Moon in Cancer


You are imaginative, sympathetic, protective, tenacious, loyal.


You are possessive, moody, critical, self- pitying, a nag.

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 sign.  Moon in Cancer natives have a large potential to be able to get in touch with the feelings and moods of others. Often, you are quite wrapped up in yourself. Your memories of the past are outstanding, especially for all things emotional. You are never detached — you cling to things, your home, and people you care for. You seek out security and familiarity in all you do. You look for peace and quiet. Your attachment to all that is safe means they are a little leery of change.  You are a  peace-loving soul who dislike superficiality in all of its forms. You are devoted and accommodating. The insecure ones accumulate things in an attempt to feel secure.

Because of your strong attachment to, and memory of, the past, others may complain that you tend to whip a dead horse. You may dwell on hurts long after everyone else has moved on. When you feel you have been taken for granted (which may be often!), you don’t always confront others directly. This is when you can use roundabout ways to get others attention. In fact, when you are insecure, you become quite manipulative. You can also be victims of habit.

You  have a hard time compartmentalizing your life, simply because your watery Moon tends to know no boundaries. Sometimes, as a result, you may act irrationally.  One of the most delightful characteristics of Moon in Cancer people is your loony sense of humor. You can be extraordinarily funny. Your moodiness can baffle others, but your unique outlook on life is something most people can appreciate.

When treated with tenderness and understanding, you  return the favor with warmth and protection. Give you security, and you’ll take the crabbiness out of the Crab, at least for awhile.You  are wonderfully dependable overall, despite your occasional mood swings. Make a friend of Moon in Cancer, and you will be taken care of for life.


Past lives spent in situations of enforced dependency on family members have resulted in a basic insecurity that you might need to be taken care of by others. You fear needing someone else’s sympathy to survive. In a past live you may have sustained a physical injury that required you needed the help and assistance of others. Such memories lend urgency to your need for an emotional parent figure to rely on for protection and care. Thus, family is extremely important in this incarnation and is subconsciously related to survival. This leads to unhealthy patterns of dependencies, clinging and controlling family members by being overprotective. The lesson here is to learn to enjoy the nourishment of intimacy and empathy without accompanying debilitating bondage. The challenge is to learn to rely on the authority within yourself.