I haven't updated here in a long time...in all honesty, I'm kinda starting to fade on my hippie-er interests, or at least they're not working for me as well as they used to. This is bumming me out. I don't want to get over this, but...some things are working and some are NOT. Sigh.
Anyway, I'm going to try updating here for a change because while I was at the library, I spotted something I hadn't seen before:
Let's take a look at it, shall we? I'll go through it with my sign.
However...I admit I'm totally biased about it. If I had to pick a least favorite sign, Cancer (guess where my Jupiter is) is pretty much it. Home and family, home and family! Nurturing and a nicely decorated home and hot homecooked meals in the tum-tum! To which I say, baaaaaaaaarf, and "good lord, that is not the sort of thing I grew up with AT ALL." Home is where people fight all night to me, and I actively spend as much time as I can out of the house for most of the year. (Except winter because it is too dark and cold for me to want out in that, lately.) My family is not close and warm and snuggly and frankly, the ones that live in the same state as me would be just fine if they never saw me again. As in, I ran into a cousin of mine I hadn't seen in almost 8 years and did not recognize her. That's how snuggly-wuggly-close and loving we all are. So I really, really do want to puke at hearing about how awesome my home and family are.
So here's the good news:
Jupiter exalted in Cancer—“more successful people are born under Cancer Jupiter than under any other Jupiter sign. In fact, the list of famous and successful Cancer Jupiters is double that of any other sign!"
“Allow yourself to be a very private and at the same time passionate being.”
“To bring the power of Jupiter into your life, practice living, working, and coexisting harmoniously with others, whether it’s within the context of your family, your company, your team, or the world at large. If you embrace Jupiter energy, you can enjoy a tenacious luck that shines like a beacon for the rest of the human race, a sense of self that resists egocentricity, and the power to integrate yourself into the larger community in order to become part of a benevolent and harmonious whole.”
Um....ugh, not so great.
“Luck will desert you only if you perversely turn your back on the rest of humanity and isolate yourself, seeking safety in obscurity. Your shell is not a place to hide—consider the life of Cancer Jupiter J.D. Salinger.”
“Your shell is, rather, a shield that protects you as you move through life.”
You have no idea how much "move to island, become a hermit" is a thing for me. Like, to some degree I watch the show Last Man On Earth because it's a fantasy that you can avoid the few humans left if you want to.
“Take a moment, look back long and deep over your life, recount as many events as you can, and ask yourself what has made you lucky or unlucky in your life. You’ll notice that whenever you act like a Cancer, you create miracles in your life. No matter what your Sun sign is, you get lucky when you live out the Cancer legacy gifted to you by the benevolent planet Jupiter.”
That's pretty much the idea of the book right there. Is that true for me? I don't know. Honestly, I'd say I got lucky because someone else gave me something at the right time. I guess that's people related...?
To take full advantage of your luck, emphasize your…
Cancer Jupiter strengths: Be connected, active for the greater good, money conscious, creative, regenerative, healing, record keeping, second sighted, and hospitable but with good boundaries.
But because Jupiter rules excess, watch out for…
Cancer Jupiter excesses: You can become overly emotional, overloaded, or panicked.”
I will concur on the creativity and record keeping--my work emphasizes that. Dunno on the rest of the strengths. The excesses are true, though.
“The crops and animals need to be nurtured, and this is your purpose, Cancer Jupiter: To domesticate, nurture, and help everyone around you grow stronger and more purposeful.”
BARF. BAAAAAAARF. Seriously, you have no idea how much I hate nurturing and helping everyone around me. I got thrown into a service job three years ago (it was that or unemployment) and have been hating it ever since. It drains me dry. It is not "lucky." Quite the opposite.
“To gain the bounty of Jupiter, you must act like a crab! Be a survivor, hone a sense of history, gain knowledge about your past, and spend time thinking about what’s worked and what hasn’t. Let yourself feel deeply, but, Cancer Jupiter, balance it with a knack for self-protection. When you find something good, never let go.
When you are hurt, use your tenacious Cancer Survival Will: Retreat inside your shell, where you can peer out consciously as you wait for the danger to pass. You should learn to walk sideways, like the crab, to avoid head-on confrontation. Your indirect walk, however, is at the same time highly purposeful, in that it always gets you where you want to go while protecting you from harm.”
