On January 10th we have a powerful Full Moon and Lunar Eclipse in Cancer. For many, this is going to be that final purge of past experiences and behavioral patterns, or even defense mechanisms that now serve as blockages. This is also an extremely nurturing energy that helps set the tone for the habits of self-care we need to incorporate in our daily lives – extending far beyond how we treat ourselves, but also how we allow others to treat us as well.
Those who have done the work in healing their wounds will find this Lunar Eclipse extremely nurturing, and those who have not may find triggers everywhere. There may be a need to run and escape the world and its harshness, as that is Cancer’s major defense mechanism – to avoid the woes of the world and to retreat into their shell.
In a lunar eclipse, the Moon moves into the shadow of Earth cast by the Sun, making the Moon appear red, or to have an orange tinge.
Cancer is the sign of the mother, the home, and of nurturing our emotional bodies. The Lunar Eclipse is truly a gift to bestow that motherly energy onto what has pained us, so to gently heal and overcome the emotional or spiritual illness that our wounds had plagued us with.
Reading for the Full Moon & Lunar Eclipse in Cancer
8 of Swords
Deck used: Moonchild Tarot
The 8 of Swords is often a card that most readers resent because it represents a faulty perspective that is based on doom and gloom – basically stating that YOU are the cause of your problems and YOU are the one standing in your own way. This card encourages accountability over your happiness and releasing control over situations that are beginning to control you because of too much interference, resistance and that faulty perspective. When looking at the “glass half full” it instead appear half-empty and things are made out to be much worse than they actually are. This is a card of losing our power over situations, relationships, or even material objects that we are trying too hard to keep, or are not seeing the full-picture. I often like to explain this card as being stuck in quick sand – the more you kick and frantically move around trying to get out, the further you sink. When you pause and take a good look around, rather than focusing on the horror of the situation and focusing on possibilities, you realize there are ways you can get out and survive.
This relates to those wounds that we are allowing to control and poison our lives. Those defense mechanisms we had to take on so to no longer get hurt, are now serving as blockages. There may be even lifestyle choices or habit-patterns that had derived from licking those wounds, and so now they are promoting more toxicity and also the cycle of what we had endured to be projected onto others.
It is time for release – to let go of what pains us and to focus on how to heal.
The 8 of Swords also promotes counselors, spiritual healers, and a good strong shoulder to cry on – meaning that there is support and with that support comes a better perspective on how to truly look at world beyond the lens of pain and sorrow we had, and to instead see it in the beautiful light it truly has.
Zodiac Readings for the Full Moon & Lunar Eclipse in Cancer
For more, visit the January 2020 Zodiac Tarotscope, or download the full-version PDF.
Deck used: Threads of Fate
The Full Moon & Lunar Eclipse in Cancer may have you a bit uncomfortable. While your life is being blessed this month with good fortune and positive change, you might encounter a period of uncertainty as events occur. The unexpected happens, which might have you questioning your current path, and if you’re going about things the right way. Sit still for a moment and pause – observe, objectively, and use that practicality as mentioned within this month’s Tarotscope to ensure you make the most of what is occurring in your life around this time.
Full Moon & Lunar Eclipse in Cancer sparks you with creativity and new ideas. This in turn has you inspiring others with the work you do. While you are an image of “goals” for many others, there is a need to be quiet about your own thoughts and future plans of action right now until the timing is right. You are deeply contemplating during this Full Moon & Lunar Eclipse, and the things you consider, need to be kept to yourself. Have others watch what you do and be surprised by your actions to further their inspiration for you, rather than for them to be prepared enough to know what to expect. Surprise them, and astonish them.
Full Moon & Lunar Eclipse in Cancer has you thinking further into things than you had before, however, it also has you adopting a new perspective, a higher one that is focused on your purpose. You are more prone to see things through your heart this month, and this can be from Venus moving into watery and dreamy Pisces on the 13th – the Full Moon & Lunar Eclipse is setting the tone.
The Full Moon & Lunar Eclipse in Cancer puts you in the spotlight and is pulling on those heartstrings. You need to express yourself, Cancer, and speak your truth. If you are hurt by something someone you had trusted did to you, then you have to voice that hurt and let them know what they did was wrong. Even if they don’t get it right away, they will in the future, and it may help them change their ways. While you may encounter a heartbreak this month as other cards had depicted, you have to find the strength within to move forward after you feel the wound and make the necessary changes needed to walk that separate path.
Full Moon & Lunar Eclipse in Cancer is hitting you hard. Typically, this is a time of quiet contemplating, being a lunar eclipse and all, however, it has you wanting to get the ball rolling on certain changes you have considered within your personal life and your career. You are taking on a new opportunity and running with it. Success is assured, Leo, so get to moving and build that momentum.
The Full Moon & Lunar Eclipse in Cancer reminds you that there is a bigger plan at play right now and forces unseen which are working on your side. While you might feel that the Universe has forgotten you because of certain stresses in your life, particularly your relationships, you have to remember that when shit happens, shift happens. Trust the flow and surrender to the will of the divine.
Be gentle with yourself, Libra. The Full Moon & Lunar Eclipse in Cancer wants you to nurture yourself more, take care of your own needs, and also put forth that tough love that is needed when it comes down to setting those boundaries on yourself and the things you do, as well as being mindful rather than anxiety ridden when things go array within your life. Use this moon’s energy to focus on ways you can gently care of yourself and apply the self-discipline needed to form healthier habits.
The Full Moon & Lunar Eclipse in Cancer reminds you of your strength. While this watery moon and eclipse energy is sure to hit you rather hard as you are also a water sign, it is important to remember that when negative things happen, you have the strength to endure and overcome. You would not be put in a position that was not meant to teach you, to build your strengths, or to empower you. Transmutation is one of your greatest strengths, and so it is time to put it to use.
The Full Moon & Lunar Eclipse in Cancer is taking you back into the past, your far past, as your Tarotscope reading for this month has stated, this may be something that has occurred from a past life, and the cycle has kept you within an experience which no longer serves you for a very long time. The Revolutionary spirit within you wants to break free and bust out of the cycle. Break those karmic contracts and learn the divine lessons, Sagittarius.
The Full Moon & Lunar Eclipse in Cancer inspires you to do something differently than you have before. While the past offers a lot for you to learn, you cannot keep repeating the same cycles as you have before. It is time to color outside the lines, Capricorn.
You might be looking back at the prior year and counting your blessings as you realize that those hardships you faced, trials you endured, and lessons you learned, all made the way things are now, and finally, things are good. The Full Moon & Lunar Eclipse in Cancer wants you to pat yourself on the back, as you let go of the old and make way for the beautiful new beginnings that await.
The Full Moon & Lunar Eclipse in Cancer is going to be pulling on those heart strings, Pisces. You are placed within a position where you feel obligated to make a choice which regards your heart – your love life. However, there is no rush, and so you need to take your time. Observe, objectively, of what is happening around you – read into the body language of others, in between the lines of what is said, and what is left unsaid. You want to see things the way you want to, but you need to instead see them for as they are.