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The following horoscopes were written by Steph Koyfman (The Daily Hunch).
The Sun’s annual visit to Cancer is not just an awakening to the tenderness of our nighttime selves, but a crossing of a threshold. Entering the sign of cardinal water, the Sun activates the solstice, the turning of a new season, and its own return to the extreme reaches of the Tropic of Cancer.
Like the crab that lives in the changeable tidal waters pushed and pulled by the sway of the Moon, we are invited into the rhythmic, willful, and occasionally turbulent soup of our own memories and feelings. Emotional decisions are actually sometimes the only kinds of decisions that make sense. Visiting the grotto where we keep our strange little mermaid treasures can be both a sweet source of comfort and a reckoning with what we’re stubbornly holding onto with our sentimental pincers.
This year, Cancer Season offers us a listening ear and a dose of TLC as we come down from the whirlwind of eclipse season and move through some tense crisis points in the ongoing saga of the Saturn/Uranus squares. June and July bring their own special heat, but the Sun has a relatively chill time in Cancer — even a validating and affirming one thanks to a nourishing trine from Jupiter in Pisces. Here’s to a season of sensitivity that restores us to ourselves.
Aries & Aries Rising
With the Sun basking in your domestic sanctuary from June 20th to July 22nd, you’ll be more attuned to the subtle sources of nourishing heat that signal, on a deep somatic level, that you’re safe and warm.
Like a cat napping in a sun spot, or a child hanging out by the toasty oven where the cookies are baking, this is your time to seek and appreciate comfort wherever you can find it. In so many words, this is your season of hygge.
Turning the overhead light on in the room of your past, or in the banquet hall of your ancestors, can admittedly be the opposite of self-soothing. The Cancer Sun might bathe it all in the golden-tinged light of nostalgia, but it relentlessly brings out the emotional edge.
This year, an unexpected bounty of grace helps you wash it all down. A buoyant trine from Jupiter, exact on June 23rd, allows you to draw new connections between your upbringing and your avoidant tendencies with a refreshing amount of emotional generosity.
Taurus & Taurus Rising
You, of all people, know the thrill of basking in your comfort zone. And that’s exactly what Cancer Season is here to help you do.
From June 20th to July 22nd, the Cancer Sun throws its sentimental light over your favorite neighborhood haunts, treasured daily routines, and closest sibling-like relationships. There are times to explore beyond what’s familiar, but right now, something about your own stomping ground, your rituals, and who you keep on speed-dial is needed to bring you back to center.
This year, friends are going to figure into this a lot. Like a drunk stranger gassing you up in the bathroom, a sweet, supportive trine from Jupiter on June 23rd sends you a bounty of validation from the people in your orbit.
This might be exactly what you need to muster the confidence to try a new route home from the grocery store, metaphorically speaking. The Sun’s sextile to Uranus on July 5th helps you break your own mold a bit by expressing yourself in an unexpected way.
Gemini & Gemini Rising
With Mars pummeling through Cancer from late April through mid-June, you may have felt especially protective of what’s yours. Now, as the Sun slides into this same part of the sky on June 20th, it lights up your pantry with full transparency, perhaps illuminating some of the underlying conditions that made you feel the need to guard your resources so closely.
For you, Cancer Season is a time to take stock, run inventory, and relish what you have. Part of this invariably means finding comfort in what you’ve chosen to keep.
What’s different, and even a little star-studded, about this year is that Jupiter in Pisces will send a replenishing wave of opportunity to the Cancer Sun on June 23rd, although you may notice the extra help sticking around to float your boat past that date.
Easy, flowing trines offer growth that happens with seemingly little effort because you’re in the right place at the right time for a payoff. A nice raise at work might be in the cards for you, or perhaps a greatly expanded sense of what you can bring to the table.
Cancer & Cancer Rising
Welcome to your annual sunrise. As Sol floods your windows with its gentle light, it rouses you with the same gentle cheer that cartoon birds wake the Disney princess with.
