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Astrological Sign: Cancer

Updated on February 5, 2013

Cancer! June 22 to July 22

Cancer is the fourth astrological sign in the Zodiac, originating from the constellation of Cancer. In western astrology, this sign is no longer aligned with the constellation as a result of the precession of the equinoxes. In astrology, Cancer is considered a yin sign or alternatively feminine or negative sign, meaning it is more introverted. It is considered a water sign, and is one of four cardinal signs. Cancer is ruled by the Moon. Being the fourth sign in the zodiac, Cancer has been associated with the astrological 4th house.

Individuals born when the Sun was in this sign are considered Cancer individuals. Under the tropical zodiac, the Sun is in Cancer roughly from June 22 to July 22 and under the sidereal zodiac, it is currently roughly from July 16 to August 15.

The New Zodiac

The change in the zodiac will not change anything for anyone born before 2009. Your sign was determined at the time that you were born.

The zodiac or star signs were created over 2,000 years ago, but due to the moon's gravitational pull, the Earth has slowly moved in it's axis. This has caused about a one months change in the alignment of the stars.

The constellation Ophiuchus did not enter the celestial path until 2009. This means that only babies born in 2009 or later will have a new set of zodiac signs!

Below are the new dates associated with the thirteen sign zodiac:

Capricorn: Jan. 20 - Feb. 16

Aquarius: Feb. 16 - March 11

Pisces: March 11- April 18

Aries: April 18 - May 13

Taurus: May 13 - June 21

Gemini: June 21 - July 20

Cancer: July 20 - Aug. 10

Leo: Aug. 10 - Sept. 16

Virgo: Sept. 16 - Oct. 30

Libra: Oct. 30 - Nov. 23

Scorpio: Nov. 23 - Nov. 29

Ophiuchus: Nov. 29 - Dec. 17

Sagittarius: Dec. 17 - Jan. 20

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Compatibilities

Based on Elements within the Zodiac, Cancer is considered compatible with Pisces and Scorpio.

There are many variables that determine compatibility in astrology, such as birth dates, birth months, birth years, position of a sign within the Sun, the Moon, Stars, etc. The signs listed as compatible with Cancer do not reflect an individual profile or individual reading as interpreted within astrology, but rather reflect a general guideline and reference to compatibility as dictated by variables such as Qualities and Elements within the Zodiac. The branch in astrology dealing with interpersonal compatibilities is called Synastry.

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Associations

Zodiac Symbol: Crab

Birth Dates (Tropical) June 22 - July 22

Birth Dates (Sidereal) July 16 - August 15

Constellation Cancer

Zodiac Element: Water

Zodiac Quality: Cardinal

Domicile: Moon

Detriment: Saturn

Exaltation: Jupiter and Neptune

Fall: Mars

Colors: Silver and Sea green

Birthstones: Emerald, Pearl and Moonstone (June), Ruby (July)

Gemstones: Moonstone, Emerald

Day: Monday

Metal: Silver

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