The power of the mighty Crustacean is symbolized by this week’s full-moon eclipse in Cancer. Be propelled by your soft-centered care factor and use those pincers to snip out anything messing with your emotional nourishment and security. Channel the hard shell of the Crab Goddess by moving to protect yourself and those you consider under your care. As Tina Turner sang, “We need another hero,” and that matriarchal shero might be you! Embrace your ability to make a difference in your life and others’, no matter how big or small. Read on to discover what’s in store for your sign during the week of January 6 through to January 12, 2020, and double down by getting to know your rising sign.
Aries | Aries rising
If your heart is tied up in your home, this full moon will bring push to shove so rise to the challenge. It calls you to let go of something in terms of home and your particular approach to family, to create a base that can support you emotionally. The ease of course-correcting is directly in response to your resistance, but it is necessary and important. Your career is the area that benefits from the changes you make, so take the next steps to be in control of that change. Perhaps you’ve needed to extricate yourself from a situation that’s been pressing; loosening things up will give you the freedom you’ll need for 2020. There’s a freedom in exercising your power and taking back control to choose, plan, and initiate your destiny.
Taurus | Taurus rising
Taurus, your sign is correlated with the throat area, so when you don’t speak up and express yourself, this tends to be the first port of call for imbalance. This week pay extra attention to what’s in your mind and make sure your thoughts are making it down the neural pipeline to your vocal cords—pipe up. Say what’s on your mind to whom you need to say it. Expressing your feelings helps to unstick any stagnant emotional waters when you take responsibility for what’s yours, while not taking on what isn’t. Make a boundary between ideas you’ve accumulated and what you can incorporate into your world view. A change in communication is key this week; what does that look and feel like for you?
Gemini | Gemini rising
A handy rule of thumb in establishing and growing intimate relationships is to decide on a set period to allow “the cracks to show and the gifts to reveal” when dating and mating. So you know exactly what you’re dealing with and can relate to who they are rather than a fantasy or projection. Simply enjoy each other’s company without the pressure of expectation and shoulds that taking the next step can often involve. If you’re already involved, find that line between emotional security and where you both need to contribute regularly to the relationship to keep it flowing at depth. Respecting your boundaries around what’s yours and the space you need for autonomy supports your ability to be vulnerable and take risks emotionally or financially with others.
Cancer | Cancer rising
With the full moon eclipse in your sign, you’ll experience a reset on your sense of self, identity, and direction this week. Our partnerships can serve as mirrors; what does yours reflect back to you? How does it help you reassess and clarify your outlook on life? These two areas are calling for balance. You'll need to reset your compass on how you show up for something and whether you even want to. Your sign is associated with security, and though you enjoy accumulation, you don’t like big, sweeping change. If you’ve been resisting something or compelled to drive your direction, it’s time to take charge of that. If you need to take time out, a romantic getaway is the order of the day. Plan a cruise or a break that you can look forward to and dream about; perhaps a palm-fringed waterside destination could be just the ticket.
Leo | Leo rising
You’re an inspired mouthpiece of the collective as the full moon lights up your zen zone. Heed the call to retreat into your creative hideaway to sketch, create your private opus, or merely dream. What you are doing is tapping into a collective energy that needs expression. Don’t overthink it; just feel your way and let inspiration appear for you to download in any creative way you like. Keep an eye on your dream symbolism and consider incorporating it. How is your routine supporting your ability to tap in? After floating and dreaming at sea, you do have to come back to port in order to “ground” your ideas in a tangible reality. Planning and setting up a routine to balance both sustainable retreat and delivery will benefit you in the long run.
Virgo | Virgo rising
Wanting more freedom for spontaneous action at home and to chase your personal needs, and more connection in your work zone, is interfering with formalizing and completing your opus. It will take old-fashioned grit and discipline to bring your talent into a tangible production. Set aside regular hours, and take it as seriously as you would if it were for someone else. It’s okay to apply your savvy and service to your own ambitious projects. How can you have space and freedom while maintaining creative control and the perseverance to climb your mountain? Both creatively and romantically, you’ve had a series of unexpected stops and starts. Don’t give up or throw the baby out with the bathwater. Just realize you’ve needed some course correction over the last year.