You are naturally gifted with the sort of softness that magnetizes people and animals in need of kindness. The Cancer Sun lights you up from the inside out this month, energizing your body as you twinkle like a lighthouse of safe harbor for others who could have very well crashed onto your shores.
Providing care is often first and foremost about extending care to yourself, too. And while we’re on the subject, why not give yourself more credit? Yes, you are that good. Yes, you really did that.
This year, Cancer Season comes with its own hype team thanks to a supportive trine from Jupiter in Pisces, exact on June 23rd. There’s never been a better time to position your sails to receive headwinds from the teachings and cosmologies you’ve been exploring. If realizing your own position in the grand scheme of things encourages you to take the next step, do so generously.
Leo & Leo Rising
You can’t help but worship at the Sun’s altar, even when it’s suffused behind your blackout curtains. Or, potentially to your great discomfort, poking through them.
With the Sun in Cancer from June 20th to July 22nd, you’ll be caught between competing impulses to take an epic nap and turn the overhead light on in the dusty attic where your most bittersweet memories are held. These needn’t be mutually exclusive. Sometimes, you have to retreat to rewind. Taking a hiatus can help you go where you don’t normally have the energetic reserves to wander.
Though you tend to find yourself here every year around this time, you might find that the current astrology helps support and even buoy you as you swim through these waters — almost like a raft or pool noodle finds its way to you.
An uplifting trine from Jupiter in Pisces, exact on June 23rd, helps you come up for air long enough to understand exactly where you are in your own cycles of grief and coming undone. And from that vantage point, it might not look as bad as you thought.
Virgo & Virgo Rising
There’s no such thing as a mere acquaintance when you’re sincerely interested in everyone you meet. There’s no such thing as a fair-weather connection when you keep your circles meticulously curated on the basis of integrity and trust.
With the Sun turning up the heat on all of your group involvements this month, you’ll want to be where the people are — your people, specifically. The Cancer Sun knows that people will congregate wherever there’s a big enough table. It’s not necessarily your job to get everyone in the same room, but organizing everyone on your terms might help ensure that you’ll feel cozier in the resulting container.
Thanks to a supportive trine from Jupiter in Pisces this year, exact on June 23rd, Cancer Season social hour might lead you to nourishing conduits of intimacy that don’t usually appear with quite as much ease or grace.
As you work the room, take your time connecting one-on-one. As you answer invitations, don’t sleep on the potential new lovers or collaborators your friends want to introduce you to.
Libra & Libra Rising
With the Cancer Sun climbing to high noon in your chart from June 20th to July 22nd, you’ll be called to center stage and potentially even tapped on the shoulder for recognition. More than that, even, you’re uniquely positioned this year to receive some beneficial headwinds that can help you level up at work on your own thoughtful terms.
One thing the Cancer Sun knows how to do is to be authentic with its care. To lead isn’t necessarily to replicate existing hierarchies. Occupying your version of an executive suite most likely means elevating soft skills onto a mantle of utmost importance.
Cancer Season is your time to shine for how gracefully you wield your authority and how skilfully you tend to the emotional needs of the public. And yes, it’s your time to be a little bossy when it comes to moving the goalposts of your trajectory, or moving towards the ones you’ve set.
This year, things might just have a way of working out. An affirming trine from Jupiter in Pisces, exact on June 23rd, puts you in the right place at the right time to walk through that door.
Scorpio & Scorpio Rising
The tender, insistent light of the Cancer Sun has a way of reminding you of your place in the world. Though the map is large, you have a way of creating close, familial bonds within it. Though you may be spatially and culturally miles apart, a network of kinship holds you close.
From June 20th to July 22nd, the Sun in Cancer energizes your global connections and centers your awareness on your educational, devotional, and experiential pursuits. Something about what you’re learning, where you’re traveling, and how you’re engaging with divinity is snapping into focus. Underneath it all, something about your politics is cleaving closer to a praxis of radical care.
