Happy Birthday, Cancer!
Cancer loves home so much that your mascot, the little crab, carries his apartment on his back. Whenever life gets to be too much for the little crab, he pulls his shell over his head and withdraws from the world to enjoy peace and to regain his balance and a sense of security. You are that way, too—home is your haven against a world that can sometimes bruise us all. Your sign is the most talented at turning a home into a cozy, intimate place of comfort for family and friends to enjoy.
Holidays are when you often shine brightest, for many Cancers like you are great cooks, and you may love having family and friends in the kitchen with you to trade news and to sample foods while you are whipping up dinner. (If cooking is “not your thing,” you probably have a list of the finest food purveyors in your smartphone, and can put together a delicious dinner in no time flat by making all the right calls.) Cancer is a whiz at setting a beautiful table, too, and is always looking for new ways to delight guests. Whether you are celebrating the Fourth of July with a barbecue, an elegant autumn cocktail party at home with champagne and hors d’oeuvres, or a fabulous Thanksgiving dinner for 20, everyone looks forward to your events.
For this reason—your love of home and family—you are about to have one of the most outstanding years of your life. On September 9, 2016, Jupiter, the giver of gifts and luck, will enter Cancer’s solar fourth house of home for the first time in 12 years, to stay a staggering 13 months, until October 10, 2017. This means any and all home-related goals are about to sparkle brightly for you. As that 13-month period progresses, you will see many of your home-related dreams materialize. When you begin to look at your options, the number of possibilities will likely dazzle you.
Jupiter, soon to light your home sector, is the expansive planet of good fortune, and his job is to make you happy—he asks nothing in return. You might not have to move to see Jupiter’s bounty, for you may see someone move out of your home, thereby multiplying the space that now belongs to you. Or, you may simply de-clutter to make space, and generously pack things up for charity. Other goals will also glow for you. You may want to do renovations to your home, restore old, valuable furniture, update your decor with new furniture, or simply add beautiful accessories and linens to give your home a fresh look—always with your stamp of individuality.
Watch for the new moon September 30 to consider setting your home and family-related plans in motion during the coming weeks and months.
You will have another key time for home—and family improvements at the full moon in Libra on April 11, 2017.
In terms of travel, thanks to Mars in Pisces, December 19 to January 28, you may want to visit family or enjoy celebrating in a new city. Or, you may plan to leave after the holidays to soak up glorious sunshine at a beautiful island resort or to go to a city you’ve not seen before that is located below the equator where it’s already summer.
The solar eclipse of February 26, 2017, may also send you packing in the weeks that follow—this time to a foreign city on the water. This might be your favorite trip of all.
The moment February begins, your career is likely to become energized with more time needed at your desk. There could be an exciting promotion in the offing. (You may be able to scoot away for a trip in the weeks that follow the eclipse, February 26, but many career possibilities could be popping up for you professionally all through February. It is also possible you will be traveling for your job after the solar eclipse arrives February 26.)
If you decide to hold off on changing jobs, more thrilling career attention may come to you again at the new moon, March 27, 2017. You may get exceptional praise or publicity for a recent victory, or you may get an offer for a new position. That new moon could easily open weeks or months of talks about a new role for you.
Mars will be in your sector career sector in February and March, possibly heating up career talks, so the new moon on March 27 might bring talks to a higher level.
On March 9, Mars will move into your sector of friendships and groups for a six-week stay, and because Mars is the planet that holds sway over of your career, it could be wise to join a professional club at that time. Work on widening your number of friends and industry contacts after March 27, 2017. A new moon appears through April 21, at which time Mars will move to another part of your chart. Socializing will likely be fun, and it could also help you rise through the ranks at work.
Mercury will go retrograde April 9 to May 3, which could impact your decision-making. The time when Mars enters Cancer, June 4 to July 20, 2017, will likely be a powerful time for you, for you will have courage, confidence, and drive.
The new moon arrives in Cancer on June 24. With the new moon in Cancer and Mars in Cancer behind you, you will likely be ready to start an entirely new and very positive chapter in any phase of your life.
The period when Mars tours Cancer, June 4 to July 20, 2017, could be the right time to start a new romantic relationship, too, and doubly so after the new moon June 24. At that time you are likely to feel deliciously attractive, easily turning heads. Cancer tends to be a shy sign, but even so, you should be quite unforgettable. Mars will work hard for you to raise your profile when you are out and about. (If you ever felt invisible, you probably won’t at this time.)
Venus and Mars will be in Cancer at the same time, and it’s often hard to find Venus and Mars in the same constellation simultaneously. When together, their job is to generate the first undeniable spark of love. You will have that, and in your sign, Cancer—wow! (Mars takes two years to circle the Sun, and Venus takes one year to make the same journey, the reason it is so rare to see these two lover planets traveling in the same constellation.) During this time, if you are attached, you will likely get more attention from your sweetheart or mate—always good to hear! Plan a surprise for your one-and-only and flirt like you did when you first met.
Venus in Cancer would be a divine time to check with your stylist to suggest a new hairstyle or color, stock up on products from a skincare line that you have been meaning to try, and have your favorite salesperson suggest new makeup colors. It is also a great time to start shopping for new wardrobe items for the coming season. Venus will be taking good care of you, and when you step out, you are likely to garner many compliments.
As you see, you have an exciting birthday year ahead. Are you excited yet? You should be! Happy birthday, dear Cancer!