This article originally appeared on Yoga Journal
A new astrological season begins as the Sun moves into the sign of Cancer, taking us into the watery depths of our hearts and connecting us with our intuition. Soon after, Venus moves into the sign of Gemini, bringing a sense of inspiration and excitement to our days and highlighting communication within our relationships.
Sun enters Cancer
Throughout the astrological year, the Sun moves through each of the 12 signs in the zodiac, spending approximately 30 days in each, which we refer to as a "season." When the Sun moves into a new sign, it is as if the overall shade, energy, color, and vibe of the atmosphere has shifted. We can feel the essence of the new sign showing up in our everyday lives and we get to experience the energy of this sign and become one with it in our own way.
On June 21st, the Sun moves into the sign of Cancer, a deeply intuitive, nurturing, and tender sign. Cancer represents our sense of inner safety, security, family, and love. Ruled by the Moon, the water sign invites us to tune in to our emotions and step into an inner dialogue that encourages us to become our own healers, nurturers, and intuitive translators of our inner worlds.
During this time, our emotions are our number one guidance system. This is where we will find our greatest path to inner healing. It's a season of soft music and slow movement, inner child journaling, and deep familial bonds. It is while the Sun is in Cancer that we have an opportunity to dive in and explore our own needs, and in a new way, meet our own needs. It is where we are asked to be both parent and child, healer and healed.
Cancer season, which lasts through July 22, is also a beautiful time to plant new desires. There's something magical about connecting with the deeper inner worlds of ourselves an how that allows us to meet our true desires. Not the desires that come from the world around us that--the ones that arise from the need to prove or validate our sense of worth, whether that comes from pressure or comparison or a need to keep up--but the desires that come from our hearts.
As we step into a new season, take some time to speak your desires into the world.
Venus enters Gemini
In the world of astrology, Venus is the planet of love, beauty, abundance, harmony, and relationships. Wherever Venus goes, it leaves a beautiful trail of comfort, joy, and self-value. Venus rules our relationships, and under its influence, we begin to see the themes of whichever zodiac sign that Venus sits in coming to the surface in all our interactions with those closest to us.
As Venus moves into the dynamic, joyful, and social sign of Gemini, themes of communication, inspiration, collaboration, and conversation are ready to be experienced. Gemini holds an air of excitement, desiring to share all of its thoughts and ideas with the world. It knows that communication is one of the core foundations of connection. And it knows that connection is one of the greatest joys of being alive.
This is a beautiful time for communication within relationships and a fun time to get a little flirty and playful, in true Gemini style. Writing, speaking, expressing emotion, and connecting to our loved ones through word--this is the gift of Venus in Gemini.
The invitation from the cosmos this week is one of love, emotion, communication, healing, and connection.
The doors of healing have opened. Healing in both ourselves and our most valued relationships. The flow of communication is on our sides--communication straight from our hearts that reaches someone else and communication with our own intuition and bodies. Have conversations with your loved ones that initiate a deeper sense of connection. The kinds of talks where there are no barriers in the way. The ones that feed all involved in a way that nourishes the soul.
Cancer represents our homes and the foundations of what creates an actual home. Comfort. Nourishing food. Family. Friends. Safety. Security. Love. Come home to the basics. Come home to your body and enjoy your senses. See how your body is communicating to you as you stretch, move, and surrender.
Enjoy the company of your loved ones. Let compassion be a theme in your relationships and allow healing to naturally flow from this intention. Engage in moments that create a sense of peace from any mental chatter. Last season was all about the mind. As we move into this week, it's more about ouir bodies, our emotions, and our loved ones.
Words of healing:
My heart guides me to the perfect moments, experiences, and situations for my greatest healing, and I trust this guidance.
Tending to myself feeds my family, my work, my health, and my relationships.
My voice is that of love, strength, connection, and joy. I communicate intentionally.
My relationships feed my heart and bring me joy. I am safe to be all that I am with my loved ones.
Learn more about the influence of astrology in your life, including astrological events the Moon cycles, your Sun and Moon and rising signs, how journaling can help you connect with the current influences, and more with Jordane Maree at Girl and her Moon.
About our contributor
Jordane Maree is the founder of Girl and Her Moon, a platform and community exploring Soul through the lens of astrology, tarot, and energy healing. She is a writer, intuitive astrologer, energy and soul guide, and many other labels that could never fully grasp the magic, passion, and desire she has to serve. She is inspired, every single day, to be the mirror for you to see all that you truly are, you in all your infinite abilities, in total expansion, in infinite opportunity and power.
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