Cancer (22 June – 22 July)
The month of June begins with lovely Venus gracing your star sign Cancer until the 13th. Venus is the planet of love and relating, art and beauty and it’s always a treat to have Venus in your star sign.
Plus, on the 1st and 2nd, Venus is part of a Grand Water Trine with expansive Jupiter in Scorpio and romantic Neptune in Pisces. This is an emotional combination and wonderful for falling in love and romantic moments.
You may be in a position to inspire others or feel that you’re in flow with life with this stunning planetary combination. You’re one of life’s dreamers being an imaginative Sun Cancer and when you channel your emotions into the right project, you can create miracles. If you’re an artistic type, the start of June could be amazingly creative for you.
There is one proviso, however, and this is the fact that close on the back of the Grand Water Trine is an opposition between Venus and Pluto. This takes place on the 6th and Venus-Pluto connections are intense, sometimes obsessive. With both Saturn and Pluto now in Capricorn and your relationship sector, it’s important to consider your relationships carefully.
If you’re up against people who are powerful or controlling, whether personally or professionally, remember that you too have power and don’t give it away. If people aren’t behaving well towards you, you have every right to back off or move on.
In fact, this is a good month to consider your own needs and ensure that you put yourself first. While Venus moves through your star sign until the 13th, pamper yourself and treat yourself well.
Then, on the 12th, the Cancer baton gets passed to communication planet Mercury, who moves through Cancer up until the 29th. Plus, this is the month of the Solstice, the height of summer or winter depending where you live in the world. The Solstice always coincides with the Sun’s move into your star sign on the 21st.
This all means that the focus is on you and it’s an excellent time to look at what you want in life and why. Line up some personal goals and aims and know yourself well. The Saturn/Pluto planets kick in again on the 16th, 23rd and 27th of the month. Notice who’s in your life on or around these dates and whether people close to you are a boost or a burden.
If you don’t want to carry other people or put up with bad behaviour, make a stand. This is key at the time of the Full Moon on the 28th, which cuts across the Cancer/Capricorn axis of the zodiac. This is a powerful Full Moon for you which will shine a light on a close relationship, either personal or professional.
Trust your heart in making any important decision close to the Full Moon and do what’s right for you. Also, this month, it’s important to get good friends on your side and be around people who remind you how crazy life can be, in a good way.
Madcap Uranus moved into Taurus and your friendship sector last month. On the 13th and 23rd, it teams up with key planets in your star sign Cancer. Be around people who inspire you to be free and take action. Connect with groups either online or offline and keep seeking out all that’s new, original and innovative. This is particularly important if you feel stuck in a rut or held back in any way.
There are other factors involved in this month’s astrology too. For the first couple of weeks, it is important for you to spend some time in retreat and be good to yourself. This is when the Sun and Mercury are in Gemini and the most hidden sector of your horoscope.
Gemini rules your thinking so use your mind well. Feed your brain, learn something new and don’t let your thoughts run away with you. If there’s something you want to learn or study, make time for it, especially close to the New Moon in Gemini on the 13th, and don’t allow your mind to become scattered. Sometimes you feel out of sorts when the Sun is in the star sign before yours but you can also train yourself to use this time effectively and efficiently.
One area where you’re wise to focus your clever brain is on finances. This is because you have action planet Mars in Aquarius and your joint finance sector throughout the month of June. Mars is a go-getting planet full of vigour and ambition and you can make things happen fast when Mars is on your side.
You may currently be in a situation where your finances are changing and you need to find new ways to bring money in or to reassess your financial situation. As a Sun Cancer, security is important to you, both financial and emotional.
So leap to it this month and ensure you know where your money goes and check that you have the best deals. Aquarius rules all aspects of finances in your life, including mortgages, alimony and child support, taxes, savings and debts, inheritance, investments.
Move swiftly to secure some good deals and become a savvy investor and savvy saver. This is particularly important because, on the 26th, Mars turns retrograde and will be on go slow for the next two months until August 27th. Use this timing well and set up important financial moves before the end of June. Negotiate hard and push for what you want.
Also, lovely Venus moves into Leo and your personal money sector on the 13th, another reminder to treat yourself well throughout June. It’s a good time to be more independent and consider moving away from any co-dependent relationship. Look after yourself and your own needs as your confidence grows throughout the month.