Saturn is retrograde for approximately four and a half months each year and begins its retrograde period today, dear Cancer. This cycle is an essential and helpful time for changing your perspective about your responsibilities, reviewing, and editing endeavors or goals already in place.
The key to working with it to your advantage is to remind yourself of the work you need to do to stabilize critical areas of your life, especially your relationships since Saturn is transiting and rules your partnership sector, and to connect with this purpose.
Simplifying rather than taking on additional responsibilities makes the most sense now. This is a time for re-assessing your attachments to others related to commitments, rules, and limitations.
Your concerns about relationships may increase at the beginning of this cycle (in other words, this week) even if obligations don’t increase explicitly — this is about perspective, as you may now have a stronger sense of the limits of time and energy.
Realistic assessments can be made going forward, and you’re likely to feel less and less pressured to make them in the coming weeks. This retrograde Saturn cycle lasts until September 18th this year. Today, the Moon in your solar ninth house all day helps lift spirits.
Forming the right alliance is integral to your advancement now. Just as surely as the wrong crowd can bring you down, the best companions can help build you up. Be willing to give the same sincerity, caring, and good advice that you hope to receive from others.
It’s terrific when you’re surrounded by like-minded people whose goals are in alignment with your own. Your star rises even higher when ambitious hearts are synchronized. Demonstrate your appreciation by doing your very best.
While a balance between your personal and relationship needs will continue to be policed all year, the dynamics of that battle are starting to shift.
Until now dominant relationship forces are pulling back. Just five days after Pluto turned retrograde in your relationship sector Saturn turns retrograde here today, putting all the focus onto the past and into review mode.
At the same time support for your personal needs and growth is building and with Mars just 16 days away from his first visit to Cancer in two years, your personal power is on the rise.
Today’s Quote: “When one door of happiness closes, another opens, but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one that has been opened for us.”
Lucky Numbers: 2, 3, 11, 24, 32, 49
Daily Compatibility: Virgo