The Sun's move into Cancer marks a shift of seasons: the Summer Solstice, the official start of summer in the Northern Hemisphere, or the Winter Solstice, when winter begins in the South. We turn our attention to the balance of light and dark on this day. The exact dates of Cancer season can shift by a day or two each year, but generally speaking, the Sun makes its home in Cancer from June 21 to July 21.
Simply remember to be okay with staying on a forward trajectory, then look up your horoscope sign below to find out which areas of life the Cancer Sun is lighting up:
Aries (March 21 - April 19)
The Sun in your 4th House of Foundations challenges you to strengthen your base of support. Your best bet for getting your own needs met is to increase your sensitivity to others’ feelings and express your desires with compassion.
Taurus (April 20 - May 20)
In your 3rd House of Connection, the Cancer Sun inspires deeper contact with the people you interact with in your daily life. When you speak and listen from your heart, seemingly random conversations can lead to unexpected insights. Alternately, you may find yourself growing closer to neighbors, becoming more active in your community or getting more attention at work.
Gemini (May 21 - June 20)
The Sun lights up your 2nd House of Resources -- an auspicious time for focusing on finances. Get clear about what you’ve got and what you need, and make a practical plan to build a stronger base of security. Embrace your new ideas and use your innate talents to formulate a new action plan.
Cancer (June 21 - July 22)
Happy birthday, Cancer! The Sun in your 1st House of Self marks a new year of personal growth and a time to get in touch with your deepest desires. Don't ignore secret talents you may have hidden away from the world.
Leo (July 23 - August 22)
The Solstice Sun in your 12th House of Spirit renews your connection to your dreams, higher self, and intuition. Take some down time to tune into these subtle levels of reality and recharge your batteries. Although you like to be active and adventurous, you'll find that the Sun in Cancer will work subtly to allow you to focus on you and how you might reinvent yourself before making a comeback in public life. Allow Cancer's homebody influence to give you some downtime!
Virgo (August 23 - September 22)
In your 11th House of Teamwork, the Cancer Sun calls for nurturing connections with friends and allies. Networking, volunteering to help others or simply socializing with friends revitalizes your inspiration -- something you might desperately need if you find that your current way of doing things at work or in your daily life isn't working.
Libra (September 23 - October 22)
The Sun shines on your 10th House of Career, renewing enthusiasm for cultivating your ambitions. When you're working at full capacity you'll be nearly inexhaustible as you promote yourself publicly in order to improve your professional presence or change your purpose completely.
Scorpio (October 23 - November 21)
Illuminating your 9th House of Expansion, the Solstice Sun incites your passion for escaping the ordinary and encountering the unknown. This is an auspicious time for travel, adventure and taking the risk of stepping outside your comfort zone. Enjoy the ride -- with just a little caution thrown in.
Sagittarius (November 22 - December 21)
The Cancer Sun in your 8th House of Intimacy intensifies your desire to bond deeply with a significant other -- or to attract a new partner. To make this happen, you’ll need to narrow your focus and let go of superfluous demands on your schedule.
Capricorn (December 22 - January 19)
Shining on your 7th House of Partnership, the Sun stirs you to tune into others’ emotional needs and focus on giving and receiving support. Although you feel more comfortable acting independently, now is a favorable time for collaboration and connection.
Aquarius (January 20 - February 18)
The Solstice Sun energizes your 6th House of Daily Duties, inviting you to nurture yourself by improving your work and self-care habits. Tone down your busy brain and tune into your feelings and thoughts to identify how you can simplify your schedule and experience a greater sense of support.
Pisces (February 19 - March 20)
Enlivening your 5th House of Fun and Romance, the Sun draws attention to the needs of your heart. Renew your inspiration by making time to play and reconnect with the child within. As you're rediscovering your youthful side, rediscover the traits and talents that can make you a more sensual lover and partner.