Cancer Horoscope 2021
Health and energy are improved over last year, and vastly improved over 2018 and 2019. If you got through those years with your health and sanity intact you did very well. The year ahead should be a breeze. More on this later.
Two eclipses in your 6th house of health and work this year show job changes and changes in the health regime. Details to come.
Your 9th house has been prominent for many years now and this year – for a time at least – it becomes even more prominent as Jupiter moves into it from May 14 to July 29. This is excellent news for college-level students and for those looking to enter college. There is success in their studies. (Next year will be even better.) It is also a good year for foreign travel, and opportunities for this will certainly come.
Overall, your 8th house is the strongest in the Horoscope in 2021. Thus, it will tend to be a more sexually active kind of year. Whatever your age or stage in life the libido will be stronger than usual. It is a great year for projects involving detoxes, weight loss and personal reinvention.
Uranus has been in your 11th house of friends for some years since March 2019, prompting dramatic changes in your social circle. Often this happens because of personal dramas in friends’ lives and not necessarily because of the relationship itself. But in the coming years you will find yourself in a new (and better) circle of friends.
Now that Saturn has left your 7th house of love, the love life should be much improved. You seem more experimental in love – less timid. There is nothing against a marriage for those who are single, but nothing that especially favours it either. More on this later.
Your areas of greatest interest this year will be love and romance; sex, personal reinvention and transformation, and occult studies; foreign travel, higher education, religion, theology and philosophy; and friends, groups and group activities.
Your paths of greatest fulfilment this year will be spirituality; sex, personal reinvention and transformation, and occult studies (until May 14 and from July 29 to December 30); and foreign travel, higher education, religion, theology and philosophy (from May 14 to July 29 and December 30 onwards).
(Please note that this is an astrological perspective on health and not a medical one. In days of yore there was no difference, both these perspectives were identical. But these days there could be quite a difference. For a medical perspective, please consult your doctor or health practitioner.)
Health is good this year. There is only one long-term planet in stressful alignment with you: Pluto. All the others are either in harmonious alignment or are leaving you alone.
You have the energy to achieve whatever you want to achieve. Sure, there will be periods in the year where your health and energy are less easy than usual. These are caused by the transits of the fast-moving planets. They are temporary and not trends for the year. Their effect is short lived. When they pass your normal good health and energy return.
Good though your health is you can make it even better. Give more attention to the following, the vulnerable areas of your Horoscope (the reflex points are shown in the chart below):
- The stomach and breasts are always important for Cancer and this year is no different. Diet is always an important issue for you and this should be checked with a professional. Dietary needs are rarely static; they change with conditions – your workload, the kind of job you have, etc. So it is good to update the diet periodically. But just as important as what you eat is how you eat. The act of eating should be raised from mere function to an act of worship – an act of praise and thanksgiving. This will not only change the molecular structure of the food but the energy vibrations of the body and digestive system. You will get the best from the food that you eat and it will digest better. Meals should be taken in a calm and relaxed way. Grace (in your own words) should be said before and after meals. Food should be blessed. If possible, have nice soothing music playing in the background as you eat. In our fast-paced lives this is sometimes hard, but it should be done – at least make efforts towards it.
- The liver and thighs. These are also always important for you, Cancer, as Jupiter, the ruler of these areas, is your health planet. Regular massage of the reflex points will not only strengthen the liver and thighs, but the lower back as well. A herbal liver cleanse every now and then would also be beneficial.
- The ankles and calves have only become important since late December 2020, but they remain so until May 14 and from July 19 to December 30. It will be very beneficial to massage these areas during these periods. Give the ankles more support when exercising.
- The feet will benefit from attention from May 14 to July 29 and from December 30 onwards. They will be important next year. Regular foot massage – see the chart above – will be a nice health tonic. You not only strengthen the feet but the entire body as well.
Jupiter in Aquarius for most of the year shows a need for sexual moderation. Also, it shows that you respond well to detox regimes. You might have a tendency to surgery too. (It doesn’t mean that you will have to undergo some procedure, only that it could be recommended to you.)
Jupiter’s move into spiritual Pisces shows that you benefit from spiritual-healing techniques. If you feel under the weather, see a spiritual healer.
Home and Family
If there is anyone who is the classic homebody – the textbook definition – it is the Cancerian. Family is not only number one in life but is the reason for existence itself. So, you are always going to be focused on family. However, as we saw the past few years, you will be less focused than usual. Everything in life is relative.
Your 4th house of home and family is basically empty this year. Only short-term planets will move through there and their influence will be temporary, not trends for the year. This is most likely a good thing – a positive signal; home and family issues are basically stable and there’s no need to pay extra attention here.
Parents and parent figures in your life are having a status quo home and family year, although one of them might be doing extensive renovations of the home. This seems to have happened many times in past years. Both parent figures seem prosperous this year. One of them is highly experimental in finance while the other is more conservative. One of the parents or parent figures (if still of appropriate age) seems fertile this year.
Siblings and sibling figures have excellent job prospects this year. And love will find them this year or next. But a move is not likely (although there is nothing against it). They too seem more fertile this year.
Children and children figures in your life could move this year, but it seems complicated. There are delays involved. If they are of appropriate age their marriages and relationships are getting tested. They too seem fertile these days – and next year too.
Grandchildren (if you have them) or those who play that role in your life are having a strong spiritual year. They too seem fertile in the year ahead. But home and family life seems stable. A move is not likely.
If you’re planning a major renovation of the home, October seems a good month to do it. If you’re planning simply to redecorate, to beautify the home or buy objects of beauty for the home, August 16 to September 17 is a good time.
Because fast-moving Venus is your family planet – she moves through your entire Horoscope in the course of a year – there are many short-term trends with the family that are best discussed in the monthly reports.
