Saturday, June 20, 2009

The Month of Cancer, 2009

By Sharita Star

As with all cardinal leadership signs, we now make a change into another season. Cancer initiates Summer, asking the collective to be reflective, family-oriented, home-based, and most importantly: emotionally aware. With its' ruling planet the Moon, those influenced by The Crab take on life with a protective, nurturing and imaginative spirit.

The typical Cancer native displays a sensitive, cautious, shrewd, and gregarious nature. Always looking to be the "chicken soup for someone's soul," parenting comes easily to The Crab who can innately make anyone feel right at home and cared for like no other sign.

A Cancer is at his best when being the caregiver - but the key to their success is emotional stability. Known to struggle with attachment, moodiness, self-pity and touchy personas, Cancers, by cultivating logic, can process their feelings to become more balanced and stable.

The Zodiac House that Cancer energy rules in the birth chart is the 4th - The Home/Family. This is the area of life in our chart that indicates how we manage our domestic life and interactions with those closest to us. Looking to an individual's birth chart, the House Cancer falls in is the area of life where you will see an instinctual, maternal, and sentimental energy behind all you do. Any planets placed in Cancer at the time of birth also take expression through the qualities of this nostalgic, devoted, and patriotic sign.

Cancer is the element of water and expresses itself through leadership. As our Sun transits through the initiating energy of The Crab, we head into a new season - one filled with all sorts of water-oriented activities. When dealing with the sensitivities of the Moon, this month equally urges balancing emotions, all while allowing a healthy imagination to flourish. Cancer is the expert sign of parental advice; Cancers possess the ability to protect not only those they love but to also nurture all that comes onto their path.

The summer months ahead see Jupiter, Neptune, and Pluto all in "backward" motion. Uranus joins them for Retrograde activity upon 01 July until 01 December. This will be the second to last Retrograde of Uranus in Pisces before it moves forward in Aries by 2011. Check your 26 to 22 degree Piscean piece of the birth chart to see where you might expect the unexpected in the months head. For the collective, we are once again asked to REassess our definition of materialism, urging humble acts spirited with self-sacrifice as we continue to witness global uncertainties that require compassion.

Mercury joins our Sun in Cancer 03 July, granting the collective colorful, imaginative and receptive methods of expressing our communications until 17 July. Upon entering Leo, Mercury shifts us to creative, broad, and authoritative outlets until 02 August. Check the Cancer and Leo areas of your chart to see fast changes on a personal level throughout July.

Venus enters Gemini on 05 July for a 4-week visit until the 31st. Get ready for some spontaneity in affections, plenty of flirting, and good humor to be in the air! Tapping into intellectual pursuits will ground any restless feelings in love, while harmony can be found through travel and relationship experiences.

This patriotic month finds us in Eclipse mode, with both a Lunar and Solar as the Full and New Moons pass. As we reflect in the serious and ambitious energy of Capricorn on the 7th, the release of self-centered feelings is needed. Taking in the New Moon on the 21st, we are wise to sharpen our instinct, cherish what has been given to us, and strongly remember that tradition serves a foundation in how we will collectively move forward.

May you find the natural instinct to nurture your imagination as you begin to create the memories of Summer 2009.


Since the young age of 7, Sharita has been a student of the planets above and all of the mysteries of our Universe. She is available for all levels of astrological, numerical and lexigram analysis through readings and party services, available at: She resides between New York City and Chatham, NY, while currently finishing her first book, and hosting her own radio show, 'What's Your Sign? I Have Your Number!'

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