Cancer Horoscope 2020

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A very interesting and turbulent year ahead, with much change happening in your life.

There will be six eclipses this coming year, all of which impact on you. (This is 50 per cent more than usual; generally there are only four eclipses a year.) Not only that, but we will have twice as many lunar eclipses than usual – four rather than two. This guarantees change and disruption, and since the Moon is your ruling planet these eclipses have a special bearing on you. Keep in mind that eclipses often bring good things, but even those are disruptive.

Almost all the long-term planets will be in the Western, social sector of your chart this year. The Eastern sector of self will strengthen as the year proceeds but it will never dominate. Further, your 7th house of love and social activities is easily the strongest in your Horoscope. So the year ahead is very social. It’s about other people. It’s about cultivating the social graces and gaining the cooperation of others. More on this later.

Health will need more attention this year. Health has been delicate the past two years and is even more so in the year ahead. More on this later.

Uranus is now in your 11th house and will remain there for the next seven or so years. So there are dramas in the lives of friends – life-changing events – and friendships will get tested. By the time Uranus is finished with you, you will be in a completely new social circle.

Mars will spend an unusual amount of time in your 10th house of career this year. He will be there from June 28 onwards. This shows heightened career activity. You get very busy and aggressive here. More on this later.

The areas of greatest interest this year will be love, romance and social activities; sex, personal transformation and occult studies (March 23 to July 1 and December 18 onwards); religion, philosophy, theology and foreign travel; and friends, groups and group activities.

Your paths of greatest fulfilment this year will be the body and image (until May 6); finance (from May 6 onwards); love, romance and social activities (until December 20); and sex, personal transformation and occult studies (after December 20).

Health

(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 now there could be quite a difference. For a medical perspective, please consult your doctor or health practitioner.)

Health, as we mentioned, needs more attention this year. There are three (and sometimes four) long-term planets in stressful alignment with you. This is challenging enough, but when the short-term planets join the gang it can be even more challenging. What is of concern here is that your 6th house of health is empty this year, with only short-term planets moving through there. This can make you take health for granted and you might not give it the attention it deserves. You will need to force yourself – even when you don’t feel like it – to make health a priority.

Health needs particular attention from January 1 to January 20; March 20 to April 19; and September 23 to October 22. Be sure to rest and relax more these periods, and spend time at a health spa if you can, or schedule in massages or health treatments. You need to boost your energy.

So it is good to give special attention to the following areas – the vulnerable areas of your Horoscope (the reflex points are shown in the chart below). This will often prevent problems from developing and, even if they can’t be totally prevented, soften them:

Important foot reflexology points for the year ahead

Try to massage all of the foot on a regular basis – the top of the foot as well as the bottom – but pay extra attention to the points highlighted on the chart. When you massage, be aware of ‘sore spots’ as these need special attention. It’s also a good idea to massage the ankles particularly, and below them.

  • The Heart. The reflex is shown above. The important thing with the heart, according to a consensus of spiritual healers, is to avoid worry and anxiety – the two emotions that stress it out. Worry is lack of faith. Cultivate more faith.
  • The stomach and breasts are always important for Cancerians and the reflexes are shown above. Good also to massage the upper part of the foot (not shown here). Diet is always an issue for you and this should be checked with a professional. Often simple dietary changes can remove health problems. Also  how  you eat is important; work to elevate the act of eating from mere animal appetite to an act of praise and thanksgiving. This will not only elevate the energy vibrations of the food, but of the digestive system as well. Food will digest better.
  • The liver and thighs. These are also always important for the Cancerian. Regular thigh massage should be part of your health regime. It will not only strengthen the liver and thighs but also the lower back – an important area this year.
  • The spine, knees, teeth, skin and overall skeletal alignment became important last December, and are important until December 20 of this year. Thus this year back and knee massage will be beneficial. You might want to see a chiropractor or osteopath on a regular basis. Don’t neglect your dental check-ups and make sure you pay attention to dental hygiene. Therapies such as Alexander Technique, Rolfing and Feldenkrais would be good. Good posture is important this year. Give the knees more support when exercising.
  • The ankles and calves. These will become important after December 20 as your health planet moves into Aquarius. Regular ankle and calf massage will be good.

Good emotional health is always important for Cancerians. Work to keep your moods upbeat and positive. Avoid depression like the plague. Meditation will be a great help here.

