Cancer Horoscope for May 2018
By Susan Miller
This will be a far better month than April ever could have been. You had many disruptive planets in hard angle to your Cancer Sun, but this month brings relief and a happier environment.
Headline news about Uranus is having everyone in astrological circles buzzing, for Uranus, the planet of sudden change, surprise, disruption, chaos, freedom and rebellion, creativity and innovation, will enter Taurus for the first time since 1934 to 1942. For what must seem like an interminable amount of time, Uranus has been in Aries, causing massive change, and you may even feel you've been uprooted to a completely new job within your industry, or you may have even undergone a complete career switch. Uranus in Aries was not the best place for you to host Uranus, and that is an understatement.
Admittedly, Uranus won't completely leave Aries quite yet, because in 2018 Uranus has planned to give the world a preview of what is to come in the years ahead, once Uranus enters Taurus permanently. Uranus will remain in Taurus in 2018 from May 15 to November 7, then in November, retrograde back to Aries to March 6, 2019 and stay seven years, until April 2026. Life will take on a new glow, because Taurus blends beautifully with your Cancer Sun, and alas, the sign of Aries does not.
Looking back over the years that Uranus toured Aries in your tenth house of reputation and achievement, you will see why life, at times, was difficult. This is how things work: when another planet in its orbit clashes with Uranus, it will set up a difficult confrontation. Like in life, nothing happens unless you have at least two people or two planets speaking to each other - a planet alone cannot give you any problem at all. He just sits there. A new moon and full moon will activate Uranus, as will a transiting planet like Mars, Pluto, or Saturn, for example. If a planet touches a mathematical degree in your natal chart, that, too, will set off an event, but from where I sit, I cannot see your natal chart.
Uranus spent these years in Aries, from 2010 to now, and you've had so many changes and challenges to your career or workplace that your head must be spinning. You might get up every morning and wonder what you will face that day - it's never been predictable. It is hard to work under the kind of pressure you were under, but you shouldered the responsibility and with a good nature, plowed forward. You may have undergone a career shift, or changed the kind of work you did through learning new facets of your specialty.
Uranus in the tenth house pressed on you to step to a new, futuristic beat. You may have had to learn new equipment, new software, or other elements in the digital world. Nothing was easy. After seven years of this tutorial, you have proven your mettle. Your career life will settle down, and you can look forward to a social life brimming with happiness.
Once Uranus is in Taurus - which will happen this month on May 15 for the coming six months - you will see your social life take flight. Uranus will enter your eleventh house of friends, fun, new contacts and acquaintances, and events and get you out of the office much more often. You will enjoy this influence to the fullest. Your new friends and acquaintances will likely be younger than you and very much involved with the arts, high tech innovation, science or the humanities, and charities, and they will stimulate you to find ways to make your life more meaningful and expressive of who you are inside.
The eleventh house, where you will host Uranus in Taurus, is naturally ruled by Uranus, so this planet is at home in your eleventh house, and this place will express its truest, best vibrations.
On the same day Uranus enters Taurus, there will be a new moon in Taurus to underscore the burgeoning emphasis on fun and friendship. You might also decide to try a new social media venue or join a new club. If you are interested in helping a charity, the days that follow this new moon would be ideal for investigating what you can do to pitch in.
If you've been considering the idea of joining a professional or country club, or one where singles gather, have a second look at the brochure - it might be a good idea. Mars (energy, action) and Pluto (power) will both be in elegant angle to this new moon, giving it more power and punch. If you are interested in running for political office, you might start collecting signatures.
If your birthday falls on July 18, plus or minus four days, you will be especially affected by the new moon of May 15. The same is true if you have Cancer rising at 26 degrees, or the moon in that sign and degree, plus or minus four degrees.
To be clear, however, you won't feel Uranus in Taurus in 2018 unless you have a June Cancer birthday, born at the very start of the sign, on June 21-24 or so. If your birthday is not named, you will get your chance, for as Uranus orbits over the coming years, he will come within perfect friendly contact with your birthday Sun.
There is one problem. Mars will enter Aquarius not for the usual seven weeks, but for six months. The reason Mars will be in Aquarius so long is that on June 26 through August 27, Mars will go retrograde. Mars is the planet that shows you how to compete effectively, so if you have a project you need to stand out and beat all the competition, do not launch it while Mars is retrograde from end of June to end of August.
