Your essential guide to the week ahead from Citizen Femme’s resident astrologer, Zana Wilberforce.
There will be a major shift in energy this week with Cancer season falling on Sunday 20 June. This also happens to be the same day as the solstice, marking the start of summer. The prevailing Cancer energy focalises the home and family affairs, as well as our emotions, calling for intimate chit-chats, soulful solitude, and many a dinner party in our reconfigured, riviera-chic home-nooks.
December 22 – January 19
As social Gemini season draws to a close, the Sun gets cosy in water sign Cancer this week, putting an emphasis on your closest relationships. Consider booking a spa weekend at Coworth Park – a rural country retreat that has an amethyst crystal-lined pool with healing properties – with your travel companion.
January 20 – February 18
You’re achieving total domestic bliss this week when the Sun enters water sign Cancer for the next four weeks. Somehow, someway, the domestic errands and never-ending work tasks coexist in harmony together, putting you in productive spirits. Leave your Friday night free to get lost in a transportive novel and bask in the sweet solitude.
February 19 – March 20
This week’s major solar shift from energetic Gemini to compassionate Cancer lights up your romantic fifth house. You’re bursting onto the scene with full-on flair, gallivanting on a beach in a silky yellow two-piece. See Lorde’s celestial new music video and comeback single Solar Power for reference.
March 21 – April 19
You’re taking a step back this week when the Sun cosies up in intuitive Cancer on 20 June. Mindfulness is especially congenial during this contrasting solar shift. After a period of maximal living, take moments to pause and declutter your physical environment with the help of this CF guide to chic storage solutions.
April 20 – May 20
Cancer season begins this week on the same day as the summer solstice. This gentle and sensitive energetic shift into emotional Cancerian territory focalises your home and sense of security. As a natural host, it’s a good time to spruce your physical environment, making it dinner-party ready for those balmy summer nights.
May 21 – June 20
Cancer season is upon us this week, a comforting but emotionally charged solar cycle that asks you to reckon with your feelings. As you like to remain mentally stimulated at all times, you can balance this sensitive solar cycle with some creative research or activism in an area you feel passionate about.
June 21 – July 22
Happy solar return! Your celebratory spirits are amplified for the next four weeks as you shift into the spotlight. You’re emerging from a period of hibernation to connect with creative folk. Ideally, you’d be jetting off to the French Riviera to celebrate your birthday season. Look into Dior’s rooftop pop-up at Selfridge’s Alto to recreate the glitz and glamour you deserve.
July 23 – August 22
You could slip into a sleepy state of nostalgia this week when the Sun slinks into sentimental Cancer. This is an opportune moment to surround yourself with your creature comforts as you process your emotions on a deeper level. Consider adding ESPA Isotonic Hydration Mask to your Sunday night pampering routine to harness Cancer’s nurturing energy.
August 23 – September 22
You could be feeling slightly sensitive when the Sun enters Cancer this week. Your best bet is to tune into your feels – whether you’re writing emotionally charged haikus on your commute or bookmarking a trip to, say, the Maybourne Riviera, a gastronomic destination to satiate your sophisticated palate.
September 23 – October 22
Emotions incoming! Cancer season strikes this week on 20 June, the same day as the summer solstice. At this moment, there’s nothing more comforting than having a change of scenery on the horizon and, above all, the wardrobe pieces to ensure you’re chic and comfy, come rain or shine.
October 23 – November 21
When Cancer season begins this week on 20 June, you could feel a searing urge to be out in the wider world. Being emotionally present and expanding your mind drives you to be the best version of yourself during this emotional solar cycle. In the lead up to this major shift, get lost in this transportive Insider Guide to Berlin with pen and paper at the ready.
November 22 – December 21
Sunday 20 June is a day of major transitions for you emotionally. Your ability to see the bigger picture is one of your many assets, though it would help to delve a little deeper during this four-week transit. Tap into your intuition and talks of travel with CF’s latest Passport to… A Summer Of Travel podcast episode.