Cancer - The Sea Breeze Remedy
After the zodiac’s travel through the airy Gemini, it comes to bathe in the waters of Cancer, before it goes to sunbathe in fiery Leo. The coming of the summer solstice brings Cancer in line with the tidal pull, and under the Moon’s governing instils a tremendous imagination tied with a gifted creative ability. Cancer have a need for fresh air, but a stronger need to be around water. They find the lapping of the ocean calming for their inner worries, and the breath of the sea breeze invigorating for their creativity and imagination. Cancer feels at home near the water, and uses the ocean scenery as the backdrop for where they create their most beautiful works of art.
Cancer represents the sea, and the cradle of life. As quicksilver and changeable as the shifting tides, the Cancerian’s moods are innately attune with Moon’s effects on the tidal pull. These individuals live amongst these waves emotionally, and feel at balance when they are surrounded in saturation by the motions on the outside. Being near the sea is deeply therapeutic for them, as well as providing key that unlocks the cellar on their creativity. The world’s harshness can be so bruising to Cancer, that they repress all sentiment and emotion, preferring to go through the motions on life instead. When they repress the levity of feeling within them, they also banish their enchantment, wonder and imagination; leaving them feeling dull and ill at ease. When Cancerians are near the sea, the grey washes reality has painted into their consciousness are lifted, and the magical inner world of technicolour visualisation and sensory majesty is thrust into the open. Through painting, writing, drawing, dancing, tapestry - a form where when they are creating, a Cancerian is working at their highest vibration.
Being around the regular rhythm of the sea, at tune with the Cancerian temperament is profoundly nurturing for them. As the sign before them, Gemini, represents the integration of knowledge, the zodiac progresses, into Cancer, where human feeling, watercolours, emotions and the life is how such information is cultivated. What Gemini prints onto paper, Cancer turns into the canvas painting. There is a childlike spirit in Cancer that is linked to the wounded child of the Moon, their ruler, and bestows their youth inspired curiosity and wondrous imagination. Their imagination is vivid, intense and can work overtime. Cancer tend to think in imagery and everything that is ‘outside the box’. They are found to be constantly distracted by their dreams and the levity of their magical internal world - the particles of the sea are enough to bring these intrinsic treasures to life through art.
Finally have my own copy of Love and Misadventure by Lang Leav! This is the last copy in Fully Booked and I feel so lucky to finally have it in my hands! This poem, by far, is my favorite (it brought me to tears as well!) I have so much love for this author. Stay amazing, Lang Leav. You make me happy with the use of your words every single day.
So much love right back at you. Thanks beautiful xo Lang