June 21 – July 22
Solar Chart House Transits
If you know your Ascendant and/or Moon Sign, read that, too.
Cancer reading and planetary transits for
the week of September 1, 2013.
MOON IN SECOND
At this time second house considerations may be tinged with
emotion and we may feel much attached to our possessions. But
more likely, our possessions and income level may be an
attempt to fill some emotional void.
Of course, Cancer, no one wants to feel financially destitute,
but we should examine the underlying motivation behind
spending and acquisition at this time. What do these
acquisitions represent to us on an unconscious level? This is
not usually a good time to go on an emotional spending spree,
but could be good for finding out what it is we are really
trying to buy with our spending.
MOON IN THIRD
September 4, 2013
When the Moon transits the third house we may expect our
communications with others to take on emotional overtones.
This may help us to communicate on a deeper feeling level with
those close to us. This could be particularly useful in
Siblings may come into play here, Cancer, and if we experience
problems we should be sure that these issues do not stem from
sibling rivalry from our past. Clear the air, but do so gently
if you do experience such difficulties. This does not mean
there will be a problem, but you should be aware just in case.
Unconscious habit patterns of response could create a problem
if we speak before we think, Cancer. This most often shows
up in relations with people we have contact with on a regular
basis. Sometimes, in these instances, we react on "auto-pilot"
and can inadvertently cause friction with those in our daily
MOON IN FOURTH
September 6, 2013
This indicates a time when we are in "home-body" mode and a
time when we may withdraw to our homes to relax or to do some
puttering around the house. We can, and should, use this time
for self-examination. The fourth house is one of the houses
associated with the subconscious/unconscious mind as well as
our past – the home we grew up in. This could be an aid to
reviewing our past, Cancer, and to determine how much
influence this still has on us today.
We may not wish to be alone right now, but a little bit of
solitude at this time is often beneficial. We do not have to
spend all of our time alone, however, as this is also a good
time to interact with the family. You will probably want to
feel more emotionally connected now.
Since the Moon is connected to habitual behavior and the
fourth house is representative of our early home life, this is
a good time for self-examination. If we discover problems this
is a good time to correct them, so do attempt to set aside
some time for yourself, Cancer.
This is the Moon's natural house and the natural sign on this
house is Cancer. This should remind us that even though we
may want to be emotionally connected at this time, we should
avoid the negative side of this which is clinging to those we
love. People that feel suffocated often have a desire to flee.
The fourth house was traditionally linked to the mother,
although some associate this house with the less dominant
parent today. So this may indicate a time when we have closer
contact with this parent. Although this is a neutral
manifestation, it might indicate clearing up a problem from
the past or merely a time when we feel a closer bond with
MOON IN FIFTH
September 8, 2013
With the Moon transiting the fifth house we are likely to see
greater emotional intensity in our intimate relationships.
This is fine as long as we remember to avoid becoming overly
possessive. Romance may, however, be a rich and rewarding
emotional experience for you, Cancer. Just be sure to remember
that they are your emotions and not your partner's that you
are feeling. You may want to check to see if they feel the
The fifth house is also considered the house of children and
they may take on even greater significance now as the
nurturing qualities of the Moon seek expression. The caution,
Cancer, is to not be overly-protective to the point of
Artistic/creative self-expression could be a source for
emotional outlet at this time. The Moon has been observed to
be prominent in the charts of writers. Maybe you want to
consider starting that novel you have been thinking about?
However, lunar transits are fast so you will need far more
indications than this transit to finish the work. But any
creative hobby could prove to be an emotionally gratifying
outlet at this time.
MOON IN SIXTH
September 11, 2013
The Moon may not feel too comfortable here in the house of
health and work and service to others. We may feel the need to
smother our emotions in the work environment, but this should
not take on the proportions of emotional repression. We all
have emotions; we just need to learn to express them in an
appropriate manner and this is certainly important in our
Lunar transits are so rapid that you probably will not
experience a health problem, Cancer, but this should point out
to all of us the connection between body and mind. Repressed
emotions can lead to health problems if we continually swallow
our emotions. Deal with the issues appropriately, Cancer, and
you minimize risks to your health over the long-haul.
At this time we may feel a closer bond with co-workers. If we
do experience problems at work now, we should check our
responses and see if there is any connection to our past that
may be influencing us to respond inappropriately.
MOON IN SEVENTH
September 13, 2013
When the Moon transits the seventh house we will see
relationships imbued with even more emotionalism than usual.
This need not be negative, Cancer, but often is due to our own
insecurities and habitual unconscious reaction patterns which,
during this time, may be used against us. If faced with
relationship difficulties at this time, be certain that
reaction patterns are not linked to the past and clouding the
Emotional intensity will usually mark this transit, Cancer,
for good or ill. Dealings with our loved ones may be on a
much deeper level as long as we avoid possessiveness, but
dealings with enemies will be emotionally charged as well.
