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The Sun in Cancer: June 20th to July 22nd

Taking care of myself doesn’t mean ‘me first.’ It means ‘me, too.'” — L.R. Knost

The Moon
Cancer Season

Give, and take Care

The Sun holds a profound significance as the God that illuminates the very essence of our being. The Sun represents the core of our identity, the radiant force that guides our journey of self-discovery and personal growth. He is the eternal flame within us, urging us to unfold our true selves as we navigate the cosmic dance of our life journey. As The Sun traverses the zodiac, each sign imparts a unique hue to this luminous journey. Between June 20th and July 22nd (London) The Sun will be in The Moon's sign of Cancer, 'nurture'. What does this mean for us?


'Cancer is the tropical, yin, water temple of the Moon.

Cancer is the domicile of the Moon, the exaltation of Jupiter, and the sign of the Crab.

In this sign, although the light is still dominant, the darkening of the light half of the year begins at the Summer solstice.

Ancient astrologers associated Cancer with the gateway of the spirit/soul into matter.

Cancer was the ascending sign of the Thema Mundi, or the birth chart of the cosmos.

Hence the following themes are associated with Cancer:

Birth, life, and mothers

Romance, devotion, and memory

Separation, security, comfort

Illusion, intoxication, and materiality

Cancer is a sign associated with the entrance of spirit into matter, the realm of fortune, as well as the need to remember and remain linked or devoted to one’s origin.

The Moon rules the sign where darkness begins to take over from within the light.

The Dalai Lama was born with a Cancer Sun.'

Adam Elenbaas - Nightlight Astrology

Cancer Season

When the Sun transits through Cancer several characteristic themes emerge, influenced by the qualities and rulership of Cancer. Here’s an overview of what to expect:

Emotional Sensitivity and Nurturing
  • Heightened Emotions: As Cancer is ruled by the Moon, associated with emotions, intuition, and the subconscious, this period often brings heightened emotional sensitivity. People may find themselves more in touch with their feelings and more empathetic towards others.

  • Nurturing Instincts: There is a strong focus on caring for loved ones and creating a sense of security. Activities related to home and family become more prominent, and individuals may feel a stronger urge to nurture and protect those close to them.

Home and Family Focus
  • Domestic Activities: Cancer season is an ideal time for engaging in home improvements, family gatherings, and activities that strengthen familial bonds. It’s a period where the home environment takes centre stage, and there’s a greater appreciation for the comforts and traditions of home life.

  • Rooting and Settling: This is also a time to reflect on one’s roots, heritage, and personal history. Individuals may feel drawn to explore their ancestry or reconnect with family traditions.

Introspection and Inner Reflection
  • Inner Work: With the Moon's influence, there is a natural inclination towards introspection. People might find themselves reflecting on their personal life, emotional health, and the inner workings of their psyche.

  • Healing and Renewal: Cancer season can be a time of emotional healing and renewal. It's beneficial to engage in self-care practices, therapy, or other forms of emotional support to address and process lingering feelings.

Protective and Defensive Behaviours
  • Guardedness: Like the crab, individuals might feel more protective of their personal space and boundaries. This can lead to a cautious or defensive attitude in personal interactions.

  • Security Concerns: There may be an increased focus on ensuring safety and stability, both physically and emotionally. People might prioritise securing their homes, financial stability, and emotional well-being.

Creativity and Intuition
  • Creative Expression: Cancer’s influence can inspire creativity, particularly in ways that express deep emotions. Artistic activities such as writing, painting, or music can be especially fulfilling.

  • Intuitive Insights: Intuition is often heightened during this time. People might find themselves more attuned to their inner voice and gut feelings, leading to insightful and meaningful decisions.

Seasonal Celebrations
  • Midsummer Celebrations: In the Northern Hemisphere, Cancer season coincides with Midsummer celebrations, where themes of fertility, growth, and the nurturing qualities of the Earth are honoured. It’s a time to celebrate life and abundance.

When the Sun is in Cancer, it heralds a period rich in emotional depth, family focus, and introspection. This season encourages nurturing oneself and others, reflecting on personal history, and creating a secure and comforting environment.

How can I get the best out of the season?

To maximise personal growth during Cancer season:

  1. Embrace Emotions: Allow yourself to feel and process emotions. Journaling or talking with a trusted friend can help.

  2. Nurture Relationships: Spend quality time with family and close friends, strengthening your support network.

  3. Create a Sanctuary: Enhance your living space to make it more comfortable and reflective of your inner peace.

  4. Practice Self-Care: Prioritise activities that nourish your mind and body, such as meditation, healthy eating, and rest.

  5. Reflect on Roots: Explore your heritage and personal history to understand your foundations and sense of identity.

  6. Trust Intuition: Pay attention to your gut feelings and use them to guide decisions and actions.

By focusing on these areas, you can leverage the nurturing and introspective energies of Cancer season for meaningful self-development.

