Cancer Season Wants You to Crab-Walk Away From Drama

Jake Register

From Cosmopolitan

On June 20, the Sun leaves mutable air sign Gemini and enters cardinal water sign Cancer, where it’ll stay until July 22. Gone are the fast-paced, über-social days of Gemini season, and you’re feeling more introverted and emotional as Cancer season rolls in. The next month has you focused on creating deep, meaningful connections as well as on your home and family life (whether that means your parents, your chosen family, or your roomies). Water signs Cancer, Scorpio, and Pisces are thriving during Cancer season, while cardinal signs Aries, Libra, and Capricorn might have trouble staying afloat!

Over the next month, you’re finding that you’re not interested in anything superficial, period (a big change from Gemini season!). Everything you say and do has a deeper meaning. You probs made tons of new connections over the past month, and now you’re turning those acquaintances into solid, meaningful friendships or even romances. This is a slow-paced, easygoing time of year (well, except for Mercury Retrograde, that is), but when you act, you’re acting with intention.

On top of solidifying your bonds with new connections, you’re also strengthening your already existing relationships. Cancer is one of the signs most concerned with the past (especially your childhood) and this season asks you to prioritize your long-term friendships and partnerships. You’re able to understand and experience true intimacy with others. Not necessarily in a sexual way (although sex is waaay more erotic and romantic) but in a way that makes you feel entangled with the other person—like you’ll both always be a part of each other, no matter what.

Over the next month, you’re also getting back in touch with the people you consider to be the strongest parts of your support system. Watch out, though, because Mercury Retrograde (June 18 to July 12) means that friends, family, or exes who used to be a part of your support system could pop back up.

Just a few hours after the Sun enters Cancer, there’s a solar eclipse, which might be stressful—eclipses tend to bring significant life changes. But besides that (well, and Mercury Retrograde), this Cancer season isn’t too chaotic. Almost every single transit (aka connections being formed between different planets) over the next month is a supportive, easygoing, or pleasant one. The cosmos is maximizing your ability to form deep connections and solidify your strongest relationships, which is what Cancer season is all about. You’re embodying the crab by staying inside your shell, taking it easy, and side-stepping away from any drama. Try to enjoy the vibes!


Read your Cancer season horoscope:

Aries

Your biggest focus is on your family and your roots—your upbringing, your past, and your support system. You’re taking plenty of trips down memory lane, reconnecting with the fam, and revisiting the past. It’s important to rest and relax this month because although you might still be stuck inside, you can easily get emotionally exhausted. Take this time to recharge your batteries, because Leo Season is right around the corner, and it'll be a month-long party for your sign, Aries!

Taurus

Cancer Season finds you learning to communicate better—both speaking and listening, sharing your feelings and understanding others'. You’re a logical earth, but this month you’re focusing on your emotions and unspoken gestures. If you can successfully navigate the Mercury Retrograde drama, this is a great time to sending all kinds of messages—texts, emails, phone calls, you name it—just triple-check everything before you hit “send"!

Gemini

Two areas of your life are being illuminated by the Sun in Cancer: your valuables and your values. You're spending this month working hard and (hopefully, as long as Mercury Retrograde doesn’t f*ck with you too much) keeping an eye on your finances. As far as values go, you're developing your sense of right and wrong and appraising your own self-worth. Do your best to stay on top of your responsibilities, and you might notice a boost to your career and your self-esteem.

Cancer

Happy birthday, Cancer! Since the Sun is in your sign, it’s all about you! Gemini Season was rough, and Venus Retrograde (which doesn't end til June 25, BTW) has been making life unnecessarily complicated, but Cancer Season is bringing you a much-needed breath of fresh air. Just do you, Cancer. The stars are vibing with you, so whatever you want to do—spend time with friends, start achieving more at work, or chase a personal goal—make a plan and do it. This is your month, Cancer, so make the most of it!

