Monthly Readings for Cancer Sun, Moon & Rising

Planet Waves Monthly Horoscope for September 2023 | Go To All Signs
By Eric Francis Coppolino

Cancer (June 21-July 22) — The unease you feel may be about how professional aspirations and chaos are co-mingled. If I translate out of the chart symbols, it could feel a little like: If I really do this, if I become known for what I am good at and receive recognition for my accomplishments, what will I unleash? Such is enough to lead many people not to reach upward, and to hide their light under the proverbial bushel. It’s the perfect formula for “I will succeed, but only so much.” There is another influence that is motivating you, and that is the need to stand out and be different. To tap this power requires your willingness to stand out and stand apart; to be known for what is yours alone. If you find this appealing, I suggest you go on a hunt for all that is distinct about you; all that is truly your own. You will see places in the environment — jammed and overwhelmed though it may be — where you will discover there are things nobody else is doing. Face it, the world is not all that original; most people are jumping someone else’s train, rehashing ideas, and doing what is already popular. This leaves you with a lot of room to grow.

Planet Waves Monthly Horoscope for August 2023 | Go To All Signs
By Eric Francis Coppolino

Cancer (June 21-July 22) — This is an important time for you to get your finances in order, and I suggest you leave no stone unturned. Look for forgotten or delayed matters, and resolve them, or set up a fast-action plan for doing so. Pluto has temporarily returned to your opposite sign Capricorn, which has the feeling of resolving old business. When it returns to Aquarius early next year, you will be grateful to have removed various stumbling blocks from your path, which also means having a neat and tidy accounting of where your money comes from and where it goes. Venus retrograde in your 2nd solar house Leo is saying “reduce, reduce, reduce,” which means unnecessary or redundant expenditures. Let this be a high-focus task while the planets are perfectly aligned for it to happen and while you’re under no special pressure to make the changes. The entire digital world is set up to skim money from everyone and everything. It’s also set up to skim energy, talent, time, attention and ideas. So tighten up your valves on all of these things, so that you have the resources available to devote to what you actually want and need. Cut what does not serve you and invest thoughtfully in everything that does.

Planet Waves Monthly Horoscope for July 2023 | Go To All Signs
By Eric Francis Coppolino

Cancer (June 21-July 22) — Your solar chart is a map to how you can integrate yourself into the good works going on around you, and invite people into what you’re doing. There’s a delicate balance necessary here, and it’s becoming more difficult to find — which is energy exchange. That means mutual support and investment.

The ethics of the internet have largely taken over physical life, including lots of getting something for nothing. Nobody needs this; it’s terrible for the world, and for self-respect. Negotiating a relationship where everyone benefits is not always easy, and many are off-put by the discussion. Therefore, first, look for the places where it comes naturally and emphasize those relationships. Second, look for the places where there is an imbalance and address that directly, if tactfully. Living an ethical life is not quid pro quo. It cannot be.

However, such is a substitute for understanding that everything exists in an ecosystem. You must create your own, based on solid principles and with some sense of urgency. What you are doing can serve many people; and there are others in a similar position. Your quest is to determine who has the intelligence to respond in a way that dependably builds the world and holds it together.

Planet Waves Monthly Horoscope for June 2023 | Go To All Signs
By Eric Francis Coppolino

Cancer (June 21-July 22) — It’s rare that you wake up and find yourself in a whole new environment. Maybe you’ve had the experience of moving cities with no special plan, and waking up that first morning realizing you can create your life in a whole new way. Well, the cosmos has moved around you. Whole new territories of your life have opened up and been illuminated over the past few weeks. 

If you’re the kind of Cancer who stays home a lot, now is the time to get yourself outside. You will find the previously extremely strange social environment to be different from what you remember, but more welcoming than it’s been the past few years. You will need to take the initiative and walk out the door; check events calendars and find something interesting; and be open to meeting new people — that is a choice. Your inherent makeup prefers what is familiar and settled in the social aspect of your life, as well as the domestic one. 

You will continue to enter environments that have been deeply affected by the impact of technology. This is inevitable; everyone has. Your interests are what is tactile, warm, emotional and recognizably human. If you keep those senses open, it will be easier to notice who else is doing so. The question is not whether people are technologically obsessed, but whether they are consumers or creators. And if they are creators, how awake are they? How passionate? How conscious of their potential impact are they? How devoted to understanding their world and its interrelations? Thinking about these things will help you take your philosophy of life to a new level. And as you do, you will find little pockets of affinity — intelligent people who consciously create their world.

“Conversations Between.” Photo by Lanvi Nguyen.

Planet Waves Monthly Horoscope for May 2023 | Go To All Signs
By Eric Francis Coppolino

Cancer (June 21-July 22) — If you are in any way feeling overwhelmed, put it in writing. This will help you process your emotions, and also turn them into a form of inspiration. In a similar way, put into language your ideas and plans.

The common theme is grounding, by which I mean translating into physical form, located in space and time. The free-floating nature of thoughts and feelings finds a fairly easy remedy in written language. Meanwhile, there is good news in that changes to your social environment are on the way. It’s almost as if your circle of friends is molting — shedding its previous container — to make room for something much more nourishing to you.

The past year of Jupiter in Aries has done much to elevate your visibility and even your status in the world. Yet it’s a separate step to experience the benefits. This month’s lunar eclipse in Taurus will remind you of what you do not need or want, and give you the impetus to let go of them. This will free up time and bandwidth for many tangible possibilities. Emphasize the social above all else, because it’s the hub of all good things. One thing that’s always been true about you is that you’re happiest among people who share your core values. It will help if you know what they are. Some people prefer to associate with others who make as much money as they do, or who have similar advanced degrees. Your truth is deeper.

