January Horoscope for Cancer

(June 21st  – July 22nd )

This is a great time to achieve your goals. With a grand trine in water, the universe is sensitive and supportive of your talents. Change is coming, whether you’re prepared or not. All you need is faith. With Pluto conjunct the Sun, you feel the power and it makes everything seem easy.

Cancers are different and they know it. They struggle with fitting in, thinking that to be accepted, they have to be like everyone else. The truth is everyone is different in some way, but if they don’t nurture their uniqueness, then it will stay hidden or fade away. In the cauldron of their inner world, a Cancer’s duty is to sort out all the parts that have not received acknowledgement and then determine which ones have value. Those courageous enough to risk being original have a chance at greatness. It’s frightening to forge a new path alone. When you break away from the masses, you ignite fear in others. Your fearlessness becomes a threat. If they can convince you to give up and stay with the crowd, then they don’t have to question their own limitations. The key to managing your uniqueness is to first understand it, love it, and commit to it.  Be careful whom you share it with. Always test the water by expressing just a small piece of your dreams and if they are not supportive, don’t reveal anything else of importance to them again. Keep your secrets until you’re strong enough to set them free.    

There are two Full Moons in January. The first one occurs on January 1st and it occurs in your 1st and 7th houses – you vs. relationships. You may feel needy or left out during this time because you’re suddenly aware of where your needs are not getting met. It’s not up to others to make you happy – that’s your job. Besides, most souls won’t understand what’s going on in your life, and only a few will really care. So stop looking for their validation; just do what you believe is right. If wisdom is offered, listen to it, but otherwise, forge your own path. Remember you’re different -- so sooner or later you’ll have to take “the road less traveled.” One more thing; selfishness rules this month and its not really anyone’s fault. With Pluto conjunct the Sun there is intensity around getting things done. Most people feel the pressure to take care of what’s on their plate and so their focus will not be on you. Don’t make it personal. If you need something -- ask for it, and whatever you do don’t whine, it only annoys others and it seldom brings you any sympathy. Balance will return by the end of the month. In the mean time, do what you can to fill the gaps – you’re good at it. You live in your own world for half the time anyway. So stop waiting for something to happen; you make it happen.  The Full Moon on January 31st will set off your 2nd and 8th houses – finances both personal and in a partnership. This will be a total lunar eclipse. What you discover during a lunar eclipse is your shadow, the fact that you are not a perfect being. Don’t be surprised if you come face to face with your flaws due to a financial investment or a challenge to your values. Whatever happens, don’t get discouraged, learn from your mistakes and realize that no one is perfect. 

With Mars, the ruler of your 10th house of career, in conjunction to Jupiter, there is opportunity for you to move ahead and gain support. This is especially strong the first week of January. If there is something you want to do to advance your career -- take the risk now. Be aware that in May, a big change is happening. Uranus leaves the ruler of your career and goals and in so doing places you in a new environment. If you’re working for someone you could get a promotion or take a slightly different position, one that brings you new challenges. If it’s not you, then perhaps the company you’re working for will undergo an overhaul. Uranus rules surprises and it’s been shaking up your world for a while, but now the culmination of all those smaller changes will come together and show you a new vision of where you’re going. Don’t be afraid to embrace new dreams and ideas, and yes do reach for the stars.

Your dreams and imagination are strong with Neptune in a grand trine to the Moon, Mars and Jupiter. Things will flow, and what you set your heart on, comes to you with surprising ease. This grand trine is in water, which is all about intuition and emotions, will inspire you to take a leap of faith and manifest your ideas. If you get a gut feeling -- go for it. That’s your lighthouse sending out a beacon for you to follow.

With Uranus in trine to Mercury, the way you think is changing. You’ve outgrown yourself. That’s a good thing. To go further and higher you need to raise the bar. You need to adjust the way you approach your goals. You’re older and wiser and it’s time to use your experiences to eliminate some of the old challenges. Don’t just prod along repeating both your successes and mistakes; it’s easy to fall into a routine. What you need is new experiences. Get out of the box and challenge yourself if you want to take your life to the next level.

Saturn moved into Capricorn December 20th and it will be in this sign for two and a half years. It’s the sign that rules your house of relationships and partnerships. How do you relate to others? Are you a good partner in business and personally? You know the answer if you’re truthful. There are areas that you are the best, and areas where improvement could be made. My advice is to buckle down early and don’t let Saturn beat you up in order to get your attention. Saturn is the taskmaster. It will show you everything you’re doing wrong, not right. Don’t get angry -- make improvements. This is your chance to adjust the relationships in your life that mean something to you. Forgiveness is easy when you move forward and show you care. So embrace a new and better you and everyone will be happy.

With the New Year upon us, I want to encourage you to accept the change you are facing. You will come alive when you’re challenged so don’t hide from it, embrace the new and have a very happy 2018.



Cancer Horoscope - Linda Joyce