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Sun in Cancer

The Wheel of the Zodiac describes a process of birth, growth, and death – first of the individual and then of the collective. Aries – the beginning of the Wheel - is about the desire To Be. Taurus grounds that desire in a physical body. Gemini thinks about it. Cancer creates a container to hold and protect the emerging individual.

Cancer is traditionally associated with home and family. Natives of this sign are in some way nesters, responding to a need to create their own safe space in the world. This water sign is associated with the ebb and flow of the tides and these individuals are naturally attuned to feelings – both their own and those of others. These are sensitive people - nurturing and empathic, with a tendency to take things personally. In their shadow, these natives can be defensive, especially when confronted with potential change that threatens their sense of safety.

In the language of Shamanic Egyptian Astrology, Cancer is aligned with Nut and Geb – the Divine Parents. Nut is the Sky, her body arching above the Earth with her fingers and toes touching the two horizons. Geb is the Earth, stretching upward to his beloved with his mountains and trees. Together these two create the container of atmosphere and earth within which all of us – humans, animals and plants – can grow and flourish.

Our Divine Parents hold and protect us but they will not interfere with our actions. If we choose to destroy our home and each other, they will not stop us. The container that keeps us safe is born from their love for each other. What we do with this gift is up to us.

The Sun will remain in the emanation of Cancer/Nut and Geb until July 22.


June 20, 2020 by Ruby Falconer. Available for chart readings.


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