Finance and Career
As has been the case for some years now, your money house is basically empty. Only fast-moving planets will move through there during the year and their effect will be temporary. Basically, your finances tend to the status quo. You seem content with things as they are and have no need to pay special attention.
Two solar eclipses during the year – one on June 10 and the other on December 4 – will force changes in the financial life, in the strategy, the thinking, the planning. You go through this twice a year and by now you know how to handle these things. These changes will tend to be good. The events of the eclipses will reveal where your financial thinking and planning have been unrealistic. Generally, certain assumptions are shown to be false.
Your financial planet, the Sun, will make very nice aspects to Jupiter, the planet of abundance, from January 24–29, June 22–24, and October 14–16; these should be especially good financial periods. They’re also good periods for job seekers.
The Sun is a fast-moving planet, moving through all the signs and houses of your Horoscope over the year. So, there are many short-term financial trends that depend on where the Sun is and the kinds of aspects he receives. These are best dealt with in the monthly reports.
In general, you have a good feeling for the entertainment world, for electric utilities and power companies and for industries that cater to youth. But with the Sun moving through the entire Horoscope, money and financial opportunity can come from many places and many different people.
While your personal finances seem stable, the spouse, partner or current love is prospering. He or she is picking up the slack.
Career also seems stable this year. Your 10th house of career is also devoid of long-term planets, with only short-term planets flitting through there during the year. I read this as a good thing. You are content with the status quo and have no need to pay special attention here.
Mars, your career planet, is not a fast-moving planet like the Sun, Moon, Mercury or Venus, but he is relatively fast. During the course of the year he will move through nine signs and houses of your chart, so are there are many career trends that depend on where Mars is and the kinds of aspects he receives. These are also best covered in the monthly reports.
While the spouse, partner or current love is focused on finance and will prosper this year, his or her career seems quiet and stable.
Siblings and sibling figures are having a status quo financial year, but they will have excellent job opportunities. Career is stable too.
Children and children figures in your life are also having a stable financial year. This year’s earnings should be in the same range as last year’s. Career tends to the status quo.
Grandchildren (if you have them) will start to prosper from May 14 to July 29. But their prosperity will be much increased next year.
Love and Social Life
Your 7th house of love is prominent this year – though not as prominent as in 2018 and 2019. It’s still an important focus.
Saturn, your love planet, is now in the freedom-loving sign of Aquarius. So, you are less conservative in love than usual. You’re willing to try different things, to experiment, to see what works for you and your social life. I don’t think you will be too extreme in your experiments – Saturn is still a conservative kind of planet – but you’ll be more experimental than usual.
Your love planet spending the year in your 8th house gives many messages. Sexual magnetism plays an unusually important role in love. This is natural, but keep in mind you can’t build a long-term relationship only on that. It also signals an allurement to money people – prosperous people. If you are married, the spouse, partner or current love is having a banner financial year; he or she should be more generous with you.
You find love and social opportunities online and via social media sites. You could even be conducting a relationship online or through texting. Technology is very involved in love.
The love planet in the 8th house shows that romance and romantic opportunities can happen at funerals, wakes or as you pay a call to a bereaved person.
With Saturn as your love planet you prefer older people (not ancient), but those who have a youthful outlook. You could gravitate to corporate types, settled people. Perhaps they are executives in a high-tech company.
I don’t see a marriage here this year. However, there are love affairs happening. They might seem serious, but I don’t think they will lead to marriage. But, so what? Enjoy your relationship for what it is.
The area of friendships seems exciting but unstable. As we mentioned earlier, many friendships are being tested this year (and this was the case for the last two years). This whole area of life is changing dramatically, and when Uranus is finished with you, you will be in a whole new social circle. (And I feel it will be better than you have now.)
You have two powerful houses in your Horoscope this year – the 8th and the 9th. Naturally, other houses will become temporarily strong in the course of the year, due to the movement of the fast-moving planets, but overall these are the two strongest.
The 8th house has a bad reputation. It rules death, near-death experiences, surgery, personal crises and the like. But it also rules regeneration, renewal, rebirth and resurrection. Superficially this is a scary place, but there are treasures here for one who enquires deeper.
After death comes resurrection. In fact, you cannot separate the two. An old year dies and on the instant a new year is born. An old month dies and a new one is born. If a person wants to reinvent him or herself – give birth to the person that they want to be – death is involved. The old person, the old nature, has to die before the new person can be reborn. Death has many uses: it is an inherent part of life.
This is a year where you come to terms with death. You are (almost certainly) not going to die – not physically – but you will have encounters. You’re being forced to increase your understanding of death.
This is a year where you have the power and energy to give birth to the person you want to be – to your ideal self. So, death is involved – psychological death.
The 9th house has a happier reputation. It signals expansion and freedom. It represents higher learning, travel and a happy-go-lucky attitude. It is no accident that this expansion and freedom comes after the 8th house. Without the psychological deaths, changes and purging of the 8th house, the 9th house wouldn’t function properly. The things that restricted freedom have to die or be purged from the system.
Jupiter will move into your 9th house briefly this year – from May 14 to July 29 – about two and a half months. Next year he will be there for the long haul. This year’s sojourn is preparation.
Jupiter will bring insights into your theological and religious beliefs. And these are the things upon which we live our lives. There is one minister-philosopher who says that every problem in life is ultimately a theological one at its heart. The problem can seem unrelated to theology – it can be a financial problem, a relationship problem or a health issue – but if we go into it deeply, theology is at its root. What is your concept of the Divine? Clear up the theological problem and the other problem(s) will melt away.
This is a year for religious and philosophical breakthroughs. And next year too.