Your Most Likable Trait: LOYALTY

The Sun is in this fourth sign of the zodiac from 22 June until 22 July each year. The symbol for Cancer is the Crab, with its protective shell. People with this Sun sign are sometimes also called “Moon Children,” because the Moon is the ruler of the sign. In Cancer the Sun is receptive and moody. You are a very sensitive person who is easily influenced by your environment. You are likely to be exceedingly protective of your feelings, as well as the feelings of those to whom you are close. Emotions are strong in your nature. You approach life with many feelings and a strong nurturing tendency. Your moods are varied and changeable. They are synchronized to the Moon, flowing in and out like the tide. You are acutely aware of the atmosphere of feelings surrounding you. You’re skeptical and distrustful of people. It’s not what they say, but simply the way they say it and the way you interpret their meaning.

You need to tell your deepest thoughts. When those around you are not receptive, you can become quite difficult to reach. The “crabby” part of Cancer shows up once in awhile, as well. When these moods are in control of your behavior, you can snap someone’s head off for no reason at all. People you live around have to learn that you are not really angry with them. This is just the way Moon children are sometimes. By nature you are quiet and somewhat reserved, frequently retreating or putting up a protective barrier when you feel in any way threatened.

You are attuned to the past. You tend to cling to reminders and memorabilia of your family and of earlier times. Many Cancers are attracted to collecting antiques. You may be one of those people who collects just about everything. It’s hard for you to part with something when there may be a chance need some rainy day, no matter how remote that chance may be. Cancers are the original “pack-rats.”

You place much importance on the home and family. Your family or your “family of friends” is the center of your life. They provide you your sense of security and belonging. Your role in this environment is the source of your self-esteem and often overshadow your sense of individuality. It’s hard to break away from your early upbringing and depart from the family traditions you have experienced. Cancer is the sign of motherhood. In both sexes, it produces a parenting instinct that is caring, protective, and indulging. Even unmarried Cancers adopt friends, co-workers, and neighbors in an extended family situation.

Hardworking and dedicated, you make an excellent employee. You are loyal and respect authority. This makes you supportive and protective of the boss and rarely questioning company policy. You do find it very difficult to handle change and disruption. If you are the boss, you like your employees to be dedicated as you are. Unfortunately, sometimes you may surround yourself with “yes men” who simply reinforce your decisions. You don’t take chances or risk sweeping change. Money is very important to you. Not for what it will buy or for the freedom it provides, but for the sense of security it provides. No matter what else is to be said of Cancer, security and having the protective shell in place, is overriding.


On the surface, you’re a picture of calm and strength, but underneath you tend to feel insecure and inadequate. You are positive that other people know what they’re doing while they’re just winging it. You also imagine the worst outcome to a scenario, never the best. You are a very emotional person, you are constantly feeling. Hearing a song on the radio makes you feel sentimental, and a particular scent, flower, or picture can jar your memory. You are also extraordinarily in sync with other people’s feelings. In fact, you get almost as involved with your friends’ problems as you do with your own. When you are close to someone, you believe you are supposed to help that person. Harmony is important to you- any kind of conflict or quarrels leaves you feeling depressed. However, you’re definitely not wishy-washy; you have the courage of your convictions and the strength to stick up for what you think is right. You don’t welcome change, you are hesitant about going ahead with something untried, yet this doesn’t stop you from doing what has to be done.


Those in your circle think of you as the den mother- the one who tries to fix their problems and make sure everyone is happy. They like your concern for their well-being and cherish your wise counsel. But why, even if they follow your advice, do they keep it a secret form you?Because they think you’re controlling and don’t want to be a puppet on your string. They also think you’re moody. One minute you seem to care about them, and the next you’re crabby and to be avoided at all costs. In your career, you are viewed as someone who can quickly spot an opportunity for financial gain.

DUALITY Feminine


QUALITY Cardinal

Cancer is receptive, sensitive, and imaginative, sympathetic, kind, sentimental, and emotional, and possesses an active, shrewd, and intuitive mind.

RULING PLANET Moon: Earth’s one satellite, which waxes and wanes and exerts a powerful magnetic influence. In astrology, the Moon governs emotions and intuitive behavior.

