Cancer 22nd June - 22nd July
YOUR YEAR AHEAD 2015
Pluto & Uranus Bring Challenges &
It is only natural that some zodiac Sun signs will
experience more challenges but also more opportunities
in 2015 than other Sun signs. Cancer, like the other cardinal
signs, Aries, Libra and Capricorn will experience more challenges
than most. The challenges come mainly from the presence of Pluto in
your opposite sign of Capricorn and Uranus in Aries. That there are
challenges and therefore opportunities ahead is indicated by the presence
of Pluto opposite Cancer, your Sun sign, and Uranus in Aries in a square aspect to your Sun sign.
Oppositions and squares are considered stressful, challenging but at the same dynamic aspects in astrology, so this therefore suggests you will experience certain choices, challenges and changes in your life in some form or another under the influence of these two astrological heavyweights, Uranus and Pluto.
Such language may help to convey a point, but may not be very helpful to some. Since certain people may have a tendency to panic while others may become anxious and so therefore it is important to avoid adopting a negative outlook whenever confronted with the possibility of change and transformation. That is not what we are trying to do here. The key point of such so-called stressful aspects is that they will acquire decisions to be made, choices are not only required but probably unavoidable, choices that may involve choosing one direction, goal or attitude over another. These aspects are also more likely to manifest as tangible events or situations, happenings out there in the apparently ‘real’ world in some concrete form or another. Of course we are not separate from the world, and to some extent these events are only mirroring or highlighting the interconnectedness of us with everything and everyone else.
Since Pluto is in your opposite sign of Capricorn, the area associated with relationships, personal, emotional and professional, while Uranus is in Aries, the area of your solar chart associated with your career, vocation and status, these areas, essentially, work and relationships, are likely to be the areas which experience most change and upheaval. Changes within, taking place or at least trying to take place, are reflecting back the changes going on out there, and vice-versa. Uranus and Pluto represent a general backdrop for all cardinal signs as they move through Aries and Capricorn respectively. Sense both Uranus and Pluto move relatively slowly, they will aspect certain areas of the zodiac and therefore specific zodiacal degrees of Cancer, and so certain individuals will feel these aspects more than others.
In 2015 Uranus will travel back and forth between 12° - 20° degrees of Aries. Pluto on the other hand, which moves more slowly than Uranus, will travel between degrees 13° – 16° Capricorn. There are 360° in the circle of the zodiac, 30° in each of the 12 signs, and so each degree (°) corresponds approximately with a specific day in the calendar or rather, a birthday. Therefore, those Cancer Sun sign individuals born around 4th - 14th July should feel the influence of Uranus strongest, whereas those born around 5th - 10th July, Pluto is the strongest in 2015.
A Time for Breaking Away from Old Habits ...
The continued presence of Uranus and Pluto traveling through their respective signs represents a general backdrop of change, upheaval, transformation, a time for breaking away from all habits, routines, structures and perspectives and the gradual emergence of the new, but also for some, a renewal, rebirth, reawakening and renaissance as latent talents and abilities emerge or reemerge. Those Cancers born before 4th July have already experienced aspects from Uranus and Pluto in recent years, whereas those born from mid-July onwards will experience Uranus and Pluto in the years to come.
Don't Try to Paddle Upstream, enjoy the Ride ...
The problem with change, especially for Cancer Sun sign individuals who like their creature comforts, is that it can be stressful because it requires breaking away from old habits and routines and often involves a period of uncertainty, insecurity and instability before things settle down again. Your horoscope is made up of more than just your Sun sign, you also have a Moon sign, a Venus sign, a Mercury sign, a Mars sign, a Jupiter sign and a Saturn sign and so on. Nevertheless, Sun signs are all we are able to deal with here in this general forecast. The Sun, nevertheless, is one of the most important and mysterious factors in the horoscope. The Sun says something about your core self, your sense of “I” and “me”. Therefore, when Uranus and Pluto make strong aspects to the Sun in the horoscope it can bring major change and a new or renewed sense of identity. Change is a necessary, inevitable part of life, a mysterious process of necessity. It is usually when we try to resist the inevitable that we are in conflict with a natural process and it is then that stresses, conflict and disturbing situations are most likely to occur. As things unfold over the next 12 months or so, rather than taking things too personally, it may help to consider yourself like someone in a boat being carried along by a stream. Rather than to obstruct or resist the flow it would be better to try to go with it, to flow with it. Don’t try to paddle upstream. Enjoy the ride.
Saturn's Influence in 2015 ...
