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Cancer 2020 Horoscope

You can find your Cancer 2020 horoscope below. These horoscopes work best when you read your Ascendant sign, and not your Sun sign (also known as star sign). Not sure what your Ascendant is? Generate your natal chart now, or if you prefer a more beginner-friendly version you can order your free natal chart instead (may take a few weeks to receive). 

Just as in life, you can have some things going well, and others going not so well, some of the predictions below may seem to contradict each other. Sometimes the planetary aspects seem to really hit home in your chart, and other times not so much. This is an indication of what to expect in a general sense and is not calibrated to your individual natal chart and covers only the basics of what to expect in 2020.

The year starts off with a lot of planets in your 7th house of close friends and partnerships and includes the powerful Saturn conjunct Pluto aspect in this part of your chart. There has probably been a build-up to changes in this area of your life for a little while now.

It is likely that issues related to at least one of these subjects cannot go on in the same manner that it has been concerning marriage, relationships, or partnerships (business and/or romantic). While this might seem quite ominous and frightening, in the long term, this is likely to be quite beneficial and to assist you in growing in some fashion.

Early January to mid-February is a time when you should be able to accomplish a lot of work. You may find that you get upset during this time if you are not given sufficient credit, or what you see as sufficient credit, for what work you do. This is also the house of health and fitness, so getting a physical outlet for your energy is important, rather than keeping things bottled up.

From mid-January to early February, you may be drawn to art and other cultural experiences. This is a wonderful time to get away on a long-distance trip if you can. Your appreciation for new and different locations, adventures and people is stronger at this time. Relationships formed now may teach you things that you have not been exposed to before.

From early February to early March is likely to be a favorable time concerning your career and public reputation. You are seen as easy to get along with and people tend to view you in a good light at this time. You may be more involved in artistic, creative or diplomatic matters related to your career, even if this is not usually the case.

There is a possibility of falling for or becoming romantically involved with someone that you work with at this time. This romantic interest could be a boss or someone that is perceived as being in a higher position than you at this time.

From the 16th of February until the 9th of March, Mercury will be retrograde, which can cause all sorts of mix-ups and delays. You may find that you experience Mercury retrograde type issues for a longer period though, as the shadow period will extend from the beginning of February and the end of March 

For you, Mercury will be about rethinking, re-evaluating and re-doing matters related to your 9th house. This can cause delays and mix-ups concerning travel, especially long-distance travel. This is the house of higher education, so you might hear from people that you knew through college or university. You may also hear from people that you know through religious or philosophical organizations or that live overseas.

The very last period of the retrograde period, from March 4, will see Mercury slip back into the astrological house that is all about your 8th house. This can cause delays and mix-ups in regards to shared finances and resources. This can include such matters as inheritances, taxation, and insurances. There may be a need to double-check that everything is as it should be concerning these matters.

Mid-February to the end of March could be a time of conflict with your partner, either business or romantic. This can also affect your close friendships. You can tend to be rather self-involved at this time and focused on your aims to the detriment of others.

If you can channel this energy into a joint venture, you are likely to weather this period better. You could do this through physical activity, or working together on a project

From early March to early April, you may find yourself interacting with your friends and in groups more. This is a great time to be mingling with others, whether that be with friends, at meetings or attending conferences.

The friendship component of any romantic relationships you are involved in will be more important to you now. Your ability and willingness to compromise in general is improved during this time.

The beginning of April to mid-May may bring disagreements over communal or shared finances and property. This could be related to inheritances, divorce agreements, how shared finances are spent in a partnership (either business or romantic) or concerning income taxes or insurance claims.

From early April to early August, you may want to keep your relationships low-key. For some, this may indicate a secret or clandestine romantic situation. For others, it may just be wanting to keep things more removed from other people and situations at this time.

You may also find that you are more selfless and giving to your partner or others at this time. This may also be a time of hidden or psychological issues in regards to relationships.

Venus will be retrograde this year, from May 13th to June 25th. However, the effects of Venus retrograde will be felt from April 9th until July 29th when taking into account the retrograde shadow period. Events from 8 years ago (11th April 2012 to 31st July 2012) may also be linked to events happening now.

Venus will be retrograde in your 12th house of hidden and secret matters, it has to do with seclusion and retreat, with illness and addictions. As Venus retrogrades are a time for reviewing our relationships and values, you may find yourself mulling over issues to do with these topics. Any imbalances that have occurred in the areas are likely to come under scrutiny.

On and around June 3rd, issues from the past may arise. There could be a strong tendency to project these onto current partners or situations, even when there is no correlation between the two. Walls or defenses that you have built up may need to be torn down, or you may find the need to enforce boundaries at this time.

You may find that looking at matters from a new angle or taking a new approach works better for you now. This works best if you can incorporate the new ways of looking at this situation with how you have already been dealing with these sorts of matters. Venus values balance and harmony, so swinging from handling a situation one way to the other extreme may do more harm than good.

Mid-May to the last week of June will probably be a time when you identify with your beliefs very strongly. You may have a tendency to try and convince others of your beliefs at this time, but you would do better if you can resist the impulse.

