How this Horoscope is done using
This general weekly horoscope forecast is based on a technique called the Solar Chart". Because the actual date and time and place of birth for a particular reader is not known, certain assumptions have been made to create this horoscope reading, which will apply to anyone born between JUN 21 and JUL 22 (plus or minus one day) with the Sun in Cancer, and also to anyone with
Ascendant in Cancer or with the Sign of Cancer Rising in their birth horoscope. It may be especially accurate if the
Ascendant in your birth horoscope is near 0 degrees of the Sign of Cancer. If you know the Sign of your
Ascendant, read the Weekly Horoscope for that Sign too - it may be more accurate than this Sun Sign horoscope, although both will apply to the issues and events coming up in your own life.
What is a real Horoscope?
People often refer to a forecast such as this one - or to the Sun Sign columns in the newspapers - as a "horoscope". A horoscope is actually a MAP of Space-Time (an "image of the hour" as its Greek root words imply), which shows where the Sun and Moon and Planets are located in relation to each other and to a particular place on Earth at a particular instant in Time.
The Natal Horoscope Chart
If that instant is the time of birth of an individual, then THAT horoscope is called a "natal horoscope" or "natal chart" or "birth chart". What the average person calls "a horoscope" is actually a reading of that map, or an interpretation in words of that horoscope chart's symbolic meaning. Unless you are a student of Astrology who knows how to read the map, you will not get too much useful information from a real horoscope chart, any more than you would from looking at your own chest X-ray unless you were a doctor trained in reading X-ray images.
The Horoscope Reading
An interpretation of the meaning of the horoscope is called a
"horoscope reading" or a "delineation of the horoscope". When a
horoscope is calculated (i.e. the horoscope is "cast") for the purpose of
predicting possible or probable influences on thoughts, emotions, actions,
or events in the human experience, that instant in Time used to calculate
it is the present time or some time in the future. That horoscope is then
compared to the natal (birth) horoscope of the person for whom the
astrological forecast is being prepared. There are actually at least TWO
horoscopes being used when making astrological forecasts.
The positions of the Sun and Moon and Planets at that particular time and place are compared to their positions at the time and place of the person's birth, by looking at their present or future positions in relationship to the Signs and Houses in the birth horoscope chart, and to the angles they make to their original positions at the time of birth. Each is compared to each of the others, as well as to comparing its present or future position to its own original position in Space-Time at the time and place of the person's birth. Each of these factors has a meaning, and a complete reading of the horoscope integrates them all into a useful explanation. You can see how complex a FULL reading of the horoscope can be, compared to the few lines in a newspaper horoscope column, or to the one-page general Sun Sign forecast on this page.
About this general Weekly Horoscope Forecast
This particular weekly horoscope forecast simply looks at what House
in the birth horoscope the Sun, Mercury, Venus and Mars are presently transiting
(or moving through) and then interprets the possible manifestation of thoughts,
feelings, actions and events which are most likely to take place when each
Planet is in that particular House. While a Planet is transiting a
particular House in the horoscope, there is a focus on the areas of life
represented by that House -- the issues symbolized by the Planet are most
likely to "come up" in some form in those facets of one's life symbolized
by that House.
Same Play, Different Players
Note that it is the issues which the horoscope indicates, and you
should always look behind an event to see if it is just one of the
possible forms in which a certain issue may manifest. Sometimes the
issue or event involves someone else, and you are only a participant or
merely a witness to the way this issue is coming up for them to experience,
and for you to observe.
A Clue for You
It is still YOUR issue too, even if it appears not to be "happening TO you",
and you should take a close look at how this issue could have some particular
meaning for YOU. It is very likely a clue for you in bringing
your attention to a belief or habit which needs to be corrected because it is
keeping you from being happy or successful or at peace with yourself. It might
be a clue to what is really happening in your life (what it's all ABOUT,
not what it LOOKS LIKE on the surface). Or it might be a valuable clue to
finding the solution which resolves the issue, or the best way of
dealing with whatever is blocking your happiness.
Coincidence? I Think Not.
There are no coincidences -- if an issue is coming up "in your face" it
is because you need to take a good look at it! Even if it appears to be
a negative or painful thing, it is coming up to help HEAL you, not HURT you.
