Kristin Magaldi
Updated June 17, 2020
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HelloGiggles

Feeling tired out from the chattiness of Gemini season? Good news: It’s time to bust out your best cozy blanket and settle in for the night with some wine because we’re about to enter Cancer season. Gone are the late days of spring when intellectual convos and, let’s be honest, a bit of gossip were your priorities. As we enter the summer solstice, which marks the beginning of Cancer season, we’re chilling out and getting in our feels.

If your zodiac sign isn’t Cancer, the change in seasons could mean your emotional sensitivity has increased and you’re looking to nest a bit. You may want to reach out to friends and family to connect, check in on their needs, and let them know you appreciate them.

If you are a Cancer, you’re probably crying some happy tears that your birthday is right around the corner. To find out more about everything it means to be a Cancer, HelloGiggles talked to astrologer Lisa Stardust; this is what she had to say.

Birth dates: June 20-July 22

Symbol: the crab

Ruling planet: the moon

Element: water

Quality: cardinal

Season: summer

Your defining traits:

Unlike Gemini, who is all about thoughts and words, you’re guided by the affectation of the changes of the moon. “Emotional and intuitive by nature, the crab is known to be the nurturer of the zodiac,” Stardust explains. “You are a celestial giver and healer, always offering a warm heart and a shoulder to cry on to your besties, 24/7.” Because of your deep capacity to feel, you’re very compassionate and empathetic toward others. You’re also a total homebody who often prefers a chill movie night in PJs to a night on the town. Who you’re compatible with: When it comes to your best matches, you often get along the most with fellow water signs Pisces and Scorpio because they understand how you lead with your heart and intuition. “[Water signs] share the same emotional responses as each other and tend to let their desires flow like the waves of the ocean,” Stardust says. Stardust says that, outside of other water signs, Cancer is most compatible with Gemini or Leo. “The crab also gets along with their cosmic neighbors: Gemini and Leo,” she says. “They get a kick out of Gemini’s humor and marvel at Leo’s strength.” Your ideal career path: Because you’re a cardinal sign, Stardust says you’re incredibly driven and you get things done. As a result, your career options are pretty open. “The crab can be anything they want to be as long as their heart is in it,” Stardust says. “They just can’t sit in an office all day and need a creative outlet for their energy.” Your nurturing energy may lead you to a career in the medical field or caregiving, while your empathetic side may direct you toward writing.

Your ultimate purpose in life: According to Stardust, you are likely completely driven by giving. “Cancers give love, support, courage, and hope to others,” she adds. “They will never leave your side and will prove to be loyal companions through thick and thin.” The only time you might want out of a relationship is if you’re feeling unsafe, because security is a top priority for Cancer. Stardust also notes that you probably need consistency in life, so you will seek that out from your relationships and experiences.

Though you may be the ultimate Queen of Feelings, you make an excellent friend and partner, Cancer, because you’re willing to go above and beyond for those you love.