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The focus is always on your relationships at this time of year, with the Sun always spending the last 10 days and the first three weeks of every year in your relationship sector. However, not to the degree that you have this month, with the year starting with an incredible six planet line up in your relationship sector. It is not just the number of planets in your relationship sector that makes this significant but the calibre of those planets. After his return last month, Jupiter is spending his first full month in your relationship sector in over a decade, while teaming up with Saturn and Pluto here for the first time in our lifetime. While Saturn will leave for a few months in March, he will return in July and will be here until he and Jupiter both leave in December, while Pluto will remain here all year. This means that while there might be a lot of focus on your relationships this month that will remain the case all year. With all that focus on your relationships, it is just as well that a balance between your personal and relationship needs is being policed. This is being policed by the lunar nodes and the point where this is most likely to be put to the test is during a lunar eclipse in Cancer on 11th January. This is a super charged version of the 'what about me' Full Moon that falls here at the halfway point in each solar year and always when the Sun is in your relationship sector. In the meantime, between them, Mars and Venus are playing musical chairs in a way that will not only ensure life doesn't become all work and no play but you have the right balance between the two. The month begins with Mars in a playful part of your chart, with his return to your busy work sector on 3rd January leaving it empty. This kicks off what will be some of the busiest weeks of 2020, through to his departure on 17th February. Venus, who begins the month updating your financial wish list will step in to ensure life doesn't become all work and no play, when she returns to an adventurous part of your chart on 14th January.
Week beginning Monday 20th of January 2020
As the planets begin to spread out we no longer have the cosmic log jam that we had last week, with Venus extending her lead on the other planets in order to give the Sun and Mercury some breathing space. Last week began with not only the Sun and Mercury aligned in your relationship sector but with half the solar system aligned there. At the time, in her final days in your financial sector, Venus was doing her own thing, more focused on updating your financial wish list. As first Mercury left your relationship sector last Friday and then the Sun on Tuesday, this will see a lot of the intensity drop back, while still leaving your relationships with the resources they need. This gives the Sun and Mercury a chance to turn their attention onto your financial situation and money matters, returning to your financial sector where Venus was last week. However, Venus has moved on and in her first full week in an adventurous part of your chart is fuelling a desire for adventure.
Thursday 23rd of January 2020
While you began the week with Mars in your busy work sector and the warrior planet of the cosmos has been here for almost three weeks, it is only now that you are starting to feel the full force of his influence. Yet to reach the halfway point of his nearly seven week visit, it was the Moon that has helped to fire up Mars' work passions, fighting and competitive spirit over the last few days. That and a friendly aspect to both planets in your career sector finally has you excited and motivated to embrace the new professional year.
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.