2013 Cancer Horoscope Preview
2013 Cancer Horoscope Overview
The following is an overview horoscope for the zodiac sign of Cancer for the year 2013. For our detailed Yearly Horoscopes, see our 2013 Yearly Horoscopes.
Areas of Expansion in 2013 for Cancer: Spirituality, Charity, Personality, Body Image
Your Cancer 2013 Horoscope points to areas of life that are destined to expand and grow.
Until June 25, 2013, your spiritual world, compassion, private life, and tolerance continue to expand and grow. Matters from the past are magnified in your life now. You continue to sort through which attitudes serve you well, and which behaviors need to go in order for you to grow and improve - a cycle that began in June 2012. This is generally a warm, protective cycle, although with Jupiter in the background in your chart, there may be some sense that you are not truly living or experiencing your life to the fullest. Your close personal relationships tend to be private and possibly involve some sacrifices.
Potential negatives: Escapism. You might often be tempted to escape your everyday responsibilities and challenges, and should avoid reliance on drugs, drinking, or other "glamorous" forms of escape.
Jupiter's influence is generally considered positive, and it is, ultimately. However, it acts to magnify the area of the chart that it affects, and at times it can be uncomfortable if you are having difficulties in this area. In your case, if you are lonely or if you feel helpless, and if you have troubles facing your past, then this influence can heighten these issues. Ultimately, it's for the good, and the cosmos asks you now to surrender some of your attachments, and to surrender to the unknown. Releasing control is necessary now. Building your faith is the work you are doing now. While your tendency is to play a supportive role to others, if taken too far, you will need to draw some boundaries when it comes to your energy and time.
However, for the most part, you are likely to feel emotionally secure and supported during this cycle. Your perceptions heighten. Your ability to make sacrifices for others increases, and you might build your confidence in yourself as you help and support others.
From June 25th onward, your personality, image, and confidence in yourself begin to expand to new levels. Cancer, you are seeing whole new possibilities. Your vision of life is panoramic. Your confidence in yourself and faith in the world are growing exponentially. Freedom is something you seek, but be wary of the costs of freedom when it's pursued without necessary attention to responsibilities.
This cycle that runs until July 2014 is a strong one for self-improvement efforts, particularly because Jupiter rules your sector of health, work, and self-care. Expanding your horizons through higher learning or travel might also figure strongly. This is a time for aligning your behavior with what you believe is right. You are taking more "me" time, which is in fact long overdue.
You are seeking out a new beginning - a fresh start, of sorts - and your desire to do right is especially strong. Work or projects that you have been working on in private or behind the scenes may now begin to pay off. There is less focus on serving and helping others now, perhaps because this is no longer as necessary (for example, a child can go off to college, or even the end of a relationship that took up a lot of your energy and resources, for which you are now enjoying some level of freedom from), and now you can put some of your personal interests on the front burner.
You won't feel much like sitting around during this period of your life. You are hungry for new experiences. Everyday stresses that may have frustrated you in the past now seem almost inconsequential, as your vision is lifted above the mundane. As such, your ability to manage stress and pressure increases. You are more tolerant in your attitude towards others.
July is especially strong for creative self-expression, finding yourself through travel or connections to different cultures and perspectives, and monetizing a hobby or pastime.
Potential negatives with this position: Weight gain, pompous behavior, restlessness, over-confidence, wastefulness. See to it that these things don't ruin an otherwise excellent period. As well, in your desire to "start over", watch that you don't blind yourself to responsibilities from your past.
There might also be times, especially in August, when a partner, parent, or authority figure feels threatened or is put off by your newfound displays of freedom and independence. A partner in particular could be trying to control you out of fear that they will lose you, for example.
Areas of Contraction and Lessons in Simplicity: romance, Children, Creativity, Entertainment, Recreation, Self-Expression
Your Cancer 2013 Horoscope points to areas of contraction, restriction, and necessary "slimming down" in order to test for stable foundations. There are always areas of life that require more simplicity. Tests may be part of the picture as you learn that life with only growth and expansion can run away with itself.
