Cancer Mom Horoscope: May 14 – May 20
Ah, sweet release. This week is all about letting go with grace, Cancer mamas, thanks to planet of love Venus's slow down into retrograde (backward) motion in your twelfth house of completions and endings. For the next six weeks (until June 27, to be exact), give that sensitive soul of yours a break from damaging relationships, limiting beliefs, and negative environments. Venus in retrograde might throw some obstacles in your path, but it's nothing you can't handle...and nothing that doesn't need to be taken care of, stat. Start with the simple stuff, such as decluttering your kids' bedrooms of old toys and games, your closest of outdated clothes and shoes, and your home office of ancient magazines and unnecessary paperwork. You're more sentimental and nostalgic than most, Crab, but it's time to face facts: these objects, although they may have a special place in your heart, have no reason to be in your life. Indeed, they're taking up precious space, and most importantly, energy.
Speaking of energetic drains, have you taken up some unnecessarily overprotective habits when it comes to your kids, or are you giving too much of yourself to your hubby or your friends? Hit the brakes! It’s time to rebalance those pesky scales of give and take. Mother Henning is one thing...but if you're being generous or nurturing to a fault (in other words, at the cost of your happiness and health), then it's time to stop being a martyr mommy/wife/worker/friend. While you might have your loved ones’ best interests at heart, consider that you’re limiting their personal growth and development by always popping in for the save. It won't kill your kid's Ivy League chances if he turns in his science project a day late, and in fact, him learning how to deal with the consequences of his actions is worth more than the all-nighter you have to pull to finish it for him. Thanks to Venus in retrograde, you'll get some much-needed practice now in letting go...and allowing the people in your life to step into their own power.
Sunday's solar eclipse (another big planetary event for your twelfth house) will send powerful waves of intuition and inspiration your way, Cancer. If it's possible, spend a chunk of time that day in some sort of meditative practice: swim laps at your local pool, write a few pages in your journal, or maybe even do some volunteer work at your local community garden. You could get a divine message from the universe that leads you down a new spiritual path, perhaps, or into a new friendship with a mentor or advisor. You may even begin a new kind of creative practice: maybe it's time to finally pick out that amazing new digital camera or start piano lessons with your daughter! Opportunities that arise during eclipses are, by nature, flash-in-the-pan; don't second-guess your gut, and explores new avenues of support and interest with gusto.