Cancer Horoscope (June 21 - July 22)
Your ruling planet is The Moon.
This is a month of exploration for you, Cancer, a but not necessarily one of complete connection with others around you. Communication is important to you now, but might also be somewhat shut down, creating a time and a space when introspection is the rule of the day. As you ponder the seemingly insoluble issues that currently encumber your life, the responsibility may make you want to fly away, to disappear from this world and pop out into a parallel universe on a far-distant shore of your own imagining. You are all these things, and more, simultaneously. Feeling the weight of the world, but equally able to get away into a universe of your own devising.
As the month begins, you are very aware of others in your world but also perhaps feeling the disconnection of settling into your own sphere, mediating your own sense of personal evolution. Your destiny is coming directly for you as it has for many weeks now and it is taking you quite literally out of this world. Communication with others around you is key, and takes on a serious cast of mind for you, but a joy also, as you explore new conceptual territory that could help to bridge the gap between business as depressingly usual and a brighter tomorrow. In this context, the Full Moon of the first weekend of the month, taking place on Friday, September 4th, comes as an opening for further revelation. Fresh perspectives, either from others around you or from the depths of your own process, are vital to you now. You are actively investigating the deepest reaches of your core beliefs and familial patterns at this time, trying to get a handle on the heart of the matter. The Last Quarter Moon that comes along a week later, on Friday, September 11th, happens after Mercury has begun to move backwards in your sector of your psychological roots. You are more introspective than ever at this time, tuned within and living life in the real world as a slim echo of your own deeply internal process. You are in touch with others primarily as a conduit to your own interior wisdom. You are coming to some important realizations about significant relationships in your life right now, and applying the information to yourself first and foremost. A week later, the New Moon in your communications sector, taking place on Friday, September 18th, brings new awareness along with it, perhaps in the form of potentially shattering insights that might be welcome, as a way of shaking off the conditioning of the past. This is a time of polarization, and of seeking its antidote in terms of compromise, however difficult that might be to contemplate or to achieve. Novel action is tempting and could be seen as a departure from everything that has come before, but the strong urge must also be honored to stay within your existing framework. Changing horses in mid-stream is definitely not recommended with Mercury still in retrograde, since things are likely to shift once more after the retrograde period has passed. This could be as late as the second week of October, when you count the period of Mercury's retrograde shadow. The First Quarter Moon that takes place another week further on, on Friday, September 25th, represents another opportunity for growth and for considered action. Although you want to move forward, you are still caught up in a period of mulling over your possibilities. Relationship dynamics are very much the subject of your meditations at this time, and you might be attempting to discern what of the past and how much of an intended future is truly viable. The last week of the month and on into October will be a time of consolidation and of rearranging the pieces of your life story in ways that include others as well as yourself. Awareness is everywhere increasing but perhaps nowhere so much as within your very own heart and mind.