Cancer Zodiac Sign Introduction
Easily the most sensitive of all the signs and the moodiest and temperamental. Obviously, this is either further enhanced or lessened by the placing of the other planets, etc. They possess a strong nurturing instinct and home is the keyword here – even a wide traveling Cancerian will always have a very strong homing instinct and need to feel the domestic lure and security that only home can give. Even more so than Taureans, cancers love collecting things as they go through life – things that will remind them later of their past. They love dwelling in the past.
They worry a lot, but usually, it is over domestic matters, unlike Virgos who worry about everything. A chief characteristic of the emotional water signs is intuition, which can be markedly pronounced in them, many becoming clairvoyants. Cancers in particular ‘feel’ their way through life.
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It as if Cancers are protected by an outer shell, like the crab that portrays their sign, and many people find it difficult to penetrate this defense to find the true person within. However, they are renowned for their soft, caring nature which is why they love home building and forming deep lasting relationships so much. they do tend to be very touchy though, and the fire signs in particular find them extremely difficult to deal with. The other thing that they have in common with the crab is that of addressing matters from a ‘sideways’ approach rather than head-on, as a fire sign would.
What You Will Learn:
- 1 Cancer Zodiac Sign Introduction
- 2 Cancer Dates: (born June 21 – July 22)
- 3 About Cancer Personality
- 4 Cancer Decans
- 5 Good Side of Cancer
- 6 The Bad Side Of Cancer
- 7 Cancer Career or Work
- 8 Famous Cancer Men/ Famous Cancer Women
- 9 Constellation of Cancer
- 10 Mythology
- 11 Cancer Decans, 1st, 2nd and 3rd
- 12 Frequently Asked Questions
- 13 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Cancer Dates: (born June 21 – July 22)
Placement: 4th Zodiac Sign
House Ruled: 4th House: House of Home and Family
Symbol: The Crab
Ruling Planet: Moon
Exaltation: Jupiter (ancient)/ Neptune (modern/disputed)
Masculine / Feminine: Feminine
Key Words: “I Feel”
My Pleasures: Cooking, comfort, children
My Pains: People who can’t understand my emotions and forgetfulness
Qualities: Sensitive, family-oriented,
What Cancer think about themselves: What more can I do for my children
What others think about Cancer: Children and family first
Chinese zodiac sign counterpart: Goat or Sheep
About Cancer Personality
Cancer is the fourth sign of the zodiac and is symbolized by the Crab. Cancers symbol or glyph represents the protective claws of the crab. The Sun is in Cancer from around 22 June until around 22 July each year. Cancer is classified as being of the negative polarity (passive and receptive), of the water element (emotional, sensitive, and intuitive), and of the cardinal quality (outgoing and enterprising). Cancer shows a defensive attitude, expressing sensitiveness, associated with an urge to protect and to nourish. Like the crab, the characteristic Cancer type is highly sensitive and easily hurt within, though outwardly giving the impression of an impenetrable shell of self-assurance and toughness.
Possessing a strong nurturing tendency, Cancer is resourceful and tenaciously protective of its own emotions, as well as those of its own family, clan, or country, which provide it with a sense of security and belonging. Cancer is the sign of motherhood and produces in both sexes a parenting instinct that is caring, protective, and indulgent. Even unmarried Cancers adopt friends or co-workers in an extended family situation. Cancer often finds it hard to break away from early upbringing and from the family traditions it has experienced. Cancer is emotionally sensitive and needs security and a womb-like shelter to withdraw into whilst it restores its self-confidence. Cancer is sympathetic, imaginative, and sentimental, though sometimes moody and reserved, frequently retreating or putting up a protective barrier when it feels threatened in any way. Cancer loves to collect things and is quite nostalgic, identifying strongly with the past.
Cancers outgoing urge is at odds with its emotional and indrawn nature, and this conflict is resolved by its regulation to periodic rhythms of advance and retreat, like the tides of the sea or the phases of the Moon, which is its ruling planet. Cancers nature may become too emotionally sensitive or unstable, being at times very touchy, moody, crabby, timid, or inclined to self-pity. Cancer can also be too clannish and over-protective of what it perceives to be its own kind.
