22 June – 22 July
The fourth sign of the zodiac is ruled by the Moon. Think of a Cancerian, and you will see the connection. Does this person have a certain facial roundness and palesness, suggesting the full Moon? Is he or she moody and changeable, but kind and sympathetic? This is the sign of motherhood; Cancer is the home- and family- builder of the zodiac.
Cancer is the first water water sign and the second of the cardinal quality. Powerful emotions are blended with an equally strong imagination and intuition. These resources must be nurtured, but also controlled and channelled. The cardinal quality of this sign, however, offers control and discipline, often giving the ability to express love and emotion, and enabling Cancerians to spring to the defence of those they love and themselves.
Traditional Cancer Traits
Emotional, loving, intuitive, imaginative, shrewd, cautious, protective, sympathetic.
Changeable, moody, overemotional, touchy, clinging, unable to let go.
Associations of Cancer
Body area: Chest, breasts, and the alimentary canal.
Foodstuffs: Milk, fish, fruits and vegetables with a high water content, cabbage, turnip.
Animals: Creatures with a shell covering.
Countries: Scotland, the Netherlands, North and West Africa, New Zealand, Paraguay, Algeria.