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Sun in Cancer

The June Solstice marks the entry of the Sun into Cancer, the first of the water signs. Cancer is described by the ebb and flow of the tides, created by the magnetic pull of the Moon. Cancer is ruled by the Moon and those born with this sign strong in their chart are characterized by emotional fluidity. These natives can be in one emotional state in the morning and somewhere completely different in the afternoon. Their emotions are affected by a deep sensitivity to others and boundaries must be applied. It is easy for these individuals to tune into the emotional process of others and think it is their own.


In Shamanic Egyptian Astrology, Cancer is aligned with The Divine Parents, Nut and Geb. Nut is the Sky Goddess; Geb is the Earth Father. Together these two create a container – the biosphere - that holds all of us who live on Earth. In their myth, Nut and Geb were lovers, their bodies deeply entwined. In order for life on Earth to thrive, they had to be separated. Nut stretches above the sky, her fingers and toes touching the two horizons. Geb reaches up to her with his mountains and trees. All of us here on Earth – animals and humans – are their children, held safe and secure in the container of their love.


Cancer natives are kind, sensitive, moody, and emotionally connected to others. The astrological symbol of Cancer is the crab, a creature who carries their home on their back. The idea of home and family are important to these folks. Change can be scary, and these individuals will retreat into their shells when they feel threatened. One of the messages of this sign is that security and safety have nothing to do with external circumstances. Change is a given; how we respond to it is up to us.


The Sun will remain in Cancer/Nut and Geb from June 21 to July 22.


June 21, 2023, by Ruby Falconer. Available for chart readings.



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