CancerJune 21 - July 21
Skymates, eclipse season is upon us, as just a few hours before the Sun enters Taurus, we will experience the New Moon Solar Eclipse in the last degree of Aries at 12:12 am EST on Thursday. For you Cancer, this will bring inner clarity to the vocational path set before you. Do you want to continue on this path and expand towards it? Or are you in need of a shift that can allow for more growth? Keep in mind that there is no right or wrong choice to make, there are only lessons to learn and growth edges to lean into. As Taurus Season swoops in shortly after the eclipse, you’ll be faced with your feelings of loneliness and belonging, finding ways to heal. Make sure to nourish the friendships that you want to see flourish.
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Cancer, if life feels a little different, you’re probably onto something. First, you’re in the first month and new chapter of your solar cycle. The blank slate energy is real.
Secondly, we’ve just come out the other end of a huge cosmic shift, which saw the moon’s nodes switching polarities, after 18 months. The North Node is officially out of Taurus, and into Aries – while the South Node has left Scorpio, for Libra. The lunar nodes tend to set the tone for our personal and collective journeys, so that feeling that the flavor of life has changed, is accurate! From now through to January of 2025, you’ll be on (and witnessing in others) a journey of balancing yourSelf, and relationships.
But back to the now! August kicks off with an Aquarius Full Moon (on August 1st), which activates your sector of transformation and deep healing. For this reason, this could be one of the most potent Full Moons of the year Cancer, and one worth carving out space for. It’ll be a powerful time for journaling, reflecting and releasing any denser emotions which have been sitting with you. If you need a good cry, throw on a good playlist and go for it. Grief is a powerful, alchemical process Cancer – and one you can honor. This too is a form of self-love.
On August 9th harmonious and practical vibes flow through with Mercury connecting harmoniously with Jupiter. You might feel this as a spark of inspiration, clarity or momentum. Mercury in Virgo is all about fine tuning the details in the present; but as it converses with Jupiter – you may just catch a glimpse of your unique path forward, and a glittering future.
Juno entering Leo on August 15th might just have you feeling ready for open adoration Cancer. With the asteroid of partnerships in the sign of romance, don’t be surprised if you start feeling more naturally confident and assertive. If you’ve had a crush, it may be the time to shoot your shot!
And confidence is what it’s all about, with our New Moon in Leo the very next day (August 16th). This is a time for celebrating yourself in your totality; your “flaws,” gifts, quirks, and the journey you’ve traversed. Leo energy reminds us all to quieten down the inner critic; that treating yourself with love, will allow you to be your best self – and to live your best life.
Virgo season beginning (August 23rd) on the same day that Mercury stations retrograde in Virgo, brings a more focused tone to the month. While Leo season reminds us that life is a celebration, Virgo adds that we do have a responsibility to bring our personal best to the table. Whether that’s mastery of a skill, consistency, helpfulness, kindness– this transit (and accompanying retrograde) invites you to honor your “work” in the world. At the same time as being individuals, we’re all a community: who we are, is just as important as what we bring to each other.
We wrap up the month with a Pisces Full Moon on August 30th, activating your sector of life purpose and meaning. This will be a time to ask the big, existential questions Cancer. How aligned do you feel with your dreams? Are you on track with your visions? Full Moons invite us to release all that holds us back from our highest timelines… and you’re ready for even more.
Ruler: The Moon
Where You’ll 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 wouldn’t outwardly know it. Cancer’s 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. Cancer’s nurturing spirit also makes them great therapists, teachers, interior designers, cooks, and spiritual healers. There’s something about Cancer that is full of wisdom, making them old souls. That’s 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 it’s 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 Cancer’s 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. Cancer’s greatest lesson is to put their own self first and cater to their own needs consistently. In doing so, they’re able to extend the purest type of love into the lives of those around them.