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Cancer | The Crab (June 21 to July 22, ruling planet is MOON)

Cancer On the light side:

Emotional and loving; Intuitive and imaginative; Shrewd and cautious; Protective and sympathetic

Cancer On the dark side:

Changeable and moody; Overemotional and touchy; Clinging and unable to let go


Hobbies; Romance; Children; Home and Country; Parties


Aggravating situations; Failure; Opposition; Being told what to do; Advice (good or bad)

About Cancer

CANCER goes with Scorpio, Pisces, Taurus and Virgo. (best match is Taurus)

Emotions tend to play a dominate role in the lives of people born under Cancer. Naturally defensive and sometimes afraid of being hurt, they tend to put their heart and soul into all their relationships, and are very faithful, loyal and loving partners.

Cancer people are extremely sensitive to matters of the heart. It is easy to hurt their feelings and come become deeply emotionally wounded when wronged, and can take a long time getting over it.

Cancerians are very sensitive and emotional people, although they are naturally defensive and have a continuous fear of being hurt. They put everything that they are capable of into their relationship to make it work.

The Cancerian has a heart of emotion but will only expose their feelings gradually. When they feel their mate is trustworthy, they can find their long awaited security and only then commit themselves to anyone.

When Cancerians fall in love it is in totality. They have a special need for permanence in a relationship and are not interested in mere flirtations. Without love they lead unhappy and unfulfilled lives.

Best Match For Cancer Is CANCER 

This is an excellent match and you will find it hard to tear yourselves away from one another! Stay clear of getting too wrapped up in one another though...

This match can make music together, if married, it will be blissful. They understand one another's moods, needs and desires. Although there may be times when they are in complete disagreement they understand that early childhood and life's experiences were different and will in turn find a peaceful solution.

Both have the tenacity to sink their claws into something and will hang tight despite danger or peril. But, in the end will give the other a nod, both understanding they too have the same trait, and will go on again with their marital bliss.

Worst Match For Cancer is Aries
Hardly a match made in heaven Aries and Cancer tend to clash. Do not despair if you are in one of these relationships, true love will overcome. Both Aries and cancer are powerful and very self expressive. However, Cancer can be sensitive and somewhat anxious while Aries people are dominant and spontaneous. Aries is not the greatest at expressing their feelings. This leads to the constant annoyance of the moody, retrospective Cancer.

Not a perfect match as Cancer will produce a mood not compatible with the Aries make-up. Cancerians tend to live in the past, so they do not take disagreements lightly. Then the often head-strong Aries will not bend even ever so slightly to apologize to the often magnified Cancer ruled mind and emotional traits. The Cancerian will back away from hurtful situations and finds it hard to forget serious quarrels or family disagreements.


Cancerians are very sensitive and emotional people, although they are naturally defensive and have a continuous fear of being hurt. They put everything that they are capable of into their relationship to make it work.

The Cancerian has a heart of emotion but will only expose their feelings gradually. When they feel their mate is trustworthy, they can find their long awaited security and only then commit themselves to anyone.

When Cancerians fall in love it is in totality. They have a special need for permanence in a relationship and are not interested in mere flirtations. Without love they lead unhappy and unfulfilled lives.

Cancer And Heartbreaks

Cancerians are devoted and dedicated to their unions, and in return they expect the same. They give abundant love and affection to the point of sometimes being over protective and very possessive. Loved ones at times may feel as though they are being suffocated, to the extent of having no life of their own.

Cancerians find it difficult to let lose or to say good bye to a relationship. And they will sometimes choose to suffer the consequences of reuniting rather than to let go of the person or the relationship.

Constellation Cancer

The Egyptians saw Cancer as the sacred scarab, a beetle which rolls its dung in the dust, making pellets in which its eggs are laid. The scarab was a symbol of resurrection and immortality; mummies often had a carving of the scarab in place of the heart. The Greek word for scarab is karabos.