Most of us have a desire for relationships with others, but
we should all endeavor to find security within ourselves.
This can take the pressure off our relationships as we then
enter into them through desire rather than need. We will
normally desire more closeness with our loved ones now, but
this also gives us the opportunity to examine our motives
concerning these relationships.
MOON IN EIGHTH
September 15, 2013
The eighth house is Pluto's natural house and one of the
keywords for Pluto is intensity. This will intensify the
emotional reactions of the Moon during this transit. Added to
this we have some very emotionally charged issues represented
in the eighth house – money and sex = power. Remember also,
Cancer, that this is one of the houses of the unconscious and
responses here, as with the Moon, may be linked to our past.
This could manifest as emotionally gratifying unions with our
intimate partners, but sometimes these issues can lead to
difficulties. If problems should arise, Cancer, we should
attempt to look within ourselves for these answers instead of
immediately placing the blame on others. The emotionally
charged issues of sex and money can act as doorways or
catalysts to self-examination of our expectations and needs.
This could act as an aid to transformation – another keyword
for Pluto. This transformation could help us to feel more
control over our responses, Cancer, and actually that is all
we can control anyway.
SUN IN THIRD
The third house represents communication, our immediate
environment, siblings, close relatives, neighbors, early
education and so forth. At this time, communications with
these people may become energized in some way. Short journeys
are included in the third house so we may be doing a bit more
traveling at this time as well. Cancer, you may also consider
studying a new subject or take advantage of continuing
education for some reason. Communication could include
writing or possibly electronic communications of some sort.
Some consider the third house to be associated with commerce,
so we might also see more activity here.
MERCURY IN THIRD
This is one of Mercury's natural houses, the other being the
sixth house, so Mercury may operate with a bit more intensity
Communications of all sorts will be amplified, Cancer, and
this would include communications with siblings, neighbors
and close relatives. Some astrologers link the third house
with commerce, so communications or planning along these
lines may come into focus as well.
The third house is associated with the immediate environment,
so we may experience more short-distance travel at this time,
Cancer. Early education is symbolized here, so we may adopt
new intellectual pursuits now, or possibly communicate to
others our newfound interests.
MERCURY IN FOURTH
September 9, 2013
The fourth house concerns our domestic scene, the home we grew
up in, our past, the home we wish to make for ourselves as
adults, and the less dominant parent in our lives. Mercury
transits of the fourth house will focus our attention on the
domestic scene, so we may experience a desire to withdraw from
the outer world to examine this area of our lives. This need
not be negative, Cancer, it is just that presently we tend to
be focused on more personal concerns, especially those
concerning our family and the past.
If you should experience a problem, Cancer, it may be prudent
to see if this has a connection to your past in some way. If
so, this could be the key to resolving any issues that may
Contact or communication with the parent symbolized by this
house may also be part of our focus now, Cancer. This may
indicate a degree of ease in our communications with this
parent during this transit.
VENUS IN FOURTH
The fourth house represents the domestic sphere; the home we
grew up in, the home we wish to make for ourselves as adults,
the past, and the less influential parent in our development.
The transit of Venus through the fourth house indicates a time
when we can really relax at home or may be a time when we may
want to throw a party and invite our friends into our homes.
This might also be a time, Cancer, to decide to remodel our
home. Even though we may not undertake the work now, as we
may feel too peaceful, it may be a good time to plan future
renovations. Whether we throw a party or spruce up the house,
we should be cautious of over-indulgence and over-spending.
This may indicate an easy time with our parents, Cancer, and
particularly the parent represented by this house. This could
be an indication of a good time to take a vacation with our
parents and family, or possibly have them come visit us for
VENUS IN FIFTH
September 11, 2013
The fifth-house interests include romance, children, artistic/
creative self-expression, financial speculation and gambling.
This is the area of the chart where we like to play.
When Venus transits here, Cancer, we may be a bit more
interested than usual in having a good time. We may have an
interest in expressing ourselves creatively, at least at the
level of a hobby. As usual though, Venus may not afford the
drive to do anything seriously long-term if we do not have the
drive, as Venus in the fifth house indicates our primary
interest is to enjoy ourselves.
This is also a time when we may enjoy our children more than
usual. We should get along with children quite well now and
feel more loving toward them.
Where creativity is concerned, Cancer, if we are not
creatively inclined ourselves this could indicate a time
when we are more capable of appreciating the creativity of
others, usually in the form of music or art.
Financial speculation could bring monetary gain now as could a
little gambling but, as with all Venus transits, it would be
wise to be careful about expenditures along these lines as you
could always lose.
