Diana's Monthly Cancer Forecast for August 2014
Until the 23rd finances, goods, property or anything which affects your material security or physical wellbeing is likely to have your attention. So key themes are centred around ‘stuff’ – yours (or theirs), and perhaps protecting it, moving it, ditching it or acquiring more. Also seeing how to improve things on a practical, physical, material level which may improve wellbeing – yours or another’s.
On the 7th, you do well to get active on behalf of others but also the dreamer in you can manifest a cherished vision.
You will have to push through with determination around the 8th/9th to take advantage of the wave of inspiration and progress coming from Uranus.
CONNECTING WITH HEART
Until the 12th planet of love, material success and physical balance, Venus, is in your sign you will tend to feel more sociable and in the mood to meet the world with a smile after the previous phase which was more introspective. Your relationships get a boost with more opportunities to mix and mingle successfully or hook up with those important to you. With Venus here you will tend to come across as more welcoming and attractive – good news for business as well as your personal life. On the other hand, you could be feeling somewhat self-indulgent and inclined to treat yourself to activities, or purchases which boost morale or are a valuable asset. It’s not all easy-peasy with Venus, which also rules money and other material resources like possessions and property, and you’ll need to work to balance things, so just make sure that the flow of abundance is not flowing more from you than to you – unless that is your choice. Overall this is a good time to put yourself out there and work the energy to your advantage in whichever manner is most appropriate.
Until the 16th conversations tend to have a more practical slant. The piggy-bank, property or possessions may be on your mind. Conversations may revolve around material security or physical needs and you may be looking into how to improve things and get it all working in a way which satisfies requirements, and also strive to gather information about whatever would be best for yourself or others on basic levels. Ideas may revolve around various resources or practical ways of achieving this or that result. Buying/selling, renting/leasing may also be on your mind at this time. And stuff! So this would be a good moment to have a think about what is of most value to you or figure out how to capitalize on any asset or recognize and use your natural gifts more.
QUALITY NOT QUANTITY
Until the 19th Venus is in an area concerning money, property, possessions and other basic stuff. Overall, it means you can do okay in financial negotiations as your people skills will tend to improve. Buying/selling/renting/leasing tends to go in your favour and applying for funding or investments made under this transit can prove beneficial as long as you are sensible and don’t take a wild risk. In general, Venus tends to ease things materially and can open the path between money or other goodies and you but, just make sure the traffic isn’t travelling more away from you than towards you – unless this is your choice.
From the 16th Mercury is in a very outgoing, chatty area of your Solar chart but it’s also to do with education, gathering or sharing information, media etc. Increased interchanges through speaking and writing are more likely, and possibly more paper-work. Overall, it tends to be a great time for making connections, learning and sharing new stuff, in person or over the wires.
Avoid major decisions on the 18th/19th you may be inclined to build castles in the air.
Until the 23rd, the Sun is in a sociable, busy area and you could be meeting and greeting or connecting over the wires, corresponding, maybe sharing what you know, and probably running around more. It’s a time when you have more on your mind and maybe more to get your head around. Education or travel is also highlighted and there may be plans, schedules or itineraries to consider.
Aim for some down time to feed your soul on the 29th – worldly energies will be at a low ebb. But you have the ability to tune into what eluded you before.
A NEW SENSE OF SELF
Mars is in a more spontaneous, and for some, romantic area, giving you the trigger to be more in the mood to take a chance on love or to speculate in other ways, but don’t risk what you can’t afford to lose. Mars tends to be hasty, so it’s best to sleep on something before making major decisions. There could be occasions when you feel at the centre of attention or more physically in demand. Your creative energy, or competitiveness should come to the fore. Whatever is going on, you could feel more in your power, more in touch with your ‘child within’ but equally, you could be busier because of children or younger ones in your life. Overall this is the time to get active with projects you enjoy and which are rewarding and empowering. Great for the entrepreneurs and ‘creatives’ amongst you, and you may be more in the mood to invest time and resources on an outside chance.
