Cancer (22 June – 22 July)
It’s wise to turn your attention towards money and your financial situation as soon as the month begins. You may already be aware that it’s in this area of your life where change is afoot and the more you’re on top of your current situation, the better.
As February begins, you’re in between two important eclipses highlighting the financial axis of your horoscope. The Full Moon or Lunar Eclipse took place on January 31st and this month there’s a Solar Eclipse on the 15th.
These two eclipses are part of an eclipse cycle which began in August 2016 and completes in January 2019. It lights up the Leo/Aquarius of the zodiac and this is about your money, possessions and self-worth. Usually your situation or perspective changes, sometimes dramatically, during each eclipse cycle.
Some ways this may play out for you are upsizing or downsizing, decluttering or adding to a collection, a big loss or a big win financially. This may coincide with a significant change in your life situation, which is the reason why you need to reassess your money, income and outgoings.
As February begins, there are three planets in Aquarius and your joint finance sector and this is where the action’s at in the month ahead. This means you can’t make decisions about your own finances without involving someone else. Plus, money and emotions are closely linked.
Love planet Venus is in Aquarius until the 10th and both the Sun (identity) and Mercury (communication) remain in Aquarius until the 18th. Do what you can early in the month to line up important meetings which help you get clear about your financial situation. Turn to other people for advice or support and don’t feel you have to go it alone.
One area of life that is strong for you now is your work and career. Action planet Mars is in Sagittarius and your work sector throughout February and this gives you extra drive and ambition to work hard and reap your rewards.
If you’re caught up in any kind of financial tie or bind, detach yourself emotionally if you can and focus your energy instead on work and earnings. You have innovative Uranus in Aries and your career sector and Uranus is in a good connection to the planets in Aquarius. The 7th, 14th and 15th could prove useful in this respect.
It’s the 15th, however, that’s most dynamic for you as the Solar Eclipse brings a fresh start or a new chapter to finances. There is, however, a hidden theme to eclipses. If you think of the symbolism, it’s as if the lights switch off momentarily and you’re in the dark. When the lights flick back on the situation has changed and, at its best, you can take advantage of what’s new.
Look out for opportunities that come your way close to the eclipse or perhaps an important event that is vital for you to know where you stand financially. Traditionally, you’re wise to wait a few days or even a week after an eclipse before making any final decision or taking action.
Be ready and prepared for what may open up in the middle of the month. Be objective about money matters too and don’t hand over the reins of your finances to someone else. There’s a chance you may fall prey to seduction or be ripped off if you’re not aware of what’s going on.
Aquarius rules all kind of joint financial transactions, such as mortgages, savings and debt, inheritance, alimony, child support, etc. Aquarius is also the star sign most closely linked to technology and all things modern. You might be looking at new ways of earning money or new ways of trading.
Ensure that your skills are up-to-date and you’re on top of new trends or techniques that can boost your situation. Sometimes when key planets are in Aquarius, you’re dealing with taboo matters, issues you wouldn’t normally wish to explore or talk about.
You’re not advised to play by the book or stick to the rules now, instead, you’re pushing back the boundaries and looking for original and innovative ways to lead a more unconventional life. Anything goes as you throw away the rulebook.
This month is also a time to allow yourself to dream and line up some new adventures. Explore life to the full. This is because the personal planets begin to move into Pisces and your fellow water sign from mid-month onwards.
Venus moves here on the 10th, followed by Mercury and the Sun on the 18th. You want to explore new options and you’re wise to expand your horizons in some shape or form. Pisces rules travel and study in your horoscope. It’s linked to a romantic perspective, whether you’re into music, art, poetry or any activity that gives your life meaning and purpose.
You may be more than ready to get away in the second half of the month and go somewhere new, to gain a fresh perspective on your life. Travel and romance come together, especially near the 21st when love planet Venus teams up with Neptune.
There’s a dreamy quality to this combination and it’s a strong month to line up some new experiences for you and a partner. Move away from the humdrum, the every day and actively seek out adventure.
There may be times when your daydreaming takes over and you find it hard to deal with the stresses of daily life. The middle of the month could be most challenging in this respect when action planet Mars clashes with Neptune on the 17th. If you’re disillusioned with your routine or lifestyle, this could be an unsettling period for you.
Ideally, with Pisces strong in February, use this astrological phase to bring more inspiration into your world, whether you follow a spiritual path, you travel and immerse yourself in new cultures or you channel your creative imagination into learning and knowledge.