There’s lots to celebrate in the month of June: the official start of summer and the countdown to the end of the school year, warm weather and outdoor activities. And, of course, barbecues!
You may have noticed that many June barbecues also double as birthday parties and that most hosts share key characteristics in common. That’s because they are either of two zodiac signs – Gemini or Cancer – both of which have their own set of common personality traits.
The host of the early-June BBQ fete will most likely relish the spotlight and entertain their guests with wild stories and deep ponderings, in true Gemini fashion.
The late-June variety of BBQ hosts will pay more attention to decking their party space out so as to make everyone feel welcome and homey, because that’s what’s truly important to Cancerians.
Let’s look at the many other Gemini and Cancer characteristics you’ll get to witness during the June season of birthday parties.
Gemini: May 21st – June 20th
Attend a Gemini’s birthday party and you’re guaranteed to have a good time – they really know how to entertain a crowd.
They’re the kind of people who don’t just use the spatula to flip the burgers on the grill. They’ll use it to gesture wildly, accentuating the punch lines in the stories and bits of knowledge they’re so eager to share with everyone around them.
No one knows how to deliver a story quite like a Gemini – they’ll have you laughing and crying at their curious tales, and they’ll draw you in with their obvious sense of adventure.
There’ll also come a point when you’ll wish for them to just shut up for a second. Their constant chatter can get annoying sometimes, and they’re often oblivious to the fact that they are taking over the conversation, not leaving space for others to chime in.
They don’t mean anything by it, they simply have an incredible lust for life, and they’ll go wherever their mind or instinct takes them at any given moment, without much consideration for what’s happening around them.
That’s what makes life with a Gemini so exciting and simultaneously frustrating. You’ll never know where you’ll end up when you let a Gemini lead the way. And that’s all well and good within the frameworks of an adventure trip, just not so much on a regular Tuesday.
Then again, if things do take an unexpectant turn on any boring old day, you’ll be happy to have a Gemini around – they can adapt to any situation within a matter of seconds and are always happy to help you out of a bind.
Just because they’re the life of every party, it doesn’t mean Geminis don’t know how to enjoy solitude, just as their verbosity doesn’t make them bad listeners.
They love kicking back with a good book or an intriguing documentary and are incredibly quick learners. They’re always open to new things and are the first to sign up for all the latest workshops, lectures and dance classes at the local community college.
Cancer: June 21st – July 22nd
Rock up at a Cancerians barbecue shindig and you’ll immediately feel at home and at ease in their presence and their carefully curated environment. And that’s exactly what they want – a beautiful and safe space for themselves and their loved ones.
Represented by the crab, Cancerians are homemakers who spend a big part of their time enhancing their living spaces and expressing their need for harmony and calm through interior and exterior design.
They feel at their best in their own shell, hence it’s not always easy to draw them out. They are incredibly sensitive beings and can immediately sense when something isn’t quite right.
They’ll never push you to share your feelings and emotions, but you’ll find yourself opening up to them anyway because they know how to make you feel comfortable in their presence. They are empathic and fiercely loyal.
You’ll never have to worry about spilling your guts to a Cancerian, they’ll take your secrets to the grave. Unless you wrong them, then you’d better watch your back – they can be very resentful, and they build on it gradually.
It takes a long time for a Cancerian to flip their lid when angered, but once they do, it’s best to give them their space. They are not the greatest communicators, so their moodiness – which they are prone to – can come across as rather unpredictable.
Cancerians are real softies at heart, which often causes them to get hurt. This is why they have developed their own defence mechanisms and often build walls that are difficult for others to break through when attempting to gain their trust.
Once you’ve managed to earn it, however, you can count on Cancerians to stay in your life for good. They’re the type of friends that will always have your back.
Know Your Geminis and Cancerians
Now that you have a better understanding of what makes Geminis and Cancerians tick, you can approach the next round of June-birthday dos according to what you have learned. In the meantime, why not consider buying a personalised birthday gift ahead of the June birthday?
Surprise your Cancerian friend with a cute little houseplant to add to the cosiness of their home environment, and grant the Geminis in your life all the time they want on their soap box and you’ll be sure to earn a brownie point or two.