October 5, Venus retrogrades at 10 degrees Scorpio and your love worry decreases. She retrogrades for 40 days and 40 nights (Ah, the temptation!) until November 16 when she goes direct at 25 degrees Libra. Your vision of home and love is transforming and looks completely different by November 16. More relaxed. MUCH less demanding.
Every 8 years, Venus goes back to the same area of your chart, so each Venus retrograde is a repeat of the Venus retrograde that occurred 8 years ago, 16 years ago, 24 years ago, and so on. So think back to the period between October 8, 2010 and November 18, 2010. What was going on then? Therein lies your clue, (Nancy Drew!)
A relationship change helps you make an important decision about home. It’s one you’ve been wanting, needing to make, for a while, but until Pluto went direct end of September, you couldn’t even begin… Cancer values security above all else, and clutches the past with deep love and reverence. So, this is a tremendous time of courage for you. Power can be difficult and bewildering. This October, you handle it with grace and aplomb. An incident involving your mother or offspring (for some of you, both) propels you in a heretofore different direction. Partners drag their feet under Venus’ retrograde until November 15. But you do the right thing.
Remember, Cancer Jupiter is the most successful Jupiter placement of them all. They always, ALWAYS succeed in the end. (And in Cancer Sun, Cancer Jupiter U.S., “women and children first” WILL come back. As I predicted in 2016, it needs to get worse before it gets better, and “the cruelty will push Michelle Obama forward.”)
Life has sent its zingers and shocking blows to you precisely to get you to change. You may not have done so otherwise. Think about it, Cancer.
I always think of the courage of someone like Helen Keller, born a Cancer on June 27, 1880. She incredibly said: “One cannot consent to creep when one has the desire to soar.”
Understandably, you’re worried about money. (If you’re a good Cancer – Cancer rules coins – you’ll have socked some of these away!) So now is the time to talk straight with partners.
Pluto’s forward motion in your seventh relationship house also incites explosions you’d rather not deal with. Lucky Jupiter to the rescue! Elevating your finances – so maybe you can buy more space?
If ever there were someone to decide about home and property this October, it’s you! You will have the positive benefits now.
For in your fourth house of home you have:
The awesome, life-giving Sun
Brilliant thought planet Mercury
Nurturing mama asteroid Ceres
A challenging new Libra Moon on Monday, October 8
And your fourth house rules:
Your real estate
Your garden or property
Your early family
Interesting behavior from your father
Finding that behavior not so enjoyable in your partner
Your opinion of yourself outside work
Your ability to nurture others (and not resent it)
Prepare for this to change, however, as October gets going.
The Moon, your planetary ruler, rules the tides, moving continuously, and so you will often feel “a new arrival”. Flow with it, dear Cancer. Again, you handle it with great grace and aplomb as October progresses.
Also, let me say that the past two years you have done an extraordinary job. Being hit by one thing after another for a straight two years is no easy matter.
The rattled feeling that has been rattling around inside of you finally leaves this month. A new life is calling to you, and you start to heed that call.
As you get into the swing of October life becomes more playful, and you will – yes you will – almost forget how to worry!
It is all good news.
And, finally, love. With Pluto going direct in your seventh house of marriage, there are going to be some changes…
Pluto transforms garbage into gold in your relationships. It has the effect of weeding out that which no longer works. You can expect some new “contracts” to be created in your partnerships.
In October, passions ignite in you, and while these produce some confrontations with a loved one, they also lead to heightened sexuality.
After this month, your work life will not be the same. A change in employment is coming, and you’ll make magic of it! This happens suddenly and unexpectedly, with not much time to plan. Much has to do with your choice of home, and this is where all your recent irritation leaves you.
Better than partners, who seem to be here one moment, gone the next. Frustrating as you watch them indulge in their own Private Idaho of Woe. You can’t take much more of the domestic power struggles, and you won’t. With Mars thrusting you into a new communications cycle and get-ahead program, no worries about striking the right match – just get yourself moving and trust that the road will rise up to meet you as you drive forward.
You may feel as though the stars have dished you out a false start, but that feeling is only despair talking, an ancient sense of defeat. You get a second chance or a completely new fresh start once October gets truly underway.
Venus retrograde ignites trust issues, legal issues, and relationship power struggles. You feel a sense of abandonment or find the need to abandon something that you once held as dear.
Positively, Venus retrograde offers you the ideal time for soul searching and for inner exploration; seek counseling or other advice if you need it. Venus retrograde can bring a willingness to give it another try.
The end of October in particular is the time for contract talks, for professional advancement, for stepping into a parenting or more authoritative or responsible role, for actualizing something that is dear to your heart. Until then you may have this sense of false starts – but please remember, this is only a temporary feeling.
As the new moon energizes on Monday, October 8, realize that whatever you do or say can stay with you – or with them, for some time to come. Although you can have a sense of accomplishment or feel that sense of end of the road finality, recognize there is still more to come. Your relationships, as ever, especially with family, are only the tip of your iceberg. You can expect a window of opportunity, a stroke of luck, a tip, a financial windfall, an event, or something special property-wise. Legal issues or surprising news will also set you in motion.
So no more worrying, sweet Crab! October is your month to renew and restore yourself.
You may have had reason to fret over a loved one or family member, but now is the end of it, I promise you. Meaning no more fretting until December. While I’m on this bandwagon (the Cancer-relax-bandwagon), let me say that the past two years you have done an extraordinary job. Being hit by one thing after another for a straight two years is no easy matter. But now let’s turn to those forgotten parts of yourself.
Your body, for one. How you take care of it, for another. Its pleasures. Temporary feelings of contentment would even suffice! As the caretaker that you are, you DO need to turn this care to yourself, you know. A new life is calling to you, and you start to heed that call now. Home and property matters will make you happier than you expected by the end of 2018. Whatever you expect (or even dread) now.
Then let’s concentrate on what you REALLY need to concentrate on – your career!
Go for it, career-wise, ALL OUT. I cannot wait to see you completely happy!
Is it time for your very own session?
I look forward to speaking with YOU, dear Cancer.
With love, Madalyn
YOUR DAYS: Cancer Sun and Cancer Jupiter, your times of destiny are:
(Eastern) Monday, October 1 after 2:00pm; all of Tuesday, October 2; Wednesday, October 3 until 5:12pm; Sunday, October 28 after 7:27pm; all of Monday, October 29; Tuesday, October 30 until 10:42pm.
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