Cancer Sun & Rising — Monthly Horoscope & Sign Description

Cancer Monthly Horoscope for July 2020


Cancer (June 21-July 22) — The scale of your life is expanding, potentially in ways you were not expecting. There is a scheme to all of this, though you may not have figured out quite what it is yet. Stick to your sense of purpose. That’s likely to be coming in strong now, and as Mercury stations direct in your sign at midmonth, you will gravitate toward a way to focus your ideas. Where you stand now is walking a long trail between attracting what you need toward you, and going after what you want. These would seem to be two distinct approaches or philosophies to existence. Yet that is the essential balancing of the in-breath and the out-breath, finding space you can enter the moment in between. Then it’s all one experience, one state of being. You experienced a version of this recently as Venus stationed direct in Gemini, which was (and still is) an exercise in balancing seeming opposites. You’re getting a sense of it soon when Mercury stations, and you will again as Mars makes its way across one of the most sensitive angles in your chart and turns retrograde in September, again emphasizing matters of purpose. There is vast and fertile space between opposites, though to find it, you need to know what those opposites are, and then start to see the opening between them. It’s going to look more like an alleyway than a vista; a feature in the landscape you may have walked past many times without venturing in. The purpose, the invitation, is to allow yourself to be guided into yourself, to the space where you contain all that you need to know.

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Sign Description for Cancer

(June 21-July 22) — Nurturing, loving, devoted, cuddly, milky and self-centered, Cancer has it all. Your sign is not multifaceted; rather, you change like the tides, and are a little different every single day. Less polite people call you moody. What, not everyone has moods? Why do they all take things so personally? Or is it you who takes others so personally?


In any event, those born under your sign possess a certain desire for intimacy that is mingled with defensiveness about getting too close to others, and this can send a mixed message. It’s important that you have a sense of control in your relationships, but you don’t want to take that too far. You won’t respect weak people, so you may as well surround yourself with strong ones who respect your space and who feel at home in your home. It is sometimes said that the crab walks sideways, and your most important learning in this life is to be direct about what you feel and what you want, without feeling guilty about it. Your inclination is to experience your relationships in a structured way; you would have more fun if you would be more flexible. Remember that the people you love now are not as powerful as your mother was, so don’t treat them like they’re her.

Keep a Moon calendar on your desk and know the current phase and sign all the time. Cancer is one of the water signs, and is also a cardinal sign, being the beginning of summer in the Northern Hemisphere and winter south of the equator. If you want to know more about yourself, study the position of the Moon in your chart, as well as what are called the lunar nodes. These will reveal the deeper elements of your nature, and more than any other sign, the Moon’s house, sign and aspects may reveal your most authentic nature.

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