Modality : Cardinal
Element : Water
Ruler : The Moon
Season : Summer
4th Sign of Zodiac
Metal : Silver
Stone : Pearl, Opal
Colour : white Yellow
Anatomy : Breast ,Stomach
Keywords : gentle, conservative, feeling,
nurturing, defensive, contemplative.
Comparison with the Cancer symbol, the Crab:
A crab is
able to walk or run sideways. Similarly, Cancer natives can sometimes
"move about" in life, in a figurative sense, in an indirect manner.
The crab's body is covered by a carapace (shell). Cancer natives are
self-protective and sensitive, and often retreat into themselves when hurt.
Crabs are able to resist changes in the environment, thereby protecting
themselves from hostile elements in various habitats. Similarly, Cancer natives
are thought to avoid too much change, and to be on the defensive. Crabs have
"complex behavior patterns" (1). The inner world of Cancer
natives is thought to be rather quirky and complex. Some crabs "conceal
themselves by decorating their bodies with plants and animals"
(2). Cancer natives tend to try to blend in with their environments,
preferring not to make a big splash in life.
glyph, or symbol, may represent the breasts as a symbol of the nurturing
qualities of the sign.
Sun in Cancer
(The Sun is in Cancer from June 21-22 to July 22-23, depending on the
Cancer natives have a strong survival instinct. They are protective of those
they care about, and of themselves too. They are often quite reticent about
sharing their inner selves to the rest of the world, and are often caught up
have a reputation for moodiness, although this trait is most evident when the
Moon is in Cancer. Cancer needs roots. They resist change to an extent, and
concern themselves about being secure and safe in most everything they
can be quite intrigued by objects with history attached to them — antiques,
photos, souvenirs, and the like.
is a very sensitive sign, and they don't always appreciate it when you are
blunt with them. Their reactions to hurt will depend on how thick a shell they
have developed. Most Cancers react by withdrawing or retreating. Some have
developed an ability to manipulate others to get what they want. They avoid
direct confrontations almost as a rule.
are, in fact, quite yielding and soft when you have them in the right mood.
They are one of the more hospitable signs of the zodiac. Sure, they can be
touchy and indirect, but they are also very dependable, caring souls.
Famous people with Sun in Cancer: Pamela Anderson, Kevin Bacon, Beck (Sun,
Mercury, and Mars in Cancer), Mel Brooks, George Bush Jr., Bill Cosby, Tom
Cruise, Willem Dafoe (Sun, Mercury, and Venus in Cancer), Vin Diesel (Sun and
Mercury in Cancer), Harrison Ford (Sun, Moon, and Mercury in Cancer), Woody
Guthrie (Sun and Moon in Cancer), Jessica Hahn, Tom Hanks, Anjelica Huston
(Sun and Mars in Cancer), Ann Landers, Juliette Lewis (Sun, Mercury, and
Venus in Cancer), Richard Lewis, Anne Morrow Lindbergh (Sun, Moon, Mercury,
and Mars in Cancer), Lindsay Lohan, Courtney Love (Sun and Moon in Cancer),
Tobey Maguire, Princess Diana, Carlos Santana, Fred Savage (Sun, Mercury, and
Venus in Cancer), Jimmy Smits, Sylvester Stallone, Patrick Stewart, Donald
Sutherland (Sun, Mercury, and Mars in Cancer), Montel Williams, Robin
Williams (Sun and Moon in Cancer)
Moon in Cancer
This is the most subjective position of the Moon. The Moon is "at
home" in the sign of Cancer, as the Moon is the natural ruler of the
Cancer natives have a large potential to be able to get in touch with the feelings
and moods of others. Often, they are quite wrapped up in themselves. Their
memories of the past are outstanding, especially for all things emotional.
Moon in Cancer people are never detached—they cling to things, their home,
and people they care for. They seek out security and familiarity in all they
do. They look for peace and quiet. Their attachment to all that is safe means
they are a little leery of change.
peace-loving souls dislike superficiality in all of its forms. They are
devoted and accommodating. The insecure ones accumulate things in an
attempt to feel secure.
of their strong attachment to, and memory of, the past, others may complain
that Moon in Cancer natives tend to whip a dead horse. They may dwell on
hurts long after everyone else has moved on. When they feel they have been
taken for granted (which may be often!), they don't always confront others
directly. This is when they can use roundabout ways to get your attention. In
fact, these natives, when they are insecure, can become quite manipulative.
They can also be victims of habit.
people can have a hard time compartmentalizing their lives, simply because
their watery Moon tends to know no boundaries. Sometimes, as a result, they
may act irrationally.
