On Friday June 21st, the Sun will leave its 4 week travel through Gemini to rest in Cancer. In astrology, the Sun represents how we express our true ego or our creative core, it can explain who we are at the root of our being. When in Gemini, we spent a lot of time talking: networking, meetings, conferences, sending out loads of emails, and just making plain small talk with others. With the Sun’s transition at the end of this week, our mental energy transmutes into something a bit more emotional. No matter what our Sun sign, we may be influenced every now and again to express our creative core through nurturing activities. Cancer enjoys being of service to others & we feel at our best by being helpful and compassionate. Sun in Gemini focuses on information that’s being said or written, while Sun in Cancer prefers to listen to what isn’t being said instead. Body language, facial expressions and hand gestures take on a whole new meaning under the influence of this Watersign.
Cancer can help reintroduce thoughtfulness and kindness to our interpersonal relationships while redirecting our attention towards the domestic sphere. There’s a renewed interest to protect the home and ensure stability—whether it is of an emotional or financial nature. Stereotypically moody, the emotions of Sun in Cancer are actually a bit more complex than what we give them credit for [And I say “we” since I am not a Solarian Cancer, but a Sun in Virgo]. Cancer’s domain is the home, and if there is some sort of disruption or unpleasantness in the household, they are liable to convey their displeasure outwardly. Conversely, over the next four weeks, our “true core” may look to reestablish those family ties that are important to us. And as a Cardinal sign, we can expect that the Sun in Cancer may compel us to initiate some big changes around the domestic sphere that offer some form of emotional satisfaction (this could include renovating/redecorating; moving someone in/out; implementing “house rules” for everyone to follow; relocating to another home; et al.).
Astrologers also associate history, memories and past lives. Because there is a strong attachment to the past whenever Cancer is involved, it’s also plausible that we may hold onto past hurt and shame—unable to shake our ill feelings. Don’t be surprised if “old friends” or “old lovers” seem to stroll right back in the picture—–without an invitation. You may find yourself rehashing thoughts, dreams and thinking about the “good ole days” even when those days also brought a lot of struggle and a lot of tears. Negatively under Sun in Cancer, we must take care to rise above passive-aggressiveness, guilt trips and the “cold shoulder” if we want to maintain friendly relations with others.
Positively, while the Sun is in Cancer during the next four weeks, we all have an opportunity to explore our intuitive, imaginative and creative side. Improved exchanges with women are favored and bonding activities with important women in your life are encouraged.
Although all signs will be impacted one way or another as the Sun angles other planets, those with their Sun positioned in the Earth [Taurus, Virgo, Capricorn] orWater [Cancer, Scorpio, Pisces] family (but particularly Capricorn and Cancer as they are polar opposites) may feel the effects more than the rest of us.