Feeling the Love

The month of July brings the energy of the Vedic sign of Cancer into our relationships, communication and spirituality.

Venus enters Cancer on July 7, followed by Mercury on the 11th and finally joined by the Sun on the 16th. Cancer, a water sign and the most fertile sign of the zodiac, imparts a heightened sensitivity and feeling nature to all planets that pass through it. For this month, we will all be acting, thinking and loving a little more like all the other Cancer people in our lives.

Love for Venus in Cancer is best when it is committed and predictable. Pay more attention to what people feel than what they say, and realize that everyone is now looking for security, comfort and nurturing in their primary relationships. Lovers can be a little moody and perhaps hypersensitive, but if you can take time to cuddle and reassure them that they are indeed the only one in your life (a home cooked meal and a shared warm bath will help!), you can enjoy a dependable and loving relationship with Venus in Cancer this month.

With Mercury also in Cancer, realize that everyone is going to be examining the emotional and not the rational meaning of your words. Communication will be skewed toward the subjective and very personal, with an emphasis placed on the intuitive and gentle approach to conversations. People will always remember the emotional content of what you say this month, and if your words hurt, they will likely never be forgotten. Memories will be created by moods this month, not by actions or facts. Be patient, reflective, and sensitive to what people are feeling and not just thinking. Sentiment will always win over logic during this time.


Finally, the Sun in Cancer brings the capacity to become more intuitively in tuned with our yoga practice and spiritual path. We can more successfully feel what it is we need to do next, whether it is to develop a home practice, start a yoga teacher training program, or read that next book on spirituality (all things that Cancer loves!). When the Sun is in Cancer, the journey of yoga can help us find lasting peace and emotionally security that does not come from others but is given to ourselves when we gain the knowledge of the soul’s infinite nature.

The theme song for our month of Cancer is
“Love Is All Around” by the Troggs (1967):

I feel it in my fingers, I feel it in my toes
Love is all around me and so the feeling grows
It’s written on the wind, it’s everywhere I go
So if you really love me, come on and let it show

You know I love you I always will
My mind’s made up by the way that I feel
There’s no beginning, there’ll be no end
Cause on my love you can depend

Have a birthday this month?
It’s time for an Annual Astrology Reading!

The Cancer Sun Person

If you were born between July 14 and August 13, you are a Cancer Sun according to Vedic Astrology. According to modern Vedic astrology texts, those born under a Cancer Sun are honest, usually quite emotional and like to live in places near the ocean, lakes, rivers, etc. They spend a great deal of time at home and are usually happy there yet, they also like traveling to foreign countries and enjoy warm weather. They have good discretion and often follow their intuition. They may be somewhat conservative and very sincere in their love for others. Generally they are successful but have had the experience of hard times in life. They can see the reality in things and give good instructions or advice. They tend to enjoy themselves but may have stomach problems.