October 2017 Monthly Horoscope for Cancer
October has a lot to teach you, dear Cancer! Saturn remains in your sixth house throughout the month of October, and it has been here for quite a while. Saturn acts like a disciplinary father, teaching you important lessons about work and commitments. Saturn is comfortable in the sixth house because this is the house of work, service, physical health, and routines. While you may face challenges this month due to Saturn's intense rule, you will see the most opportunities for growth as well. The hardest lessons are often our most rewarding in the end, and this will be revealed to you when Saturn's reign in the sixth house is over by this December. Until then, your focus will generally be on resolving issues within your job, career, or relationships at work. You will be forced to reconcile with what does not fit so that you can be as productive as possible. Once you overcome these obstacles, you will feel extremely driven in your professional sector and move forward faster than before. Saturn also encourages your higher self to engage in service work. Because you are such a caring Cancer, giving back will feel exceptionally good this month. Find a volunteer opportunity that calls to you. If you feel financially secure, donate to a charity of your choice. The Universe will ensure that your help makes a difference!
Jupiter has been in your fourth house since last September, and he will remain there until October 10th of this year. Your fourth house relates to family and home. Jupiter is the planet of good fortune, and may have brought you many gifts that will carry into this month! Over the past year, you may have physically expanded your family in some way, invested in real-estate, remodeled your home, or improved upon the relationships in your family. The first week in October is for you to simply enjoy the fruits of your labor and appreciate the loving space you have created for yourself and your loved ones. After the 10th, Jupiter moves into your fifth house of fun and romance. Kick back and enjoy this new alignment! While quite different from the domestic fourth house, the fifth house offers the perspective of being light-hearted and joyful. Jupiter encourages you here to not take life so seriously, as he will continue to bring you luck in your romantic, pleasurable, and silly endeavors. If you are a single Cancer, you might meet someone towards the middle to end of this month that is sure to show you a good time! While they may not be relationship material, they will sure give you some needed adventure! If you are a Cancer in a relationship, this is the perfect time to do something fun and whimsical with your partner.
Until October 14th, Venus will be in your third house of communication. With Venus inspiring beauty and harmony wherever she goes, you might find yourself engaged in lighthearted and idealistic conversations for the first two weeks of the month. This alignment is also an indication that now is a great time to have open and honest conversations with your partner. Because Venus prides herself in compassion and understanding, you will be especially eager to compromise here. Just make sure that you are being heard as equally as your partner, as this can arise as resentment later if you do not address this head on. Your communication skills will be stellar, so trust your judgment and say your truth. You will be happy you did in the end! After the 14th, Venus moves into your fourth house of family and home life. Venus ensures here that your home remains well decorated, organized, and peaceful throughout the rest of the month. Take time here to feng shui anything in your space that needs to be rearranged. While Venus works on a physical plane in the fourth house, your emotions will be influenced by her feminine nature, and you may feel a deep-seated need to be nurturing towards family and loved ones. Your family will appreciate how much you care, and your gestures of kindness will radiate throughout your home, creating a pleasant environment for everyone to thrive in.
The new moon on the 19th will be an especially good time for you to reflect on your goals. What has been bothering you lately that you need to address? What areas of your life do you feel are lacking, and what areas are bountiful? Are you taking care of yourself? On the 23rd, Mars has his solstice. This may be a time of transition in your career or professional life. While this can be scary, you are in good hands, and this change is necessary for you to move into a better situation. This new opportunity will also bring financial gains with it, so you can look forward to a little extra cash coming up soon!
Over the entire month, you may notice that your dreams are especially active. Because you are a water sign, your psychic intuition is naturally heightened. Pay attention to your subconscious, which often sends you messages in the dream state. If you enjoy journaling and documenting, start a dream journal to record these images, events, and messages. You will begin to see patterns unfold and a completely new adventure will arise! Trust in your inner dialogue and know that your higher self is sending you these symbols in dream form.
Lastly, lovely Cancer, the stars wants to remind you to channel your inner child. Halloween on the 31st is the perfect opportunity to engage in silly festivities and playtime. While you are so often purposeful and productive, it is important to take time away from the intensity of life and bask in its simple joys. Have fun this month, and remember to keep your spirits high! The Universe is guiding you every step of the way.