January 9: Moon in Cancer sextile Uranus and opposition Jupiter

January 9: Moon in Cancer sextile Uranus and opposition Jupiter

A day to self-nurture and reflect


The moon enters Cancer at 12:43 a.m.

 In the wee hours, the moon enters Cancer, her home sign of rulership, where it is purely and potently nurturing, emotive, and protective. After the social and outwardly motivated energies of the Gemini moon, it’s time to turn back inward to the modes of reflection, receptivity, and restoration. With the moon in its home, we may find the urge to stay in and rest is strong, as these lunar forces are especially conducive to sleep, nourishment, and hydration. We may feel more private, and in need of personal space and solitude at this time, so it’s a great opportunity to listen to this call over the next two days.

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The moon is sextile Uranus at 5:23 a.m.

 As the morning unfolds, the emotive moon in Cancer blends with Uranus’ radical energies in earthy Taurus to form a supportive sextile aspect. This configuration can lend itself to sudden emotional insight or inspiration from a surprising, unexpected source. It could even take form in the spontaneous awareness that self-care can in itself be revolutionary as we honor the cultivation of receptivity and deep, emotional intelligence in this information-driven and overstimulating world that we live in. Setting boundaries to honor our psychic, emotional, and spiritual protection can help preserve our health and reset our priorities to come more in alignment with the cycles of nature.

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The moon is opposing Jupiter at 4:00 p.m.

 An afternoon opposition between the sensitive moon in Cancer and expansive Jupiter in stoic Capricorn amplifies our feelings in light of our beliefs and values. Jupiter in Capricorn is asking us to restructure our highest aspirations in light of sustainability and practicality, so with heightened emotional awareness, we may be confronting how to make this possible without compromising the balance we are trying to strike between work and rest. A little inner tug of war could ensue with some necessary compromises, however, Jupiter is typically a benevolent, encouraging teacher, so an oppositional aspect may only induce at the worst some indulgence and exaggeration, instead of frustration.


All the aspects mentioned are calculated in Standard Pacific Time, for greater accuracy please adjust to your own location.