Gemini season 2021 was particularly chaotic and change-filled, as it served up a Mercury retrograde period and two powerful eclipses that rocked our world over the past month. But a much more stable energy is here, as Cancer season 2021 officially kicked off on June 20. Cancer zodiac energy puts us more deeply in touch with our hearts and inspires us to create a deeper sense of emotional security in our lives — and knowing how Cancer season 2021 will affect your zodiac sign can help you slow down and ride the waves of life.
Cancer is the cardinal water sign of the zodiac, and it’s known as one of the most naturally nurturing and sensitive signs of the bunch. During Cancer season, honoring our feelings and practicing self-care becomes extra important — as does being more compassionate and caring toward others. It’s a great time to reconnect with people you love but lost touch with, make your home into a cozy summer sanctuary, and have some heart-to-heart conversations. We could all use a little extra TLC and gentleness after the whirlwind of intensity we experienced during Gemini season, so don’t be afraid to retreat into your Cancerian crab shell for some introspection or a moment of peace.
The first day of Cancer season always aligns with the date of the summer solstice, aka the first day of summer — which helps us usher in the season of sunshine with emotional warmth, depth, and a sense of new beginnings. Just two days after Cancer season begins, Mercury retrograde spring 2021 will come to an end, too, allowing us to communicate our emotions and create connections with loved ones more effectively. Speaking of Mercury, this mentally-focused planet will join the sun in Cancer later in the season, making us more sensitive and intuitive about the way we express our thoughts and interact with others. Overall, Cancer’s sentimental energy will give all zodiac signs a chance to soak in their feelings.
Read on for your Cancer season 2021 horoscope so you know what to expect as we kick off the summer.
If Your Zodiac Sign Is Aries (March 21-April 19)
Cancer season is sort of like a nesting season for you, Aries, so you might feel called to cozy up your living space and spend more time socializing in your home over the coming month. Treat yourself to some fun new decor items or move around furniture to spruce up your place for the summer season. Then plan safe gatherings with friends where you can connect on a heart-based level.
If Your Zodiac Sign Is Taurus (April 20-May 20)
Cancer season has you coming out of your shell in a big way, Taurus, so capitalize on the socially-focused energy heading your way over the coming month. You’ll find that conversations flow more naturally and making plans with other people is easy — especially now that Mercury retrograde is over. Reconnect with friends or take a short trip to celebrate the start of summer.
If Your Zodiac Sign Is Gemini (May 21-June 20)
You’re taking extra comfort in material pleasures this season, Gemini, and it might inspire you to put together a more serious summer savings plan. The coming month is a great time to get in touch with your desires — whether those involve relationships, emotions, or even just some luxurious purchases. Find ways to set aside resources so that you can acquire exactly what your heart is longing for.
If Your Zodiac Sign Is Cancer (June 21-July 22)
Happy birthday season, Cancer! The sparkly solar spotlight is on you all month long, so ditch your crab shell and come out to enjoy the sunshine. While you’re usually comfortable taking a passive approach to things and focusing more on others than yourself, now’s a good time to unequivocally put your needs first. Ask for what you want and put your most authentic self on display.
If Your Zodiac Sign Is Leo (July 23-Aug. 22)
As the sign ruled by the sun itself, summer is your season, Leo. But the coming month will be better spent getting in touch with yourself and charging your energetic batteries for the excitement that’s yet to come. If you feel more introspective and low-energy than usual, honor it by spending some extra time resting, meditating, and practicing spiritual self-care.
If Your Zodiac Sign Is Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)
The sun is shining, Virgo, and it’s beckoning you to get out into the world and emotionally connect with your community and your crew. You’ll feel extra comfortable within a collaborative group setting this month. So take initiative and make some plans for everyone — whether it’s among your squad of friends, your team at work, or your network of contacts on social media.
If Your Zodiac Sign Is Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)
Power moves at work don’t have to be aggressive, Libra. Your kindhearted diplomacy is your professional strength. You’re finding a new groove in your career and getting more attention for your talents this month, but there’s no need to do anything that makes you uncomfortable to stay on top. A compassionate approach to your career endeavors will be even more fruitful.
If Your Zodiac Sign Is Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)
Cancer season is bringing you an influx of wisdom, a hunger for knowledge, and a taste for adventure, Scorpio. And it might inspire you to step out of your comfort zone, too. Take advantage of this opportunity to expand your horizons by safely traveling to a new place, investing in your education, or simply taking a risk on something meaningful to you in order to gain some fresh life experiences.
If Your Zodiac Sign Is Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)
The emotional energy of Cancer season will greatly influence you over the coming month, Sag, as you might be preoccupied with under-the-surface feelings, fears, and tensions in your intimate relationships. Get real with yourself and your loved ones about any pent-up resentments or secrets that could be bogging down your vibe together so that you can move forward with more lightness and freedom.
If Your Zodiac Sign Is Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)
Your one-on-one relationships will take on a more gentle and comfortable energy over the coming month, Cap. Instead of hardening your heart to this shift, practice embracing the softness. You’re feeling compassionate and sensitive to other people’s needs, and more open to accepting care and nurturing from others, which will strengthen romantic, platonic, and professional partnerships alike.
If Your Zodiac Sign Is Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)
Cancer season is shifting your focus to your work-life balance and asking you to be more gentle on yourself, Aquarius. You’re beginning to realize that you can’t burn a candle at both ends, nor can you skimp on the immense value of self-care. Allow yourself a little more time for TLC — and be more open to accepting helpful favors and emotional nourishment from others, too.
If Your Zodiac Sign Is Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20)
Summer romance is in the air, Pisces, and you’re probably feeling inspired to express yourself creatively and sexually. Embrace your confidence this month by getting flirty and having some fun on the dating scene. In a relationship? This season brings a beautiful chance to revive your spark and relive the nostalgia of honeymoon phase by connecting on a more emotional level.