Cancer is the 4th Sign of the Zodiac. Emotional security is Cancer’s strong point. They not only need this but will provide it.
Cancer judge things by how they “feel” about it. It will either feel right or wrong, good or bad. They may not be able to fully articulate what is wrong, if it doesn’t feel right, but time will sort that out and prove their initial feelings to be correct. There are times when Cancer will go against their feelings and this is something they will live to regret.
Cancer has a good memory and will be able to recall the most obscure detail from so long ago. Cancer is very resilient and although they may appear upset, they will always protect the very core of themselves. They know what has to be done, they know when it is time to side step an issue.
Home and family is very important to Cancer. They generally have strong ties to family. Cancer collects and hoards because “it might come in handy”. Also because they attach sentimentality to objects that are associated with certain periods of time or people in their life.
Cancer likes to provide protection, security and sustenance. They generally like to cook. They will be sympathetic if they feel it is warranted but quite aloof if they feel someone is trying to take advantage.
To be comfortable Cancer has to “feel at home” in a situation. They will often check out people and places before they make a commitment. Cancer will keep going back because they feel comfortable, there is trust and the deal is reasonable. Cost is never the main issue.
Cancer often likes to travel and while on the move, they will create a feeling of home wherever they stay. They will take something sentimental with them on their journey.
Cancer rules the chest, the mammary glands, oesophagus, stomach and diaphragm. People who have any of their personal planets or ascendant in Cancer will have sensitivity or health problems associated with these areas of their body.
If the Sun is in Cancer: Life is approached in an emotional manner but there will be the experience of circumstances that give no choice but to toughen up. This brings out the resilient nature of Cancer. Learning to protect matters important on a personal level will be a major lesson in life. This most definitely includes the self and not just those attached. It is necessary to find time away from the rat race to still the senses. It is the only way to be able to gain a sense of certainty or clarity on the array of feelings present in the environment most of the time.
If the Moon is in Cancer: Gives a naturally caring, protective nature. Likes to see everybody well fed and comfortable. Enjoys the feeling of being part of a family unit and has a willingness to put in whatever energy is required to keep this rolling along nicely. Can be oversensitive and emotional at times but there is nevertheless a resilience that others are not generally fully aware of. The home is important. Has a natural tendency to choose real estate that will be a worthwhile investment. Either likes or dislikes people instantly with uncanny accuracy.
If Mercury is in Cancer: will think about things in a sentimental way. Can make emotional decisions. Good powers of concentration and a wonderful memory. Will readily seek knowledge and information so that victory will be accomplished.
If Venus is in Cancer: careful with money, good at saving, even to the point of hoarding it. Might be seen as miserly. Will be interested in marriage once there is a desire to have a family and truly settle down. Will protect loved ones. Will enjoy food. There is an attraction to other people with Cancer traits.
If Mars is in Cancer: slow to act if there is not a sense of comfort. Will act immediately if there is a need to protect. Frustration is often expressed as an emotional outburst. Mood swings will be stimulated by aggravation.
If the Ascendant is in Cancer: You will “feel out” any situation in which you find yourself, generally in a reserved manner to sense whether and if it has the qualities that would make you feel at home. Your approach is extremely sensitive and caring. You will pitch in to tidy up after events, especially in the kitchen.