Cancer (22 June – 22 July)
This is likely to be one of the most important months of the year for you, as eclipses light up your opposite star sign, Capricorn and the Leo/Aquarius axis of the zodiac.
You often feel eclipse energy more powerfully than other people because you’re a moon child. Your sign of Cancer is ruled by the waxing and waning Moon which is why you often experience the whole gamut of emotions throughout the month. Your moods can change as quickly as the shape-shifting Moon. Know, therefore that you might feel more emotional during the eclipse period and your instincts will be heightened.
This month, the Solar Eclipse takes place on the 6th in your opposite star sign, Capricorn and the Lunar or Full Moon eclipse takes place on the 21st cutting across the Leo/Aquarius axis of the zodiac. Eclipses are game-changers and bring what’s hidden to light. Sometimes, they coincide with dramatic events and the unexpected which is why they’re linked to the highs and lows of life.
Therefore, this is important for you with regard to your 1-to-1 relationships, both personal and professional. The Solar Eclipse on the 6th falls in Capricorn and your relationship sector. This might be a month when you’re getting hitched or forming a business partnership. Alternatively, you’re ready to move on and break free from a relationship that’s no longer working for you.
The Sun and Moon are wedged between Saturn and Pluto during the Solar Eclipse on the 6th. This is a tough planetary line-up, so be wary of power and control or anyone who tries to dictate terms or tell you what to do.
A relationship situation might require extreme grit and determination from you to weather any recent storms or make a lasting commitment. It’s not an easy eclipse energy, so be aware of this. Veer away from toxic individuals and, if in doubt, get good advice from people you trust. Decisions that are made during the eclipse period will be final.
Therefore, your best bet might be to play a waiting game and not jump in feet first even if you meet the love of your life or you’re ready to abandon ship. See where life leads, notice who you meet and trust your intuition. Don’t jump to conclusions or rush in or out of love and wait a few days after the eclipse before making any major decision.
If necessary, take some time out to clear your head and gain a fresh perspective on your situation. Neptune is strong this month in Pisces so don’t lose sight of your dreams and don’t let other people bring you down either.
The Lunar eclipse has an easier feel to it and, by the 21st, the Sun is in Aquarius and your joint finance sector. It may be that the two eclipses are linked if you’re fighting someone for money or custody of a child.
Otherwise, this eclipse brings a cycle to a close which began in August 2016. When eclipses cut across the financial axis of your horoscope, you can be sure that things won’t remain stable. Eclipses are about highs and lows, wins and losses. Whatever your current situation, this final eclipse completes this particular chapter.
Action is recommended when it comes to deciding what next for your work and and this is because the dynamic planet Mars enters Aries and your career sector on the 1st, New Year’s Day.
Get things moving, be bold and daring in your approach to work and be positive instead of negative. If a situation at work has become unbearable, it’s a great month to seek pastures new. It does feel as if everything could be inter-related this month and events in one sector of your life will have a knock-on effect in another.
Action planet Mars is joined in Aries by live-wire Uranus. This whole combination is the opposite of stable and steady and favours change and freedom. So, actively embrace change and don’t worry too much about what other people say. Instead, trust yourself.
This could be about working for yourself rather than having to be accountable to other people. Use Mars’ power to be assertive rather than aggressive, bold rather than timid.
There are other factors throughout January which are more harmonious and can help you both keep the peace and feel calm within yourself. You might choose to stay away from difficulty, avoid people who are being tricky and not get involved in anyone else’s dramas.
If so, you’re tapping in to the fact that the planet of relating and harmony, Venus, moves into Sagittarius on the 7th highlighting the work and lifestyle sectors of your horoscope. This favours teamwork and getting on the right side of colleagues. This is where fun and inspiration can be found too.
Also, the more you apply yourself on a daily basis and ensure your routine works for you, the easier the month ahead. Do more of what you love and look after yourself. Eat well, sleep well, get regular exercise. Aim for peaceful relationships, a harmonious environment and be around people who make you feel steady and stable.
Venus joins Jupiter in Sagittarius and they are heading for a lovely encounter on the 22nd. The Venus/Jupiter collaboration could bring a new job your way, a new routine or significant changes to your lifestyle and health. It’s a clear signal that the more you focus on you and what works for you on a daily level, the happier and healthier you are.
Even if some events conspire to work against you throughout January, you might realise with hindsight that they were actually a blessing in disguise.