Cancer 22nd June - 22nd July
YOUR YEAR AHEAD 2017
2017 will be different for different signs because
as the planets travel through the 12 signs of the
zodiac they make harmonious or stressful alignments
to planets and points in those zodiac signs. The 4 cardinal
signs, Aries, Cancer, your Sun, Libra and Capricorn, will continue to experience the most challenging aspects and therefore the most change of over the next few years, due mainly to the continued presence of Uranus in Aries and Pluto in Capricorn. Change is a natural part of life and should be embraced and facilitated rather than ignored or resisted.
While both Uranus and Pluto will be encouraging you to get in touch with your essential, core, authentic self and uniqueness and to live according to your deepest and most personal values, they will do so from different areas of your life. Uranus from the area of your chart concerning your path, work, vocation and dealings with those in positions of power and influence and Pluto from your more personal interactions and relationships with others. Saturn is urging you to work smarter, not harder. Neptune is emphasising compassion, imagination and the transcendental while Jupiter promise to bring an improvement on the home front and in your private life.
Saturn's influence in 2017
Sober Saturn will remain in Sagittarius until the end of the year when it moves into Capricorn. Sagittarius is the area of your solar chart associated with your workload, habits, daily routine and health, or lack thereof. Therefore, with Saturn in Sagittarius until December 2017 it looks like you could have a lot on your plate and so it’s important to develop efficient and effective habits and routines. Managing your time, establishing clear boundaries, getting enough sleep, adopting a healthy, plant based diet and learning to say no, should form part of your strategy to enable you to remain productive without becoming overloaded. Otherwise you risk blowing a fuse or two.
Jupiter's influence in 2017
Jupiter takes twelve years to travel the 12 signs of the zodiac, spending approximately 12 months in each zodiac sign. Jupiter entered Libra, the domestic area of your solar chart, in the autumn of 2016 and will remain in Libra until Jupiter moves into Scorpio in October 2017. Jupiter is considered the greater benefic and so with Jupiter in Libra, this promises to be a favourable period for domestic matters. Therefore, make the most of opportunities to improve your home and living situation and to build bridges with family and loved ones.
Jupiter’s move into Scorpio from the autumn and into 2018 is a favourable influence since Scorpio, like Cancer, your Sun sign, and Pisces, is a water sign and the three water signs are harmoniously aligned. Scorpio is the area of your solar chart concerted with those things that give you pleasure, like fun, romance and your hobbies. It is also a very creative and fertile zone of your chart and these areas are also likely to get a boost. Therefore, with Jupiter in Scorpio, be prepared to let your hair down, to have fun and express yourself.
The Nodes of the Moon's influence in 2017
The Moon’s Nodes, the North Node of the Moon and the South Node of the Moon, are always opposite one another. Approximately every 18 months or so, they change zodiac sign. In May, the North Node will move into Leo and the South Node will move into the sign opposite Leo, Aquarius. The North Node is orientated towards the future, where we’re going, and so points to an area which we need to embrace and develop, where greater opportunities to develop our potential awaits us. The South is associated with the past, where we are coming from, and is considered a place of release. An area of life where we may have become too comfortable, complacent, indulgent or a creature of habit and routine.
From May, the North Node will be entering Leo, the area of your solar chart associated with your personal resources which includes money and possessions. This suggests that an improvement in your financial affairs could be just around the corner. What it also indicates is that you should make the most of what you’ve already got rather than overextending yourself with debts or credit cards. This isn’t the time to get into debt, in fact, this would be a great time to pay off debts and become more financially independent. You might also want to consider whether it it time to ask for a bigger slice of the pie or to be better rewarded for your skills, talents and what you do.
