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This book presents an imaginative reading of the divination cards, which is the most appropriate for the Tarot, consisting of symbolic images. Several spreads are introduced, as well as the meanings of all the 78 cards and their pictures. Click the image to see the book at Amazon.
The philosophers of Ancient Greece and what they thought about cosmology, myth, religion and the gods. Click the image to see the book at Amazon.
Qi (chi), prana, spirit, and all the other life forces around the world explained and compared. Click the image to see the book at Amazon.
Try the old deck of Tarot cards for free divination online. How to use the Tarot and what each card means.
Try the ancient Chinese divination online for free. The 64 hexagrams of I Ching, The Book of Change, and what they mean in divination.
Cancer 2014 Horoscope
Classical Zodiac sign 2014 astrology forecast
For Cancer, 2014 is a very exciting year full of opportunities and great chances to have success in many matters. That's because the planet Jupiter, a force of good fortune, is in this Zodiac sign for most of 2014.
Actually, Jupiter entered Cancer already at the end of June 2013. So, from that time on, every person born in Cancer will have noticed how things started to run more smoothly and an increased number of good opportunities appearing as if out of nowhere.
Jupiter Brings LuckStill, because Jupiter is present in the 2014 New Year horoscope chart, it will set more of the character of this year than it did in 2013. How something starts is of fundamental importance in astrology. That certainly goes for a year, too. For Cancer, 2014 will be a Jupiter year, and that's as good as it can get.
In the beginning of 2014, Jupiter is retrograde, which means that it seems to move backwards in the sky, as seen from earth. Astrologically, it means that its power seems sort of weakened, but really it gets more nuanced. The luck it brings is subtle, not very evident but it still is there. The success it brings will either be vague or take a little longer.
In the beginning of March 2014, Jupiter ends its retrograde movement and starts heading off forward through the Cancer Zodiac sign. So, from that time on, Cancer will go from one success to another.
In the middle of July 2014, Jupiter exits Cancer to enter the Zodiac sign Leo. From that time on, things cease to come as easily as before. What you have achieved will remain, but don't hope for the same lucky streak you experienced during the past twelve months. Instead, make sure to guard what cultivate what you have accomplished.
Cancer Ideals in SocietyIn the 2014 world horoscope chart, Medium Coeli (MC) is in Cancer. That's true for every annual world horoscope ever since Greenwich Mean Time was established, deciding how the New Year horoscope is calculated. So, it is not that significant for what happens in any particular year.
What it means, instead, is that every Cancer feels connected to what can be called the zeitgeist, the mood and characteristics of society as it presents itself.
In the horoscope, Medium Coeli rules how you perceive yourself, how you think you are whether that's accurate or not. In the world horoscope, this corresponds to how we regard the society we are all part of and create together. This is done in the spirit of Cancer, holding compassion as the highest ideal and trying to reform society so that everyone is protected by it.
In the personal life of Cancer, 2014 as well as every other year until we change global time rules, the Medium Coeli presence does little more than make Cancer feel sympathetic with how society seems to regard itself ideally, at least.
Of course, many things happen in society that are far from beneficial to all its members, though not for the lack of trying. Politics as well as the efforts of most citizens have a strife to achieve the compassionate, what's good for all, but reality has a tendency to create obstacles and mishaps. What's important at length is that society keeps on trying. It does, and it does so in a way that Cancer can totally agree with.
The Signs of the TimeJupiter, the most important planet for Cancer in 2014, has no aspects (certain angles) to any other planets in the New Year world horoscope chart. Having no aspects means that Jupiter acts on its own, doing its own thing without connection to other events taking place simultaneously.
For Cancer, it means that the lucky streaks come as if out of nowhere, regardless of what happens elsewhere in life and in the surroundings. It's a force all of its own, acting in a way that seems to be pure chance.
Medium Coeli, which is also in Cancer, has a whole bunch of aspects: an opposition to the cluster of Pluto, Mercury and the sun in Capricorn, a square to Mars and the Ascendant in Libra on one side, and to Uranus in Aries on the other.
Still, that doesn't matter much to Cancer, since it's a sign of the time för all society and not particularly for Cancer. What can be said, though, is that every Cancer has a heightened sense for what triggers things in modern society the why to every what. And yes, fundamentally it's all about emotions.
Things Going the Wrong WayAlthough Jupiter doesn't have any aspects to other planets in the 2014 New Year horoscope chart, the Zodiac sig Cancer sure does. That has less influence than an actual aspect between two planets, but its effect be it mostly vague is definitely influential enough to be worth mentioning.
Most important in 2014 is Cancer's opposition aspect to the cluster of planets in Capricorn: Mercury, Pluto and the sun in conjunction, and the moon and Venus on each side of that. It's quite a concentration of planets in Capricorn.
The opposition means what it sounds like what these planetary forces do is pretty much opposite to what Cancer wants. Yes, that's heavy. So, in spite of Cancer's many lucky streaks due to Jupiter, other things in life are unusually heavy for Cancer in 2014.
So much in society seems to go the wrong way, according to Cancer's opinion. There's a general focus on material things that Cancer finds tiring, to say the least. A lot seems to be about building a bigger and more complicated world that threatens to fit mankind less and less.
Oddly, that goes for family life, too. The home and the family has sort of a Renaissance in 2014, which would be fine with Cancer if it wasn't so materialistic and formal. As if the home is a project and the family little more than co-workers on it.
This is not true only for 2014, but for this whole era of civilization, but it's enhanced this year because of the many planets in Capricorn. In the New Year horoscope chart of each year, the sun will be in the same sign. Quite often, so will Mercury and Venus. But in 2014 they are accompanied by the moon and Pluto, which is more rare. So, society is a lot about material ambition, inside the family as well as outside of it.
Cancer is not amused.
Other Aspects of 2014Apart from the above mentioned opposition to theclusterof planets in Capricorn, the 2014 aspects to Cancer in the New Year horoscope chart are not that very significant. They will have some influence, but rather vague and weak in general.
There's a square aspect from Cancer to Mars in Libra, indicating that in 2014 Cancers will have some trouble getting what they rightly deserve, and this will lead to some conflicts. Nothing very serious, though.
The 2014 square aspect to the planet Uranus in Aries connects to Cancer's frustration with the ambitious sign of the time mentioned above. To Cancer, people seem to be far too occupied with thoughts of challenge and revolt, as if for its own sake. There's a mentality of upheaval, out with the old and in with the new, to which Cancer is hesitant. As David Hume and others warned, centuries ago: Don't throw out the baby with the bath water.
But in all the excitement, not many listen to Cancer's objections.
In the 2014 New Year horoscope chart, Cancer also has a trine aspect to Saturn in Scorpio. This shows that there are grave matters troubling the souls of people, as if unknown threats lurk in dark corners, and Cancer appreciates the influence this has on people's awareness. It creates a restlessness that reminds us of what's really important in life. It also introduces a sense of duty taming our secret longings, which is not that far from what Cancer feels necessary to guard our security and well-being.
Cancer also has a trine aspect to Neptune in Pisces of the 2014 horoscope. It stimulates dreams and fantasies about what we may sense but do not know. This emphasizes the emotional perspective, which is something every Cancer applauds. An inner search for meaning beyond the superficial. This will last many years in the minds and souls of people, since Neptune moves very slowly through each Zodiac sign. And Cancer will be delighted by it, all through. Neptune in Pisces inspires dreams of innner fulfillment.
Mainly LuckySo, although there must be some drawbacks and disappointments for Cancer, 2014 is mainly about the lukcy breaks that Jupiter causes especially during the first half of the year. That makes it easy to cope with some minor misfortunes.