I hope you find something interesting and informative on the pages inside. I have a passion for astrology that began at age 5!  I have studied many forms of astrology and Western Karmic Astrology and Evolutionary Astrology are my favorite so far.  Since astrology is an ever expanding wisdom there’s always a new idea or perspective on the horizon.

Through the years I’ve noticed the most challenging aspect of astrology for beginners is where to start.  Studying the twelve signs is the best place to begin so each month I provide the current placement for the Sun, but every sign is also applied to the Moon, Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, Pluto and a plethora of other astral bodies, as well as the houses that make up a horoscope. Learning the twelve signs is quite simple and will open up a whole new way to see the world. Everything has a birth: your home, your car, your cat and, of course, you!

In addition to posting the sign of the month, I will also be writing about simple upcoming celestial events like Eclipses, Retrogrades, New and Full Moons, and Solstices and Equinoxes to add a little spice to the month and make learning astrology a little bit more interesting.  I’ll post these on my Facebook page.  If you’d like to join the site, please go to Jo’Ann Ruhl and you’ll get any monthly updates instantly!

The Sun enters Cancer on June 20 at 9:24 p.m. PDT and on June 21 12:24 a.m. EDT

Cancers are great mothers that nurture everyone. They know instinctually what each person needs and seem to have an abundant energy to nourish others constantly. They are very psychic and read other’s energy. If you’re feeling sad they know it and will gently ask you what’s wrong.  They will offer you their chair and rub your shoulders as you begin to tell them what is bothering you. Soon you’re feeling much better and so are they. You see, they love to give. Those big claws can hold much more than our ordinary hands.

Yet, try and give back to them. Try to give them a gift or love and you will find it difficult to get their huge claws open to receive. Eventually they will have to learn that really, they do have human hands and we have two for a reason: one to give and one to receive. Nature needs us to receive and give so we keep the flow going. Cancer’s find this very difficult. Cancer’s are a water sign and I see them as the true oceans and seas that provide so much nourishment for us. Water absorbs and cleanses energy. The Cancer water is always in jeopardy of absorbing too much negative energy around them and then we say they are crabby and moody.

I do not believe Cancer’s are moody at all. They simply feel the emotion all around them and unconsciously draw it to them to heal it. They will eventually learn that taking on other’s pain helps no one and we must let others have their pain. No one can heal our pain for us and we have it to help us learn. Pain is usually resistance about something. Cancer’s have resistance to receiving and letting others have their chosen path of difficulty and challenges.

Cancers are natural healers in our world. It’s not unusual for them to have many intuitive talents: psychic ability, medical intuition, animal communication, channeling ability and much more. This is because they represent the emotional body and can connect with the emotional body of just about anyone or anything. Anything being an antique chair or heirloom. They love antiques because they can feel the story or history that it holds! When they are around antiques they pick up the emotional energy the chair experienced. It’s quite the talent.

Cancer’s represent the past; history. They help us understand why the past teaches us lessons, what not to repeat. George Santayana, the great Spanish poet and philosopher said, “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” But eventually we must move on. “If we live in the past we have no future” a quote from yours truly!

Cancers do best when they practice lots of energy work. Cleanse your energy every morning, ground your energy and put a bubble around yourself. Bubbles like the ones little kids blow through a wand; they are iridescent and wobbly.  Once inside your bubble other’s energy slips around your bubble but cannot penetrate it. Your energy is for you; everyone has an abundant supply.  Giving your energy to others is very enabling and doesn’t help them, it only temporarily makes them feel better.

Cancers are in every line of work you can imagine, they do very well to work with animals, social work, and are often amazing chefs. They love to cook, unless you’re the type of crab that doesn’t even have a kitchen. Yes, they seem to run an extreme spectrum when it comes to cooking. But this goes back to that issue about receiving. If you don’t have a kitchen guess who you most often don’t feed? This is an exception not a rule with Cancers. Most will have a well stocked kitchen that is filled with boxes of stuff they bought but never used. Everywhere you look you will probably find things that are literally ancient. They have a hard time letting go of the past therefore they tend to collect all kinds of things.

It’s not so much possessions like Taurus might have, but more about the story it tells. “I bought that when I was in Sedona.” Now the object is alive for them because it holds a memory. The Native American saying about the past is this, “Take only memories, leave only footprints.”

Cancers are so loving and warm, they love to love but must learn to let others love and nurture them. Once you’ve been to a Cancer’s home you’ll want to go back for more: more love, comfort, and certainly more food. Invite them over once in a while, have them sit with your cat for a little chat while you get dinner on the table and at evenings end do not let them clean up your kitchen.

Let them know how much joy it gives you to return the love. You will help their evolvement and balance the Karmic Universe in ways you may never comprehend. Let’s just say somewhere an angel earned their wings.  I can hear the bells ringing!