Everything appears to be evolving so fast that it's daunting to keep track of it all. The Full Moon in hypersensitive Cancer on January 12, 2017, encourages contemplation as a strategy to maintain control over circumstances that have grown out of hand. But the Moon is part of a dynamic Grand Square, indicating the inevitability of change. We are being thrust into the future and traveling into unfamiliar territory while grandiose Jupiter opposes unconventional Uranus. Additionally, the Moon is also opposite transformational Pluto, intensifying this already powerful lunation.
Meanwhile, a surreal Venus-Neptune hookup tempts us with unrealistic fantasies. We may believe our dreams and nightmares to be real. Thankfully, we receive support from cerebral Mercury when it enters calculating Capricorn just a couple of hours after the Full Moon. Instead of being caught up in the emotionally charged atmosphere, we can rely on logic to help us find our way. If this first Full Moon of the year is an indication of what's ahead, we'll need to stay on our toes and trust our instincts in order to keep up with the increasing pace of life.
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Aries Horoscope (March 21 - April 19)
You may have worked yourself into a corner, believing there is no easy way to meet your obligations while still being true to yourself. The moody Cancer Full Moon settles into your 4th House of Emotional Security, yet your reactions to a complicated situation can tilt events in your favor. Instead of shooting from the hip -- which often works well for you -- engage in practical negotiations. A quantum leap is only possible if you focus on finding common ground instead of attacking what appears to be the source of the problem.
Taurus Horoscope (April 20 - May 20)
The excitement of an unorthodox vision might shake your foundation since moving from concept to reality involves a destabilizing shift. Giving up beliefs and behaviors that anchor you isn't necessarily easy. You may have the sensation that your life is floating off somewhere beyond your control. However, the self-protective Cancer Full Moon lights up your 3rd House of Information, tempting you to withdraw to a more comfortable space. A cozy gathering with your friends and family sounds like the best possible scenario. Nevertheless, establishing your own emotional security is your responsibility alone.
Gemini Horoscope May 21 - June 20)
Although you may wish to incorporate the ambitions of others into your plans, the tenacious Cancer Full Moon illuminates your 2nd House of Personal Resources, shifting the focus back to your individual needs. You might be harboring beliefs that your fantasies are real but chatty Mercury moves into calculating Capricorn, requiring you to access your innate practicality. Common sense is a flower that doesn't grow in everyone's garden, so harvest it while you have the chance.
Cancer Horoscope (June 21 - July 22)
There is no room for lazy thinking or careless communication, so express yourself with authority or keep your thoughts to yourself. Although a lack of planning and commitment may put control in someone else's hands, the nurturing Cancer Full Moon in your sign reminds you to consider your own needs before trying to meet the expectations of others. Making the satisfaction of a lover, friend or coworker your top priority will only leave you in second place. You can't pour from an empty cup; take care of yourself first.
Leo Horoscope (July 23 - Aug. 22)
You are free to choose what to share when you are ready because no one can require you to bare your heart unless you are willing. The contemplative Cancer Full Moon falls in your 12th House of Secrets, temporarily alleviating pressure as you realize that your feelings belong to you and you alone. Remember, your relationships are not separate from your identity, your fears and your hopes. Regardless of how much you disclose, recognize others as mirrors of your soul.
Virgo Horoscope (Aug. 23 - Sept. 22)
Rather than giving into your impulses, do what you Virgos do best: analyze new projects and activities to weed out those that will require more effort than you originally anticipated. Fortunately, your friends and colleagues will show up with the emotional support you need while the Cancer Full Moon brightens your 11th House of Community. Instead of forging ahead on your own or just struggling to quietly maintain your current vision, turn to dependable allies who can help to make your work more manageable. Roman poet Ovid wrote, "The burden becomes light that is shared by love."
Libra Horoscope (Sept. 23 - Oct. 22)
You may believe that your reputation is at stake when the emotionally protective Cancer Full Moon shines in your 10th House of Status. However, a power struggle could upset the harmony at work or at home, unless you possess the wisdom to face the issue without stirring further conflict. Your clever-yet-restrained response can alleviate unexpressed tensions, allowing everyone involved to find much-needed balance. The Dalai Lama teaches, "An open heart is an open mind."
Scorpio Horoscope (Oct. 23 - Nov. 21)
Don't discount the value of the lessons you learn from your life experiences, even if you're feeling insecure about a lack of academic credentials. Verbose Mercury speaks with conviction when it enters earthy Capricorn but the importance of education is underscored by the Cancer Full Moon's presence in your 9th House of Higher Truth. Be diligent in your pursuit of knowledge and purposeful in your behavior. If it doesn't challenge you, it won't change you.
Sagittarius Horoscope (Nov. 22 - Dec. 21)
You enjoy talking about your fantasies as if they're already real, yet you grow more serious when mental Mercury marches into methodical Capricorn. Nevertheless, an emotional crisis tests your common sense when the Cancer Full Moon washes over your 8th House of Deep Sharing. This lunation is a not-so-gentle reminder to consider the cost of your relationships and the potential return for your investment. Focusing on your long-term goals helps you turn a current situation into a lasting treasure.
Capricorn Horoscope (Dec. 22 - Jan. 19)
Relationship issues come to the forefront as the Cancer Full Moon nurtures your 7th House of Partnerships. Although you try to remain cool and unemotional, it's difficult to suppress your desires. You may overstate your needs while the Sun and Moon are squaring excessive Jupiter. In fact, you can convince yourself of nearly anything to justify what you want. Don't fall prey to your own enthusiasm or you'll wear everyone out. Increase your chances of finding satisfaction by mutually agreeing to a sustainable plan and sticking to it.
Aquarius Horoscope (Jan. 20 - Feb. 18)
You may not be in the spotlight but you surely will be recognized for your efforts behind the scenes. The cautious Cancer Full Moon activates your 6th House of Work, reminding you of the emotional security you gain from maintaining regularity in your daily routine and performing your job well. However, this lunation foments restlessness and maybe even chaos in your world. Thankfully, stable Saturn supplies a modicum of reason to prevent things from going completely off the rails. President Theodore Roosevelt said, "With self-discipline most anything is possible."
Pisces Horoscope (Feb. 19 - March 20)
Conversations with friends and colleagues are teeming with useful ideas. Luckily, your ability to express and understand complex concepts benefits from an integration of fact and philosophy. Nevertheless, feelings flow freely when the sentimental Cancer Full Moon floods your 5th House of Love and Creativity, bringing hopes of romance to fruition. Your need for affection produces waves of emotion that can erode the walls of logic you built to protect your vulnerability. Give people a slice of your heart rather than a piece of your mind.