Full Moon in Cancer Horoscopes

Safety and security come first during 2014's first Full Moon

full moon and cancer symbol

The sensitive Cancer Moon opposing the pragmatic Capricorn Sun on January 15, 2014, is a dance between soft and hard. Inner needs dominate from the lunar side but external demands tell the solar half of the story. Both signs, though, share an interest in security. Finding ways to protect feelings while taking on the tough tasks of the world is the gift and challenge of this Full Moon. Stabilizing Saturn in Scorpio's favorable connections with the Sun and Moon reward those who dig deeply to reveal untapped resources and unmet needs.

Depending on where your Moon is placed, this could either be a great lunation for you or a tricky one. Discover what your Moon says about you with our Personal Moon Report.

Aries (March 21 - April 19)

This Full Moon in subjective Cancer and your 4th House of Roots turns your attention inward. It helps you to recognize what you need to stay on the road to success. Emotional support is essential but getting it may require you to open up and expose your inner self. You usually try to avoid feeling vulnerable, but allowing this can lead to the kind of tenderness that supplies the drive required to reach your professional goals.

Taurus (April 20 - May 20)

Tender words and imaginative ideas flow freely with this sensitive Cancer Full Moon in your 3rd House of Communication. There is a risk of taking everything too personally, but if insecurities don't get out of hand, greater intimacy and trust will follow. A more caring way of connecting helps to overcome differences of philosophies and long-range goals. Adapting to immediate circumstances reduces stress about the future.

Gemini (May 21 - June 20)

This security-conscious Cancer Full Moon lands in your 2nd House of Resources to shine a light on how you handle your assets. If a financial crisis flares up, slowing down your reaction to it will help you to make a wise decision. Stabilizing Saturn's favorable aspects to this Sun-Moon opposition helps you to resist pressure from others with patience and maturity that earns you trust and, perhaps, more money as well.

Cancer (June 21 - July 22)

The Full Moon in your sign lights up your 1st House of Personality. Feelings come to the surface and your reactions to people grow stronger. Putting yourself first, though, is the message of this lunation. Reliable Saturn's favorable angle to the Sun and Moon encourages self-trust and offers the confidence needed to pursue your desires with the focus, commitment, and persistent needed to get what you want.

Leo (July 23 - Aug. 22)

Imagination, intuition, and enlightenment are potential gifts of this Cancer Full Moon. It occurs in your 12th House of Spirituality where you benefit from having more private time. Communing with nature and engaging in prayer, meditation, or yoga are excellent ways to gain inner strength and support. Awakening to a higher sense of purpose can give new meaning to your life and clarify a big decision about work.

Virgo (Aug. 23 - Sept. 22)

This emotionally charged Cancer Full Moon lands in your 11th House of Groups where it can spur a crisis among colleagues or friends. While over-reacting isn't recommended, it's still healthier to express strong feelings than to keep them to yourself. You're likely to find that others are having similar responses and that your honesty can be a motivating force that brings more passion and motivation to the team.

Libra (Sept. 23 - Oct. 22)

Professional matters are likely to take priority with this Cancer Full Moon in your 10th House of Career. While gaining attention and getting additional duties are possible, it seems that you need to be emotionally invested in your job to appreciate it now. If challenges arise at work, avoid making a big scene about them. Instead, take a long, hard look at the path you're on and think about changing course if you're not happy.

Scorpio (Oct. 23 - Nov. 21)

Visions of faraway places can make it difficult to feel settled and comfortable where you are. This emotionally charged Cancer Full Moon occurs in your 9th House of Travel. Restlessness is likely, which can be helpful if it motivates you to broaden your horizons. Connecting with people in distant locations and a sudden desire to advance your education are favorable potential outcomes of this soul stirring transit.

Sagittarius (Nov. 22 - Dec. 21)

Relationships could grow in intensity with this emotional Cancer Full Moon in your 8th House of Deep Sharing. Demanding partners -- personal and professional -- challenge you to meet their needs. Deciding which, if any, are worth responding to is part of this event is about. Another side of it, though, is for you to open up and expose your vulnerability. Doing so can earn trust and greater intimacy with others.

Capricorn (Dec. 22 - Jan. 19)

The cuddly and self-protective Cancer Moon opposes the Sun in your pragmatic sign. This occurs in your 7th House of Partners where it tests your ability to respond to emotional people. Being tender with others is essential to maintaining productive alliances. Their strong feelings might upset your plans, but if you're willing to show some flexibility, current connections are deepened and new ones likely to occur.

Aquarius (Jan. 20 - Feb. 18)

Powerful feelings can have an effect on your work with this Cancer Full Moon in your 6th House of Employment. You could be feeling moody or insecure about your job, but the higher purpose of this lunation is to engage you more deeply in your daily tasks. You're being pushed beyond your intellect to tap into emotions that don't make immediate sense, but which might show you the way to happiness. 

Pisces (Feb. 19 - March 20)

This could be a delicious Cancer Full Moon because it falls in your 5th House of Play, Creativity and Romance. Opening your heart can, of course, lead to some emotional excess, but it's smarter and safer than suppressing your feelings. Finding an outlet to express yourself through love, art, and imagination is not only exciting, but can build your confidence and make you a more powerful presenter of your ideas.

Don't forget to dive deep into your own Moon sign during this emotional lunation with our Personal Moon Report »