Cancer Monthly Horoscope

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Yasmin Boland

Astrology Expert

CANCER

If you have been reviewing how you live your life, that is actually a good thing – pretty much exactly what you should have been feeling recently, as Mercury retrograded through your 6th House of Daily Life. Hopefully you have gathered enough info now to know how you want 2017 to unfold for you, so you stay sane. If you’ve been working too hard and you want to stop, chances are you can’t yet. You have one more year of hard yakka. Use Saturn’s influence to get serious about your self-care routines.

A BIT OF INFORMATION FOR ALL THE SIGNS

Regular readers will know that we are going into 2017 with communications planet Mercury retrograde. When Mercury goes backwards, mayhem often ensures!

So if you have had a rather topsy-turvy holiday season so far, that could well be the reason why.

Mercury retrograde has an upside though; it’s the time to rethink, redo and revisit. In other words, if you find yourself taking a walk down memory lane as 2017 dawns, that’s Mercury.

Missed meetings and miscommunications often happen under this cycle, too, though. The way to handle Mercury retrograde upsets is to keep your sense of humour, even if it’s a bit against the odds! Mercury ends his retrograde cycle on January 8.

Note that the start of the year is also obviously the ideal time to set your intentions for the year ahead. What do you want to achieve in the coming 12 months?

Whether you have plans for adventure, or to get in shape, or anything else, it’s not too late to make some last minute New Year’s resolutions. In fact, the New Moon on January 28 makes that the perfect day to recommit to your plans for 2017, if you fall off the wagon early!

And after January 8, once Mercury changes direction and start to go forwards again, this is where the communications planet will be for you…

Mercury resuming normal transmission and going forwards again is great news for you if your daily life has had you on the hop. For you, Mercury has been going backwards in your SIXTH HOUSE of daily work and health. If you’ve been going two steps forwards and one step back where any or all of those subjects are concerned, now you know why! If, on the other hand, you’ve used the past few weeks to re-direct your daily duties or to get back into health routines you’d allowed to lapse, good for you. You made the most of the cycle. This weekend, as Mercury changes directions, you can expect one last possible blast of mayhem. And after that? Expect a lot less uncertainty in your daily life.

WHERE THE FOCUS IS FOR YOU THIS MONTH…

As the Sun goes around the skies over the course of a year, it acts as a sort of spotlight on our charts. So every year around the same time, you get certain issues in focus. The way to work with the solar energies is to have a think about how confident you feel in the part of your chart that’s letting the Sun shine in! Here is where the Sun is focused for you this month:

The Sun now moves into your 7th house, aka Your House Of Love. Over the next four weeks, you can expect love to rise to the top of your agenda. Someone Else is going to be very important, taking up a lot of your headspace. This could be a lover, an ex or a potential new partner. The best lessons you are going to get now are going to be through your most important one to one relationships. Do as much as you can with someone by your side over the next month – partnerships will lead you in the right direction, whereas going it alone won’t feel so good. On another note, this astro-event can bring enemies out of the woodwork. If you need to bury the hatchet with someone, now is the time.

 

AND IN LOVE NEWS…

This month sees the planet of love and abundance, Venus, move into the very romantic sign of Pisces. This is good news for all the lovers out there. The vibe will be dreamier, people will be more like putty in your hands, love falls in love with lovers. Venus, of course, is the planet of love and abundance – so wherever she is in your chart is where you have more access to romance and riches. Here is what Venus in Pisces means for you.

Venus is now moving through your ninth house of study, travel and adventure, where she’ll stay for around four weeks. If you’re about to head off into the wild blue yonder on an adventure, you really do have the stars on your side. Expect excitement, fun and plenty of excellent memories to come home with. If you’re going with a lover, it could be an extremely romantic getaway which teaches you both about each other. If you’re off somewhere as a single and you’re open to meeting someone, that could be exactly what happens. If you’re not going anywhere during this cycle, all is far from lost. Singles could find themselves drawn to someone from out of town now, while couples have a chance to step back from their relationship for a moment, to see the Big Picture of where you’re going and what you’re doing. Be grateful for what you have. The part of your chart being stimulated by Venus is also the part of your chart which broadens your mind. Love, romance, adventure, study and self-improvement will all do that for you, now and over the next four weeks. Foreigners and people recently returned from out of town or overseas should also hold extra interest.

 

WHERE’S THE MOON?

The start of the New Year feels exciting and brimming with potential. And then here comes this very emotional Full Moon which is all about letting go. So how does that work? It might help to remember that in fact the so-called start of the New Year is also just a human construct/measurement we have dreamed up and live out lives in accordance with. Use the Full Moon this month the same way you would any Full Moon, as a chance to let go of the past and to forgive whoever you need to. Repeating this line alone, silently or out loud, could really help: “I forgive positively everyone in all directions of time”. Try it. Breathe in. Say it. And then e-x-h-a-l-e.

