Welcome to January, darling Cancer, and happy New Year. Did you know that your ruling planet, the mysterious moon, rules intuition and emotions? That explains why you have such great emotional depth and psychic abilities. But, you also find yourself doing more emotional labor than you should at some points. There’s a new moon in ambitious Capricorn on Sunday, January 2, which turns your attention to your romantic partnerships. Lately, you feel like you’re doing all the work in relationships. This transit encourages you to resolve never to compensate for others’ lack of emotional maturity.
On this same date, Sunday, January 2, the messenger planet Mercury enters free-thinking Aquarius, further encouraging you to stand up for yourself. If a crush is lazy about setting up a date, or your partner refuses to discuss meeting your parents, don’t forget, Cancer: you come with sharp claws. Set some boundaries, and if people aren’t up to your maturity standards, remember that there are plenty of other fish in the sea for you to snatch up.
The first Mercury retrograde of the year begins on Friday, January 14, and goes through Thursday, February 3. You’re strong, Cancer; you have a crab shell, after all. You can make it through a Mercury retrograde. You’re used to adapting, so just remember to double-check your emails and texts for typos. Just beware of nostalgia during this time. It’s okay to reminisce, but if a toxic former lover contacts you during this time, don’t give in, darling. A gratitude practice is healthy, but sometimes you need to do the reverse when tempted by an ex. Remind yourself of all of the reasons you broke up before replying.
There’s a full moon in your sign, Cancer, on Monday, January 17, which encourages you to refocus on yourself. It’s easy to get so distracted by work, friends, and lovers that you forget to pay attention to yourself. Full moons can attract drama, Cancer. And because you’re ruled by the moon, you’re more at risk than others. So, stay off social media, take a hot bath, cook a nutritious meal, and watch TV without guilt.
The eccentric planet Uranus goes direct on Tuesday, January 18. It’s been retrograde since Thursday, August 19, 2021. During Uranus retrograde and echoing themes above, the stars asked you to set boundaries, Cancer. Not only can giving too much in relationships make you resentful, but it’s seriously distracting at work. Independent Aquarius season begins on Wednesday, January 19, helping you see the bigger picture. Is filing an assignment late because of bickering over text all day worth it? Implement those emotional boundaries, Cancer, or you may find yourself paying the price.