Happy Birthday, Cancer!

The general characteristics of your personality are outlined below and will give you some insight into what “makes you tick.”

The position of the sun at your birth is a key to your self-esteem, where you want to “shine,” how you seek recognition and attention, and symbolizes your basic vitality and creative spirit.

Of course, you are much more than just your sun sign -- with an interpreted report based on your specific birth data, you will learn about the meaning of all the planets in your chart, your rising sign and much more. More info...

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This happy little Crab is from the Magical Child zodiac art series, and often you are just tthat cheerful. Still, the Crab, symbol of your sign of Cancer, has a tough shell and those claws can be formidable, too. A crab can also be “crabby” sometimes—but it’s really because you care so very much—although you're a “softy” inside. But if anything or anybody you think of as yours is threatened…well, whomever or whatever is doing the threatening had better watch out! Cancer, more than any other Sun sign, is highly identified with maternal or paternal qualities. You take careful care of all that is yours. Home and farmily are primary, but your caring and emotional identification can also extend to patriotism or to a cause or a business—whatever you consider to be “yours.”

In a way, your crab shell that is also your home—a home that is always with you wherever you go. You have a strong desire for security. That may be why you acquire so many things and are reluctant to let them go, even if you no longer use them and the place is becoming cluttered. You probably have some extra money hidden away, too…just in case it’s needed. Unless other factors in your chart are strongly contradictory, you are just not a risk taker. Familiar territory is best, and there’s no place like home!

Your sign ruler is the Moon, and often your sign is referred to by the alternate title of “Moon Child.” Like the Moon in her constantly changing phases, your emotions vary through ups and downs. If you’re feeling especially low or upset, seek the soothing waters that are your natural element, be it a lovely warm bath or a walk by the sea, a lake or stream, or even a fountain…or a walk in the rain, and then a nice cup of tea.

You are naturally nurturing, like to feel needed, and may look after others to the point of neglecting your own needs, and this may bring about your own need for balance. There’s a type of dependency that can come of being too wrapped up in taking care of everyone else, if it means hiding your own vulnerability behind that crab shell when what you really need at the time is to let someone else help you.

Because you are so emotionally sensitive, you are also likely to be quite intuitive, and can pick up feelings around you. It that brings you down, the shell can be a shield. But you can also be an especially loyal, supportive and devoted friend, who develops warm and enduring relationships.

Cycles

The following cycles are based on your sun sign and represent general trends over the next year. For more detailed information at a special price, Astro’s Planetary Guide to Your Future will provide you with a wealth of information on short-term (daily, weekly) and long-term forecasts based on transits to your specific birth chart.


Jupiter is in Leo on your 2015 birthday. Leo is your solar solar House 2, so the Jupiter theme may involve what you have, consider to be yours, and/or involve your financial resources. Jupiter is benefic and is moving in square to Uranus as your solar year begins. The combination can mean sudden (Uranus) luck (Jupiter), so who knows...taking a small chance on a lottery ticket may win something (for example) but then can be very unwise to take chances on what you can’t afford to lose. So, taking a BIG chance is not being recommended here. This transiting aspect does often indicate a restlessness or freedom needs of some sort, and you may be short on patience in waiting for things to happen. So recognize that you need more freedom now and try to find a way to get have that without doing something that you are likely to regret later. Look for opportunities to express your individuality and creativity. Perhaps you can travel, or join a group in your community that does things that interest you. Don’t wait around for excitement to happen to you. If you look around for interesting activities in your area that you could participate in, you may well generate that extra freedom and fun that you need to express this transit at its best.

Early in your solar year, Jupiter will pass into Leo—July 16. Leo is your solar House 3, which involves communication activities. This is a time when you can grow in your abilities to communicate. Speaking and writing may flow more easily than usual. You may benefit from further education to improve your skills. You may become more versatile and able to sell your ideas effectively. Also Jupiter in the 3rd house favors relationships with neighbors, relatives and siblings, so you may benefit through your interactions with them.


Saturn is in Sagittarius on your 2015 birthday and will continue to be in Sagittarius until retrograding back into the late degrees of Scorpio June 18. Saturn turns direct again August 2 and returns to Sagittarius September 19.
Saturn in Scorpio is your solar House 5. Here the Saturnine emphasis of responsibility and discipline shifts to the area of life that involves your children, if you have them, or to any and all other areas of your life and work that involve creativity—creative self-expression. This is a time when sincere effort toward your creative work can lead can be productive and rewarding.
Saturn in Sagittarius is your solar House 6, an area of your chart that relates to work and health issues. Hard working dedication, sense of duty and responsibilities are emphasized. You are building skills and methods that will help you in years to come to gain the recognition for good work that you seek. If you need to improve your skills in any part of your work, consider taking some classes. Adult education classes are offered in many communities. Seek them out As for health, it is very important that you take responsibility for your body during this transit. Do not neglect yourself! Getting proper exercise and eating well are important.


