This summer, June 21 not only marks the longest day of the year, but also the beginning of the season of Cancer. That means there is a different energy in the air, and this can result in an emotionally-charged month for everyone. Between June 21 and July 22 you may feel more sensitive and experience a heightened sense of self awareness. And if you were born under this sign, now is your time to flourish.


Those born under the Cancer sign tend to be deeply intuitive and sentimental. They are very emotional, sympathetic, and sensitive, and can be difficult for others to get to know. Because of their emotional awareness, Cancers empathize with others well and care deeply about the people closest to them.

Ruled by the moon, Cancers can be overly sensitive or dramatic and even “crabby” or moody. When a Cancerian feels insecure or wronged, they tend to avoid confrontation and flee the situation instead. While they are quick to help others, they also have a tendency to be self-centered and sink into bouts of self-pity when they don’t feel valued.

As an emotional sign, these people focus much attention on the feelings of themselves and others. They are deeply loyal and caring partners and friends. They seek to know others deeply and are not interested in superficial or casual relationships. Once you’ve broken through their tough exterior, Cancerians will stand by your side and support you almost to a fault.

Relationships take center stage

Don’t be alarmed if you find yourself feeling more emotionally charged during the season of Cancer. You may be more introspective and thoughtful, or you may even feel downright moody. If you tend to be shy, this is a great time to break out of your shell.

Summertime and the season of Cancer are all about having fun and interacting with others. This is a great time to connect with old friends or to pursue new relationships.

Be sure to schedule in some time for rest, too. Long summer days are perfect for relaxing as your imagination and intuition are running high. Cancer season is perfect for centering yourself and taking a bit of time for some personal pampering and self-care.

The Third Eye Chakra

Because of their innate intuitiveness and compassion, it is no surprise that the third eye is the predominant chakra of Cancers. This chakra is responsible for guiding intuition and inner awareness. The energy of this chakra enhances clear thought as well as spiritual contemplation and self reflection.

An imbalance of the third eye may result in feeling stuck or unable to envision a clear path. Feeling disconnected or rejecting things of a spiritual nature can also mean the third eye is out of whack. Conversely, a balanced third eye chakra will result in clear vision and a positive outlook, as well as insight and creativity.

Crystals and Stones

Cancers will benefit most from stones that encourage stability and emotional balance. During this season, certain stones will enhance intuitiveness for Cancers and other signs as well.

  • Moonstone
  • Carnelian
  • Calcite
  • Rhodonite
  • Citrine
  • Ruby

Essential Oils

Cancerians often suffer from digestive complaints, so essential oils that support healthy digestion may offer relief. Additionally, mood supportive oils will tame the frequent emotional bouts that everyone (Cancer or not) may experience during this time. Essential oils that enhance dreaming and vision can also help you capitalize on this time of intuition.

  • Lavender
  • Chamomile
  • Fennel
  • Envision
  • Vetiver
  • Rosemary

Cancer Essential Oil Spray

This blend can be made and worn topically or added to a diffuser. Try making an Envision Spray to help encourage intuition and relaxation this season. Use the spray as a personal body mist, or spritz on sheets and pillows before bedtime.

4 drops German chamomile

6 drops lavender

4 drops vetiver

2 drops rosemary

1 drop spearmint

Moonstone crystals, optional

Combine essential oils in a 1 oz. spray bottle. Drop in crystals, if desired, and top off with distilled water. Shake gently before using.

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