The First Quarter Moon occurs early into the day when the Sun in Taurus
squares off with the Leo 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 at the New
Moon last week is now off the ground, and it may face its first
obstacles. Mercury squares Neptune early today, and we can have
some difficulties concentrating as well as getting straight answers.
Venus sextiles Uranus midday, which is favorable for embracing new situations,
but then Venus quincunxes Pluto, and we might question our commitments, or those
of others. It may be a time of adjustments and re-assessments in
our close personal relationships and/or with regards to our social lives.
Mercury quincunxes Saturn this evening, and our desire to get things right
could interfere with a smooth flow of communication.
A lively agenda is in store for you
in the first few weeks of the month, dear Cancer. You are in
demand and highly stimulated. New beginnings on the social
front are in order, and your social life is about to become
very busy. This is a good time to join groups or
associations that interest you, but be careful not to overdo
it, as later this month, you're in need of extra privacy and
rest. People around you, particularly a partner, parent, or
people at work, can be cantankerous on the 20th and in the
days surrounding it. Changes are necessary, but the route to
peace is unlikely to be clear at the moment. From the 9th,
although friends continue to seek you out, romantic
relationships can become confusing or complicated. At times,
particularly in the last week of the month, you might
actually enjoy the complications. While a health or work
matter vies for your attention around the lunar eclipse of
the 24th, there is an increasing need for some time out.
Don't fight it, by all means. Listen to your body's signals.
Next month, Jupiter, the planet of growth and expansion (and
what some might consider luck) enters your sign for a
year-long stay. Choose now to become clear what it is you'd
like to change, seek, or conquer.
there are some ongoing conflicts to iron out in 2013, overall, it's a
stabilizing, positive year for you, dear Cancer. Until June, Jupiter continues
to move through your solar twelfth house, and you pay more attention to your
spiritual life as well as your need for privacy. You can be especially
supportive of others during this period, sometimes to an extreme extent. At
times as well, you might feel like escaping into your own little private world,
where it seems safer and happier. In a general sense, with Jupiter in your
privacy sector, you don't feel especially equipped to make big changes or
choices. By June, you are ready to ask for what you deserve. This is when
Jupiter begins its year-long transit of your own sign. In August especially,
this can cause some friction, possibly because others, especially partners and
close friends as well as family, have grown accustomed to your "laying low" and
the support you've given them with few conditions. However, overall, this is a
positive transit in which you are coming into your own, discovering your need to
express yourself, and drawing upon inner stores of confidence. Freedom is
something you seek, but be wary of the costs of freedom when it's pursued
without necessary attention to responsibilities. This is a good period for
attention to physical fitness and health routines, as you are more aware of how
these positively impact your energy and confidence. Work may be especially
available to you at this time, and you tend to take charge instead of hide from
its responsibilities. Love is likely to be complicated, as you begin to demand a
little more from it. You may be dealing with difficult personalities, and if
you're single, you might feel a lack. However, for many of you, a romance might
stabilize and move to a new level. For those with children, the need for more
structure becomes apparent, particularly with a first child who may be going
through some growing pains. Career continues to be a sort of wild card for you.
Either you are moving towards identifying with a new path, or some changes are
introduced upon you, forcing you to rethink things. Even so, you feel
successful, particularly in the second half of the year, and you bring a
positive spirit to many areas of life, including career. 2013 is about
blossoming and demanding a little more from your life, and you're likely to get
From June forward (and into 2014), Jupiter is in your sign, dear Cancer. It's
a time for strengthening confidence and a solid feeling of moving forward. Your
mood should be especially buoyant, and you are hell bent on leaving the past
behind and moving forward with your life. However, until then, from January to
June, Jupiter is ending a cycle for you, and you might find that some elements
of your life are similarly drawing to a close. It could be a time for saying
goodbye to things that no longer contribute to your growth, and for some of you,
this can be, or include, a relationship. This way, you are more able to start
fresh while Jupiter is in your sign.
While Jupiter's presence in your sign is typically a happy influence, and it
is likely to be for you, it's also a very me-oriented, freedom-seeking period in
your life, so that existing relationships will need to be flexible enough, or
offer you enough room, to grow.
Another big news item for love relationships is Saturn's presence in your
romance, children, and entertainment sector all year (and until 2015). This does
bring a serious energy to your romantic life, for certain, but also a stable
one. With Uranus and Pluto challenging you in recent years, and in 2013 as well,
many Cancers have been through major life changes, such as moves, separations,
new relationships, changing jobs, and so forth. These continue to be in the
cards for you in a general sense, but Saturn's energy this year brings some
level of stability and maturity to the life. You are looking for fun and romance
in your relationships, but you are also interested in long-term attachment, no
matter how you define your relationships.
Cancers are not always forthright about their own needs and intentions in a
relationship, but this year, you are much more inclined to lay your cards on the
table. This is good for you! Don't be afraid to make some reasonable demands or
rules, as you are certainly worth it. By doing so, you are also communicating to
others that you are worth it.
There is an unusual - and positive - connection between two sectors of your
chart that involve love relationships. These are the sector that rules committed
partnerships and the sector that rules more casual love relationships. This
suggests to me that you might be able to redefine relationships so that the more
positive elements of casual and committed relationships can be combined
successfully. This influence has been with you since October 2012.
While committed relationships continue to evolve and sometimes in unsettling
or uncomfortable ways, overall 2013 looks to be strong for love. Jupiter in your
sign forms a pleasing aspect to Saturn in your romantic sector, and this gives
you long-lasting appeal as well as contributes to the successful handling of a
love relationship that in turn boosts your own self-confidence. Travelling with
a lover can be excellent for you both. While some of you could be experiencing
mixed reactions from family members to a partner, the good reactions are
especially good, and these help to strengthen your relationship.
You continue to face people who may be attempting to control or manipulate
you, although this year you are a little more equipped to stand up to it,
particularly in the second half of the year.
More difficult periods can be experienced in May and October-November, when
outside influences can put a strain on a relationship, as well as in August,
when there can be a tug of war regarding power and control in a relationship.
Also, a Venus retrograde period that explicitly impacts your partnership sector
begins in the last two weeks of 2013.
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.