Uranus's influence in 2017
Uranus is associated with change and upheaval, often sudden and unexpected. Uranus wakes us up from our narrow view of things and brings with it a new perspective that may actually make clear and common sense to us afterwards although prior to its influence in our lives we didn’t notice, or failed to notice, what we later consider an obvious and natural course of events. Uranus takes approximately 84 years to travel the 12 signs of the zodiac, spending, about 7 years in each zodiac sign and so therefore is considered a background influence for most people until it triggers some of the more personal points in the horoscope. Since Uranus is in Aries, the area of your solar chart associated with your career, vocation, status and dealings with those in positions of influence and authority, this could be the area from which the catalyst for change appears. Since, it could be argued that we are what we do, changes in your work, workplace or industry may also bring about changes in you. Alternatively, changes within you could then bring about changes in what you do and how you do it.
Since your Sun sign is Cancer and the Sun is the most important astrological factor in your horoscope, there is the real possibility that with Uranus aspecting your Sun sign from Aries you could discover, or rediscover, your uniqueness and if and when you do you’ll want to express it. Things change when we change the way we see them. Although Uranus represents a background influence of change for all Cancer Sun sign individuals, those Cancerians born around 02 - 12 July will experience Uranus most personally in 2017, those born earlier will have already met Uranus in recent years, those born later will meet Uranus later. Nevertheless, for all Cancerians this is a time for self-discovery and to take the road less travelled.
Pluto's influence in 2017
Pluto travels very slowly through the zodiac, taking approximately 248 years to travel the 12 signs of the zodiac. As with Uranus, Pluto is associated with change. However, Pluto and Uranus are not the same. The change Pluto signifies is associated with the natural process of death and rebirth, something we see and experience around us all the time, such as the cycle of decay, death, rebirth and renewal that characterises the changing seasons. So to does Pluto affect us all to varying degrees at varying times in our lives. Pluto has a cleansing influence. Pluto cleans away that which has served its purpose or role in our lives and needs to be make way for new life, growth and new experiences. Change is an inevitable part of life and is more difficult or stressful, the more we try to hold on or resit it. Pluto can give us an opportunity to discover, or rediscover, hidden talents and resources within us, talents which may now demand a stage or a place in our lives to be expressed. Pluto can be the key to making the changes ahead that work in our favour.
Since Pluto is in Capricorn, the area of your solar chart associated with relationships, professional, emotional, romantic and your dealings with other people in general, it will be through your close encounters with others you’ll experience Pluto. Therefore other people may act the role of Pluto in your life and so you’re likely to be changed and transformed through your intense dealings with others. Whether these people stay around or just enter your life for a short period and leave is very much on a case-by-case basis. Nevertheless, in your interrelationships with others you’ll be changed and transformed.
While Pluto’s presence in Capricorn, like Uranus’s presence in Aries represents a background influence for all Cancerians, those Cancerians born around 08 - 12 July are likely to experience Pluto’s transformative influence most strongly in 2017. Those born earlier will already met Pluto in recent years, those born later will meet Pluto in the future.
Neptune's influence in 2017
Neptune will be in Pisces throughout 2017 and beyond. Like both Uranus and Pluto, Neptune is a considered an outer planet. Neptune is also slow moving, taking 165 years to travel the 12 signs of the zodiac and so, like Uranus and Pluto, Neptune's influence reflects social, political and cultural changes that shape and colour the course of history. We experience these outer planets in a personal way when they touch or trigger the sensitive points in our horoscopes. Pisces, like Cancer, your Sun sign, and Scorpio, is a water sign and so promises to bring its more positive aspect to bare upon you. Neptune more than any other planet is not of this world.
The world of Neptune is a utopian paradise. Neptune is concerned with selflessness, idealism, spiritual and mystical inclinations, imagination and fantasy. Difficult aspects from Neptune can be stressful since they test our worldview and challenge us to make our dreams and ideals a reality. Fortunately for Cancerians, Neptune will be in harmonious alignment with Pisces, your Sun sign, and so its influence will tend to be more harmonious, gentle and subtle. Pisces is also the zone of your solar chart associated with travel, religious, philosophical and metaphysical matters as well further study, foreign people and places.
Therefore, this would be a good time for exploring life outside your usual scene and routine, for connecting with kindred spirits from different backgrounds from your own as well as exploring the mysteries of life, love and the universe.