Uranus will be in Aries throughout this solar year and beyond. This year it will be at the 16th degree for all of you. So, those of you with Cancer birthdays on or close to July 8 will most strongly experience Uranus square Sun during this solar year. The square of Uranus to natal Sun is, in one way or another, a time when one’s freedom needs have a high priority. You feel restless about restrictions you might normally accept, but now are causing you to experience tension. You need to find a creative, acceptable way to express your freedom needs, without placing in jeopardy the structures of your life that you really wouldn’t want to threaten. Don’t try to suppress your craving for adventure, independence or change, because that may result in something unexpected happening that will force a change you really don’t want. Suppressed tension and frustration have a way of emerging when you least expect it, sometimes with your health. Or, a sudden external event could test your ability to handle necessary change effectively. During this transit, it’s important to be flexible. Take the lead in positive expression of change by doing something creative and original to reawaken your joy in life.
For all Cancerians, in general, Aries is your solar 10th house, which means you are likely to have some sense of Uranian themes in regard to your professional life, your connection with authority, or your reputation.
Uranus themes include freedom, independence, tension, innovation, surprise, revolution and can involve events that are upsetting and disruptive, where unpredictability is a factor and substantial change has to be dealt with, like it or not. To expect the unexpected, and be prepared to flow with it positively will get you much further more easily than to dig in your heels and try to hold on to something that is obviously changing. What is really happening here is a time when you must come to terms with who you are in the world and how you express yourself within that. Most outer events are expressions of inner needs, and upsets are most likely to occur when you are denying those needs. So, get clear about what you really want. You are making choices now, consciously or unconsciously, about your identity within your world and your style of expressing it. Be conscious, avoid acting too hastily and be open to new opportunities that can actually invigorate your life.


Neptune will be at 7 Pisces retrograde for all Cancer birthdays this year. The position of Neptune on your birthday will obviously matter most to those of you with Sun at or very near 7 degrees of Cancer. This will represent a close trine of Neptune to your Sun, a benefic aspect that is especially stimulating to your ideals. You may express this aspect theme with compassion, concern and personal work for the welfare of others. If you are involved in artistic activities, you are likely to be more creative and imaginative than usual. Whatever intuitive sense you have is heightened. You may turn your focus to a spiritual path, or your focus in that regard will increase. Flow with this increase in sensitivity, and shine though creating beauty or through healing and helping activities. Meditate, make music or magic—just don’t let this lovely time slip by while you only sit and daydream!
For all Cancerian birthdays, Neptune is in your solar 9th house. This may mean that in some way you are seeking transcendence though spiritual truth. You may idealize your beliefs, or you may come into this transit feeling that you have all the answers, but then one day you find yourself wondering if there are any ultimate answers. You may be exposed to ideas that call into question what you’ve thought to be true. In general this transit is a time to be compassionate and open toward others’ ideas as you continue to seek new mystical truths for yourself. Also, with Neptune transits, imagination is enhanced. This can be fine, if applied toward creative art, for example, but potentially problematic in mundane matters. Meditation is a good practice for relaxation, and for your better understanding of what’s going on and how to work well through it.


Pluto begins your solar year transiting retrograde at 12 Capricorn and back into the 11th degree July 16 . This challenging (opposition) aspect will likely be most closely experienced by those of you whose birthdays are in the first week of July, although all of you will have Pluto In your solar 7th house. Any Pluto transit to the Sun has to do with how you handle your personal power. Something in your life needs to be redefined, eliminated, transformed or rejuvenated. Especially if your Sun is in early Cancer, you probably already know what this is, even if you’ve not yet quite admitted it, even to yourself. If you don’t know what it is, you’ll sooner or later attract someone or something into your life that will bring it to your attention. Just keep this in mind: the key to success in any Pluto transit is to claim your own power to change what needs to be changed. It’s about SELF-mastery and SELF-control. Open yourself to the possibilities of transformation and you can be reborn into a more fulfilling life.
For those of you who are experiencing the close opposition aspect to your Sun, you must claim your own power to make the changes you need to make in your own life situation or in your inner psyche. Pressure from others or from outside circumstances may force an issue that you’ve been avoiding in a way that you like even less. Power struggles could be a factor. It is important to avoid manipulation/control tactics toward others because this can ultimately work against you. Concentrate on what you need to change. The key to success with this transit is self-control and self-mastery. Keep in mind that when old doors close, new ones are there to open. Open yourself to the possibilities of rebirth into a more fulfilling life.



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