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Cancer horoscope for September 2022
On the one hand, this is going to be a typical September for you, with a lot of focus on communication and things close to home but as is the case with every year, some big differences. The biggest difference this year is that for the first time in 12 years you have Jupiter, the planet of luck and expansion in your career sector and while he is in retrograde motion, this means that things aren't going off the boil professionally to the degree that they normally would. Until she leaves your income sector on 5th September this is something that Venus will be working to exploit, though with the dwarf planet Ceres here until 29th September this has the potential to be a lucrative month.
Having Jupiter here does mean that there could be some work/life balance issues, for while the Sun won't return to your home and family sector until 23rd September, Mercury begins the month here and will only leave less than 12 hours after the Sun returns. With Venus returning on 29th September, there will be continuous planetary activity on the home front all month. While this is typical for this time of year, this puts them on the other side of the sky and in opposition with not just Jupiter but the dwarf planet Eris and Chiron, long term residents in your career sector. They are used to the clash that at this time puts your work/life balance to the test but with Jupiter retrograding back out of your career sector later next month, he will present more pushback.
This is where Mars' return to a nostalgic and reflective part of your chart late last month could prove to be an advantage. This has brought you to the final phase of your current two year Mars cycle, with the warrior planet of the cosmos normally spending six weeks closing old doors and encouraging you to recharge your batteries ahead of his return to Cancer. However, Mars won't return to Cancer until March 2023, with the longest wind down to a Mars cycle in eight decades encouraging you to slow down. Along with this month's work/life balance reminders, if you have been running on empty or have been in the fast lane too long, this could be good for body, mind and soul.
Love & RomanceOn the romantic and relationship fronts it is more of the same this month, in that there are no changes on either front. However, a lot is happening externally that is having a direct impact and in both cases, in a positive way. Since its return to your romantic sector in January, the South Node has been a steady and constant force. While not an overt force but there to be tapped into, it is biding its time ahead of the Sun's return later next month and the solar eclipse this will create. You will have a window into this when the Moon moves through your romantic sector from 1st September to 3rd September and then again from 28th September to 30th September. These romantically charged lunar vibes will be a window into that constant, behind the scenes force.
Another time when the spirit of romance could get a boost is when an adventurous Full Moon falls at a friendly aspect to the South Node on 10th September. This could fuel a potent mix of romance, adventure and nostalgia. At the same time, while Pluto has been in retrograde motion in your relationship sector since the end of April, he is slowing down ahead of his direct turn on 9th October. Pluto's last full month in retrograde motion might be one of his best and for two reasons. The first is that when Venus finally left Cancer last month, she ended all planetary activity in your sign and this meant no more planets to clash with Pluto.
This may have put a balance between your personal and relationship needs to the test over recent months, but it has left you with a better sense of what you want from your relationships and what they need from you. Meanwhile, those same planets that clashed with Pluto over recent months are now in your communication sector or at least will be at some point in the month. Mercury, who left your communication sector late last month will retrograde back in less than 12 hours after the Sun leaves on 23rd September. With the Sun spending his final and Mercury his early days back in your communication sector at a friendly aspect to Pluto, there will be a lot of cooperation between the communication and relationship gods. That will get a further boost when Venus, the planet of love returns to your communication sector on 29th September.
Business & CareerWhile all three planets in your career sector are still in retrograde motion it is Jupiter, the planet of luck and expansion who will retrograde back out later next month. Jupiter will only be gone for two months and will be back again before Christmas, this time racing through in five months without slowing down or looking back. While Jupiter won't leave until May 2023, it will be another 12 years before he is in retrograde motion in your career sector again, with this last full month a valuable chance to pull back, retrace your steps and also quietly plant seeds for the future or to reap those planted in the past. The ground Jupiter is retracing this month he has already covered once before but he will also cover again for a third time when he returns.
Jupiter is not on his own in your career sector and the month not only starts with Venus in her final days in your income sector but at a friendly aspect to the dwarf planet Eris, the warrior princess of the cosmos who is also in retrograde motion in your career sector. Unlike Jupiter, who only passes through your career sector once every 12 years, Eris has been here since 1926 and spends the second half of each year in retrograde motion. Eris knows where all the landmines and the untapped potential are buried and she is directing Jupiter and Venus in where to find or avoid them. As the warrior princess of the cosmos, Eris is also giving you the drive to fight for new income and untapped professional potential.
This month the planets in your career sector are also encountering a brand new factor and that is planetary activity on the home front. This will make work/life balance important but as all the planets in your career sector are in retrograde motion this shouldn't be hard to achieve and can work to your advantage. Also working to your advantage is having the Moon in your work sector from 3rd September to 5th September. With Venus leaving your income sector on 5th September, this will bring things together across the income, work and career fronts in her final days. After a visit to your career sector from 11th September to 13th September and a chance to get a better read on the planets there, the Moon will return to your work sector on 30th September where it will see out the month.
MoneyEven though there was a bit of financial tension at the end of last month and this might still linger as you move into the new month, this is a good month on both sides of the financial fence. Especially as a clash between Venus, in her final days in your income sector and Saturn, in his last full month in retrograde motion in your financial sector starts to separate. Held back by a retrograde phase earlier in the year, Venus was late to return to your income sector this year and is therefore late to leave. Staying on after the Sun and Mercury left last month, Venus will continue to raise the bar on your expectations and exploit income potential until leaving your income sector on 5th September.
Venus will start the month at a friendly aspect to the dwarf planet Eris, the warrior princess of the cosmos in your career sector, something that is firing up your motivation, warrior and competitive spirit on both fronts. It is when Venus leaves that this should end all planetary activity on the income side of the financial fence but instead, dwarf planet Ceres will stay to continue her deep dive into your income needs and priorities while also keeping the door open to income potential until leaving on 29th September. This is when all planetary activity on the income front for the year will end but not the momentum or opportunities created. The Moon's return from 21st September to 23rd September will give you a sharp nose for money during Ceres' final days while acting as a trigger for all that has already been invested.
It is a different story on the other side of the financial fence, with Saturn keeping the focus on money matters all year. Throughout the months of planetary activity in your income sector, Saturn has policed a balance between money coming in and money going out. This is something that may have created some financial tension at times but at the same time is helping you to take your financial power back. This is an especially good month for Saturn, with support from Mars in his first full month in an intuitive and imaginative part of your chart and from first Mercury and then the Sun, as the first planetary activity on the home front for the year begins.