Cancer is the homebody of the zodiac and has a love for comfort and security. Cancer is symbolized by the Crab and is an emotional sign and during this time, we will all experience an intensity in our emotions. Cancer kicks off its birthday month with the Solstice (the first day of Summer for the Northern Hemisphere and the first day of Winter for the Southern Hemisphere) as well as a Solar Eclipse, which will herald in a new beginning for us all. However, we currently have 6 planets in retrograde which will slow the process. This Cancer season is about truths being revealed and things will intensify with the Lunar Eclipse in Capricorn on July 5th. Feelings will easily be triggered this month as the ongoing drama continues throughout the world and we would all do well to turn our attention inwards and do some self reflection. Try to avoid outbursts as this will make things worse and turn up the heat personally. On the plus side, Cancer represents home and nurturing and this gives us the opportunity to kick back and relax a little whilst nurturing ourselves and our loved ones.
The Card which represents Cancer is The Chariot.
The Chariot talks of a fresh start and determination. This is perfect for Cancer who’s birthday month begins right at the start of a new Season. Cancer is steadfast and focused, as well as nurturing, protective and intuitive and the chariot is reflective of this as it is about having the self control and confidence to overcome challenges using intuition and willpower.
The Runes for Cancer are Gebo and Wunjo
Gebo is the Rune of give and take, generosity and sacrifice, things that come naturally to the nurturing Cancerian. It represents the commitments that we make to ourselves and others and how we honour those commitments and works on the basis of what we give, we receive.
Wunjo speaks of calm after victory and suggests that joy comes from hardship. It says that the small and simple things are the true source of happiness and can be found even during struggles. It also represents nature and fertility as well as a time of joy and comfort.