Your Cancer Season Horoscope: Enjoying the Simple Life
On June 21, the summer solstice—the longest, lightest day of the year—and Cancer season come to play. This is a time of abundant sunshine and hours spent poolside or oceanside (perhaps sipping one of our amazing summer solstice cocktails), rooting for our favorite baseball team, soaking up temperate breezes and rosy sunsets well into the evening, or enjoying family or friends’ company on vacation or close to home. It makes sense that a season marked by joyful time with loved ones, an urge to spend time close to the nearest body of water, and perhaps a sense of sentimentality also occurs at the same time the sun moves through this heartfelt sign.
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When Are Cancer Season Dates?
From June 21 to July 22, the sun moves through the cardinal water sign Cancer, ruler of the fourth house and the realm of all things domestic—home, family, real estate—and your emotional roots.
What Are Typical Cancer Characteristics and How Do They Affect Cancer Season?
While Cancers are known for their sensitive and compassionate nature, they also tend to have an artistic side to them. As the cardinal one of the water group, they can be go-getters with colorful imaginations who frequently dream up artistic, big picture ideas. Although Cancers have a tendency to wear their hearts on their sleeves, they can also get crabby, and when this happens, they’ll shy away from socializing and go “into their shell” in order to process their deepest emotions. They’re naturally funny, their sense of humor a perfect blend of goofy, offbeat, and witty, and they tend to be observational comedians who make on-point, entertaining commentary on real life situations.
Cancer is ruled by the moon—which oversees all things related to emotions, intuition, instincts, and sense of safety. So there’s no question why Cancer season has a super emotional undertone to it. These energies tend to promote bond-building with relatives, heartwarming romance, time spent close to home, and the ability to find humor in everyday life.
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Sentimental and sweet, it’s unsurprising that Cancer season brings to mind summer love, snuggling under a full moon, and enjoying the simple, beautiful pleasures of life and relationships. That said, Cancer season can light up your desire to express yourself creatively and romantically.
Here’s what each sign should focus on this season to have a downright magical start to the summer. (Be sure to read your rising sign, too!)
Your 2019 Cancer Season Horoscope
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Aries (March 21–April 19)
Your home and dearest relationships are bound to be your main focus while the sun moves through your fourth house of family life. Although Aries natives are often the life of every party, you’re going to want to bring the party to your place now, preferring to host a backyard BBQ or living room game night. And while you don’t necessarily want to admit it, you’ll find time spent close to home and with loved ones offers you an unparalleled sense of calm and relaxation you’re craving—and deserve!
Taurus (April 20-May 20)
While the sun moves through your third house of communication, your creative energy and social calendar will positively blow up. Connecting with colleagues during exciting brainstorms, trading notes about the latest workout trend, and making sure you see all your BFFs—and those summer concerts you’ve been wanting to hit—will keep you beyond busy. Try to prioritize on the activities that will strengthen your bonds, Taurus. Just one passionate conversation could inspire a winning project or partnership.
Gemini (May 21-June 20)
Cancer season, and the sun’s trip through your second house of income, lights a fire under your current hustle. You’ll be zeroed in on boosting a feeling of security and amping up your income so you can feel even more comfortable spending on certain wish list items like an impromptu vacation or new wardrobe staples. The key to making the most of this energy, Gemini, is tuning into and trusting your heart, because any gig or expenditure that doesn’t truly resonate may be one you second-guess.
Cancer (June 21-July 22)
While the sun moves through your sign and first house of self, a burst of energy and confidence has you feeling optimistic, joyful, and alive. This could fuel your drive to pursue professional goals, nurture a relationship, test-run a new fitness plan, get a makeover, express yourself creatively, or all of the above. You can take center stage in whatever you set your sights on, and your dreams are within grasp, so you’ll do well to lean into whatever excites you the most now. You deserve it all.
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Leo (July 23-August 22)
The sun’s trip through Cancer and your twelfth house of spirituality might mean you’re a bit more ~in your feelings~ than usual. You may find you’re eager to take a step back from your usual pursuit of standing in the limelight, preferring to do a deep dive in a therapy session, journal about recent events in your life, meditate, or do yoga to feel more centered and at peace, mentally and emotionally. There’s no shame in taking this time-out, Leo—especially because it’s one that could ultimately power the transformation of dreams into reality.
Virgo (August 23-September 22)
The sun’s journey through Cancer and your eleventh house of friendship and wishes is sure to fill up your calendar with a variety of social activities and commitments that are as fun as they are productive (two birds with one stone, a favorite Virgo tactic). Think: networking opportunities with colleagues, weekend getaways with friends, parties, volunteering events, and group dates galore. Focusing on how you fit into these various groups and how you can boost your personal sense of community has you feeling simultaneously supported and contributing to the greater good.
Libra (September 23-October 22)
The sun’s trip through Cancer and your tenth house of career turns your focus to your professional aspirations. You’ll want to check in with your gut on big picture goals. You’ll be reflecting on whether or not your current work is lighting you up and how you want to shape your public reputation in the weeks and months ahead. At the same time Libra, your hard work could be paying off and translating to awards, a promotion, a raise, or some other form of concrete recognition Embrace the accolades—you earned them!
Scorpio (October 23-November 21)
The sun’s trip through your ninth house of adventure and higher learning could inspire you to take a class or book a trip that will not only serve as a learning experience but could set you up for professional advancement. You’re itching to get outside of your comfort zone and grow, Scorpio. Though you tend to prefer to make calculated, premeditated moves, you’ll do well to let your emotions drive at least a bit of your decision-making now. You may be surprised by just how beautiful things turn out when you let your heart lead the way.
Sagittarius (November 22-December 21)
While the sun moves through your eighth house of intimacy, you’re happy to RSVP ‘no’ to that party or take a pass on that happy hour if it means spending quality time with your lover or a close confidant. You’re craving deep conversations and connection, as opposed to lighthearted fun, now. Part of the process is facing heavy emotions and being vulnerable with someone you care about. It may not be the most comfortable, but it will certainly be rewarding Sagittarius.
Capricorn (December 22-January 19)
While the sun moves through Capricorn’s seventh house of partnership, you feel like you can achieve just about anything you set your mind to while working alongside your S.O., business partner, or best friend. By feeling supported, you’ll be inspired to be bold and aim for your wildest dreams—whether that’s diving into a new business, taking a relationship to the next level, or hitting a shared financial goal. The power of building something significant one-on-one is especially gratifying for you now.
Aquarius (January 20-February 18)
The sun’s journey through Cancer and your sixth house of health and routine could inspire you to take up a new fitness plan, healthy eating method, or to simply create habits that boost your work-life balance. Short breaks from the daily grind to meditate, enjoy nature, connect with friends, or letting your imagination run wild with an artistic project can promote a feeling of peace and vitality. The more you can incorporate these activities into your daily grind Aquarius, the more tranquil you’ll feel.
Pisces (February 19-March 20)
While the sun moves through your fifth house of romance and fun, and the days are extra light and warm, you’ll be inspired to give into your most playful, childlike impulses. You’re more game for spontaneous meetups with friends, date nights with a lover, and diving into creative projects without giving too much thought to where any of them may lead. Self-expression and romantic pursuits are your main priority now Pisces, and they should be. Letting yourself get swept away by your most vivid daydreams will have you feeling totally blissed out.
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