The sensitive, emotional, homely, and yet directed and determined, rays of the Cancer Sun shine on us during the first month of Summer. This is the month that the Earth pulls us out of the fast-paced growth energies of the last half of the Spring into the Summer place of being and feeling. After a month of heady, airy, speedy Gemini vibrations, which were all the more intense this year due to Jupiter and Mars both pumping Aries fire into the lifestream, we are forced by nature to slow down and get back into our bodies. This process particularly kicked in once the New Moon in Cancer arrived in the last days of June – this moon month takes us through our emotions to bring us home to ourselves, which may involve ‘down time’, perhaps manifesting as sickness and lethargy, as we release tensions, anxieties, projections, overthinking that may be causing us dis-ease.
The Full Moon in Cancer’s opposite sign Capricorn on the 13th July highlights our purpose and direction in life. As well as being at home in our physical and emotional bodies this month asks us to get clear on who we are in the wider world as well, what we are contributing to society and humanity’s evolution. Much discomfort or dis-ease can arise if our thoughts and attitudes are keeping us stuck in our judgemental heads. To be well we need to focus on ourselves, own our feelings and follow our passions, get clear on why we are here on the planet, and forgive the people and things that give us grievance. Dark feelings we hold cause more harm to ourselves than to those they are about. During Cancer Sun month the Mother of Creation is trying to bring us home, to take us into the journey to Oneness, which we access firstly through our emotional bodies.
After a lively Spring when we were called to think and act independently, to forge our own path, we are now called to also get sensitive to emotions, both our own and others. This can be so painfully challenging that we avoid it and as a result find ourselves spinning into an ego story, that ultimately disconnects and isolates us. Cancer Sun calls us to choose love and compassion over judgement because we are preparing ourselves for the journey into closer connection and oneness with ourselves and others later in the year. From 21st July Leo Sun will invite us to perform and celebrate both our individual uniqueness and our place in the whole. Virgo month then gives us the opportunity to spot where we can do both these things better and get on it before the second half of the zodiac year offers us open doorways into experiencing our deep, innate, interdependent oneness with others and all existence.
Cancer Sun month takes us into the water element. We are always swimming in the waters of life, but we cannot sense these through the mental processes. We are used to breathing the air and take for granted that we connect to each other through the mind, through communication. But we also connect deeply through the emotional fields, through the ever moving, ever flowing waters of life – we attune to and see these through the eyes of the heart. Cancer month invites us to open to subtlety and sensitivity, to compassion and love.