Saturn, except for the period between mid-June until mid-September, when Saturn returns to Scorpio, Saturn will spend most of 2015 in Sagittarius. Saturn’s presence in Sagittarius, the area of your solar chart associated with work, chores, routine activities, service to others and health or lack there of, may manifest in several different ways on several different levels. This may simply indicate an increased workload, more chores or things to do and increased responsibility. Because this area of your solar chart is also associated with your health or lack thereof, Saturn’s presence here could indicate health issues that are connected with overwork, being tired, worn out, heaviness and for some perhaps a touch of melancholy.
Constructively, you can get a lot done while Saturn is in Sagittarius so this would be a good time to roll up your sleeves and get stuck into projects, activities and work that is important to you. It may be easier to exercise greater disciplined concerning your health and diet too. It is also a good time to adopt a spiritual discipline such as yoga, meditation or tai chi. Saturn’s brief return to Scorpio in the summer may indicate for some, the need to deal with loved ones with more restraint, patience and discipline. For those involved in creative activities or pursuits, this would be good time to work on important projects and to take some of your hobbies, passions and interests more seriously. Increased self-restraint and self-discipline in pursuit of pleasure may also be prudent over the summer.
Jupiter's Influence in 2015 ...
Jupiter will be in Leo until August when it enters Virgo. Jupiter’s presence in Leo should be favorable for finances. However, any additional income or resources that come your way could leave soon after they arrive. Jupiter can bring with it a tendency to speculate to accumulate. So to make the most of the astrological weather, try not to squander any good fortune that comes your way in the first half of 2015. Jupiter’s move into Virgo from the summer and movement of the North Node of the Moon also into Virgo in November indicates increased opportunities for study and travel, and possibly a combination of the two, in the second half of the year and so should be exploited. Therefore, make the most opportunities to get out and about and learn new things and meet new people in the second half of 2015.
Nodes of the Moon in 2015 ...
There are two Nodes of the Moon, the North Node and the South Node which are always opposite each other. With the North Node of the Moon in Libra, until November the South Node will therefore be in Aries, the zodiacal sign opposite Libra, also until November. These Nodes are indicating a special emphasis on domestic and work matters until November. The North Node is generally considered a favorable point, an area to move towards, to develop, where we can grow and where a little initiative and effort can open doors that feel like the hand of fate has turned the key. The South Node on the other hand is associated with the past, where we’re coming from, where we need to let go and of old routines and habits that have become comfortable but may now be restrictive or holdings us back in some way.
Since Libra is the area of your solar chart associated with domestic matters, home, family, property and Aries, the area of your solar chart associated with work, vocation, career and status, it appears that there may be a choice or tradeoff that has to be made concerning these two areas of life. Since the North Node is in Libra this indicates that domestic matters should take priority over work and that you would benefit from getting your domestic situation as secure, content and comfortable as possible. While there may be opportunities in your professional life next year, some may promise more than they deliver and it may not be in your long-term interests to prioritize your work over your private life in 2015. Neither would be wise to bury yourself in your work as a ploy, conscious or otherwise, to avoid dealing with private or domestic matters. Getting home, family and domestic situation right appears to be an important key to your well-being next year.
Neptune's Influence in 2015 ...
Neptune will be in Pisces throughout 2015, and like Uranus and Pluto, moves slowly through the Zodiac. Neptune will travel between 6° - 10° of Pisces in 2015, and this therefore will be felt most strongly by those Cancerians born from the end of June to early July.
Neptune is one of the most subtle, illusory, intangible and at times difficult astrological influences to deal with. However, since Neptune is in Pisces, a water sign like Cancer, Pisces and Cancer share a common element, water, and are therefore harmoniously aligned within the zodiac. Consequentially, Neptune’s influence is most likely to prove beneficial to Cancer natives. Nevertheless, because Neptune is not always obvious when it manifests and its alignment from Pisces is not a challenging one, Neptune’s influence may go unnoticed by those not in touch with the immaterial, intangible and imaginary aspect of life. Nevertheless, those people who are open to Neptune’s otherworldly, mystical, spiritual, compassionate and at times fantasy enhancing qualities are likely to feel Neptune most strongly in 2015.
This is good for creative, artistic and imaginative work, working with the unreal world of the media, fantasy and imagination. Spiritual, humanitarian and altruistic activities coming from a place of moderation, humility and compassion are likely to be very meaningful, enriching and emotionally fulfilling. Imagination, sensitivity, spiritual and psychic awareness is also likely to be heightened and so this would be good time to explore and develop activities that involve imagination, creativity and for expressing compassion for other people, creatures and our planet.