Cancer the Crab in 2006
New Horizons, Romance & Risk
There's push and pull for the Crustacean in the year 2006. Jupiter,
the lord of fortune, swans through Scorpio, urging expansion,
new horizons, romance and risk. Saturn holds the ground in Leo,
urging caution, 'penny wise' and the measured approach. Between
the two of them, Cancer, you'll need all your canny instinct to know what
risk to take and when to take it. Mars the warrior and mystic
Neptune partner Jupiter and Saturn respectively as the bell of
midnight ushers in Jan 1st, 2006. Thus, you'll want to test desires
against resources and come up trumps. This year, as Jupiter and
Uranus harmonize with your sign, you could pull off a big gamble
or coup as fortune favours you, bringing dramatic change. However,
care and timing are the keys. Jan and Nov will test decision-making.
Err on the side of caution. Mar and Aug will bring a balancing
act, putting what you've actually got against what you might have
if you try. Expert management will be required.
Chiron, the wounded healer, is in Aquarius and set for a long
stay. New practices and strategies will be required with money
and its handling, especially where joint finance and credit arrangements
are involved. Some may have to face issues about intimacy and
sexuality. You may need to delve deep to find what will fulfill
you. Single Crabs may come into a deeply moving sexual relationship
while those with a partner will enter a new phase of your relationship.
The occult or the practice of psychology may interest some of
you, especially with Jupiter in Scorpio till the last week of
Love and Money
With Venus the goddess in reverse, sort outstanding matters with
money or intimacy as the year gets underway. Your dealings and
efforts will bring change with your partner or partnership situation.
There may be an old bill to pay. In the bigger picture, Jupiter
in Scorpio brings romance, social activity, new ventures or projects,
lifestyle change and the odd gamble or risk. Those in a relationship
may transform or upgrade your lifestyle. Changes with business
or money could bring such alterations about. Singles might find
themselves plunged into a powerful new romance or enjoy a more
hedonistic lifestyle and play the field. Whether in a partnership
or single, the search for pleasure will predominate. Watch you
don't spend all you have (emotionally or financially) on something
that won't last, otherwise you'll end by saying 'goodbye' to a
lifestyle you never quite had.
With Saturn in Leo, money and personal spending are set for change.
Opt for 'lean and mean'. Save money by sticking to the basics.
Target your purchases by cutting out what's not important. No
frivolous spending! If you wish to buy something of value, work
towards the purchase by recognizing how much work goes into the
price. Don't make a grandiose purchase for its own sake. Build
resources and spending power with hard work and good management.
Some may have to learn about 'doing without' during this time.
Others may put personal resources or money at risk to gain a greater
prize. You may pare down to the basics or set out to acquire beautiful
or enduring possessions.
Home and Family
For those in a partnership, there may be a new zest at home with
Jupiter in Scorpio. New lifestyle or leisure activities may feature.
There may be cause for celebration. There may be an addition to
the family through a birth or a return. There may be a renewal
of romance. New horizons may lift the spirits. Powerful events
or understanding may alter the course of family life. Lifestyle
spending may be an issue. How much and why? These will be the
questions for there will be a tendency to do things in the grand
manner. For the singles, romance and new activities or projects
will alter your home life altogether.
Work and Health
With Mercury the messenger and Pluto, underworld lord, conjoined
in Sagittarius, there will be important negotiations with work.
Sort out terms and contracts. Work on relations with co-workers.
There will be beginnings or endings with work cycles and even
the nature of your employment. June will bring changing influences
as the Lunar Nodes move from Aries and Libra to Pisces and Virgo,
activating your houses of communications and travel. There may
be significant breaks or changes with work, especially through
to Oct when Pluto forms an exact square to the Nodes. There will
be change with those you're dealing or with whom you're in communication.
Contacts will alter, especially with overseas links. Travel may
influence work decisions or change your working situation. You
may deal with difficult individuals connected with work. They
may close doors rather than open them. Health may be a concern
for some and health matters may affect work. You may break from
an old way of thinking about health to establish new routines.
You may need intense discussion to get to the heart of a health
matter. Ask the hard questions. Don't just treat the symptoms.
Strong action brings renewal. Changes with health or healthcare
may bring changed connections or contacts.
On Nov 24th, Jupiter moves to Sagittarius, ushering in a time
of development with work. You may learn new practices or skills
to broaden your horizons. You may be promoted or achieve status.
