Sun in Cancer

Cancer natives have a strange way of moving through life in a sideways manner, never approaching life head-on, but always from the side. They generally do not tackle anything straight away, but always from the flank. Emotionally, they are up one minute and down the next. These mood swings are sometimes difficult for others to understand and deal with. Cancer natives are tenacious, sympathetic, industrious, sociable, thrifty, and protective. They can also be argumentative, sensitive, emotional, martyr-like, intuitive, psychic, and patriotic.

Cancer natives respond to life through their emotions rather than through their minds. They tend to absorb the emotional vibrations of wherever they’re at, so it is important to always be in positive environments. Because they live in their feelings, they unconsciously seek sympathy and attention and affection from others. They have a strong need to feel secure. Home and family bring the highest sense of security. Because of all this, they want to be first with those they love or they are very unhappy. Cancer natives must learn to release their loved ones to live their own lives.

Cancer natives are well-known for changing – their minds, their moods, anything. Since they usually possess a slower moving life force, they are usually less active than others. In order to be active, they must first motivate their mind. In general, they dislike exercise. As a consequence, they may become out of shape and gain weight in later years. Cancer natives most often have excellent memories. This causes them to reminisce about the past and how things were done then. They are generally pack rats, saving everything, especially if it has some sentimental value. This gives a sense of security.

Cancer natives are home loving, fond of family life and domestic tranquility, enjoyers of travel and adventure, quietly tenacious and hard working for the welfare of the family. No matter how far they may roam, they always want a home to come back to. They may not be in it very much, but they still want a secure home base. Cancer natives are conservative, but unfortunately, they are born worriers. Their tendency to keep all their problems to themselves is the reason some of them suffer from ulcers. They have this sense that something is about ready to sneak up on them and "get" them. Watch a Cancer walk and see if they aren’t walking a bit sideways, looking ahead of them and behind them at the same time. Stabilizing the emotions is important work for any Cancer person.

Cancer is Cardinal Water, and its keyword is "I feel". Symbolized by the Crab, it rules the breast, stomach and solar plexus. This is the mothering and nurturing Sign of the Zodiac, depicted by the crab that carries its house upon its back and retreats into it when threatened. Cancer is the Sign of the home, the womb, the interior of all things and the most subconscious Sign of all. Like the crab, you sidestep issues, and things are rarely clear or direct. Your energy flow tends to be slow and lethargic, and you’re often physically lazy. Your dislike of exercise, however, can lead to poor circulation later in life.

Extremely emotional and moody, you have a great attachment to your home and the past, and your hold on your loved ones is tenacious as well. In fact, you live so much in your moods and emotions that you may not realize how self-centered this can be. And you probably find it difficult to separate your feelings from your thoughts. It’s best not to reason with you when you’re upset, but to wait until you’ve calmed down for you to digest words. You can be a psychic sponge, absorbing the emotional atmosphere around you. That’s why happy people can make you feel good, and depressed people have the opposite effect.

Planets in Cancer