In Greek myth, the second labor of Hercules was to slay the many-headed monster Hydra. Hera (Juno) sent a crab to bite the heel of Hercules while he struggled with Hydra. Hercules crushed the crab underfoot; this explains why the crab is the hardest constellation to see, with no bright stars.

Cancer Constellation Stars

If not for the fact that it lies on the Ecliptic, and is therefore part of the zodiac, Cancer would be a rather inconspicuous group of stars. It is home to the relatively nearby Beehive/Praesepe complex of star clusters.

Clearly noted by stargazers as an open cluster of stars, home of Praesepe, also known as the "Beehive Cluster" this is the constellation of Cancer. The cluster is 577 light years away and approximately 730 million years old. The cluster has at least 250 stars and possibly up to as much as 350.

Cancer Positive Traits

Loving and Emotional, Shrewd and cautious.Sensitive and nurturing. Intuitive as well as imaginative. Sympathetic and Protective.

Cancer Negative Traits

Indecisive and moody. Over-emotional and sensitive Clinging and possessive.

Cancer Personality Profile

Emotional sometimes, Cancer sun sign people tend to be some of the more caring people in our world. They are very loving and value family and friends over fame or fortune. You will always find this loving person with a dear pet of some sort.

Extremely intuitive and imaginative, these people make great artists and designers. You will find them where ever there is a need for creativity and flare. Never underestimate the scope of their imagination either.

Freedom loving, courageous and pioneering. Loves adventure, is self assertive and has as abundance of energy. Can be enterprising and will work from sun up to sun down, the Cancerian will run not walk. He is generally forceful by nature and very direct.

Not a risk taker, the astrological sign of cancer is not likely to be betting the farm on a not so well thought out venture. Rest assured this wise person will be checking all the angles before plunging in to anything.

A few negatives: 
Can be seen as selfish, rash and quick tempered. Sometimes coming across as quarrelsome and aggressive. Often emotional and highly sensitive. May show impatience at times, while also having a devious side. Is self pitying with an unforgiving and possessive tendency.

Cancer is very protective.

Cancer people are very protective and sympathetic to those around them. They are very capable of "feeling your pain" whether it be physical, financial or emotional. They will help out to, as long as it is clear they are not being taken advantage of.

When they are shining Cancer is sensitive and caring, kind and sympathetic, they have an urge to care for and nurture people. This trait expresses itself particularly well with things concerning the family and home life. This can be considered the "softer" side of the Cancer personality. However lurking in the shadows is the hard side, which can be self-centered an enterprising.

The Cancerian person tends to be kind and caring individuals with a natural sense to nurture and care for others, especially their loved ones. They are very protective and can be quite defensive at times. They may be emotional and sentimental often seeming to be extremely touchy.

Often seen as having a keen sense of perception and observation and the ability to construct things in their imagination. Cancerians are meditative and have keen abilities to concentrate. They are creative and have a natural tendency to study and analyze things. Cancerians make some of the best students and can learn most anything that they set their minds to.

They are shrewd and intuitive, resourceful and imaginative and know when to reach out to others. They love adventure and have an abundant source of energy, always seeming to be full of self assurance . But, there is a hard shell to go along with their seemingly softer underside, which is very tough and hard to penetrate. At times their nurturing may suddenly turn defensive, accompanied by erratic mood swings and outbursts

The cancer zodiac sign can be extremely protective of a vulnerable underside. The hard shell appearance is outwardly tough and impenetrable, but deep inside cancer is highly caring and sensitive, even if they manage to hide it well from the rest of the world.

Cancer Health Concerns

This zodiac sign having the tough outer shell of the crab also has it's soft belly. Even though they may seem cool and in control on the surface, they quite often are prone to emotional disruptions. While desiring the feeling of security, uncertainty in life may cause the agitation, which in turn makes them susceptible to gastric problems.

Heartburn, gastric disorders and obesity are of major concern to the Cancerian. Although they are supportive of others close to them, they usually suffer in silence as they are not ones who communicate freely.

