The wheel turns...and the Fourth Door opens. A New Season of Energies, Experiences and Consciousness begins. Walk across the threshold into the New World...But as you do you will pause, "this is familiar, I have felt this way before". Indeed, for you have "Squared the Circle", you are coming home; you will enter the waters and remember...this is what I have needed, "I want to feel, I need to be whole again".
Welcome to Cancer the first of the Water Signs, the second of the Cardinal Signs. In Aries, Spirit comes into the material world to be (in Fire), it is the Incarnation. In Taurus, Spirit stretches itself into forms of reality (in Earth), it is the Substantiation. In Gemini, Spirit extends itself by connectivity within and without (in Air), it is the Differentiation.
Now is Cancer's time, Spirit moves through the Waters as you feel your way to the roots of your experience in the world, it is the Centering. You can only go so far in extending yourself before you must "bend back", to relate what you have experienced to that which gives it meaning...you must become familiar with it. You must secure yourself and your experience to the roots of your being and so deepen your realization that you are "one within the One".
Your first experience of this longing is found in the family, in the home. Every soul needs to feel a connection to some core experience. For many souls, this feeling will be first (and perhaps only) experienced in the immediate family, in the tribe, or local group. But as your spirit unfolds you will find similar and wider experiences in the connections found in ethnicity, in religion, in culture and beliefs.
To belong, to feel a part of something larger than oneself is crucial to your stability. You need to feel anchored, connected to something that places your life and experience into a context of meaning and continuity. You feel the need for nurturing (which you will return by nurturing others) and you find it in your first circle of care, your Mother and Father.
But as you journey you will extend this sense of care and connection to and from many forms of life experience. That is because your true home, your true Mother/Father, is the One Spirit, within which you exist as a spark of that Divine. You are a sojourner in these worlds, accompanied by and part of this glorious host of shinning ones.
You left your home long ago, and many are the steps in your journey, many homes that you will call home, 'till you come together at the end of the ages with your Mother/Father again.
So, welcome back to Cancer, time to feel your way now...Center yourself, nourish yourself and others. Remember how good this feels... to be home, again!