Cancer, The Crab
June 21 to July 23
Keywords: Receptive, patient, intuitive, nurturing, sensitive, imaginative
As a Cancer, you are known for your nurturing nature; you will do your best to make others feel secure, and will go to great lengths to ensure that you have strong family relationships and a warm and welcoming home. You are often very emotional, being ruled by the watery moon; you must be careful, as you are very intuitive and can pick up on energy and vibes (both positive and negative) from others around you.
You are devoted to those in your inner circle of friends; while that circle may not be that wide, you cherish your friends and open to them a side you may never show the outer world. You may be a tad uncomfortable when meeting new people. Family relationships are highly important to you, and you will not only have deep emotional ties (whether good or bad) with your family members but will also likely want a family of your own. You need the security of a personal relationship, but you may have a hard time finding that right person. Don’t hold on to a relationship (or a grudge) when it sours. You will likely be rewarded with a lasting love if you are able to move on and keep searching. A Capricorn (your opposite sign) or another water sign (Scorpio or Pisces) could make a good match.
Leadership and independence are highly important to you, no matter what career path you choose; few Cancers will be satisfied with a career that finds them sitting behind a desk. You look for opportunities to learn in the workplace. Financial security is just as important to you as is emotional security. Home ownership is a biggie, and you are a pro at bargain hunting. You have a tendency to become miserly, no matter how much money you have; remember that what you give comes back to you many times over, and be generous with others.
For the year ahead:
Affirmation: I strive for independence and a balanced life.
- Jupiter began its year-long transit of Taurus (your eleventh house of friendships and relationships) on June 4, making the next twelve months lucky for friendships, networking, and making a positive impact as a leader in the workplace.
- Uranus shifted into Aries at the beginning of March (after spending seven years in Pisces), where it will remain until 2019. Here in your tenth house of career, the next seven-plus years will bring unexpected changes, but also opportunities.
- Neptune is in Pisces until early August, when it returns to Aquarius, where it will remain until early 2012. Neptune’s time in Pisces is a preview of the the coming years (while Neptune transits Pisces beginning in early 2012 through 2025), when you can anticipate an emphasis on spirituality and faith, in addition to a quest for knowledge.
- Pluto continues in Capricorn (your seventh house), highlighting your relationships. Some will be positive, while others will be quite negative, but either way you will learn more about relationships and your role in them. This transit is more about you and learning from relationships than it is about the other people in your life.