Let’s get one thing straight: Cancer season 2023 is all about throwing logic to the wind now that Gemini season is officially behind us. Cancer is big on emotional awareness, so expect to be extra mood-driven for the next several weeks. And since the water sign is borderline psychic, Cancer season means trusting your gut and allowing yourself to be vulnerable with those around you. These cathartic vibes compel us to lean on our chosen family and set us up for major spiritual healing, so don’t hold back! Whether you’re looking to strengthen your intuition, level up your sacred space, or be more conscious of your emotional needs, here’s what the astrology of Cancer season 2023 has in store for you.
Welcome to Cancer Season
Cancer season falls between approximately June 21 and July 22 each year. Cancer is a compassionate sign that’s motivated by emotions and their wickedly accurate intuition. Think of Cancer zodiac signs as your motherly besties, always making sure you’re safe and fed (on behalf of all of us, thank you). As a water sign, Cancers are naturally empathetic, making them excellent confidantes and our go-to psychics. They lead with their heart and aim to protect their sacred space at all costs. That said, there’s more to their soft exterior than they initially let on. Cancers are overprotective and somewhat moody, too. Safe to say, you’ll want a Cancer sign in your corner.
Cancers are ruled by the moon, which in astrology, rules our emotional responses, intuition, and our subconscious. That said, Cancer season is all about leaning into our emotions and listening to our gut feelings. They’re associated with the fourth house of home, so there’s a natural balance that prompts the collective to focus on domestic matters—from home improvement to strengthening your family bond.
Your Seasonal Forecast
Cancer season kicks off on June 21, with intellectual Mercury making a steamy sextile connection with brute Mars. This celestial hookup is all about bridging your bright ideas with the confidence and fortitude to put it into motion. Cancer is a cardinal sign, so taking initiative on your goals is a major hack right now. How can you squash some of the limitations in your way? Right now is the time to combat your own battles with doubt and self-confidence.
By the time Mercury enters Cancer on June 26, it’s a great time to let your emotional side hang loose. Acknowledging where you’ve been lacking emotionally is a major theme during Cancer season. So, whatever’s weighing on your heart will find peace once you express your needs during Mercury’s transit through the water sign. Mars will create tension as it squares off with Uranus, prompting important revelations and plot twists galore.
Neptune happens to enter its retrograde season on June 30 in fellow water sign Pisces — a five-month-long transit that highlights themes of boundaries, creativity, and shadow work. Neptune is Pisces’ ruling planet, so it’s important to pay extra attention to your dreams (literally and figuratively). If you’re slacking on your spiritual practices, this is probably the time to address that and pencil in some good old-fashioned meditation.
An intense full moon in industrious Capricorn on July 3 will herald major conflict when it comes to separating our minds and our hearts. While this is a fruitful time to #girlboss your way through contracts, venture in potential job opportunities, and overall take charge, the moon happens to oppose Mercury in Cancer. This type of tension often blurs the line between work and home life, so be sure to delegate enough time and effort into both poles of your life.
What are some of the emotional revelations that you found during Cancer season? Are you struggling with setting boundaries or still learning how to trust your intuition? These themes may come up during the revitalizing new moon in Cancer on July 17. Self-reection, rest, and family time will be super relevant during this lunation. Be extra cautious of how you communicate on this day, though — Mercury, the planet of mindset and communication, squares off with lucky Jupiter — leaving ample opportunities for foot-in-the-mouth moments. Simply put, you’ll want to think before you speak (no, not everyone needs your unsolicited opinions, BTW).