Hello Cancer Season and Summer Solstice
After the over the top, relentless activity of Gemini Season, the Sun moves into Cancer and the Summer Solstice, when the light is at its peak. Cancer season gives us an opportunity to turn within and emotionally process all the information, new ideas, and activity of Gemini. Cancer teaches us about the meaning of the internal spaces that nourish and feed us, welcoming us to the mystery of our emotional wisdom and imagination.
The fourth sign of the zodiac, Cancer is ruled by the Moon. Cancer projects the very tides of the moon, waning and waxing with emotions, moving with intuition and sensitivity, projecting a hard shell exterior but moving in vulnerability within. A mother-like energy that wishes the very best for everyone and can easily get swept up in the hopes that are held for other people. Cancer season asks us to also nurture ourselves, giving the same love and hope within that we give out.
Cancer is the sign of family, very much emoting the energy of the nurturer. Cancer seeks security and once they have found a space to feel comfortable and safe, they come Alive! We all take this energy on during this sun transit, reaching for the feeling our own love and depth being reciprocated . We just want to vibe with people who “get us”. We want those seriously life affirming, deep conversations and supportive relationships. This energy also has us reevaluating our inner circles, if someone we’ve let close doesn’t connect in a secure and stable way, we will definitely take notice here.
Cancer season also turns our focus to our home space. Cancer loves to have a nice comfy energy that they can sink into and remove the shell without worry. So we often find cancer season as a time of redecorating, home shopping, apartment swapping, and visiting places that make us feel joyful and comfortable. This energy is dreamy, Moody, and private, meaning it can feel cozy and lovey or heavy and intrusive, depending on your own placements.
How do you comfort and care for yourself and your “others”? And how do you also set limits to your care? Cancer season reminds us of the basic human need for nourishment, comfort and nurturing. Support is a vital and important need that is hopefully provided by our early caretakers when we are young, but as we grow, we must find new ways to fulfill this need. Part of “adulting” is both learning how to care for ourselves and also learning how to connect with others with who we can exchange mutual care and support.
What does it mean to you to give yourself support? Taking time out from others? Spending more time with others? Cooking nourishing meals? Exercising? Talking kindly to yourself? If the perfect mother was mothering you-what would she do?
Whichever way it feels practice:
Allowing the vulnerable chats
taking care of your needs
Connecting with people who lift you up
trusting your instincts