June 21 – July 22
As somebody born under the sign of the zodiac that’s all about nurturing – about nurturing gardens, about nurturing a career, about nurturing a business, and often about nurturing a family, you really enjoy seeing things grow. Yet at the same time, you crave stability and familiarity. It’s for this reason, you could initially feel that the year of 2019 is somehow unsettling – or you will, unless you understand what’s going on. The fact is, the world around you is shifting, circumstances are shifting and, actually, elements of your life will be shifting as well. As a result, certain familiar elements of your life will be shifting dramatically, if not coming to an end. While in many cases, this will be a relief, at the same time you’ll wonder exactly what’s next, what you can do or plan for.
In fact, if there’s any challenge for you during this period, it’s dealing with that, not being sure what’s next, or where you should invest your time, enthusiasm or, in certain situations, heart.
The fact is, no matter how many questions you ask, not everything will be clear cut right away. There are several reasons for this. One is of course, as you begin the year, there will be two powerful eclipses, the eclipsed New Moon on the 6th of January, and the eclipsed Full Moon on 21st, each of which will trigger shakeups in the world around you, and, to a certain extent, in your own life. However, of far greater importance for you will be the eclipsed New Moon in your own sign, the Cancer solar eclipse, on July 2nd of this year, which constitutes a sort of personal new year. All of these are about breakthroughs – in elements of your life and even in your own thinking. This alone would be significant.
But, also, with Uranus, which is itself the planet of breakthroughs and new ideas, moving into a new position, and moving to accent close alliances with family, but equally with friends and colleagues, and also indicating a change in circumstances, you’ll find that what seemed beyond your reach or, quite simply impossible, even as recently as 2018 will change. But even more than that, new ideas and perhaps, new acquaintances will introduce intriguing developments into your life. Uranus moves into the part of your chart that accents such matters on March 6th, and remains there for quite some time until 2025, so by no means do you need to figure everything out this year.
However, the more flexible you are to explore new ideas and to spend time doing things you’re unfamiliar with, or with people you don’t know, the better off you’ll be. It may seem a bit pointless at the time, but when you move in to the second half of the year, and especially one of the most powerful parts of that portion of the year, which are the first two weeks of September, when four of the heavenly bodies are in the down to earth sign of Virgo, the Sun, the ideas planet Mercury, Venus and the dynamic Mars, you’ll find that you’ll get the facts you need. But, even more than that, those around you will also be more interested in these practical matters than is usually the case. For this reason, you’ll want to ask questions about and learn from everything that arises, either on your own or with others, knowing that the simple act of exploration will be rewarding.
But also recognise that eclipses continue to shake up arrangements – to create shakeups that are timely and positive, the wise Cancer would want to ensure that all arrangements are flexible enough to ride out. True, you might want the reassurance that comes with feeling things are settled. But during a period when circumstances, in the form of the influence of Uranus accenting what you do, are themselves shifting, you’ll benefit from taking what seem to be chances.
It’s the same with the influence of Jupiter, itself the planet of growth and development, which is accenting your day-to-day life and your job, if you go to one. Here too, potentially exciting changes are in the air. And while they may seem unsettling in the short term, they’ll benefit you hugely in the long run. The hint from the planets is to go with the flow. While you needn’t focus on commitments with others, make a commitment to exploration. Make that your approach to every day of the year of 2019, and you’ll ensure that nothing worthwhile passes you by.
New ideas and perhaps, new acquaintances will introduce intriguing developments into your life. Uranus moves into the part of your chart that accents such matters on March 6