Water retention is also common among Cancerians. They should avoid high fat foods and learn to talk openly about things that bother them as to avoid any chances of stomach ulcers. Watch food intake as Canerians are often the greatest of worriers, which may in turn lead to overeating and an expanding waistline.

Cancer sun-sign is very imaginative.

When they are tuned in to their own natural rhythms, Cancerians are imaginative, intuitive and resourceful, often realizing when it's good to reach out to others and when to back off, withdrawing into their inner self.

When in sync with their life, Cancerians are resourceful, imaginative and have natural intuition. They seem to know when and how to reach out to others in need and also when to withdraw within themselves.

At the same time they have the dilemma of being ambitious and forceful while being sensitive and nurturing. This makes it practically impossible to understand the Cancerians contradictive nature and certainly how to deal with one.

Cancerians sometimes experience trouble deciding between the ambitious, tough and outgoing side of their nature and the somewhat sensitive, inward looking part of themselves. This can cause inner conflict and mood swings, making it almost impossible for others to assess how they will react to a given situation.

Cancerians can be possessive at times

Cancer has a complex inferiority problem sometimes, so that any hurt, imagined or real, is magnified. cancer sometimes shows a tendency to look back at, and hold on to, things in the past. This is a sign of their inner possessiveness. It also highlights a natural conservative aspect of them. As a cardinal sign, they will often be the initiators of change.

Having a deep inferiority complex anything said or done to them may offend them, be it 
real or imagined, it is pondered upon. They may tend to hold on to the past, having an exceedingly hard time with letting go. Consequently, they will often initiate the changes if any are to come.

Here are some interesting Cancer facts:

  • * Ruled by the Moon
    * Primary color is silver
    * Birthstone is Pearl and Moonstone
    * Lucky day is Friday
    * Lucky numbers are 8 and 3
    * Lucky colors are silver and white
    * Best location for success is: near or on water

The Cancer Sun Sign - Zodiac Sign Information

Cancer is the forth zodiac sign. Cancer represents the crab sent by the goddess Hera. According to Greek Mythology it gives lasting fame to the crab as it was sent to combat Hercules, Hera's old enemy. As Hercules himself was embattled in his second series of the "Twelve Labors" with the destruction of the nine headed serpent "Hydra". During the battle the crab was said to have nipped at Hercules' ankles but was in turn crushed under foot. As the crabs reward Hera is said to have raised it to the heavens.

The Cancerian character is the least clear-cut of all those associated with the signs of the zodiac. It can range from the timid, dull, shy and withdrawn to the most brilliant, and famous Cancerians are to be

found through the whole range of human activity. It is a fundamentally conservative and home-loving nature, appreciating the nest like quality of a secure base to which the male can retire when he needs a respite from the stresses of life, and in which the Cancerian woman can exercise her strong maternal instincts. The latter tends to like and to have a large family. `Nest like' is an appropriate adjective for the Cancerian home, for its inhabitants tend to favor the dark, mysterious but comfortable type of house which has something of the air of a den about it, a place which belongs to the family rather than existing as a showcase to impress visitors. That is not to say that the Cancerian is unsociable, just that for them there is a time to socialize and a time to be solitary, and this is part of the apparent contradiction in their nature. Outwardly they can appear formidable - thick-skinned, unemotional, uncompromising, obstinately tenacious, purposeful, energetic, shrewd, intuitive and wise, sometimes with a philosophical profundity of thought verging on inspiration. Their intimates, however, may see a very different character, one with a sympathetic and kindly sensitivity to other people, especially those they love. They are able to identify with the situations of others because of the keenness of their imaginations. They are often over-imaginative and prone to fantasy, sometimes trying to shape their lives to fit some romantic ideal. They are appreciative of art and literature, and especially of drama, where the spectacle and ebb and flow of action and feeling particularly excite them. They may themselves possess considerable literary, artistic or oratorical talent. Their sharp ears and talent for mimicry can sometimes give them success on the stage, though their tendency to be emotional may make them overact. Interestingly - because they give the impression of being down-to-earth - they are often fascinated by the occult and are more open to psychic influence than the average. If they can reconcile the personal conflict of their urge to be outgoing with the reserve that causes them to withdraw into themselves, then at best they can inspire a generation, especially the youthful part of it, by their idealism. A job in which they can express this, and in which they can do well, would be as a leader in a youth organization. In their personal relationships they are mentally a mixture of toughness and softness, often emotional and romantic to the point of sentimentality in their fantasies; but in real life and in marriage, their loving is not so sentimental but tenaciously loyal. Even if they have affairs (and they may do so, for the male in particular is open to sensual stimulation), their first loyalty remains to spouse and family, of whom they regard themselves as the protector. Both the

