Cancer Season 2024: Step Into Summer With Your Solstice Powered Horoscope

The Summer solstice (on June 20 at 4:51 PM EDT), marks the beginning of Cancer season. As the Sun takes a dip in this sensitive water sign, it brings out everyone’s softer, nurturing side. Here’s your Cancer season horoscope.

Summer solstice is the longest day of light in the northern hemisphere. The 2024 solstice is on Thursday, June 20, when Cancer season begins and the Sun illuminates our most treasured bonds—from beloved relatives to friends who have earned chosen family status.

Set up the backyard loungers, prep the grill and fill the sangria pitcher. Homey and heartfelt Cancer season is ideal for cozy gatherings! Enjoy four weeks of nesting and guesting with your chosen family.

The one essential thing to do during Cancer season

As much as Cancer season is about being with loved ones, be careful not to fill up every block of your calendar. Tender emotions can surface during the four weeks of the Sun in this water sign. You might prefer to process in solitude—then, turn those feelings into cathartic works of art. Set up an inspiring “studio” and be a vessel for the muse.

If you’re not feeling the vibe of a gathering, trust your intuition and retreat into your proverbial Crab shell, stat! (Yes, even if you aren’t a Cancer Sun or rising.) This isn’t the time to overdo social stimulation. It might be time to claim your right to FOBI (that’s fear of being included, the opposite of FOMO!).

In love, Cancer season spins the classics

Cupid sings a sweet, old-fashioned love song until July 22 as the Cancer Sun casts a cheerful spell over our lives. A warm heart is the ultimate accessory—and aphrodisiac—during this annual solar cycle. Don’t be afraid to let your softer side show.

As a water sign, Cancer inspires us to be fluid. If you’ve been messing with players, you could flow right into a cuddle puddle with the “nice” type during Cancer season. (Bonus if their embrace makes you feel right at home.) Or maybe it’s time to test out some role-playing to work through those mommy and daddy issues? We’ll let you take it from here.

It’s equally important to create a safe container for processing emotions, so they don’t spill over into casual dating or muddy boundaries in a situationship. This “container” could be a crew of close friends who can talk you down from a tree when you start trying to turn a f***buddy into your forever love. Or it could be a private place to retreat to when you’re feeling off-center.

Bottom line during Cancer season: Make room for all the feels now. Just don’t confuse them with facts!

Your Cancer Season Horoscope

Below are horoscopes for every zodiac sign for Cancer season, from June 20 to July 22, 2024. You can read for your Sun sign or your rising sign (ascendant). Visit our Cosmic Calculator section if you want to calculate your rising sign or discover more about your personal astrology.

Every 30 days or so, the Sun visits a new zodiac sign. During this “season” everyone feels the prevailing energy, no matter what Sun sign you were born under.

Creativity reaches peak levels during Cancer season and this deep-feeling sign helps you pull inspiration from intimate experiences.

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Aries (March 21-April 19)

Hang the hammock! On June 20, the Sun drifts into Cancer and your cozy fourth house until July 22, giving you a timeout from the social pressures of the past four weeks. Downshift into nesting mode, and give your inner circle top priority on your calendar. Make sure Chateau Aries is a welcoming sanctuary. Set up softer seating, like a pile of body pillows for extra guests. If you need an escape from it all, slip off to your bestie’s beach house, your sister’s place in the country or even your mom’s for some home cooking and spoiling. It’s time to summer like it’s a verb!

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Taurus (April 19-May 20)

So many people, so little time! Your popularity soars off the charts as the Sun moves into Cancer for a month, setting your third house social sector on fire from June 20 until July 22. You’ll have no shortage of invitations, so don’t tie yourself down to one scene. What WILL keep you excited is variety. Try out new activities, mix and mingle among fresh faces, nurture fledgling friendships. Although you’ll probably spend less time with your inner circle over the coming four weeks, don’t go completely MIA or rely on Bitmojis as your primary communique. A phone call or coffee date can keep you connected.

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Gemini (May 20-June 21)

Ready to make it rain, Gemini? The life-giving Sun shifts out of your sign on June 20 and settles into your second house of finances until July 22. You’ve blown out your birthday candles, and now it’s time to start working on those wishes, especially if they’re related to increasing your income.

Spread your resume far and wide, connect with influential contacts via LinkedIn and ask for introductions. Your efforts could very well be rewarded in the coming month. If you’re content at your current post, be careful not to get complacent. Rev up your passion on the job and find (or create) a new challenge to tackle.

This cycle also calls for some belt-tightening measures. Retail therapy is a no-no, but home in on one high-ticket item you’d like to own, and start saving for it now. Delaying gratification builds character!

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Cancer (June 21-July 22)

Bring on the birthday revelry! The Sun blazes into your sign from June 20 until July 22, officially kicking off Cancer season. It’s time to move past the somber energy of the last month and leave behind any anxiety or guilt-ridden feelings. Treat yourself to a luxe massage to dislodge any negativity you’re clinging to, or refresh your perspective by getting out of town for a long weekend. If you’ve done all you can to improve a troubled situation, shelve it for now. While you may not be happy with the status quo, dwelling on it will only bring you down. Face forward, and focus on manifesting a mission that will restore your joie de vivre.

