This energy, along with the Sun and Pluto’s placements in the sign of Capricorn, will affect you on the relationship front, dear Cancer. All “important others” feature – spouse, romantic partner, business partner, close friend, relative, etc. This even includes the relationship you have with yourself. You may be redefining, reassessing, reconsidering, and re-examining your closest ties, an evaluation that carries you into the first few weeks of the new year. Clarity will not be restored until February, which is when the real start to the new year begins. You will have to be patient.
A cosmic turning point will also contribute to questions of what and who you value with regards to those groups, organizations, and friendships in which you’re affiliated, as well as your own authentic being – i.e., how you are able to be yourself and cultivate more joy. If there are people, patterns, or certain settings that inhibit you from finding your tribe and cultivating those gifts that make you special and unique, these things, too, will require your consideration.
Overall, dear Crab, major themes in 2022 center how you value yourself. Questions for reflection include: Am I living my life to the fullest? What/who contributes to my happiness? How can I join with others who share the same values as me, and not at the expense of what makes me stand out? When you can answer these questions, you may find your path in life is rerouted as the Universe puts you on a path that better reflect the truth of who you are.
Once we reach the end of February, a few answers may very well come to light as the pace of life picks up. In fact, Jupiter’s transit through the sign of Pisces most of the year will inspire you to consider all that’s possible as you take a few leaps of faith that broaden you and bring purpose. Give yourself permission to indulge any new curiosities, Cancer. Uncharted territories that offer you meaning, feature.
By spring, you’ll be back to those regularly scheduled programs. Career matters will be of focus while increased networking and social engagements are highlighted. This all coincides with a pair of eclipses set to arrive late April into May. The solar event on April 30th initiates a new chapter around your sense of belonging, and the lunar event on May 16th marks the end of an important phase of growth centering children, authentic living, and even a love affair.
A romantic attachment may become platonic during this time. A child may be entering a new academic institution, or a creative project is launched and promoted by a network of your peers. These are examples of how the eclipses will feed each other, with emphasis on themes that center standing out and fitting in.
As this energy unfolds, there may be a few delays and setbacks courtesy of another retrograde station of Mercury. Your start date within a new institution or organization may be pushed back. This could also look like “blurred lines” with an associate. No matter how this energy unfolds, your allegiances will change or be renewed. Stay patient as activities develop.
Before summer begins, you may feel the need to rest and retreat. In fact, this will be a growing necessity as move through the rest of your year. Other life events will require your attention, however. So, balance between movement and solitude will be necessary.
Your birthday season looks to be quite lively, meanwhile, as money matters, short trips, and home/family affairs pick up late summer/early fall. You will also notice career opportunities expand in ways you hadn’t anticipated. Jupiter’s short stint through the sign of Aries mid-year could bring professional advancement. This would be an opportune time to pursue vocational goals and ambitions.
As we enter the fall season, financial dealings, “back-to-school” activities, and other daily affairs will have calmed. But domestic delays are possible mid-September through the first week of October that involve children, relatives, home renovations, or even relocation. Mercury retrograde is the culprit, again, so be careful not to strongarm your way through challenges that arise. If there are delays around domestic changes (someone moving in or out), a property settlement, or family vacations, be patient.
Mercury’s direct station in October precedes another eclipse season. A solar eclipse and a lunar eclipse peak on October 25th and November 8th, respectively, triggering themes that have been prevalent throughout the year that involve joy, child’s play, and how you get along with others.
The solar event could bring a news of pregnancy, or the start of new love affair. The lunar event, meanwhile, brings conclusion to your involvement in a group or affiliation. Whether leaving a job to go on maternity leave or turning a friendship into something more, expect a few plot twists and turns.
Events around eclipses will amplify once the planet Mars stations retrograde. Of all the planets, Mars can be the hardest to navigate while retrograde. Its energy connects us to our force of will, so when it does a backward spin around the sun, our energy feels blocked.
For you, dear Crab, this retrograde will impact you behind the scenes. A significant turn inward, similar to what you experienced before your birthday, will bring greater moments or rest and solitude that may be intentional, or due to circumstances beyond your control.
If you are welcoming a child, for example, you may be put on bed rest to ensure the health of you and your baby. Same is true if you are recovering from a surgical procedure, leaving full-time employment, or dealing with difficult emotions.
FYI, this shift will last through January 2023, and while life will, indeed, be busy moving into the holiday season, you will have to tend to more internal demands as we close out the year.
But all is not lost, Cancer. The close of the year also sees greater love, affection, busy days, and tender moments with loved ones. You will be surrounded by ties and connections that support you in every way, which will keep you buoyant during the holidays.
Consider this a time, then, to balance rest with movement, and be gentle with ‘self’ and others. 2022 will be a mix of explosive highs and manageable lows that comes with all the fixings that make life grand.
HAPPY NEW YEAR, CANCER!
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