"Embrace your emotions, nurture your connections, and create a sanctuary within and around you to foster growth and reflection."

The Sun in Cancer through the Houses

The 12 houses of the wheel in Traditional Astrology
Ancient House Topics

In astrology, the natal chart is divided into twelve houses, each representing different areas of life. The specific impact of The Sun in Cancer, and its support for personal growth, will depend on the house it occupies in your natal chart. Each house represents different areas of life, and The Sun's placement in a particular house during its transit can provide insights into the focus of the energies.

Aries Rising (Cancer in the 4th House)
  • Focus: Home, family, and personal foundations.

  • Actions: Spend time with family, engage in home improvement projects, and create a nurturing home environment. Reflect on your childhood and family history.

Taurus Rising (Cancer in the 3rd House)
  • Focus: Communication, siblings, and local community.

  • Actions: Reconnect with siblings or close relatives, engage in local community activities, and enhance your communication skills through writing or speaking.

Gemini Rising (Cancer in the 2nd House)
  • Focus: Personal finances, values, and self-worth.

  • Actions: Review and organise your finances, reflect on your values, and engage in activities that boost your self-esteem. Consider budgeting or financial planning.

Cancer Rising (Cancer in the 1st House)
  • Focus: Personal identity and self-expression.

  • Actions: Focus on self-care and personal development. Reflect on your goals and how you present yourself to the world. Engage in activities that enhance your well-being and confidence.

Leo Rising (Cancer in the 12th House)
  • Focus: Spirituality, solitude, and the subconscious.

  • Actions: Spend time in solitude for introspection and meditation. Engage in spiritual practices and address any hidden or unresolved issues. Consider therapy or deep self-reflection.

Virgo Rising (Cancer in the 11th House)
  • Focus: Friendships, social networks, and aspirations.

  • Actions: Connect with friends and social groups that support your growth. Reflect on your long-term goals and aspirations. Participate in group activities or humanitarian efforts.

Libra Rising (Cancer in the 10th House)
  • Focus: Career, public image, and life direction.

  • Actions: Reflect on your career goals and public image. Seek ways to align your professional life with your emotional needs. Consider setting new career objectives or networking professionally.

Scorpio Rising (Cancer in the 9th House)
  • Focus: Higher education, travel, and philosophy.

  • Actions: Engage in learning new subjects, exploring different cultures, or embarking on a spiritual journey. Reflect on your beliefs and how they shape your worldview.

Sagittarius Rising (Cancer in the 8th House)
  • Focus: Shared resources, transformation, and deep connections.

  • Actions: Review joint finances, such as investments or debts. Engage in introspection and transformation work. Deepen intimate relationships and explore emotional vulnerabilities.

Capricorn Rising (Cancer in the 7th House)
  • Focus: Partnerships and relationships.

  • Actions: Focus on improving your relationships, whether romantic, business, or close friendships. Reflect on your needs within partnerships and how to create balanced, nurturing relationships.

Aquarius Rising (Cancer in the 6th House)
  • Focus: Health, daily routines, and service.

  • Actions: Prioritise health and wellness routines. Reflect on your daily habits and how they support your well-being. Consider volunteering or being of service to others.

Pisces Rising (Cancer in the 5th House)
  • Focus: Creativity, romance, and children.

  • Actions: Engage in creative pursuits that bring joy. Spend quality time with children or young people. Reflect on your romantic life and how to nurture your passions and love life.

It's important to consider the specific aspects the Sun makes to other planets in the chart and any other ongoing transits to get a more comprehensive understanding of how these energies are likely to manifest for you. Additionally, the overall context of the natal chart, including the Moon, rising sign, and other planetary placements, will contribute to a more nuanced interpretation.

"Cancer season, ruled by the nurturing Moon, brings a focus on home, family, and emotional well-being. It's a time of heightened sensitivity and intuition, encouraging introspection and personal reflection. Embrace your emotions and prioritise self-care, creating a comfortable and secure environment. Strengthen relationships with loved ones and connect with your roots. This season offers an opportunity for deep emotional healing and growth, allowing you to align with your inner needs and foster a sense of belonging and security."


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  • If you don't know the house where Cancer lands in your chart I can provide you with a free digital picture of your birth chart. Get in touch with your details here and I'll send it to you as soon as I can.

  • What's going on for you at this time will depend on other conversations in the sky above and how those conversations are interacting with your own birth chart. Everyone is unique and everyone's journey through the cosmos is unique.

  • If you'd like to delve deeper into your chart and look at how your Cancer Season is being shaped or just have a more general reading about who you are and what your life journey may entail, then book a one to one consultation with me here.

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