The Sun moves into Cancer on Saturday June 20 or 21 (depending where you are in the world), kicking off the Solstice and Jupiter moves into Cancer on June 27 staying in the water sign for 12 months (moves into Leo next summer). Mars (July 14 - August 29), moves into Cancer on July 14, then it travels in tandem with Jupiter for approximately two weeks. Will we feel particularly athletic during that time? Also note that when I say stellium I'm merely speaking of the Cancerian energy and not orbs. Anyone born during this time is going to have a strong and powerful Cancer signature and will either become a smothering or nurturing type.
Both Mercury and Mars in Cancer will appear touchy and overly sensitive, but each of the planets will act this out in different ways. Mercury will act out on an intellectual level, but it will want to communicate feelings too and if the partner doesn't want to communicate feelings in an intimate relationship, both people could feel crabby and unloved. We could see a lot of pouting and sulking with this Mercury placement. But in the journalistic field we will read numerous articles on food security, nutrition, and analyze what's wrong with our food, though with Jupiter in Cancer, we will also look at what's right with our food, such as supporting organic farming and urban farms. This is a good time to discuss with your neighbors plans for building a stronger local economy and creating resilience for an untenable future.
When really what is happening is that we all need to learn how to self-nurture and love ourselves so that we can extend this love and nurturing to others. Know this, there is enough food in the world to keep all of us fat, if we chose that lifestyle. The problem isn't the food supply, but distribution of the food and economic justice. The only way to solve that problem is to gather with people in an inclusive group and brainstorm ideas on how to grow our own food and heal the distribution problem. We are all deserving of healthy food, but we need to come together in the spirit of cooperation to share the bounty. Mars in Cancer will challenge us in this way unless we act consciously.
On July 7, we experience a New Moon in Cancer at 17 degrees. Cancer is intuitive, creative and ambitious. How will use those qualities to move forward in our lives? Set an intention around home, food, and self-love on this day. Personally, with so many planets transiting through Cancer in June and July, it is time to take a vacation, and spend time with family and loved ones. Look back at your personal history, but don't get caught or trapped in the stories. Cancers have a tendency to cling to the past, but now we must let go of the past gently. When the planets move into Leo, we will feel like opening our hearts and clearing our heart chakra, but first we need to heal those childhood and psychic wounds that we carry in our breasts and stomachs.
|Cape Cod, photo by Patricia Herlevi|
Okay, so get out your swimming trunks and suits and head out into Cancerian waters. With so many planets in water signs now, we might as well dive into the deep end of the pool. (Neptune is in Pisces, Saturn and N Node are in Scorpio, Vesta is in Cancer and Chiron is in Pisces). I'll see you on the other side.
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