Your strategies for dealing with those current issues are indicated
by the Sign the transiting Planet is in now. Your natural, habitual
strategies are indicated by the Sign in your birth horoscope which that
House overlaps. However, since we do not know which Sign that would actually be
for a particular person in the group (except for the Sun Sign), the Sign in the
birth horoscope is not considered in this forecast. The Sign the transiting
Planet is moving through THIS WEEK is the same for all people on Earth, so
it is not mentioned in this horoscope forecast.
Moon in Motion
The Moon is not considered in this horoscope forecast because it
moves so quickly that it would pass through three or four different Houses
in a week. The Moon is used as a primary indicator in daily
horoscope forecasts. The outer Planets move so slowly that they
would remain in the same House for several weeks, months, or even years,
and thus are considered in monthly and yearly forecasts instead of a
weekly forecast like this.
In Your House
To get more insights on what areas of your life are
associated with a particular House read the article
The Astrological HOUSES by Michael Star in the "Teach Yourself Astrology" series listed on the Quick Site Index page of STAR SIGNS Astrology Zine. Each of the transiting Planets is passing through a particular House in your natal horoscope, and the
general Weekly Forecast on this page lists the House in your Solar Chart
the Sun and three of the inner "Personal Planets" are passing through this
Check the article on Houses to find the kinds of things that are
most likely to be emphasized in your life when the Sun or a Planet is
moving through that House. The most common ones are mentioned in the
forecast on this page, but you might find other things that apply more
specifically to YOU by reading the article on Houses.
See the Pattern - See Past the Particulars
If you observe your life carefully from a detached viewpoint, you may
see certain themes or issues coming up in several situations around the
same time, even though the events or the people involved may be different
in each case. If you ask yourself, "What is this all ABOUT?" you may find
the answer is something that you will see being presented to you in more
than one situation or event while the Sun or the Planet is moving through
the House that "rules" those kinds of things. If you see three or more
similar situations coming up around the same time, it is no coincidence -
it is the Synchronicity between the movements of the heavenly bodies
and issues and events in the lives of people on Earth who are attuned to
certain angles and positions the Planets may move into, relative to their
positions in the birth horoscope of certain people.
Simultaneous Separate Situations
Synchronicity is a term invented by the great Swiss psychologist,
Dr Carl Jung, to describe an a-causal relationship between two
things or events. One does not cause the other, but they can be
seen to occur together at the same time. So if you observe one of
them occurring, you can assume the other is also happening at the same
time. That is basically "how Astrology works" - on the relationships between
planet positions and people's psyches.
In Sync: Same Time, Different Space
This synchronization is what allows astrologers to interpret the
positions of the Planets as indicators of motivations, feelings, actions
and events for the people whose individual horoscopes would be attuned to
particular positions of the Planets at any given time. This is the basis
for making astrological forecasts and predictions by examining present and
future transits of the Planets to the planetary positions in the
birth horoscope (which you might describe as being "imprinted" at
that particular time and place). There are a few other techniques astrologers
use in prediction, the most common of these being "secondary progressions".
All living things that are "born" can have a Horoscope
GROUPS of humans like countries and corporations, and all living things
like dogs and cats and horses, have a time and place of birth, so a natal
horoscope chart can be cast for them, as well as for human beings. A
corporation is "born" when it is incorporated. A country is "born" when
it declares independence or when its leaders sign its charter. THE WORLD
THIS WEEK column ("NewsScope") in STAR
SIGNS Astrology Zine is based on the natal horoscopes of world leaders and
people in the news, as well as countries and/or corporate entities like
multi-national companies and public institutions.
What you call "my sign" is the Section of the sky the Sun was in
Because the horoscope forecast on this page is being done for a large
group of people instead of an individual, the actual time and place of
birth for each one of them is not known. But because our calendar
is based on the motion of the Earth revolving around the Sun once per year,
if we know our month and day of birth we also know what Sign the Sun
appeared to be in at the time OUR own birth horoscope was cast. The Sun, Moon
and all the Planets appear in a narrow band across the sky called "the Zodiac",
and the Signs are just equal sections of that 360-degree circle. The distant
fixed stars form the stable background of the zodiac, which helps us observe
where the moving Planets ("planet" means "wandering star") are located at any
time in relation to this fixed field of star patterns. People often refer to
their "star sign" when they are talking about their "sun sign" -- but the Sun
is a star, so the two terms really mean the same thing!
