Welcome to September, Cancer. At the end of August, Uranus, the rebel planet of the zodiac, went retrograde in Taurus and your 11th House of Friendship. As a result, you saw yourself letting go of any frenemy-type relationships. Regardless of your age, everyone is too old for those. Unfortunately, while astrology is super fun (and for hot people), it’s not a fail-proof tool in this economy. With that in mind, the lovely stars say that some days are better for accumulating abundance than others. They just do. One of those comes on Sunday, September 3, when powerful Venus finally goes direct in Leo and your 2nd House of Possessions. You may be at your wit’s ends waiting on invoices to be paid or email responses from creative collaborators, but that was likely to the effects of Venus retrograde, as she rules love, money, and beauty. Now that she’s direct, you should see movement regarding any creative or financial discussions.
Early August gives many reasons for celebration. The next day, on Monday, September 4, Jupiter goes retrograde in Taurus and your 11th House of Friendship. While retrogrades are typically associated with adverse effects, they can also be learning periods with upsides. Jupiter, the planet of luck, offers a chance for do-overs during its backward dance. This retrograde, which lasts through Saturday, December 30, presents an opportunity to reconnect with someone. Some Cancers may bump into dear friends they haven’t seen for 13 years at a party. For those with an old friend you miss in mind as you read this, go ahead and reach out.
At the risk of sounding like a mom, kids today spend so much time on technology that some folks neglect their intuition. At further risk of sounding like a mom, make sure to utilize your talents. As a poetic water sign, Cancer, you have a top-notch instinct. You should always listen to your gut, but your spidey (or crab, in your case) senses are sharper than ever once Vesta, the “asteroid of spirituality,” enters your sign on Wednesday, September 13. If your intuition tells you to go ahead and ask for a raise (or bail on a date), trust that you’re doing the right thing.
The next day, Thursday, September 14, brings a new moon in Virgo and your 3rd House of Communication. If there’s a conversation you’ve been avoiding, whether it’s discussing the status of a romantic relationship, drama with a family member, or even a roommate, it’s going to come up around this time. While you sometimes need a moment to collect yourself and come out of your shell, your creative nature and empathetic sensibilities make you an excellent conversationalist. So once again, be the bigger person by fighting procrastination and broaching the subject yourself. However, you’re allowed to blame astrology and put it off until Friday, September 15, when Mercury retrograde ends.
Libra season starts on Friday, September 22. Over the next few weeks, you’re feeling like a homebody, which may be a cliche for Cancers, but there’s truth to this rumor. Listen to your body, just like you listened to your intuition. As long as you practice quality communication with your friends, it’s okay if you miss a social event or two. And enjoying chill nights doesn’t mean you have to be alone. One night this month begs you to see and be seen. Friday, September 29, brings a full moon in Aries and your 10th House of Social Status. This transit turns you into a magnet for attention, and you’re ready to receive. Say yes to party invites and work happy hours, as this is a weekend for making relationships with the potential to aid you in your career or creative endeavors. Enjoy, and see you next month.
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