The ancients believed that when the Full Moon fell in your sign your pineal gland, the seat of your soul, would be activated, allowing you to align deeper with the cosmos and higher dimensions around you.
Having the Full Moon in your sign typically happens once per year, so when it does, it’s like you are being given access to special energies that will guide you through the next 12 months.
While all zodiac signs get their own Full Moon each year, in 2019 there was one sign that missed out.
To all those born under the Cancer Sun, 2019 offered you no Full Moon. You missed out on your opportunity to receive the special wisdom and illumination that comes when the Full Moon is in your sign.
But now, the first Full Moon in line for 2020 falls on January 10th in the sign of Cancer, but it’s not your average Full Moon. It is a Lunar Eclipse.
Lunar Eclipses fall on the Full Moon and are extra potent. Seeing as Cancer missed out on it’s Full Moon in 2019, you can expect this Eclipse energy to be extra extra!
Now that Cancer has its moment, it is going to be sure to use it to shine big!
All of us, no matter our sign, are going to feel the Cancerian energies raining down hard under this Eclipse.
What adds to all of this energy is that the Sun, along with four other planets will be in Capricorn, forming what is known as a stellium.
This Capricorn stellium will try to reign in Cancer’s watery, emotional sensitivity, but this may only result in making things worse, not better!
Cancer needs to have its moment, and it’s not going to let thoughtful, logical, practical Capricorn rain on its parade!
Cancer is coming out of its shell to remind us of its full power, and we are all going to get a taste under this potent Lunar Eclipse.
Lunar Eclipses bring portals of accelerated energy that help to shift and move things from our lives.
They can also bring endings and resolutions to things that we have outgrown but are yet to let go of.
Lunar Eclipses can be harsh as they often clear a path for us that we didn’t quite feel we were ready for. They can accelerate our soul journey by releasing something from our lives or illuminating truths that we need to realize in order to keep moving forward.
As Cancerian energy will be strong, it is likely that this Eclipse will be super emotional, and we may find ourselves feeling extra sensitive or even irritable.
Cancer rules over the heart chakra as well, which means we may feel the boundaries around our heart cracking wide open, which can be both beautiful and painful at the same time.
Heart activations are possible under this energy, so if you have been working on heart healing, you can definitely use this energy to push yourself that little further and open your heart center a little more.
Sometimes we have to act on a Full Moon in order to benefit from the energies, but under this Eclipse we may just have to sit back and allow the Universe to bring in whatever it may.
We can allow ourselves to be guided, we just have to put our faith in the Universe, and trust that whatever comes or whatever goes is part of our soul path and destiny.
This Cancer Lunar Eclipse works in tandem with the Solar Eclipse we had back on December 25-26, 2019.
Themes around the Solar Eclipse may come to the forefront or may be magnified under this energy.
As this Lunar Eclipse falls in Cancer, our attention may turn to our home and family environment or to our feelings of being at home within ourselves.
We may feel caught up in family dynamics in some way or find ourselves reflecting on what family or our relationships mean to us.
We may also find ourselves making space in our lives to feel more at home within ourselves or to set better boundaries with the ones we love.
We all tend to feel Eclipses a little differently, but all of us are likely to notice themes emerging around our home and family environment and the feelings that these things conjure for us.
Saturn, Pluto, and Mercury also very active around this Eclipse and Uranus is also getting ready to station direct the day after.
Saturn and Pluto are major players in the astrology of 2020, and you can read more about their influence here, but Mercury’s involvement is likely to bring communication to the forefront.
We are going to have to work on being clear in how we communicate with others and how we approach any difficult or tense conversations that may arise.
We may also be encouraged to speak our truth and to share our wisdom in a way that helps liberate us and release us from some of the heaviness that has been weighing us down.
There is this sense that the truth will set us free, however sometimes truths can be painful to hear at first.
If some new truths are uncovered, Uranus turning direct on January 11, will help to bring some clarity.
Overall, the Cancer Full Moon Lunar Eclipse is a heavy one and will set the stage for the months to come.
It will be guiding us to express ourselves, open our hearts, get in touch with our emotions, and work on feeling at home within ourselves.
It may also stir up family dynamics or issues within the home. We may also feel a need to speak our truth or we may find that a truth is illuminated for us that changes our path and life direction.
The January 10th Lunar Eclipse will guide all of us in some way to release and let go of things that are no longer serving our highest purpose so we can accelerate and leap forward on our soul journey. We are ready.