On June 21st, the Sun begins a brand new astrological cycle with a slow transition into Cancer - the zodiac of intuition, nurturing the soul, and healing our emotions - marking the very beginning of this emotional water sign’s reigning season (ending July 22nd).
Prepare to tune in and connect with your feelings because Cancer Season is guaranteed to turn your emotions up to one hundred, all in the name of healing and growth.
Cancer is all about acknowledging and nurturing our emotional selves through connecting with our sensitive and vulnerable side, feeling our feelings, and creating healthy outlets and methods in expressing those emotions. As the intuitive and matriarchal sign of the zodiac, ruled by the Moon, Cancer likes to feel everything out. During this season, we are called to tune into how and what we are feeling. Don’t push your emotions aside, they will only come back to pinch you.
The emotions that show up for you during this month need to be addressed, and they need to be addressed quickly.
This season we are being asked to connect, differently from the connection required of us during Gemini Season.
This month we are being asked to connect with the self and understand the complexity that is within. To open up the heart chakra and learn how to be compassionate to ourselves. This is the time for self-love!
Cancer represents the power of emotions and our ability to channel them in a way that’s right for us. Pent up emotions are a no-go this month as we are being called to release what is building within so that we can be free of limitations when Leo Season comes around. Be kind to yourself and don’t let your emotions get the best of you. Control them before they control you! Be careful, however, as Cancer energy can send us into emotional overload, feeling as if there is a weight on our shoulders, and when this emotional burden threatens to pull us under the current, there is a threat of becoming moody and withdrawn.
Do you make a conscious effort to connect with your emotions?
Do you feel them out or push them to one side?
What can you do to acknowledge your emotions and deal with them efficiently?
We are now ready to leave the fast-paced and social energy of Gemini Season behind and step into slower, nurturing energy that will allow us to place more focus on ourselves and our own emotional needs. Last month we were called to build connections with those around you, but this month is all about self-focus.
You may feel called to spend more time alone. When this happens, don’t feel guilty about it. Solitude is a form of self-care, and Cancer Season does have a habit of making us revert back inside our shells for a spot of introspection. As long as you’re not isolating yourself, solitude is encouraged at this time.
Cancer is represented by the crab, hard on the outside, but soft and vulnerable within. Now is the time to acknowledge that what’s on the inside matters the most. What you look like and how you come across to others doesn’t matter in the grand scheme of things. It’s who you are on the inside that makes you unique. Your inner self is your essence. There is nothing wrong with expressing your soft side.
Don’t let the world make you feel as if you have to be hard-faced, unbothered, and impenetrable. By not acknowledging and expressing how you feel, by not allowing yourself to be vulnerable and sensitive, you are hurting yourself much more. This is not a time to worry about others opinions or expectations. This is a time to focus on yourself and what you need.
A crab also carries its home on its back, representing home and family life. Cancer is all about laying down roots, planting them deep into the ground and nurturing them as they grow. As well as yourself, Cancer Season is also a time to focus on your home and loved ones, creating a safe and comfortable space where you can all thrive together. With emotions and moods in a whirlwind, remember to show compassion and love with those you love. Now is not the best time for emotionally charged arguments and fall outs.
How can you show more compassion to those you love?
Cancer is a water sign, alongside Scorpio and Pisces, and encourages creative juices to flow and emotional healing to take place. As the first water sign of the zodiac, Cancer serves as a slow-moving river, calm and collected, flowing with ease. Its effect is soothing with a hint of turbulence every now and again. Pay attention to any emotional shifts!
Whatever comes through for you during this season of the crab, acknowledge it and sit with it. Feel it out and meditate on it.
Cancer is also linked to cardinal energy, alongside Aries, Libra, and Capricorn, which is initiative energy. Cardinal signs are leaders. They like to come up with ideas and then take the necessary steps to turn those ideas into reality. Cancer Season is the perfect time to start planning a new project, play around with an idea you’ve had for a while, and take action against your goals. Take leadership and start new movements.