Cancer Season is a beautiful time of year marked by the summer solstice. This season is an invitation to connect deeply to ourselves, our emotions and our intuition. Cancer Season invites us to nurture ourselves, those we love and our own forgotten parts that we might not take the time to tend in in other seasons.
This Cancer season is marked by a full moon in the sign of Capricorn on July 3rd. This moon invites us to release stories, beliefs or habits that could be keeping us in our heads and blocking us from deeper connecting to our intuition and pleasure.
On July 22, right before the sun moves out of the sign of Cancer, Venus, the planet of love, money, sex and pleasure turns retrograde. This retrograde is a beautiful period that can be a sacred invitation to revisit themes surrounding how you find pleasure, connect to your joy, earn money and express yourself sexually. Depending on what area of your life this retrograde is happening the themes around Venus might take on a slightly different appearance.
As always, I recommend reading for your rising sign which will be the most accurate, although you may read for your sun & moon sign as well.
The sun in Cancer means a focus in areas of your life dealing with home, family, property or real estate. Perhaps this season for you means more time in the home or nurturing those you share a home with.
On July 3rd there is a full moon in Capricorn. This lunation is bringing up themes dealing with work and how you are seen in the public sphere. Are there things surrounding your work or career that you are ready to release? This could be a fruitful time to consider if your current job is still in alignment with what brings you pleasure.
Mid July themes around health and dedication to hard work and "grinding it out" could arise. There could be an action oriented energy that is present in this area of your life. This energetic surge and commitment will bring momentum to propel you forward in areas where you may have felt stuck.
Right before the sun leaves the sign of Cancer on July 22, Venus turns retrograde. For you, Aries Rising, this retrograde will bring up themes around pleasure, joy, romance and creativity. This retrograde period will ask you to pay attention to the things in your life that bring you pleasure. This is a time to reflect on whether romantic and dating relationships in your life are still in alignment and feel fun and joyous. Get curious about how you can revisit your creativity and pleasure with a childlike wonder.
Cancer season for you, Taurus means a focus in areas of your life dealing with your daily routines, siblings and your local community. It could also be a great time for trips and travel–if you are considering booking that summer camping trip, this is your sign to do it!
The full moon in Capricorn on July 3rd invites you to explore themes surrounding education, spirituality or foreign travel. This could be a good time to ask yourself if there is something holding you back from furthering your education or finding a deep spiritual connection. If you are dealing with legal matters or court cases there is a good chance that it will be resolved during this lunation.
Venus, your chart ruler, turns retrograde on July 22. This retrograde period will affect areas of your life dealing with home and real estate. This story is about finding pleasure in the home. Perhaps it is redecorating, or finding more time to reconnect with those who live in your home or maybe even move in with or out from a shared home with a partner. It could also be the sale of a property that will bring a windfall of money into your life or purchasing a new property.
This season for you is all about leaning into themes surrounding love and connection to your home and those you share that sacred space with.
Every year during Cancer season the sun moves through the area of your life dealing with money and your personal wealth. There could be a new financial opportunity coming your way revolving around your online presence and communication within your local community or with foreign travel.
On July 3rd there is a full moon in the sign of Capricorn adding to this story of finances and wealth. There could be a legal settlement, inheritance or some other chunk of money coming your way. This full moon is potentially the ending of a story that may have been blocking you from opening yourself to big money.
On July 22, Venus, the planet of love, money and romance, turns retrograde. This period for you will be about revisiting themes surrounding your daily life. Do you love your routines? Do you feel connected and inspired by the people in your community? Can you show up in your local or online community in a more heart-centered and loving way?
The sun in Cancer means a focus on you, your body and identity. Every year as the sun moves though this area of your sky, themes surrounding “self” are highlighted. This is an opportunity to lean into feeling more confident whether that means through your appearance, health or caring for your physical body.
On July 3rd the full moon in the sign of Capricorn is an invitation to release any relationships–romantic or business–that are no longer in alignment with you. This could also be an invitation to reevaluate how these relationships impact your identity–are you giving too much and sacrificing yourself? Would more confidence and self-assuredness allow you to navigate these relationships in a more authentic way?