Cancerian man and woman love unreservedly, giving much and asking little in return - in fact, one of the most important lessons they have to learn is how to receive gracefully. They are too easily influenced by those they love and admire, and swayed by the emotion of the moment. They are also loyal friends, the negative side of their faithfulness being clannishness, the narrow patriotism of "my country right or wrong"; and closing ranks in suspicion and coldness toward outsiders. Cancerians have a retentive memory, particularly for emotionally laden events which they can recall in detail for years afterwards. they are strongly governed by childhood memories and since they live intensely in the past in memory and in the future in imagination, a chance meeting with someone for whom they had an unrequited love, even if they thought they had conquered the feeling, will easily rouse the emotion all over again.

The Cancerian has many potential faults. They can be untidy, sulky, devious, moody, inclined to self-pity because of an inferiority complex, brood on insults (very often imagined), yet are easily flattered. They can be tactless and difficult yet, because they are normally ambitious, they will curry favor by floating with majority opinions, outlooks and fashions of the day. As a result they often change their opinions and loyalties and, indeed, their occupations, and lack stability. They are easily corrupted and, because they are convincing romanticizers, can make successful confidence tricksters. Their romanticism in another sense make them ardent supporters of causes, for example a football team with whose heroes they can identify in a world of fantasy.

Their abilities fit the Cancerian for a wide range of occupations. As they are interested in what people are thinking and able to judge what they can safely be told, they can be good journalists, writers or politicians, though in this last capacity they are more likely to remain in the background rather than attain prominent positions of power. They may, indeed, change their party affiliations. They can serve in other departments of public affairs, especially those which involve looking after others, for example in any kind of service from welfare and nursing to catering - their own love of comfort and good living makes the Cancerian an excellent chef or housekeeper. They sometimes have a penchant for trade or business and are often successful as a captain of industry. This is because they are excellent organizers with a good sense of value and economy which they may combine with a flair for inventiveness and originality. The romantic side of their natures make them enjoy grubbing about in places where exciting discoveries may be made (old stamp collections in attics, etc.), and if they can do this professionally as a secondhand dealer or specialist in antiques, they will be happy. More common occupations which suit some subjects of Cancer are real estate broker, gardener and sailor.

Physically they are average to below average in height, with a fleshy body and short legs in comparison with the rest of them. Their hair is usually brown, their faces round, their complexions pale, their foreheads prominent, their eyes small and blue or gray in color, their noses short, perhaps upturned, and their mouths full. They sometimes walk clumsily.

Possible Health Concerns... Cancer governs the chest, breasts, elbows, stomach and digestion, womb and female reproductive organs. Cancer, which can affect any part of the body, is sometimes said to have taken its name from this sign, which can therefore afflict its subjects with imperfections anywhere. This is incorrect, however, the derivation of cancer being the Latin cancer meaning gangrene as well as crab. nevertheless, Cancerians are said to be liable to breast cancer and to suffer from pleurisy, dropsy, piles and varicose veins. The excitability mentioned above can lead to weak digestion, gastritis and other stomach ills, and there is a tendency to coughs and weakness of vision.


