Cancer Horoscope

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August 2020

Throughout the whole of your birthday month and the majority of July things stagnated. In any given month the Sun will always move from one area of your chart to the other, Venus and Mercury will change signs at least once and Mars once every other month. However, the latter three have either already spent time in retrograde motion or are preparing to, spending months rather than weeks in an area of chart. Venus, Mercury and Mars all ended July where they started and as the Sun spent the final 10 days of your birthday month in opposition with all three planets in Capricorn, this may have put a dent on your confidence. Yet from the get go August is a very different month and you will be able to feel this from the get go. Until Mercury leaves Cancer on 5th August there might still be some pressure as he too moves into opposition with all three planets in your opposing sign Capricorn but as he is a lot faster than the Sun and because he looks at things more objectively, this won't have last month's heavy connotations. If this does create any personal and/or relationship tension, as the planet of communication Mercury is on hand to ensure the communication lines are open. It is then that Mercury will join the Sun in your income sector and with Mars in the second month of his longest visit to your career sector in 32 years and the South Node in your work sector, this is the start of the most exciting months of the year across the income, work and career fronts. In the meantime, held back by a retrograde phase that has kept her in a nostalgic and reflective part of your chart for the last four months, Venus will finally return to Cancer on 8th August to give your heart a voice. Venus will eventually face the same clashes the Sun and Mercury faced but not until the very end of the month and into early September. Fortunately, by then the Sun and Mercury will be in your communication sector by then.


Week beginning Monday 3rd of August 2020

Tensions might be running high at the start of the week, compounded a Full Moon that for a Moon ruled Cancerean will always create even strong emotional responses. This makes it important to avoid buying into any overreactions, especially to any personal and/or relationship tension or to any financial tension, while still paying attention to the message. In both cases, that message is likely to be about balance, with Mercury spending his final days in Cancer opposed to all three planets in your relationship sector while a Full Moon in your financial sector on Tuesday opposes the Sun in your income sector. This will see your personal and relationship needs clash at the same time that there is tension between money coming in and money going out. However on Wednesday, within the space of 64 minutes everything will change. It begins with the Moon's departure from your financial sectors, with Mercury returning to your income sector 64 minutes later to catch financial tension as it falls, turning it into motivation.


Monday 3rd of August 2020

It was 12 days ago that the Sun left Cancer, bringing your birthday month to a close and now as Mercury spends his last full day in your sign he is encountering some of the same challenges. This means push back from the planets in your relationship sector but as the planet of communication and especially once the Moon leaves your relationship sector today, Mercury is able to turn this into an opportunity for a communication and/or relationship breakthrough.

About Cancer

Information about your birth sign


Cancer is the fourth sign of the zodiac. It's a cardinal sign, with natural leadership ability, so you like to be the boss!

You are a water sign ruled by the Moon. The Moon changes sign approximately every two and half days on its monthly journey around the zodiac. Its gravitational pull moves the tides of our vast oceans. Inhabiting a human body doesn't make any of us immune to this force. We're around 60 percent water.

Being a Cancerian, you feel this lunar movement more acutely. Some say you can be moody or crabby, we would probably all be crabby if our inner landscape shifted slightly every two and a half days!

The symbol for Cancer is the crab. A crab wears a hard shell which protects its squashy and vulnerable innards. Like the crab, you wear a hard shell over your vulnerable feelings and generally keep them to yourself. The side of you we're allowed to see is kindly, gentle, nurturing, capable and strong.

A crab on the move will move sideways, usually with stealth! You rarely go directly after what you want, you often sidle up to it or approach in a round about way.

A crab has tenacious pincers, it grabs on and holds tight. You can have difficulty letting go, even when the cupboards are bulging! Also you'll remember, and sometimes dwell on, old hurts and injustices (whether real or imagined), long after the events.

Being the first of the water signs makes you super-sensitive, your feelings are easily hurt and you're not able to shrug things off like some. You probably have accurate hunches and some innate psychic ability, depending on the rest of your horoscope.

Cancer rules our home and family life, so your home and family are especially important. In Cancer we need to feel we have somewhere we belong, and just as the crab has its shell, your home is your shell, a safe place of retreat when you need to nourish yourself.

The energy of the Moon is matriarchal in essence, so most of you make excellent, supportive parents. Those who don't have children, can parent their co-workers and friends or they nurture in their professional capacity. Care-workers, collectors, cradles and caterers all belong to your sign. Cancer men are often good cooks and some can outshine the women in the kitchen.

Traditionally you get on best with the other sensitive water signs, Scorpio and Pisces, also with the earth signs, Taurus, Virgo and Capricorn, but there are 12 different faces of Cancer, depending on which zodiac sign the Moon was transiting on the day of your birth. If you have a fiery or airy Moon, then you'll get along with those signs too.

If you don't know the sign of the wandering Moon on the day of your birth, one of our astrologers will be happy to tell you more. For those of you born on a day when the Moon changed signs, we will need your time of birth too.