Dec 22 - Jan 19
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A role will come to an end on the 10th, due to a jarring Lunar Eclipse. Although you'll mourn the passing of this phase, it's important to know there are even better things ahead. Make some exciting plans that reflect your heart's desire. An important alliance will improve your personal and professional prospects on the 13th. Lean on your romantic or business partner during the middle of the month; they can and will help you realise a cherished goal. If you're on your own, you'll meet someone special at a professional or creative conference. Don't hesitate to approach a successful achiever; you'll feel an immediate kinship. On the 24th, the New Moon will tempt you into making an expensive purchase with a credit card. Instead of driving yourself into debt, find ways of being more resourceful. You can live quite easily without this expensive product or service. Relieve yourself of financial pressure.
Sunday 19th of January 2020
A partnership must undergo changes to survive. Recently, this union has felt like all work and no play. It's up to you be more spontaneous. Give your best friend a gift. Take your romantic partner on holiday. Encourage your business associate to branch out. Working on a creative project will cultivate contentment. You've been blessed with a vivid imagination. Exercise it at every opportunity. Ignoring impulses to write, draw or play music will dim your inner light. It's better to glow like the full moon.
Week beginning Monday 13th of January 2020
It's not a time to take anything for granted. Don't be in a rush to push practical matters out of the way. Double check the wording in contracts and documents and watch out for hidden clauses. A workmate will accuse you of nit-picking but ignore them. A meeting or interview could include someone you knew in the past. You've never found their company easy so this will make you nervous. It might come as a surprise to find you will actually get on really well together.
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.