Cancer Horoscope

21 Jun - 22 Jul

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Week beginning Monday 25th of May 2020

The Sun's presence in a private zone makes this a time for reflection and introspection. This gives you a chance to review your progress, find closure on key issues and release emotional baggage, putting you in a position to flourish. Mercury enters your sign for longer than its usual stay, enabling you to create a strategy regarding key plans, while enhancing useful connections.


Tuesday 26th of May 2020

With dreamy Neptune very much in the mix, it helps to get your priorities sorted out so that the coming days don't slip by with nothing much done. Has someone made you an offer? A powerful Moon/Pluto aspect could find you questioning their motives. Don't jump right in, as there may be more to this than it seems Cancer. An in-depth discussion might be very revealing.


Tuesday 26th of May 2020

When you consider your true feelings deeply, such intensity makes you think of exactly where you stand with your lover and whether you want to be free from existing routines or dream of another life. Don't be rash or unrealistic, consider if you want to split and with whom there's a possibility to start something new.


Week beginning Monday 25th of May 2020

Entranced by a sparkling encounter? This tentative connection may need some nurturing if it is to develop further. With Mercury entering your sign for a longer than usual stay, this can be a good time to address any relationship issues that need attention. If you want things to change it is important to put your point of view across Cancer, rather than simply react to others.

About Cancer

Information about your birth sign


Cancer is the fourth sign of the zodiac. It's a cardinal sign, with natural leadership ability, so you like to be the boss!

You are a water sign ruled by the Moon. The Moon changes sign approximately every two and half days on its monthly journey around the zodiac. Its gravitational pull moves the tides of our vast oceans. Inhabiting a human body doesn't make any of us immune to this force. We're around 60 percent water.

Being a Cancerian, you feel this lunar movement more acutely. Some say you can be moody or crabby, we would probably all be crabby if our inner landscape shifted slightly every two and a half days!

The symbol for Cancer is the crab. A crab wears a hard shell which protects its squashy and vulnerable innards. Like the crab, you wear a hard shell over your vulnerable feelings and generally keep them to yourself. The side of you we're allowed to see is kindly, gentle, nurturing, capable and strong.

A crab on the move will move sideways, usually with stealth! You rarely go directly after what you want, you often sidle up to it or approach in a round about way.

A crab has tenacious pincers, it grabs on and holds tight. You can have difficulty letting go, even when the cupboards are bulging! Also you'll remember, and sometimes dwell on, old hurts and injustices (whether real or imagined), long after the events.

Being the first of the water signs makes you super-sensitive, your feelings are easily hurt and you're not able to shrug things off like some. You probably have accurate hunches and some innate psychic ability, depending on the rest of your horoscope.

Cancer rules our home and family life, so your home and family are especially important. In Cancer we need to feel we have somewhere we belong, and just as the crab has its shell, your home is your shell, a safe place of retreat when you need to nourish yourself.

The energy of the Moon is matriarchal in essence, so most of you make excellent, supportive parents. Those who don't have children, can parent their co-workers and friends or they nurture in their professional capacity. Care-workers, collectors, cradles and caterers all belong to your sign. Cancer men are often good cooks and some can outshine the women in the kitchen.

Traditionally you get on best with the other sensitive water signs, Scorpio and Pisces, also with the earth signs, Taurus, Virgo and Capricorn, but there are 12 different faces of Cancer, depending on which zodiac sign the Moon was transiting on the day of your birth. If you have a fiery or airy Moon, then you'll get along with those signs too.

If you don't know the sign of the wandering Moon on the day of your birth, one of our astrologers will be happy to tell you more. For those of you born on a day when the Moon changed signs, we will need your time of birth too.