Have you cried enough yet in 2020? Because Cancer season is here to bring more tears — but hopefully, some of them will be the good kind. Sunday, June 21 to Wednesday, July 22 is the season of the crab, so get ready for a period of especially intense emotions.Cancer is a water sign ruled by the moon. The moon has always been associated with the unknown, intuition, mystery, and divine perception. As we collectively navigate the rollercoaster of 2020, facing pandemics, isolation, protests, and crucial conversations about race in America, Cancer season asks us to pull back the curtains and tap into our most empathetic and authentic selves. For many of us, that means facing harsh truths about ourselves, including examining our privileges and what we need to do better. This summer isn’t about careless days at the beach and crushes on lifeguards, it’s about using Cancer’s crab claws for good. During Cancer season, some people will want to weasel their way out of tough conversations. Let’s get the bad news out of the way first. Crabs don’t walk in a straight line, they side-step. During Cancer season, some people will want to weasel their way out of tough conversations. Folks will act avoidant and retreat into their shell. This is a frustrating coping mechanism to have to deal with at any time, but now, as we must collectively come together and combat anti-Black racism in America, it will be absolutely infuriating. One of Cancer’s favorite emotions is “nostalgia.” Expect posts about how how great last summer was, and lots of talk from some about how hard things are right now without much talk about how to make a change. The thing is, it’s okay to feel nostalgia, but right now, we need to make sure that it isn’t used as a tool to dismiss the importance of what’s happening. Keep your eyes toward the future, and your thoughts on what you can do to make a better one. Camaraderie is high during Cancer season.And now, for the good news. Cancer is famously associated with the home, but that doesn’t just mean the place where you live. This season is actually all about community and family, and yes, that includes chosen family. Camaraderie is high right now, which is so important. Pair that love of community with deep empathy, and there’s a recipe for real change and direct action. Everyone ready to step up for change will fight for their cities, their neighborhoods, and their loved ones. Cancer is fiercely protective. Crabs have claws, after all. Don’t think that just because Cancer is an emotional water sign that it isn’t tough. These crabs can go to war, and during their season, we’re all called to battle. Those that hide in their shell will be overshadowed by those who use their claws for good will fight and help bring about a revolution. Your emotional health is crucial to how you engage with the world. Even though this season can bring out your inner soldier, don’t skimp on self-care. Cancer loves to cook and to take care of their loved ones. Protesting is hard work. Lean into the love of community this sign invokes and cook meals for one another, and as much as you can, make sure to get plenty of sleep and down time. Your emotional health is crucial to how you engage with the world. This season can also bring up lots of worries, stress, and fears, so make sure to take care of yourself and drink plenty of water. This summer may not be about pool parties, but if we enter Cancer season ready to use our intuition and claws for good, next summer can not only bring some carefree fun, but fun that exists in a much better and more inclusive world. Read more stories about astrology:These are the signs you’re most compatible with romantically:Find Sophie on Instagram and Twitter.