With your health planet Jupiter spending almost all the year in your 7th house of love, the message is that good health for you means good social health – a healthy marriage and love life. Problems here could actually impact on your physical health. So if, God forbid, problems arise, restore harmony here as quickly as possible.

You’re very ‘other oriented’ this year, as we have mentioned. Jupiter in the 7th house could show that you are more concerned with the health of others – the spouse, partner, current love or friends – than you are for yourself. You seem very involved in their health these days.

Home and Family

Family is always important for you, Cancer. We could say that you see this as your mission in life, the reason for your existence. There is nothing more important than family. And even financial lives – which tend to be good – are motivated by family concerns. But life is an ebb and flow. This year home and family is less important than usual, and this has been the case for the past few years. Your 4th house of home and family is basically empty – only short-term planets move through there. I read this as a good thing. You’re basically content with the way things are. The home and family don’t need additional focus and you don’t need to make any major changes. Your marriage, your body and image seem greater priorities this year than the family. A move is not likely. There is nothing against it, but nothing especially supporting it either. You have free will here, but perhaps lack interest.

This is a much stronger social and career year than a family year. (Perhaps these are the ways that you serve your family best.) However, there will be four lunar eclipses this year and the Moon is the generic ruler of the family. So there are likely to be crises and upheavals here – and twice as much as usual. You will need more patience with family members during those periods. Passions are high. They are more temperamental.

A parent or parent figure could move this year, but it looks very complicated and fraught with delays. He or she could be doing major renovations in the home too. He or she seems emotionally stressed out.

Siblings or sibling figures are not likely to move. If they are of appropriate age they seem more fertile than usual, but pregnancy seems complicated. Children and children figures in your life are more likely to move next year, but again there are delays and complications.

If you’re planning major home renovations, September 22 to October 23 seems best. If you’re planning cosmetic work on the home or to buy objects of beauty for the home, October 28 to November 21 is best.

Because your family planet Venus is such a fast-moving planet there are many short-term trends here that depend on where she is and the aspects she receives. These are best dealt with in the monthly reports. However, Venus makes one of her rare retrogrades this year. (She only does this once every two years.) This happens from May 13 to June 25. This will not be a good time to make important family decisions. It is a time for review.

Your family planet will spend an unusual amount of time in Gemini, your 12th house, this year. She will be there from April 3 to August 7, approximately four times longer than her usual transit. This would tend to show that family members are more spiritual and idealistic during that period. Perhaps the home is being used for charitable or spiritual kinds of events.

Finance and Career

Though they are not known for this, Cancerians have strong financial gifts and abilities. They tend to focus on it and tend to succeed. But family – the need to be the good provider – is what motivates them. So finance tends always to be important. But as we saw with family, it is less important this year than usual. The money house is basically empty. Only short-term planets will move through there this year and their effects will be short term. This I read is a good thing. You seem content with finances as they are and have no need to give it too much attention or to make too many changes. It tends to the status quo.

If financial problems happen it could be that you haven’t given the area enough attention and will need to focus more on it.

In spite of this the year ahead seems prosperous. The Moon’s North Node will move into the money house on May 6 and stay there for the rest of the year. The North Node is not a planet but an ‘abstract point’. The Hindus consider it a ‘shadow planet’ and give much weight to it. Here in the West we give it less emphasis. However, it does show a sense of ‘excess’. Excess is a kind of imbalance and is generally not good, but in finance it could be a positive: it can show excess money – not a bad problem to have. In the West we interpret the position of the North Node to denote an area of great fulfilment. So, this is another signal for a prosperous year.

The Sun is your financial planet – a good one to have. The usual two solar eclipses this year will bring opportunities for ‘course corrections’ in your financial life. Often these happen due to some financial disturbance – some extra expense or some unforeseen development. Once the corrections are made the financial life gets back on track. These eclipses are usually not pleasant while they’re happening but the end result is good. Since they regularly happen twice a year, you know how to handle these things by now.

The Sun is a fast-moving planet, moving through all the signs and houses of your Horoscope over the year. Thus there are many short-term financial trends that depend on where the Sun is and the aspects he receives. These are best dealt with in the monthly reports.

Though your 10th house of career is empty for the first half of the year, the year ahead looks like a strong career year. The upper, day side of your Horoscope – the sector that emphasizes outer goals and activities – is overwhelmingly strong. All the long-term planets are in the upper half of the chart. The lower half, the night side, the sector of inner, subjective activities – home, family and the emotional life – will get stronger as the year progresses, but it never dominates the upper half of the chart. The focus this year is on outer activities. Your 10th house will be powerful from February 7 to March 5; March 20 to April 19; and from June 28 onwards. These will be the optimum career periods. As we have mentioned, Mars, your career planet, will spend over six months in your 10th house – an unusually long transit. Thus you will have to work hard, fight off competitors and become more warlike in the career.

