Happy Cancer Season, everyone! I wanted to share a couple updates, as well as give you the basics of what to expect this Cancer Season.
Today is the first day of an incredible season that will test our emotional stability, honesty with ourselves, and priorities in our domestic affairs. We are drawn to nurture and be nurtured in return, address the roots of our issues and continue to work through our troubles with the ego. The first six zodiac signs, Aries-Virgo, are concerned with the individual, the self, and the personal. We are going to continue to be confronted with these themes until the end of the first cycle, the end of the Virgo season.
Cancers are water signs associated with emotions, intuition, and protecting the home and the inner child. Despite your sign, you can always benefit from Cancer's gentle yet firm energies pushing you to reevaluate your emotional affairs.
I've been feeling very connected to the Moon and my Selenite lately. Both are associated with Cancers, which means that I'm feeling the effects of Cancer season in advance. The other night, I had an incredible episode with my Selenite. I felt a flood of empathy, love for others and intense compassion when I held her and I could tell that she was simply reflecting my old feelings back into my energy field.
The Cancer New Moon will silently grace the night sky this Saturday; its energies are potent for about 1-2 days before and after it. We should set our intentions around the following:
- Emotional honesty and intelligence
- Security, in terms of finances, emotional/mental matters, and relationships
- Openness to change
- Domesticity, home lives, intimate relationships and motherhood
You can also focus your meditations around addressing your emotions. My Virgo sister suggested a meditation where you simply name and identify your feelings throughout the day; acknowledging your emotions is the first step in addressing them.
I've found that it's much easier to be honest with yourself. If, over the course of this Cancer Season, things start to feel like they're piling up around you, remember to take a deep breath. Honesty, openness and compassion are important to foster during this time, too. Be gentle with yourself. Whatever inner issues you may be sorting through now will not resolve themselves overnight, anyways. Valuing your own pace and celebrating your progress will make the growing pains a lot easier.
Cancer Season holds a lot in store for us. Will you be open to the shifting energies and experience growth peacefully, or will you resist the transition and struggle through the growing pains?