The Cancer individual is is protective, sensitive, compassionate, tenacious, retentive, resourceful, empathetic, a great leader, charming, independent, mysterious, powerful, self-contained, intelligent, family and home oriented, maternal, security oriented, philosopher, honest, nurturing, motherly, warm, sympathetic, artistic, passionate, self-sacrificing, patriotic, sentimental, musical, emotional, and loving. Cancer is the cardinal, water, feminine sign of the zodiac. Cancer is symbolized by the Crab. The ruling planet of Cancer is the Moon, which represents intuition and emotions. The water form of Cancer is a torrent, such as rain, a river, or the flow of the ocean. The key phrase for Cancer is: "I feel".
If you were born with the Sun in Cancer, you are loyal and sympathetic. The Sun Sign of Cancer is someone who appears gentle and kind. Sometimes though, you can't be bothered with other people, especially when it comes to giving out advice. But Cancer native can be very patient listeners. Sometimes the Cancer personality is hard to understand. You can be snappish and cranky at times, indifferent to other people, concerned only with your own troubles. Cancerians have a tendency to wallow in self pity and may complain a lot. Sometimes you think the world is unfair, and that others are out to get you.
Cancer Sun Signs can be moody and mysterious one day, then cheerful and optimistic the next. They can be pessimistic about life, drowning in misery, wanting to be alone, and then suddenly they snap out of their doom and gloom, come out of hiding, eager to lend a friend a helping hand and give them sympathetic words of advice.
The influences of the moon can definitely be seen in this sign. Their emotions can shift like the tides of the ocean. But Cancerians tend to hide most of their true feelings inside. Cancers feel they need to protect themselves, putting up walls of defenses in order to hide their inner emotions and secrets. You have a sensitive nature. You can be hurt quite easily because of something someone has done or said, even if no harm was meant.
Your complex, and unpredictable manner, and sometimes fragile. It seems that you need the support of others in order to feel secure. Cancers feel the need to be encouraged. You want to be loved and you want others to approve of you. When you feel safe and secure you can show you can show your best face to the world around you. You can be generous in return for the kind deeds and nurturing gifts of others. You are loyal to those who you feel close to and comfortable with. You will protect and make sacrifices for your loved ones.
When something or someone makes Cancer feel loved and protected, there is not much that will make them look the other way and come out of hiding. This shell can sometimes make them feel isolated, and they may constantly need to be reminded of how much other people care about them. If the Cancer doesn't feel loved, they can become extremely depressed.
Sometimes this sign is hurt a lot in love because they have a tendency to become clingy, and may need a lot of reassurance to feel safe. Sometimes they fail to see the faults in orders because they are so devoted to the ones they love. When they are happy and secure they forget all sorrows for a moment and blind to deceit.
The Cancer Sun Signs sometimes brood in silence or worry a lot. Other people may confide in you but you guard your secrets. You are a very private person most of the time. You don't tell other people too much about yourself, sometimes for fear you will get hurt in some way. You want other people to approve of you. If offended by someone you don't tend to retaliate. Cancerians tend to sulk a lot and this does get them attention from others. Other people see how genuinely upset you are and genuinely feel bad.
Hard on the outside, soft on the inside. A Cancer native may appear grumpy and hard to approach at times, but you have a heart of gold underneath. Sometimes with you it's hard to know what your thinking or feeling. The rough and tough exterior protects the soft and vulnerable inside. Sometimes your first response to something is no, but your easily persuaded in the end if it's for a good cause or for a loved one.
You are sentimental at heart. You can be quite a possessive person. You like to keep familiar things around you, especially people from your past. You don't like to let things go. Cancerians have a strong connection to their pasts, and sometimes are considered to be a little old fashioned. But you are also very devoted to your home and family.
It's hard to deceive a Cancer. In fact, this sign can be quite intuitive and have a good memory of past events. This can help you determine the motives of other people. Cancerians don't usually take the direct approach when it comes to achieving a goal. Your sensitive nature can become a strength for you. A cancer has a tendency to be shy and touchy but once these emotions are mastered your their instinct and intuition can lead to success. You are intellectual and conservative in your approach. Your heightened sense of imagination can tune into the world around you and lead to success in business.