You are making important discoveries about what truly matters to you, and to make that real, being with people you resonate with will be helpful. You will love discovering how little this has to do with appearances. Beauty in all forms emerges from the inside out.

“Luminous Perseverance.” Painting by Lanvi Nguyen.

Planet Waves Monthly Horoscope for April 2023 | Go To All Signs
By Eric Francis Coppolino

Cancer (June 21-July 22) — Be aware of your emotional currents and riptides. Work with them rather than against them. Mars in your sign is something you haven’t experienced for a while, and it comes after seven months of what may have felt as no Mars at all. By this, I mean that for all these months, Mars in Gemini has been floating around a kind of blind spot, having mostly the effect of churning up your doubts and insecurities. This went on for so long that you forgot that you really do have confidence, especially when you need it. It would be challenging to come up with an example of a more frustrating aspect than what’s gone on the past seven months, because Mars in such a state compromises your will and your ability to make decisions. I reckon that is a lot easier now, and you may recognize that the missing piece was confidence. Any delays may have served you well, and it’s better to wait and make a decision that you have faith in, rather than one that you do not. And this is very much a time for decisions, as a diversity of planets arc across the most powerful and expressive angle of your chart — Aries and your 10th solar house. Jupiter alone would be enough to put you into a position where your decisions impact others, and can shape the future, and also reflect on your reputation. There are also the Sun, Chiron and Eris in Aries. And Mars is pushing matters along, making decisions inevitable; yet what you decide is up to you. Just keep choosing, and keep going.

“Soft-Motion At The Center.” Photo by Lanvi Nguyen.

Planet Waves Monthly Horoscope for March 2023 | Go To All Signs
By Eric Francis Coppolino

Cancer (June 21-July 22) — On the long list of unusual events of March 2023, one of them happens in your sign: Mars shows up, entering Cancer on the 25th. Everything else seems to change before then: Saturn will have already entered Pisces, Pluto will already be in Aquarius, and much else will have happened. Yet you must bide your time, which does not mean to wait, but rather to abide in your time. Live fully, meet the challenges that are arriving, and take nothing on belief.

For you, the real fireworks are going on in your house of professional reputation. You are in an extremely bold and pioneering time in your working life; what you’re experiencing now may be the culmination of many years of effort and personal development. Embrace the moment fully and do what you are called to do — one is fortunate to experience a calling as such, and even more blessed if they have the ability to respond. Whatever this may be about, you can trust that you are uniquely (in the real sense of that word) gifted, able and hopefully willing to be present and available. Your challenges may seem larger than life, and certainly larger than you.

Don’t worry about that; your reality is an expression of who you are, and you will never be asked to do more than you’re capable of. True strength is the ability to grow into your potential by rising to every occasion that presents itself to you. I will leave you with two thoughts. There is an important matter where you are missing key information; you will have more clarity around mid-month. Just hold a space open for that revelation. Second, do not let anyone, particularly women, drag you into conflict. Bob, weave, delay and diffuse until they run out of energy. If someone presents you with the opportunity to go blow-for-blow, it’s a trap. 

“Aquarius Into Pisces. Expression No.005.” Mixed-Medium Art by Lanvi Nguyen.

Planet Waves Monthly Horoscope for February 2023 | Go To All Signs
By Eric Francis Coppolino

Cancer (June 21-July 22) — You may be starting to feel what you were not quite aware of the past few months, which includes fear, desire and anger. Yet these are also a demonstration of energy moving within you. It matters less what you feel, and more that you do feel, and then notice what that is. I suggest you not assume that any emotional sensation is correct, or giving you valid information. Rather, it would be helpful to tack a question mark onto your inner sensations, and ask yourself, what is this about? And where Mars is concerned, the essential question is, what do I want? You may be surprised at the degree to which that question can blot out emotions on the fear/anger scale, by converting them into something tangible that you can act on. With Mars moving through the cryptic 12th place in your chart (Gemini) and heading for an equally cryptic square to Neptune, the question mark is your best friend. This will be especially true if you direct the questions toward yourself. When something is bothering you, ask what it really is. Do not assume it’s what you think; that’s the point of asking. You are fortunate in that you have plenty to aspire to. So far as I can tell, many of the people around you do not have a concept of a better life, much less accomplishing something relevant. You have both. And as Venus and the Sun move into your fellow water sign Pisces, the future will seem even more tangible. Let that give you the motivation to live the best life you can today.

“Light Touches Carries Notes.” Photo by Lanvi Nguyen.

Planet Waves Monthly Horoscope for January 2023 | Go To All Signs
By Eric Francis Coppolino

Cancer (June 21-July 22) — You have your relationship and partnership options open at the moment. It may not seem like it, in the midst of our current social ice age, but it’s true. This is about more than romantic opportunities, though those are on the horizon. If you are seeking collaborators of any kind, now is the time to send out the word. Some people already present in your environment may be open to additional possibilities. Note carefully what people are interested in (based on what they do, and to some extent on what they say), and learn what skills they may have. Be sure to focus your own ideas prior to the discussion, at least to the degree where you know what you’re looking for. Aside: we are at the southern solstice, and this is always a time of year where you both feel the pressure and rise to the occasion. With the Sun now in Capricorn, this is a fulcrum moment for you. Decisions count for more. The actions you take count for more. This is an important moment to have your priorities, your plans and your personal needs as clear as possible in your mind. The universe seems to be offering you human connection, and also some of the help that you’ve been asking for. Pay attention and do your best to form trusting and compassionate bonds with others. Community should begin in your kitchen. 

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