Cancer Monthly Horoscope

Yasmin Boland

Astrology Expert

CANCER

LET’S TALK ABOUT YOU!

Here’s an idea; every time someone starts to annoy or even provoke you this month, silently thank them for teaching you to be more patient. And then? Be more patient! Your relationship stars are quite off the scale now. Good or bad? The depends on who you have got yourself involved with. At work, a new, possibly more lucrative cycle starts.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR ALL THE SIGNS

How to make the most of the month…

Did you start 2018 planning to make some big changes in your life? For example, regarding your job, your situation at home, re family or even to do with your health and exercise routines and/or your weight, for example?

If so, then April is the month you have been waiting for. It’s a month when change is going to be much easier!

In particular, this applies triple, if you started the year off well, going in your desired direction, but have somehow drifted off track.

The reason is that 2018 is characterised by a series of rolling positive planetary alignments between the planet of plenty, Jupiter, and the planet of transformation, Pluto.
Jupiter/Pluto will affect everyone in different ways, no matter which sign you are.

Your monthly stars will tell you more, but know this; if you want to change your life, the Universe triple-y supports you in April.

So forget about being an April Fool and make a declaration, silently or out loud, (or write it down for even more power) along the lines of:

“I, [fill in your name] do solemnly pledge to myself and the Universe, that as of April 2018, I am committing to [fill in the blank with the change your want to make].”

You will be surprised at what a powerful thing is it, to really commit to yourself about something, hand on heart. (Note that re-committing to one of the intentions you set for yourself at the start of the year will work extra well because the series of Jupiter/Pluto connections actually started back then.)

Also this month, just a couple of days after the Jupiter/Pluto link, Mercury ends his latest retrograde cycle (on April 15 to be exact).

That means between now and the middle of April, there is going to be a lot of “going over old ground”. Again, this feeds into the idea of recommitting to whatever you decided that you want for yourself at the start of 2018. There is a sense of a second chance, re-doing this, and going backwards somehow.

It’s a month to change your life, that’s for sure!

WHERE PLUTO IS FOR YOU…

If you think it’s not easy being a Cancerian right now, try being your partner, relative, friend or colleague! Cancerians are going through such amazing relationship transformations right now, and it’s not always an easy process. Just when you promise yourself you’re going to behave better next time with a particular VIP in your life, along comes another super-challenging situation and – lo and behold! – there you go again acting like you want to control everyone. Don’t be too hard on yourself. It’s a step by step process. What happens today and over the next few days should at the very least be encouraging and show you why the effort is worth it. Love can transform your world now.

LIFE STARTS MAKING SENSE

Another stand-out feature of April which will please a lot of people is the end of the current Mercury retrograde cycle. Personally I don’t usually have too many issues with Mercury retrograde. I see it as a time when I can rethink, review, revise and redo and for me (especially as a writer!) there is a lot of room for those activities in my life! However there is no doubt that Mercury retrograde can also be tricky and challenging. It can be a time when we look to the past to decide what we want for the future. Or we look to the past simply to see how far as we have come. Mercury retrogrades about three to four times a year but don’t wish these cycles away! FYI the next three retrogrades this year are:

23 March 2018 – Mercury goes retrograde in Aries
15 April 2018 – Mercury retrograde ends

26 July 2018 – Mercury goes retrograde in Leo
19 August – Mercury retrograde ends

17 November – Mercury goes retrograde in Sagittarius
6 December 2018 – Mercury retrograde ends

In astrology, when Mercury ends a retrograde cycle, it’s called Mercury “going direct”.

Here’s what this month’s Mercury’s direct cycle means for you…

After the retrograde, communications planet Mercury is resumes normal transmission and starts going forwards again mid-month… Expect fewer people misunderstandings! For you, Mercury has been going backwards in your TENTH HOUSE of career. If you’ve been going round the houses at work, making silly mistakes, enduring upsets with colleagues or co-workers and generally wishing you could get away from it all to a place where you don’t need to go to the office, that was Mercury retrograde for you! This month, as Mercury changes directions, you can expect (or at least allow for the possibility) one last blast of mayhem. And after that? It’ll be easier to think straight. If you’ve been rethinking your career strategy over the past few weeks, it’s almost time to implement your new plans.

LOVE AND ABUNDANCE LOOKS GOOD…

It makes sense, when you think about it, that the planet Venus covers abundance and love. After all, true abundance means an abundance of all good things, right, and that include romantically and financially.

One of the most important things to do if you want more cash or you want to find a partner is to know that YOU ARE WORTH IT!

A great affirmation for more cash is “I serve a lot, I deserve a lot!” This affirmation is a bit sneaky because it PRESUMES that you are actually doing something (a lot!) to justify your excellent income. Maybe it’s my Capricorn Moon but I do believe we need to offer good service at work to receive good pay! (And along those lines, sorry but for the time being I don’t have a win-the-lottery mantra, though you could try “I’m lucky!” Personally serving and being rewarded for your service seems like a better bet to me.

As for an affirmation for love, this month, if you’re looking for love or you want to better your existing relationship, I am going to suggest you chant a mantra to the Goddess Lakshmi which I learned during my recent month in India where I stayed for a lot of the time at an amazing ashram called Sri Narayani Peedam. Lakshmi is the Goddess of love and abundance and is effectively the Hindu equivalent of the Greek Goddess Aphrodite.
And what is a Goddess? It’s a form that Spirit or the Divine takes when needed.

