Cancer August 2018 Horoscope: Love, Money & Career


There is a high chance that you might enter August with frayed nerves and you may even be in protection mode, putting up barriers to protect yourself against the next wave. Except the next wave is unlikely to come. It was the Sun’s departure from Cancer on the 23rd July that brought your birthday month to a close, while also taking away the pressure between the Sun and Saturn and Pluto in your relationship sector. Yet no sooner did any personal and/or relationship tension drop back than it may have felt like you had jumped from the frying pan into the fire.

For from the moment the Sun returned to your income sector there was financial tension. The Sun returned to find Mars on the other side of the sky in your financial sector, for the first time in 47 years. They moved into opposition just as the Moon returned ahead of a total lunar eclipse in your financial sector on the 28th July, the first here in three decades. The Moon left on the 30th July and any financial tension is already dropping back. But until Mars retrogrades back out of your financial sector on the 13th August, there is a need for balance between money coming in and money going out.

Yet as dire as this might have felt at the time, this was in fact the start of a major breakthrough, with a solar eclipse in your income sector on the 11th August turning things around. This was the push that untapped financial and income potential needed, with a chance to enjoy the benefits on the other side. In the meantime, in his first full month in direct motion in a fun, playful, romantic and creatively charged part of your chart, Jupiter is working to bring the fun and colour back into your life. With five months of the year to go, 90 percent of the challenges are now behind you.

Love 2017Cancer August 2018 Love Horoscope

Chances are, as a Moon ruled sign, personally you have been through life’s spin cycle in July, both during and after your birthday month. It is hard to see the positive when life is coming at you from all directions, which is set to make developments on the romantic and relationship front this month even more stunning. While you’ve been dealing with life, the love and relationship gods have been busy in their own corners, creating the potential for something special. The fog of war has already started to dissipate and with August in general a lot less challenging than the last few months, you’re able to enjoy what is on offer.

And what is on offer is Jupiter, in his first full month in direct motion in your romantic sector, but also in his last full month on his own. While the Sun doesn’t return until late October each year Venus, planet of love will not only return early next month, but spend the next two months there. It is when Venus and Jupiter, the planets of love and luck come together that this lucky year for love will really come into its own. There is not a lot you have to do to create this because you’re not, the love gods are. This is about opening your heart and letting this romantic wave do the rest.

On the relationship front there is something stunning happening as well. The Sun’s departure from Cancer last month did take the pressure off your relationships, but not before leaving you with a more authentic sense of what you want from your relationships and what they need from you. This means that when Mars retrogrades back in for a rare double dip visit on the 13th August, when there is an opportunity to fight for what you want and the doors open to the past, second chances and an opportunity for a do over, you’ll be ready. You have the full support of the communication gods all month.

Money 2017Cancer August 2018 Money Horoscope

The Sun will always spend the first three weeks of August in your income sector, with the solar spotlight always on your income situation, matters and options at this time of year. There is a chance that your confidence may have taken a hit in the final eight days of July, with the Sun returning to your income sector to find Mars, in your financial sector and in opposition for the first time in 47 years. Because Mars, in retrograde motion had retrograded back to the early degrees, they moved into opposition within days of the Sun’s return.

Unfortunately or fortunately as you will come to realise as this month progresses, this came just as the Sun was confronted by the first total lunar eclipse in your financial sector since 1989. Individually the Sun’s opposition with Mars and the total lunar eclipse, a clash between the Sun in your income sector and the Moon in your financial sector, can be challenging, creating financial tension. To have both at the same time may have exacerbated this, but in the process got it over with in one fell swoop.

For after that, there are no more challenges for the Sun and while financial tension is already plummeting, it should drop away completely when Mars retrogrades back out of your financial sector on the 13th August. This comes just two days after a solar eclipse in your income sector on the 11th August will balance the scales, while completing the major breakthrough that began on the lunar eclipse two weeks earlier. If the dam holding back untapped income and financial potential hasn’t already burst, this solar eclipse will deliver the charge that will open the floodgates.

Career 2017Cancer August 2018 Career Horoscope

While the professional gods themselves are relatively quiet this month, there is every reason to believe that this will be a good month, especially when it comes to earnings and income. After Eris’ retrograde turn in your career sector late last month, both planets there are in retrograde motion, with a valuable chance to pull back. Eris, in your career sector since 1926 will always turn retrograde at this time every year, as had been the case during the eight years Uranus spent here, before leaving in May.

Yet for the last three years you’ve had Saturn in your work sector, so a chance to really pull back and review your professional options and priorities was more difficult. With Jupiter returning to your work sector in early November to begin your biggest and also your busiest and most opportune year for job growth in over a decade, this review phase is invaluable. This is a chance to return to the drawing board and even rethink your options. This also puts the focus more on untapped professional potential, working with what you’ve already  created or invested.

While there is no planetary activity in your work sector and no planets driving things on the job front, by virtue of the fact that August has the potential to be a lucrative month, this could give job matters a free ride. Any movement on the job front this month, especially if it results in more money coming in, is under the influence of the money rather than the professional gods. With the Sun in your income sector until the 23rd August, a solar eclipse on the 11th August and Mercury and his smart head for money here all month, this is a ‘show me the money’ kind of month.

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Anne Macnaughtan

Anne has worked as a professional Astrologer, writing Horoscope Content for the media, public and private clients since 1997 and currently provides Horoscope Content to companies in New Zealand, Australia, USA, Canada, the United Kingdom and around the world.