Love and Social Life

Your 7th house of love and social activities is, as we said, the strongest in your Horoscope this year. Three long-term planets occupy this house for most of the year, and there will be times when 50 to 60 per cent of the planets will be in that house. So love is in the air, but it is very complicated.

The Moon’s South Node (also not a planet but an abstract point) will also be in your 7th house until May 6. Where the North Node denotes excess, the South Node denotes a feeling of lack – a sense of deficiency. You feel something is missing in love. Yet, your house of love is chock-full of planets!

One way to read this is that the feeling of lack is causing overcompensation. It makes you date more, search more, etc. Indeed, singles have multiple relationships this year and multiple opportunities for romance. Another way to read it is that there are more love partners this year (or potential partners) yet, there is still a feeling of lack – something feels missing. Happily, this feeling is only temporary. The Moon’s South Node will leave the 7th house early in May and love should become more fulfilling after that.

With so many planets in your 7th house you are getting along and socializing with many different kinds of people. Pluto’s presence in your 7th house for many years now indicates fun and games kinds of relationships. Love affairs. Saturn in your 7th house for the past two years shows opportunities for a more serious kind of relationship – something more committed. A relationship with someone older and more settled than you: a business or corporate-type person. Someone who gives you a sense of security. Jupiter in your 7th house indicates an affinity for highly educated or religious-type people. Perhaps someone from your place of worship or someone you meet in school or a school function. It would show an attraction for health professionals or people involved in your health. Romantic meetings could happen in foreign countries too.

Singles have marriage opportunities this year. The main problem is choosing whom to marry. Sometimes too much of a good thing is not so good – it is confusing. But this is a good problem to have.

Those of you already involved in relationships will be socializing more too. You are attending more weddings, parties and gatherings – you are making new friends. Often business-type partnerships happen under these aspects.

Those working on their second marriage have love in their lives. It looks like someone spiritual or artistic. Those in or working on their third marriage have much romantic instability to deal with. The marriage or current relationship is getting tested.

Self-improvement

When we look at religion superficially it seems little more than a collection of arbitrary rules, regulations and superstitions which have little to do with rationality. But if you go deeper into it you find good spiritual reasons for many of these rules, regulations and practices. It is true that much error and superstition has entered in over the centuries, but underneath all that there is something real. This is a lesson you have been learning these days, now that Neptune is in your 9th house for the long term. Every religion is little more than the shadow – the side effect – of the mystical experiences of its founder. So your religious life is becoming more spiritualized, more real and more dynamic. You are in a cycle for major religious and philosophical breakthroughs. You are seeing ‘why’ the rules are what they are.

Venus, as we have mentioned, spends a lot of time (more than four months) in your spiritual 12th house. This favours the Bhakti spiritual path – the path of love and devotion. When you are in a state of love, you feel close to the divine. But there are other messages here too. Venus rules your 11th house of friends. Thus you are meeting spiritual-type friends during this period (from April 3 to August 7). It favours love and devotion, but it also favours the esoteric side of Astrology – a valid spiritual path. Your knowledge of astrology, science and technology is increasing this year (and this will be a long-term trend). Love and devotion is a powerful spiritual path, but while Venus is in your 12th house you might want to balance this with a more scientific and rational approach. There is another message here too. Your spiritual understanding will enable you to handle family members and family situations much better. During this period, if a family problem comes up don’t try to solve it by overt action. Meditate first for spiritual guidance. Then you can act.

Uranus in your 11th house of friends (and for years to come) destabilizes friendships. Friends come and they go. New friends can come into the picture unexpectedly while old friends can drop out of it. Often this is not the fault of the relationship but because of the events happening in their lives. Learning to deal with social instability is the major spiritual lesson for years to come.

Your 8th house will become strong from March 23 to July 1 and from December 18 onwards. This favours personal transformation – giving birth to the person you want to be, giving birth to your ideal self. This will be important during 2021 as well. These kinds of projects require the removal of distractions and things that waste energy. Simplify the life. De-clutter it on all levels – materially, emotionally and mentally. Get rid of the effete and the spiritual power will transform what needs to be transformed.

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