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The iconic crab of Cancer helps us shape our home life, and emotions.
Cancer normally rules the 4th house of stability, nurturing, parenting and TLC. Cancer is a Cardinal Water sign, meaning that this sign starts a season or a turning point of a temporal season.
When the Sun moves into the sign of Cancer, it marks the start of Summer with the celebration of Summer Solstice. Cancer can often be represented by a Turtle as well, symbolizing carrying your home wherever you go.
In 2021, you are being extended an invitation into the unknown. The gates of mystery are opening to teach out more about the hidden depths of yourself than ever before.
Check in with your energetic boundaries and shore up any loose edges that leave you feeling depleted by the emotional needs of others. You tend to be a caring presence for the people in your life, but it's time to focus on your own shadows now.
In order to reap the benefits of the nourishing dark, you have to be willing to do some shadow work. That may mean recognizing the ways you diminish parts of you that are wild, eccentric, and just plain weird.
Your dreams bring revelation about hidden aspects of yourself. Be willing to activate these secret gems.
The powerful emotional landscape of this year may have you feeling unmoored from the mundane world. This is a year for spiritual exploration rather than practical action.
Use the surge of energy you'll feel in May and June to strengthen your connection with the divine, create world healing rituals, make sacred practice part of your routine.
In the fall, you may feel the urge to rearrange your home to make it a true sanctuary for yourself and you clan—a place that reflects your inner landscape.
-Rhea Wolf © Mother Tongue Ink 2020
We have work to do this year. We may have to rethink our whole philosophy and approach in some quadrant of our life to bring it into line with our present understanding.
Your ascendant points to the practical components where work needs to be done, the Sun to the evolution of your core personality, and the Moon to where you're challenged to stretch your heart.
Poke at the monsters in the corner of your psyche and help them see it could be a new day. Freeing energy in these far corners can develop a fresh new sense of safety in the world, which encourages exploration later in the year.
- Heather Roan Robbins © Mother Tongue Ink 2020
Full Moon Tiger © Cathy McClelland 1994
Come home. Cardinal Water Cancer calls us to our chosen family, tribe, and homeland. Like the burgeoning summer plants, it's time to nourish our roots, our temple, whatever feeds our soul and world.
The mood is sensitive, deep, security-seeking, warmhearted; let's bring objectivity.
You're an emotional leader; you can teach us to nourish ourselves and others, though you'll need to learn self-care and to believe in your own enduring strength.
Caring, creative, protective and self-protective, you swim best in the depths.
Eternal Wates © Autumn Skye Morrison
By Day: the Moon's sign sets the emotional tone. Those Born Under: Our natal Moon sign describes what makes us feel at home, how we process emotion, and how we handle our daily life.
Their sensitivity needs protection so they can keep their hearts well-guarded. They can be caring leaders once they learn to believe in themselves.
Our Natal Moon sign describes what makes us feel at home, how we process emotion, and how we handle our daily life.
The vibe is moody, protective, cranky and defensive if we feel pushed but cozy, nurturing, and empathic where we feel safe.
What is a rising sign you ask? The rising sign or ascendant is the sign that was present on the horizon at the time of your birth. It sits similarly on your birth chart on this horizon line, or equatorial line in your chart on the left or east side of your chart.
Do calculate your rising sign, you'll need to know the exact time of your birth, once you know along with your geographic location, you can visit many sites and receive a free birth chart, here is one of our staff favorites.
Your sun sign represents your core personality, and the qualities of our outward shining self. Your moon sign reflects qualities of your inner core self, or emotional self.
Rising sign is your outlook on the world and first impression you give to others.
Rising sign also dictates where the Astrological Houses lay within your chart.
The Houses (twelve pie shaped sections) of our personal birth chart attend to all areas of our life. Each house represents a basic facet of human experience from birth to death. The placement of each house in your natal chart is dependent on your rising sign
Cancer risings are sensitive and deep. You make sense of the world around you with your intuition and emotions. You tend to crawl back into your shell if attacked or provoked, yet you come out strong with deep insight into a situation if given time to process.
Cancers thrive in a home environment, this can be a physical place or a safety net they take with them. They have a strong sense for business and care for those who they work for and with.
This symbol also reflects the "yin-yang symbol and the ebb and flow of the tides. This watersy sign works with us to discover our our own emotions, needs and instincts. A very intrinsic and sensitive sign.
Welcome to Summer Solstice! Cancer marks the beginning of Summer and celebrations! It's a time of gathering, making food and basking in the sunshine.
The heat of the sun drives us toward the cool refreshing rivers, lakes and oceans of the land for reprieve. Plants start to bear fruit and our gardens need extra care during this time. Soil dries out quickly, our plants crave extra water to carry the weight of their lush fruits. Animals have already mated and are setting up the foundation for a safe homespace to give birth or raise their young.
In many parts of the world, the transition into Cancer season also marks the start of monsoons and heavy rains. We see the waves of cancer reflected in our own emotions and watch them ripple around the world.
Cancer rules "High Noon" or early afternoon in our daily cycle.
