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Lunar Eclipse In Cancer, January 2020

By January 8, 2020October 9th, 2021Eclipse posts, Forecast, Moon

Lunar Eclipse in Cancer: Doing Your Duty Doesn’t Have To Mean Destroying Yourself

lovely image evoking the feel of the lunar eclipse in cancer of January 2020, in pinks and purples

The Lunar Eclipse in Cancer of January 2020 brings with it a strong tug-of-war between the forces of duty (represented by a large pile of planets in Capricorn) and the needs of the soul (the Moon in Cancer). This will likely land hard on the workaholics of the world as an occasion on which there is a breakdown in order among the troops and a lack of willingness to push through discomfort in pursuit of a goal. In other words, our capacity to work hard and ignore our pain may blow right up in our face during this emotional lunar eclipse.

Any lunar eclipse is bound to bring up strong emotions and it will show us our own shadow, but when that eclipse is in the sign of Cancer, themes to do with self-care, nurturance, home and nesting are bound to be a part of it and during this eclipse the need for nurture will push back against the pressure to soldier on. What a way to start 2020! Watch the video to find out how to restore the balance in your own life.

Details About This Lunar Eclipse In Cancer

Date: January 10, 2020
Time: 11:21 AM Pacific Time / 2:21 PM Eastern Time
Type: Penumbral (weak in intensity) and therefore weaker in its effects
At: 20º Cancer
Nodal Orientation: the eclipsed Moon conjunct North Node creates an Initiating (not Releasing) Nodal orientation
Shadow Agents:  Mercury, Ceres, Saturn and Pluto all in Capricorn, also Juno in Libra and Neptune in Pisces

chart for the lunar eclipse in Cancer of January 2020

Cancer Lunar Eclipse of January 2020

Does It Affect You Personally?

If your birthday is on any of the following dates (in any year at all), you’re most likely to experience this eclipse:
January 5 to 15
April 4 to 14
July 7 to 17
October 8 to 18

And if there’s any planet in your chart in 15-25º of Cancer, Capricorn, Aries or Libra, that planet will be affected.

Remember, not every eclipse touches everyone, but when it does, it’s usually noticeable.  A lunar eclipse is likely to bring up strong emotions and to be experienced as a subjective event (unlike a solar eclipse, which is likely to be marked by an external, real-world event). You may notice events happening anytime within the week surrounding the eclipse (up to a few days before or after).

For more about this month’s New and Full Moons, along with other sky events, see our January Forecast.
Find out more about current solar and lunar eclipses here.
For more of this month’s news, check out our January 2020 videos playlist on YouTube.

This eclipse is most likely to throw you if you’ve lost the plot regarding your own self-care. If you really felt this eclipse you can get a reading to discover why and find out the best ways to respond to it.


Jamie has been practicing astrology in the Bay Area since 1992 and teaching since 1997. She is currently certified at NCGR Level 3. She specializes in feminine archetypes and a positive, empowering approach. Jamie enjoys working with individuals, couples, and families to improve the quality of their lives and expand each person’s choices.

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