On July 22, just before the sun leaves the sign of Cancer, Venus, the planet that rules over love, money and romance, turns retrograde in the area of your life dealing with your personal finances and wealth. For you, Cancer, this retrograde period is an invitation to increase your wealth and abundance and to reflect on whether the way that you are earning money is bringing you joy. It may not seem sexy, but how would spending some time revisiting your finances impact your overall wealth?
Leo, this Cancer season for you means that the sun is moving through the area of your life dealing with mental health, shadows aspects and things that are hidden. Having the sun move through this area of your life might mean that you are delving into some deep healing or tackling some health issues. While this can be a challenging area for the sun, allow the rays of warmth and light to help you release anything that you have been holding onto.
On July 3rd there is a full moon in Capricorn. This full moon is an invitation to examine themes surrounding areas of hard work, the body and essentially “the grind”. Are you ready to be intentional and release anything in this area of your life? Are you working too hard and sacrificing time that you should be putting into other areas of your life? Or could you be ready to establish a serious physical routine to care for your body?
Venus, the planet of love, romance, sex and money turns retrograde on July 22 in your house of self and identity. Having Venus in this area of your life on an extended stay could be an opportunity to reflect on how you feel about your physical appearance, body and your identity. Is there a new style that you have been wanting to try? New pieces that you want to add to your wardrobe? How can you feel the most beautiful and magnificent in your skin–whether it is material or through connecting to yourself and your heart. (Fair warning: if you have the urge to get bangs, maybe wait until the retrograde is over!)
For you Virgo, the story of this season shines light on areas of your life dealing with friendships.
There is a story here about deepening of friendship or new friendships entering your life that are more in alignment. How are your friendships and connections through the people you know going to help you up level in your life? Do these friendships nurture you in the way that you nurture so many others?
On July 3rd there is a full moon in the sign of Capricorn. This full moon is an invitation to release old stories around dating, sex and blocks in creativity that are holding you back. Letting go of energy that is no longer serving you could be exactly what you need to feel empowered and move forward in areas of your life surrounding pleasure.
Right before the sun leaves the sign of Cancer, Venus, the planet of love, money, romance and sex turns retrograde on July 22 in the area of your life dealing with shadows, mental health and illness. This part of your sky holds deep secrets and forgotten pains that have been deeply buried. This retrograde period could be a beautiful time to let go of pain from past relationships, illness or to do some deep shadow work for physical and emotional healing so that you can reconnect to your pleasure, sexuality and romantic partners (whether that means unearthing a deeper level in your current relationships or possibly calling in a new partner).
For you Libra, this Cancer Season brings a focus on your work, career and how you show up publicly in the world. Having the sun in this area of your life could bring blessings and abundance to you in your career–you may be more recognized or celebrated publicly through your work. This could also be a period of time where you feel incredibly motivated and energized about what you do for work.
On July 3rd there is a full moon in Capricorn highlighting themes around home. This could be an invitation to find more balance between your home and work life. Are you giving too much in one area and sacrificing in another? This lunation could also be a story around property or real estate.
Your chart ruler, Venus, turns retrograde on July 22. Venus is the planet of love, money and romance. For you, Libra, this retrograde is an invitation to spend more time with friends and form deeper heart-felt connections. This could also be an invitation to examine friendships and ask yourself if they are bringing you joy? Are there people in your life that are taking up space who are not in alignment for you anymore? Having the planet of love and money turn retrograde here invites the possibility of money coming in through your connections and the people that you know.
Cancer season for you Scorpio is an invitation to dive into themes around education, spirituality and travel. The sun moving through this area of your life invites you to deepen your studies, perhaps take a course in something that interests you, connect to your spiritual or religious practices or take a trip.
On July 3 there is a full moon in the sign on Capricorn. This full moon is an opportune time to reflect on your habits, daily routines and local community to ensure that how you are spending your time is in alignment with yourself. For you, this moon could also an invitation to connect to your siblings and spend some time with them.
On July 22 Venus, the planet of love, money, pleasure and romance turns retrograde in your career house. This could be an invitation to evaluate what you do for work and if it brings you joy and pleasure. Do you love your job? Does it afford you the opportunity to be creative? Is it time to ask for that raise or to find a job that will earn you more money? There is also the possibility of a work romance with this retrograde.