Saturn, is in the same area in a very positive angle to your Sun sign, means ultimate success if you take the long view and pay more focused, nurturing attention to creative or investment projects, also regarding the affairs of children/young ones, or a romantic relationship then you are on the road to building a solid and robust structure which stands the test of time. Equally, any leisure or creative activities may be harder to organize or you will have less time for them but a more disciplined, patient approach will help them blossom. It may also mean that, because of one (or more) of these examples you feel held back or limited in your aims so you will need to proceed with care and perseverance.
Cancerians born in the middle decanate or with 15-19 degrees rising will feel this energy the most this forecast period.
A FERTILE SOIL TO EXPERIENCE AND GROW
Jupiter is in your area of piggy-bank, property and possessions. Until next August be open to whatever resource, knowledge or experience might help you expand mentally or physically into fresh territories. Such decisions could teach you a great deal and even turn out to be lucrative or worthwhile in other ways down the line.
Jupiter here will also help you decide what is of highest priority to you at this stage in your life‘s journey. He will help you to think positively about basic resources (money or property) and he will help you realize your own worth through opportunities for you to show others what talents and abilities you have. Others are more likely to show appreciation of your property, talents or experience over this long transit.
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Diana's 2014 Cancer Forecast:
MERCURY RETROGRADES 3 times for approx 3 weeks each in 2014:
First retrograde on 6th-28th February-Aquarius – Pisces.
Second retrograde on 7th June – 1st July – Gemini – Cancer.
Third retrograde on 4th-25th October Libra – Scorpio.
THERE WILL BE 2 SOLAR ECLIPSES IN 2014:
The first Solar eclipse of the year occurs on April 29th your Solar 11th house
Make a new beginning through group interests, or friendships.
The second Solar eclipse of the year occurs on October 23rd in your Solar 5th house
Make changes through interests or people who make you feel special, step into romance or support activities of children youngsters or animals.
Astrologically speaking, as one of the Cardinal signs, there’s a lot of planetary action continuing to affect your Sun sign in 2014 with Uranus, Pluto, Jupiter, Mars all making a strong impact, but Jupiter’s current position is definitely a turn for the better.
The Cardinal signs are the movers and shakers of the zodiac and the way you handle what the universe is dishing up between 2011 and 2016 is generational and will, to an extent, set the precedent for what follows further down the line…
THE CARDINAL GRAND CROSS in April/May and Nov/Dec when Uranus/Pluto are closest will manifest important events which trigger yet another moment of choice as the mass consciousness shifts from the Piscean to the Aquarian Age.
Cancer, with Uranus in a hard angle to your Sun sign til 2019 and Pluto in your opposite sign for more years than that, you will be getting used to the sometimes jittery feeling that change is in the air and that your standing in the wider world is going through a cycle of adjustment and certain close relationships will never be the same again. Even though it may not feel like it at the time, it’s your sub-conscious choosing what is taking shape.
Both Venus and Mars will be in long transits beginning late in the year………
Venus will be in Capricorn from November 5th 2013 – March 6th 2014 which is potentially good news for you Cancer as the abundance of Venus will be gracing your area of close relationships, personal or professional, easing things between you and another, boosting your love-life or helping you to do better materially through key relationships.
Mars entered Libra, at the root of your chart on December 8th 2013 to stay until July 25th 2014. An extraordinarily long transit dynamically activating your home area and maybe family matters too. Things are going to be very active right in your own back yard, which could mean relocation, home-improvements, more comings and goings or more physical demands made upon you related to a base of operations wherever that may be. Family, tribal or community relationships locally or over the wires look dynamic and physically demanding as well. Sometimes feelings can be nearer the surface or you are aware of the past colouring the present in some way. And, at times, there can be tension between you and a family member or those you visit or who are visiting you. Mars here may also manifest as more decisiveness or energy related to property matters, the domestic set-up and stamina needed for everyday maintenance in and around the home base.
Jupiter is working through your sign from June 25th 2013 – July 16th 2014 signalling the beginning of a real growth spurt in your life when your mind will be opening to new fields of interest which get you learning new things. Travel, foreign cultures or higher education could be part of the picture. You’ll be entertaining new possibilities, looking to the distant horizons and thinking bigger. The expansive, benevolent influence of Jupiter will encourage a new understanding and could plunge you into unfamiliar scenarios which teach you a great deal. A good time to launch into new projects or a fresh enterprise. Also a time to look into legal matters in a major or minor way.
