View the Cancer Forecast for 2018: Work & Business


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Cancer Forecast for 2018: Work & Business

After three extremely busy years the focus dials back on both the job and career fronts this year, but to a point where there is still plenty of momentum, but a much easier pace. It was only on the 20th December 2017 that Saturn left your work sector, wrapping up a three year visit that was as hard as it needed to be, but as easy as a Saturn transit can be. Saturn is the hard taskmaster of the cosmos and he would have kept you busy. However, an alignment with Uranus in your career sector for much of that time and especially in the final year, also ensured that there was the potential for professional growth. With Saturn gone that relentless drive and need to have your work hat on 24/7 is gone, but not the potential this created. You will need to have your work hat on from the get go this year, but considering the brutal pace of the last three years, you can literally crawl into the new professional year if you wanted to. Mercury is on his own in your work sector, but having just turned direct in late December he’s moving at a crawl. At the same time, with Uranus in retrograde motion in your career sector until turning direct on the 3rd January, he’s not even at a crawl, but at a complete standstill. Make the most of this quiet start to the year, for it won’t last.

Mercury will leave your work sector on the 11th January and for the first time in over three years, there will be no planets there. However, that is just temporary, with Mars returning from the 27th January to the 18th March. Mars is a planet that makes things happen and gets things done and with Saturn having just wrapped up a three year visit, he will be working to exploit every possible advantage. It is after Mars leaves that work and job matters will operate on momentum alone, until some major developments later in the year. It is while Mars is still in your work sector that things will start moving on the career front and they will take over from where he leaves off. There is not a lot of planetary activity on the career front this year, but definitely enough to create all the momentum you need. It starts with Mercury’s return on the 6th March and will end with his departure on the 14th May. However, a lot will happen during his extended visit. It is during that time that the Sun and Venus will move through and Mercury himself will spend time in retrograde motion. On the 16th May, just two days after Mercury leaves Uranus and here since 2010, he will also leave. Uranus will return on the 7th November and the timing couldn’t be better, but it leaves you with a chance to step right back into the middle months of the year, in order to let things play out. Then, in early November everything will change. Not only will Uranus retrograde back in for a final few months in your career sector, before leaving for good next March, but on the 9th November, just two days later, Jupiter will return to your work sector. This will kick off your luckiest and most expansive year for job growth in over a decade. This is when you’ll look back and see Saturn’s three year visit as the training ground that it was.

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