This is a great time to broaden your horizons and learn more in general though, particularly if it is new or foreign. You may also be traveling more, particularly overseas or to places that have a different culture than yours. You may be more involved with the law at this time and may need to watch that you do not push your luck too much in this arena.

From 17 Jun 2020 to 12 Jul 2020 we have Mercury retrograde and potentially causing mix-ups and delays again. Some may find the effects of the retrograde extend to the shadow period of 1 Jun to 26 Jul 2020.

This Mercury retrograde will be occurring in your 1st house. This house is all about you, your appearance, your general health and how you appear to others.

You may be tempted to makeover yourself in some way at this time. However, you would be better off researching new looks and undergoing the make-over after the retrograde period. You may have trouble getting your point of view across to others, or feel that people are not seeing your real personality at this time.

Late June to early September you are likely to be extremely ambitious and are willing to put in the hard work needed to succeed. You may have difficulty now if you are closely supervised or watched over in the workplace. You need a certain amount of autonomy to do what you want to do at your own pace now.

In fact, you may find yourself feeling quite rebellious against any type of authority at this time. You may not feel that this is the case, but find that authority figures, in general, seem determined to stand in your way during this time.

It is very easy to get into disputes with co-workers during this time, but you would do best to resist doing so if you can. Try to pick your battles, and work alone where possible.

From early August to early September, you are likely to be more willing to compromise and want to relate and interact with others. People find you charming and magnetic now, and you are at your most appealing, both physically and emotionally.

This is a fun time for you, where you feel easy going and non-combative, and it would be a great time to get away for a holiday or spend more time with friends.

From early September to early October, you may find that your finances have a bit of an up and down quality. Your ability to attract money and possessions at this time is high, but your tendency to over-spend is also increased.

You will be attracted to items that appeal to your sense of beauty and harmony at this time, as well those that give you a feeling of luxury or lavishness. Financial negotiations are likely to favorable at this time as you have an ability to handle these situations well now.

Mars will be retrograde from the 9th of September until the 13th of November (the effects may be felt from 25 July 2020 to 2 January 2021 when allowing for the shadow period). When Mars is transiting retrograde we are reevaluating our power, drive, energy, and assertiveness.

This will be taking place in the area of your chart that is associated with the 10th house of your career and public reputation. Up until the 13th of October, there can be a tendency to over-react and it can be hard to see situations as they truly are. The 13th of October may bring a situation to a head, and may lead to a type of explosion of energies/frustration.

This is certainly not the only time that Mars (energy, drive, ambition, anger, libido) will find itself frustrated this year. In fact, a lot of 2020 will feel like a push-pull, stop-start sort of energy as Pluto and Saturn in Capricorn will be having a lot of sway over Mars as well. It may take until mid-January 2021 before you feel like you are making any real progress at all.

As it turns out, the 13th of October is also when Mercury stations retrograde for the final time this year. This is the start of the retrograde phase, where mix-ups and delays are to be expected, so pressures are likely to be quite intense then.

The Mercury retrograde phase is from 13 October to 3 November, but the shadow period will be from 23 September to 19 November. This will be occurring in your 5th house of children, creativity, and fun. 

This is likely to result in delays with regards to your children or creative projects. This is a good time however, to go back to creative projects that you want to rework. You may find yourself returning to a hobby or pastime that you enjoy. This is also the house of romance, so you might hear from exes.

On the 27th of October, Mercury will move back into your 4th house of home and family. There may be mix-ups concerning your family, especially communications with your parents. There could be long lost relatives that show up during this time. Matters to do with your house, particularly selling or buying are likely to be meet with mixups and delays.

For most of October, you may find that your day to day encounters with people are more harmonious and agreeable. You enjoy catching up with friends, siblings and those that you run into regularly. There may be an uptick in the number of communications with others during this time as well.

From late October to late November, you may find yourself becoming more of a homebody. You are more likely to want to spend time at home with your special people, rather than go out or visit with others at this time.

Your relationship with your family, and your parents, in particular, is likely to be quite good during this time. You may find yourself wanting to redecorate your home or make it more appealing in some way.

From Late November until mid-December is a great time to get away for holidays if you can. This is a time when you have little time for work and heavy topics. You would rather focus on fun times with those that you care about.

If you have children, this is likely to be a wonderful time to spend with them. For those in relationships, this is likely to be a carefree and relaxed time. You feel able to be yourself and be appreciated for who you are.

For those that are artistically inclined, this can be a very productive time. For those that are not so talented, an appreciation for the creative work of others is likely now.

From mid-December, you may run into some relationship difficulties. If there are problems in your relationship, this is a good time to discuss them and come to some sort of agreement. There is a strong tendency for you to want to focus on only the fun side of things now, but ignoring matters will not make them go away.

You may want to be off enjoying yourself when you need to knuckle down and work. In the workplace, however, you should be able to schmooze well with those you work with.

Your health is likely to be good at this time, but you may need to watch your weight, as you will likely have a weakness for sweet and fattening foods at this time.

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Born and bred in Brisbane, Australia, I have had a fascination with astrology since I was a child. I hold the STA’s Practitioners Level Certification in Horary and am currently studying Hellenistic Astrology.