Cancer is the sign of the Summer Solstice, the beginning of
the warmest season of the year in the Northern Hemisphere.
It is the first water sign of the Zodiac, representing
the forming of identity around home, family and personal
is associated with the Moon, planet of emotions and
feelings. This reminds us of the deeply sensitive nature
of this sign, a quality that enables Cancer to respond
to the needs of others in a caring manner. But, it also
can represent a highly subjective nature that finds
it difficult to step back and see itself with detachment.
symbolizes the unifying force of family consciousness.
She brings life to babies and is the center of domestic
life. Cancer's connection with the mother is clear through
its role as a nurturer and protector. The passage of
the Sun through this sign is a reminder to all of us
to listen to our inner feelings and to respond to them
in a constructive matter.
onto the past, to relationships and useless objects
are negative expressions of Cancer's energy. Ideally,
this sign connects us to a source of vitality that gives
us the energy to move on, rather than cling to old,
builds nests. It gathers materials and people to give
birth to new groups, companies and organizations. As
the first sign of a season, it is cardinal (initiating)
in nature. But, as a water sign, it bends to external
forces, preferring to go around obstacles, rather than
meeting them head on.
considered moody, the Crab can be very tenacious. It
is guided by internal feelings, rather than external
values. This provides a rich source of motivation, even
when working alone. This reminds us that when we touch
our core, we find an enormous river of personal energy
to propel us forward in life.
sign Cancer has a reputation of being rather warm and
fuzzy. While caring for others is certainly part of its
make-up, there are those born under this sign who express
themselves quite differently.
business giants John D. Rockefeller, Ross Perot and
Richard Branson used their toughness and determination
to build enormous commercial empires. Navy Seal turned
pro wrestler Jesse Ventura used his will to become the
governor of Minnesota.
can climb the ladder of success when their emotions
are channeled into the present, rather than spent clinging
to the past.
feeling expresses itself through the work of Meryl Streep,
generally considered the greatest actress of our time.
Hanks, Kathy Bates, Tom
Cruise, John Cusack and Harrison
Ford are other prominent Cancer actors.
sounds come from Cancer singers Carly Simon, Linda Ronstadt
and George Michael. Ringo Starr reflects the wry
humor of this sign. July 1 is the birthday of Cancers
Liv Tyler, Pam
Drew Carey, Mike Myers, Jerry
Stiller and Bob Hope.