The Crab

With Cancer as your Sun Sign

The Sun is in the cardinal water sign of Cancer in your chart. With the Sun in this sign, you are very much someone who lives on your emotions. You are impressionable and sympathetic to others and able to listen patiently, but when your own feelings are hurt, you can be very moody and irritable. You tend to protect your feelings and emotions behind a hard exterior shell, just like a crab. Your family and roots are important to you, but you need to develop your own  individuality. You will have a strong parental instinct and will be protective and supportive to your children. If you have no children, this will probably be expressed in some other area of your life. You can be very tenacious when pursuing your goals, or holding on to a relationship or other situation, perhaps too long at times. If this tenacity is carried to extremes, you may have a tendency to hang on to real or even imagined hurts.

With Cancer as your Ascendant

 The cardinal water sign of Cancer was rising at the time of  your birth, indicating that you are sensitive and reserved  in  your approach to others, although you may have learned at an early age to protect your sensitivity behind thehardouter shell  of   the crab. You have a naturally caring and sympathetic nature, and you like to take care of those who are close to you, you have  an instinctive understanding of their emotional  needs and you may see anyone or anything your protective circle as a threat. Cancer is a cardinal sign, so for anyone in that circle, you will give out great energy and bonhomie. That close circle may not be just family orientated, it can be vocationally focused too.

This same emotional sensitivity makes you vulnerable, however, since not everybody has the same consideration for your feelings as you have for theirs. You will tend to hide any hurt or emotional pain behind a hard exterior, and to approach situations indirectly rather than risk a direct confrontation. You may have a tendency to cling to any hurt or slight, whether real or imagined, and you will need to learn to accept your sensitive emotional nature and channel it in some positive direction. You are natural worriers and the slightest ailment will cause great alarm within you, which may cause even more psychological problems.

Those with Cancerian ascendants love their food and are often formidable cooks, and within partnerships Cancerian ascendants show much ambition for their partners, and may push them to reach higher and achieve more and more.

Cancer is ruled by the Moon, as the ruler of your Ascendant, this planet is of particular importance in your chart.

January 2018 for Cancer Ascendant

These predictions have been written to fit your Ascendant sign, and that is dependent not only on the day your were born but also the time that you were born as well as the place of your birth.

Ok, so Cancer Ascendants, what does 2018 hold in store for you? Well it's natural to starting with the outer planets and how they are affecting you in general and this is a summary of where they are moving before I move on to a more detailed chronological look at the year ahead.


Overview - The Sun and Venus are in Capricorn as we start this year and Mercury joins them in this sign on 11th January and there is a general focus on relationship matters. Between 18th and 20th January both the Sun and Venus shift into Aquarius and as they do your values and ideas move over to what you owe others and to matters connected to debt, investments and sharing. Mercury follows on behind moving into Aquarius on the last day of the month.

Mars starts the year in the sign of Scorpio right with Jupiter. This part of your chart corresponds your house of individuality thus these two planets will focus your attention on matters of love, creative talents , hobbies, sports, entertainments and children in January. Mars and Jupiter make a conjunction on 8th January and this will fill you with lots of optimism and enthusiasm. This is a great time for doing sports or adventure type activities and getting out and about doing all kinds of hobbies and pastimes. You'll be in a super generous to a loved one or to kids. Get creative and do something special.

On 16th January Jupiter and Pluto combine in a sextile giving you a chance to refresh a relationship situation or allow a new one to enter your life. Your optimism, openness and generous spirit can go a long way to persuading someone that you are worth persevering with, and doors may be opened to a new love in your life or the renewal of an existing one. This aspect also allows you to deal with children and exerts some control over them and you may be able to summon up instinctive creative potential from within for any artistic or design work. On the 17th January there is a 150 degree quincunx between Mars and Uranus, and this may see you having to change your attitudes to a lover, children or out of work hours activities. Be careful if you are doing any risky activities, this is an aspect of accidents.

Mars moves into Sagittarius on the 26th and the focus will shift towards everyday work, routines, service and health. Now and in the next two months you will start to take care of the details in your life. Mars encourages you to work very hard here and you will tend to throw yourself in to anything to see how much you can get done, indeed it is a really good idea to keep yourself busy at this time, as if you are not active, then health problems might crop up, especially related to stress or frustration. Health wise, you may be in a mood to do some active fitness work to keep yourself in trim and this will be a good idea as if you don't you can be more susceptible to infections, colds or other ailments that will drag you down. Accidents, trips and falls can also be a by-product of Mars transiting in this part of your horoscope.

On the 31st January we have the first of five eclipses this year, a lunar eclipse in Leo to start things off. This eclipse will highlight matters of your values, finances and how you earn your income, your business, possessions and self worth. Any one of these matters will be subject to emotional change in the following few months.

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