Physically, Cancer rules the chest, the breasts, the female reproductive system, and the stomach and alimentary system generally. Cancer may have a tendency to digestive and gastric troubles, womb afflictions, breast disorders, and growths. Cancer is especially associated with, or “ruled” by, the Moon.
Let’s break the Cancer Personalities into the Decans
Cancer 1st decan – June 21st to 30th – Moon ruling (Double Cancer)
Right off the bat, you’re dealing with double cancer. They are very emotionally intelligent individuals. At the same time, they are very passionate and caring. This is like a double helping of that cancer energy.
Everyone knows that they are sensitive. Nonetheless, people born during this period can skillfully conceal their vulnerability. Their walls are up with a disguise of self-confidence. Protecting their soft, emotional inner core from danger and harm.
They have a strong sense of intuition, and they easily pick up on emotions. It is easy for them to pick up other people’s feelings without even realizing it. As a result, they can sometimes feel overwhelmed as they take on the emotions of others.
People usually turn to them when they need comfort. When they need someone to talk to or a shoulder to lean on. They are the supportive individual that people need in their lives. These people born in the first 10 days of cancer are usually the most supportive and comforting of them all.
Cancer 2nd decan – July 1st to 10th – Ruler Pluto (Cancer + Scorpio Influence)
A person born during this phase of the cancer Decans can evaluate people instantly. They have a natural ability to assess what a person’s personality is like. They don’t even need to have a conversation with somebody to get an idea of who they are. Just by watching someone’s body language, they can tell a lot about them. They can also look for subtle hints or clues.
These individuals demand a high level of privacy in their lives. That could be emotional privacy where nobody is trying to get into their business. It could also be just personal where they just want some time to themselves.
They have a very personable attitude, making it easy for people to feel as if they can confide in them. So it’s not uncommon to see individuals who are born in this phase keeping secrets for other people.
Cancer 3rd decan – July 11th to 21st – Ruler Neptune (Cancer + Pisces Influence)
There is indeed a more laid-back version of the cancer individual that can be found in this decan. It is the dreamer who is less stressed out.
A person born in the last 10 days is usually compassionate and sympathetic. They are sensitive to the needs of others. Putting themselves out there so that you can be that support that people need. They are known for their acts of kindness. Maybe they give to charities or give to others more often.
Usually supplying support as much as possible for people that are helpless or in an unfortunate state. They just want to do whatever they can to solve other people’s problems to make their lives better.
Sadly, their kindness and tenderness are not always returned. There are times when others take advantage of their attention and care.
When they are constantly providing support, they need a moment to themselves. So what they really need to do is take a break from supporting others, so they can work on their own happiness and mental health.
Good Side of Cancer
- They always want to try and help people out, by doing so it helps to uplift their own well-being.
- They are really good when it comes to judging somebody’s character. This usually happens within the first meeting.
- They make really good parents. They become very attentive and loving to their children.
- When it comes to emotions are very receptive to other people. They want to listen and help when they can.
- The people that they love are very important to them. So you’ll find that they are very protective over their loved ones. Even more so for their mate.
- They have The Uncanny ability to see how a person will develop in the future. This goes back to the ability of them being able to judge somebody’s character. It helps them to navigate the waters when it comes to what comes ahead in a friendship or relationship. Sometimes they don’t heed their own advice though.
The Bad Side Of Cancer
- The emotions of other people sometimes bring them down. This can cause them to have mood swings that can be harsh.
- Sometimes they can become quite possessive over objects or friends that mean alot to them.
- When they’re having an argument with somebody, they will always remember the bad points later on. They have a hard time trying to let things go. It stays with them.
- Sometimes they can feel quite guilty because they know that they can be selfish at times. They hate hurting someones feelings even when its their own trait that can cause it.
