Cancer Season runs between June 21st and July 22nd, when the Sun appears directly over the Tropic of Cancer at June’s Solstice. This is the height of summer, so we’re invited to take shelter from the heat of the day, disappear into shady caves and safe harbours and come out out once the sun has faded, cooled down by the light of the stars and mysterious moon… Interestingly, almost all crabs are nocturnal, meaning they’re awake at night. Likewise, water sign Cancers can feel their way and attune to the dark. Gently perceptive, they make sense of subtle outlines and respond to their insight and intuition to guide them.
Their kindness is sincere
Ariana Grande, Livy Tyler and Selena Gomez are quintessential Cancers exuding a sweet and ladylike charm. All of them have significant philanthropic achievements that show how much they care, while the late Lady Diana was the beloved “People’s Princess”, famously known for her kindness and compassion. Remember that each Zodiac Sign resonates with a celestial body, and Cancer is intrinsically linked to the moon. Fittingly, there is a correlation between the archetypal moon goddesses of Roman myth, and the names of iconic Cancerians: Diana, a huntress of the night, and Selene, the personification of the Moon…
They fluctuate, moment to moment
The key thing to realise about your Cancerian friend is that their nature is changeable – just as Luna waxes and wanes along with the tides, so too does their temperament. Ideally, they’re in touch with their feelings and boast remarkable intuition, possessing ways to read the room with a ‘vibe check’. Or, their sensitivity can overwhelm like a powerful undertow, washing over them and others – yet it can be mastered. Lana Del Rey has a command over her sultry, emotive style, using a melancholy tone to best effect. Try to surf the waves or indulge in ‘Summertime Sadness’, an anthem to get in flow…
They can be rebellious
Not only are Cancers susceptible to mood swings on par with an adolescent going through growing pains, they can embrace their inner ‘teen rebel’ at any age – and make it look good! Debbie Harry, Courtney Love and Tracey Emin veer towards a punk spirit, while Lindsay Lohan and Solange Knowles have found their style, and a way to stay true to their instincts, rather than play to public perception.
Their exterior can be impenetrable
Despite being deeply reassuring to those in their circle, it can be difficult getting a Crab to open up about themselves. Shy at first, they scope out their environment from the side lines before coming out of their shell. H.E.R. (Gabriella Wilson) initially kept her identity under wraps, and still favours a low profile, letting her musical talent speak for itself. Reluctant to covet the spotlight, it can be easier for this sign to uphold a tough façade. Represented by a crustacean with armour, note the impression made – and conversely their softer side. Meryl Streep is the cutthroat villain in The Devil Wears Prada, yet plays to the characters vulnerability, while Anjelica Huston is the stern, aloof matriarch Morticia Addams, who is also a loving and devoted mother…