Nesters, nurturers, sympathetic and kind, Cancer is the first water sign of the Zodiac. Cancer people are emotional empaths, meaning they are sensitive to the feelings of others. They make wonderful therapists and counselors and do well in any work that requires an ability to tune in to the emotional state of other people. Their challenge is to learn to distinguish between their feelings and those that belong to another.
In traditional astrology, the symbol for Cancer is the crab. The crab carries its home on its back, which is an important message for those with Cancer energy. These natives want to feel safe, secure, and stable. This desire for stability can result in a fear of change. The planetary association is with the Moon, and Cancerian individuals are sensitive to the ebb and flow of the tides. Their emotions can move with the Moon – these people can be in one feeling state in the morning and somewhere entirely different in the afternoon. This sensitivity leads to the Cancerian tendency to be moody and – at times – defensive.
In the language of Shamanic Egyptian Astrology, Cancer is allied with the Divine Parents, Nut and Geb. Nut is the Sky Goddess; Geb is the Earth God. Through their love for each other, Nut and Geb create a safe container for all those who live on planet Earth. Their love for their children is unconditional – they are not attached to what individuals do, think, or say.
The Sun will remain in the emanation of Cancer/Nut and Geb from June 20 until July 22. During this time, expect emotions to run strong and the focus to be on safety, security and stability, wherever you may find it.
June 21, 2021 by Ruby Falconer. Available for chart readings.