The Zodiac Sign Cancer
Zodiac Home Aries Taurus Gemini Cancer Leo Virgo Libra Scorpio Sagittarius Capricorn Aquarius Pisces The Cancer Personality and InfluencesJUNE 22 – JULY 23 Key Life PhraseI NurtureZodiac TotemThe CrabZodiac SymbolAs aboveZodiac FactsFourth sign of the zodiac; cardinal, fruitful, feminine, moistZodiac ElementWaterKey CharacteristicsLoving, susceptible, sympathetic, sensual, faithful, instinctive, charitable, over-reactive and moodyCompatible Star SignsTaurus, Virgo, Scorpio, and PiscesMismatched SignsSagittarius, Aquarius and LibraRuling PlanetMoonLove PlanetsMars and PlutoFinance PlanetSunSpeculation PlanetMarsCareer PlanetsNeptune, Jupiter and MarsSpiritual and Karmic PlanetsMars, Pluto, Jupiter and NeptuneFriendship PlanetVenusDestiny PlanetMarsLucky Numbers and Significant Years2, 3, 9,11, 12, 18, 20, 21, 27, 29, 30, 36, 38, 45, 47,48, 54, 56, 57, 74, 75, 81, 83 and 84Lucky GemsMoonstone, pearl, yellow topaz, red coral, garnet and white jadeLucky FragrancesGeranium, sandalwood, white rose, ylang ylang and bergamotAffirmation/MantraI am lovable as well as lovingLucky DaysMondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays Cancer, the fourth sign of the zodiac, is a water sign, which signifies your highly emotional nature. Being under the sway of the element of water also makes you highly caring, generous and intuitive. You are highly evolved, even spiritual — the water signs are karmically developed and refined in spirit.Water is malleable and adaptable. You are very much like that. You adapt when you have to, but you much prefer to make changes on your own terms.Like water, you are soothing and nourishing too. Life-supporting energies are at the heart of your character. You will act as a support for many people — in your own family and beyond.Oscar-winning actress Kathy Bates is a dedicated patron, funding a Beverly Hills hospital for women recovering from cancer. Guess what her star sign is? You got it — Cancer!You are for the most part a person of feeling and sensation. Often you will ignore your own judgment and rationality, and someone’s else’s reasonable advice, in favor of how you feel. You don’t care if you’re wrong, either! If your intuition tells you to do something, like reaching out to give someone a helping hand, you’ll just do it.Others turn to you when they need a shoulder to cry on — you’ll do well in any of the caring professions. This approach is highlighted by your key life phrase, ‘I nurture’. You find it difficult to turn away anyone in need. Anyone who knows you will agree that you are one of the best people to connect with if they need advice. Friends will turn to you if they are in trouble, knowing that your sensitive and compassionate touch will lighten their load.You are extremely receptive to your environment and the people around you, and will often ‘pick up’ people’s energies, moods and thoughts. This ability serves you well; your intuition about people is quite often correct. Your knack of knowing people’s issues before they even open their mouths attracts them to you. The difficulty with this, though, is that you can tend to absorb their emotions — negative as well as positive.You reflect the qualities of the changing Moon. This means that at times your emotions get the better of you, and you swing from high to low. Family and friends will be well aware of this, but they will not doubt your loyalty and support.Another aspect of the Moon that sometimes doesn’t work well for you is its maternal nature. You sometimes veer too close to the mothering/smothering lane, which can put people off.Back on the plus side, you love to mix with all sorts of people. Social activities are an essential ingredient in your development. You are a great success socially, because you can convey your wisdom to others so well — Cancerians have very expressive faces.Creative enterprises are a great way to make the most of your moods and your imagination. Music and writing are perfect vehicles for you. You can express the inner part of your being as entertaining literary, art or music pieces.Cooking is also a great outlet for you. Even if you cook as a hobby rather than as a job, you will find that it balances your state of mind over time.Sometimes you can get locked into your own private lifestyle, and only come out at full Moon. Being a recluse is not for you, though — share your talents and love with the world. Some of this is down to your love of the night.Because the Moon’s domain is the night, many Cancerians are night owls. From twilight on, your creativity starts to flow and you feel at home — you have a strong affinity with lunar energies. This is a good time to get into writing, meditating, or just walking in the moonlight. All these will energize you. You love the stillness and mystery of the night.You are a consummate homemaker. Even men born under this sign express the ‘feminine’ aspect of their character in their love of the kitchen, and activities that make them feel secure in their domestic space.You love to collect or keep mementos — such as scrapbooks and other bits and pieces — that bring back memories of good times and people you care about. You have a great memory, not just for facts, but also any good turn or kindness you’ve received.You can always talk about any subject with anyone. That retentive memory is a help here, as is your impartial, even-handed approach to people generally. Dealing with people comes naturally to you: add this to your shrewdness and intuition, and you are likely to be a good businessperson. You can also use these skills in managing your day-to-day life.If you are a Cancer born between 22nd June and 3rd July you are under the double influence of Moon. You are emotional, loving