The Sun whirls through your 4th house this month bringing focus on home, real estate, and home-based ventures.

The desire to spruce up or organize home may be strong at this time. Do note that this energy is great to pull through small and/or necessary projects but for big projects that will take place over time, momentum may have been waning and any timeline intended for completion could be stretched longer than expected and/or cost more money than expected.  Contractors and other workers may be harder to get a hold of and keep to their commitments and surprises that make the project take longer and/or cost more money are more likely.

For new design or building projects (or anything else having to do with love, beauty, or money), be aware that Venus retrograde is now retrograde.  Venus retrograde is notoriously known to carry advice to avoid big design projects or big money or love decisions.  Often choices you make during this transit are looked back on which the key questions, “What was I thinking?!”

If you must pick decorations or make other design decisions now try to keep neutral backdrops and embellish lower-priced/easier changed pieces so if the transit passes and you don’t like some aspects of your choices it may be easier to adjust.

This is a fantastic month for cozying up at home. A fun project at this time is to do some Feng Shui treatments to your home. Deep cleaning, clearing clutter, and reorganizing and advancing on any minor home repair projects.  Other things related to home could be ok but mostly if the amount being spent is minor, you can totally afford it and wont miss the money if it doesn’t go well, OR you are getting a smokin’ deal on something!  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.

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.

Since the Sun lighting up your 4th house also means your family sector is lit up, if you are traveling this month, it will likely be to visit family or to a place that was or feels like ‘home’ or you may have family come visit you.

Family fun could enter center stage.  Equally as likely could be family drama.  Tread lightly on trigger topics with family and feel into doing work to dissolve your own triggers.

The 4th house is also the sector of childhood psychology, so things that happened as a child that are affecting your current situation (like patterns in relationship or elsewhere, that recreate circumstances that made you feel the same way you did when you were a child).  The Sun in this position can light up things that are right and can also make more clear things that need improvement.  If important actions have to be made working on the inner planes, there is much support at this time. If you feel ready to stop the patterns that have been holding you back, you can find great resources and make great headway now.  Inner work is awesome at any time this month and this trend will be in effect for the rest of the year.

If you have real estate investments or are wanting to sell or buy a home, this month will likely bring much activity in this sector.  Use extra caution when agreeing to contractual commitments, signing paperwork, and firm plans because of all the continued retrograde energies.  Venus retrograde can be a great time to get an amazing deal so be aware of this however the odds are simultaneously more likely of buying a ‘money pit’. Follow your gut if it seems something is off and make sure to not buy too high or spread yourself too thin at this time.  Also, get extra inspections and do everything you can to make sure that there aren’t things that will be great expenses looming.  Make sure not to overpay for a home that you buy or rent and make sure that you don’t give your asset away that you are selling for too low a price that you may regret later.

If you are splitting assets from a divorce or business separation, you will be more likely to want to just give the other person ‘what they want’ just to be rid of them but again with this type of decision, the odds are more likely that you will look back on that choice and wish you fought harder for things that you feel are rightly yours.

All of the retrograde energies can increase the odds that you are not seeing the whole picture with a real estate purchase or other deal you are intending to make. Do extra diligence to make sure the purchase is perfect for you and your situation. When I had a real estate business for 10 years where I bought, refurbished, sold or rented out homes, I would strike up conversations with neighbors outside in the neighborhood and ask them about the house and the neighborhood.  Neighbors tend to love to talk about the area and you can find many an important piece of info highly relevant to the purchase, even things that the owner may not be forthcoming with like issues to major systems of the house that the neighbors knew about.  Asking people in the area directly, “What do you love about this neighborhood” and “What do you wish was different” can clue you in to the stories of the area.  Even things like airplane traffic patterns that may cross over the house that may not have been apparent on your visits to the house could turn out to be something a neighbor informs you about.  Asking questions like this know can help to prevent future trouble for you.

Mars post-shadow transit is now complete as of October 10.

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.

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 🙂

Cupcakes & Cashmere by Emily Schuman
Feng Shui for Dummies by David Daniel Kennedy
Recovering Your Inner Child by Lucia Cappachione
How to Make Money in Real Estate in the New Economy by Matthew A. Martinez

If you would love a live reading with Annie to get her insights about your personal chart go here!

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