The Sun sizzles through your sector of children and creativity this month.  Activities, issues, and opportunities involving children, your own or others, or other creative endeavors, take center-stage this month. This is an amazing time to take an art class or cozy up with awesome art tools and go crazy. Hidden interests or talents may be revealed and this are more likely to be discovered if you try different things.

For parents or parents-to-be, learning more about parenting from experts is a wonderful area of focus always but especially this month. Unresolved issues involving children or having children are likely to come up this month. Definitely take seriously anything coming up in these areas as there is likely much to uncover now and using the retrograde energies can help to find answers and solutions.

Looking at life through the eyes of a child can help to bring fun into dreary routine. Something fun to try this month is to set up some child-led activities. Asking kids for ideas of fun things or thinking about what you did as a kid that you enjoyed can help you capture the magic of this placement of the Sun.

Hobbies, pleasure, and fun for the sake of itself are all in the sector being highlighted for you now.  Fun and activities from previous times may roll back through into your experience.

This sector specifically enhances the arenas of acting, modeling, dancing, singing (and any other performance arts), and athletiscism.

This month could have creativity in the forefront and creative projects you feel are ready to be shown to the world but also there could be projects still going on behind the scenes or working that are not ready to be released yet.  In general this time is better for working in the back drop on projects, improving or otherwise revising offerings currently out, and bringing things back from the past to move along as they flow.  New launches with no tie to the past are not as well-favored now unless they are ‘low-stakes’, experiments, or in other ways have no pressure on having certain results or outcomes. Since Venus rules art and money, it being in retrograde doesn’t give as much gusto to launches now. Conducting business as usual is fine for this time and lean as much as possible to techniques, venues, clientele, supporters from the past for best use of the transit. The end of December and January are amazing for launches so unless you have some very strong intuition otherwise, try to hold off on the releases of things that are a big deal until this time.

Issues and opportunities from the past involving creative projects, romantic partners/romance, children, addictions, and other 5th house matters will continue to be a theme. Things that come in this month still have more of a likelihood of being shorter-term, a segway to something else, or something new that needs ideas or something else from the past to work with.

The odds are greater that people will be having money issues come up so that makes it more likely that they will not be seeing clearly when it comes to their money or item of value.  You can benefit from this by getting a great deal just take caution to not be that person that sold something of value for far lower than it is worth out of desperation or desire to ‘move on from’ it.

If a decision has to be made about love or business opportunities that come in now or for arrangements and agreements that have to be made this month, try to leave as much flexibility in arrangements to account for the changes that will very likely come soon, and know that the plans you make now may be shorter term than expected, or efforts may get ‘tabled’ for a time, losing steam, or be missing relevant infomation.

If a decision or agreement has to be made consider a ‘bridge’ decision or agreement, where you create a temporary agreement that will be reconsidered and shifted later.

Overall try to postpone big and binding/long-term decisions in money and love if possible until the stars are more clear towards the end of December and into January.

To see more about the implications and manifestations of Venus retrograde, check out my extensive video on the topic. Also check out my comprehensive blog series Venus Retrograde through the Signs/Houses. Venus will be retrograde from October 5, 2018 – November 16, 2018 with the pre-transit shadow period starting September 4, 2018 and post-shadow transit stretching until December 18, 2018.

To see an extensive list of things I love for now through Mid-December 2018 when the personal planet retrogrades dominate see my blog, Maximizing Personal Planet Retrogrades.

Regarding romance, so there is an increased potential for some love sizzle 🙂  Purposely planning fun with your honey is a great way to use this energy.  If you are single and looking for a long-term relationship, dating people from the past may carry more promise than brand new people, although there are always exceptions to this general rule.

If someone comes into your life in a romantic context, proceed cautiously as the retrograde transits may put the brakes on unexpectedly, so make decisions around moving slowly and try to avoid major steps of moving forward in the relationship arena. Be very wary and cautious with any new romantic, business, or other relationships that show up this month.  Venus retrograde energies will make it more likely that you are not seeing clearly and increase the odds of a shorter-term relationship than expected or key, possibly deal-breaking information, to come in about the person during the transit or soon after.

Love may return from the past to be reconsidered.  Try to be in the ‘observation’ space of these situations and hold off final decisions about them if possible until the later part of December when you may be seeing more clearly.  Short-term/bridge/temporary agreements or arrangements could be fine.

If your birthday is late in the sign (or if you are reading for your rising sign and have a late degree) this report will start to be relevant for you towards the end of the month, for earlier in the month you many find that the Leo Horoscope is more relevant for you.

Great reads for Cancer this month:

Don’t have enough time to read?  Then you will love Audible, where you can listen to awesome books while you other things 🙂

How to Talk So Kids Will Listen, How to Listen So Kids Will Talk by Adele Faber & Elaine Mazlish
The Power of Having Fun by Dave Crenshaw
Think Like A Warrior ~ The Five Inner Beliefs That Make You Unstoppable ~ Darrin Donnelly
How to Make $ as an Artist ~ Sean Moore

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