Jupiter enters Leo on July 16th. Growth will tend to come more through finances, property or other material ways. Definitely the time to capitalize upon your assets, be they material or in the form of inborn talents. This vibration can attract useful resources or opportunities and you discover more about their value in your life. Take advantage of Jupiter here to underpin whatever might help you expand mentally or physically into new territories as it could result in better finances or better use of your talents, now and in the future. By thinking bigger, you should do better in basic material ways.
All natives or your sign will feel the vibration of Jupiter over 2014 but before mid-year its influence will be stronger.
Saturn began a nearly 3 year transit of Saturn on Oct 5th 2012 and will stay til Xams Eve 2014
Saturn here demands you pay more serious, nurturing attention to the wellbeing or education of children/young ones, speculative or investment projects, or a romantic liaison. These will need a more disciplined, patient approach to slowly come to fruition. So you will be taking the long view and thinking about the future. Creative interests or spare-time activities will need a consistent and disciplined input to achieve. Those of you involved in the arts or promotional or performance-type activities, should understand that a regular, methodical application will bring success in the long run, nothing will happen fast.
In this Saturn cycle you’ll learn how to concentrate your energy into building new routines into activities you find empowering, enterprising creative or competitive.
Cancerians born from 7th July or from 15 degrees Cancer rising will feel this vibration the most.
Uranus continues in a hard aspect to Pluto over 2014 orbiting closest to each other in April/May and November/December near the time of the Solar eclipses, but the aspect is still close over the whole year affecting most strongly those born in the second decanate of the sign.
Uranus will be transiting the top of your chart until 2019. Inspired new beginnings with your general life-direction can occur over the 7 plus years of Uranus here. There may be a several changes of conditions over 2014 if Uranus comes within range of an important point in your natal chart. Change and expansion, especially with Jupiter in your sign until mid-July, may be a governing factor and you will be learning a lot as new doors open in the professional arena but also with partners and other close relationships personal or professional.
A previous set-up may suddenly be replaced and you’ll have to adapt to a different environment. Because are re-thinking the master-plan or wanting a change in your direction, there could be a ‘coup de foudre’ but this is the spirit of revolution which facilitates your evolution and is part of a significant growth process even though it may be unpredictable at times.
Cancerians born 29th June – 9th July or with 8-17 degrees rising will feel this vibration the most over 2014.
Pluto, now in Capricorn for many years in your close relationship area, will help you decide what kind of personal or professional interactions are most worthwhile. Wherever Pluto goes in the chart, there’s a feeling of letting go before a rebirth can occur. This strong drive growing within you pushes you forward with significant relationships and there could be intense interchanges. With the planet of death/rebirth affecting you it could mean some of you are compelled to make a major change or have it thrust upon you by a relationship. This could work to your advantage in the long run as it shakes things up and clears the decks. Finding a fresh direction or another option means steering a new course and for a while it may take guts and tenacity but Pluto will give you the deep conviction to see it through all the way. Pluto, planet of manipulation and control, means that you may encounter these factors in your interactions with others at close quarters but you should stick up for yourself and your value structure will, after a period of disorientation, regenerate and strengthen. Cancerians born in the 2nd-6th July or with 10-14 degrees rising will feel this vibration most strongly over 2014.
Early Cancerians will feel the beneficial effect of the Neptune transit in 2014. For you this means a pull to function from more educational, philosophical, idealistic levels. You could become a pilgrim or spiritual seeker or others may consult you for your seasoned outlook on life. Along the way, some of your pet theories and beliefs could slowly erode. Some of you may develop your artistic or communication skills or access a larger audience with your compassion, imagination or intuition . Others may become interested in a particular place you feel is sacred or special. You could be drawn to mystical teachings, higher knowledge, writing and speaking. You may develop an interest in metaphysics, inter-dimensional travel or have telepathic experiences. You may discover that what you thought was written in stone as true you have been seeing through rose-tinted spectacles and is an illusion – maybe a mass illusion. There may be some confusion about your beliefs but doubt and skepticism are healthy, so test out theories before deciding what is truth for you. Cancerians born in 24th-30th June or with 3-8 degrees of Cancer rising will feel this vibration the most.
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