On June 21, 2022, the Sun will be at the highest point in the sky in the Northern Hemisphere and the lowest point in the sky in the Southern Hemisphere. This is when the Sun moves into the sign of Cancer.
In Western Astrology, the chart for the Sun’s entry into any of the Cardinal Signs, Aries, Cancer, Libra, or Capricorn, is in effect for the entire season. The Cancer Ingress chart for this year is busy and active. It is, for the most part, a helpful and positive chart.
Chart for the Cancer Ingress of 2022
The Moon in this chart is in Aries, moving into a conjunction with Jupiter. This is a very good and pleasant aspect. In doing so, it is transferring the light of the Sun to Jupiter as well. This is auspicious and promises good fortune.
The Moon has just moved into the 3rd Quarter Phase of the Lunar Cycle. Generally, this means that it is a time to finish things rather than start them. In the context of an Ingress chart, however, it means that this will be a good season for projects that you want to finish quickly. This would be a good time to tidy your house or take care of some other project that you may have been putting off.
Mars is also moving into a sextile with Saturn. This will help give staying power and the ability to finish tasks after an initial burst of energy.
This chart is very hot, which will give even more assistance to getting things done, because many people will feel they have more energy than usual. The downside is that the weather is likely to be warmer than usual, which could make working outside difficult in the Northern Hemisphere. On the other hand, the chart does have plenty of moisture, so the heat should not be too problematic in most places.
Mercury is separating from a sextile with Jupiter, but the Moon will transfer the light of Jupiter to Mercury, prolonging the effect of this aspect. This is a great time for new ideas.
On the less positive side, the Sun is moving into a square with Jupiter, which is a tense aspect. On the other hand, Jupiter is exalted in Cancer, where the Sun is, and the Sun is exalted in Aries, where Jupiter is. This is a form of mutual reception, and it makes the aspect more positive. The tension will tend to increase the energy of this chart.
Venus is in her own sign of Taurus, but she is not a major player in this chart. She is separating from a square with Saturn and a trine with Pluto, but she will not form any more aspects until she changes sign.
There is not much going on with the Outer Planets. Mars will square Pluto briefly, but it will not have time to develop into any real trouble, especially if people make a concerted effort to stay calm. Uranus will also conjunct the North Node, which could cause some trouble on a global level.
Overall, this is a good chart.
Conclusion and Recommendations
Overall, the Cancer Ingress of 2022 is a helpful one. This season will be a great time to get things done. It is not necessarily a time to start any new or long term projects, but it is excellent for short term projects and housecleaning, in a literal or metaphoric sense.
As with any time that Mars is in Aries, it is best to avoid losing one’s temper. Still, the symbolism can be easily channeled into hard work.
If you are sensitive to heat, and you live in the Northern Hemisphere, you may want to prepare for a hot summer. Even so, this should be a good growing season, as the level of rain and moisture should be just about right.