Cancer Career or Work
Cancers are very responsible and sensitive people, with a great deal of nurturing in their nature. They will be well suited to jobs or careers that require them to care for and nurture items or others. Having this skill doesn’t just mean they need to have a career in child care or working with pets at a veterinary clinic. In addition to being excellent business managers or executives, these individuals can multitask extremely well. It is well known that these people give good advice and are very protective of those around them. As well as being able to handle responsibilities efficiently, they are capable of thinking creatively and coming up with Creative Solutions to problems. They would be best suited as social workers who help people solve their problems. An outdoor caretaker such as a gardener or landscaper. An individual working in the field of nursing or child care. A manager of human resources for a business. A person who works as a lawyer or advocate. Lastly, an individual that works as a teacher or an educator.
Famous Cancer Men/ Famous Cancer Women
Cancer eminent personalities male
Some of the many popular celebrities that are included in the star sign of cancer are Tom Hanks, Vin Diesel, Forest Whitaker, Josh Harnett, Harrison Ford, Steven R McQueen, Tom Cruise, Sylvester Stallone, Robin Williams, Ricky Gervais, Justin Chamber, and Will Ferrell.
Cancer eminent personalities female
There are many female celebrities that fall into the category of the Cancer zodiac sign. Some of them are Pamela Anderson, Liv Tyler, Selma Blair, Jerry Hall, Lindsay Lohan, Jessica Simpson, Pamela Anderson, Diane Kruger, and Anna Friel.
Constellation of Cancer
The fourth constellation (5th according to astronomers), Cancer, lies further away from the Milky Way than Gemini. Within Cancer, there are many beautiful galaxies as well as multipart stars, however, they are faint with no more than 4th magnitude. The Sun passes through the constellation of the crab from late July until early August. Cancer is also associated with the Hercules constellation family.
Hercules was battling the horrific nine-headed water snake, Hydra. Queen Hera, who had a great hatred for Hercules, sent the brave little crab to distract Hercules in hopes that he would fall victim to the great Hydra. The crab got one little snap of Hercules’ toe before being crushed by his heel. Queen Hera was so proud of the courage of the little crab’s attempt, that she placed him in the sky to be forever right above the Hydra.
Cancer Decans, 1st, 2nd and 3rd
Frequently Asked Questions
Colors , Gemstones and Flowers oh my!
Your colors are milky, pale yellows, silvery greens and blues.
Your gemstones are the pearl and moonstone, wrapped in silver they shimmer with your inner radiance. The exotic lotus is your flower.
What you love
Feeling comfortable, traditions that grow around memories, home, family, tight knit friends, travels, feelings, soulful foods and creature comforts.
Who you are
Emotional, caring, nurturing, intuitive, funny, compassionate, empathic, responsive, reactive, strong, protective.
The Best things about you
Are your compassion, your caring, your empathy, your sense of direction, your inner strength, your intuition, your emotional wisdom, your generosity and your heart.
What Most People don’t understand about you
The tenacity of your feelings, your inherent strength and the depth of your emotions–which are almost bottomless. Most don’t understand your profound ability to read your environment and their moods.
Your Friendship Style
You embrace your friends on an emotional level, you want to know their secret worlds, their feelings and their dreams. You don’t give your friendship easily but once given you rarely, if ever, lose your feelings. You have an uncanny ability to sense your friends’ moods and feelings, you want to take care of those you love.
Your Romance Style
You are a nurturer at heart, ready to soothe a soul, take care of a need, wrap your partner in love, sympathy and comfort. You’ll love heaping gifts and goodies on your lover and will expect/hope that your generosity is reciprocated. You have high expectations but keep them to yourself for the most part. You’re fiercely protective and sometimes jealous.
As A Relationship Partner
In marriage the Cancerian woman is easily bogged down by domestic considerations. The Cancerian husband will be very protective, perhaps overly so. Both partners should be beware of moodiness affecting the relationship.
As A Parent
Cancer is traditionally the sign associated with motherhood. With them, the family is important above all else. The parent should try not to smother children and allow them to grow up. The child will be affectionate, have sensitive feelings and be easily hurt. These children tend to do well at school.