and destined in marriage and love life. However, try to curb your changeable emotions. Don’t let sentimentality rule you.Were you born between 4th and 13th July? Well, Cancer, I see you have a very deep and penetrating mind and can sometimes be overly intense in relationships. Your loyalty is unconditional and you make the staunchest of friends.As a Cancer born between 14th and 22nd July you are prone to a dreamy and idealistic attitude in life. You like the idea of being compassionate and forgiving to everyone and serve the needs of friends and family well. That’s fine but don’t forget that you have needs as well. THREE CLASSES OF CANCERJune 22 – July 3If you were born between the 22nd of June and the 3rd of July, the power of the Moon is exceedingly strong in your case. Your moods will shift very powerfully in keeping with the phases of the moon, and to understand yourself more adequately, why not keep a calendar of the lunar phases so you can be a step ahead of what’s happening. Your romance and love life perfectly reflects who you are, particularly because you are so capable of nurturing others.July 4 – July 13Being born between the 4th and the 13th of July means you’re an individual who has developed a high degree of concentration and are focused on achieving more than the average sort of life. There are times when you are possessive and domineering of your loved ones, but by the same token you’re exceedingly loyal and will sacrifice much for their happiness. Be careful to allow others independence and freedom, rather than trying to keep them under your thumb.July 14 – July 22If you are born between the 14th and the 22nd of July, you have the influence of Pisces as well as Cancer, and this means that you’re able to love others unconditionally. Your selfless attitude endears others to you and you may be drawn to the helping or healing professions as a result. You may be compassionate but try to keep your feet planted firmly on the ground as well. BORN ON A CUSP?Cancer – Gemini cuspIf your birth falls between the 22nd and 29th or 30th of June you will possess qualities and characteristics of both Gemini and Cancer. Cancer, you are undoubtedly a feeling and emotional individual and added to this are the intellectual traits of Gemini which would tend to balance you out.Gemini has a curiosity and mental agility that is hard to match but this can counteract some of the more emotional traits possessed by you Cancer. This could mean your mind clashing with your heart as the Gemini influence rules your head and the softness of Cancer rules your heart. It is quite likely that this will cause you to procrastinate in matters of the heart especially.You are able to mediate for others as you have both the intellectual traits of Gemini as a communicator and the feelings and ability to understand others that can be attributed to Cancer. You are a loyal and loving friend and will always try to understand where the other person is coming fromThe influence of Gemini could make you rather more excitable than you are comfortable with and perhaps unsettle you in some ways. This will be evened out by the Moon’s influence and as the tides ebb and flow so will your moods. Some people may find this hard to deal with, but it is just part of the nature of a cusp baby.You will be the one who people contact when they are caught in a situation they cannot resolve and it will be your wisdom that you bring to the table. Added to this is your knowledge and warmth and these attributes will put you at the top of everyone’s list. It may not necessarily be where you want to be given that you don’t like upsetting people, but your desire to help will override your hesitation.Cancer you are able to take a balanced view and Gemini’s intelligence will certainly help you out here. Having the head and the heart both working to capacity should be able to help anyone anywhere solve their problems and you will be much sought after for this talent. This trait may even open doors for you professionally later in life. Cancer – Leo cuspIf you are born between the 16th or 17th to the 23rd July makes you a Cancer – Leo cusp baby. In your case the water sign of Cancer certainly does not put out the Leo fire but rather cools it just a little, and temper the exuberance of Leo.Leo’s fire will heat up your nature considerably Cancer but you must be mindful of not letting this spill over into your emotional life. You could become extremely demanding or even prone to dramatic outbursts, which are not usually your style, if you don’t get your own way. This goes against the grain somewhat for you as you are at heart a mediator but this is what the fire of Leo can bring to your calm gentle world.Cancer and Leo are both very loyal signs and you would certainly be a good friend to have. You are extremely faithful with those you love and in relationships or friendships your nearest and dearest will get to see this endearing part of your personality. They will actually get to peep inside the hard exterior that typifies the sign of Cancer and be privy to the wonderful soft interior that you possess.With the influence of Leo your ideals are not always in keeping with the reality of your life. You’ll always be surrounded by friends and family and seem to be constantly giving to others, but don’t forget to nurture yourself along the way as well. This will keep you more in balance and take care of your compassionate nature.Don’t let Leo’s influence burn you out as their enthusiasm can be at times overwhelming, when all you really want to do is crawl back into your shell and relax. The influence of Leo can make you feel a bit insecure at times as you prefer to know where you’re going and when you’re likely to get there.