This is the time to take care of personal matters and perhaps take a break or “siesta” from work to nurture ourselves and replenish our energy with lunch and some water.
Cancer is all about TLC and nurturing. Take this time to check in with your body and emotions, are you feeling tired, annoyed or energized and ambitious? Note what your body is craving and listen to it!
The breasts and chest are only natural for the mothering sign of the zodiac to rule over! They give life source to our young, and provide valuable nutrients for growing bodies.
The pericardium wraps our heart in a protective fluid filled sack. Cancer also gives us that primal instinctive sense of protecting the things we care for and love, our bodies have created Cancerian spaces of protection and love for some of our most vital organs.
The bronchial tubes connects Gemini (lungs) to Cancer in the body. The bronchial tubes even seem to resemble the rivers and streams that Cancer so often reminds us of!
The planets within our solar system have a specific part to play in the complete knowledge of "The Self." Planets represent different aspects of our self-journey or even our personality.
They're characteristics range from our soul purpose (sun), how we think or love (Mercury, Venus) how we like to learn (Jupiter) our limitations (Saturn), and much more! Please visit our blog "Journey into Astrology" if you would like to know more about Planets and how to integrate them into your daily astrology practice.
They will be highly sensitive along with protective. For example if your Mercury falls under Cancer, the manners in how you communicate, language and thoughts will be connected to how you feel.
Maybe you'll notice small nuances better than others and can help create space in a conversation for the soft spoken.
The Ocean Brings Me Peace © Beth Lenco
“The Houses (twelve pie shaped sections) of our personal birth chart attend to all areas of our life. Each house represents a basic facet of human experience from birth to death.”
The placement of each house in your natal chart is dependent on your rising sign. A person with an Aries rising has what is called a “natural chart”. A rising sign is the sign ascending on the eastern horizon on the time of your birth, it can be calculated using a rising sign calculator here!
The fourth house is the first house in the bottom half of a new quadrant. This quadrant contains houses 4,5,6 of Home, Creative expression and Health. This quadrant represents the foundation of our home life, or personal space.
Cancer of course, rules the house of Home and Family. This house concerns developing centered rootedness. We create home as a personal base of operation, as well as the psycho-spiritual home we carry within. Nurture deeper emotional expression with attention to family of origin.
The archetype associated with the Moon is the great or divine mother, reflected in countless myths throughout the ages (examples: Phoebe, Selene, Artemis, Luna, Isis, Mama Quilla & Mawu)
The Moon represents our capacity to feel or empathize with those around us and within our own soul as well. It awakens our intuitive and emotional body.
the beginning of 2020 is electric for you, dear cancer. two days after a full moon in your sign on january 10, saturn and pluto join across the sky in capricorn. prepare for radical (re)structuring within your relationships, including your relationship to yourself.
wise jupiter will join up with pluto three times this year (april 4, june 30, and november 12) to help you transform your relationships to better suit you. remember: endings make way for new beginnings. above all else, be honest with yourself and others, even when sharing your truth feels difficult.
your honesty if your magic. have courage.
on july 20 the new moon solar eclipse in your sign (the last for a while) is a potent invitation to call in what you yearn for. no fear, no drama—just your truth. by year end, saturn and jupiter move into aquarius, your eighth house of deep truth and alchemy.
after years of work in your relational realms, now it is time to deepen your contracts. explore sex and sexuality, your desire for exchange, and allow your wildness to breathe.
trust that there will be hard truths that rise to the surface for you to grapple with. worry not, you are ready.
Use eclipse degrees in your birth chart to identify potential release points. Eclipses serve as catalysts for us to aspire to our destiny’s deeper calling. Use creative self-reflection to experience inner alignments and transmute the past into new sources of energy.
This article goes over all of the eclipses, both lunar and solar, for the year, their dates and times, and theri specific, unique affects.
The year 2020 has been a rocky road for the whole year. What can we expect for 2021? Heather Roan Robbins has written the astrological prediction for our upcoming edition of We'Moon , where we have the entire article. Here is an excerpted sneak peek.....
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Pisces Horoscopes for Sun Sign, Moon Sign and Rising Sign. What does 2021 Hold for you, Dear Pisces? Jupiter's influence calls you to spiritual adventure.You are being given fresh tools this year to add to your toolbox, and they may look strange to you. If you are born under a Pisces Sun you bring a heightened sensitivity, charisma, empathy, and awareness to your path. Those born under a Pisces Moon feel everything.
Aquarius Horoscopes for Sun Sign, Moon Sign, and Rising
(Jan. 19-Feb. 18) Community, ingenuity, collaboration, idealism. It's time to honor the philosophy of love and the power of community. This year, there's no limit to what you can dream, and there's strong energy of support to make those dreams reality.
Capricorn Horoscopes for Sun Sign, Moon Sign and Rising Sign
Capricorn (Dec. 21-Jan 19): Consolidate. Cardinal Earth Capricorn sends us back to karmic work with family, with our traditions and rituals, and asks us to reassess our purpose and the methods we choose to achieve our goals. The mood is serious, thoughtful, assessing, ambitious, and rooted deep in our histories; we must add the heart.