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Leo (July 23-August 22) 

Relax, relate, release. The Sun shifts into Cancer and your foggy twelfth house from June 20 until July 22. It’s the last month of your annual solar cycle, a time to reflect and heal. Give yourself room to process difficult emotions by turning to compassionate friends or a therapist and support group. There’s strength and serenity in numbers.

Indulge in healthy outlets for escape, like trips to the beach and tucking into great fiction. Process the tough stuff rattling around in your brain by confiding in your journal that you keep by your bedside. The muse could bring divine inspiration to you in the form of a dream. Jot down the vision before you lose it. This is a powerful time to start (or ramp up) a meditation practice. When you quiet the monkey mind, genius flows!

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Virgo (August 23-September 22)

Calling all Virgo unicorns! The Sun blasts into your deliciously eccentric eleventh house from June 20 until July 22, giving you permission to unleash your (oh so wonderful) weird. Time to take a breather from the highbrow crowd and hang with the artists, activists and thought leaders. And have fun for fun’s sake. Hit those street fairs, karaoke bars and pick-up softball games in the park. Group ventures fare well during this solar-powered month, so organize your friends for some festival-hopping or a shared business idea. The eleventh house is your tech sector, and more people will be searching up your name over the coming four weeks. Run a search on yourself and get all those profiles up to snuff!

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Libra (September 23-October 22)

Level up, Libra! The Sun zips into your tenth house of success from June 20 until July 22, shifting your ambitious drive into high gear. Who says you can’t power-lunch at a rooftop cafe or make killer connections at a friend’s barbecue? Mixing business with pleasure isn’t a problem for the Libra social butterfly. Besides, developing camaraderie and personal connections is part of your savvy strategy for getting ahead. It’s your charmingly amicable style that wins people over—and your intelligence that seals the deals.

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Scorpio (October 23-November 21)

Emerge from your Scorpio hideout and go explore the world! From June 20 until July 22, the Sun is blazing a trail through Cancer and your global ninth house. Since Cancer is a cozy energy, travel to a place that feels like a home away from home. Think boutique hotels, an amazing food scene and bohemian treasures to scout out. And if there’s great diving nearby or scooter rentals, all the better! You might even visit relatives in another state or abroad.

No matter your Google Earth coordinates, connecting with people from other cultures and backgrounds makes Cancer season even richer. This solar-powered phase also amps up your entrepreneurial spirit. Take a gamble on one of your moneymaking ventures or sign up for a series of courses if you need to enhance your skill set.

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Sagittarius (November 22-December 21)

It’s “show me the money” time! And we’re not talking chump change here, Sagittarius. The Sun settles into your eighth house of commissions, investments and bonuses for the next month, turning your attention to passive-income streams. If you’ve got a moneymaking idea percolating (and when don’t you?), put together a proposal and start pitching. Someone who believes in your vision could be willing to put dollars behind your dreams.

The eighth house also activates your erotic desires, making you uber-magnetic. Between June 20 and July 22, entertain a special guest star in the privacy of your own home… or slip off together for a sultry getaway a deux. Don’t forget to hang the Do Not Disturb sign!

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Capricorn (December 22-January 19)

Make it a double! The Sun soars into Cancer from June 20 until July 22, lighting a bonfire in your seventh house of relationships. A simmering attraction could transform into a legit romance or business partnership—and with someone who couldn’t be more different from you. Well, you know what they say about opposites, right?

And since Cancer is the sign directly across the zodiac wheel from yours, over the coming four weeks, you may feel lower energy or even catch a temporary case of the summer blues. Pull back and reflect on your responsibilities AND closest connections. You may realize that it’s time to strike a better balance with both so you don’t burn yourself out.

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Aquarius (January 20-February 18) 

Shimmy into your breathable workout gear and give your juicer a prominent spot on your counter. The Sun decamps to Cancer and your sixth house of wellness from June 20 until July 22, igniting a health quest. Has your energy been feeling a bit off—or MIA? Try cutting back on the sugar and carbs. Or make a doctor’s appointment and get tested for food allergies. And just get moving. Start with walks, and soon you’ll be tearing up the hiking trails. On the work front, this solar-powered cycle is all about efficiency. Organize those piles and create savvy systems. If another set of hands can save you from burnout, hire a PA or outsource some of those time-sucking tasks.

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Pisces (February 19-March 20)

Three, two, one, and you’re on! The Sun zips into Cancer and your fifth house of fame and romance on June 20, giving you a month to showcase your brilliance. All eyes will be on you, so you might as well play it up. Add some eye-popping colors and patterns to your summer wardrobe or maybe a temporary pastel hue to your hair. Flaunt your talents online and IRL—some impressive people are watching.

Cupid will be a frequent guest star during Cancer season. Surprise your sweetie with a suggestive text and a pair of tickets—concert or airline! Single? Double down on the right-swiping and ask friends to fix you up. There’s no sense in wasting all this magnetic energy waiting for someone to gallop to your door. Take the reins until July 22!

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