Romance is normally given a boost with this transit, Cancer,
and quite often we are more romantically and socially
inclined than usual. If we are already involved, this could
indicate a time when we are more romantic with our partner.
MARS IN SECOND
At this time material possessions and money issues may take up
a good deal of our interest and we may feel frustrated or
energetic in our approach to these issues now. If we feel we
need more, we are likely to put a good deal of energy into
acquiring more of what we want. If we feel our possessions are
adequate, we may put them to use for gaining even more,
perhaps by expanding a current venture and so forth. Spending
now may not be wise unless we keep the impatience of Mars in
check, Cancer. This may be a time when we spend merely to
gratify our ego, so be aware of this tendency and avoid
uselessly squandering your resources now.
Personal values are also a second-house issue and this may be
a time to share these values, as well as our assets, with
others. Be careful in your approach to this as it could lead
to clashes. Others have a right to their value system, too.
At this time you can put a good deal of energy into second-
house concerns, Cancer. The caution is to examine the
motivation behind using this energy and avoid thoughtlessly
squandering what we have and depleting our resources.
Some personal talent or gift we have may also be brought into
play now that might be financially beneficial to us. Whatever
the case, Cancer, be sure to keeps Mars' energy in check and
you can use it to further your second-house concerns
JUPITER IN FIRST
This is generally a good time for pursuing personal interests.
We will seem more confident and generous and this magnanimous
spirit quite often draws the support we need with very little
effort on our part. This is the beginning of a growth cycle
for us, Cancer, as well as indicating a phase when we are
learning and what we learn, and the people we attract to us,
can prove to be quite beneficial indeed.
We tend to make a favorable impression on others now, Cancer,
and this marks a time when most people will feel rather self-
confident. We should avoid selfishness now, but for most
people this will not be a problem, as this transit usually
indicates a time when most people feel rather generous. And
when others see this inclination in us, Cancer, it tends to
cause them to look upon us favorably, thereby earning their
trust and support.
Barring any conflicting transits this is, for most people, a
time of greater equilibrium when we can draw people and
resources to ourselves with greater ease. This is because of
our self-confidence and openness to others, Cancer, as well
as our generosity. Although the first house is more of a
personal-interest area of the chart, our willingness to be
open with others and our sense of generosity often brings us
the support of others that ultimately benefits us on a
Keep in mind this is one of the Jupiter transits often
associated with unwanted weight gain!
SATURN IN FIFTH
I tend to refer to the fifth house as representing how we like
to play. Saturn obviously is not conducive to play, but rather
to where we need to put forth effort and apply ourselves. With
this in mind, Cancer, we should not expect to be feeling too
playful with this transit.
We may be called upon to put forth effort where any fifth-
house issue is concerned. Children could be more burdensome
now for any number of reasons. This could include their
health, college tuition, or perhaps we are just having
problems relating to them now.
This is also the house of gambling and financial speculation.
Needless to say, Cancer, since Saturn requires effort to
prosper, this is not normally considered a good time for such
activities. There is the distinct possibility that you could
lose your shirt!
Where Saturn pertains to romance, this is often an indication
of a larger than normal age difference between the persons in
question. Also, these affairs may be fraught with difficulties
but could prove to be opportunities for us to learn something
about ourselves. These relationships may also be more somber,
but have the added attraction of being formed on
practicalities. This may not sound particularly romantic, but
does add to the possibility of an enduring union if we can get
over the hurdles.
The fifth house is also the house of artistic/creative self-
expression. Now, admittedly, we may not be all that
enthusiastic about tackling something we consider fun right
now. But if we have been considering expressing ourselves in
this manner, this transit can give us the discipline to master
the basics so that we can give ourselves a strong foundation
for our endeavors later. That is to say, Cancer, the hard work
can be accomplished now so that our efforts at creativity will
become easier and much more enjoyable in the future.
We may not feel all that sociable at this time, but we should
avoid this tendency when we can. Saturn, just as Jupiter does,
can offer us learning experiences. The difference is that
Jupiter symbolizes learning with ease, whereas Saturn requires
us to put forth effort in order to benefit from this
influence. If we isolate ourselves we may spare ourselves the
conflict inherent with interacting with others, but we also
fail to allow ourselves the opportunity to learn more about
ourselves, and others, that we gain through interacting with
This transit may not be very pleasant but, as with all the
transits of Saturn, the ultimate goal is to direct our
attention to where we can learn something. This is how Saturn
encourages us to teach ourselves and through this process add
to our sense of inner-security.
URANUS IN TENTH
Retrograde July 17 Until December 17, 2013
Tenth-house issues include our professional life, career, and
how we wish to be seen in the public eye. With this transit, Cancer,
we want to be in touch with our unconscious in this regard as
anything we fail to acknowledge or deal with that is bothering
us could potentially cause problems in this area now.
