Cancer astrological insights: 20 June – 22 July

Zoe Hind gives insights for the coming astrological month. 

About Cancer

The Sun passes through the Zodiac sign of Cancer from 20 June to 22 July.

Cancer is the fourth sign of the Zodiac. The symbol for which is the Crab, but I prefer the sea mammals especially the whale as your totem animal.

Cancer is the Summer Water sign and speaks to us of the ocean – from the primal cosmic ocean of the divine feminine, we are birthed through the mothers womb into this world and connecting with oceans here on earth at this time is nourishing and cleansing.

So how to work with this energy?

Every year as the Sun passes through Cancer we are all immersed in this specific frequency and able harness the energy.

We all have Cancer in our chart somewhere and the position (or house/s) that it occupies shows us where we can best apply the beneficial aspects and tackle the challenges that it brings.



Cancerians are here to explore emotions and this can impact on their physical form.

Their weight can wax and wane with the Moon cycles and comfort eating may occur when stressed. The waters of the body are ruled by Cancer so water retention and irritable bowel syndrome are the physical results if emotions and anger are not effectively released. Physical exercise like swimming and avoiding too much sugar (as a substitute for sweetness/love) work well. Diet for weight loss is more effective when the Moon is waning.


How do our thoughts influence our emotions? Which comes first – thought or feeling? Actually it is a loop. Our thoughts when left unchecked create feelings which then encourage more similar thoughts, stories and memories to arise. By checking in with the mental narrative on a regular basis and practising mindful awareness, we can stop the flow of negative thinking and change the story, improving how we feel.


How do our emotions influence our thoughts? Cancerians can often fall into the trap of feeling for the sake of feeling, yet not all emotions are good. When we run a sad story repeatedly without finding the message and the strength within to break the cycle, we are being self indulgent and detrimental to our well being. Centuries of emotional conditioning has taught us how to feel. So here we can use our minds to ask ‘Is this feeling real? Is it mine? Is it constructive or expansive?


Expanding and contracting, Cancer is ruled by the Moon (which spends 2.5 days in each month), and loves to explore all aspects of feeling and love. On a human level this will always be a roller-coaster. Soul to Soul connections are much deeper and fulfilling but require surrender of control. This is the mission – can you let go and flow?

Moon dates:


4 July – New Moon Cancer

19 July – Full Moon Capricorn

More on this here:

The Axis of Cancer and Capricorn explores the primal mother and the archetypal father energies of Masculine and Feminine, outer and inner, doing and being.

To tune in further, here are the herbs and crystals that I feel aligned to Sun and Moon this month…



Cancer – Jasmine – feminine night time fragrance

Capricorn – Juniper – strong and detoxifying


Cancer – Moonstone – balancing emotions

Capricorn – Smoky Quartz – connecting to Roots


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This post was written by Zoe Hind:  Astrology ~ Tarot ~ Numerology ~ Herbs ~ Conscious Living Coaching
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