Cancer May 2017 Horoscope


There are some things about May that are very familiar and to be expected and things that are totally unexpected. Fortunately both the familiar and unexpected bring nothing but good news. The unexpected sees career matters catch their second wind, just as developments on the income front usher in what could be a lucrative 18 month period, from the 10th May. This is something that is allowing work matters to catch their second wind as well, just as Saturn is spending his first full month in retrograde motion in your work sector.

With Mercury in retrograde motion in your career sector until the 4th May, the month will start on a high note on both fronts, but in a slow and more controlled way. This surge in income, work and career matters doesn’t come with a return of the manic pace of recent months or the professional pressures. Another surprise is the slower pace and the chance this brings to spend time in life’s slow lane. Even before the month long wind down of your old solar year begins on the 21st May, with the wind down of a two year Mars cycle underway, you’ve lost your taste for the fast lane.

This won’t have a negative impact professionally, for the forces in play across the income, work and career fronts are in this for the long haul and favour a marathon rather than a sprint. The familiar is that May will always be a social month and that is still the case, despite the professional developments. The Sun will always spend the first three weeks of May in your sector of friendship, teamwork and networking. At some point during that month you will also have a Full Moon in a fun, playful, romantic and creatively charged part of your chart. That Full Moon falls on the 11th May, further protecting you from letting life become all work and no play.

Love 2017Cancer May 2017 Love Horoscope

This is a fairly low key month for both romantic and relationship matters, but there is one special event that holds clues to something special ahead. Venus returned to your career sector last late month, so the planet of love will be out of the game all month. However, by the time she returns to a social and serendipitous part of your chart early next month, she’ll be ready to make up for lost time. In the meantime, Venus made a rare double dip visit back to an adventurous part of your chart last month.

Venus would be disappointed if a mix of romance, adventure and nostalgia went off the boil just because she has moved on. Venus only left on the 29th April, so there will be few excuses to hide behind. With Pluto spending his first full month in retrograde motion in your relationship sector, this is the start of a relationship review that has run from April to September, since his return in 2008. The North Node, in your communication sector since November 2015, is leaving on the 10th May, not to return for another 17 years.

This will see the communication and relationship gods working feverously to get the communication lines open in the early part of the month. Especially when it comes to giving your relationships, the past and unsaid words a voice. This month’s gift from the love gods is a Full Moon in your romantic sector on the 11th May. With your luckiest year for love in over a decade kicking off in October, this will be an important stepping stone. The love gods will be using this Lovers Moon to line things up for what is to come, so stand back and let fate take the wheel.

Money 2017Cancer May 2017 Money Horoscope

To start with it is business as usual, which means no money gods to be seen and no influences in play in either of your two money houses. There is nothing unusual about that, as this isn’t normally an active point of the year on either front. Mercury left your financial sector in February, bringing all planetary activity there for the year to a close and the Sun, Mercury and Venus won’t return to your income sector until July.

All you can normally expect at this time of year is the Moon’s monthly visits. However, this is the month when everything changes and it does so without any planetary intervention. It is on the 10th May that the lunar nodes will shift into your two money houses, the North Node in your income sector and the South Node into your financial sector, for the first time in 17 years. Unlike a planet the lunar nodes act like cosmic magnets and in the case of the North Node and income matters in particular, this will draw you onto a lucrative path and towards new income opportunities. Not due to leave until November 2018, this not only suggests a lucrative 18 months ahead, but a series of eclipses that will act as a catalyst.

The first of those will be a total solar eclipse in your income sector in August. With Mercury back in your career sector until the 16th May and Venus spending the whole month there, this explains their reluctance to leave or move on. The Moon will move through your income sector from the 2nd May to the 4th May. This will be during Venus’ early days back in your career sector, with a nose for money invaluable. However, the Moon’s visit to your financial sector from the 17th May to the 19th May and to your income sector from the 30th May to the 1st June, will both come after the lunar nodes have shifted here, giving your first proper read on them.

Career 2017Cancer May 2017 Career Horoscope

Things not so much slow down professionally this month but move to a lane where you’re no longer chasing your tail. The Sun left your career sector on the 21st April and that should have been the point where everything was handed over to the caretaker crew, making it more about the journey. But there is obviously unfinished business, for just eight days after Mercury retrograded back into your career sector on the 21st April Venus returned.

Both had left your career sector in early April, Mercury returning by retrograding back in and Venus by retrograding back out and then returning at the end of the month, in direct motion. Venus won’t leave until early June, so will spend the whole of May here. That is on top of the two months she has already spent here. Venus is in no hurry and Mercury is in retrograde motion until the 4th May. And with Saturn in his first full month in retrograde motion in your work sector, while there is still a lot unfolding there is no urgency. Instead there is a real sense that you’re able to go back over ground already covered, with a chance to ensure no stone has been left unturned.

Until Mercury leaves on the 16th May you have the means to keep your head in the game. In fact, once Mercury turns direct on the 4th May the next 12 days will become all about making choices, decisions and plans, putting together a game plan for the rest of this professional year. Yet Venus will continue to attract opportunities for the rest of the month, as well as giving you a chance to decide where your heart stands and what you want from the coming year. Both Mercury and Venus bring an opportunity for a do over.

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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.