Natalie Wood in Malibu, California, July 15th, 1956, photographed by Earl Leaf/Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images

Frida Kahlo, Debbie Harry, Angela Merkel, Françoise Sagan, Malala Yousafzai and Natalie Wood (above) all have one thing in common: They’re born under the water sign of Cancer (June 21st – July 22nd). Keep reading to discover what this month brings, from our in-house astrology expert, Susie Cox.

Happy birthday, sweet Cancer! Mercury is in your sign of Cancer from now until June 28th, which is also the full moon. This is the time to communicate with your friends and family. Have a gathering on the full moon with comfort food.

Venus, the planet of beauty and love, will be in Leo until July 9th. Make sure you do something fun and luxurious during this time. Mani and pedi for sure. Maybe even take a spa weekend… you know you want it!

Your power dates for this month are July 16th and 17th, when the moon will join Venus and will both be in Virgo. You will feel more emotional than usual, so use it in a sweet way — maybe to help others.

This is the month for you to be as unusual as you can manage. You are ready to break out and feel free. Be bold and adventurous and try something new and a bit scary. You will realize it’s more fun that you thought.

The weekend of June 23rd is your escape time this month. It doesn’t matter if you want to take a quick trip or hibernate in your bedroom, just do it for you. No one else matters that weekend. Yes, be a bit selfish… it’s ok.

You are in luck now, Sag. If you are in the mood to take a nice holiday, now is the time. Try a new destination you have been wanting to visit. The more exciting, the better. Reach for the exotic experience!

The full moon will be in your sign of Capricorn on June 28th. Since the moon will be joining both Pluto and Saturn, it will be a particularly powerful full moon for you. Plan important business meetings to occur then.

The first few days in July is your time to release whatever you no longer need. This could be stuff or emotional patterns from the past. They are not necessary now in your life. You are more liberated now than you were then.

This July 4th holiday is for you, since the moon will be in Pisces then and will form a perfect triangle with other planets. Do something creative, fun and inspirational during this special occasion. You’ll feel like celebrating!

Have a party this July 4th holiday. Do a theme of activity… like a hike or time to play on the beach. Be uninhibited. Try a new location you have been wanting to visit for a long time. Just do it and now is the time!

Since Uranus has just entered your sign of Taurus, you will be feeling like making some drastic changes in your life. You might not be ready just yet… but you can feel the sense of change in the air.

Ah, dear Gemini, you are in an amazing time in your life now. Think big. Make changes. Know you can do it and go for it in a confident way. You are co-creating very powerfully now.

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