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Cancer horoscope for January 2022

It is less that there are some mixed messages as you move into the New Year and more that life really does have a huge amount of options and from the start, a balance between work and play is a must. For the first and only time in our lifetime, the year begins with both the Moon and Mars in your work sector, something that will not only get the year off to a busy start but with an intuitive read on where to channel this from the start. With the South Node wrapping up a 20 month visit on 19th January and Mars ending all planetary activity on the job front on 25th January, there will be a push to gain as much momentum in these early weeks as possible.

The dwarf planet Eris' direct turn in your career sector on 11th January will ensure you not only maintain your professional momentum but as you prepare for Jupiter's game changing return in May. Meanwhile, in another once in a lifetime event you also begin the year with both Jupiter and Neptune, the planets of luck and dreams in your sector of adventure, travel, learning and discovery. This is the start of an adventurous and expansive year and along with the South Node, which will return to a fun, playful, romantic and creatively charged part of your chart on 19th January, a year that can't be all work and no play.

Meanwhile, Jupiter's departure from your financial sector on 29th December has temporarily left Saturn on his own and when it comes to a sense of what's possible financially, this allows you to begin this new financial year with the determination to do whatever it takes for as long as it takes. Saturn will be joined by Mercury and his smart head for money on 2nd January and by the Sun, who will turn the solar spotlight onto your financial situation and money matters on 20th January. This will see both leave your relationship sector but the focus will not only remain on your relationships all month but into February and March.

Love & Romance

Because the Moon always spends the last 10 days and the first three weeks of every year in your relationship sector, the focus is always on your relationships at this time of year. However, not to the degree that it is this year, with not only a lot more planets here but with a huge variety of influences. The Sun, as is always the case, will keep the solar spotlight on your relationships until he leaves on 20th January, with a lot playing out during that time. The year begins with Venus, the planet of love in your relationship sector but in retrograde motion, holding the doors open to the past and second chances from the start.

The year also begins with Mercury, the planet of communication here and while he will leave on 2nd January, a retrograde turn will bring him back in for a double dip visit on 26th January. With Venus not turning direct until 29th January, there will be a few days when the planets of love and communication are both in retrograde motion in your relationship sector at the same time, holding the doors open to the past, second chances and to giving the past and unsaid words a voice at the same time. With the Sun gone from your relationship sector by then, this makes it clear that this relationship chapter is going beyond the normal annual scope.

Mercury and Venus' retrograde turns will not only keep the planetary activity in your relationship sector going through to March, but Mars' return on 25th January will add yet another layer, this time a more passionate one. However, long before that, the Moon's return on 2nd January will not only bring a chance to become more emotionally engaged and connected but it is here that the first New Moon of 2022 will fall less than 24 hours later. This month also has a surprise, with the North Node returning to your romantic sector for the first time in 18 years on 19th January. This sets the scene for a series of eclipses during the year while adding to the experience when the Moon moves through from 25th January to 27th January.

Business & Career

Having the Moon in your work sector as you move into the New Year is advantage enough, allowing you to begin the year with an intuitive read on work and job matters from the start, for the first time in eight years. Even more of an advantage is having Mars, the warrior planet of the cosmos here, something that last happened 13 years ago. However, never in our lifetime have you moved into the year with the Moon and Mars both in your work sector, getting the year off to a busy and explosive start but also with the intuitive edge needed to steer Mars' work passions, fighting and competitive spirit in the right direction from the start.

The Moon is only here until 2nd January, but not before leaving you with an advantage that could have long term implications. With Mars not leaving until 25th January, his warrior and competitive spirit will get the year off to a busy start but this is creating the kind of momentum work and job matters will continue to benefit from for months to come. This means a busy start to the year but if you can put everything you have into everything you do, the benefits could continue for the rest of the year. It is while the Moon is here that the South Node will leave your work sector on 19th January, something that will bring an end to the eclipses here.

This also means that its focus on the past but also on policing of how well you know when to keep your work hat on and when to take it off will end. With the dwarf planet Eris, the warrior princess of the cosmos turning direct in your career sector on 11th January, as the brakes come off first career and then job matters, this could see Mars' final days in your work sector become even busier. Meanwhile, the Moon will make its first visit to your career sector for the year from 8th January to 10th January, while coming full circle from where it began the year in your work sector from 27th January to 29th January, each time with a chance to check in.


New Year's Day could be one of the most important days of this financial year, making it important to stay in the moment and connect with the inner power, strength and fortitude that you have access to. This is the last day until April that Saturn will be on his own in your financial sector and as Jupiter only left on 29th December, this is a chance to sit quietly with the inner financial strength and grit that the hard taskmaster of the cosmos spent the whole of last year developing. This was masked to a degree by Jupiter's ongoing focus on a sense of what's possible, as he worked to leave you with something to aim for or aspire to.

This has left you with something to work towards and most hopefully bold financial goals and ambitions for the coming year but it is Saturn who will give you the determination and willpower to do whatever it takes for as long as it takes. This is what you need to sit with on New Year's Day because it is Mercury's return on 2nd January that will give you the smart head for money needed to get your head in the game and to think on your feet but in a more mundane and practical way. Saturn will remain the force you can draw on throughout the coming year but he will step back to become a more silent presence while the faster planets are here.

Mercury will still be here when the Sun returns to turn the solar spotlight onto your financial situation and money matters on 20th January but a retrograde turn on 15th January will have begun a review mode by then. This will give you a chance to return to the drawing board, before Mercury eventually retrogrades back out on 26th January. The Sun will continue to keep the solar spotlight on money matters and will still be here when Mercury returns next month, who in turn will stay on until Venus and Mercury return in early March, passing the baton on from one to the other.


Starting the year with both the Moon and Mars in your health sector is a rare advantage, giving you a better read on what your body is telling you from the start as well as Mars' drive and motivation. This is one year when, whether the Moon was here or not there would be a lot of motivation and especially when it comes to becoming more physically active. What the Moon does is give you a better read on your limits but also on what your body actually needs. The Moon will leave on 2nd January but Mars is here until 25th January, making sure your motivation doesn't wane. Mars will be gone by the time the Moon returns from 27th January to 29th January, offering a second chance to check in.

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