There is something so wonderfully complex about your sign, Cancer. There’s much to glean from your inner world by looking at the movements of your ruler, our Moon. A cyclical creature that spends half her time waxing and growing in light (taking action/being in the world) and half of it waning (receding into your own inner and outer home, nurturing your own cup). Moving through all signs in one month, the Moon, like you, is so changeable in your inner-world landscapes, moods and feelings. This is a year that can bring you a greater, conscious awareness of your own cyclical nature and how to align more with your own rhythms.
This year will also provide insight to any ancient emotions that still lurk in the background as subtle guides in creating your realities. The nodal axis and eclipses for all of this year will be in the signs and seasons of Aries and Libra, and this makes a strong aspect pattern to Cancer (in astrology it is called a T-Square). While you’ll be experiencing this transit all year, it is the eclipses in March, April and October that will provide these energetic release valves. This aspect may feel like inner friction, and this is a good thing, though not always comfortable. It’s good because the friction leads to action. And the action for your sign is really looking at and releasing any pent-up or ancient emotions that are taking up space in your field.
You’re a highly emotional creature, deeply attuned to the subtle currents of feeling, specifically the energy and emotions of others. A great ally for the year ahead will be to take note of and write out the things that you do that help you to emotionally regulate and regenerate. What aids you in tapping into your own emotions versus reading the room? This is an important distinction. The mythology of your sign is heavily tied to the archetype of the mother. The mother archetype isn’t anything to do with you having a family of your own.
In the context of your Sun sign, my recommendation is to look at how you play this maternal role to yourself, as a compassionate space holder. If there are still areas of your world where you offer your energy to others before nourishing your cup – particularly if you are in any dynamics that make you feel resentful and unseen – this nodal transit will bring those dynamics to the foreground.
Saturn will be in Pisces all year, making a very supportive aspect to your sign and aiding in creating or re-affirming the foundations of your own energetic and emotional boundaries. Just because you can read the room, doesn’t mean you need to. Just because you can sense the emotions in others and how to tend to them, doesn’t mean it’s your responsibility to do so. In short, this is a brilliant year to learn to read yourself first. Learning how to do that, as a Cancer, will give you access to so much more of your own energy and life force.