SYMBOL The Crab: Possessing an impenetrable exterior covering soft flesh underneath. At the first sign of danger, it withdraws into its shell and scuttles back to the sea where it feels safe.


POLARITY Capricorn:

Cancer is the sign of home and family. Cancerians seek close personal relationships, and are happiest surrounded by the familiar and those whom they love. Capricorn, Cancer’s opposite sign, is the sign of reputation and public standing. Natives of Capricorn are concerned with the image they project, and they search for power and fulfillment in the outside world.

PART OF THE BODY RULED BY CANCER The breasts and stomach: Cancerians love to eat and have to fight weight gain later in years. They are subject to digestive ailments caused by tension and emotional stress.


MAGICAL BIRTHSTONE Pear: Changes bad fortune into good and discord into harmony. It also brings support from influential people.

SPECIAL COLORS Sea green and silver: The shimmering colors of water and the moon.

CITIES Venice, Amsterdam, New York, Algiers     COUNTRIES Scotland, Holland, New Zealand

FLOWERS Larkspur and Acanthus  TREES Trees rich in sap

METAL Silver

ANIMALS RULED BY CANCER Those with shell coverings

DANGER Cancer people are susceptible to accidents in the home. They are also prone toward becoming victims of theft.


Each Star Sign of the Zodiac can be divided into three subsections called Decans. Each Decan roughly corresponds to 10 degrees or 10 days of the Star Signs time period. Decans can provide a more detailed account of an individual’s personality traits and character and reveal how people born under the same Star Sign can be very different. The Cancer personality can differ according to which one of the Cancer Decans an individual is born under:

If you were born between June 22 and July 2

This is the first of the Cancer Decans and is ruled by the Moon. The first Decan Cancer personality is characterised by sensitivity, generosity and creativity. Your sensitive nature and emotional awareness makes you a natural Psychic. You have a tendency to just “know’ what others are thinking or feeling. You can choose to develop these natural skills further and be rewarded by helping others. And helping others is what you most like to do. You are extremely generous and will do anything for anyone. You do not expect great accolades for your deeds but gain an enormous sense of satisfaction from giving. You are a true giver. You crave a sense of security and love and desire close family relationships that you can nurture and be nurtured by. You also possess a high level of creativity and can turn your hand to many career paths that allow you to use your talents. You are most happy in the company of close friends and family, where you know you are well loved, admired and respected. The main flaws in this first Decan Cancer personality are over sentimentality as you have a difficult time being objective when it comes to emotional issues.

If you were born between July 3 and July 12

The second of the Cancer Decans has the planet Pluto as its ruler. The second Decan Cancer personality is characterised by mystery, secrecy and psychic ability. Like all Cancer subjects you have strong psychic abilities that help guide you with your decision making. You are an extremely private person and do not like to reveal too much of yourself to anyone. This includes close friends, lovers and family members. You are quite secretive and will keep secrets well. No one ever knows you fully and you have the air of mystery behind your eyes. Unlike other Cancerians you do not allow your heart to overrule your head. You are emotional and sensitive but have an analytical mind that affects your judgement. This can lead to feelings of confusion as your head is telling you one thing, your heart another. It is your head that usually wins out. You have immense emotional needs and are happiest in a secure loving relationship. You give a great deal of love, loyalty and respect to a lover and expect the same in return. If your relationships are tested you will work your hardest to overcome problems and rebuild a loving relationship. The main flaws in this second Decan Cancer personality are a tendency to have a jealous streak.

If you were born between July 13 and July 23

The third of the Cancer Decans is ruled by the planet Neptune. The third Decan Cancer personality is characterised by intuition, empathy and optimism. You are somewhat of a dreamer and like to fantasise stretching your vivid imagination. Poetry, creative writing or art are all areas you can excel in. Your kindness and compassion make for you being very empathetic and you can easily understand the feelings and emotions of others. You have a fascination for the unusual, extraordinary or unconventional. You are interested in the supernatural and spiritualism and like to find out about different cultures and beliefs. You adore the idea of being in love and being romanticized. This sometimes leads to disappointment with relationships that fall short of the ‘romance novel’ ideal. However because of your positive optimism, this disappoint soon diminishes and you move your thoughts and dreams to other romances – real or imagined. You enjoy your own company and like to have time alone. These times allow you to dream some more and also are times when you can get in touch with your inner self and strengthen your intuitive skills.


