Open your heart, on June 21, 2018, we will welcome Cancer sign. It is the longest day of the year marking a beginning of summer, this sign represents the zodiac’s most feminine sign will flow into our lives for the next four weeks.
Heartfelt Cancer is the zodiac’s first water sign, plunging us into our most primal and important feelings and heightening our sensitivity. Cancer season can be a comforting time, but also a highly emotional one. As quick-witted, chatty Gemini season draws to a close, Cancer season turns our attention away from the buzz of the local scene and reminds us that home is indeed where the heart is.
CANCER IS SYMBOLIZED BY THE CRAB.
During Cancer season, you might rediscover your love for your creature comforts, sprucing up your home to make it more welcoming for everybody under your roof.
CANCER AND SUMMER
Cancer season also marks the summer solstice in the northern hemisphere on June 21, 2018 (as it does every year), as the Sun passes over the Tropic of Cancer in its imaginary path around the Earth. (We say “imaginary” because duh, the Earth goes around the Sun—but that’s how it appears from our vantage point.) Fun fact: The word solstice derives from sol (sun) + systere (standing still) because for about three days, the Sun seems to stop in the sky. It’s reached its northernmost point and is now switching to a southbound journey. Interestingly, the Sun rules the masculine, while Cancer governs the feminine.
“To have the masculine force stop in its tracks for this season to start is indeed a powerful thing!”
How to sail through Cancer season with joy and ease?
- MOODS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE
During Cancer season, our moods might swing more wildly than usual, and we all will, at some point, get a case of “all the feels.” So what are you gonna do about it? We recommend NOT lashing out at the people closest to you! If Cancer season makes for a worldwide month-long case of planetary PMS, just know that, like everything, your intense emotions—or someone else’s—shall pass. Best to keep a safe distance whenever possible, and not to get hooked into the drama of it all.
2. YOUR FEELINGS VERSUS FACTS.
During Cancer season, sharpen your emotional intelligence with personal growth books, workshops, mediation and more. We’ve heard it said that “e-motion stands for energy in motion.” Well if that’s true, then why are so many of us still so stuck? Most likely, we aren’t getting to the root cause of our pain—which of course is not easy work.
3.YOUR HOME, YOUR CASTLE
We all come from somewhere—and during Cancer season, we’re reminded of that fact, whether you still live at home with your parents or you’ve forsaken every branch on your family tree. The Cancer-ruled fourth house sits at the very bottom of the zodiac wheel, representing our foundations. Since Cancer rules the home, use this season to enjoy yours more, whether you create a little reading nook, a meditation station or spruce up a guest bedroom. (Need some help making your den feel more like a haven? Our Home Decorating Horoscopes have tips for every sign.)
4. FLEX YOUR EPICUREAN MUSCLES.
Cancer season is a time to nourish ourselves, and that can be accomplished by connecting to the food we put in our bodies. No, this is not a PSA for juicing and cleansing—during Cancer season, our palates may veer more toward Parisian decadence (red wine, butter and garlic sauce, truffled everything) than plant-based dietary restrictions. The caveat? Self-soothing Cancer can awaken an urge to emotionally eat, since food is one of our culture’s most widely accepted forms of comfort.
During Cancer season, slow down and indulge mindfully—taking part in preparing a meal at least partly from scratch instead of bingeing on ready-made meals while you zone out at your desk. Up your Crab cache by inviting friends over for a DIY dinner party. Turn on some pretentious-but-fun Paris Cafe station on Pandora, pour wine and prep a meal together as you laugh, talk and bond.
5. HONOR A WOMEN IN AND WOMEN AROUND.
MAKE WAY FOR THE ASTROLOGICAL ALPHA FEMALE!
Cancer rules the zodiac’s fourth house of home, family and women—so this is a month where girls indeed run the world. If it was up to us as astrologers, International Women’s Day would coincide with the Cancer new moon.
Let us hereby declare Cancer season a time to celebrate and appreciate the maternal figures and inspiring women in our lives.
MAKE A DATE WITH YOUR MUSE.
All human beings are creative. It’s our birthright and it’s in our DNA. Our ability to tap into that force depends on how willing we are to put our inner control freaks in the corner and allow the muse to track us down. We have to be quiet in order to RECEIVE the download of creative energy, and that’s hard for many people. We’re afraid that if we don’t keep a tight grip on our emotions, someone will come in and take advantage of us or worse, hurt us irreparably.
To connect with the creative force within ourselves, we must quiet our “monkey minds” ( and yoga will help) enough to let divine inspiration flow through. And guess what? That requires courage, and most definitely not weakness or submissiveness.
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