• Cancer Season is Officially Here: What That Means for the Zodiac

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    It’s officially Cancer season. This emotional transit, lasting between June 21st and July 22nd, is homey and intimate. Cancers are known for being very sensitive and intuitive, and this season brings that energy to us all uniquely. Our spiritual contributor, Shawn of Witchy Wisdoms, weighs in to give us the lowdown on Cancer season. Read on to learn everything you need to know about Cancer season + what it means for the zodiac.

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     What To Expect

    Cancer is the fourth sign of the Zodiac and rules the house of home and family in our chart. Protecting our roots and the core of our emotional needs, Cancer is the mama bear of the zodiac. With its ruling planet being the Moon, the planetary mother, Cancer has a keen intuition but will guard whoever it loves with its crabby claws.

    The element of Cancer is Water, which influences our emotions and creativity. Water is sensitive, influenced by movement and is easily malleable, which tends to impress on Cancer greatly. While some Cancers can seem moody, many are very guarded, much like the shell of the Crab, their astrological constellation.

    Another detail of Cancer is that they have a “cardinal” quality. Of the three qualities {the other two being fixed and mutable} cardinal denotes beginnings. Their compassion and caring submerges us into their emotional waters at the start of summer and takes us into a new set of intentions for the duration of the season.

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    In the Tarot deck, Cancer’s ruling card is the Chariot. This card signifies forward movement and balance. As the sign of motherhood, Cancer moves in a forward motion with careful planning, and the Chariot reminds us of that. The duality of Cancer lies in the imagery of the Sphinxes, one black, one white, each symbolizing a characteristic of the Crab; its hard outer shell and its intense ability to love on the inside.

    The following famous Cancers have obviously nurturing qualities. Meryl Streep, for example, is the mother of Hollywood, with emotional deliveries in every role and in her advancing career, the ability to mentor younger actresses. Princess Diana, another regal mother, goes down in history as a caregiver, even after her untimely death. Tom Hanks is another Cancer, who just emanates sweet energy and has had a creative, long-standing career.

    What Cancer Season Means for You

    At face value, the next month is going to feel a little emotional. The Sun in Cancer also tends to bring out everyone’s intuitive abilities, whether you’re actually a Cancer or not. You might feel a bit more sensitive and moody than usual as well. It’s uncharted territory for some, do be sure to set emotional and energetic boundaries this season.

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    If you want to learn more, go back to the article on the Twelve Astrological Houses and see where Cancer lands in your chart. Then, depending on what central theme that house influences, you can expect to bring some creative, mothering energy into that subject.

    Happy Cancer season!

    How are you preparing for Cancer season? Let us know in the comments!


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    Shawn Engel is an Eclectic Witch and Energy Expert. As a spiritual mentor, entrepreneur, and Tarot reader, it is her life’s purpose to help others with the strength of her intuition and ability to attract open doors. Primarily she works with entrepreneurs to help them in their business, but she continues to work as a life coach, helping women find their spirituality and build a firm foundation on which to build gratitude and abundance. Together, she shifts her client's routine to achieve what success really means to them! She has worked with thousands of women online by performing Tarot readings, leading spell work and manifestation lessons, teaching rituals, and providing business strategies and mindset work. She has been featured in multiple spiritual publications including Spirit Guides magazine and Sabat magazine.