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Date ~ June 22 - July 23

Motto ~ I feel

Symbol ~ The Crab
Ruling Planet ~The Moon

View The Ruling Planet ~ Moon

Star Constellation ~ View your sign

Element ~ Water

Quality ~ Feminine

Fist Desire ~ Security

Day ~ Monday

Body Part ~ Chest, breasts

Foods ~ Turnips, cabbage, milk

Animals ~ Creatures with a shell

Color ~ Violet and silver

Jewels ~ Emerald, pearl

Metal ~ Silver

Plants ~ Hazelnut tree

Flower ~ Geranium, water lily

Magical Number ~ 2

Key Words ~ Moody, kind, sympathetic,

      controlled, disciplined, dreamy,

      sensitive

 

You Know you're an Cancer When.......

 

  • you think the song "Feelings" was written with you in mind.

 

  • you're most Crabby when you're in your shell.

 

  • you receive the majority of your information in life via Psychic intuition

 

Famous Cancer's That Share Your Sign

Your Symbol in the Stars

 

 

 
The Sun is in this fourth sign of the zodiac from 22 June until 22 July each year. The symbol for Cancer is the Crab, with its protective shell. People with this Sun sign are sometimes also called "Moon Children," because the Moon is the ruler of the sign.
 
In Cancer the Sun is receptive and moody. You are a very sensitive person who is easily influenced by your environment. You are likely to be exceedingly protective of your feelings, as well as the feelings of those to whom you are close. Emotions are strong in your nature. You approach life with many feelings and a strong nurturing tendency. Your moods are varied and changeable. They are synchronized to the Moon, flowing in and out like the tide. You are acutely aware of the atmosphere of feelings surrounding you. You're skeptical and distrustful of people. It's not what they say, but simply the way they say it and the way you interpret their meaning.
 
You need to tell your deepest thoughts. When those around you are not receptive, you can become quite difficult to reach. The "crabby" part of Cancer shows up once in awhile, as well. When these moods are in control of your behavior, you can snap someone's head off for no reason at all. People you live around have to learn that you are not really angry with them. This is just the way Moon children are sometimes. By nature you are quiet and somewhat reserved, frequently retreating or putting up a protective barrier when you feel in any way threatened.
 
You are attuned to the past. You tend to cling to reminders and memorabilia of your family and of earlier times. Many Cancers are attracted to collecting antiques. You may be one of those people who collects just about everything. It's hard for you to part with something when there may be a chance need some rainy day, no matter how remote that chance may be. Cancers are the original "pack-rats."
 
You place much importance on the home and family. Your family or your "family of friends" is the center of your life. They provide you your sense of security and belonging. Your role in this environment is the source of your self-esteem and often overshadow your sense of individuality. It's hard to break away from your early upbringing and depart from the family traditions you have experienced. Cancer is the sign of motherhood. In both sexes, it produces a parenting instinct that is caring, protective, and indulging. Even unmarried Cancers adopt friends, co-workers, and neighbors in an extended family situation.
 
Hardworking and dedicated, you make an excellent employee. You are loyal and respect authority. This makes you supportive and protective of the boss and rarely questioning company policy. You do find it very difficult to handle change and disruption. If you are the boss, you like your employees to be dedicated as you are. Unfortunately, sometimes you may surround yourself with "yes men" who simply reinforce your decisions. You don't take chances or risk sweeping change.
 
Money is very important to you. Not for what it will buy or for the freedom it provides, but for the sense of security it provides. No matter what else is to be said of Cancer, security and having the protective shell in place, is overriding.
In Cancer, Mercury produces a mind that is very intuitive. You are influenced more by an appeal to the senses, than by logic or common sense. Your thinking is regulated by deep-seated emotional patterns, many of which may be rooted deeply in your subconscious. Objective thinking is not easy for you because your biases seem to force you to make certain decisions and ignore certain facts that disagree with you internal initial judgment.

Your memory is exceptional, especially for names, dates, and historical events. You have a deep appreciation of history and any artifact or relic of the past. Your answers to present day problems are frequently drawn from precedence and past events. You are influenced by those around you, by your early training, and the opinions of friends and family. You are very close to family, friends and even to country. Loyalty and patriotism run very deep in your nature.

You seem to learn best by exposure to information via life experience, as if by osmosis. You are highly receptive to subliminal messages or subtle inferences that you receive.

You are sensitive to other people, and you have some difficulty being with those who you sense to be in some way unfriendly to you. It may be hard to explain why you feel uncomfortable with someone, but you do. A major strength of this placement is that you are such a very sympathetic listener. Yet you have to be careful not to identify too closely with the problems of others and take on those problems as if they were your own.

If Venus is in Cancer in your chart, it produces deeply sensitive feelings. This extreme sensitivity means that feelings can be easily hurt, but you hide this vulnerability behind a somewhat dignified exterior.
 
You have a very kindhearted and sympathetic nature, but your moods can be fluctuating and unpredictable. You approach love relationships with tenderness and great need, but there is always a sense of caution too. You know you are easily hurt and you want to protect yourself at all times.
 
