You will want to reserve time alone — away from the hectic pace of life — for reflection and meditation. Watch for excessive escapist tendencies, but also find ways to honor your need for more downtime or circumstances may seem to conspire to bring this into your life in possibly unwanted ways. A noncommittal attitude in your personal life could leave people in your life feeling frustrated with you as you attempt to find yourself. If this is the case, it would be wise to cut yourself some slack not too much! During this time, you may be unsure where to direct your willpower.
You could be undergoing confusion about what you want from life, where you are headed, and how to go about satisfying your ego.
This can be a creative, spiritual, and poetic time, but it might also be a time when you fall prey to impractical schemes and plans or neglect important responsibilities. Fortunately, though, you also benefit from a supportive transit from Saturn to your Sun, and this can help stabilize key areas of your life.
You are practical in your choices in certain areas of your life, keeping your feet on the ground and paying attention to, and honoring, tradition as well as tried-and-true methods. You have the power of practicality, realism, and caution on your side during this period. Work you have done in the past begins to pay off — not necessarily in dramatic ways, but in small, measurable ways. You may be recognized or rewarded in some way for the efforts you put forth. Because you project a more responsible and credible image, people in authority are more inclined to appreciate you and recognize your work.
This is a year in which you put your life in order in some significant manner. Improved concentration, a more realistic outlook, and a practical awareness of the limits of time all help you to make steady progress, particularly in your career. Your concern for your future this year is stronger than usual, and you may find that projects you start, or investments you make, this year will benefit you for years to come. Traditional methods work, and thoroughness brings rewards.
Practice or refining a technique is favored this year. Modest ambitions and the appreciation of slow but steady progress can take you far.
This is an excellent year in which to advance projects revolving around communications — writing, speaking, selling, and so forth. Your reputation may be enhanced through word of mouth. Making new contacts through learning and mental pursuits figures strongly as well. You enjoy stronger faith and a feeling that your dreams are realizable. The period ahead is a time for new beginnings. You can feel both inspired and ready to put in the effort to achieve your goals. This is a powerful time for connecting with others and sharing common goals and pleasures.
Learning and sharing are likely to be more satisfying than usual. Ruled by Venus.
Enhancing love now: Sharing, or taking interest in, daily routines and activities, performing services or little chores for a lover. You feel quite loving and warm, with a desire to give and receive affection and appreciation. Also, your desire for beauty stimulates your creativity. If you are artistic, your work will be particularly inspired now. Indulging in your desire for beauty or luxury is likely at this time. This is a very positive time in your marriage or closest one-to-one relationships.
Your need to be together and to share loving feelings is very strong. You want to give to your friends and loved ones and may spend generously in order to make them happy. You may also meet someone now who is very good for you.
Venus 7th house: Where: Anywhere! Could be through a consultation or meeting, however.
How: By expressing and emphasizing your diplomatic, tactful, compromising skills. Expressing a harmonious, cooperative, and pleasing manner. Enhancing love now: This is perhaps the most favorable time of the year to enhance an existing relationship.
Venus 8th House: Where: Privately, a bank or financial institution, an intimate venue. How: By expressing and emphasizing your quiet appeal and magnetism, mysterious manner, intensity. Relationships begun now are: Intense, all-consuming, emotionally-charged, deep, possibly stormy and characterized by possessiveness, obsession, or power games; passionate and erotic.
Enhancing love now: Deeper expressions of love and intimacy, non-superficial expressions of love although these do not have to be spoken , expressing psychological understanding. Venus 9th House: Where: While traveling or embarking on some kind of non-routine venture; institutions of higher learning, a study group.
How: By expressing and emphasizing your adventurous, philosophical, optimistic, and brave side. Relationships begun now are: Happy-go-lucky, meetings of the mind, non-possessive, exciting, adventurous. Enhancing love now: Sharing and comparing your spiritual, religious, or philosophical interests with a friend or loved one may open up a whole new dimension of your relationship. Venus 10th House: Where: Through your career, by word of mouth, business parties, mixing work with pleasure.
How: Expressing your more responsible and competent side. Relationships begun now are: responsible, status-conscious, serious, long-term. Enhancing love now: Sharing goals, structuring your relationship, doing things that make you feel secure, showing your more responsible side.
Venus 11th House: Where: Through friendships, clubs, group meetings, organizations, parties. How: Friendly, helpful, tolerant, breezy manner. Show your unique and progressive spirit. Relationships begun now are: noncommittal, friendly, detached, spirited, aloof. Enhancing love now: Sharing long-term goals, hopes, dreams and wishes; treating your partner as a friend as well as a lover; showing tolerance and acceptance.
Venus 12th House: Where: Privately, hospitals or service-oriented institutions, online, blind dates. How: Quiet charm, helpful and compassionate nature, discreet. Relationships begun now are: private, behind closed doors, forbidden, intimate, compassionate, potentially confusing. Enhancing love now: Unselfish love; showing affection and attention without expectation of reward; being supportive; private activities.
The dates above are ranges and represent over-arching themes. The following dates reveal days when your ruler, and the planets that rule the love sectors in your solar chart, interact via harmonious or challenging aspects.
Some dates may overlap—these are dates when challenges can lead to greater understanding and opportunities. How do you stand it? Your opposite sign of Cancer shows you how. Saturn joins Pluto in your sign on January 12, just two days after a Cancer lunar eclipse.
How might your life be transformed if you finally accepted your own limitations and let someone else help? Generous Jupiter also aligns with Pluto three times this year, and their second meeting on June 29 falls between a solar eclipse in Cancer June 20 and a lunar eclipse in your sign July 4. Through it all, take good care of yourself so body, mind, and spirit can support and sustain you.
A sextile between Jupiter in your sign and Neptune in Pisces February 20, July 27, and October 12 helps you channel your impressive self-discipline into treating yourself—and others—with greater compassion. Things at home can get a little tense, with conflicts arising over domestic duties, caregiving responsibilities, or even holiday plans.
You know what you like… and good luck enticing you to try anything different. But from June through August, planets transiting your opposite sign of Cancer sextile Uranus, inspiring greater willingness to venture out of your comfort zone to please your partner and hopefully, yourself. Fortunately, Mercury spends extra time in sensitive Cancer May August 4, retrograde June July 12 and trines Neptune in Pisces on July 30, opening channels of compassionate communication about their feelings, needs, and desires.