Life takes a sentimental turn when the Sun is in Cancer, the zodiac sign associated with home, family, and feelings.
Cancer coincides with the Summer Solstice, the official start of summer in the Northern Hemisphere. This is a time when we’ll all celebrate the joy, light, and blessings that summer brings. Cancer is ruled by the Moon, the planet of emotions and inner self. This reminds us of the deeply sensitive nature of this sign. When the Sun moves through this sign, we’re encouraged to listen to our feelings and respond to them in a constructive matter.
Cancer loves spending time with family and close friends. Cook dinner together, work on a craft project, or cuddle up on the couch with a good movie during this transit. Cancer craves security, so stick close to home and enjoy summertime in your own backyard. Even better, host a big barbecue to make your friends and family feel loved.
Cancer is an emotional sign, so while there are many highs during this time, the extra sensitivity you’re feeling may bring on a bad mood -- fast. This is why you’d be wise to stay home and cuddle up with your loved ones while the Sun is in Cancer. Sun in Cancer is a beautiful, tender, and sentimental time to enjoy with all your heart. Feel the feelings and love the love, as it only gets this sweet once a year.
The mind and the heart grow closer while Mercury travels through Cancer. We think about things on a deeper level during this transit, and have a greater ability to process and express our feelings. Mercury in Cancer gives us a chance to communicate with a softer touch, become more intimate, and share ourselves more personally with others.
Cancer the Crab is focused on all the things that make us feel comfortable, safe, and loved. When the planet of communication is in this sign, it’s easier to connect lovingly with others. We want our family, friends, and loved ones to KNOW they’re loved, and we find it easy to express the most caring and protective sides of ourselves when Mercury is in Cancer.
During Mercury’s transit through Cancer, we should open our minds to the messages we receive from our intuition. As a Water sign, Cancer has a very acute intuition. Mercury’s dance through Cancer doesn’t erase Mercury’s usual logic, but expands it to include instincts and gut feelings - information that cannot be put into words. This time gives us a heightened ability to draw necessary insights from sources you don’t always have access to.
It has been said that the biggest communication problem we humans have is that we do not listen to understand, we listen to reply. But that’s not the case with Mercury in Cancer. During this transit, we care enough to stop talking and start listening. Even silence can be full of meaning now. Mercury in Cancer is a reminder that real listening is done with the heart, as well as with the ears.