Happy Birthday Cancer 2018

This year relationships have taken on a dominant role in your forecast. Responsibility is on the rise but so is stability. Those near and dear to you are very strongly connected to how you are handling your family and career obligations. It may feel a bit like an increasing weight but look at it as an opportunity to cement your rapport with them. Remember though, responsibility works both ways and something always comes back when you dedicate your services. Sometimes, however, it takes a bit longer than you expect.

Support is coming from the strangest places these days. Nothing really comes from where you plan or think it does. Yet, you seem to be getting what you need. Please be mindful of your motives in doing service for others. Cancer’s downfall in offering what they prefer for others rather than risking being asked for something they don’t want to do often engenders unexpected obligations tied to their offer. It should be noted that Cancer’s attempt to engender servitude this way almost always creates a surprise obligation in the other direction. Be cautious in where and why you offer yourself. Cancers always become responsible for those they “coerce” support from. It’s a prime life lesson in nurturance.

Most of your current communication will be about feelings and emotions. Be clear on what you’re feeling and don’t assume that others feel the same way just because you do.

This is the time to establish balance in the home and traditional side of life. Be diplomatic when handling sensitive issues. Those who receive your consideration will be gratuitous in the long run. Be aware, however, that when you do, it may not immediately seem to others that you are being considerate. It will take a bit of patience on your part until circumstances come to a point where it is apparent to others.

Finances from work may surprise you. The small thing you did for your boss weeks ago may show up in your paycheck or what you skated out off may lose you a position in an important job. Right now, is a time of karmic payback for deeds and thoughts done…or not done.

Don’t fight over resources. There may be a temporary push-pull with those whom you deal with. Let the chips fall where they may. It will all come out in the wash in the long run…as long as you’ve earned their trust and appreciation.

July 2018 Astrolights

This is an eclipse month as happens every six months. The Solar will be partial in Cancer on the 13th at 20 degrees and the Lunar will be total in Aquarius on the 27th at five degrees. All things involving home, family, real estate, mom, motherhood, tradition and roots will have added import. Be cautious with handling these issues. What issues come to the forefront and the decisions you make about them will have at least a six-month half-life and some longer depending on their depth and importance of influence. Many issues will surround how you handle your children. DO NOT assume that you know what is going on with them. You don’t. You can only see the outward signs. Their nurturance by you and other important people in their lives will be what they are weighing and considering. Be cautious with them and ask many questions that will encourage them to speak about how they feel and why.

This Cancer eclipse also ties into the children and illegal immigrants issue. Weigh carefully what you know not with visuals and testimonies you are primed with by the media. There will need to be established a delicate balance between humanitarian considerations and national sovereignty. We all know that those who totally dedicate and sacrifice themselves to the welfare of others often end up depleted and useless to anyone including their own support and health. This is a touchy issue and demands a hard look at the realism and practicality behind our national and spiritual values.

We must not allow ourselves to get caught up in a resource battle with those who we hold near and dear. We must also not get caught up in feeling that we must sacrifice our own welfare for those who have chosen other paths and have not ended up where they hoped or thought they would. Sharing, not giving away, must come at the head of the list of considerations and we must have patience and faith that we have the ability to work through the pressing family issues that confront us; personally, and nationally.

To add confusion this whole mess of conflicting values and issues, Mercury turns retrograde in Leo (children) on the 26th the day before the lunar eclipse in Aquarius (humanitarian issues) with Mars (action). Sign no contracts, make no long-range plans and consent to no new agreements. This is a time to revisit past agreements and plans already in place to see if they are handling what was originally intended. Be slow, cautious and patient. What we do now will be for the long haul if we mess up

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