Cancerians are good at keeping money. Money makes you feel secure, but sometimes you never feel secure enough. Sometimes you never feel emotionally secure enough either. You need that love and approval. Overall Cancer is loyal, devoted, affectionate and protective.
Symbol and Glyph - More About Cancer
Symbol and Glyph - The Symbolic representation for Cancer is the Crab:
The Cancer glyph symbol is - It is a representation of the female breasts. Sometimes is also represents two Crab's claws intertwined.
Ruling Planet- In Astrology, Cancer is ruled by the planet Moon. Astrologically Venus is associated with a person's emotional make-up, unconscious habits, rhythms, memories and moods, and their ability to react and adapt to those around them. It is also associated with the mother, maternal instincts or the urge to nurture, the home, the need for security, and the past, especially early experiences and childhood. The influence of the Moon over Cancer encourages intuition and senstitivity of emotions or moodiness. In Roman mythology the Moon is represented by Diana, the hunter goddess
Anatomy - In Medical Astrology Cancer represents the stomach and breasts. Cancer is associated with the following parts of the body: the stomach area, breasts, breastbone, alimentary canal, lower ribs, womb, pancreas. Many Cancer Natives and Cancer Ascendents have an almost moon-like apperance to their faces. They also have a tendency to gain weight in later years. Cancer natives are also vulnerable to digestive ailments caused by tension and emotional stress.
Element/Triplicity - Cancer is an Water sign. Water signs are emotional and intuitive. The other 2 water signs of the zodiac are Scorpio and Pisces.
Quality/Quadruplicity - Cancer is a Cardinal sign. Cardinal signs are enterprising and outgoing. They are the initiators of the zodiac. The three other cardinal signs are Aries, Libra and Capricorn.
Polarity - The opposite sign to Cancer in the Zodiac is: Capricorn. Cancer is the sign of "home life," and Capricorn is the sign of "public life ".
Color - Light Green, Silver, Violet, Light Blue (associated with shimmering colors of the sea and the moon).
Lucky Number - 3 and 7
Lucky Day - Monday
Gemstones - Ruby, Pearl, Moonstone, Emerald and Gold Tigereye.
Metal - Silver
Trees - Willow, Pear, Spruce; also trees that are rich in sap
Flowers/Trees - Larspur, Acanthus, Morning Glory, Geranium, Lily and Iris,
Animals - Animals with shell coverings.
Geography - Cancer is linked with Scotland, New Zealand, the Netherlands, Africa, Italy, Holland, USA, and Paraguay,
Occupations and Talents - Cancer is suitable for work where imagination is involved; they also work well from home. They also do well in professions where nurturing and caretaking involved because of their kindhearted and protective nature. Cancerians also work well with money. Job fields suited to an Cancer are: law, psychology, teaching or nursing, social work, child care, government, legal fields, financial/banking services, and advertising.
In mythology Cancer is often associated with the Greek myth of the Lernaean Hydra, one of The Twelve Labours of Herakles and the mythical figure of Perseus, from the Greek myth of Medusa. Cancer is also associated with the Greco-Roman goddess Selene/Luna and sometimes the goddesses Artemis/Diana and Hecate/Trivia.
*Under the Tropical Zodiac, Cancer occupied by the Sun from June 22 to July 22 . Under the Sidereal zodiac, it is currently from July 21 to August 9 and is associated with the constellation of the same name.
ARIES - March 21 to April 20
TAURUS - April 21 to May 20
GEMINI - May 21 to June 21
CANCER - June 22 to July 22
LEO - July 23 to August 22
VIRGO - August 23 to September 22
LIBRA - September 23to October 22
SCORPIO - October 23 to November 22
SAGITTARIUS - November 23 to December 21
CAPRICORN - December 22 to January 20
AQUARIUS - January 21 to February 19
PISCES - February 20 to March 20