Happy Birthday Cancer!
June 22, 2015
This year may be a turning point for you, where your old life fades into the background and a new chapter begins. Life may not have been easy for you over the past three years, for Uranus and Pluto and a set of eclipses may have caused you to adjust to many new realities at work, at home, or with a close relationship.
Although you are a sentimental soul and don’t like to see too much change happen at once, you always rise to the occasion when the chips are down. Despite the hardships you may have endured, you proved that you were a lot tougher than people, including yourself, might have thought. You refused to be flattened by challenging events that may have forced you to quickly change direction, and now, as you stand poised at the threshold to enter a new birthday year, you are stronger and wiser than ever before.
As you begin your new birthday year, the need to unshackle yourself from limiting circumstances may be very strong. Uranus is still moving through your tenth house of career. You may feel bored with your job, concerned that you are not making enough of a name for yourself in your industry, or even want to change industries altogether. Uranus can encourage you not only to be passionate and determined but also impulsive. If you make your move, be sure that you’ve planned out all your future moves, or, like in a chess game, you may find yourself backed into a corner.
Uranus is in self-starter Aries, so you may have just started your own business or may be in the process of doing this soon. Make sure to do all necessary advance planning, including researching applicable laws and regulations, before you begin. Cancer is a self-motivated sign and often does well working in entrepreneurial enterprises. Other Cancers choose to work in a family business, taking over from the previous generation, and are typically creative about modernizing these businesses. Uranus, so prominent now in your tenth house of fame and honors (until 2019), also rules charities, humanitarian efforts, and forward-thinking organizations, so you may find yourself drawn to these areas. There are many options, too numerous to list, but the point is that you have a sterling chance to identify not only a job that is right for you but also an avocation—a calling—that you can enjoy and devote yourself to fully. With Uranus so prominent during this time, you likely feel a yearning to work at a job that will allow you to make the world a better place.
Eclipses in Aries and Libra will continue in the coming birthday year and could cut across your home, family, and living situation as well as the house of your career. The last eclipse occurred this year on April 4, 2015; the two eclipses of last year occurred April 15 and October 8, 2014; and the first in the series occurred October 18, 2013. Eclipses are the most dramatic way the universe uses to affect sweeping change, so you may have found that a time near the eclipse dates could have been turning points for you.
Two more eclipses are due in this series: on September 27, 2015 and March 23, 2016. After this, you can rest, as the eclipses in the Aries-Libra family or home situation sector will be done, and conditions will probably not change as radically as they have in the past. If you think back to early 2013, you may be in a much different place now than you were then. Although changes may have been difficult to make, they were necessary, and now you can proceed with a sense of greater certainty about your future.
Jupiter, the good fortune planet, was touring your house of income over the past year, and will leave this sector on August 11. In the past year, at some point you might have seen more money come to you than you have in years, and having more money may have given you many options in life, as well as a strong sense of security.
Once Jupiter moves into Virgo on August 11 to stay until September 2016, a period of almost 13 months, you will have very different benefits, for Jupiter will light your house of communication. You will likely learn to communicate in a completely new way, or in a new venue. For example, if you have always written reports for your boss, you may now be asked to be a spokesperson for the company. Or, if you are a software engineer, you may be designing and writing mobile apps. There may be opportunities for you in communication.
The third house is associated with travel within a day’s drive, perhaps, a 500-mile radius. If you are in sales, you will find that clients based outside your city may bring you the biggest orders. Face-to-face meetings with your clients could be especially effective. If you are self-employed, consider putting together an advertising, direct mail, or publicity campaign for your business and think about launching it after the new moon September 12.
Romantically, you might see dramatic improvement by autumn. Saturn, the taskmaster planet, has been in your true love sector since October 2012, but made an exit on December 23, 2014. If you were dating someone, Saturn might have been testing the depth of feeling you had for this person by putting obstacles in the way. If so, Saturn’s departure might have given you instant relief from a frustrating situation. Saturn often sets up separations at no fault of your own. For example, you may have found that you kept meeting admirers who were based far away from you geographically, traveled frequently for work, or pursuing a graduate degree that required intense study.
When Saturn moved out of Scorpio at the end of December 2014, conditions in your love life may have improved and normalized, but this summer, Saturn will return to Scorpio for 13 weeks, from June 14 to September 17. You may again run into some of the same problems related to dating and love, but not for long. After September 17, Saturn will move out of the constellation of Scorpio, not to return for three decades. In defense of Saturn, you may have learned life lessons over the past two years, and you are stronger for having gone through those experiences. In the future, you will probably not encounter the same problems, for you might spot future difficulties immediately.
If you are single, you may have a strong chance of meeting the one true love for you. If you are attached, you could have more fun from then on, too—for when Saturn was in our fifth house of true love, leisure might have seemed like a bit of an oxymoron. Saturn wanted you to work, not play, and to endure cosmic tests. Happily, you won’t be dealing with Saturn much longer. By September 17 of this year, those tests could be over for good. Watch for developments after the brilliant and positive new moon in your love sector, November 11.