The attitude toward relationships is one of nurturing or "mothering," clinging tightly to those you love. You need to be well anchored in a relationship as the feeling of security and stability is all important to you. You like your mate to be demonstrative and provide you with clear signs that your deep feelings are appreciated and returned in kind. To you, love is home and hearth, a nest that is safe and secure. When you achieve this feeling of security, you focus on pay back in kind by doing all you can to nourish your partner's ego and ambitions.
 
Avoid tendencies to sulk and feel sorry for yourself. Your feeling are so easily hurt, and you try to hide it by pretending it doesn't matter. Sometimes emotions take over, and sentimentality runs wild. You demand so much in romance that you are bound to have a few disappointments along the way. Your "one and only" cannot be one who does not provide the stability you must have. So you must ultimately suffer some breakups when you discover that attribute is missing. You are definitely the one-lover type. When that one stable love comes along, the relationship will be permanent.
A Cancer Moon gives a strong drive for recognition and acceptance. You are highly sensitive and creative, if somewhat given to brooding and moodiness.

You rarely go out of your way to garner new information, but once something sinks into your mind, it is indelibly impressed upon it. Everything that you experience is held in feeling memory. You let your heart rule your head, and you can have trouble making rational, detached decisions. Yet your intuition is quite keen, and you would be smart to rely on it. You have an almost psychic ability to "tune in" to what other people are thinking and feeling. By nature, you're suspicious and distrusting, although, surprisingly, you tend to almost naively trust your own feelings and gut hunches.

The Cancer influence is often far too sensitive surroundings. This over-sensitive nature can be a positive or a negative; on the positive side, you are no doubt very intuitive; on the negative side, you are moody and subject to emotional upsets. This thin-skinned attitude toward outside influences causes you to pick up negative vibrations from others. You are frequently moody and prone to having problems in personal relationships. Often, Cancer Moon people wear their heart on their sleeve, but like so many of them, you may have a habit of hiding your true feelings and strong emotions under a rather hard shell.

You have an especially strong love of home and family, and you staunchly protect your personal security. In Cancer, the emotions reflected by the Moon are sensitive to matters that affect people as a whole, the "universal parent." Towards loved ones, you are gentle, peaceful, and romantic. You have a nurturing attitude toward your family and to those you consider under your very broad protective "wing." Security is of primary importance to you, but often you feel your life lacks the comfort of inherent stability. Things that offer a sense of protection become very important: money, material belongings, family, home, country, and traditions, may all be included in this. Change, risk-taking, relocating, and opinions differing from your own are things that pose a challenge to your security, and are usually rejected accordingly. You have a great deal of apprehension regarding matters outside of your own personal control.

In Cancer, the Mars energies are largely of the emotional sort. While physical endeavors and practical affairs may find the energy to function satisfactorily, mental energies are apt to struggle.

This placement often causes actions to be tinged with a very sensitive flavor. You express your energies in a very emotional fashion. Much of the assertiveness of Mars is turned toward the domestic scene. There is a cautious side and much defensiveness in your nature. This placement of Mars is not very physical or competitive, and not inclined to any sort of combat, physical or mental. Mars in Cancer has a very positive side, as it often shows a quiet, peaceful nature. While being very protective of your "turf," you are never too assertive or demanding. In your work, you rarely compromise your views, and prefer working independently and in control of affairs. You are ambitious, and a hard worker. Since you are not, by nature, an aggressive person, you pursue your desires in a round-about or start-stop manner. You frequently change your direction and your goals. You strive for security, and a good deal of your energy goes into this effort. In this regard, you are fiercely protective of family, co-workers, organization, or to whatever you devote yourself. You may be known for the strength of your patriotism and loyalty.

Because of these strong moods and feelings, you are a very sexual and sensual person. You are also very loyal in relationships, and certainly demanding of the same from your partner. Infidelity threatens your sense of security and is therefore unacceptable.

There is an intensity of these emotions that often results in moodiness and discord in your domestic relations. Your digestion is strongly affected by your moods and feelings. With energies tied to feelings, you are prone to become very angry inside. If this anger is suppressed it can result in ulcers and stomach upset.

Jupiter is in Cancer in your chart. This placement of Jupiter suggests that you have a thorough understanding of the important moral principles in life. this understanding was instilled in you at an early age by your parents. As you mature, these traits of generosity and kindness become a part of your basic expression. There is a nurturing aspect associated with this position and you are the type who is always looking out for the little guy. Security for yourself and your family is a paramount issue. You are likely to accumulate wealth because you are very careful about how you spend your money. You have an emotional attachment to food which can cause weight problems.
Saturn in Cancer places a restriction on the show of emotions. You have a tendency to hide your inner thoughts and feelings; there is a self-protective coating where emotions are concerned. Home and family weigh heavily on you, and you may give up opportunities to respect these obligations. Family is both a bond and a burden. Often, there is a lack of closeness and warmth between family members. Positive inner action between you and your parents, or you and your children, can be cause for concern. You may love them very much, but it's difficult for you to show your feeling. There is an obligation of responsibility associated with this placement that makes success in the outside world difficult to attain.

Uranus
Many of your peers born during the years when Uranus was in Cancer will approach changes in society with emotional vigor. Emotional considerations are apt to prompt unexpected revisions to popular ideas.

Neptune

Pluto

Planets Michael McClain 1996-2003.