You may choose a new career and train for it. You may travel for
work. There may be work-related dealings with qualified people,
those from overseas or those of status or authority. While Jupiter
is benevolent, this is not always a benign transit as far as health
is concerned. Look at the bigger picture with healthcare. Expand
your horizons with new methods, practitioners or modalities. See
a bigger picture with health. Alter old habits or patterns accordingly.
Financial management is pivotal for your career. You need to
manage the small money and personal expenses in order to make
the best of your funds and efforts. Be 'lean and mean'. You'll
be surprised how much you can free up for better use with astute
economy. The ability to negotiate will feature. Talking terms,
making deals and getting into the action mark the way ahead. If
you can negotiate the right package, you'll be in a strong position.
Overall, though, there is something that underlies both of these
things. As Saturn in your second house dances with Jupiter in
your fifth house, you may have to decide for yourself what it
is you actually want. Is money the important issue? Or would you
rather choose a vocation where you can enjoy and be fulfilled
by your efforts, asking only for what you need? This is a reflection
that will touch the minds of many this year.
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.
Mercury turns retrograde in Pisces on Mar 3rd, squaring Pluto, underworld lord, as he does so. There may be communication problems, especially if overseas links are concerned. There may be unexpected developments in that same quarter. You may need to revise your horizons in accordance with the bigger picture. An artistic or creative project may be shelved or unexpectedly revived. Day to day communications may be affected by events overseas or by technical failure. Dealings with co-workers may be problematic. This cycle ends on Mar 26th.
Mercury turns retrograde in Leo on Jul 5th, just in range of a
T-square involving Jupiter, Saturn and Chiron. Put personal spending
under the microscope and see what flaws you reveal. There may
be difficulty with the pennies because of the pounds. You may
be tight financially because of a risk. You may have to wait for
something to pay off. Let things ride. Don't add to the risk.
Children may be costly. If romance is proving expensive, review
the investment. Apply the principle across the board. The cycle
ends on Jul 30th on a more personal note as Mercury returns to
your sign on Jul 10th. Be clear with communications and dealings
with partners or close associates.
Mercury turns retrograde in Scorpio on Oct 28th, in a conjunction
with Jupiter. There will be surprises, upsets or reversals with
creative projects, children, lifestyle matters and romance. Review
the situation then look to the 'long term'. A long cherished option
may come good for some where others will have to step back and
think again. Fortune of one kind or another will play a part at
this time. If you have nothing else left, it might be time to
put your shirt on the outsider. Otherwise, hold on to what you
have and see where things go. This cycle ends on Nov 18th.
Your Full Moon comes on Jan 14th. Venus the goddess is in reverse
motion and joins with the Sun. Review matters with a partner or
close associate. Something old may come to light. Issues of love
or money could be to the fore. You may be pulled between your
needs and those of someone close. There may be separation or a
return that brings old feelings to the surface.
Your New Moon comes on Jun 25th. Be certain of your finances before
you set out to make a new start. The picture may revise itself
or unexpected developments may come in the weeks ahead. Great
things are possible with what you dream of here but they'll take
time to come to fruit. You may need to help or support someone
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.
Mar 14th brings a Lunar Eclipse with the Full Moon in Virgo. Communications
or travel may be affected. You may be impeded by equipment failure
or by changed arrangements. You may have to reschedule. A business
contact may drop from the scene. You may put aside a scheme or
an idea. There may be a change with neighbours or siblings that
alters a cycle of contacts. A female may be problematic or erratic
Mar 29th brings a Solar Eclipse with the New Moon in Aries. There
may be a change or an end with a professional or career situation
or contact. A male or someone in authority may be involved. You
may shed some authority yourself or you may experience a change
with career matters or professional responsibilities.
Sep 7th brings a Lunar Eclipse with the Full Moon in Pisces. There
may be difficulty or change with study, overseas travel or legal
matters. You may experience delay or change your plans. There
may be a loss of contact or an altered cycle with in-laws or overseas
contacts. The wide horizon may narrow. Someone of foreign birth
or with professional or academic standing may pass out of your
life for a time. This may be a female.
Sep 22nd brings a Solar Eclipse with the New Moon in Virgo. There
may be problems with travel or communications. You may struggle
with equipment or vehicles. You may revise your plans because
a contact departs or an idea disappears off the map. There may
be a change in relations with neighbours or siblings.