For some people, Cancer, this transit can prove to be extraordinarily
beneficial in our career and public life. New opportunities
may become available to us, seemingly from out of the blue.
This may indicate a time of initiating new endeavors
professionally or new methods to improve productivity and
efficiency. This might indicate a promotion or rise to power
and more authority.
This could, however, for some natives, indicate a fall from
grace. Events may catch up with us seemingly from out of
nowhere. We may clash with authority figures now or lose or
leave our jobs. This may be an indication of striking out into
a whole new field of endeavor and, although risky, this may be
what we need to do if we want to be happier in the long run.
Uranus is attempting to get us to examine this area of our
lives and to be honest with ourselves, Cancer. If our job has become
deadening, or we work under what we feel are repressive
conditions, the urge for change in this area will be strong
now. Be honest with yourself, for if change is called for it
is likely to be much less disruptive if we initiate the change
ourselves rather than have fate thrust it upon us.
URANUS RETROGRADE TRANSITS
This is a favorable time to observe the changes in the world
around you and to assess the impact these changes may have
upon you on a personal level. This period of review may help
you to adjust your course if the changes taking place around
you seem to be impeding your progress, or may block it in the
future. Observe and plan for now and postpone any changes
until Uranus turns direct again.
NEPTUNE IN NINTH
Retrograde Until November 13, 2013
The ninth house is considered the house of higher education,
among other things. With Neptune's transit of this house, the
education is often in the sphere of religion, metaphysics, or
our own personal philosophy about life.
Now we tend to be questioning our attitudes and perspectives
we previously held and opening ourselves to differing
viewpoints along these lines. We may feel a sense of loss of
equilibrium now because what we once held valid may no longer
suit our purposes, but these new perspectives entering our
lives now may not seem concrete enough to replace them.
This is a time for patience, Cancer, as we might be feeling insecure
in this area now and experiencing a bit of instability
concerning these issues in our lives. We can open ourselves to
a much broader philosophy of life if we allow these different
perspectives into our lives now. This transit, as all of
Neptune’s transits, takes several years so there is no rush at
coming to conclusions now.
Remember, Cancer, that even though your views may change, other people
are still entitled to their beliefs; when this transit is over
try to avoid the pitfall of pushing your new-found perspective
NEPTUNE RETROGRADE TRANSITS
This is a time when we are advised to try to tune into our
unconscious mind and examine what we find lying there. Assess
your fears or any illusions you may be laboring under and try
to ground them in reality in order to deal with them more
effectively. Anything that leaves us feeling we are in a state
of confusion should be dealt with also. Assess also if this
may be connected to what is going on in the world around you.
Endeavor to use your energy in a positive and productive
manner and avoid escapism of any sort. Although Neptune is
nebulous, we need to strive for clarity now in order to keep
from deceiving ourselves and to deal with any issues
confronting us in a practical manner.
PLUTO IN SEVENTH
Retrograde Until September 20, 2013
This is another transit where Pluto's intensity and
transformative powers will influence our relationships. In
marriage this may indicate that hidden tensions come boiling
to the surface and have to be dealt with now. This could be a
similar situation in business partnerships as well. These
relationships may need to be transformed and could involve
some rather intense power struggles. Some relationships may
end during this time but those that survive will be stronger
for the effort.
Consultants of any type may have a transformative influence on
us now and if we are experiencing difficulties, this could be
a good time to seek out the advice of such individuals. We may
be more open to their influence now and their counsel may
prove highly beneficial during these trying times.
This is also the house of open enemies, Cancer, and these could become
particularly vexing at this time. Be as prepared as possible
for any and all tactics to be used against you by such people
now. Do not, however, resort to similar tactics in
retaliation. Pluto’s energy can get out of hand now, and by
using underhanded tactics we may open the floodgates for
similar tactics to be used on us in return. This is why it is
imperative with Pluto transits to keep our dealings aboveboard.
Besides, those using dastardly tactics against us may very well
have them backfire on them if you refuse to take the bait and
keep to the moral high ground. Also, it may be wise to avoid
court cases now if at all possible.
This transit can teach us much about how we deal with others
if we allow it to do so, Cancer. Take personal responsibility now for
how others respond to you. You may not be as blameless as it
would at first appear. Pluto is related to the eighth house,
which is one of the houses of the unconscious. Perhaps we are
causing people to respond to us in a hostile manner in ways
we may not even be aware of.
PLUTO RETROGRADE TRANSITS
As usual with any retrograde planetary motion, this is a time
to step back and review our endeavors and to reassess what
direction we are taking and just what it is we wish to
accomplish. This is a favorable time to evaluate our progress
toward our goals, but also to determine how these objectives
may benefit others as well. We need to become aware of how we
not only influence our own lives, but the lives of others,
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