As with all sun signs, we all have unique traits to our personalities. When these traits are suppressed, or unrealized, problems will arise. However, with astrology we can examine the problem and assess the proper solution based on the sun sign characteristics. As a Cancerian you may see things below that really strike home. Try the solution, you most likely will be amazed at the results. If you find yourself on the receiving end of the negatives below, it is because you are failing to express the positive.

PROBLEM: You can be oversensitive and something of a clinging vine which may cause you to harbor imaginary hurts and slights, this can make for highly unsettling conditions with your spouse.
SOLUTION: Be sure that the love you are expressing is not simply your need to hang own to someone for moral support, and if necessary, you should seek professional help in order to overcome this negative, clinging aspect of your personality.

PROBLEM: One of your biggest personality flaws, next to neediness, is the habit of being so self absorbed that you sometimes fail to notice what others are doing and accomplishing in their lives, you feel shut out and jealous if a family member has more success than you do.
SOLUTION: You should make a special effort to change this in yourself by forcing yourself to rejoice over their good fortune and when you do this you find that it will eventually become a habit and you as well as they will be happier for the change.

PROBLEM: Your inability to take orders without getting angry or upset may be another one of your problems and this one could be very serious as it affects your chances of earning a good living for yourself and/or your family, since you are quite apt to walk away from any job where you feel 'picked on'.
SOLUTION: Try keeping an ear out and find out how the ones who have been on the job for any length of time gets along with the boss and coworkers. If you follow his lead or simply decide that you will simply keep quiet and follow orders you will soon see how well you can be really liked by all concerned.

PROBLEM: You also have a problem with putting things off until the last minute which upsets your family and friends. This also has a tendency to make an unpleasant matter even more unpleasant when you procrastinate.
Solution: Make taking care of the business at hand your prime objective from now on for, when you do not have all those worries in the back of your mind you will find it more pleasant to be around people, and you will also find that life goes smoothly for you from then on.

Some Famous Folks That Share Your Sign!

June 22, 1907 - Anne M. Lindbergh - Writer
June 22, 1922 - Bill Blass - Designer
June 22, 1936 - Kris Kristofferson - Singer
June 22, 1949 - Meryl Streep - Actress
June 22, 1927 - Jack Delinger - Criminal
June 23, 1894 - Duke of Windsor - Royalty
June 23, 1927 - Bob Fosse - Dancer
June 23, 1948 - Clarence Thomas - Politician
June 24, 1942 - Michelle Lee - Actress
June 24, 1895 - Jack Dempsey - Fighter
June 24, 1949 - Phyllis George - Celebrity
June 26, 1912 - Norman Cousins - Writer
June 25, 1903 - George Orwell - Writer
June 27, 1927 - Bob Keeshan - Entertainer
June 27, 1930 - H. Ross Perot - Politician
June 28, 1946 - Gilda Radner - Comedienne
June 28, 1966 - John Cusak - Actor
June 29, 1901 - Nelson Eddy - Singer
June 29, 1944 - Gary Busey - Actor
June 30, 1966 - Mike Tyson - Fighter
July 1, 1916 - Oliva De Havilland - Actor
July 1, 1931 - Leslie Caron - Actress
July 1, 1934 - Jamie Farr - Actor
July 1, 1952 - Dan Aykroyd - Actor
July 1, 1941 - Twyla Tharp - Singer
July 1, 1942 - Karen Black - Actress
July 1, 1961 - Princess Diana - Royalty
July 2, 1877 - Hermann Hesse - Writer
July 2, 1922 - Dan Rowan - Comedian
July 2, 1929 - Imelda Marcos - Celebrity
July 2, 1908 - Thurgood Marshall - Supreme Court Justice
July 2, 1951 - Cheryl Ladd - Actress
July 3, 1873 - George M. Cohen - Songwriter
July 4, 1826 - Steven Foster - Songwriter
July 4, 1872 - Calvin Coolidge - Politician
July 4, 1918 - Abigale VanBuren - Columnist
July 4, 1918 - Ann Landers - Columnist
July 4, 1927 - Neil Simon - Playwright
July 4, 1943 - Gerardo Rivera - TV Host
July 4, 1920 - Leona Helmsley - Celebrity
July 5, 1889 - Jean Cocteau - Artist
July 5, 1951 - Huey Lewis - Celebrity
July 6, 1832 - Maximilian - Emperor of Mexico
July 6, 1847 - Katherine Tingley - Theosophist
July 6, 1907 - Barbara Stanwick - Actress
July 6, 1933 - Dalai Lama XIV - Religious Figure
July 6, 1946 - Sylvester Stallone - Actor
July 7, 1491 - King Henry VIII - Royalty
July 7, 1925 - Merv Griffin - Producer
July 7, 1962 - Tom Cruise - Actor
July 7, 1922 - Pierre Cardin - Designer
July 7, 1940 - Ringo Starr - Musician
July 7, 1947 - Camilla Parker Bowles - Celebrity
July 7, 1959 - Jessica Hahn - Celebrity
July 7, 1956 - Tom Hanks - Actor
July 8, 1958 - Kevin Bacon - Actor
July 8, 1942 - Phil Gramm - Celebrity
July 9, 1916 - Edward Heath - Statemans
July 9, 1940 - Brian Dennehy - Actor
July 9, 1951 - Angelica Huston - Actress
July 9, 1947 - O.J. Simpson - Sports Figure
July 9, 1956 - Jimmy Smits - Actor
July 10, 1856 - Nikola Tesla - Scientist
July 10, 1897 - Leggs Diamond - Gangster
July 10, 1920 - David Brinkley - Journalist
July 10, 1927 - David Dinkins - Politician
July 10, 1943 - Arthur Ashe - Athlete
July 10, 1947 - Arlo Guthrie - Singer
July 11, 1931 - Tab Hunter - Actor
July 11, 1934 - Georgio Armani - Designer

