The moon constantly changes its appearance; it waxes and wanes, remaining inconspicuous by day but becoming queen of the night, turning an ordinary landscape into a thing of mystery and enchantment. And so it is with Cancer - a cautious, unassuming and gentle exterior conceals a strong, ambitious and forceful inner-being, one whose most passionate qualities are revealed when in love, and one whose protective and possessive instincts come to the fore as wife and mother. You are one of the most unlikely zodiac types to be promiscuous: you crave security and stability, you resist change and hang onto the past like a life-raft. The sad fact is that in this modern age even the devoted Cancerian can experience rifts and ruptures in their relationships, and sometimes, when they have been deeply, deeply hurt, they never recover, remaining single and somewhat bitter for the rest of their lives. The Celestial Crab never forgets where she has buried the hatchet.
You share with Taurus a need to let your loved ones lead lives of their own: a partner who feels free but adored and cherished is a happy one. One of the biggest lessons Cancer must learn in life is to let go, in every sense of the phrase: you trust yourself, and you ought to trust those you love, otherwise your fear of being let down, betrayed and left becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy.
Love and marriage go hand in hand for the Cancer female - unless you've had an extremely difficult upbringing, you will tend to marry young, and, more importantly, stay with your man, through thick and thin. Indeed, when Ms Cancer vows to love in sickness and in health, for richer for poorer, and until death do you part, she really, really means it.
Don't be fooled. This man may seem pliable, diffident, romantic and stable but behind that smokescreen is a determined, focused and emotionally complex individual. He is, I have to say, possessed by mother, by which I mean the relationship he has had with his mother - good or bad - powerfully affects his romantic and marital life. Your best bet is never to criticize his mother, nor insult his family: let him do all the whingeing (which the male Crab does rather a lot). Mr Cancer adores fiery women - think Salma Hayek in Frida - although he often marries women who represent a safety blanket, someone he knows will never stray, someone who will make a mother for his children and a home for him to scuttle back to day after day, night after night.
You feel most at home with your family, which in terms of astrology means your fellow Cardinal signs - Aries, Libra, Capricorn and Cancer. You are fatally attracted to Mr Libra because he is just the smoothest guy on the block. He is romantic, well-mannered and prepared to talk about the relationship: the trouble is talk is sometimes all you get after a few years. The Aries man is another magnet - confident, flashy - he is the epitome of the knight in shining armour. Great at first but anxiety-making in the long run. Capricorn man is near perfect - he will never let you down, he is strong, stable and solvent but don't expect fireworks and a speedy engagement. Two Cancers together is another dream ticket and another long, slow dance to the altar. Mr Taurus and Mr Virgo are two other men tailor-made for the sensitive and needy Cancerian. The sexual chemistry should be fantastic, especially with the Taurean, but both signs are caring, responsible and in it for the long term.
Sapphire, Pearl, Moonstone.
If there has been a lesson to learn over these past few years and the Uranus-Pluto tango it has been to expect the unexpected and not to bank on the bankable. And now you are more resilient and flexible. (You are, aren’t you?) Jupiter’s passage through the fourth house of your solar chart will help you find greater stability and success in 2017, although you may not get the smoothest of rides each and every month - July is particularly volatile, yet packed with excitement too. Home and family take the top spot with some Cancerians expanding the home base whether in terms of bricks and mortar or new family members, and you could see your finances improve by an unexpected gift or the sale of a property. A trip overseas may come about unexpectedly early in the year or a permanent move abroad could be on the cards.
Venus will be in pride of place from February through May making love a priority, whether plans are being laid down for a special event in 2017 or a partner requires support and a relationship needs work. If you are single and seeking love can be found in connection with work or with someone of power and influence. In December Saturn will enter the zone of relationships encouraging some of you to name the day and others to suspect the party may be over. What will help you make the best of the Saturn transit to come in 2018 is to nail down problems when they first arise in a relationship. August is the most romantic month of 2017, but Christmas Day could prove even more significant for the future of a relationship.
Given your need for security and your strong sense of loyalty you can stay in jobs that do not reflect your skills or provide you with the opportunities you require to grow and prosper. This is the reason behind any unanticipated job changes this year. Ideally, you should get in the driver’s seat and push for change. Jupiter will underpin your efforts bringing success in the wake of radical moves, and you certainly have the wind in your sails from February to May. The eclipses of the year largely fall on the financial axis, so there could be surprise gains and losses, especially in March and August. While there is always a need for caution with large scale investments, 2017 could find you purchasing a first or second home in a distant place.
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