Dec 22 - Jan 19
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There are three main areas of your life vying for your attention this month and the variety of these different areas make the work/life balance reminders over recent months make sense. For the three areas of life definitely getting the planets attention and therefore demanding your attention are work and job matters, your relationships and matters of the heart and all things fun, playful, romantic and creative. It is the first and the latter that will demand some kind of compromise when it comes to a balance between work and play. What makes this even more important is that out of the three these are the two areas that can't wait. With the Sun in your busy work sector until 22nd December, Jupiter gone by 3rd December but Mercury here from 9th December to 29th December, this is a huge month for work and job matters. Jupiter has spent 13 months getting you to the point where anything that you set your mind to is possible and it is after he leaves that Mercury returns with a chance to do just that. This gives you every reason to say that you don't have time for play, except you can't afford not to make time. For while Mars will spend the whole of December in a fun, playful, romantic and creatively charged part of your chart his departure in the early days of the New Year will leave it empty until later next year. Fortunately, both sides of the fence will benefit from the right balance between work and play, for this is key to maintaining your productivity and creativity. This will also benefit your relationships, where there is a mix of the ordinary and the extraordinary this month. The ordinary is that Saturn and Pluto will have the focus on your relationships from the get go, as they have for years now while starting the month with Venus, the planet of love here means that this is where your heart is. However, the extraordinary arrives with Jupiter, who by 3rd December will be in the early hours of what is destined to be your luckiest and most important relationship year in over a decade.
Week beginning Monday 9th of December 2019
The closer you get to the end of the year the clearer it becomes that your biggest challenge is going to be balance. Whether it is work/life balance, a balance between work and play or between your personal and relationship needs it is all about balance. Then, just when you think that you have ticked off all the areas where you need to be aware of a need for balance Thursday's Full Moon will add another, that of knowing when to keep your work hat on and when to take it off. Yet when you boil it all down, whether it is the major planetary activity on the relationship front, the Sun and Mercury working to bring this professional year home or Mars wanting time to pursue your romantic and creative passions, it all comes down to being spoilt for choice. None of the things you are juggling are challenging and everything could be solved with a few extra hours added to each day. The key to having it all is not just having the right balance. It is choosing to believe that you deserve to have it all.
Monday 9th of December 2019
While it is the Moon that is making this a good day for personal and professional networking, friendship and relationship building, this is a small taste of things to come. While the Moon is no less important than the planetary coming togethers that are set to take this to a whole new level in just a few days' time, the difference is that they won't be fleeting. Just six days after Jupiter, the planet of luck and expansion's return to your relationship sector there will be signs that all your relationships are becoming more significant.
Cancer is the fourth sign of the zodiac. It's a cardinal sign, with natural leadership ability, so you like to be the boss!
You are a water sign ruled by the Moon. The Moon changes sign approximately every two and half days on its monthly journey around the zodiac. Its gravitational pull moves the tides of our vast oceans. Inhabiting a human body doesn't make any of us immune to this force. We're around 60 percent water.
Being a Cancerian, you feel this lunar movement more acutely. Some say you can be moody or crabby, we would probably all be crabby if our inner landscape shifted slightly every two and a half days!
The symbol for Cancer is the crab. A crab wears a hard shell which protects its squashy and vulnerable innards. Like the crab, you wear a hard shell over your vulnerable feelings and generally keep them to yourself. The side of you we're allowed to see is kindly, gentle, nurturing, capable and strong.
A crab on the move will move sideways, usually with stealth! You rarely go directly after what you want, you often sidle up to it or approach in a round about way.
A crab has tenacious pincers, it grabs on and holds tight. You can have difficulty letting go, even when the cupboards are bulging! Also you'll remember, and sometimes dwell on, old hurts and injustices (whether real or imagined), long after the events.
Being the first of the water signs makes you super-sensitive, your feelings are easily hurt and you're not able to shrug things off like some. You probably have accurate hunches and some innate psychic ability, depending on the rest of your horoscope.
Cancer rules our home and family life, so your home and family are especially important. In Cancer we need to feel we have somewhere we belong, and just as the crab has its shell, your home is your shell, a safe place of retreat when you need to nourish yourself.
The energy of the Moon is matriarchal in essence, so most of you make excellent, supportive parents. Those who don't have children, can parent their co-workers and friends or they nurture in their professional capacity. Care-workers, collectors, cradles and caterers all belong to your sign. Cancer men are often good cooks and some can outshine the women in the kitchen.
Traditionally you get on best with the other sensitive water signs, Scorpio and Pisces, also with the earth signs, Taurus, Virgo and Capricorn, but there are 12 different faces of Cancer, depending on which zodiac sign the Moon was transiting on the day of your birth. If you have a fiery or airy Moon, then you'll get along with those signs too.
If you don't know the sign of the wandering Moon on the day of your birth, one of our astrologers will be happy to tell you more. For those of you born on a day when the Moon changed signs, we will need your time of birth too.