Love and Money
Venus the goddess dances with mystic Neptune in Aquarius and
your solar eighth house as the year begins. This could be a passionate
year for the Crab but it may be hard to tell which way the passions
will leap. Into the fires, yes! But will you be uplifted or just
burned? Only time will tell. For the single Cancer, there may
be romance or a dose of outright lust. Some may go chasing the
rainbows of romance only to find there's nothing of substance
to hold onto. Others may be drawn into a new and enticing partnership
that gives both warmth and depth. Feelings will run high but discernment
may be flawed. It could be hard to tell if what you seek is real
or just a rarefied ideal. You may have to take the plunge anyway,
just to find out. Don't mix the pleasures of love and money this
year. Some of you may feel the urge to spend on something or someone
new, but it may be better to wait and see how sound your judgement
has been before you risk too much. Someone new or unusual may
be the hallmark of the good things that await you. A partner cut
in a different mold from anyone you're used to may bring joy to
For those Crabs with partners, joint ventures may become a consuming
interest. You may break new ground or set off in a new direction
together. If, on the other hand, you've been heavily involved
in the past then it may be you'll march to a different drummer
for awhile. Refresh and reinvigorate your relationship with loved
ones. Start out on a different tack and rediscover the passions
of old. Some of you may go through a complete change of ideals
or interests, one that will bring you closer together. Others
may find new paths that call you to independent action as you
discover something new about yourself outside the mantle of a
relationship. Shared ideas, interests or friends may be the glue
that strengthens that bonds between those of you already committed.
New or unusual friends or people may enter the arena of your relationship.
Money may become a consuming passion this year and there's a
good chance of making some if you're prepared to follow a new
course with determination, overcoming any obstacles you meet along
the way. Plan for the long term but act in the moment. Don't take
risks without some security to back you up. Deception and overextending
yourself are risks this year, so if an offer or opportunity seems
too good to be true, it probably is. Nonetheless, you can gain
greatly by throwing in your lot with others and sharing what you
have to make a bigger impact. Aries and Scorpio individuals may
feature in your plans and doings. Gatherings, social events and
intense involvements will be part of your year. This is a good
period to mix business with pleasure in that you can make strong
advances through socializing and social contacts. Some may find
new romance through professional encounters.
Home and Family
The Crab's domestic and emotional life
may become a strong focus from September 25th when giant Jupiter
moves into Libra and your solar fourth house. There may be home
improvements for some. For others, there may be a relocation,
one that could take you overseas. Some will find that housing
conditions improve or change dramatically. Family or emotional
matters may be linked with overseas connections or travel. Some
may find that people of status, such as foreign visitors, academics
or professional people become part of domestic life for a time.
Artistic or legal people may visit your home.
There may be strong feelings or a high emotional state around
the home. For some, there will simply be a 'larger than life'
feel to the goings on in the domicile. Whatever the nature of
the events, make sure you discuss things with your family or loved
ones and work to see the other point of view. Good fortune may
come from proper attention to domestic matters but at times the
atmosphere will be charged and there could be strong words and
Work and Health
Pluto, the underworld lord, continues
his arduous journey through Sagittarius and your solar sixth house
of work and health. This year he's joined by Mercury the messenger.
As Saturn travels through your sign, health is a concern. Do all
you need to nurture and care for yourself. There may be a return
of health matters that have troubled you previously. Seek new
solutions if this occurs. The extremities or the nervous system
may suffer. Be careful of work-related accidents. Communications
with co-workers may be troublesome from time to time throughout
the year. Work to improve daily routines for both safety and efficiency.
This is a time to work towards the transformation of your working
conditions. You may need to put in the extra effort to shift yourself
up the ladder or into a new line of work. Changes in communication
or in avenues of expression will greatly assist your working situation,
especially for the first nine months of the year. Apply new methods.
Learn new skills. Be careful of any work-related litigation. Such
occurrences will not favour you this year so preventive action
will be the best. You may need to take legal advice during the
course of your working life.
Saturn, Mars the warrior and the Sun begin
the year in a testing formation that affects you personally as
well as your professional status and your dealings with partners.
There may be struggles or conflicts from time to time as work
pressures or interests clash with partnership pressures or needs.
The best solution will be to deal with the tension as best you
can by trying to serve both interests as well as you can. You
may have to compromise one for the other at times, but just keep
going. Work may cause some of you to spend time apart from your
partner. There may be tensions or even clashes with male authority
figures. New ventures may take more time getting underway than
you would like. Treat each obstacle as a learning curve. Accept
delays but negotiate solutions. Be persistent. Plan carefully
but strike boldly when seeking advancement. Don't be hasty or
impatient, but act immediately when the time is right.
Mercury the Messenger
Mercury moves into retrograde (reverse) motion
three times a year for about three weeks each time. This phase
heralds a time of confusion and misunderstandings that can affect
arrangements, travel, transport, appliances, machinery and communications.
The breakdowns that occur are a function of neglect, inattention,
simple misunderstandings or component failure. They will often
bring to the fore the very contingency we should have planned
for and didn't. When the retrograde phase occurs, watch out for
such possibilities as well as putting off major decision-making
or the signing of crucial documents and agreements. We tend to
miss things while Mercury is in reverse motion and then have to
come back and do them again. A process of review in the retrograde
phase can efficiently show where problems might lie and help us
with damage control or the mending of things. Double check arrangements
at these times! What you think you've said and what others have
understood will often prove to be two different things.
