in a plan or project. Take the time to explore why you may be feeling unworthy or lacking, as resolving guilt or overcoming fear can help you grab the opportunities to expand your reach that Jupiter is offering
you now and until September. The Full Moon on the 22nd opens your eyes to the need to express yourself more fully, and this can color many of your actions in the last week of February.
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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