january 2013 Horoscope: Predictions for Cancer
Double your pleasure, Cancer! The year begins with a partnership focus, as the energizing Sun moves through Capricorn, your seventh house of relationships. Devote your precious time and energy to building (and perhaps repairing) your most important connections. As much as your sign tends to play nurturer, this month, it’s important to look at the give-and-take in all relationships, and even to reign in your mothering instincts a tad. Though you know what your sweetheart needs to solve his work crisis or what would give your worrisome business partner peace of mind, try to keep a healthy respect for other people’s processes. (Can you say “codependent no more?”) We’re all on our own path, and as the Sun roots into your relationship sector, this is exactly the thing to remember as you hash out boundaries. When you’re grounded in your own needs, then you can really start to figure things out: who would be the missing link on Team Cancer?
Your love life gets a boost at the January 11 Capricorn new moon which heralds a whole new chapter in romance and commitments. With clever Mercury, magnetic Venus and intense Pluto here, your relationship could suddenly take a detour from fun and flirty to deep and serious. Or, perhaps you thought you were deep and serious, only to have this new moon give you both understanding and hope for an even more substantive way of relating. Hmmm, Cancer…is this the talk that leaves no stone unturned? A business partnership is also possible at this new moon—or a powerful alliance that develops over the next six months.
On January 19, the Sun slips into Aquarius, your eighth house of privacy, summoning your hibernation instincts. You might prefer to stay tucked in your cozy crab shell, putting your laser-like focus on a detailed project that needs your attention—or getting frisky with a sexy someone. During this phase, be extra selective about whom you spend time with. Your sign is highly intuitive and often unconsciously absorbs the moods and energies of people around you like a sponge. For the next month, you’re especially sensitive to vibes—both negative and positive. Keep your energy contained, and schedule quality one-on-one time with only your closest friends, opting for quiet catch-up dinners instead of happy hour at a noisy bar. It’s a great time for spiritual work or to process a stubborn emotional block.
On January 26, work and money enter the spotlight, spurred by a full moon in Leo, your second house of security. Stability issues may come to the fore. If you’ve recently felt like a ship tossed out to sea, grab the wheel and steer again. You’re ready to make serious plans for those unforeseen rainy days (or root canals). This will be easier on January 30 when lucky Jupiter ends its four-month retrograde (backward) period in your turbulent twelfth house. You will stop feeling like things are happening to you and become more aware of friendly energetic forces that have your best interests at heart.
LOVE & ROMANCE:
Relationships are on your mind this month, as the Sun and several planets visit Capricorn, your seventh house of partnerships. You could begin 2013 pondering what you really want from your sweetheart, or which qualities you want in a mate if you’re single. Upping the ante are several other planets—transformational Pluto, magnetic Venus and communicator Mercury—also transiting your seventh house.
All month, spicy Mars is in Aquarius, your house of soul-baring intimacy and shared resources. Now is not the time to be shy with your honey, especially not when it comes to your innermost desires. Be warned: wherever Mars is, stress can follow, so coupled Cancers might end up in arguments over sex (how often do we have it?), money (how much do we make?), division of responsibilities (how come you never/I always…), time spent together and so on. Get clear on what you want, Cancer, and don’t hesitate to assert your needs. If the tension gets high, you can always work it out between those 800 thread-count sheets.
On January 11, a Capricorn new moon sounds the trumpets, announcing a brand-new chapter of your relationship life. With Mercury, Venus and Pluto also in Capricorn, the dial on deep and serious could get turned up fast. If you’ve been hedging your bets and waiting for the “perfect” time to commit, get engaged, or make a serious move, you may just throw your neat timetable out the window, realizing there’s no time like the present.
You don’t have to be perfectly “ready” to move forward—just embrace being happy with where you are (hint: it’s a choice from within, and has nothing to do with the conditions of your external life). Start there, Cancer, and then have the kind of talk that covers every inch of your relationship. Turn over a new leaf, beginning on a clean slate and getting emotionally connected on a nitty-gritty, soul-baring level. If this new moon, brings a round of true confessions, so be it. You’ll feel that much more connected to your partner once you’ve both been genuinely authentic.
If you’re single, wave that magic wand, tapping into resourceful Pluto’s manifesting and “spiritual law of attraction” powers. Pluto is a karmic planet, and with mental Mercury also in Capricorn, you can form a clear picture of how your expectations and your results are linked. In other words, if you’re unconsciously thinking, “I always attract people with a wandering eye,” well…look who shows up, another Casanova with a not-so-little black book. Which came first, the chicken or the egg? Speaking of “chicken,” are you a little fearful of love yourself? Perhaps you’re attracting people who mirror or validate that in some way. Get to the root cause of what’s happening within YOU…that ounce of personal responsibility is worth a pound of post-breakup chocolate.
Your ideal love life—romantic dinners, cozy nights by the fire, traditions such as waking up on Sundays to blueberry pancakes in bed—can be yours in real-time, if you get proactive about your relationships. Vision board your future love life…and feel the feelings of what it’s like to be in love and alignment with your perfect match. This is not woo-woo b.s., according to the latest neuroscience findings. Our favorite read on that topic is Dr. Joe Dispenza’s Breaking The Habit of Being Yourself: How To Lose Your Mind and Create a New One (www.drjoedispenza.com). “You are not doomed by your genes and hardwired to be a certain way for the rest of your life,” he insists. So pry yourself out of that pessimistic rut. Proceed as if your soulmate is already at your side, holding your hand, stroking your hair, looking lovingly into your eyes. Here’s a secret to The Secret: positive emotions are the vehicle to manifesting what you really want.