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About The Zodiac Sign Cancer

Updated on June 19, 2013

June 22 – July 22

The Zodiac Sun sign of Cancer owns the symbol of the Crab.  He is born between June 22 - July 22 each year.
The Zodiac Sun sign of Cancer owns the symbol of the Crab. He is born between June 22 - July 22 each year. | Source

The Basic Characteristics of the Cancer

The Crab is a water sign along with Scorpio and Pisces. Of the three, Scorpio represents ice, a hard shelled appearance with deep emotions running underneath the surface. Pisces represents steam since they are the type with their head in the clouds and dreaming. Cancer however represents actual liquid water of the water signs. Cancer is full of emotion turmoil, but a bit more grounded since it is a Cardinal sign making the Crab self confident and more in control than the other water signs.

The emotional Moon is the natural ruler of Cancer forcing the Crab to generally base decisions on emotion rather than logic. Of course if there are other aspects in the person’s natal chart, this trait will be weakened and may not appear to be accurate. Cancer is also the natural ruler of the fourth house of home, mother and parenting, ancestry and roots, and unconditional love.

They have strong emotional feelings that they don’t always show, and are a strong sign representing leadership so making the mistake of kindness for weakness. I can promise you will be unpleasantly surprised.

Because of their nurturing nature, Cancer’s usually make great parents. They have a terrific balance of the ability to be nurturing and positive influences while being strict and consistent in discipline.

SIGN
SYMBOL
PLANET
HOUSE
QUALITY
ELEMENT
COLORS
GEM
FLOWER
CAN
Crab
Moon
4th
Cardinal
Water
White & Silver
Pearl
Larkspur

The Natal Chart

Each individual person has a Natal Chart (or Birth Chart) that determines detailed information regarding personality, needs, emotions, moods, desires, and priorities.
Each individual person has a Natal Chart (or Birth Chart) that determines detailed information regarding personality, needs, emotions, moods, desires, and priorities. | Source

Not all Cancerians are the Same

Each of us is an individual. Not only does each of us have a sun sign, but we also have a rising sign (ascendant) and a moon sign. These three signs all have equal amounts of influence in someone’s natal chart. In addition, there are powerful outer and inner planets that occupy our 12 houses in our individual natal charts (maps of the sky at the exact time and place of birth), and continuously transit through all of the constellations and each of our houses.

Additionally, there are aspects between the planets, in the houses that make up your personality. In order for you to really discover the details of your emotions, communication practices, actions, and relationships, you need to provide the exact date, time and place of your birth to a professional astrologer who can explain why the way you are and how you can change. There is most likely a fee attached to a professional reading of one’s natal chart.

The Mighty King Crab!  This creature has a hard shell for protection of the soft, vulnerable inside.  A Cancer Sun sign can easily get his feelings hurt while appearing to be tough and callus.
The Mighty King Crab! This creature has a hard shell for protection of the soft, vulnerable inside. A Cancer Sun sign can easily get his feelings hurt while appearing to be tough and callus. | Source

Famous Cancerians

  • Meredith Baxter Birney – Actress
  • Prince William – Royalty
  • Bill Blass – Designer
  • Kris Kristofferson – Singer
  • Meryl Streep – Actress
  • Jack Delinger – Criminal
  • Duke of Windsor – Royalty
  • Ross Perot – Politician
  • Jack Dempsey – fighter
  • Clarence Thomas – Supreme Court Justice
  • Gilda Radner – Comedienne
  • John Cusak – Actor
  • Mike Tyson – Fighter
  • Jamie Farr – Actor
  • Dan Aykroyd – Actor
  • Princess Diana – Royalty
  • Thurgood Marshall – Supreme Court Justice
  • Calvin Coolidge – American President
  • Dalai Lama XIV – Religious Leader
  • King Henry VIII – Royalty
  • Merv Griffin – Producer
  • Richard Simons – Fitness Coach
  • O.J. Simpson – Sports Figure
  • Bill Cosby – Comedian
  • Milton Berle – Comedian
  • Georgio Armani – Designer
  • Gerald Ford – American President
  • Lizzy Bordon – Folk Figure
  • John Glenn – Astronaut
  • Ernest Hemmingway – Writer
  • Don Knots – Actor
  • Robin Williams – Comedian

Thank you for your interest in my writing. I certainly hope the read was helpful and entertaining. Please feel free to provide a comment, suggestion, or constructive criticism in the comments section below.

"Be kind to one another" ~ Ellen

God Bless You ~ Margaret Sullivan

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    • Marcy Goodfleisch profile image

      Marcy Goodfleisch 5 years ago from Planet Earth

      Very interesting points about our Cancer friends! You are so knowledgeable about star signs and the meanings that have been associated with them. Thanks for sharing your information on the Zodiac! Voted up and up!

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      Mmargie1966 5 years ago from Gainesville, GA

      I'm glad you enjoyed it!

      Thank you for commenting.

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      yoginijoy 5 years ago from Mid-Atlantic, USA

      Interesting portrayal of the Cancer sign. My father is a Cancer, lucky me! I enjoyed this hub. Great job!