Happy 2020, Cancer! January is off to an intense start, as our first lunar eclipse of the year illuminates your sign on the 10th! This is an important time for you, in which you will be re-evaluating your personal goals, and ridding yourself of outdated habits and routines which are no longer in keeping with what you want for your future. Coupled with the natural new year fresh start energy, this is a fabulous time to begin a fitness programme or diet, you will have the stamina and perseverance to see your goals through. Significant changes you made to your life style at the start of this eclipse cycle last summer will also come to fruition now, after a long six months of hard work. The Moon does oppose Saturn here, so expect some disagreements with loved ones, most notably with regard to your personal plans and a desire to have some time to follow your own path. There is no stopping you here, so they will really need to fall in line with your plans!
Mercury supports you in your relationship quandaries for the first seventeen days of the month; any important conversations which are required with partners are best tackled now, in order that you can utilise Mercury’s communicative skills and logical approach. A rather lovely double aspect with the Sun and Neptune between the 3rd and 16th puts you into a highly intuitive and forgiving frame of mind, and your sensitivity to the needs of others during these days will be very potent. Watch for some turbulence when Jupiter and the south node chime in here though as you find yourself saying too much in a delicate situation. Mercury’s connection with Saturn from the 8th to 17th is also positive for discussing practical issues and duties or responsibilities, not just with love partners but with ex-partners, business partners and anyone with whom you have entered into a contract such as a tenant or landlord.
That yearning to see something more exciting than your everyday world continues into 2020 with Neptune’s persistent trek through your house of travel. This could be an exciting year for trips to unusual and exotic places, but first you will need to attend to practical matters such as ensuring you have adequate finances and cover at work. These practicalities will begin to irk you after the 17th and into the first week of February as Neptune squares no-nonsense Mars; it will be hard to attend to spiritual matters during this period, as commitments to others in your life seem to be taking priority over your own desires. It may also be quite a confusing time for crabs who are studying, as confusion colours your attempts to discuss important subjects in a logical, structured way. Tackling these problems after the 8th of February is preferable if you can wait until then.
The new Moon on the 24th adds transformative energy to friendships, as contact with unpredictable Uranus creates some emotional twists and turns in your circle of friends. New people are likely to arrive now who will be exciting, impulsive and just a little bit crazy, and they could take you on the ride of your life, only to drop you back at the start and disappear as quickly as they came! Take these interactions as they are meant, which is to provide temporary relief from your stresses and allow you to explore your own sense of freedom. It might also be an idea not to get too involved right away with any mysterious newcomers appearing in your friendship group! Have a fabulous January!