Cancer August 2017 Horoscope: Love, Money & Career


When your birthday month came to a close on the 23rd July this will often bring all planetary activity in Cancer to a close for the year and that was the case last year. This year that is not the case, with two special planets staying on. I don’t believe in coincidences and because I know what’s coming, it makes absolute sense why Venus, planet of love should delay her return to Cancer this year. Venus moves through Cancer once a year, on a mission to update your romantic and relationship desires and expectations for the coming year, while also giving your heart a say in what you want in general from your new solar year.

Because Venus’ return on the 1st August comes nine days after the Sun left, her mission is a standalone one, separate to the more mundane housekeeping and resolutions that take place during a birthday month. Key to why Venus’ late return is so important, is the playful and romantically charged lunar vibes in play from the 30th July to the 2nd August. They will be in effect as Venus returns on the 1st August. This is important, for this year Venus has an important mission.

That mission is to prepare for your luckiest year for love, matters of the heart and all things fun, playful, romantic and creative, which kicks off in early October. By the time Venus leaves Cancer on the 26th July, Jupiter will be six weeks and four days away from his first visit to your romantic and creative sector in 12 years. In a month dominated by major income developments and some stunning developments across the income, work and career fronts, Venus is flying the flag for everything fun, playful, romantic and creative and close to your heart.

Love 2017Cancer August 2017 Love Horoscope

In between going to bed on the 31st July and waking up on the 1st August something magical has happened. It won’t be a thief that has stolen in during the night, unless you count the theft of a life that is all work and no play. Instead it is the planet of love that steals in during the night. Nine days after your birthday month ended Venus, planet of love finally returns to Cancer in the early hours of the month and her timing couldn’t be more perfect.

First because with the Moon in your romantic sector from the 30th July to the 2nd August, the Moon will also start with romantically charged lunar vibes in play. Talk about breaking the romantic drought in one fell swoop. If you’re into omens of things to come, then this is definitely an omen. This starts the month on a romantically charged wave, which will help make the most of Venus’ time in Cancer, but will also help the planet of love in, what for her will be a difficult challenge.

When Venus moves through Cancer each year her job is to define your romantic and relationship desires and expectations for the coming year. Pluto has been in your relationship sector since 2008, so Venus can almost do this in her sleep and she’s not telling you anything you don’t already know. The challenge Venus faces is setting your romantic expectations to impossible heights. Or so it would seem. For Venus’ job is to convince you that your luckiest year for love in over a decade is just around the corner. For just six weeks and four days after she leaves on the 26th August your luckiest year for love in over a decade really does kick off.

Money 2017Cancer August 2017 Money Horoscope

That the Sun will always spend the first three weeks of August in your income sector is about the only thing that can be considered the norm on the income front this month. The fact that you have a lunar eclipse in your financial sector on the 8th August and a total solar eclipse in your income sector on the 22nd August, is evidence that fate is at play behind the scenes. This might sound like hyperbole, but with the lunar nodes in your two money houses since May, this is the reality.

The difference this month is that when the Sun, Mercury and Mars returned to your income sector last month, they were the first planets to find the North Node here in 17 years. Or at least that was the case for the Sun and Mercury. For Mars, when he returned on the 21st August to declare war on glass ceilings, it was his first encounter with the North Node here in 36 years. Why that is important is that the North Node brings the element of fate but also destiny in play.

Since the 10th May the North Node has been creating a lucrative sense of direction and a lot of potential. But it takes planets to trigger that potential. To have the Sun, Mars and the North Node in your income sector at the same time is rare. The Sun turns the spotlight on what is developing, Mars provides the motivation to fight for what you deserve and the North Node sets the scene for what’s possible. The last time all three met up here was in 1925, 92 years ago. Yet with Mars here all month, continuous planetary activity until September 2018 and the North Node here until November 2018, this is a journey.

Career 2017Cancer August 2017 Career Horoscope

August is that month that professionally you desperately need. You might still have the same amount of work and demands on your plate and you may still work as many hours, but you are likely to find it hard to stay in the fast lane. If there is a short cut, something you can delegate, simplify or generally make it easier for yourself, you’re likely to find it. It is not that you have lost your edge and more that collectively the professional gods are making the most of a chance to catch their breath.

Fortunately this is a stunning month for income matters, with the professional gods happy for the money gods to take the wheel. If there is forward movement and new developments, this is likely to be driven by the money. What makes this a low key professional month, especially in terms of motivation and an unwillingness to work yourself into the ground, is that all three planets on the professional front are at a crawl. Eris, in your career sector since 1926 turned retrograde on the 20th July. As the slowest planet in the solar system, she will spend the majority of August at a crawl.

The month begins with Uranus at a standstill, in preparation for his retrograde turn in your career sector on the 3rd August. This will put both planets on the career front in retrograde motion and it will stay that way until January. At the same time Saturn is slowing down ahead of his direct turn in your work sector on the 26th July. There are some busy months coming up, especially with Saturn leaving in December, but for now there is a strong, steady and stable, but slow force in play across the job and career fronts.

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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.