From Gemini to Cancer – What Steers Your Ship? Thoughts, Feelings or Heart?

June 19, 2022

The week starts with a mixture of Gemini Pisces energy. Air and water. It can be a tornado, or it can be the wind in your sails. This air and water combination will continue to be strong this week when the sun moves to Cancer on Tuesday June 21.

I am a Gemini with Cancer rising, so I am familiar with these two energies. Gemini experiences the world through her thought. Cancer experiences the world through her feelings. It sounds very simple, but the truth is it’s not always easy to differentiate feelings from thoughts. Some of us think our feelings, others feel their thoughts, and some do both!

If you mind runs in loops, thinking about how angry you are, or how in love you are, these are not emotions. If you want to know what it is that you really feel, check in with your body. If you are in love, you might feel butterflies in your stomach, fast and rapid breathing, or expansion around your heart. Fear might feel like a contraction and tightness around your jaws, neck, and shoulders. Anger might feel like a rush of blood, or an inner storm. All these things are FELT, without any intervention of your mind.

Your emotions produce thoughts. If you are in love, you keep thinking about your loved one. If you are angry, you keep analyzing the situation that made you angry. But it also goes the other way around – thoughts produce emotions. If you have a thinking pattern of worries, your thoughts will produce a feeling of fear and anxiety. That is why it is so hard to tell them apart!

It is also important to mention that following your heart does not equal to acting on your emotions. Your heart is a higher level of emotional intelligence. It is neither thoughts nor emotions. If you know to recognize your heart’s voice, you can’t go wrong. The calling of the heart is deep and lasting. For me it’s easier to listen to my heart when I meditate or when I dream. I believe the heart is the one true entity to guide us.

When the sun moves to Cancer the energy shifts. From the buzzing, social, mental energy of Gemini, we move towards the soft, nurturing, domestic, quiet, and deliberate energy of Cancer. You might want to stay more at home and cuddle. You might want to meditate and connect with your spirituality; Either way, you want to pay more attention to your feelings. Ask yourself:

  • When I say that I feel something, what exactly does it mean? How does it manifest?
  • Am I connected to the physical expression of my feelings?
  • Do I think my feelings?
  • What does following-my-heart mean for me?
  • How do I know when my heart speaks to me?
  • What steers my ship? Thoughts, emotions or heart?

“For me there is only the traveling on paths that have heart, on any path that may have heart. There I travel, and the only worthwhile challenge is to traverse its full length. And there I travel, looking, looking, breathlessly.

~Don Juan, The Teaching of Don Juan by Carlos Castaneda

Who knows if Don Juan was real? Who knows what is the heart? Trying to define the heart is like trying to define God. I do not have the answers, I just have the questions which motivate my mind (Mercury in Cancer) to continue my lifelong investigation of the subject.  

I’d love to hear from you how you relate to what I wrote and if you have any insights to share.

Have a wonderful week,

With love,


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