How The May 16 Full Moon Will Affect You If You're A Cancer

There's nothing quite like springtime. April showers bring May flowers, there's a sense of renewal and rebirth, and there's also usually a supermoon to light up the sky.

A supermoon is a full moon that gets close to the earth. "The moon has a slight 'eccentricity,' meaning it travels in an elliptical path around the Earth — so it is sometimes nearer and sometimes further away," says planetary science researcher Sara Russell (per the Natural History Museum).

Starting on May 15, 2022, and heading into the following day, we're not only getting a supermoon but a super blood flower moon eclipse (via NASA). It's a flower moon because it's in May. The "blood" descriptor references the fact that Earth will be in perfect alignment with the sun and the moon, which will produce a red shadow on the moon, making it appear red.

One thing to know about a lunar eclipse is that some astrologers feel all this planetary shifting affects Zodiac signs differently. Here's what it means for Cancer.

Cancer may find a new love

According to Bustle, Cancer may be one of the zodiac signs least affected by the full moon lunar eclipse in May. Astrologer Lauren Ash explains, ​​"At their core, eclipses hint at bringing out issues that had been hidden in the shadows."

Cancers will feel a more spiritual shift and won't impulsively act out or make rash decisions. Of course, this is all keeping in line with Cancer's intuitive, loyal, and sensitive nature and the ways Cancer shows love (via Allure).

However, a new creative outlet or romantic encounter may be in store. "You'll feel especially drawn toward indulgence during this transit. You may even take up a new relationship or fling with someone new," says Ash. "This is a period to expand your artistic perspectives and choose to embody a more inclusive, kind perspective."

In addition, you may feel compelled to rid yourself of bad habits. "Now is a great time to let go of your self-destructive vices," Ash says. Cancers may also want to try this self-care routine.

Now is the time for Cancer to speak their truth

Symbolized by the crab, Cancers tend to have a hard shell that protects their feelings (Astrology Zodiac Signs). It's a defense mechanism because the water sign is highly emotional and sensitive. 

However, this can be a deficit because Cancers can use that self-protective coating to keep others at a distance. In essence, their naturally guarded nature can keep them from experiencing life to its fullest.

According to astrologer Maressa Brown (via InStyle), the May 16 full moon is the time for Cancers to step into the unknown and veer away from their comfort zone. "You'll find a lot of power in owning your most heartfelt needs and speaking your truth within your sweetest bonds," she says. This may sound like a straightforward assignment, but, for guarded Cancer, sharing their innermost feelings can be a lesson in challenging themselves.

No matter our zodiac sign, the May full moon gives us all a chance to reach beyond our normal limits and extend ourselves — and there's no better time than now to begin.