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Cancer Monthly Forecast for May 2017
Expand Your LifestyleCrustaceans start the month with the Sun in sensual Taurus, your 11th house of friends, hopes and wishes. Over the coming weeks, you'll enjoy the company of friends, expand your network and get involved in group activities. It's time for you to socialize, meeting new and interesting people who share the same interests as you. This can extend to work-related group activities, or an organization where you can be actively involved in reaching a common goal. Friends may be influential in setting into place certain values and inspirations which will get you further along the way to meeting your future hopes and dreams. Remember to be a team player, co-operating, observing and learning from your association with others. A new romantic attraction is possible, having fun with your partner and partying. From the 3rd to the 5th, you will be filled with thoughts of far-away places and friends from overseas. You'll delve into religion, philosophy and metaphysics. From the 5th to the 7th, it may well be the time to invite friends over for dinner or a celebration. Your home and family will be under focus, expanding your lifestyle in some way.
The Full Moon on the 10th comes in passionate Scorpio, your 5th house of romance, creativity and speculation. For May, it is often referred to as the Full Flower Moon in the northern hemisphere, as flowers spring forth in abundance. It is also called Mother's Moon, Milk Moon, and Corn Planting Moon by some Algonquin tribes. This marks a time of increasing fertility with temperatures warm enough for safely bearing young, a near end to late frosts, and plants in bloom. Wesak, also spelt Vesak, is a day celebrated by Buddhists around the world. It marks the time of the Wesak Festival, celebrating the birth, teachings, enlightenment and passing away of the Lord Gautama Buddha. It is considered the most powerful Moon of the year, when great spiritual progress can be made.
This Full Moon beams its intensity into friendships, love relationships and existing partnerships. Your sexuality and passion is bound to be a powerful, even enlightening experience. But watch your enthusiasm in relationships, don't be overbearing and too controlling with your demands. Legal affairs, marital obligations, agreements and contracts will also come under light. There may be issues with children, business partnerships and opponents. A creative project is prefigured. Your emotional energy will be high, so don't let dramas get the better of you.
On the 20th, the Sun moves out of earthy Taurus and into Gemini, your 12th house of secrets, sorrows and hidden motivations. Your physical energy is likely to be low, but you may well find that working in the background in some way will suit you down to the ground. You are ending a personal solar year and will be preparing for the next twelve months. Work through hidden quandaries, exploring what really motivates you and how you can help yourself conquer distress and past conditioning.
The 25th sees a New Moon in Gemini, your 12th house. You'll feel like retreating from the outside world to fathom sensitive issues, concerns and doubts. Past experiences and people are likely to plague your subconscious, zapping your emotions and making you appear somewhat moody and cantankerous. This is not the time to be a doormat for other people by sacrificing your own needs for the sake of others. But in some cases, your caring nature is likely to get the better of you in serving those that need your care and consideration. Take the time to rebuild your emotional energy and gain strength. Know that you will be embarking in a direction in a few weeks.
Mercury DirectMercury remains stationary in Aries, your 10th house of career and ambitions, before going direct on the 3rd after some weeks of retrograde motion. You'll revert to picking up the pieces, discussing and negotiating important matters with authorities, your employer, or a supervisor. This can be the time when you are likely to hear back about a potential employment offer and be interviewed. Is the relevant paperwork and profile in place? From the 1st to the 13th, consider your options if making a career move. Conditions are ripe for creating arguments, and becoming disgruntled while searching for something new and exciting in your profession. Watch your reputation, and stay in the good books with authority types. Also from the 9th to the 13th, you'll place more concentration on your work efforts, organising and being of service to others. Health issues may arise so pay attention to the doctor's orders.
On the 16th, Mercury heads back into Taurus your 11th house, but remains in the retro shadow phase until the 21st. You may have to clear misunderstandings with friends, love relationships and your involvement within social clubs and groups. Examine the role you play, don't listen to idle gossip and review your ideas on meeting your future goals through the help of friends. Patch up differences, including discontent with other people's children, and refresh your ideas on values that others have implanted in your mind.
Venus DirectThe Goddess Venus is in your 10th house after being in a retrograde phase. You are still under the influence of gaining potential success and recognition with your career, a promotion and being in favor with an employer, someone older and wiser. Don't bypass opportunities but give them another look in case you thought you had missed the boat. The limelight may have been harder to reach, but you will get there. From the 18th to the 21st you can reclaim your charm and magnetism, so don't hesitate to work this to your advantage as Venus and Jupiter dance for you. One word of warning: be careful not to overwhelm anyone with the force of your emotions. Air signs may be especially uncomfortable with dramatic displays, so make sure you know who your audience is! From the 25th to the 27th, you will have to balance the demands of relationship issues, your vocation and long-term plans. Business partnerships may present a hiccup, ego pride and control issues could get in the way of sorting out resolutions.
Build Your PotencyWarrior Mars remains in Gemini, your 12th house. Your physical strength could do with a thrust but don't push yourself too hard by placing heavy demands on yourself. It's time to build your inner vitality and potency. Feelings of frustration, dealing with doubts and past actions, are in the frame. Your patience will be tested waiting for things to happen, so examine what is really bugging you in the interim. Keep a focus on projects behind the scenes, and work through this phase by keeping yourself occupied rather than dwelling on the pros and cons of situations. Charity work may suit you down to the ground, especially dealing with those in hospital or institutions. From the 10th to the 14th, you may have a deluded view of spiritual ideals, yet you search for esoteric and religious beliefs that will comfort you in some way. From the 27th to the 31st, you'll be under pressure with your job, enduring career changes and health problems. Some may undergo an operation, a hospital stayover, or have to follow stringent orders from a doctor.
Nodes Change SignsThe North Node/ South Node axis, known as the Dragon's Head and Tail, is changing signs. Retrograding into Leo your 2nd house of personal earnings, values and possessions, the True Node completes its karmic journey on May 9th, passing through the critical first degree of Virgo. The Mean Node has already moved into Leo on April 29th, but the power of the moment is undeniable. For more insight on what it means for the Crabs, please read our April Monthly Report.