The area of your life that requires a "back to basics" approach is the sector that rules creativity, dating and romance, pleasure, children, hobbies, and creative pastimes. There may be tests of sorts in these areas of life, as if the universe is checking that the foundations are strong. Things built on weak foundations may very well crack under the pressure of these tests. Those that are strong will endure and strengthen. This influence has been with you since October 2012.
Tests can come to your romantic life during this cycle. For those of you who are single, there can be some reluctance to enter into light-hearted romantic relationships. If you do, you do so cautiously, and you are attracted to more mature or stable people during this cycle. Because you are more discriminating now, the pickings might appear to be slim.
Those of you who are dating might feel some loneliness, as it can be hard to find what you are looking for at this time. An existing romance may be tested but strong ones strengthen further. Those Cancers who are in committed partnerships could find the romantic or fun element of the relationship becomes a strong area of focus during this cycle, for better or for worse. Keeping this aspect of your partnership alive requires work. A romantic partner could feel like a "heavy" at this time, and you might feel restricted in terms of making acquaintances and enjoying other people's company. For those single and looking, be careful that you don't project a negative attitude without even realizing it, as this can intimidate some.
Those of you who are parents could feel the weight of responsibilities towards children during this cycle. They may require more of your attention now.
Creatively speaking, you are a little more serious in your approach. You might be turning a hobby into a business now, or you might find that there is less time for creative hobbies, pastimes, and entertainment.
You can be filled with desire, or circumstances create a need, for more structure in all of these areas of life, including children, romance, creativity, and recreation throughout 2012 and beyond.
Areas of Excitement, Innovation, Independence, and Speed: Career, Reputation, Status
Your 2013 Cancer Horoscope points to areas of your life that seem to speed up so that you are able to take some risks, innovate, and revolutionize.
In March 2011, you entered a lengthy cycle in which career and public image matters can be unpredictable and unusual, but also inspiring and exciting. This influence continues throughout 2013.
Your career, professional projects, reputation, and public image continue to speed up, stimulate, and open up this year. These areas of life can be unpredictable - the wild card area of life - but also highly stimulating and innovative. You can bring fresh insight into your work. You can also learn to let go of limiting self-consciousness. As long as you don't push it too far, you can free yourself from some of the fears you have of not living up to others' expectations, particularly those of parents or society in general.
This may be a time when you take an unexpected turn in your work. Although this can happen in 2013, this influence spans many years. Make sure you don't jump on a bandwagon that is impractical. Also, while you prefer to set your own pace in your work, try not to become a loner in your professional life. Others can have important input. By nature, you are not the biggest of risk takers, but more courage is with you this year.
Challenges in these areas of life may come when Uranus squares Pluto in May and October-November. For some of you, a partnership can generate gossip or there could be some challenges finding a balance between a relationship and your career goals. Watch that you don't let either slip in preference for the other. Also watch for over the top behavior in August, when you are inclined to push too hard, too fast.
Areas of Change, Purging, & Transformation: Partnerships, Friends, Groups, Creativity, Romance
Your 2013 Cancer Horoscope reveals areas of life in which change and transformation take place. It's a time for "out with the old, in with the new".
Attitudes towards partnerships, close personal relationships, compromise, and significant others continue to transform this year. April is strong for these matters, when sharing adventurous experiences and perspectives on life can boost or attract a partnership. More challenging periods are possible in May, August, and October-November, when career and public demands or goals can seem to be at odds with a partnership, and when your own desire for freedom clashes with the agenda of a significant other.
In 2013, friendships, group associations, creativity, and romantic involvements are evolving in important ways. There is a need to learn about the value of the team in your life. New group associations may be made, friendships can expand, and you are challenged to find a balance between your romantic life and your associations with friends. Creative endeavors are strong. Romance, creativity, and children are your challenge and your joy this year.
See also 2013 Summary Horoscopes for neat summaries of the year ahead for each sign, 2013 Yearly Horoscopes for detailed forecasts for each sign, and 2013 Love Guides/Horoscopes for Each Sign for forecasts in the areas of romance and relationships.
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