MJuly 11, 1953 - Leon Spinks - Fighter
July 12, 1917 - Andrew Wyeth - Painter
July 12, 1817 - Henry Thoreau - Writer
July 12, 1908 - Milton Berle - Comedian
July 12, 1934 - Van Cliburn - Musician
July 12, 1937 - Bill Cosby - Comedian
July 12, 1948 - Richard Simmons - Fitness Coach
July 12, 1957 - Mel Harris - Actress
July 13, 1928 - Bob Crane - Actor
July 13, 1942 - Harrison Ford - Actor
July 13, 1950 - David Duke - Celebrity
July 13, 1954 - Louise Mandrell - Singer
July 14, 1913 - Gerald Ford - American President
July 14, 1918 - Ingmar Bergman - Filmmaker
July 14, 1938 - Jerry Rubin - Activist
July 14, 1927 - John Chancellor - Journalist
July 15, 1946 - Linda Ronstadt - Singer
July 15, 1963 - Bridgitt Nielsen - Actress
July 16, 1821 - Mary Baker Eddy - Religious Figure
July 16, 1911 - Ginger Rogers - Dancer/Actress
July 17, 1912 - Art Linkletter - Comedian
July 17, 1917 - Phyllis Diller - Comedienne
July 17, 1935 - Dianne Carroll - Actress
July 17, 1935 - Donald Sutherland - Actor
July 18, 1911 - Hugh Cronyn - Actor
July 18, 1913 - Red Skelton - Comedian
July 18, 1921 - John Glenn - Astronaut
July 19, 1860 - Lizzy Borden - Folk Figure
July 19, 1922 - George McGovern - Politician
July 20, 1890 - Theda Bara - Actress
July 20, 1938 - Dianna Rigg - Actress
July 21, 1899 - Ernest Hemingway - Writer
July 21, 1924 - Don Knots - Actor
July 21, 1948 - Cat Stevens - Singer
July 21, 1952 - Robin Williams - Comedian