As the year begins, the busy little messenger is retrograde in
Sagittarius and your solar sixth house. There may be minor health
problems. Be careful of work-related accidents. Co-workers may
be unreliable or there may be unavoidable interruptions to your
working routines. Be flexible. Make sure you service appliances
or vehicles used for work. This cycle comes to an end on January
Mercury's second retrograde phase comes in Taurus and your solar
eleventh house, beginning on April 7th. There may be misunderstandings
with friends or associates. Cruise around them and come up with
a fresh approach. You may go through a period of revision with
regard to your hopes and wishes. You may need to freshen up your
ideas and someone with an unusual perspective may be of assistance.
Expand the register of your possibilities. A friend may come to
you for help. This period comes to an end on May 1st.
August 11th sees Mercury the messenger move backwards again,
this time in Virgo and your solar third house. Communications
and travel may be in for a little mayhem. If you think on your
feet, you can solve any problem. Stay flexible. Ask questions
just to make sure of things and confirm arrangements. Short distance
travel could be problematic so service the car and check timetables.
Leave early rather than having the unforeseen make you late. Take
in the ideas of others. You may be missing something otherwise.
There may be unexpected communications from siblings. This period
comes to an end on September 3rd.
Mercury is retrograde in Sagittarius and your solar sixth house
from December 1st until December 21st. Work and health matters
come to the fore again. Take preventative action with healthcare.
Work routines may be disrupted and co-workers may not be cooperative
or able to cooperate. Service appliances and vehicles used for
work. Be careful with work-related travel. See if you can get
a better balance with regard to work and rest.
Two Full Moons come in your sign this year.
The first is on January 7th, opening up matters of partnership
for discussion and bringing tension with warrior Mars in Aries
and your solar tenth house. Something may come to light with your
nearest and dearest, bringing a testing emotional climate. There
may be pressures brought about by the emotional state of partners
or associates and the obligations of work or responsibility. There
may be a clash with authority. Haste or impatience could unsettle
you. If there is a clash of any kind, patiently consider what
you can and can't do and accept the limitations imposed by time
Your New Moon comes on July 17th, bringing tension with Chiron
in Capricorn and your solar seventh house. A partner's health
may be troublesome. There may be old wounds with partners or close
associates that need to be dealt with. Try a new approach or strategy
for solving problems. Talk matters over with someone skilled or
qualified. Embark on a journey that shows you something about
yourself that you can see only through the eyes of others.
Your second Full Moon comes on December 26th. There may be revelations
about partners and close associates or there may be eruptions
of feeling from that quarter. There may be intense interactions
with a partner or tensions that bring strong feelings to light.
There is an emphasis on contacts from overseas and there may be
news from that quarter. Such things may have a sudden or unexpected
character. Matters related to in-laws may be up for consideration
or debate. Words and ideas charge the atmosphere. Problems can
be solved with tangential thinking or an inventive approach. Someone
else's health may influence your situation.
Eclipses of both the Sun and the Moon often
indicate the end of a cycle or a significant change in the direction
or pattern of the affairs governed by the house in which the eclipse
falls. Eclipses of the Sun may affect work, direction and relations
with people in authority. Eclipses of the Moon may affect matters
of home, family and emotions as well as relations with women and
children. Both may affect your health.
A Solar Eclipse comes with the New Moon in
Aries and your solar tenth house on April 19th. You may have to
start again with a professional endeavour or a position you have
held. An end may come to an association with a boss or someone
in authority. A cycle of responsibility you've had may come to
a conclusion. A woman of importance or standing may pass from
The Full Moon comes in Scorpio on May 4th,
bringing a Lunar Eclipse to your solar fifth house. A romantic
cycle or situation may end. A leisure pastime or recreational
activity may be interrupted. There may be problems or changes
with children that require a shift in the way you do things with
them. Creative projects could be suspended or may go through a
change. As Sun and Moon square mystic Neptune at this time, there
may be problems with finances or relationships that need adjustment.
There may need to be changes with your spending or your dealings
with those close to you.
October 14th brings a Solar Eclipse at the New Moon in Libra.
Matters of career or professional status may come to an unexpected
hitch or change. A cycle of dealings with authority or taking
authority may come to an end. A new responsibility may fall to
you by default as someone leaves or makes an end to their situation.
There could be a shift or even a change in career direction for
The Full Moon comes on October 28th in the sign of Taurus and
your solar eleventh house, bringing a Lunar Eclipse. There could
be an eruption of trouble amongst or with women friends or associates.
A friend or associate may pass from your circle. There may be
a blockage or an ending with regard to your hopes and dreams.
You may have to start again or redirect with something you've
aspired to achieve. Resources may prove to be the problem in this
area. Evaluate what's happened and make changes.
Venus the goddess turns retrograde in Gemini
and your solar twelfth house on May 18th. This may mark a period
of withdrawal for the Crab. You may need to look after your health
or the health of someone close to you. You may immerse yourself
in creative projects or spiritual activities or you may develop
a project in secret for a time. You may simply step back from
life to get a new perspective. Solitude may serve a need for deeper
considerations. Issues of love or money that have troubled you
in the past may flare up again, requiring further attention. There
could be an unexpected reversal or change with finances or love
life. Ride out the waves without being too concerned. Someone
from the past may turn up unexpectedly. Be careful you don't engage
in any secret or questionable involvements at this time. They
may come back to haunt you if you do. Get the most that you can
from your inner life. You may have the opportunity to resolve
a long outstanding matter. This period comes to an end on June