So here is the chant – do it every single day for the month ahead if you want more love or money. But a tip. Before you start your mantra, take 30 seconds to think of someone or something you’re really grateful for…

Om Shreem Maha Lakshmiyei Namah
Om Shreem Maha Lakshmiyei Namah
Om Shreem Maha Lakshmiyei Namah

The fourth word there is pronounced Lak-shmee-yay – the rest should be easy

Say it at least three times a day though if you’re really serious, do it for a good ten minutes a day.

This mantra is said to bring blessings of abundance and love on both the physical and spiritual planes.

With all that said, here is the nitty gritty about where the planet is for your sign for most of the month.

Venus is now moving through your eleventh house of wishes and friends, where she’ll stay for around four weeks. This Venus cycle sprinkles some magic love dust over you and your friends. OK that might sound a bit ridiculous but watch over the next few weeks. It should start to become pretty obvious which of your friends are worth keeping for life, as your relationships grow warmer and lovelier. Anyone who makes you feel less than great about yourself could be cut off your Christmas card list now. Even if life has been tough of late, being with people you love will be extra rewarding over the next four weeks. Expect to find it easier than usual to meet new people, if you know the time has come to expand your circle. If there’s something you’re keen to accomplish now and you need a friend’s help, just ask. If you’re sexy but single and looking for love, this is the ideal time to either go to as many parties as you’re invited to, or to throw a party or dinner part of your own and see what happens. Anywhere that you have to spend time with lots of people rather than one on one is best for you over the new few weeks.

Where’s the Moon?

This month brings the New Moon in Aries. That’s the start of the new lunar cycle for the year ahead, since Aries is the first sign of the zodiac. One of the best ways to use this New Moon is to think back to January this year, and the promises you made to yourself. Have you already fallen off the wagon? If so, don’t panic! In fact studies show most people only last until January 23 with their New Year’s resolutions. However the New Moon in Aries is the ideal time to get back on track. Just do it!

HOW TO USE THE ENERGIES THIS MONTH

New Moon on April 16 (Sydney) at 27 Aries
New Moon details:
SYDNEY: April 16, 11.57am
NEW YORK: April 15, 9.57pm
LONDON: April 16, 2.57am

If you’re one of the growing hundreds of thousands (maybe millions!) of women around the world keen to explore life when you work with the Moon, this is the month to get on board, as the New Moon takes place in the first zodiac sign of Aries. On the night of the New Moon, do a ceremony at home. Alone or with friends, make a plan for what you want to achieve in the coming 12 months and write down how you plan to do it. You can keep your list to refer back to or burn it. Commit to re-stating your goals and dreams once a month around New Moon time. It will be life-changing! It’s all about intention…

Here is where the New Moon is for you!

Let’s hope you’re feeling revved up about your career or studies because the New Moon taking place this month is flooding your professional life or your student life with potential and ambition. If you’re already on the right path in your working life, this lunation here can really amp things up. However, if you’re struggling professionally and not quite sure where to turn, use this New Moon as a marker. Over the coming four weeks, you need to really put yourself out there in terms of talking to experts who can help you get where you want to be career wise, and also in terms of very basic things like research your job market.

YOU ALSO NEED TO KNOW THAT…

The Full Moon will take place on April 30 in the sign of Scorpio. Scorpio gets a bad rap for being mean and intense, but anyone who knows anything about astrology will tell you the same thing; we all have Scorpio somewhere in our chart, it’s just the way that astrology works. That said, the Full Moon is always the right time to release negativity and the Full Moon in Scorpio is that plus plus. On the night of April 30, write a list of whoever you know you have been too tough on, or who has been difficult for you to handle. Send any people you mention love, and thank them for teaching you to be a better person. In this case, definitely don’t keep this piece of paper. The idea is to express your feelings and then burn the list, transmuting the energies. Try it. It’s very freeing! Click here for your free New Moon wishing guide from Yasmin Boland – it will elevate your ability to make wishes come true into the next dimension!

Full Moon on April 30 (Sydney) at 10 Scorpio
Full Moon details:
SYDNEY: April 30, 10.58am
NEW YORK: April 29, 8.58pm
LONDON: April 30, 1.58am

Here is where the Full Moon is for you!

The Full Moon in your 5th house of fun suggests that there is likely to be some kind of tug of war going on in your heart – you have hopes and dreams that you know you have to work hard to make come true. But you also wish you could have more fun. And honestly, that is your challenge right now. You do need to work to make your dreams come true but you need to balance that out with having time out for good behaviour. For some, this month will be all about learning to be a great friend to other people while also allowing yourself the quality Me Time that we all need.
The Full Moon is the time to release the past and negativity – Grab our Full Moon Forgiveness Kit hereIt could change your life. Really!

FYI THE TOP 5 POWER DATES OF THE MONTH

The energies on these dates will be extra intense for everyone on…

1. April 2 – avoid wasting your energy on someone or something
2. April 7 – very good day to make a romantic of cash commitment
3. April 14 – changes are possible now. What change do you want?
4. April 23 – good sexy vibes/date night
5. April 26 – be assertive but don’t blow a gasket!

And finally…

There is so much power in the skies this month and a lot of the action is taking place in your opposite sign, aka your Love Zone. In other words, you expect lots of change and excitement, stops and starts, and even some kind of magical transformation in at least one important relationship, in April. It doesn’t have to be a romantic relationship, either. It’ll happen with someone who is very important to you.

Power date: April 14 – a magical time for you and someone very special

Have a great month!

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