Lucky Days: 2, 3, 10, 11, 20
Yucky Days: 4, 5, 17, 18, 24
Celebrity Icon: Liv Tyler
2017 – it's no longer just a dream. Even though the New Year is officially here as per the calendar, note that the astrology doesn't really let the year get going until after the 8th, when Mercury finally goes direct. If anything has been on hold, especially anything linked to your important one-to-one relationships, you'll likely see some resolutions after the first week of January. But by the time you do, you'll already be dealing with a profound shift. The Full Moon in Cancer arrives on the 12th, but given your sensitivity and that this lunation hits your very own sign, you might feel it reverberating a whole week in advance. This is your annual six-month check in on your birthday wishes from 2016. Are you where you'd hoped to be by now? If you're still working on manifesting those wishes, the stars give you the opportunity to tweak and update them now – and to get that much closer to achieving them. Two weeks later there's a New Moon in your house of sex, intimacy, and transformation. If any of those areas of your life have felt stagnant or not quite right, this lunation will help you figure it out. The very next day action planet Mars moves into your career zone, helping you to blaze amazing professional trails over the next six weeks. Get to work, Cancer – fast and furious.
Lucky Days: 6, 7, 15, 16 24
Yucky Days: 2, 3,9, 10, 21
Celebrity Icon: Selma Blair
It's a December to remember, Cancer – and not just because it's the last month of an achingly hard year. 2016 thankfully ends on a positive note, so you'll have much to toast to on New Year's Eve. But first things first: the month begins with loads of energy in your house of work. You're still feeling the vibes from the late November New Moon, and it will continue to help you stay organized and on task for the first few weeks of December. By the 13th, the Full Moon hits your house of dreams and psyche, and it can bring up some extremely intense emotions: more reason to focus on productivity during the first half of the month. Mercury goes retrograde on the 19th, so you might want to wrap up all of your holiday shopping and other minutiae in advance, because things might get messier than necessary. Use the sweet, meditative energy of the Winter Solstice to focus within on the 21st. Life is likely to feel a bit wild and crazy as you approach the end of the month. This is thanks (in part) to the collision of the New Moon in your relationship zone whilst Uranus goes direct in your house of career. Everything seems to be moving forward fast – just as you toast to the end of the year. But Mercury is still retrograde through the first week of 2017 – hold off on important partnership decisions as long as you can.
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