This Full Moon eclipse birthday opens onto a year of big changes and profound realizations. You’re right where you need to be to release old relationship patterns that no longer support who you’ve become. Greater awareness of what has led to this transformative juncture is available to you now, and expressing that to significant others can lead to important breakthroughs. It’s imperative, however, that you recognize your subjective bias and give others the respect you would want, yourself. Compassion goes a long way now.
— by Victoria Emory
Your Weekend Astrology for Jan. 10-12, 2020
Today, Friday, is the Cancer Full Moon and eclipse (exact times available below in the Almanac list). It is essentially one event with the exact conjunction of Saturn and Pluto in Capricorn in two days — and all of it together is adding up to a lot of energy, a lot of potential, and possibly some tension or confusion.
Most of all, together this is an invitation to you to wake up if you’ve been asleep, and to get moving with what you’ve learned over the last 10 years or so if you’ve been awake (or in a process of awakening). With a number of planets and points in Capricorn, there’s a reminder to use time, authority and the structure of your environment well. Get strategic and purposeful.
With the Moon and North Node in Cancer, there’s an opening to feel your way toward a new vision for your life — and a new cycle of growth and creativity. Just doing a little of one thing you love, or one thing you’re trying to work toward, could be all you need. You don’t have to tag all the bases with one swing for your actions to count.
Note that today and tomorrow Mercury (mind) makes its exact conjunctions to the Sun (conscious expression) and Ceres (food) in Capricorn. I’ve observed that for some this is feeling a little mentally pressurized, given its proximity to the eclipse and Saturn-Pluto. Other people simply feel alert and communicative.
If you’re feeling stressed or scattered, slow your pace down with everything. Give your mind the space it needs, with meditation or at least less stimulation; this is a form of self-nourishment.
It’s easy to get a little superstitious about astrology — worrying about aspects that some deem ‘difficult’, or fearing that if you don’t take advantage of the ‘important’ ones, you’ll miss your chance at growth or healing or doing what you love. Know there is always another chance, though it may come in a different form or flavor.
Keep your head out of the sand, dare to experiment a little, and be honest with yourself about what you want and need. If you can aim to do that, knowing that your capacity and results will vary day by day, you’ll be amazed what can unfold.
— by Amanda Painter
Almanac: The Moon is in Cancer, and enters Leo on Saturday, Jan. 11, at 7:16 am EST.
The Penumbral Lunar Eclipse peaks on Friday, Jan. 10, at 2:10 pm EST.
The Cancer Full Moon is exact on Friday, Jan. 10, at 2:21 pm EST.
Saturn and Pluto make their exact conjunction on Sunday, Jan. 12, at 11:59 em EST.