Aries (March 20-April 19) — Don’t aspire to be the flavor of the month, or the next great thing. Rather, aspire to be yourself, no matter what others may say, or what judgment you may fear. This will take courage and persistence, and you’ll need to let certain things roll off your back. But it will be worth it.
Taurus (April 19-May 20) — Hopes and fears amount to the same thing, and one cannot compensate for the other. In the end, you must have faith in yourself, and that faith must be based on something more than idle whim. Stay in contact with your soul. You might say that’s the only purpose you have.
Gemini (May 20-June 21) — The whole problem with belief is that it might not be true. To believe something, in a sense, is to dispense with the matter of establishing the truth. Right now the main message of your chart is to seek and find a deep level of understanding, which will take time.
Cancer Birthdays 2018:
Embarking on Your Actual Path of Discovery
“One property of your sign is that it makes you a pioneer and a leader, at least potentially, when you do the work that you take the most seriously, or that’s the nearest to your heart. It also turns out that your work is where you can do your most effective self-exploration. It’s an actual path of discovery.”
— Eric Francis in The Art of Becoming, your 2018 annual reading
Dear Friend and Reader:
If you have a Cancer Sun, Cancer rising or a Cancer Moon, you’ve likely figured out one essential truth about yourself, alluded to by the quote above: you have what it takes to be a leader in the things that matter most to you. This doesn’t mean you need to be ‘the boss'; but it does mean that you’re an ideal candidate to do something meaningful — for yourself, for those you care about most, and for your wider world.
If you’re not entirely sure what your next steps need to be along that path, you can count on your upcoming 2018 Cancer Birthday Reading to contain some excellent ideas.
Saturn, Uranus and Chiron are all in signs with direct and special relationships with your own. Life is on the move. And 2018 is looking like your time to shine: Saturn, Uranus and Chiron are occupying some of the more public and relational zones of your chart.
Eric will be covering what this year’s big planetary moves mean for your relationships, work life, impact on your wider community, deepest calling, family and ancestral patterns, and more. Not only that, but eclipses are on the way: primarily along the axis that describes what you value and your self-esteem (Leo) and your relationship to money and sexuality (Aquarius).
“Ah Eric — just listened to your reading. I was moved to tears by your closing words. Your passion, deep care and love always shine through; and you have the gift of all great teachers, of making one feel that one is being personally addressed, respected and taken care of.”
— Liz Glanville
Your two segments of astrology (at least 30 minutes each) come with an extended description of your sign and access to last year’s reading. When you pre-order your full Cancer Birthday Reading early, you’ll lock in the discounted price of $33. The price increases when the reading publishes.
If you could use a friendly, calm, motivating voice this year, you’ll find it in this reading. Eric does his best to use plain language, and always brings the best of his decades of astrological, therapeutic and spiritual training to these readings.
Wishing you a beautiful start to your birthday season,
P.S. This reading will make a thoughtful gift for any of your Cancer loved ones.
Cancer (June 21-July 22) — There comes a time when you discover what you don’t want, which opens the way for what you want the most. The way you know that time has arrived is that the decision is easy to make. For the moment, focus on establishing basic emotional boundaries. Be your own container.
Leo (July 22-Aug. 23) — Mercury has arrived in your sign, which will help you catch up to all the changes that have been going on around you lately. Keep alert to new information and shifts in your environment. Make sure you put valid data to use as soon as you find out about it. Use what you know.
Virgo (Aug. 23-Sep. 22) — Your life is one seamless, integrated whole. You are not different people, for example, when you are at work and when you are at home. Likewise, whatever you do for yourself, or to yourself, influences each and every other facet of your life. This formula will help you take care of yourself.
Libra (Sep. 22-Oct. 23) — Mercury has entered the social angle of your chart, which (covered by Leo) is pretty cheerful as it is. Make sure you take advantage of this, and get out and meet new people. Visit new places, and skip your old haunts for a few weeks. If you are a creature of habit, create some new ones.
Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 22) — You may ask why you have a tendency to feel lonely. It may be that you’re seeking approval that you cannot find outside of yourself. Turn your attention to supporting your own efforts, and rallying for your own cause — having nothing at all to do with anyone else.
Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 22) — It’s not easy to think new thoughts. Most people really struggle with a certain kind of originality: the notion that today is a new day, where new ideas and experiences are possible. Guide yourself to take a fresh approach to everything you do, even the most ordinary conversations.
Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 20) — Your finances are now under sharp focus, as Mars is moving retrograde in that particular angle of your chart. You are trying with all your might to break certain habits. It would be easier to establish new ones and let the old ones dissolve into the past, rather than to force things.
Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) —
One of the key messages of Mars retrograde in your sign is to be the person you are today, rather than trying to be the one you were yesterday. However, this is somewhat inconvenient, in that you’ll need to pay close attention to yourself and your environment at all times, and adjust constantly.
Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20) — You’re being guided on a kind of inner trip. As part of this, I suggest you be especially conscious of your relationship to technology. It shapes you more than you think. You might try an experiment where you invest yourself in social media as little as possible, or not at all — for a while.