Yin - indirect action
New York, Venice, Amsterdam
Ancient drawing of
cancer, the crab
L e o
July 23 - Aug 22
V i r g o
Aug 23 - Sept 22
L i b r a
Sept 23 - Oct 23
S c o r p i o
Oct 24 - Nov 22
S a g i t t a r i u s
Nov 23 - Dec 21
p r i c o r n
Dec 22 - Jan 20
u a r i u s
Jan 21 - Feb 19
P i s
c e s
Feb 20 - March 20
A r i e s
March 21 - April 20
T a u r u s Second
April 21 - May 21
G e m
i n i
May 22 - June 21
Who changes like a season?
Who holds fast and let's go
without any reason??
Who cannot stick to any adhesion???
It is the Cancerian !!
The name derives
from Latin, meaning literally, the crab. The ruler of the fourth
sign of the zodiac is the Moon, the Crab, its symbol. The glyph is often
seen as representing the breasts, indicating the area of the body ruled
by Cancer. This is also seen as two crab claws, intertwined in a way
which represents the dual nature of the Cancerian personality.
The Cancerian character is the
most perplexing of the signs. Cancerians
can range from the timid, shy, dull and withdrawn to the brilliant,
friendly and famous. Cancerians run the entire gamut of human emotion.
Cancerians possess strong paternal
and maternal instincts. Fundamentally
conservative and home-loving by nature, they appreciate the security
of a home-base in which to retire when the stresses of life become too
much to bear.
Cancerians have an unemotional
demeanor, appearing uncompromising and obstinate. This
is the facade they use to mask an insecure nature. Their intimates,
however, may see a different character, one with sympathy and sensitivity
to others.In their personal relationships they are a mixture of toughness
and tenderness. Emotional, romantic and sentimental on one side, and
tenaciously possessive and loyal on the other side. Even when they have
affairs, their first loyalty is to their partner and family.
They are rather close minded and opinionated.
They have a retentive memory, and rarely forgive
slights and hurts. With a tendency toward chronic complaining, a Cancerian
will never let you forget an error. They are driven by their emotional
nature, and, in this respect, can be the best and the worst of friends.
The overall nature of Cancerians is deeply emotional.
Although private and reserved, they possess
sensitivity and sympathy. Rarely will a Cancer stand on pretense. What
appears to be a front is nothing more than a protective shell. Within
this tough armor often resides an intuitively compassionate individual
yearning for a deep exchange of love and understanding.
Cancerians are strongly influenced
by childhood memories, and have a tendency to live in the past. Cancer
is a tenacious, purposeful, energetic, shrewd and intuitive type. Sometimes
wise, with a philosophical view on life. They are over-imaginative and
prone to be a victim of fantasy. They have a flair for the dramatic,
and may possess literary or artistic talent. They tend to absorb their
environment and have a talent for mimicry.
Main positive traits: Nurturing,
protective, traditional, sensitive, understanding, caring, intuitive,
The Cancerian can be sulky, devious,
moody, and inclined to self-pity. They respond foremost to the urges
and dictates of their feelings. One of the interesting contradictions
in their nature is that they are prone to a sense of personal inferiority
on one hand, and on the other they believe their views, opinions and
behavior to be impeccable, and beyond question or criticism. By nature,
very giving and selfless, they need to be aware of falling into the
role of martyr in certain situations.
Main negative traits: Self
pity, moody, clinging, manipulative, overly-emotional, insecure.
Their abilities fit them for a range of careers.
Always interested in what People are thinking,
they have an intuitive sense that makes them good journalists,
writers or politicians. They do well
in the public sector, and may serve in anything from welfare and nursing
Their love of good living and comfort
is personified in many excellent chefs and housekeepers.
Cancer has a penchant for trade or business. Being superior organizers,
with a sense of value and economics, they are often successful in industry.
The Cancer's love of the past make some of them great history buffs,
and others, astute antique and curio collectors. Other suitable vocations
are real estate, and the service fields of gardening and caretaking.
True to their native element, many Cancers are involved in marine
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The association of Cancer with
water dates back to the dawn of astrology. The
image of the crab is Babylonian in origin. In Egypt, this sign was represented
by two turtles.The later placement of the crab within the zodiac is
related to a minor chapter in Greek mythology.. Hercules wanted
to kill the many-headed Hydra, a great sea monster, living in
the marshes of Lerna. Hera, the goddess who sent Hercules to
these tasks, often encouraged his failure.
During his battle with Hydra,
Hera commanded a nearby crab to attack Hercules and draw his attention
away. Without question, the little creature took a claw-hold of a conspicuous
toe. This act cost the crab its life, for Hercules abruptly crushed
him. Impressed by its loyalty and courage, Hera placed the crab's image
in the night sky.
The Hydra had been a favorite to Hera, and
was equally honored by the goddess. Cancer itself, is not a brilliant
constellation. However, at its heart is a lovely star cluster, sometimes
known in astronomy as the Beehive. The name derives from the
appearance of a swarm of stars in a dance of activity.
Cultural Translations of Cancer
(July 12, 102 BC)
Emperor of Rome
(June 28, 1491)
King of England
Dr. John Dee
(July 13, 1527)
English Mathematician, Inventor
Jean Jacques Rousseau
(June 28, 1712)
French Romantic Philosopher
(June 27, 1880)
Rose Kennedy (July 22, 1890)
Duke of Windsor (June 23, 1894)
King of England
Ernest Hemingway (July 21, 1898)
(June 25, 1903)
(July 12, 1904)
Chilean Nobel Poet, Ambassador
(July 6, 1907)
(July 12, 1917)
(July 18, 1921)
American Astronaut, Senator
(July 7, 1922)
French Fashion Designer
(July 18, 1926)
South African Patriot, President
Bob Fosse (June
American Dancer, Choreographer
H. Ross Perot (June
American Billionaire, Presidential Candidate
His Holiness the Dalai Lama XIV
(July 6, 1933)
Tibetan Spiritual Leader
(July 11, 1934)
Italian Fashion Designer
(July 17, 1935)
Bill Cosby (July
American Comedian, Actor
(July 13, 1942)
(July 6, 1946)
(July 7, 1956)
(July 1, 1961)
Princess of Wales
(July 3, 1962)