Riding the Tides of Cancer Season


When the Sun left airy Gemini for the waters of Cancer on the Solstice, June 21, we became much more aware of  an ebb and flow to our daily lives. Just as the Moon affects the tides, so do aspects to the Cancer Sun makes as it moves across the sky.

The first major event for the Cancer Sun is the New Moon on June 27 with the sweet trine to Neptune in Pisces on June 29. Ordinarily a cardinal New Moon usually signals action but this time Mercury is at a standstill preparing to station direct on July 1, so there may be more false starts than true ones giving us the feeling of a slack tide. Besides, no sense in getting in a big rush until Neptune’s fogbank begins to lift and we can see where we with to go!

It might feel like the tide is all the way out, revealing all kinds of debris, when the Sun opposes Pluto in Capricorn on July 4. It’s time to take a long look around, pick up our garbage and toss it out for once and for all. Those of us who had a tough April under the Grand Cross are probably very well aware of what needs to go and what we can sensibly keep.

A few days later on July 8 the tide comes rushing in with a vengeance when Uranus in Aries squares the Sun, bringing changes and perhaps an emergency or two. We may have cause to be grateful Saturn in Scorpio is trine the Cancer Sun later the same day and is on hand to throw us a lifeline. However it will be up to us whether or not we grab it. It’s sink or swim time, folks!

The Full Moon in Capricorn on July 12 highlights why we might be feeling angry so much of the time. The Moon’s Nodes in Aries and Libra create a Grand Cross plus there is the waxing square to Mars in Libra (exact on July 18). Aggressive actions may not be a great idea due to severe undercurrents creating a rip tide. Rather than jumping in with both feet, take a step back and seek compromise or risk getting pulled under. Mars under pressure can cause impulsive behaviors at exactly the wrong time.

Both Mercury and Venus slip into Cancer after the Full Moon and even though neither will conjoin the Sun before it enters fiery Leo on July 22, they will be there in the background providing support from July 12 through July 22. Tea and sympathy anyone?

Something to remember as the Cancer Sun triggers the Uranus-Pluto square is this has been happening every Cancer Season since 2012. I realize the memories of April’s Grand Cross are still quite vivid and we may revisit some of those events. However the Sun moves quickly and is usually more helpful than not, shining light into the corners allowing us to see more clearly than before. Perhaps we can begin to acknowledge, accept and move on. Life does regardless.

Image:  © the-reluctant-dragon


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