Cancer is a water sign, prone to nurturing and homemaking. With the cosmic crab as its symbol, Cancer is known for its hard exterior that masks inner softness. When Cancerian vibes abound, strengths that may surface area tenderness, empathy, intuition, problem-solving and creativity.
Challenges that may arise for those with Cancer-heavy astrological charts or during a Cancer-ruled sky are stubbornness, shyness, and hypersensitivity. Involve the following ideas in your day-to-day to balance and highlight strong Cancer themes:
- Declutter. Cancer loves its shell, but can also be prone to overstimulation. Make sure things your home, work and commute spaces are neat and orderly. As a security-focused sign, crabby Cancer loves to hoard, so it may take more effort than normal to quell the accumulation of stuff. (Cancer may need a pal to help them cut the cord of attachment to one or many things.)
- Spend time one-on-one. Socially, Cancer energy thrives in intimate settings that don’t involve large crowds. Sit down for a cup of tea or coffee with one or a few loved ones at a time for nurturing private interactions. When Cancer rules the skies, parties may take on a more low-key vibe, so plan your soirees accordingly. Cancer season is an ideal time of year to plan an intimate wedding.
- Feed your gut. Cancer rules the digestive system. Indulge in gut flora-feeding foods and drinks like kombucha, kimchi, yogurt,
andpickles. This helps Cancer to digest and process feelings of empathy with greater ease. Cancer season may bring with it some interesting cravings that you’d do best to yield to.
- Go to the water. When Cancer energy peaks, it’s usually a sign that it’s time to hit the beach or watering hole. There’s nothing like a babbling brook or crashing waves to bring Cancer vibes into harmony. If you find yourself awash with Cancer-influenced emotion, make getting to the waves a top priority. A quick dip followed by a delicious meditation sesh will likely tame any overflow (or at the very least give it a proper channel with which to flow).
Happy Cancer Season!
Illustration by Wren McMurdo Brignac