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KnowCancers Wknd Scope May 27 – 29, 2022

We have an explosive weekend coming up Skymates! Cancer, we’re about to experience the meeting of Mars (planet of action) and Jupiter (planet of expansion), in the powerful sign of Aries. The fiery energy of this conjunction will begin to arise in the days before and continue to reverberate for days after – initiating us into a space of vitality, new paths and empowerment. Cancer, as a cardinal sign (just like Aries), the next few days will be brimming with potential. If you’ve been feeling the call towards a fresh new start, this could be the time! Furthering this fresh slate energy, we also have the New Moon coming up. In order to ground your visions, it’ll be a good time  to connect with the simple pleasures of good food, enough rest and hydration. Venus is shifting into her home sign of Taurus, reminding us that even your wildest of dreams begin by taking one step at a time.


KnowCancers May ’22 Scope

Key Themes: Inner and outer world transformation, expression, exploring your depths

Cancer, you’re on a deep, spiritual, and transformative journey.

May begins with Venus entering Aries, where it will stay until the end of the month. As a result, you might start feeling increasingly proactive. This could also manifest as restlessness, or impatience – so be mindful of directing your efforts with extra awareness.

On May 10th, Mercury, the planet of communication, shifts retrograde through its own home sign of Gemini. You’ll feel the effects of this particular retrograde through your sector of spirituality, meaning and higher connection. For this reason, it may be a particularly powerful time to increase your awareness around your expression. Are your words, thoughts and conversations reflecting your inner divinity? If there’s work to do here, now’s the time for it – and the positive effect this can have on your life is not to be underestimated.

With Jupiter entering Aries on the 10th, joined by Mars on the 24th – the universe is supporting your efforts of taking action. The archetype of Aries is synonymous with that of the Spiritual warrior. This month will be one to act on your inclinations, to follow through on ideas, and to do the work.

The Full Moon lunar eclipse (in the sign of Scorpio) on May 16th invites you into the deep realms of the subconscious. This eclipse is going to shine a light on any fears, resentment or pain points that you may have pushed away. If you’re open to looking at these areas, they can rise to the surface to be healed. With the recent Pluto retrograde through your opposite sign in Capricorn, so much of your understanding of yourself and the world around you is shifting. Trust this process, and think of the butterfly’s evolution. You’ve got this, and the universe supports you.

Lighter vibes arise on May 17, with a harmonious connection between Saturn (structures, career, finances) and Neptune (dreams, creative inspiration). Here you may just receive aha moments as to how you can align these two spheres. It’ll be worth keeping a journal handy.

On May 20 we shift into Gemini season and the lightness continues to increase. You might be feeling a little more social than usual, and if this is the case – lean into it. There’s a lot to learn from others’ when the Sun is in Gemini, and doing so can further your path in ways you can’t yet imagine!

Mercury retrograde shifts out of Gemini, and back into the earth sign of Taurus on May 22, and for you this will be a reminder of the importance in honoring your physical health. This could be a good time to do a detox, or take whatever measures necessary to feel great in your body again. Not just good, but great. You deserve that.

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About Cancer

Element: Water

Mode: Cardinal

Ruler: The Moon

Where Youll Find Them: Walking down the beach, cooking soul food, snuggling in bed

What They Avoid: Confrontation, deadlines, and overly aggressive situations

Cancer, the fourth sign of the zodiac, is quite possibly the most sensitive but you wouldnt outwardly know it. Cancers symbol is The Crab, and this explains their tendency to hide in their shell whenever the outward world gets too tough to handle. As a Water sign ruled by the Moon, Cancer is deeply emotional, and easily absorbs the vibes in their environment. Cancer is full of compassion for the world, particularly the underprivileged, the needy, children, animals, and the oppressed. There is a nostalgic element to Cancer that can lead to them living in the past and having trouble letting go.

Professionally, Cancer is a great collaborator and team-player. However, sometimes they remain in the background for far too long, out of fear of stepping into the spotlight. Cancers make incredible artists, but they can be overly protective of their work rather than sharing their art with the world. If Cancer is able to overcome such shyness, their art and transparency can heal the world. Cancers nurturing spirit also makes them great therapists, teachers, interior designers, cooks, and spiritual healers. Theres something about Cancer that is full of wisdom, making them old souls. Thats why people may joke around and call them the grandparents of the zodiac, even in their youth.

Cancer loves to take care of those they love, so having a Cancer as a friend is a true blessing. What Cancer must learn, however, is to establish healthy boundaries and not let their generosity or kindness be taken advantage of. Sometimes Cancer gives away too much of their energy, and if its not reciprocated it can feel very painful. Instead of directly letting the person know about that pain, Cancer may resort to passive-aggressive behavior, and that only exacerbates the problem. Cancer therefore will benefit from being more honest and assertive in friendships and relationships.

As a lover, while Cancer may be very slow to trust and open up to you, they are definitely some of the biggest believers in love. Many Cancers dream of having a family and being married to their soulmate, and this can lead to them becoming deeply invested in the relationships they pursue, to the point of sometimes being clingy or possessive of their lover(s). This can sometimes scare their lover(s) away, but at other times it reassures their lover(s) of Cancers loyalty. Whatever the case may be, Cancer would benefit from directing all of that love and attention they offer others back to themselves first and foremost. Cancers greatest lesson is to put their own self first and cater to their own needs consistently. In doing so, theyre able to extend the purest type of love into the lives of those around them.