 

Making a 2017 Goodbye + Gratitude list

A wonderful practise to do sometime before the January 12 Full Moon would be to make a Goodbye + Gratitude list. To do this, start by making a list of everything you’re saying goodbye to from 2016 (you can do this before or after New Year, it doesn’t affect anything). Write down any heart break, upsets, disappointments, recriminations or regrets you have left over for 2016. Write it all down. Express it (get it?) Let it out and let it go … and then burn the list. And then replace all that you have released with a Gratitude list. All you have to do here is write down the names of at least three people, places or situations that you are truly grateful for. Bringing them to mind will fill you with gratitude, which is one of the ideal energetic states to be in. The more you can feel gratitude for the good in your life, the better your life will be. It’s just the way the Universe works. Try it and you will see.

 

A thought for the Full Moon…

The Goddess of the January Full Moon is Diana – the huntress! What are you determined to do or achieve in 2017? Ask Diana to help you to release fears and doubts on the night of the Full Moon in her sign.

 

The chakra of the Full Moon is Ajna, the Third Eye chakra.

The chant is “Ommm…” Trying chanting this around Full Moon time and see which insights come to you!

 

What the Full Moon means for you…

It’s all very well and lovely to be focused on someone else. Certainly it sounds like a very valiant thing. But once a year around about now, the Full Moon lights up your chart to remind you that you also need to focus on yourself – and that time is now! Many of us are givers rather than takes and again, that sounds great, but it messes with the flow in our lives. This is your month to remember how to say YES when people offer to help you and to ask for help if you need it and you’re not getting it. You could feel extra emotional during this cycle but a lot of your ‘stuff’ which is coming up to be dealt with NEEDS to be dealt with so don’t run away from it!

This month the Full Moon takes place at 23 Cancer –

Here are times around the world

SYDNEY: January 12, 10.33pm

NEW YORK: January 12, 6.33am

LONDON: January 12, 11.33am

Moonscope Message

Aries – use January to rewrite your job description – even if you work for yourself, it’s worth doing now, as the New Moon fires up your Career Zone and Mercury reverses.

Taurus – if you believe in vision boards, make one for 2017. Your visions will be broader than usual this month and you can rethink old ideas about what will make you happy.

Gemini – it’s the silly season but you really do have an amazing chance to renegotiate your finances now – after all your hard work, perhaps you’re due some kind of bonus?

Cancer – the Full Moon in your sign this month means it’s time for you to let go of something – could be upsets from 2017, could be extra weight, bad habits… your call!

Leo – stop! Put that cake down now! But seriously, the New Moon in your 6th house with Mercury reversing make December/January THE time for you to sort out dietary issues.

Virgo – being a caring Virgo, you’re great to have around. You love to help! However this month you need to find a balance between you and others’ needs. Don’t neglect yourself!

Libra – looks like you could be moving home or at least leaving home for a while. If you’re working too hard, you need to use this month to find a work/life balance. It’s essential!

Scorpio – if you know you need to think a bit more before you speak and it’s one of your big resolutions in 2017, commit to it now – you have supportive celestial conditions.

Sagittarius – so what do you want for yourself financially in the New Year? This is the time for you to set your intentions – it could be easier to renegotiate things than you expect.

Capricorn – the New Moon in your sign and Mercury retrograding in Capricorn makes December/January pivotal – turn and face the direction you want to go in. Use it or lose it.

Aquarius – take some time to retreat from the silly season social madness now – the New and Full Moon are both reminding you that we all need time out every now and then.

Pisces – make 10 wishes on December 29 when you wake up – it’s your lucky New Moon of 2016. Consider wishing for the courage to follow your dreams in 2017.

 

NEW MOON

New Moon at 9 Aquarius

SYDNEY: January 28, 11.07am

NEW YORK: January 27, 7.07pm

LONDON: January 28, 12.07am

 

AND FINALLY… YOU ALSO NEED TO KNOW THAT…

 

If your love life or any of your important relationships have been a bit up and down lately, you can thank Mercury. He has been doing a retrograde in your 7th House of Love. So for some there has been a blast from the past as an old lover came back. For others, there has been a lot of confusion related to romance. For others still there has been a chance to renegotiate the ‘rules’ of your relationship. If you’ve had some ideas about the best way forwards for you and your partner, start to implement them. Your love life improves this month.

Power date: January 10 – work hard to make changes with a VIP

Read more on tips to maintaining a healthy lifestyle here.

MORE CANCER HOROSCOPES: Today | This Year | Lovescopes

 

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