I concur on the retreating and the avoidance of confrontation.
“Allow yourself to nurture, to mother those around you (whether you’re male or female)! Be the one who comforts and provides. Sharpen your intuition, your “gut” reaction to new things. Make sure you keep yourself centered.”
Green is lucky for you.
“Your lucky energy flows to you, Cancer Jupiter, when you are most connected to others, surrounded by your family—it can be your family of birth or your family of choice. This is why many Cancer Jupiter artists and creative types have found success by working with their own close-knit families or creating a new type of family.”
Well, like I said, I'm certainly not close with mine. And to be honest, replacement families...not flying. Been looking for years and everyone else is quite occupied with their own already.
“As a Cancer Jupiter, you don’t have to have children (although it is lucky for you to have kids!) or be in close contact with your family, but you should maintain close ties within some type of community.”
“If you have no children of your own, try “adopting” people, caring for them almost as if they were your children.”
“If you’re not in a physical community, try a virtual one.”
I did--i used to be big on this--but since I'm not into social media, my virtual ones have mostly died off. I like the main one I participate now, but it's really too big to make friends on. On the other hand, that's why it hasn't died in favor of social media.
“The Web functions best (as do you) when privacy is secured and protected. Boundaries—an essential attribute of your healthy Crab shell—are required in order for you to live in a mutually beneficial way within your community. Because Cancer also rules the home, even when it is a simulated home or house, you find luck!” (House of Chanel)
“If you are Cancer Jupiter, you will gain phenomenal luck by expansively giving, especially when your giving nurtures and cares for those around you.”
I cannot say my luck has increased by my giving until I'm run dry every day. Again, quite the opposite.
“make sure you have a good, regular cash flow. Take both an offensive and a defensive approach: You must save, but you also need to make a substantial and predictable living.”
Your artistic side must find its expression, but don’t feel bad about “selling out.” Look at the Beatles. “Even if you don’t sell a thing, it will, I guarantee, somehow sooner or later bring you luck!”
“You can release your creativity simply by letting out your sense of humor or expressing your whimsical side. Many Cancer Jupiters achieve success by expressing a wacky, offbeat sensibility.”
I do agree with all of that. I can't stand the idea of not having regular cash flow, I'm artistic, and weird.
- work and live for the whole, rather than for the self
- cultivate sensitivity to others while maintaining strong boundaries
- explore history and the past—your best ideas come to you this way.
- Pursue visions of the future; it will be to your financial benefit
- Surround yourself with soothing greens, blues, and browns, and speak gently.
- Increase your calcium update
- Keep records scrupulously, and save all paperwork, memos, books, and documents
- Hang out with more Scorpios, Pisces, and Cancers.
“Seek out all the “umbilical cords” in your life—the things that connect you to the web of life—and ask yourself if they are truly serving you by bringing you nutrients or if they are actually chaining you. If it’s the latter, you need to have the courage to let them go and trust that the healthy connections will regenerate.”
“No matter how attached you are to a relationship or a situation, use your ancient smarts to decide whether it needs to stay or to go.”
“Cancer Jupiters understand that without records, we can’t learn from our mistakes.”
Be psychic, have boundaries.
“Success in love will come when you settle down! So get serious! Stop looking for physical perfection and concentrate on finding a loving mate interested in building a wonderful home. Remember, home and family are lucky for you. If you just climb down from your flighty penthouse perspective and focus on making that home a warm and welcoming place, you will find a greater love than you had dreamed possible."
Okay, so I don't look for physical perfection and I was always dead serious about somewhat settling down. But I couldn't care less about building a home (especially since I am usually not in it). I don't get why redecorating my house is going to catch a dude. I don't know how many straight interior designers there are...unless I'm fishing for plumbers? This is not a way to date.
"Despite the notion that opposites attract, you will find that it’s not always a good idea to look for mates among people who are different from yourself; the boy or girl next door just might end up being the answer to your prayers. Make sure you ask your family and close friends what they think about your new significant other—you will find wisdom in their views, so trust them—it’s lucky!"