Leo

As the Sun dips into watery Cancer, it illuminates your chart’s twelfth house, which governs isolation and the completion of cycles. Expect a ton of alone time, and try to use it to rest, meditate, and relax. You’re getting way in touch (maybe even uncomfortably so) with your feels, learning about yourself on a much deeper level, and reflecting on your past, so you’re probs going to feel pretty emotionally exhausted. Thanks to Mercury Retrograde, you can also expect to run into an ex or two. This is your opportunity to reconnect with your past (including ex-partners or friends), find closure, and get rid of emotional baggage. That way, once Leo Season starts, you’ll be fully prepared to do your thing!

Virgo

You always take care of your friends, Whether they’re struggling at work, going through a breakup, or just upset about a bad haircut, you can find a solution. This month, your squad is appreciating you like you deserve, and your social life is basically thriving... as long as Mercury Retrograde doesn't screw things up. You’re solidifying your bonds with your closest friends and making new connections (including on dating apps). That might mean giving a few sh*tty friends the chop, but since you’re replacing them with better pals, it isn’t that big of a deal!

Libra

Your career is your top priority right now. This doesn’t just mean you’re working more, but you’re doing more important work—work that could increase your reputation. You’re in the spotlight right now, Libra, so do your best! If you're slacking off, it’s 100% going to get notice, but if you do your beat, you could lay the groundwork to make your professional dreams come true. This is a critical moment, Libra, so don’t waste it. You can make huge things happen this Cancer Season.

Scorpio

Cancer Season usually means you’re traveling, Scorpio, but booking a flight halfway around the globe simply isn’t an option right now. Still, the whole point of this month is to broaden your horizons in some way—so binge-watch a docu-series, get lost in a book, start learning a new language, or practice a hobby you’ve been wanting to get good at. You’re probs going to make a few new connections with people who have a totally different background from you, too—like, your next Tinder match might be someone who grew up far away (and has a sexy accent). Don't stress yourself out trying to cram your brain full of facts, Scorpio, but keep an open mind. Everything is a learning experience right now, and it’s your job to make it a good one!


Sagittarius

As much as you love to do your own thing 25/8, this Cancer Season, you’re learning how to take things slow and commit. If you’re looking for a casual fling, think again, because catching feels is practically guaranteed. If you’re already boo’d up, sex is more erotic and romantic than ever. This month, you’re getting in touch with your past, and putting the rest of your life on pause while you do so. Will it be the most comfortable experience? Probs not, since you and Cancer are totally different signs. But by the time Leo Season begins, you’ll completed an inner transformation, and you’ll know the value of commitment, too.

Capricorn

Your one-on-one relationships are your focus for the next month, Capricorn. It's all about your “b” relationships—your bestie, your boo, your business partners, and people you’re beefing with. At its best, Cancer Season could actually be cuffing season for you—it's easy to turn a situationship into something more serious, or level up an already-existing relationship. If you’re interested in any business ventures, don’t sign any contracts now, but spend this time planning and preparing—this month is all about cooperation and teamwork. BTW, since Mercury Retrograde is happening in Cancer, be prepared for exes to pop up. But other than that, this month shouldn’t be too turbulent!

Aquarius

Cancer Season's emotional, nurturing vibes are helping you focus on creating a daily routine that makes you feel stable and secure. You're finding a better workflow, getting along with colleagues, and thriving at work, but you’re also finding day-to-day habits that help your health—mental and physical. This next month is great for reorganizing your entire life. Start meal planning, find a way to be more active, meditate, do whatever you can to create a happier, healthier, more productive life. Cancer Season's vibes will help those habits stick around.

Pisces

This Cancer Season wants you to get back in touch with what makes you happy. Romance, great sex, increased creativity, higher energy, and just having a damn good time are all coming your way, Pisces, so enjoy! Mercury Retrograde in Cancer might even help you with this soul-searching. You’re both giving and allowing yourself to receive more affection now. Overall, this should be a fun month for you!

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