Predicting Planet Positions
Because our MONTH and DAY of birth corresponds to the position
of the Sun as it appears to move across the zodiac, we CAN make some general
assumptions using the SUN and its natal (birth) position, namely that for
everyone "born under the Sign of Cancer" the Sun was SOMEWHERE in that
30-degree section of the sky called Cancer. And we DO know exactly where
the Sun, Moon and all the Planets are located at the present time, and
where they will be located at any time in the next week or in any future
month or year, so we can compare their present or future positions (called
their "transiting" positions or just "transits") to the natal position of
the Sun for everyone in that group. We can assume an average position in
the center of the Sign, or we can know that at SOME time in the next month
the Moon and the faster-moving Planets like Mercury and Venus will move
into a particular angular position with respect to the Sun, no matter where
it is positioned within that 30-degree Sign sector.
We cannot actually SEE the zodiac when the Sun is "up" during the daylight
hours, because its strong light keeps us from seeing the stars, but we can see
the zodiac just before sunrise or just after sunset, and know what Sign the Sun
was in by looking at the point in the zodiac which just disappered or appeared
on the horizon when the Sun was rising or setting. Nowadays, most astrologers
can simply calculate the position of the Sun and Moon and Planets using tables
called "ephemerides" or use the latest astrology software, so they do not have
to watch "the heavens" with the naked eye, as the ancient astrologers had to do.
The Solar Horoscope Chart
We can also cast a "Solar Chart" for all the people born with the
Sun in the astrological Sign of Cancer, by assuming the Cusp of the First
House (a position known as "the Ascendant" or "rising degree") is at 0 degrees
of Cancer. We could also assume a position at 15 degrees in the middle
of Cancer, but the first method aligns the solar chart's Houses with the Signs
and is considered more accurate by some astrologers. All of the other 11 "house
cusps" (border lines) are then calculated from that point, so that each House
represents an equal segment of the sky as viewed from Earth. We do not know the
actual place or time of birth for any individual in the group, but the decision
to locate the Ascendant at 0 degrees of Cancer also implies that a time and
place has been chosen to represent the whole group in a "symbolic" sense.
It has been found that by interpreting this symbolic horoscope chart
for an entire group of people (about one-twelfth of the population of any large
group, or even of the whole world), we can make some astrological
predictions about present and future influences and tendencies which will
be true in a general sense for most of the people in that group. It's
not as good, but it's much more convenient, to just read a generalized
interpretation like this than to prepare and interpret a complex horoscope
for yourself each week or month, or pay an astrologer to do it for you.
This kind of astrological forecast will not be as accurate or specific
as it could be for an individual whose specific time and place of birth
were used to cast the natal horoscope chart and calculate the exact Sign
and degree of the Ascendant and all of that person's individual House cusps,
but it does give some useful information which is the best available under the
circumstances, and which is worth considering and observing as the emotions,
actions, and events unfold over time -- even if only for entertainment, or out
"For Your Entertainment"
By the way, you'll often see a disclaimer like "for entertainment only"
printed on a horoscope reading for legal reasons, because some people tend to
read more into a horoscope reading than was actually said or intended, and may
make decisions based on their own interpretations which do not work out well for
them, and then blame the astrologer. In some jurisdictions, it is considered
illegal to make "predictions" based on astrology or other means of divination,
and this disclaimer is required by law.) You can follow your general Sun Sign
forecasts each week on this page just "for entertainment", or as an experiment
to see for yourself if there is any truth revealed in them for you!
If you were "born on the cusp" of a Sign
IF you were born within one day of either of the above dates, the
SUN may have been in the ADJACENT Sign in your birth horoscope, depending
on the YEAR and TIME and PLACE you were born (being on the border line is
often called "being on the Cusp"). Only by having your
Horoscope Chart (birth chart) calculated accurately will you KNOW
exactly where the Sun was. But you can GUESS, by reading the horoscope
interpretations for BOTH Signs to see if one seems more accurate for you.