Cancer and Aries Love Compatibility

This combination is usually hard to match. The powerful sexual attraction is a usual thing for these two signs. A problem is that sexual attraction fades in the face of many temperamental differences. Aries leaps without looking; Cancer is cautious. Cancer loves hearth and home; Aries hates being tied down. Resentments build up and they argue over trifles. The discrepancy between their temperaments results in strengthening of incompatibility in bed. Astrological forecast for this couple is a stormy sea, and the marriage for certain will result in ship-wreck.

Cancer and Taurus Love Compatibility

Usually this makes a good combination. Both need security and a sense of permanence, and both are loving, affectionate, and passionate as well. The Cancer adds to this union more sensuality and imagination. Both are passionate and do not need any extraneous help to be pleased with each other. The Taurus is capable to understand changes in the mood of the Cancer, and can help smooth the problems if any appears. The Taurus is usually an attentive person. The Cancer is responsive. This relationship can and will improve with age and hard work, as these are such different personalities, and in many ways ones strength supports the others weakness. Cancers sex life is affected by the way they are getting along in the evening and if there is arguing or other unpleasantness Cancer will not make love to Taurus and too much of this could build a wall between them. The understanding of each other problems will help the existence of pleasant connection. A successful marriage is possible if case these two are willing to give rather than get.

Cancer and Gemini Love Compatibility

Gemini’s sparkle immediately intrigues Cancer, but Cancer won’t find security with fickle, fly-by-night Gemini. The Cancer’s self-confidence will decrease during his dialogue with the changeable Gemini, who are fond of pleasures. The unguided sexual energy of the Gemini will create problems for the Cancer. Cancer is the home loving type and will be content to stay there and lock the rest of the world outside, but Gemini would soon become restless and angry over this as he/she is very sociable and likes to be around other people; having no wish to feel as if they are a prisoner in their own home. Life will quickly become unbearable to Gemini. Cancers are driven by emotion and feelings and generally prefer the constant. Gemini’s unstoppable movement will prove unsettling to Cancer. Though it is a very emotional connection, the long term connection is almost impossible here.

Cancer and Cancer Love Compatibility

They have a lot in common, and that’s the trouble. They are too similar to be happy together. Both suffer from excessive sensitivity and that results in emotional problems. Both want to play a main role in the sexual relationships, and it often causes a criticism and disputes. They both take words and actions to be literal truths and that can mean some consistent pain and unrest for them. They tend to see themselves as martyrs, vastly giving individuals, and when one does not see this in the other then the reaction is shock. They will waste a lot of time together, better spent on other things, in the middle of petty bickering and dredging up the past mistakes of the other. However physically they attract each other and this connection can be rather sensual. The marriage demands a great goodwill and mutual understanding.

Cancer and Leo Love Compatibility

Usually this is a good combination, since the Moon (Cancer) reflects the light of the Sun (Leo). The Leo has an ability to stabilize moody Cancer. Generous, openhearted, strong Leo is just what insecure Cancer is looking for and it creates a feeling of reliance for a changeable Cancer. On the other hand it is necessary to flatter and admire by the Leo’s advantages and especially in the field of sex, where he/she should dominate. If the Cancer is ready to let the Leo be the leader in bedroom the passionate connection and rather successful marriage can take place.

Cancer and Virgo Love Compatibility

Cancer’s responses are emotive while Virgo’s are analytical, but their personalities mesh so well that it doesn’t seem to matter. The Virgo is practical person and gives a basis for this union. The Cancer is more emotional creature but they are capable to feel pleasure from their relationships. They perfectly fit each other in the bedroom. One of the dangers in this relationship will be too much caring! Each one of these signs love to look after, and fuss around the person they love, which will go far in making life intolerable for both of them. Together these signs do a lot of talking about things that need doing; each one needs to be paired with a positive personality for anything but talk to get accomplished. This can turn out to be quite interesTing connection in case the Virgo is little less demonstrative and affectionate with cancer.

