The story behind the Cancer Crab is a surprising and heartfelt one. The Cancer Crab was a fearless protector of the seas. Whenever his fellow sea creature friends were in danger, the Crab was there protecting them, standing up for them, and being loyal to them. One day, the Crab was crushed in an effort to protect one of its sea friends. In honor of its bravery and loyalty, the Crab’s pieces were scattered into the sky, forming the many twinkling stars of the Cancer constellation.
Whenever we look up to the constellation of Cancer, or we enter Cancer Season, it is our reminder that we too can be loyal, that we too can stand up for those that we love, and that we too, hold the same bravery and strength in our hearts.
The Crab is not the largest, biggest, or most dangerous creature in the sea. It is not really an animal that we think of when we hear the words protector, and yet, despite its outward appearance, the Cancer Crab was all of those things.
If you are feeling small, unworthy, or unfit to handle something that is unfolding in your life, Cancer Season is your time to shake off your fears, your insecurities, and connect with the power of your heart.
The crab gets its strength, its fierceness not from its physical body, not from its knowledge, but from its heart.
As our heart expands, as we connect with the love that we are, and the love that surrounds us, we too are able to find our courage, our compassion, and our strength. We too are able to stand up for ourselves, for our loved ones, and for the life that we desire.
Cancer Season 2022
The start of Cancer Season is always an auspicious time as in tropical astrology, it aligns perfectly with the Solstice.
The Solstice is a high energy point in our year, where the veil is thinned and the healing powers of Mother Nature are at her strongest.
By connecting with the compassionate and heartfelt energies that Cancer Season brings, we can better align ourselves to receive the healing vibrations that the Solstice offers.
Aside from the Solstice, Cancer Season 2022 is a busy one! It brings a Cancer New Moon, Neptune Retrograde, Chiron Retrograde, our second Super Moon in a row in the sign of Capricorn, and the opening of the Sirius Gateway, which happens when our Sun aligns with the fixed star, Sirius. Sirius is known as our Spiritual Sun, making this event one of the key events of the season.
The other key event for Cancer Season 2022 is the alignment of Uranus on the North Node. This is a slow-moving energy that will peak by the end of July and continue through August. This combination of planetary energy is very rare and can bring some unsettling energy that may have us feeling a bit uneasy or unsettled, but it can also trigger powerful awakenings! Stay tuned for more on this!
To discover how these energies will influence your Zodiac sign, check out your horoscopes here. It is recommended to read for your Sun and Rising, if you know it.