This year, a buoyant and affirming trine from Jupiter in Pisces, exact on June 23rd, puts extra wind in your sails and turns your grand adventure into a veritable party.
The good times will roll and new horizons beckon. This could lead you to a quiet, awe-inspiring unfolding in your spiritual life when the Sun makes a trine to Neptune on July 15th, even if mundane reality blurs as your camera lens changes its focus.
Sagittarius & Sagittarius Rising
The Cancer Sun brings a familiar warmth to some of the messier entanglements that might sometimes cause you to bolt from intimacy. To depend on others is one thing. To see the tender, familial bond in exchanges that can never be fully repaid is to step beyond your own balance sheet.
Each year, the Sun in Cancer brings you into the bosom of your interdependencies, shared resources, grief, and idle anxieties. Learning to receive can be a vulnerable act. And on the flipside, an emotional experience of loss is a solid indicator of what you really care about.
Thanks to an affirming trine from Jupiter in Pisces, exact on June 23rd, this year’s trip through the water-logged feels of Cancer Season comes with a built-in floatation device. Beyond feeling just a little more okay with your past, you might finally be in the right place emotionally to receive a significant bounty or blessing from your lineage.
Capricorn & Capricorn Rising
There’s something about a sunset that begs to be shared with someone special. For you, the Cancer Sun is the sunset Sun, and as it swings through your relationship zone each year, it has a sneaky way of conspiring to bring you closer to your significant others.
With the Sun in Cancer from June 20th to July 22nd, you’ll be moving into the partner dance movement of your annual ballet. Certain scenes you do alone, and certain scenes contain narratives that only advance with another person’s participation.
Yes, the Cancer Sun can be a little maudlin for your sensibilities, but with its encouragement, you learn how to be just a touch more vulnerable in your earnestness. And thanks to a highly supportive trine from Jupiter in Pisces this year, exact on June 23rd, your closest relationships will flourish once you unbolt the floodgates of openhearted communication.
This then dovetails into a series of tributaries that bring you back home to yourself. The Full Moon in Capricorn on June 24th shows you that your own maximum capacity is far more generous than you ever thought.
Aquarius & Aquarius Rising
Maybe your body is crying out for some TLC. Maybe you’re doting on your pets more than usual. Maybe in your heart of hearts, you just want to bring your coworkers a plate of cookies. Whatever it is, Cancer Season is here to help you create a little more softness while you’re in everyday maintenance mode.
From June 20th to July 22nd, the Cancer Sun extends its moody, gentle warmth to the parts of you that may have been running on autopilot. Work, wellness, and to-do lists require upkeep. They easily become ingrained in our muscle memory as repetitive motion. Each year, the Sun visits Cancer and helps you center yourself in these aspects of your life a little more affectionately, a little more rhythmically, a little more self-protectively.
What’s special about this year is that the Cancer Sun is buoyed by a supportive trine from Jupiter in Pisces, exact on June 23rd. In whatever ways you may be more adequately resourced right now to invest in your well-being, your health and your quality of life is always worth the cost.
Pisces & Pisces Rising
Everyone always talks about being in their feels during Cancer Season (as if that’s a bad thing). You don’t necessarily see it that way. You’re made of the water that some people fear. You also know that balmy weather is the sexiest weather.
With the Sun in Cancer from June 20th to July 22nd, you’re primed to prioritize your extracurriculars and after-hours adventures. You’re in that time of the year where certain aspects of your experience can’t properly unfold if you don’t RSVP “yes” to every (literal or metaphorical) pool party, beach day, or burlesque show you’re invited to.
In some ways, this is especially the case this year because the Cancer Sun is receiving a bounty of support from Jupiter in Pisces thanks to a lovely trine that’s exact on June 23rd. The greater benediction that this Jupiter transit is bestowing upon you might work a special sort of magic during this month of frolicking. That post-orgasm glow feeds directly into your glow up.