Cancer and Libra Love Compatibility

This pair operates on entirely different levels: Cancer wants love to be emotionally transcendent, Libra seeks perfect intellectual communion. It is difficult for the Libra to get on well with a Cancer’s changeable temperament. The Cancer for his turn feels uncertainty and anxiety because of the Libra’s attachment. The Libra is attracted by the Cancer’s moods, but he/she prefers to avoid any troubles. Cancer will have to bring some excitement and glamour into the bedroom and their love making if he/she would capture and hold Libras attention, as he/she has a roving eye and will always be looking for greener pastures, sex being the important part of life to him/her that it is. But if Cancer turns critical, especially about Libra’s extravagance, Libra will start looking elsewhere. The connection is possible. The marriage is almost unreal.

Cancer and Scorpio Love Compatibility

Masterful Scorpio should make a good mate for quiet spoken Cancer. The Scorpio’s force and his/her needs to dominate and protect is just what the Cancer is longing for. Cancer’s possessiveness will actually make Scorpio feel secure. Cancer admires Scorpio’s strength while Scorpio finds a haven in Cancer’s emotional commitment. The Cancer is more sensitive about sexual relations, while the Scorpio is more passionate. The Cancer’s desire to please helps avoid many problems in this area. The the Scorpio’s furious jealousy does not arise, since the Cancer is devoted to the partner. The love will be growing, and this passionate connection can develop in a perfect marriage.

Cancer and Sagittarius Love Compatibility

They usually have the different purposes and desires. Sagittarius is the wanderer and does not like to stop his/her choice on something certain. The Cancer wants to be sure of the love of the partner. The Sagittarius is not capable to ensure it. The Cancer lives for the sake of the future. Sagittarius lives for today. Cancer’s jealousy is aroused by Sagittarius’s flighty, faithless ways; Sagittarius is bored by Cancer’s dependency. Sagittarius likes to wander, while Cancer is a stay-at-home. When Sagittarius feels boredom he/she begins searching for new connections/partners. The Cancer will be deeply offended by this fact. Sexually, Sagittarius is very active, and as a rule Cancer is easily satisfied. This can leave Sagittarius feeling let down and depressed and unfulfilled, which in turn will send him/her searching for a new partner. There are vague prospects of more – less steady connection.

Cancer and Capricorn Love Compatibility

The Capricorn is not able to pay very much attention to the partner, and it doesn’t meet the Cancer’s wishes. The Capricorn has too much other interests. Both are good money managers and are unlikely to have many financial problems. Waste is an offense to Capricorn as is extravagance. Capricorn is a faithful and devoted mate which the more positive type of Cancer can be content with, even if life does get a little boring at times. However, there are a strong sexual attraction exists between these two signs. In a bedroom everything will be perfect, until Cancer feels bored with a practicality and restraint of the Capricorn. The connection is unstable, the marriage is undesirable.

Cancer and Aquarius Love Compatibility

Fun-loving Aquarius will be too unpredictable for a vulnerable Cancer. The Cancer is usually more open and steady than Aquarius who inclined to find new adventures. Aquarians love to share their life stories with the world while Cancer is satisfied to concentrate on personal obligations. Cancer have a conservative taste; Aquarius taste are usually the opposite. The Cancer’s needs can’t remain unsatisfied. Aquarius tends to exempt him/herself from the emotional requirements. They are able to find common language in bedroom for some time, though they will not sustain this partnership in a drawing room for a long time. The eccentricity of Uranus does not go well with the moods of Luna. Odds against this combination are too great for this combination, unless one will become subservient to the other.

Cancer and Pisces Love Compatibility

This is an affectionate, sensitive couple who will bolster each other’s ego. Pisces is an imaginative dreamer but Cancer is an imaginative worker-and together they can make their dreams a reality. Pisces provides romance in Cancer’s life, and Cancer is the all-protective lover Pisces needs. They are a good pair in the field of sex. They are both sympathetic and try to support each other. Probably the Cancer will be the leader, because of the the Pisces’ inclination for some eccentricity in love affairs. The quarrels are usually short and quickly come to an end in bed. They are perfectly fit for each other. They can spend their time during day and during night with the same result and the sentimental combination of these two signs make for an ideal marriage.


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