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June 22 – July 22

Element: Water
Quality: Cardinal
Ruling house: Fourth
Ruling planets: Moon

 

Cancer is the fourth sign of the zodiac. Its main quality, water, makes it one of the most sensitive signs of the entire zodiac. Along with this increased emotional sensitivity, usually Cancer natives appear very nurturing towards other people (which, most of the time, it’s just a projection of their acute need to be protected, safe and nurtured).

Cancer is ruled by the Moon, which creates great swings of mood, a certain lack of focus at times, a need to go deep down to the unconscious (Moon rules what’s hidden) and a rather serious outlook towards money, or at least towards material security. It’s not uncommon to find Cancer native obsessed with acquiring a certain financial status, and that makes for a lot of rather wealthy people born under this sign.

Natives born under this sign can also show extreme perseverance when their set their mind to a goal, but this perseverance comes at the cost of a lot of sensitivity. In other words, they may reach their goal, ultimately, but the amount of emotional ups and downs they’ll experience in the process will be tremendous. They’ll literally consume themselves.

Some of the natives in this sign will unconsciously look for a debilitated partner, someone for whom they can provide care and support. These relationships often turn bad for them, because they’re easily abused. Even in these situations, they’ll strive to get out “clean” of the situation, trying to hurt the other as little as possible.

Physically, both man and woman are usually considered very attractive, even they’re not meeting normal standards for what is considered “beautiful”.

Cancer rules the fourth house of the zodiac.

 

Planets in Cancer – natal

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Planets in Cancer – transit

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Planets in Cancer – synastry

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