As the sun moves through the sign of Cancer, themes around money, legacy wealth and karma might be surfacing for you Sagittarius. Are you focused on building up that stock portfolio or could there be an inheritance or some other chunk of money headed your way? The sun moves through this area of your sky once a year and themes around finances probably seem to surface. There could also be some karmic ties that need tending to: perhaps with parents or some ancestral or past life agreements that you could be ready to have a good hard look at?
The full moon on July 3rd in the sign of Capricorn plays into this story around money. This could be a need to release fears around money, or a reevaluation of how you spend or earn money. Perhaps you have been holding your money too closely or it is time to merge finances with a partner. This lunation could be an invitation to shift your mindset around money and finances.
On July 22, just before the sun leaves the sign of Cancer, Venus, the planet of love, money and romance, turns retrograde in the area of your life dealing with education, spirituality & religion and travel. This could be a story about diving into learning something that will bring you pleasure, connecting deeply to your spirituality or taking a trip whether to somewhere that you have been and love or with a romantic partner.
For you Capricorn, Cancer season means that the sun is shining light on the area of your life dealing with romantic and business partnerships. Could this be a time for deep connection, a new business partner or a new romantic partner? When the sun moves through this part of your sky, it brings with it energy and momentum, so if things have felt stuck or stagnant in the partnership realm, this could be the juice that you need to get things moving.
On July 3rd there is a full moon in the sign of Capricorn. This full moon is in your first house of identity, body and self. I would not be surprised if this lunation touches you on a deeply personal level. It could be exactly what you need to release negative emotions or a false narrative that you tell yourself that has you stuck and not feeling as though you can show up as your most vibrant and authentic self.
Venus, the planet of love, romance and money, turns retrograde on July 22, in the area of your life dealing with money, wealth and family karma. This could be a story around money coming in through an inheritance, court settlement or some family connection or property. This retrograde period could also be an invitation to examine and release any family or ancestral karma (perhaps dealing with women). It could be a potent time for lineage healing and really examining any core wounds around your money story.
Cancer Season for you Aquarius brings light on the areas of your life dealing with hard work and your physical body. Every year when the sun enters this part of your sky, you could be called to hit the pavement and work hard, hustle and grind it out. This could also be a time for getting serious and motivated about your physical health and workout routines. The sun here will bring momentum to wherever you put your energy, but know that it might not be easy.
On July 3rd there is a full moon in the sign of Capricorn. This lunation might mean that you want to spend more time alone. This potential desire for solitude could be the result of exhaustion from working so hard, or it could be the opportunity to take some space and release anything that is blocking you from deep connection to yourself, your joy and your relationships. Are there secrets you are ready to release, or shadows that a little solitude would give you the space to work though?
Venus, the sign of romance, love, money and pleasure turns retrograde on July 22, in your house of partnerships–both romantic and business. This could be the chance to form new partnerships that will bring in more money, more pleasure and an opportunity for more creativity. Venus here for an extended stay could also signify important topics when it comes to love.
Cancer season for you, Pisces, means a focus on pleasure and creativity. As the sun moves through this area of your sky, this could be a beautiful time to connect to what brings you pleasure. Ask yourself if you are connecting to your creative and sexual energy. If you have children, this season could be about finding pleasure in connecting deeply to them or connecting to your own childlike wonder & joy.
On July 3rd there is a full moon in the sign of Capricorn highlighting the area of your life dealing with friendships. This lunation could bring about the ending of friendship or could allow you to release blocks around friendships so that you can connect more deeply to the important people in your life. Moons can represent our emotions, and this moon could bring in deep and renewed connection to female friends.
On July 22, Venus, the planet of love, money and romance turns retrograde in the area of your life dealing with hard work. A retrograde with Venus here could be an invitation to ask yourself what do you love enough that you are willing to sacrifice and work hard for? What are the things in your life that connect to the themes of romance, money and pleasure and are you willing to put in the work to rediscover your joy? How can you reconnect to a romantic partner?