Friendships become very cozy for some of you, and a spirit of friendship can figure strongly in a partnership. There are always areas of life that require more simplicity. Tests may be part of the picture as you learn that life with only growth and expansion can run away with itself.
There may be tests of sorts in these areas of life as if the universe is checking that the foundations are strong. Things built on weak foundations may very well crack under the pressure of these tests. Those that are strong will endure and strengthen. This influence will be with you until the end of the year It can be felt most strongly earlier or later in the cycle, depending on whether you were born earlier or later in the sign of Cancer.
This year, those born with a Cancer Ascendant of 11 to 21 degrees, and those born from July , are most directly affected. For those of you who are in committed partnerships, there can be some strains on your bond during this cycle. A partner might also seem cautious, distant, critical, or defensive. You need to open your mind to the possibility that a partner is providing you with important life lessons — about traditions, simplifying your life, and responsibilities. Take your time on this one. If, however, a partner is challenging you to the point of breaking, then steps need to be taken to improve the situation.
Some of you might begin one but will do so quite cautiously and carefully. This can be a make or break period for many of you. Those of you who are single might nevertheless feel some angst or pressure.
This lack in your life might suddenly seem magnified, like a gaping hole. Feelings of loneliness may run deep this year, but the universe is sending you a message through this experience regardless. It is awakening you to a need. In time, you will find ways to satisfy this need. Some of you could be making a commitment this year. This is a time when you may be seeing the less flattering side of others, and through your relationships, of yourself as well!
Some areas of your life may seem to be breaking down before they get better. There can also be bone and teeth problems — something that often happens with hard Saturn transits. Tidy and organize your life as much as possible in order to minimize the challenges. Seek ways to balance your life in terms of pleasures and responsibilities.
The benefits of this transit are great, even if they sometimes feel slow to make themselves known!
Incidentally, the last time this theme occurred was from In March , you entered a lengthy cycle in which career and public image matters have been unpredictable and unusual, but also inspiring and exciting. This influence continues until March and then leaves permanently.
The transit that began May 15th and ran to November 6th last year picks up again from that date on. This one will last all the way to These areas of life can be unpredictable — the wild card area of life — but also highly stimulating and innovative. You have good energy with you today for romantic attention and creative ideas, dear Scorpio, although some of the attention coming your way could be unwanted. As well, you might wrestle with some restlessness until you acknowledge the need to check in with your intuition today.
All of a sudden, you may not feel as clear about your next step or on how to wrap something up. If so, consider it temporary and a signal to slow down. You can quickly become distracted from routine matters and might be best off indulging in some entertainment, fantasy, or healthy escapism.
The Sun and Venus in minor challenging aspects to Neptune suggest that some adjustments are needed before we get back on track. There can be some social distractions and perhaps some missteps, as it can be difficult getting into a comfortable rhythm. Try to tune out the chaos around you, and enjoy some time to yourself. You'll be experiencing stronger motivation to pursue your goals, dear Sagittarius, but you might also need to let go or back off a little today.
You may feel torn between your attention to your social life and personal or family needs. Or, inconsistencies or procrastination about matters in your home or personal life can wear you down, leaving you feeling vaguely guilty or restless. However, if you spend too much time in limbo, you won't advance in either area!
Aim to keep your center while avoiding people-pleasing or doing it all, which can leave you quite exhausted. Consider ways to feed the need for imaginative or creative activities and give your mind a rest Regroup and relax for best results, especially with the Moon's move into your home sector for a couple of days' stay.
Today's energies are so-so and perhaps a little wishy-washy, dear Capricorn, but you're in a fine position to enjoy yourself. Continue to consider this a checkpoint time.
You'll feel a little tired or disoriented if you've been neglecting your need to feed your imagination and spirit. Feeling overwhelmed is temporary, however. Take time to recollect yourself. Minor challenging aspects between the Sun and Venus with Neptune today can leave you feeling vaguely guilty or uncertain.
You may be doubting things temporarily, and there can be some off-timing. You're unlikely to gain clarity today, and that can be fine, but do watch for a tendency to torture yourself with choices. You may need time to get your head around things, and it's best not to give in to the pressure to "do it all. With Neptune forming minor challenging aspects to the Sun and Venus, dear Aquarius, there is some tendency to misrepresent ourselves or to say the wrong things today.
Our timing is a little off since these aspects suggest we're probably out of step with our intuition. As such, it's better not to make substantial commitments or promises for now. There may be some doubt about a belief or topic, or you could have a difficult time knowing how to fund the things you want to do. Uncertainty about where you stand, practical matters, or money can be part of the equation now.
Your attention may turn to an inconsistency that's hard to shake. Try not to take poor timing to heart. Consider ways to honor your needs for imagination, daydreaming, and spiritual sustenance, since ignoring them can lead to a distracted or restless state. Take time to unwind and regroup. With your ruler, Neptune, forming minor challenging aspects today, dear Pisces, you might feel a little under the weather or unmotivated temporarily.
If so, it's a signal to regroup and unlikely a sign of anything more than that. It can be challenging to focus on practical tasks today, as much as you'd like to, and it may be better to devote time to a personal interest or learning opportunity. You could experience some feelings of guilt, discomfort, or confusion about your deeper emotions, attractions, and attachments.
Watch that these feelings don't erode your happiness.
Timing is set to improve in a few days. The Moon's move into your sign can alleviate some of your uncertainty. The Moon will transit your sign through to Friday, and you can be seeking to start fresh, turning over a new level on an emotional level. You are putting more heart into expressing yourself, learning, and connecting, and others are receptive. Hobbies are exciting, and new interests or opportunities to enjoy yourself can present themselves. Your attention is directed towards your worldly goals or reputation mid-month.
While October is important for taking charge and latching onto a solid direction for making improvements to your support system and domestic world, a Full Moon challenges your excuses to stay out of the limelight or to avoid specific responsibilities. It may be that a reward, award, or culmination of a project can occur now, and this pulls you out of your shell.
There is a necessary and proper focus on your home and family life right now, but the benefits begin to drop off if you overdo it. Seek balance now for best results. While your attention to family, home life, or your inner world doesn't always vibe with a partner or friend, you'll find ways to balance things out. There are plenty of chances for generating good feelings this month, particularly around the 15th and Your particular kind of gentleness is more appealing to others than usual.
You could find that you're particularly in tune on creative levels. It's easier to enjoy yourself when you let go of negative thoughts or expectations. You're also in good shape for thinking or talking through problems and making meaningful discoveries as you do. You're putting more love and energy into your pursuits, and it's a highly successful approach. You may recognize that you need to work on the inside or on your home base to attract more positivity into your life. The broader themes of include partnering and independence, along with your work, health, and habits, dear Cancer.
Tied into these efforts involves improving self-care programs and your health and habits. More joy can be discovered in your daily routines and your work this year, and this helps you thrive across the board.