Cancer April 2018 Horoscope: Love, Money & Career


This is always going to be an important month for having your professional hat on, with the Sun always spending the first three weeks of April in your career sector. Yet while this is more important than ever, there is also a lot less urgency and there is none of the constant rush and pressure on the job front. It was on the 18th March that Mars not only left your work sector, but wrapped up over three years of near continuous planetary activity. There is no longer that need to have your work hat on 24/7.

Uranus, who has been in your career sector since 2010 is leaving next month, with his last full week bringing a need to have your professional hat on 24/7. However, your work sector rules what occupies you on a daily basis, where in your career sector Uranus’ focus is on leaving you with an authentic sense of direction. With Mercury in retrograde motion here until the 15th April and then not leaving until the 14th May, two days before Uranus leaves this is an important professional month, but not an urgent one.

It is on the 20th April that the Sun will leave your career sector and join Venus in a social and serendipitous part of your chart. Venus returned here on the 31st March, so your social life is already calling your name from the get go. At the same time, with Jupiter in his first full month in retrograde motion in a playful part of your chart, life can’t be all work and no play. A Full Moon underway on the 1st April can work to your advantage, bringing work/life balance reminders from the get go.

Love 2017Cancer April 2018 Love Horoscope

Powerful forces in play on the romantic and relationship fronts become even more empowered this month, but they also begin to work more in harmony. With Jupiter making his first visit to your romantic sector in 12 years and Saturn his first visit to your relationship sector in three decades, this was always going to be an important year on both fronts. However, Jupiter’s retrograde turn last month separated the romantic and relationship agenda, with matters of the heart and all things romantic turning their attention to the past, while your relationships continued to focus on the future and the journey ahead.

Mars’ return to your relationship sector last month even energised that march forward. Mars, warrior planet of the cosmos will spend the whole of April here and not leaving until mid May, will continue to energise your relationships, as well as continuing to look to the future. Yet on the 18th April Saturn will turn retrograde in your relationship sector and just five days later, Pluto will turn retrograde here on the 23rd April. On the 25th April, just two days after Pluto’s retrograde turn Venus, planet of love and guardian of your relationships will return to a nostalgic part of your chart, where she will begin a nostalgic trip down memory lane.

By the end of the month you’ll not only have Jupiter in retrograde motion in your romantic sector and Saturn and Pluto in retrograde motion in your relationship sector, but Venus in a nostalgic part of your chart, completing the near total focus on both the romantic and relationship fronts on the past. While Mars will remain in direct motion until he leaves your relationship sector next month, he will retrograde back two months later, while Saturn and Pluto are still in retrograde motion. The love and relationship gods are starting a long and important association with the past.

Money 2017Cancer April 2018 Money Horoscope

With the lunar nodes in your two money houses, this was always going to be a year where there would need to be a balance between money coming in and money going out. However, the money gods seem to have worked out a system whereas they are taking turns. For the first two months of the year, there was a lot of planetary activity in your financial sector, as is always the case at that time of year. This was also when there was a total lunar eclipse in your income sector and a solar eclipse in your friendship sector, both caused by having the lunar nodes here.

Mars’ return to your financial sector next month will see money matters come to the fore again, but for now, it is the turn of income matters and the timing couldn’t be better. Unlike the South Node in your financial sector, where there will be no planetary activity until Mars returns next month, Ceres has been with the North Node in your income sector since last September. However, in retrograde motion since last December, income matters have taken a back seat. Ceres’ direct turn last month changed that.

Ceres is not only spending her first full month in direct motion in your income sector but just as things are coming together on the career front. Venus, planet of money only left your career sector on the 31st March, having spent the last 24 days of March fuelling your professional confidence, attracting opportunities and steering things in a lucrative direction. With the Sun in your career sector until the 20th April, Mercury all month and Uranus in his last full month there, there is plenty of support for Ceres as she works to get income matters moving.

Career 2017Cancer April 2018 Career Horoscope

The focus is always on your professional game at this time of year, but missing is the rush mentality and that constant feeling of being busy that has dogged you for the last three years. You’re used to being busy at certain times of the year, especially in the final and early weeks of each year, but not all year. It was Saturn’s return to your work sector in December 2014 that turned this into an all year push, something that only ended when Mars left on the 18th March. While the Sun will always spend the first three weeks of April in your career sector, this year this is minus that constant work load and push.

Yet because of that you have learned to work smarter and also what it means to put everything you have into everything you do. When the going gets tough, if you need to put in long hours or even pull an all nighter, you know how to suck it up and just get on with it. Fortunately that won’t be required very often moving forward and hopefully not at all, but the real benefits will come when lucky Jupiter returns to your work sector in November. Until then pay attention to what your emotional, intuitive and imaginative responses are telling you, as the Moon moves through from the 4th April the 7th April.

In the meantime, Venus’ departure from your career sector on the 31st March has left you with a clear sense of what you want to accomplish, but there is a push, especially over the weekend to pull back. It is a Full Moon over Easter that will police a need for work/life balance. That shouldn’t be too hard, for with Mercury in retrograde motion in your career sector until the 15th April and the Sun not leaving until the 20th April, this brings a chance to regroup. With Uranus and Mercury both leaving next month, a slower pace throughout the month will suit the professional gods.

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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.