The year begins with emphasis on partnership. This may be a time of weeding out, and getting clear of your intentions with others. The reverse is true too; others may be letting you know where they stand. This energy will continue to unfold during eclipse season in February, where new commitments can be forged. Many Cancers may be saying “I do,” or taking out a mortgage with a spouse. Be mindful of investments made; you may have to sacrifice much of your own personal resources to invest.
The spring months are active as well, especially when it comes to your career. Mercury retrograde may bring some delays mid-March to mid-April, so try to hold off on any big professional decisions (you may have no choice but to wait). The month of May brings another important shift, as the planet Uranus ingresses the sign of Taurus. This could see you meeting all sorts of new people from different walks of life, networks, and affiliations. Your social status and friendship circle is about to change. This is especially true if you find yourself in a new work environment.
The summer months, meanwhile, come with choppy cosmic weather, as three eclipses (not just your regular two) rock our world. The pressure begins to build right at solstice; you seem to be simultaneously asserting yourself in an important commitment, merger, or contractual agreement, while coming up against severe obstacles. It may be difficult for you to assert yourself, and this will feel frustrating.
The Aquarius lunar eclipse in July might force you to find another way, but a Solar Eclipse in your sign this same month offers added drive and determination. You’ve got this, Cancer. Just keep being your tenacious self. A third and final eclipse in August sees reinforcements entering at the right time with the resources needed for success. You may have to re-strategize your plan, but it will work to your benefit with progress being made as we enter the month of September.
Momentum caries you through the fall. After some minor setbacks regarding money and finances, life will move forward on all fronts. 2018 wanes with increasing activity around romance, fun, children, and recreation. There is already a significant influence unfolding in this area all year, which has been the case since the end of 2017! A concentration of energy builds, and a review is in order if navigating a new love affair, pregnancy, or a creative venture. This is fertile energy that is meant to be indulged.
We close out the year with another big planetary shift – Jupiter will enter the sign of Sagittarius. This is important news; Jupiter rules the sign of Sagittarius in astrology! What this means for you is greater expansion in your day-to-day with activities that you will likely enjoy. Health, wellness, and added chores will fill your schedule, whether changing careers, or gearing up for family planning. Health matters may hit a glitch or two in December, so pay attention to any ailments that arise. You end the year on a pretty busy note, one that sees you hitting the ground running in 2019!
Happy New Year, Cancer!
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