April Horoscope for Cancer

(June 21st – July 22nd)

Relationships are challenging and stubborn. Don’t argue -- you won’t win.  When it comes to business, change is on the way. If you’ve been contemplating a job change, you may do it now or just take a different position. If that’s not an option, then the company you work for is going through a transformation. Change will happen and its meant to improve your life.    

The Moon has many faces and so should your emotions. Children are emotionally expressive. They learn how to handle their emotions by taking them to extremes. When they get rejected for bad behavior they pay attention and begin to reign in their repertoire. What they’re learning is the boundaries of their feelings. What works, what doesn’t? As a Cancer you are either rich emotionally or shut down – the middle ground is for those who have mastered the extremes and are now integrating them into appropriate behavior. Emotions give you so many ways to convey how you feel. The challenge is to learn how not to respond to every emotion that wants your attention. Choose the emotions that define you and use them in appropriate ways and you’ll begin to feel your power. A simple tear in the eye reveals the depth of your compassion or sadness. A soul filled with joy exudes an energy that attracts others to it without saying a word. Pay attention to the message you are putting out into the world by the emotions you choose to express. This will either advance or hinder your success. So don’t dismiss emotions as unimportant; they have the power to change the world.

The Full Moon on the 30th places the Moon in your 5th house of pleasure, children and authority.  You may have been working too hard and your soul yearns to be creative and free. If this is happening, then make sure you take time for self-expression – it’s essential to the health of your soul. Don’t just feed your bank account, if you want to be healthy and happy, take some time out for friends and events that bring you joy. Humanitarian efforts are strong now, so don’t be surprised if you’re asked to participate in one. The more good you do for others, the better you will feel about yourself. What you will realize is just how important you are to your friends; they rely on you for many things. Finding a balance between the needs of others and your personal needs, will always be an issue, so the sooner you tackle the problem, the better you’ll get at it.

Mercury goes direct on the 15th in Aries and communication and projects begin to move forward. Whatever fell apart the last few weeks was not going to work out anyway, so let it go or fix the problems. Saturn goes retrograde on the 18th and Pluto goes retrograde on the 23rd. Do not schedule any important meetings on these days. When a major outer planet goes direct or retrograde that day is often full of confusion and changes. If you have a choice, it’s better not to fly or travel on these days also. It’s not that anything bad will happen, but it may not be a pleasant experience.

There is a powerful conjunction in Capricorn for most of the month. Saturn, Pluto and Mars are together upping the intensity in your chart. Since it’s happening in your 7th house of relationships, getting along with others is going to be mixed. The trine from Saturn to the sun softens things by showing you the practical side of whatever is happening. If you’re in a relationship it could be rocky; the square to Uranus from Pluto and Mars brings in anger and frustration. One or both of you are affected by change and you should unite, not take it out on each other. Hopefully you have good communication with your partner and you’ll get through this difficult period without any irreparable damage. My advice is just listen; this is not a time to make a point. It’s better to understand where someone else is coming from than try to insert your point of view at a time when no one will listen. And if you’re single, someone may pick you out of the crowd and decide that you’re the one they want. There’s a part of a Cancer that loves that kind of take charge attitude, so who knows, it may work.

Aries rules your 10th house of career. With Uranus at the very end of this sign, there is chaos and change happening in all directions. If you are planning to leave your job then you may do so by May 15th. If you’re the boss, then you’re probably making changes to improve your profitability. Some people may have to go and others may be added. There is a new vision of the company that is motivating you. If you work for a company that is undergoing a transformation, there is a chance that your job may change. Whatever you do, don’t panic, just focus on the future rather than the past. When you do, you draw opportunity to you and that’s what you want.  

 

Cancer monthly horoscope - Linda Joyce Astrology