Posted on December 31, 2022 by Henry Seltzer of ASTROGRAPH.COM
This is another amazing month for you, Cancer, with a focus on important partners in your life as well as on your own internal process. Significant relationships, including your business ones, are on your mind and in your meditations as the month begins. You have an unusual combination of astrological circumstances with both the Capricorn New Moon and the retrograde of Mercury taking place in your partnership sector, an influence ultimately extending to the very end of January. Inner work is emphasized along with issues of ancient wounding, the residue of undigested childhood trauma. This could come up for greater attention this month along lines that can lead to eventual healing. The Full Moon in your sign of January 6th is a special event for you with issues of self and other coming to the fore. There is a way that relationships, while existing in their own right, are important mirrors for your own evolutionary development as you reach for your most authentic self. This is also prime time for matters pertaining to career and profession, with an optimistic attitude prevailing and with mulling over what form this vital area will take, perhaps toward a service orientation. It will likely be February before you get the whole story!
The following was written by our resident monthly columnist Elodie St-Onge Aubut of Ninth House Astrology
The beginning of the year brings a dynamic influence that could be playing out in your important partnerships or in connection to a career. This is an essentially positive timeframe, although Mercury moving retrograde in Capricorn until the end of the month, taking its retrograde shadow into account, could emphasize fluctuations in your relationships and what you require from them. You might be looking to the inside, and seeking answers to the undercurrent of your relationship dynamic. You may feel like you are withholding some of your affection or not being as demonstrative as usual.
Mars moving retrograde in Gemini for the past two months might also have brought more moody or introspective tendencies and although Mars will station direct this month, you can continue to feel somewhat unsure of where to focus your energies. On the other hand, Jupiter in Aries is featured this month and could be opening exciting new pathways career-wise and there may be unexpected opportunities knocking at your door. January thus brings a mixture of supportive influences and delays that could allow you to refine your aims before making a final decision or committing to something that you are unsure about. Your intimate and business partnerships could also be emphasized. Communicating your needs honestly at this time could avoid misunderstandings later.
Venus enters Aquarius on the evening of the 2nd where it highlights contracts, agreements, and what you share with others.
The Full Moon culminates in your sign on the 6th, and this brings partnerships even more completely into the picture. Someone could be on your mind and yet you may have a harder time separating your needs from their needs. Mercury currently retrograde in Capricorn opposes the Full Moon which could have the effect of bringing a misunderstanding to light in order for it to get clarified. This is also an exciting time intuitively, and you might be able to cut through to some underlying bedrock pertaining to your relationships.
Mars turns direct in Gemini on the 12th however with Mercury ruling the sign of Gemini and still moving retrograde in Capricorn, and then recovering, through January, there may still be ground for misunderstanding, especially in your partnerships. If something is not working quite right it may become obvious mid-month and you might need to be patient as things may not be as straightforward as you would like.
The Sun joins Pluto in Capricorn on the 18th highlighting intensity, passions, and at its worst, power struggle or manipulation. Domineering behavior from you or someone else could surface at this time, but with discernment you may be able to address the situation before it gets out of hand.
The New Moon in Aquarius arrives a day later on January 21st in the part of your chart that relates to your intimacy and more extensively the agreements and contracts you have with others. This New Moon is supported by Jupiter in Aries making this a good time to set intentions, especially for career-related opportunities that may be coming through someone else in your life. Venus is applying to conjoined Saturn in Aquarius which is exact a day later and may highlight the agreements and responsibilities you have towards others.
On the 26th, Venus enters Pisces, enhancing the vision and educational sector of your chart. You might be quite busy expanding your reach in the world and although you may still have to deal with behind the scene logistics at this time, there may be exciting prospects coming through especially when it comes to your career and your public life.
From January 28th to the 30th, the Sun in Aquarius forms a grand trine with Mars in Gemini and the new planet Makemake in Libra, while Mercury in Capricorn trines Uranus in Taurus. This is a dynamic combination of aspects and brings some excitement and new realizations to this closing time of the year. There is intuitional information available to you when you are able to reflect upon what come up from your very depths. Being a form of truth, this could make for a good basis to see what might be able to develop for you in February.