There is a greater problem. Mars in Aquarius and Uranus in Taurus will clash terribly, and because Aquarius and Taurus are both fixed signs, untangling any sticky, unexpected problem you encounter will be hard to do, as each side will be wedded to their opinions. Mars will be in your house of other people's money - loans, insurance payouts, inheritance, divorce and other court settlements, venture capital, student loans, taxes, and other expenses. Mars will be within 0 and 7 degrees all summer, locked into a clash with Uranus in your house of social activity. Mars and Uranus is a very explosive aspect.
From now until September, don't mix money with friendship - don't borrow money from friends. Also do not loan money to friends, assuming eventually you will get repaid, because that is unlikely.
Mars in Aquarius will add expenses, possibly related to a social event. I will give you some examples, but there are various possible applications. If you volunteered to participate in a friend's destination wedding, you may become gradually alarmed by mounting costs. Or, it may be that you are working on your wedding, and your partner-to-be suggests that you pare the guest list to save money, but that would make you unhappy and stressed. These are just two examples, but you get the idea.
Mars will retrograde back to Capricorn from August 13 to September 10, and during that time you will get relief from rising expenses. This will help your financial outlook, but Mars will still be in an out-of-sign square (this happens when two planets are at 90 degrees from the other, considered an aspect bringing obstacles).
The month will end with a very friendly full moon, May 29, in your sixth house of work projects, so if you are trying to take a few days off (in America, May 28 is Memorial Day), you will have to pace yourself and work to get as much done earlier in the month as possible. Don't overdo, however, for the full moon in the sixth house is also the house of health and well-being. If you forget to eat when you are working, you may find yourself in bed with the sniffles. If you have been seeing a doctor for a more serious concern, this full moon could bring a final diagnosis and a plan of how to proceed to get you feeling better. Mars will be beautifully aligned with this full moon, and that means everything. This suggests a work project could bring you a breakthrough, a large commission, or a generous fee for the assignment.
Now let's discuss love, for you have some breathtaking days in store, and I am so happy to share with you what I see.
First, let's rewind the tape to a very important full moon that occurred on April 29 (technically last month) but is still strong and beautifully influential in the first days of May.
That full moon of April 29 last month was in Scorpio, and Saturn sent his gifts of longevity and forever-and-ever joy to the days surrounding that full moon. Scorpio is a water sign like yours, which is why it is so divinely good for you. Think about what happened at the full moon - soon, if not yet - or news you heard. You may have a fateful first meeting of someone new to date.
If you are attached, you may have had quite a glamorous weekend with your one-and-only. Having fun together is important in life - it is the glue that keeps you together. If you hope for a baby, you may get very good news by the first days of May (if none came at the end of April) that you, or your partner, is pregnant. For some, your baby may have been born over this full moon. (Full moons always bring lots of births.)
If you already have children, the full moon may bring the culmination of something special you want to do for that child. You might want to send a deposit for your child's camp, or get your child a tutor to help with math. Whatever is in your heart for that child, the full moon knows and will help you realize that wish.
There is one other way the full moon of April 29, operative for an additional four to five days, could have a different effect on you. The fifth house is also the house of creativity, so you may have finished an important project, and because Saturn was so supportive, it suggests this project will set you off in a fine direction, with more jobs like that coming your way.
Nothing is mutually exclusive - you can see a creative project wrap up that deserves champagne toasts to you AND have a great first date (or if attached, find out the stork is on the way).
If your birthday falls on July 1, plus or minus five days, you will enjoy the opening days of May the most. The same is true if you have Cancer rising or the moon in Cancer 10 degrees. If you have a natal planet in Pisces, Cancer, or Scorpio, you too will benefit.
That full moon will influence the first days of May, but you have more good news about love. Here is a dazzler of a day, Friday, May 25, when Jupiter, the giver of gifts and luck, and bewitching Neptune will be in perfect mathematical sync. You don't need an exact hit between these two major planets to become caught in a magical dream of love - you will feel this glamorous aspect during the entire second half of May.
