Well, Cancer, I hope you have a very large diary for the coming 12 months because you are going to need it! Your social circle and general interaction with the public should increase dramatically throughout 2014. As the year commences, you have no less than five planets in your zone of public relations, with Jupiter and Mars also strongly influencing this sector. As if that is not enough, Uranus is also challenging this part of your life.
Your general horoscope indicates that you have immense energy to put into these activities, but you may, as a result, short-change yourself in more important areas such as work and domestic happiness. Your key focus should be balancing these areas of your life so that harmony, rather than discord, will prevail.
Romance and Friendship
It’s always difficult when slow-moving Saturn impacts upon an aspect of your life, and in your case, Cancer, your love affairs are very intensely affected by this karmic planet over the following year.
You have some very important lessons to learn during this period of your life, and one of them is that love is not always going to be fun; it requires a high degree of commitment and responsibility. I know, you probably feel that this is too much hard work, right? Well, yes and no! As I said at the outset, balance is going to be a key word for most Cancerians, and if you can find a way to execute your responsibilities in a mature manner, this will free you up to enjoy your relationships and friendships more fully.
If you are in a long-term committed relationship, the planet Jupiter brings its beneficial glance to this placement of Saturn, indicating that all is not doom and gloom. You have to be prepared to make compromises and, more importantly, take the first step, especially if things are becoming a little stale.
Let’s not forget that the transformative planet Pluto, which has been in your marriage zone for some time, continues to work its magic. This is not the sort of magic that you care for, but relationships will be taken to a new level. If you approach your loved one with a spirit of understanding and a desire to improve things, 2014 can be a year when your love life deepens.
There is something karmic and fated about your relationships this year, particularly after the 3rd of January when Venus brings forth issues from your past. You’ll be dealing with uncomfortable issues that need to be experienced and eliminated before you can move on. Remain open-minded and don’t be afraid to deal with issues that have long been buried in your subconscious.
Between the 17th of January and the 18th of February, you have an immense amount of passion, as indicated by the cluster of planets in your marriage zone. You have a need for excitement and want to connect with others, but don’t allow impulse to be the basis of these relationships or you could find yourself in a complicated state of affairs further down the track.
It is not until March when Venus, which is moving backwards and forwards in this sector, finally allows you to grasp the lessons of love this year. It will feel as if a load has been lifted off your shoulders, and during this period, especially up to the 25th of March, communication between you and your partner will be better than usual. You will also find greater harmony within your family and other peer groups. When you release pressure from within, every aspect of your life starts to improve, doesn’t it?
You continue to idealise love throughout April, particularly after the 11th, and you’ll start to feel as if some of your dreams could come true. Keep them realistic as others may not be able to keep up with you. Relationships also continue to get better, especially with the fine aspect from Venus to Saturn on the 25th of April. Your emotions will stabilise at this time, which will release energy for more creative pursuits.
You may have some difficulty reconciling your social appetites with work commitments after the 1st of August. You’ll need to prioritise to make this work for you. This could reach a fever pitch by the 28th when Venus and Mars clash, so be careful to clearly delineate work and pleasure.
You could wear yourself out during October due to the excessive traits of Venus in square to Jupiter. On the 9th of October, Venus squares Pluto on the heels of an eclipse, so there could be considerable emotion and frustration trying to work through your emotional life.
Family life is favoured when Venus enters your fourth zone on the 30th of September. Spend a little extra time with the ones you love, especially if you have been too busy lately. Excellent dates for fostering friendships and relationships include the 5th of November, when Venus aspects the Sun from the zone of love affairs and creativity, and Mercury enters the same zone on the 9th.
The highlight will be when Venus enters the marriage sector of your horoscope on the 11th of December. The period leading up to Christmas should be one of intense fun and pleasure, but a word of caution here. The planet of love creates some conflict with your work around the period leading up to the 21st of December. Once again, as I started out saying, you need to clearly demarcate business and pleasure throughout this period. An excellent period of the year is when Venus enters your zone of marriage on the 12th of December. Enjoy love and romance to the fullest at this time.