Cancer June 22 - July 22
Origin: Cancer the Crab probably originated in Babylon; but twin turtles were associated with this sign in Egypt, where Thoth among other things the god of astronomy, ruled the constellation.
||Protective, Sensitive, Moody
||Acanthus, Convolvulus, Geranium, Lilly, Waterlilly, white flowers in general/All trees, particularly those rich in sap
|Herbs and Spices:
||Saxifrage, Verbena, Tarragon
||Area of Body:
||Chest, breasts, Alimentary Canal
||Creatures with Shell Covering
||Pisces, Aquarius and Scorpio
The need to protect the self and the family from threat is one of the chief Cancerian Characteristics. Challenge a Cancerian in argument and a remarkable self-defense system springs into action. The expression tightens and clouds, a frown quickly appears between the eyes and there is an instant, rather snappy answer. This is a rather enigmatic Zodiac type, but familiarity with a Cancerian reveals loving kindness and caring beneath an unpromising surface. A high emotional level is married to very considerable intuition.
Cancer is a water sign; water is a fluid or liquid element. Water covers most of the globe, is the greatest percent of most living things, including humans. Although this is the only element capable of appearing in the liquid, solid and gas states, it like fire, is very consistent from one situation to another. Large bodies of water are highly stable, and like earth do not change tempeture quickly, cover the world. Water is a paradox, thought resistanc to pressure; it can change its stat dramatically, forming stream or ice. Water mixes well with earth and air, making good growing soil with the former and clouds or humidity with the latter, all of which are essential for life. Water and Fire do not mix well as a practice. Cancer is a Cardinal water sign, Cancers leadership ablilities are more based out fo their homes.
The Moon rules Cancer. the myths associated with the moon tend to show the moon as a feminine and beautiful, yet often cruel seductress. The moon is associated with natural childbirth. More improtantly the moon encourages natural, instinctive behavior in a personality. There is a close connection with emotions, and can encourage one to be changeable and imaginative,or narrow minded and perhaps unreliable.
Notable Cancer include Julius Caesar, Della Reese, Helen Keller, and Bill Cosby