Have you been in your feelings for the past few weeks? With the summer Sun shining in the sweet waters of Cancer, sensitivity is in style. Going for emotional depth, however, doesn’t need to be a cannonball into the deep end.
Cancer, the cardinal water sign of the zodiac, is caring and compassionate — often to the point of being downright dramatic. Ruled by the Moon, the moods of those born under this sign can shift like the tides. Indeed, this emotion-centric sign can cry up a storm. That said, their feelings can also feed connection with family and friends.
Under this sign, each of us can benefit from cozying up to the softer sides of our hidden hearts. This might mean nesting at home, venturing to your happy place, or just giving your self space to breathe and be open to whatever lies beneath your shell.
Gentleness and care are just as relevant to the summer experience as fun and sun. And in these times, with all that’s going on, we can all use some comfort and community.
When reading personal horoscopes, read your Sun sign for the “big picture” and your rising sign for “where the work is.”
ARIES / ARIES RISING
March 21 – April 19
Mars in Taurus: No time to daydream with so much to accomplish. When it comes to sex, slow and steady wins the race.
TAURUS / TAURUS RISING
April 20 – May 20
Venus square Neptune: Negative self-talk about your looks is not a good look on you. Let go of this passing lack of self-esteem and just own all that you are.
GEMINI / GEMINI RISING
May 21 – June 20
Mercury trine Neptune: Good vibrations and sweet sensations abound, stimulating your senses. Stimulate whatever you want this week, but interrelatedly.
CANCER / CANCER RISING
June 21 – July 22
Moon in Cancer: Enjoy the final week of your birthday month and the cozy comforts in which you’ve indulged. Feel all the feels.
LEO / LEO RISING
July 23 – Aug. 22
Sun opposite Pluto: Any crisis of self-esteem is likely caused by your own doubts. Instead of being resistant to change, change the way you see yourself.
VIRGO / VIRGO RISING
Aug. 23 – Sept. 22
Mercury opposite Pluto: Focus on self-analysis rather than self-subversion. Positive transformation requires deep understanding, but not obsession.
LIBRA / LIBRA RISING
Sept. 23 – Oct. 22
Venus square Neptune: Let’s be honest — mirrors lie. Or at least our minds lie about our reflection. Don’t succumb to criticizing your own looks. You are no toad, princess.
SCORPIO / SCORPIO RISING
Oct. 23 – Nov. 21
Mars in Taurus: In many things, you can race to the finish. When it comes to love and thunder, however, take time to lose your mind.
SAGITTARIUS / SAGITTARIUS RISING
Nov. 22 – Dec. 21
Jupiter square Venus: While shop therapy may be your go-to in a hard place, you might find that the best things in life are free. Spend time, not money.
CAPRICORN / CAPRICORN RISING
Dec. 22 – Jan. 19
Saturn retrograde in Aquarius: You may be well served by fostering healthy boundaries instead of defying them as unnecessary limitations. Sometimes the best resistance is no resistance.
AQUARIUS / AQUARIUS RISING
Jan. 20 – Feb. 18
Saturn retrograde in Aquarius: Past decisions may attempt to haunt you. These are merely specters meant to test your mettle. Don’t spook so easily.
PISCES / PISCES RISING
Feb. 19 – March 20
Jupiter square Venus: Focusing on your finances isn’t your favorite foray. That said, life’s delights aren’t limited to what’s within your dollar’s reach.