Libra | Libra rising
What do you need to reset in terms of your career or public image? If your role is one of caring, take a close look at any areas that drain you, and work out how you can let them go. Cultivate an environment that supports how you want to engage with the world professionally. Your vocation needs to nourish you emotionally, so be open to letting in relationships that support your emotional security. How can you balance home and career or public image to meet your need for emotional connection and nurturing others? Think of Sir Richard Branson—his superpower is an ability to foster work environments that encourage a sense of emotional connection and a family/insider vibe. He invites people to his home on Necker Island, using his base to support growth.
Scorpio | Scorpio rising
Prepare to reexamine some cherished beliefs. It’s okay to change your mind and let go of an idea that doesn’t work for you. Beliefs need to resonate with your feelings so your decisions and actions are in alignment. Our mind, like our language (and feelings), is in a constant state of evolution; it’s not static. You’re a deep thinker, so make sure you’re running the latest software, as it were. You’ve had a series of paradigm-shifting downloads, and this week is no exception. Luckily for your sign, Friday’s full moon eclipse supports your need for emotional security, so go with the flow. It could bring an unexpected and harmonious sharing of the deepest heart-to-heart. Say what you need to say to those you need to say it to, and receive the love and sentiment others feel safe and heard enough to share.
Sagittarius | Sagittarius rising
This week’s full moon eclipse is in your house of deep, binding connections, shared resources, and sex. The suggestion is that you need to cut the last ties and embrace an open space for new emotional beginnings. Past lovers, even old family dynamics, need to be lain to rest so you can travel light, sans baggage, even if it’s the latest Samsonite hard case. There’s magic available if you relax into faith, so focus on what you want in order to manifest that vision. Lean into what feels right to you, don’t overthink it, and allow more of that. This will be a clarifying week to understand what you’re working with and where you’d like to be by the end of the year, if not even further into the decade in terms of acquisitions as well as collaborations.
Capricorn | Capricorn rising
Expect another in a series of resets in your partnership and closest one-on-ones under the influence of this week’s full-moon eclipse. The cosmic lunar light switch flicks off to reveal clarity regarding your relationships versus your path. Consolidate the achievements you’re planning this decade and where your partnership fits into that, and how it (or they) supports your ambitious outlook. If you can, see how that reflection assists you to understand yourself and your boundaries better. Cancel culture can be overdone, but sometimes there’s a place for drawing a line in the sand with a definite yes or no. This is a decisive week; make choices to include people that nourish you emotionally, who care and show it, and who are willing to give back as much as you give.
Aquarius | Aquarius rising
What aspect of your workplace, daily routine, or health habits is due for a reset? Is it time to drop a habit you lean on to fill emotional needs? Change out what hasn’t been supporting you at work and be open to what you know you need. You’re an independent sign, but even Aquarians could do with emotional connection and support. This is your moment to let go of what (or who) hasn’t been working so you can set things up the way you need them. Set firm boundaries around your me time, and keep those dates with yourself. Don’t let others’ needs drain this valuable resource. You do need to plug in and recharge your batteries for the sustainable long game. Find the balance between these two areas.
Pisces | Pisces rising
This week’s eclipse correlates with a reset in your creative zone. This area is also associated with self-expression, fun, hobbies, talents, and romance/dating. The key is to let go of whatever is flowing out on the tide right now that hasn’t been supporting you emotionally. If it nurtures you and contributes to your emotional safety and security, keep it; if it doesn’t, it’s a “no deal”—wave it bah-bye! When you make the space for change, it has room to enter your life and grow—even before you define it. You’re letting your subconscious know you trust your process and that the universe has your back. Balancing out this area requires boundary setting in your social arena, so be firm with friends, groups, and those social commitments you’ve signed up for.
Vanessa Montgomery—aka Astro All-Starz—is a professional counseling astrologer and author of Star Power: A Simple Guide to Astrology for the Modern Mystic. Aimed at enlightenment and seeing past labels to the oneness that unites us all, Montgomery’s work also helps navigate the practical essentials with grounded cosmic intel. Her motto: Free your mind, own your power, create your world.
Originally Appeared on Glamour