The summer solstice on June 21 (when the Sun moves into the Zodiac sign of Cancer) is one of the shortest nights of the year and serves as a potent new beginning for nurturing those you love.
But what else does the solstice this week mean for you, specifically?
Check out your horoscopes for your Sun sign and rising sign, below, to explore the themes of the Sun moving through Cancer this month, courtesy of The Love Astrologer, Kathryn Andren.
Aries: March 20–April 20
Take some time off. The Sun moving in the zodiac sign of Cancer on Friday, June 21 activates your area of home and family. Snuggle up with your children or slow down to take care of yourself. Stay present. Maintain your center so you can move toward new opportunities as they are presented to you.
Taurus: April 20–May 21
Let’s talk about it! Mercury the Messenger, along with motivated Mars and the Sun in Cancer all energize your house of communications and connections. Get out of your comfort zone. The current planet patterns support you in asserting yourself. Remember, now is the moment of power.
Gemini: May 21–June 21
Pass the menu, please. It’s time to totally indulge. Sun slides into the sign of Cancer this Friday and activates your zone of sensuality and simple pleasures. Go out for an evening of fine food and dining or simply stay home with your sweetheart. Mercury and Mars help you to nurture your private desires.
Cancer: June 21–July 22
This is your time to shine, Cancer; It's your birthday month! The Sun moves into your zodiac sign on Friday, energizing your area of individuality. Assert yourself. When you get out of your shell, there is an awesome opportunity to stand out from the crowd.
Leo: July 22–August 23
Laugh it off, Leo. It’s time to start over when the Sun solstice falls in your region of completions. Don’t get sucked into old stories or drama. Thinking about the past will only keep you caught up in a loop. Once you take action to let your true feelings show, then it’s easier to let it all go.
Virgo: August 23–September 23
Reach out and touch someone. The solstice on Friday falls in your area of friendships. Remember, true friends carry you through tough times. You connect in sorrow and celebrate your joys with the ones you love the most. Let your best buddy know how much you really feel.
Libra: September 23–October 23
You stand out in the crowd over the next month as the Sun in Cancer activates your career area and public life. Relationships may be on the back burner this month if you are super focused at work. Take time off for some self-care and nurturing. Be decisive to make healthy choices in order to balance your needs for your work and home life.
Scorpio: October 23–November 22
Come out of hiding, Scorpio. Three planets in the sign of Cancer light up your area of travel and the higher mind starting on Friday. Perhaps you are inspired for a summer vacation, or you have an impulse to learn something new. Hit the road for an adventure or plan something special in the coming weeks.
Sagittarius: November 22–December 21
Snuggle up, Sag. The solstice Sun in caring Cancer energizes your intimacy zone this Friday. Optimize this week’s energy to make a move under the covers. Sing, dance, or jump into a yoga routine; anything that activates and nurtures your life force. Align your intentions, then take action to do something different.
Capricorn: December 21–January 20
It’s time to take a risk and reveal your true feelings. The solstice Sun activates your region of marriage and relationships this weekend and the next four weeks. Here is an awesome opportunity to assert yourself and let your loved ones know how much you truly care. You better get raw and real, because vulnerability is required.
Aquarius: January 20–February 18
Create a new rhythm. Your region of routines and healthy habits is energized with three planets in Cancer starting on the solstice. If you feel like some part of your life has been stuck, be sure to mix things up. Get away from it all. Take a detour on your run or sign up for a new yoga class to put yourself in new situations.
Pisces: February 18–March 20
Actions speak louder than words. This Friday, the solstice Sun energizes passion planet Mars and the messenger Mercury to spice up your region of romance. Be sure that you speak up for what you truly desire in life and love. If you have a special someone, take the time to express yourself and let your feelings show.