Cancer (22 June – 22 July)
“What are you waiting for?” is a good question to ask as June begins. The Sun is in Gemini and the most hidden sector of your horoscope until the 21st, the day of the Solstice. This turns your attention inwards. It’s often a time of preparation or quiet and solitude.
Certainly, you’re wise to create some space in your life so you can listen to your inner voice and get in touch with your natural instincts. Being one of the water signs, this is your strength, to listen to your gut and trust your feelings. You can only do this properly when you allow yourself time to be still.
Reading helps too. In fact, some of your reading material may be deeply stimulating and inspiring while there’s a strong emphasis on Gemini. You can learn more easily and find answers through other people’s words.
This month’s New Moon also takes place in Gemini on the 3rd. This is an excellent time to set new intentions and draw up goals and plans for the future. Mind-mapping would fit the symbolism or journalling and writing things down. Find space for yourself, either just before the New Moon or the couple of days after the New Moon. It’s a powerful planetary energy helping to move you forwards.
Plus, one day after the New Moon, communication planet, Mercury, enters your star sign, Cancer, on the 4th where it remains until the 27th. Mercury joins action planet, Mars, in your star sign and this powerful duo are cooking up a storm throughout June.
This combination can help you walk (Mars) your talk (Mercury). Together, these two planets are ambitious and go-getting. In Cancer, they highlight your image and profile and how other people see you. This is about your body and physical goals.
Also, Cancer rules your personal aims and projects that are dear to your heart. This is a great month to initiate new goals in your life and to get things moving and fast.
The trickiest period is the 14th to the 20th when Mercury and Mars clash with the formidable duo, Saturn and Pluto in Capricorn. This combination feels like opposition or limitation in your life. Capricorn is your partnership sector, so you may be up against a tough boss or an authority figure, someone who says No to your plans.
This might be about love and relationships too and needing to speak up for yourself. When you have key planets in Cancer, this is your opportunity to put yourself first and ask for what you want. Don’t let other people take charge or control of your life, if it’s not serving you.
This period could also flag up the areas of life where you and someone close differ. Even in the best relationship, you can never expect to be 100% in agreement. In fact, how boring would that be? As it’s not easy astrology, however, this combination could expose the areas where one of you isn’t prepared to compromise.
Do what’s right for you. The karmic nodes are also in action during this period and the North Node sits next to Mars in Cancer on the 12th and Mercury in Cancer on the 15th, three days before the two planets are side by side.
You might be in a situation where you see the wheel of fortune turning rapidly, whether you meet someone who’s part of your destiny or you let go and move on. It’s powerful astrology.
Also, the planet of love and relating, Venus, is in Gemini from the 9th onwards. So here too, there’s a hidden theme when it comes to love. Dig deep to unearth secrets this month and don’t be afraid to ask those all-important questions.
Jupiter & The Full Moon
Another key event for you is the Full Moon on the 17th. Being a Sun Cancer, you’re ruled by the Moon and you often feel the phases of the Moon and its changing seasons more acutely than other people.
The Full Moon tends to be a time of deep emotion. In astrology, it represents completion and culmination as matters come to a head. You see things clearly and the Full Moon brings clarity. This is why it’s a good time to make key decisions, release and let go.
This month’s Full Moon falls in Sagittarius and your work and health sector. These areas of your life are under the cosmic spotlight mid-June. In fact, there’s a lot going on here thanks to big planet, Jupiter, also in Sagittarius.
Jupiter’s in this sector of your horoscope for most of the year. This means it’s an excellent time to look after your health and focus on your lifestyle and well-being. What you do on a daily level impacts on many different areas of your life.
Wheel of Fortune
This month, however, Jupiter in Sagittarius is square to Neptune in Pisces on the 16th, the day before the Full Moon. These two planets met on January 13, 2019 and they meet again on September 21, 2019.
There’s often a lot of hype involved when Jupiter and Neptune come together. You might be looking at a new work opportunity, a job that takes you abroad or be keen to pursue a long-term dream or goal.
As long as your plans are cemented in reality, there’s no reason why you can’t fly high and dream big this month. A partner or third party is involved somehow. They may be the anchor that keeps you rooted to the ground and/or the catalyst for your next steps in life.
As a Sun Cancer, you have a vivid imagination and the period from the 16th to the 21st is your chance to look at the whole of your life and conjure up some new ideas, goals and excitements.
Plus, the 21st is the day when the Sun enters Cancer and we witness the Solstice. This year it could be the start of something truly special. Prioritise yourself and stay focused on the one thing that matters to you the most. You’re entering a key period of change when the wheel of fortune turns and lines up a new path of destiny.