Welcome to January and a shiny new year, Cancer. At the end of December, hopefully you felt fresh, motivated, and ready for what’s next. People talk about your sensitive side so often that they forget that you have killer claws and a hard protective shell. You’re tough as nails, and even during some of the most stressful times in your life, you’ve found a way to stay level-headed.
On Wednesday, January 6, fighter planet Mars enters sensual Taurus in your 11th House of Friendship. The side effects of COVID-19 extend far past the immediate health dangers. Creating boundaries with friends has never been more important, as everyone has been handling this pandemic differently. If anyone tries to push you out of your comfort zone with invitations to attend events you’re not comfortable with or by not wearing proper PPE, don’t be afraid to tell them. Keeping yourself (and others) safe is a priority.
On Friday, January 8, messenger planet Mercury enters Aquarius in your 8th House of Sex, Death, and Rebirth. Aquarius energy is logical and can also be aloof, which, sweet Cancer, can be a sharp contrast from your own communication methods, which tend to be more rooted in emotion. You care so much about your inner circle that at times you can be a people-pleaser, and, as a result, a bit passive about your own needs. This transit asks you to be more direct in your communication. Don’t be startled if unhealthy relationships are pruned away during this time; it’s for the best in the long run.
Your love life enters the spotlight on Friday, January 8, when romance planet Venus enters hardworking Capricorn and your 7th House of Pleasure and Relationships. As a water sign full of feelings, sometimes you get too high on NRE, or new relationship energy, the buzzy feeling that comes with a new romance. That’s the easy part of dating. The hard part comes when you have to actually make it sustainable. Relationships don’t endure on endorphins alone. This transit helps you make a conscious decision to put in the work to make a romantic relationship last. When wild child Uranus ends its retrograde and goes direct on Thursday, January 14, illusions surrounding your relationships will be lifted, helping you see clearly what needs to be done to get the love that you deserve.
Eccentric Aquarius season begins on Tuesday, January 19, encouraging us all to be true to ourselves and wave our freak flag. Your ruling planet is mother moon, and a bright full moon in Leo on Thursday, January 28 lights up your 2nd House of Finances. Keep in mind that astrology cannot fix the damage COVID-19 and the administration did to the economy. With that caveat, circle this date in your calendar, because the lunation bodes well for collecting overdue payments and bringing professional projects to fruition.