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Monthly Forecast

By Maria DeSimone

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Cancer Horoscope: May 2013

Embrace the Unknown

Although you start this month with your feet on the ground managing your responsibilities, you grow more reflective as the days wear on. However, it seems as if your progress is being thwarted at every turn, but your strong resolve enables you to prevail. Four planets traveling through determined Taurus and your 11th House of Long-Term Goals can make you stubborn, encouraging you to resist the pressure to change. 

However, adaptability becomes your secret weapon when magnetic Venus enters inquisitive Gemini and your 12th House of Soul Consciousness on May 9, stimulating your curiosity about spiritual practices. Meanwhile, a Taurus Solar Eclipse the same day reveals the instability of your current plans, suggesting that maintaining the status quo is no longer working.

The direction of your life is shifting, and transformations also occur on a more subconscious level as thoughtful Mercury joins visionary Jupiter and desirous Venus in your spiritual 12th House of Contemplation on May 15, followed by the Sun on May 20 and Mars on May 31. Although these planets in restless Gemini increase the noise level in your head, these are not conversations that you want to have with anyone else. 

You are given a chance to contemplate your inner journey and its impact on your daily routine when the freedom-loving Sagittarius Lunar Eclipse shakes up your 6th House of Habits on May 25. There's plenty of change in your professional world, too, as the long-lasting Uranus-Pluto square on May 20 influences your 7th House of Relationships and your 10th House of Career. This dynamic aspect isn't only about a single event, but rather the continuation of a metamorphosis that began on June 24, 2012, and lasts through March 16, 2015.

Keep in Mind This Month

You're good at hiding your evolving feelings behind your protective outer shell. While you're actively working on your issues, others may be fooled by your apparent stillness.

Key Dates for Cancer

May 9-11: Up in the Air

An easygoing Taurus New Moon is usually quite stabilizing, but on May 9 a Solar Eclipse in your 11th House of Community indicates a sudden shift in your social life. Even if everything seems to be fine with your friends, trouble may be brewing -- especially if you don't agree with your peers about an important issue. Your unwillingness to negotiate stems from five planets gathering in fixed Taurus and your future-minded 11th house. Fortunately, a creative quintile between communicator Mercury and altruistic Neptune allows you to make a deal that works for everyone. A focused Mercury-Sun conjunction on May 11 aligns your words with your will, enabling you to say exactly what you mean.

SUPER NOVA DAYS

May 20-25: Yell Fire!

Your words spill over with urgency as the revolutionary Uranus-Pluto square blasts articulate Mercury on May 20. Although powerful people are in your life to help you evolve now, Mercury's awkward aspect to Pluto means that you might not know what to say to them. Meanwhile, Mercury's easy sextile to uncontainable Uranus provokes you to make sudden exclamations that overstate your beliefs. You may find a gentler voice on May 24 when Mercury conjuncts lyrical Venus in your 12th House of Inner Peace. However, the Sagittarius Full Moon Eclipse on May 25 reignites your unexpressed fears of the unknown as it squares otherworldly Neptune. Remember that you're currently in a long-term process of change and it's not necessary yet to have all the answers.

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