From June 21st to July 21st, we get to experience going home to ourselves and connecting deeply to our roots as the Sun officially moves into the sign of Cancer. Now is the time to get cozy and comfortable with what is familiar to us. This is what is considered “nesting” energy as Cancer has us wanting to thoroughly explore our homes, and families, and delve into our roots. So, let’s get settled in and enjoy all that home, family and intimate connections have to offer us with this nurturing Cancer season.
Cancer: Home & Family
Cancer is the archetype of home and family. This is the energy of nurturing, mothering, and creating a home life. If Capricorn, Cancer’s opposite is relegated to the outer world of achievements and responsibility, Cancer is more relegated to the inner world of family and home life. Just think about it. When you’re done being out there in the world for the day, you go back home to yourself and to all those people who mean the most to you.Read More »
For Cancer energy, security is obtained through emotional connection. Because Cancer is a water sign, the emotional realm is highly important. While having physical things is valuable to Cancer, it is emotional security that is of the utmost importance. Over the next 30 days, we will discover just how important emotional security is. Knowing that we have a strong emotional base that gets us through just about anything is paramount to feeling secure.
Likewise, when forming relationships with other people there is a desire to know that there is an emotional connection and unbreakable bond. Cancer energy really values the deep emotional connections it has to family and close friends, and it is willing to do all it can to maintain those relationships because Cancer energy doesn’t do very well with losing emotional security.
If you look at the symbol that represents cancer, a crab, crabs have claws that they used to cling to people, places, and things. Once Cancer grabs onto something or someone they will hold on for dear life…for better or worse. This has a lot to do with the need for emotional security.
Crying it Out
When it comes to emotions, Cancer is often considered one of the most sensitive signs of the zodiac. Cancers have also earned themselves the position of being the “crybabies” of the zodiac as this is one sign that is not afraid to let the tears flow. If they’re happy or sad, expressing emotions through a good cry is always cathartic.
Cancer energy allows us space to really honor our emotions to their fullest. As the first water sign, Cancer represents the energy of being in tune with the emotional realm and all it has to offer. So, don’t be surprised during this Cancer season if we’re a bit more sensitive than usual. This doesn’t make us overly emotional necessarily, but it does allow us to genuinely honor our emotions which oftentimes we suppress so that we and other people don’t feel uncomfortable.
Over the next 30 days, if you find you really need to just have a good cry, go ahead and do it! This Cancer season definitely supports honoring and denying ourselves the expression of these emotions. It is through acknowledging the emotional realm and all the ups and downs that come with being in tune with our emotions that we are able to be honest with ourselves about what we need for emotional fulfillment.
Ruled by the Moon
Cancer is ruled by the moon in astrology which is reflective of Cancer’s cardinal, changeable, action-oriented nature. As a cardinal action sign, Cancer’s relationship to the moon reflects the ebb and flow of the emotional nature. Just like the cycles of the moon, Cancer’s emotional realm is frequently changeable which is why Cancer is known for being “moody.”
Over the next 30 days, it is very important to monitor the moon phases as well as the changes in moon signs every 2 1/2 days. Of all of the astro signs, Cancer energy is more likely to be impacted by the changes in moon signs and stages. For example, those with heavy Cancer energies find that the new and full moon phases are exponentially important to them.
Likewise, the moon signs changes can result in personality changes where one day Cancer could feel like a deep, brooding Scorpio, and then 2 1/2 days later they’re ready to be an adventurous Sagittarius. This is the effect of lunar energy on those with heightened Cancer energy, and during Cancer season it is important that we honor the effect of lunar energy on our psyches.
Home Within the Self
This Cancer season offers the opportunity to not only create a home environment that we love and get in touch with family and close loved ones, but it also reminds us that home starts with us. Just think about a crab. Crabs carry their shells on their back. Home is always with them. So, it’s very important for us to understand the importance and value of being at home with the self.
There are little things that we can do to nurture and honor ourselves…especially if we are the types that are always pouring into other people. This is an excellent time to make the space for the genuine coming home to the self. This can be done in a variety of ways from making ourselves dinner, soaking in a tub full of bubbles, or allowing ourselves space to honor our emotions and feelings through a creative activity that allows us to be intimate with ourselves. We are encouraged during this Cancer season to come back home to ourselves.
Here’s to Cancer season where we get the opportunity to connect to family, loved ones, and our roots while understanding the importance of emotional expression as well as being at home with others and ourselves.
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