I don't think my neighbors (who are all chicks right now) are going to work out.
Asking my family about an SO--Hah! My family was not "welcoming" to anyone I dated, really. They attempted to be so, but the dudes could all tell. I'm fairly certain they were sending "GO AWAY" messages telepathically. (And for the record, my exes weren't bad dudes. But we do not welcome people in my gene pool, apparently.)
"Jupiter’s energy won’t be attracted if you pick a fiercely independent mate who’d be comfortable being without you for long periods of time. Absence is unlikely to cause your heart to grow healthily fonder, and it might just cause your nervous system to go crazy. If you’re honest with yourself, you can admit that you’ll have a tough time spending a single night without the one you love. In fact, that sort of intensity is lucky for you unless it gets too extreme—so try to learn from this. To avoid long prolonged periods of absence, it may be especially helpful to make sure you both have the same schedules. If not, be willing to change yours! Find what works.”
Okay, here's the thing with this one: on the one hand, I'm out of the house busy a lot of the time myself. I used to date guys who lived out of town or went out of town a fair chunk so I could have some free time built into the relationship. To some degree, I can use some absence and free time.
On the other hand, I was pretty naturally codependent as hell when they were around--ridiculously so--and ignored it when they complained about my being clingy. So this is unfortunately rather true. But at this point in time, would I act that way again? I don't know. I hope I've learned to not act like that, or even if my soul wants to cling, the rest of me will let a dude breathe.
“you may be more likely to achieve success in a family or group setting. You might consider working for the family business or in a cooperative establishment. Short of that, try a small company where you’ll work with a closely knit group of people with ideals and aspirations similar to your own.”
Heck no, no small companies! Too much drama, not enough benefits. Also, no family business to join even if I wanted to, but see previous.
“Avoid spending too much time working in isolated settings—the hermit life is not for you. Whatever you choose to do, there’s a good chance that sooner or later you’ll crave a mutually supportive group atmosphere in which to thrive and flourish.”
Nope. Groups are generally not very supportive in my experience. You have to have the right group and they are hard to find and maintain.
“Being naturally psychic, you love detective work, because you’re so good at it!”
I can't argue this point though :)
Luckiest times are when the sun is in a water sign or moon is in cancer. Jupiter return is luckiest (hahahah)
“You need to be conservative with money and save whenever possible. Stick to the tried and true: Chances are you’ll do best in financial markets with relatively safe conservative bonds and blue-chip companies. Avoid debt and leverage, personally and in the companies whose stocks you buy. As far as possible, stick with companies that are household names. Family businesses are lucky for you, as are companies that make household products used by families in the home.”
I don't exactly play the stock market to comment on this.
You’re very loyal, it’s lucky for you, don’t tolerate rough handling. Make up fights. “Family really is that important to the Crab. You may simply have a hard time functioning otherwise.”
Yeah, because otherwise EVERYONE IS SCREAMING.
When you go too far: worrying. You become overly emotional and overloaded and panicked.
- Abandon your family, burn all your papers, and move to a remote island to be a hermit.
- Work like an Aries or Libra Jupiter.
- Forget to pay your taxes
- Burn up money
- Invade other’s privacy or invite them to invade yours
- Refuse to share your feelings and cut off friends.
I desperately want to do the first one, no clue on #2, I don't do the rest of it.
With Taurus Sun: “Both Taurus and Cancer want so much. They need, like Taurus Cancer Liberace, to make everyday life larger and more grandiose than it really is. Both signs are also notorious for not liking change, so you tend to suffer in silence for way too long in your personal life."
"You’d like to spend less time reassuring others and more time indulging yourself, but your real luck lies in giving to others and watching over them as they grow. This could manifest itself in the form of investments, creative works, or simply in raising your children. People count on you, in work, friendship, and love.”
Okay, you know what? I had to go serve the public for hours on the day I started this post, and I was DRAINED THE HELL DRY. Everyone else who had to do it that day is DRAINED THE HELL DRY. The most caring, nurturing, Cancer-like one of us all said, "People are being too needy up there." It is NOT rewarding, not lucky, not anything other than soul-draining hell.
Screw being a Cancer, is what I'm saying.