One of the
most delightful characteristics of Moon in Cancer people is their loony sense
of humour. These people can be extraordinarily funny. Their moodiness can
baffle others, but their unique outlook on life is something most people can
treated with tenderness and understanding, Moon in Cancer natives return the favour
with warmth and protection. Give them security, and you'll take the
crabbiness out of the Crab, at least for awhile.
people are wonderfully dependable overall, despite their occasional mood
swings. Make a friend of Moon in Cancer, and you will be taken care of for
Famous people with Moon in Cancer: Drew Barrymore, Boris Becker, Mary J. Blige,
Clint Eastwood, Farrah Fawcett, Harrison Ford, Woody Guthrie, Julio Iglesias,
Kurt Kobain, Anne Morrow Lindbergh (Sun, Moon, Mercury, and Mars in Cancer),
Courtney Love (Sun and Moon in Cancer), Mike Myers, Olivia Newton-John, Jimmy
Page, Sean Penn, Keanu Reeves (Moon, Venus, and Mars in Cancer), Kurt
Russell, Adam Sandler, Suzanne Somers, Robin Williams (Sun and Moon in
Mercury in Cancer
These people communicate with feeling, conveying a sensitive, withdrawn, and
thoughtful nature to the people they interact with. If this is the only
personal planet in Cancer in their chart, they may come across as more
personal and sensitive than they actually are.
matter how free-spirited the rest of their natal charts may be, Mercury in
Cancer people can be very subjective and personal, or they opt not to talk at
all. They are slow to respond at times, giving others the impression that
they are deep thinkers. They probably are just that. Cancer is a meditative
and reflective sign. Still, Mercury in Cancer people are much faster at
forming opinions and making decisions than they appear. Because they listen
so well to others, this speed is not obvious.
bet that Mercury in Cancer natives will remember almost anything — from their
own past, to your conversation two months ago. You might notice their memory
is a little skewed in the direction of emotion. The truth is, these people
remember the mood surrounding all the moments they have stored in
their memory. This is because they "feel you out" when you are
talking to them. The words are not as important to them as the emotions
communicators come across as gentle, intuitive, and sentimental. Sometimes,
they can appear quite defensive, as they can take things quite personally.
They make you feel very warm and protected. Sometimes it is in their voice
(solid yet soothing); and often it is in the message they are
giving. Sometimes Cancer communicators can come across as if they are
hiding something, which can get them into more trouble than they perhaps
in Cancer retains a lot of information, and learns best when they feel
emotionally balanced. They prefer to focus their concentration on subjects,
and approach problems in a step-by-step manner, "feeling out" an
answer. This position gives the gift of rhythm and beat.
matter what their Sun sign (and it can only be Gemini, Cancer, or Leo),
Cancer communicators seem to have feelers. They pick up people's emotions in
conversations. They are the best listeners of all the signs. In fact, it is
extraordinarily easy for them to get "lost" in the other person's
expression and opinion. For a while, they can almost lose their own opinions
and completely step into the other's shoes.
count on Mercury in Cancer to come up with information, culled from their
outstanding memory, that others have long forgotten.
communicators' style is to avoid arguments. But, make no mistake about it,
they can provoke arguments easily. They do this in a subtle manner, then get
hurt when others argue with them.
in Cancer is generally attracted to poetry, archaic language, expressions of
yesteryear, and the like. Because they are so aware of others' emotions, they
can be somewhat diplomatic in their dealings with people.
people appear to take their time when they make a decision, and even when
they form an opinion. They need to step away from others, and be alone with themselves
to explore all that they have absorbed. They ask for time to stew over new
information. They are impressionable, and the smart ones know it. Withdrawing
into themselves helps them to discriminate.
people can get frustrated with facts-only thinking processes. They also
dislike distractions when they are talking or thinking. They need to focus on
the matter at hand in order to come up with the best solutions to problems.
in Cancer can be very effective speakers and writers, especially if they have
Leo or Gemini Suns. Their ability to "feel out" their audience is
extraordinary. Also, they are able to present things concisely, yet
Mercury is in Aries or Libra, you may find some of your conversations with
Mercury in Cancer natives are frustrating. (The feeling is mutual, by the
way). Aries communicators get impatient with Cancer's slowness and indirect
communication, while Libra communicators wonder why Cancer always seems to
personalize what they say to the point of appearing like they have funnel
vision. This latter is not always the case — Cancer communicators simply
prefer to speak about the matter at hand, you and them, and not the rest of
the world as Libra tends to do. Likewise, Mercury in Cancer can find Aries communicators
rather brusque, and Libra communicators maddeningly detached or
Favourite expression: "I feel..."
Famous people with Mercury in Cancer: Willem Dafoe (Sun, Mercury, and Venus in
Cancer), Vin Diesel (Sun and Mercury in Cancer), David Duchovny, Melissa
Etheridge, John Goodman, Tom Hanks, Nicole Kidman, Anna Kournikova, Ann
Landers, Juliette Lewis (Sun, Mercury, and Venus in Cancer), Richard Lewis,
Anne Morrow Lindbergh (Sun, Moon, Mercury, and Mars in Cancer), Princess Diana,
Carlos Santana, Fred Savage, George Bernard Shaw, Martin Sheen, Donald
Sutherland (Sun, Mercury, and Mars in Cancer), Alex Trebek
Venus in Cancer
Love for Venus in Cancer is best when it is committed and rather predictable.
