When Is Cancer Season & How Does It Affect Your Zodiac Sign Each Year

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Each year Cancer season begins when the Sun enters the sign of the Crab on June 22 and lasts until July 22, 2019.

As with all Sun seasons, Cancer season lasts for 30 days.

When does Cancer Season start?

When the Sun moves into Cancer on June 22, it marks the shift of seasons to the Summer Solstice. It is the longest day of the year where there are many celebrations of joy, warmth, light, abundance, and blessings. 


How does the summer solstice tie in to Cancer season?

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The summer solstice always takes place in the sign of Cancer during the month of June. 

The first day of summer can arrive on June 20th or June 21st, and becomes considered the longest day of the year. 


Astrologically speaking, this is when the Sun is over the Tropic of Cancer and the northern and southern hemisphere are equally divided. 

Ironically, as the first day of summer is marked in the sign of Cancer, it also marks the count down to winter in the sign of Capricorn.

What element is the Cancer zodiac sign?

Since Cancer is a water sign, and water is associated with constant movement and fluidity.

Cancer is also ruled by the moon. Similar to the fluctuations of a lunar cycle, each Cancer season is going to be filled with some back and forth changes.

You can expect to move back and forth between reality and fantasy, with a whole lot of emotional whiplash.


Depending on your own moon sign in your natal chart, how this impacts you can vary, but all zodiac signs are giving the green light to focus on the personality traits of the fourth house.

What does this time of year represent?

During Cancer season, it's important to be around the people you love, such as friends and family. You will feel intense emotions during this season.

These emotions of frustration, jealousy, resentment, anger, desire, and others can affect every part of your life, whether it's work, school, your career, or living situation, etc.

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Which zodiac signs horoscopes are most effected during the summertime and Cancer season?


The zodiac signs who will feel these emotions the strongest are Cancers, Geminis, and Capricorns. These emotions will strengthen the bonds you have with the people around you. 

These darker feelings will cause you to spiral down into a depression or you will find that you are having a lot more spats with the people you love. But instead of allowing these negative emotions cloud your judgment. 

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How can I make the most of this astrological time period?

Try directing these emotions into a positive direction. Use these emotions as motivation to become better.

You don't want to let something like this get in between you. So use these emotions to your benefit by acknowledging them so that you can become a better person.


Cancer season affects each zodiac sign in a different way, but there are themes for your astrological chart during the summer to pay attention to.

Find out what's in store for you, plus the astrology and effects on your zodiac horoscope each year from June 22nd to July 22nd.

ARIES (March 21 - April 19)

Aries, during Cancer season, you are going to find that you are acting the opposite of what you normally do. You will be more likely to stay at home and relax than go out. 

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TAURUS (April 20 - May 20)

Taurus, you are going to realize that you are keeping it real than glamorizing the truth to others. You need to focus your thoughts and emotions and express yourself from your heart so others know you are being authentic. 


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GEMINI (May 21 - June 20)

Gemini, you are going to find that you have confidence in yourself than normal during Cancer season. This will allow you to face your problems and set boundaries with others because you don't want to be walked all over anymore. 

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CANCER (June 21 - July 22)

Cancer, this is your season, so let yourself shine. You are craving love but are super shy. So, go out during your season and put yourself out there. 

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LEO (July 23 - August 22)

Leo, you are going to be doing the opposite of what you normally would. You usually are constantly doing things but during Cancer season, you are not going to want to do much of anything. Get the rest and relaxation that you need so that once the season is over, you are refreshed and energized. 

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VIRGO (August 23 - September 22)

Virgo, you may want to spice up your life with someone you really care for. You may already know this person, so you can easily and comfortably take the shift from friends or aquaintances to lovers. 

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LIBRA (September 23 - October 22)

Libra, during Cancer season, you will probably avoid any type of love or romance. You don't want to experience either this month. You may also find that you are too distracted to put in the effort to nurture a meaningful relationship. 

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SCORPIO (October 23 - November 21)

Scorpio, this season is calling for you to jump out of your comfort zone. Try new things, go places, and explore the world and relationships around you. 


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SAGITTARIUS (November 22 - December 21)

Sagittarius, you may find that you are struggling with who holds the most power in your relationship. You are a bit more argumentative and have a hard time avoiding confrontations. So, before everything blows out of proportions, try to find a middle ground or compromise. It will be a lot healthier for you. 

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CAPRICORN (December 22 - January 19)

Capricorn, this season, you are going to find that you are paying more attention to others than yourself. You put them first, so you are pushed to the background. This can be a good thing because it keeps you humble, but it can also be harmful to you because you are not taking care of yourself. 


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AQUARIUS (January 20 - February 18)

Aquarius, you should not jump into anything headfirst right now. You are trying to put yourself back together and find out who you are. 

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PISCES (February 19 - March 20)

Pisces, during Cancer season, because Neptune is in your area, you will find that you are willing to forget or forgo some of your responsibilities to do some of the other things you want the most. 

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Emily Francos is a writer who covers astrology, pop culture and relationship topics.