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Of all the different shifts and turns this month, the one that will have the biggest impact is a change in the lunar nodes on 5th May. Since the North Node returned to Cancer in November 2018 and the South Node to your relationship sector at the same time, they have been policing a balance between your personal and relationship needs. In that time, the Moon has crossed the lunar nodes every two weeks, keeping the pressure up. While this will leave you with a better sense of what you want from your relationships and what they need from you, you won't be sorry to see that pressure go. The lunar nodes are always in opposition and are always focused on balance, but they shift to an easier agenda to manage. On 5th May the North Node will return to a nostalgic and reflective part of your chart where Venus is turning retrograde on 13th May and where the Sun will return, to begin the month long wind down of your old solar year on 21st May. The North Node isn't a planet and its return here is more a chance to inspire your imagination but this will still require time to hear yourself think. Meanwhile, its partner the South Node will return to your work sector, where there is a lot of untapped job potential. This will create a lunar eclipse on the job front next month and with Mars returning to your career sector in June but not leaving until January 2021, this will see this professional year catch its second wind. The lunar nodes will always police a need for balance but from 5th May, they will finish policing a balance between your personal and relationship needs and begin the policing of a balance between knowing when to keep your work hat on and when to take it off. Meanwhile, to help with that cause you had Ceres return to an adventurous part of your chart late last month, ahead of Mars' return on 13th May. Along with a playful Full Moon on 7th May, the clear message is that life can't be all work and no play.
Week beginning Monday 25th of May 2020
The week not only begins with the Moon wrapping up its monthly visit to a nostalgic and reflective part of your chart but the New Moon that over the weekend marked the start of the month long wind down of your old solar year. No wonder then that there is the potential for a case of Mondayitis. However, the Moon's return to Cancer on Monday will take the edge off this and also have you looking to the future. For while your birthday month and new solar year is still four weeks away, by the time the Moon leaves Cancer on Wednesday Mercury is just two days away. With no planetary activity in your sign since the middle months of 2019, Mercury's return will be a chance to open new doors, get your head in the game and ideas on the table ahead of time. Better still, while usually only in Cancer for 14 to 15 days each year, a retrograde turn next month will keep Mercury here until August, giving you plenty of time to consider your options.
Wednesday 27th of May 2020
The Moon will spend its final hours in Cancer making a raft of different aspects all with positive implications. While a clash with both planets in your relationship sector could push some buttons, this will give Mercury, the planet of communication something to work with when he returns to your sign in two days' time. It is the Moon's friendly aspect to dreamy Neptune in an adventurous part of your chart that will also stir your imagination just as Mars has returned to help you turn your bucket list into a reality.
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.