Cancer

Cancer

Grow that dream

Fuel up for the long haul

Believe in your dreams

This month’s full Moon appears at the start of September in your 9th. It is asking you where you believe your dreams can take you? You know, sometimes we need to travel in the realm of our imagination for a while. Especially when, as is the case right now, actual travel, especially the long- distance kind which this house rules, is not possible or limited. So, boldly go and explore. Perhaps via movies, books, documentaries, fantasy, science fiction or looking at what the great attractor could bring you.

Get ready to upgrade those dreams

Dream a bigger dream under this full Moon. Is there a subject which fascinates you and seems to call to you? This is a full Moon of the deep dive. Inner space as in your beliefs, thoughts and ideas may fascinate too. Psychology, self-help or what makes you tick and the world go round. You may be interested in other cultures and their beliefs. This is your house of study, academia, the law, the great outdoors and large animals. Especially horses. Anything appeal? However, avoid speculative ventures under this full Moon. (That lucky dip on the lotto is allowed however).

Mercury is on the move on the 5th heading into home territory for you. In other words, your 4th house. The Sun’s arrival in here from the 22nd puts home, family, property, emotional security and where you hang your hat and your heart is, very firmly in focus. Decisions and contracts related to this can be made and signed.

Venus leaves your 1st this month and on the 2nd, enters its ruling 2nd. As this is your money house there is an obvious connection here between income and your sense of security. What you need to meet your needs. It’s not just about money either. Venus in here is about attracting more to see your needs are being met. So, help, assistance, gifts and people who support you.

Try a new approach for a radically different result

Being able to put our needs into words, asking for what it is we need from someone be it on an emotional level or yes, even that job or piece of business, is a reflection of our self-worth. Which is again, all tied to our 2nd house. The aspect between Mercury and Chiron on the 11th is going to test how comfortable you feel about asking someone for something.

This is the same day as the Sun in your 3rd (which Mercury rules) opposes Neptune in your 9th. What this adds up to is a new solution or way out of an old problem – but which you create for yourself by trying something new. Listen to inspiration and intuition when it comes to this. Then – follow up on its advice for far-reaching results. If you dare!

Fuel up for success

Mars retrogrades this month in fellow cardinal sign of Aries which of course, Mars rules. Although Mars heads backwards approximately every two years, it’s been 32 years since it last did a major retrograde in this sector of your chart. So, to say we are all unprepared is most likely an understatement.

This is your 10th house of ambition, career, achievement, reputation and status. It’s a ‘public’ house where you are on show. Mars will make what is known as a ‘station’ – appear to stand still in the sky at 28 degrees of Aries before moving backwards on Sept 9. It will then station again at 15 degrees of Aries on Nov 13 before moving forward again.

Depending on where your Sun and other Cancer planets are in your birthchart, you will have already worked out that at some point during this retro-cycle, Mars will square your Cancer factors. This makes this retrograde very important for you. And you need to guard your public image and reputation and be aware of this at all times. And also be ready and fearless is asked to step up into new responsibilities or a more prominent position if this is offered to you.

Be a power couple

Your 10th house also rules your partner’s status as well as how high you can climb. So, one aspect of Mars’s retrocycle in here could be you supporting your partner’s ambitions. As far as your own go, this is about the long haul. Using what you have already achieved and gearing up for the next level.

You will also be seeking support for what it is you want to achieve now from your partner if you have one. And during this time if you are single, someone who is willing to do just that will be high on your wishlist. Lucky for you, Jupiter planet of solutions and opportunities heads direct in your 7th from the 13th. The same day that Venus in your 2nd trines Chiron in your 10th. Time to up both your expectations – and your game, Cancer.

But on a public/professional level, and I cannot emphasise this enough – if you are dealing with people in positions of authority, influence, gatekeepers or anyone who represents what the 60’s generation referred to as ‘the man’, bring your best game. Be seen as someone to be taken seriously but who also seeks cooperation. Do not get into conflicts or arguments as all that will result is you being blocked at every turn.

Create that support structure

We won’t experience another retro Mars transit quite like this until 2047! By which time Pluto will have left your 7th house and your opposite sign of Capricorn. Another cardinal sign. So, expect this to impact on your partner if you have one, your spouse and any long term relationship whether this is a working one or a friendship. One of our astrologers can go into the ‘It affects two’ aspects this may bring up for you.

Because you will be needing your partner’s support more than usual when it comes to what you want to do or achieve, you will also be aware of any shortfalls in this area. Please tackle these feelings as they arise rather than allow resentment or hurt feelings to fester away. Mars likes a direct approach. So, if you need more support or someone’s help now – ask for it. Don’t assume they should automatically know!

Know what you want and where you are going, Cancer. And above all, how to communicate this. We have not just any ordinary new Moon but a Super-sized new Moon in your 3rd on the 17th. Unlike full Supermoons, new supermoon tend to pass unnoticed unless an astrologer flags them up for us. You know new Moons are all about fresh starts and new beginnings in a key area. Super New Moons bring maximum potential to the table.

This one is all about getting serious about what you want. And reaching for the ability to convey this. It’s about your message and you, the messenger. This new Moon aspects Saturn and because of this, it’s time to look at how you sell yourself and how you come across.

Have your words worth

So, link this to those themes we already discussed: career, financial security, solid values and what you want for the long term. This isn’t about instant gratification. But investing in your future. If you focus on this, you are going to be amazed at how easily you begin to make real headway towards long term goals. And impress others at the same time.

The Sun’s arrival in your 4th from the 22nd could see you ready to kick bask and reward yourself for what you’ve achieved so far this month. You’ve earned that down-time if things have been full on up until now. But the month’s not over yet! Mercury in here opposes Mars on the 24th which could bring news which cements of validates all you have been working towards so far.

Mercury is set to move off into your 5th on the 27th. This hands you the gift of the gab or simply the flirt factor and the ability to weave a little fit of fabulizing fantasy with your ideas or anything you say. If you are single, this transit should deliver at least one opportunity to try those cute one-liners out for size.

The Venus/Mars trine of the 28th tells you not to censor yourself. It comes just two days before the Sun in your 4th opposes Chiron in your 10th. This is about your self-imposed limits. And speaking out despite them. But simply now being unwilling to play by that worn out rule book that has told you that ‘good’ girls and boys don’t do things a certain way.

Provided you do it with confidence, and with an added pinch of passion and an extra dash of love, there may be no limits to what you may be able to get away with – or convince someone of. So be both the message – and the messenger this September. A little confidence and self-belief goes a very long way now.

In a nutshell: Reach deep inside and access those untapped reserves of confidence and self-belief, Cancer. Who told you ‘good’ girls and boys only do things a certain way? Take a chance – walk on the wild side this September!

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