Your "Ascendant" and "Rising Sign"
If you know your Ascending Sign or Rising Sign is Cancer, you
may find this horoscope forecast even more accurate, since this simplified
Solar Chart is actually created by assuming the Ascendant, which
is the Cusp of the First House, is at zero degrees of the Sign the Sun
was in at your time and place of birth. If your Sun was in Cancer, then
your Ascendant will likely also be in Cancer if you were born within
about one minute to 120 minutes BEFORE sunrise, so you and other Cancer people
with pre-dawn births may find this forecast especially accurate. (If you were
born within the two hours AFTER sunrise, try reading the horoscope forecast
for the next Sign AFTER your Sun Sign). The "Ascendant" is a
Point at a particular degree within a particular Sign. The "Rising
Sign" or "Ascending Sign" is just the Sign which contains the
Ascendant in a particular person's horoscope.
It is the Sign on the Ascendant which is most noticeable in an
individual's outward appearance and personal style, and thus you are more
likely to be guessing a person's "Rising Sign" than their "Sun Sign" when you
first meet them. You might say that the Sun Sign indicates a person's
"character" while the Rising Sign indicates their "personality" or "personal
style", habitual gestures or ways of expressing themselves verbally, and often
their actual outward physical appearance (Gemini Rising looks young and/or acts
young, Leo Rising often has a "lion's mane" of hair). Character and personality
are not necessarily the same thing, in fact, for each Sun Sign there are twelve
possible Rising Signs, since during each day people are being born while a
different Sign rises on the eastern horizon about every two hours.
Facts About Acts
Now you know why people you meet do not always "act" the way those "Sun Sign"
books told you they would! They act like their Sun Sign when it comes to
important decisions in life and when matters of integrity are at stake, but they
act like their Ascendant Sign (Rising Sign) in their everyday superficial
inter-actions with others. They act like their Moon Sign when they are
re-acting emotionally, seeking emotional support, or trying to feel safe
and secure. To see when and how people "act to attract" according to their
Venus Sign read my article on Venus Love
Styles. How they "act to attain" (or "act to attack") according to their
Mars Signis described in my article on Mars Love Styles.
How to get a more accurate Horoscope Reading
Depending on your actual time of birth, the date ranges given in this
horoscope forecast would shift somewhat -- they would be earlier if born later.
The best way to get a really accurate horoscope reading is to order your own
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A Tribute to Princess Diana, Compassionate
This Cancer horoscope forecast is dedicated to the memory of a beloved
Lady whose essence exemplified many of the best qualities of her Sun Sign of
Cancer. I believe the World would agree the words "caring, compassionate,
sensitive, actively emotional, nurturing, protective, patriotic,
family-loving, and mothering" aptly describe "The Princess of the People"
and "Queen of Hearts" - Lady Diana Spencer, the Princess of Wales.
With her Moon in Aquarius, Princess Diana also demonstrated some
of the best qualities of the Sign of Aquarius in her feelings and emotional
attachments: "humanitarian, idealistic, independent, individualistic,
tolerant of differences, daring to be different, willing to experiment,
innovative, forming allies for common causes, sociable, friendly".
With Sagittarius Rising in her birth horoscope, Diana's appearance
and "style" exhibited some of the best traits of the Sign of Sagittarius:
"cheerful, outgoing, optimistic, spirited, friendly, fascinated by foreign
people and places, accepting of "foreign" ideas and ideals, adventuresome,
fun-loving, willing to take risks, willing to speak the truth, far-thinking,
visionary, philosophical, good sense of humor, good-humored,
Thank you, Lady Di, for blessing us all with your beautiful spirit. In life
you loved the World, and at your loss the World learned how much you were
loved. You inspired in us the things we wished we could be and do, and we
loved you for it. Most of all, we responded to the Beauty, Truth, Caring,
and Compassion we saw in you and your actions, those aspects of Love which
resonated to the Love within ourselves and joined our hearts to you, and
to each other.
Lady Diana, Princess of the People and Queen of Hearts, may your memory
remain a reminder of the Love we shared, and the Love that we can share with all
our neighbors all over the world. You truly were a Princess, being in so many ways the symbol of an ideal and an inspiration to the people of the world. You loved and you were loved. There is no greater tribute than that to a life well lived.
Good-bye, "England's Rose" - may your memory live in our minds, and may your
Love grow in our hearts!
-- Michael Star
Page published on www JUN 21 1997. Updated July 21 2014 12:00 EST.
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