Cancer monthly horoscope

22 June - 22 July

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April

Lucky Days: 2, 3, 11, 12, 29

Yucky Days: 9, 11, 17, 18, 24

Colour: Pale Pink

Celebrity Icon: Courtney Love

Retrogrades, retrogrades, retrogrades – that's what this month is made of. April may not necessarily be full of the traditional showers that bring May flowers, but it's ridden with loads of slowdowns and backtracking. That's thanks to a coterie of planets moving in reverse, starting with Jupiter and Venus. Saturn enters rewind mode on the 6th, only to be followed by Mercury, the most important of the lot, on the 9th. This is the second retrograde of 2017 courtesy of the communication planet, and it'll have you looking to tie up loose ends with collaborative projects and friends. The next few weeks, through early May, are an excellent phase for refining long-term goals and wishes. Just be sure not to launch anything major until Mercury goes direct next month. The Full Moon (on the 11th) can bring some family drama or some other development on the domestic front. Try to stay calm, loving and centered and don't let anyone bully you and your sensitive soul. Put your eyes on the prize during the last week of April as you get closer to the New Moon on the 26th – this is ideal for mapping out your six-month strategy. Major goals – your highest aspirations – are coming into focus now, Cancer. Go grab the brass ring and don't look back.

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March

Lucky Days: 6, 7, 15, 16, 26

Yucky Days: 13, 14, 20, 21, 28

Colour: Rose

Celebrity Icon: Liv Tyler

Welcome to March! This month is the stuff that dreams are made of, thanks to the Sun's presence in Pisces, a water sign like your own. The first three weeks have you swimming along in your own element – exactly like you like it best. The eclipse at the end of February set you up for several weeks of vacation fever – you're dying to get away a bit this coming spring – the season right around the corner. But before you get there, pay attention to the 4th – the day that Venus (planet of love, beauty, and money) goes retrograde. This can bring something of a romantic rewind for the next month or so – and it can also slow down or reverse recent professional projects. If something has to briefly pause, don't freak out – it's likely just a temporary tweak that you'll be grateful for later. By the 12th, turn your focus to the Full Moon in your communication zone, a lunation that can bring something you've wanted to talk about to a fever pitch. Try to have the discussion before it boils over into something you can't control. Spring arrives with the Vernal Equinox on the 20th, bringing delicious opportunities to advance your career over the next month. March closes out with a New Moon (on the 27th) – one that can next-level those very opportunities – if you follow up and make a concrete plan for the next six months.

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