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Cancer horoscope for May 2022


This is a month with plenty of surprises and some twists that you won't see coming. The biggest surprise will be on the professional front, where after the Sun left your career sector on 20th April things are dialling back and with the dwarf planet Eris once again at the wheel, it has become more about the journey. While only a dwarf planet, Eris is the warrior princess of the cosmos and here for decades now, she is responsible for keeping your warrior and competitive spirit fuelled, though in a way that only comes out when it is needed. Things not only appear to be dialling back professionally they are or at least until Venus returns to your career sector on 3rd May.

Venus' return in itself is not a game changer, though held back by a retrograde phase and ready to make up for lost time, until she leaves on 29th May she will be on a mission to fuel your professional confidence, attract opportunities and steer things in a lucrative direction. It is what comes next that is the game changer with Jupiter, the planet of luck and expansion returning to your career sector for the first time in 11 years on 11th May. By the time Mars returns at the end of the month, this professional year will not only have caught its second wind but will be experiencing the biggest surge in over a decade.

Yet all three start the month in your sector of adventure, travel, learning and discovery and will be fighting to make their final days here count. Venus will leave on 3rd May and Jupiter on 11th May, but Mars is here until 25th May, with his passion for adventure still evident even after things start to move professionally. Helping in what is an all out effort to first gain the right balance between work and play will be a total lunar eclipse in a fun, playful, romantic and creatively charged part of your chart on 16th May. It is just five days later that the Sun will return to Gemini to begin the month long wind down of your current solar year.

Love & Romance

While this is not normally an active point in the year on the romantic front, there is not only something special in the air here this month but on the relationship front as well. While Venus, the planet of love will leave an adventurous part of your chart on 3rd May, she leaves behind Mars who will continue to add fuel to a mix of romance, passion and adventure they spent much of last month fuelling. While this is enough to keep the spirit of romance alive, what gives this additional juice is having the South Node in your romantic sector.

While the South Node has been in your romantic sector since January, it is only now that the Sun is in the right position to turn an ordinary Full Moon in your romantic sector on 16th May into a total lunar eclipse. Halfway between the Sun's last visit to your romantic sector and the next, this is a Full Moon that can always give the spirit of romance a boost and at the least active point in any year on the romantic front can break a romantic drought. As an eclipsing Full Moon this has a lot more energy and with Mars in an adventurous part of your chart until 25th May, will add even more fuel to a mix of romance, passion and adventure.

The Moon will return to your romantic sector on 14th May, giving these romantically charged lunar vibes two days to build before peaking as a lunar eclipse on 16th May. Meanwhile, Pluto's retrograde turn in your relationship sector on 30th April means that you begin the month with the focus having just shifted onto the past. Pluto turned retrograde just as Mercury, the planet of communication left your friendship sector. However, with the Sun there until 21st May and Mercury retrograding back in for a double dip visit on 23rd May, support for friendship and relationship building will remain strong as the doors open to the past and second chances.


Business & Career

That things have dialled back on the career front is expected at this time of year, especially with the Sun having left your career sector on 20th April and Mercury already been and gone by then. With the dwarf planet Eris, the warrior princess of the cosmos here for decades now, things will never go completely off the boil and your warrior and competitive spirit is always ready to respond but with the Sun gone this is the point when it can become more about the journey. However, while things have dialled back this is only temporary, with even the professional gods making the most of a chance to pause before a second and much bigger wave begins.

It starts with Venus' belated return on 3rd May. Even if this was the only thing that happened, ready to make up for lost time and able to capitalise on what the Sun and Mercury have already created, until leaving on 29th May Venus would still have made this an unexpectedly good month on the career front. Instead, this will be dwarfed just eight days later when on 11th May Jupiter, the planet of luck and expansion returns to your career sector for the first time in over a decade. With Jupiter here now until October and Mars, the planet of passion and the warrior planet of the cosmos returning on 25th May for the first time in over a decade, everything until now has just been preparation.

Even the Moon's return to your career sector from 25th May to 27th May is timely. The Moon will return on the same day as Mars, ensuring your professional instincts and imagination are fuelled as his professional passions, fighting and competitive spirit kick in. As the Moon's first visit since Jupiter's return and the last before Venus leaves on 29th May, the Moon will be here during the few days that all three will be here at the same time. Another important point in the month will be when the Moon moves through your work sector from 16th May to 19th May. As well as giving you an intuitive read on work and job matters, a friendly aspect to Venus and Jupiter in their early days in your career sector could act as a trigger on both fronts.

Money

Saturn is not known as the hard taskmaster of the cosmos for nothing and in your financial sector since December 2020 you should be well aware of any financial challenges or of where you are being asked to show up and do things the hard way. Over recent months, a parade of planets have moved through and while this has helped you to take your financial power back and provided a lot of motivation, it has also been a distraction. The faster planets that have moved through were more focused on immediate money matters, while with Saturn not leaving until March 2023 his focus is more on the long term.

It was Venus and Mars' departure last month that has left you with the will and the means to take your financial power back while it was the asteroid Juno, the queen of commitment's departure late last month that has left you with a sense of resolve. As Saturn spends his first full month back on his own in your financial sector everything is laid bare but at the same time, money matters have become more stable and settled. You know what you are dealing with, the resources you have and the experience of recent months but as Saturn slows ahead of his retrograde turn early next month there is no longer any urgency.

It is now all about staying on track. The Moon's return to your financial sector from 21st May to 23rd May will be a valuable chance to check in. As well as fuelling your financial instincts and imagination, an alignment with Saturn will help you get back on track. Meanwhile, while the Moon's return to your income sector from 7th May to 10th May was always going to come with the potential to act as a trigger, even more so because of the timing. The Moon will return just four days after Venus, the planet of money's return to your career sector on 3rd May and will leave just a day before lucky Jupiter's return on 11th May.

Health

While the month long wind down of your current solar year doesn't begin until the Sun returns to Gemini on 21st May, you will find that you can no longer get away from pushing yourself 24/7. This is not something that is likely to be a challenge, for coming with a drop in pressure you might find that you are feeling more relaxed and better able to give body, mind and soul the recovery time that they need. This could see a drop in stress, which can have a huge impact on your general sense of wellbeing. Meanwhile, the Moon's return to your health sector from 16th May to 18th May will be a valuable chance to check in with what your body is telling you.


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