These people are sensitive in love, even if their Sun sign is the more
playful and outgoing signs of Gemini or Leo. You may even say their egos are
a little underdeveloped when it comes to love, but they have a lot to give in
return: namely, security, comfort, and care.
in Cancer men and women show their love by caring for you. They pay more
attention to your feelings than your words, and observe you rather carefully.
They want a safe, solid relationship. They can be a little moody in love, and
some go so far as giving silent treatments and engaging in pouting routines
to get attention from their mate. They are turned off by anything impersonal,
and too much rationalizing leaves them cold. They are not afraid of the
emotional element of love (even if they have a Gemini Sun and appear flighty
in other areas of life), but confrontations can be a little
scary. Still, these lovers are always worried they'll be left high and
dry. If you've hurt them, they'll have a hard time forgetting. Every so
often, they'll retreat into themselves (not unlike a Crab), and it can be
difficult to pull them out. This is when they use their extraordinary
"nursing" abilities on themselves, instead of you...and you simply
don't want that!
Venus in Cancer involves lots of snuggling and sentimentality. Recognize
their attachments to their family and home. Help them to feel confident with
you—when they are fearful of being rejected, they can resort to some
frustrating tactics to find out just how loved they are. Think about how a
crab (the symbol of Cancer) moves towards its goal, and you will get a fair
idea of Venus in Cancer's approach. Do your best to make them feel secure and
cared for, and you will be rewarded with a patient, dependable, and loving
Famous people with Venus in Cancer: Ben Affleck, Courteney Cox, Billy Ray Cyprus,
Willem Dafoe (Sun, Mercury, and Venus in Cancer), Cameron Diaz, Danny Glover,
Elizabeth Hurley, Anna Kournikova, Lenny Kravitz, Juliette Lewis (Sun,
Mercury, and Venus in Cancer), Robert Plant, Keanu Reeves, Martin Sheen,
Christian Slater, Meryl Streep, Kristi Yamaguchi
Mars in Cancer
This position inclines toward passive-aggressiveness. These people seem to
resist change and to shy away from direct confrontations. They need to feel
secure before they act. As a result, they can appear rather slow at times.
Their motto is "The best offence is defences". They may appear weak
to some, but they can be very strong. Their strength lies in their
sex drive can be very tied up with emotional need. At their best, they turn
others on with a protective, almost therapeutic way about them. The
protective nature of Cancer is best expressed when Mars in Cancer natives are
turning the energy outward — when they are being the protectors of others.
Turning it inwards is when there are problems. They must avoid
over-sensitivity and self-protection when it comes to sex. Some Mars in
Cancer people are especially turned on by the thought of creating a
people are threatened by indifference. They can be argumentative and
manipulative. Their energy levels are variable, and they can appear to move
rather slowly. They have defensive reactions and bursts of emotional displays
when they feel cornered.
reassurance and confidence, these natives are protective, helpful, and
dependable in the long haul. They prefer to handle situations peacefully and
Famous people with Mars in Cancer: Joe Cocker, Richard Gere, Anjelica Huston,
Stephen King, Cheryl Ladd, Anne Morrow Lindbergh (Sun, Moon, Mercury, and
Mars in Cancer), Keanu Reeves, Donald Sutherland (Sun, Mercury, and
Mars in Cancer), Jean-Claude Van Damme
These people come across as gentle creatures. There's something familiar
about them — they're the guy or gal next door. When they enter a room, they
don't walk in with a splash. Instead, they move to the sides and weave their
way inwards. These people have a familiar feel to them. Because they are
rather sensitive to their environment, they can get flustered easily,
especially in public.
first instinct, when threatened or on unfamiliar ground, is to protect
themselves. When new situations present themselves, they can immediately
withdraw or act shy. Generally, these people come across as caring people.
They seem quite sweet — even innocent. Usually, these people appear
unassuming enough to be quite approachable. Some Cancer Ascendants, however,
have retreated into themselves so much as to be quite the opposite.
Capricorn is on the Descendant, Cancer Ascendant people are looking for
structure and security in their partner and their relationship. These people
function best when their partner displays strength, financial and emotional
stability, and know-how. In fact, many Cancer Ascendants prefer it when their
relationship has well-defined rules. Security is the basic need, and they are
generally more than willing to give up some personal freedom in order to get
it. In some cases, Cancer Ascendant people can surprise their partners. Why?
Because they come across as rather unassuming, family-oriented people. When
it comes to marriage, they have a rather matter-of-fact, practical
famous people with Cancer rising include Steven Spielberg, Stephen King,
Julia Roberts, Kurt Russell, John Travolta, Lisa Bonet, Tyra Banks, and Ben
Affleck. Angelina Jolie has Cancer rising with Venus tightly conjunct the