Greetings, Cancer! Those New Year resolutions should be holding up nicely in February, as the new Moon of the 4th hits your house of transformation! This is all about making changes to your personal life, to ensure that you are in a strong position at an emotional level and ready to tackle 2019 on your own terms. The Moon’s sextile with supportive Jupiter at this time is excellent for healing of all kinds, in particular any health conditions which are hormone related or connected with your digestive system. The Moon cycle concludes with a full Moon in your communication sector on the 19th, and information is likely to reach your ears at this time which will change your opinion of someone close to you. Mars’s influence from your friendship zone indicates that this information could relate to a friend, and what you discover will change the course of your relationship.
Valentine’s Day is looking rosy this year, as Venus gets busy in your house of relationships after the 3rd! This is a period when thoughts of love and romance will probably be higher on your list of priorities; you will want to spend time with your partner and express your affection. If you are happily single, you are still likely to feel an enhanced desire to share feelings and thoughts with another, although not necessarily in a romantic way. Venus and Saturn link up between the 13th and 23rd, an aspect very promising for talk about romantic commitments and responsibilities. Venus/Saturn connections can also feel a little lonely sometimes, because emotions are restricted, so you may have to try extra hard now to show loved ones that you care. Pluto joins the party after the 18th, sending romantic liaisons into emotional overdrive. Passionate encounters are likely, and you will need to tread carefully to avoid the pitfalls of possessive and controlling behaviour.
Chiron is back in your house of learning and travel after the 15th, and he will remain here now for the foreseeable future. Chiron indicates areas in our lives where we really need to heal ourselves in order that we can move forward. Lingering doubts about your intelligent or fitness for study, or issues with religious or spiritual development may crop up now in daily life and interactions, and these things need to be dealt with. When Chiron is making his way through this part of our solar charts, we can often feel frightened of trying something new and different. Other people can help you to step out of your comfort zone and explore the universe a little more. The Sun in sextile with Mars here after the 19th and into mid-March is especially beneficial, sending new people into your life who are dynamic and assertive, and will push you into new and exciting experiences.
Cancerians are directly affected by several significant influences on their natal Suns in February. If your birthday falls between the 4th and 11th of July, Neptune will trine your natal Sun throughout the month, creating a highly imaginative and compassionate environment, which is favourable for artistic projects and working with others who need emotional support. Crabs with a birthday from the 12th to 18th of July will feel the influence of Pluto looming from the opposite side of the heavens, and you are continuing to battle issues of control and manipulation in everyday interactions. Finally, Uranus squares up to those of you born around the 19th to 22nd of July, creating a strong desire to break free from just about anything in your life which you feel restrains or contains you! Have a fabulous month!