Here is another reason this rare aspect is so special. Jupiter is currently in your house of true love (fifth house) and Neptune is traveling in your sector of long distant travel (ninth house). This might suggest you are packing to go to a paradise island, or to a highly romantic city like Paris, Rome, Istanbul, or other favorite city for a getaway for "just us two." That would be a sterling idea. There is more.
At the very same time as the full moon, May 29, which may focus you on ending a large project or addressing a health matter, you have something else! A golden triangle will appear in the sky, linking Neptune in your foreign travel house, to Jupiter in your house of true love, and to Venus in Cancer! Dear Cancer, it does not get any better than this! Wow! Every Cancer will notice this star-studded aspect, and if your birthday falls near July 4-9, you will get a double dip of pleasure, but I am splitting hairs! This vibration is for you!
Venus will tour Cancer for the first time this year from May 19 to June 13, a perfect time buy new clothes, shoes, and accessories. Women readers may want to buy new makeup colors, and members of both genders may want to choose a new light scent to splash or spray on.
See? This month is a vast improvement over what you experienced in April, and it is likely you are about to become positively giddy about positive developments, especially in love.
The month of May is sure to be one of your most romantic of the year. It starts out with the influence of the full moon that brightened your love life on April 29, still perfuming the air during your first days of May. If you are single and met someone special late last month, you may be smiling as you enter May and thinking about the episode you just recently experienced. If you didn't meet anyone new, look your best - a fateful meeting could be around the next corner.
The coming weekend, May 5-6, will give Cancers who are attached a chance for outstanding fun and love, for Neptune, planet of unconditional love, will reach out to the Sun, shining in your eleventh house of hopes and wishes. Consider taking a trip with your sweetheart or mate, for with Jupiter, giver of gifts and luck, moving through your true love sector almost all year, you can find many ways to grow closer to your one-and-only. Traveling to a distant, mountainous location, possibly abroad, would be one of your best options to refresh romance in a thrilling way.
You certainly are being showered with sparkling aspects, for Uranus, the planet of surprise, will now give you a preview of the next seven years, which will be deliciously social. Uranus will remain in Taurus only until early November of this year, but will return permanently next year, from March 2019 to April 2026. This month, starting May 15, you will see how lively and vibrant your social life and friendships will be. You can count on a steady stream of creative, interesting, and successful people to pour into your life.
Uranus in Taurus will be a far better place to host Uranus than where he has occupied since 2010, in Aries. Once Uranus entered Aries over seven years ago, your career underwent a great deal of change, with several dramatic and sudden ups and downs. Difficulties proved to be unique, so nothing in your experience or education prepared you for the emerging industry or corporate conditions that you faced. You learned a great deal during those times, especially about being flexible, adaptable, and resourceful. Now, with Uranus out of Aries, your career will become calmer and more stable. During the past seven years, if you worked hard, you may have become famous in your industry.
When Uranus now moves to your eleventh house, you will expand your circle and start to meet highly creative, accomplished people, some of whom will become close friends. They will stimulate your thinking in an exciting way, and they will show you the value of being more experimental and innovative in your own life, too.
At some point in the coming seven years, you might be moved to help a charity that is important to you or to make a certain humanitarian cause your focal point. You are due for a thrilling ride, and soon, as early as May 15, life will begin to change. Remarkably the new moon falls on the same day as Uranus changes signs and moves in your most social house of fun / events / contacts / and friendships.
At the same time, Mars, the energy planet, will in mid-month enter Aquarius for an unusually long stay - six months, rather than the more typical six weeks - starting May 15, a day that, as you have seen, will be special on many levels. This is a new moon in Taurus, giving you new opportunities to expand your social life, and Uranus' move to Taurus, giving you a long-term view of the excitement and stimulation you will receive.
On this same day, Mars will light your eighth house of commissions, loans, credit, divorce agreements, child support, venture capital, and other money shared. While it is true that Mars will go retrograde from June 26 to August 27, causing you to tweak your strategy and possibly change your mind more than once about how to best to proceed, you will nevertheless make strides in your career, and your name will come to the attention of many influential people.
The full moon of May 29 in Sagittarius will bring financial talks to a close. If you are interviewing for a new position, you will find this new moon helps you settle your compensation, including perks like health insurance, vacation days, working from home one day a week. and more. You will have Jupiter in Scorpio behind you all the way, so the sky is the limit for a successful negotiation.