Sun in Cancer
Cancer is a
cardinal, water sign. Her key words are, "I
feel." Cancer rules the chest, breasts, and the
stomach. True to her ruler, the Moon, Cancer
derives information from the world around her
through her instincts and feelings. She cannot
explain how she knows, she just does. Also,
since her ruler, the Moon, is the repository of
memories, Cancer vividly remembers the past.
She retains strong family bonds regardless of
the ease or difficulty of the relationships or
Whether a male or
female, Cancer represents the mother of the
Zodiac. She protects, sustains, and nurtures.
She's sensitive to the needs of others as well
to her own. Home and family come first. She
takes care of her aging parents as she would her
children. At her best, she extends the
protectiveness of a family environment to
friends, co-workers, social organizations, town,
Her ability to
perceive what's going on beneath the surface,
what's unspoken, manifests in her lending a
helping hand to others without their having to
ask. She shows up with chicken soup for a sick
friend or makes sure co-workers have a place to
go for holiday dinners.
The unspoken deal
Cancer makes with Significant Others is, "You
take care of me, and I'll take care of you." At
her worst, she portrays the mother figure who
manipulates those around her with guilt when
they do not comply with her spoken or unspoken
demands. She can also be amazingly insensitive
to the plight of those not in her "group."
While Cancer is
sensitive to even the most constructive
criticism, her reputation for timidity is much
overrated. It comes from her dislike of
starting anything until she knows how it will
end. If she's on step one and she doesn't know
how step ten will turn out, she feels insecure
and has difficulty taking action. This leads
her to procrastinate, but in familiar
situations, Cancer initiates without difficulty.
Taurus, values security, financial and
emotional, above all else. She worries about
the future. She must have money saved for a
rainy day--which she never expects to spend.
When it comes to romance, she wants assurances
that she will be loved forever before she
consents to get involved. On becoming a parent,
she has to take care that her concern for her
children's safety does not interfere with her
relationship with her spouse.
Obviously, not all
Cancers are women who stay home with children.
Those in the work place are motivated by the
desire to provide security for themselves and
disagreements. She sidesteps direct conflict
like the crab retreating into its shell, but she
displays expertise in passive resistance. She
can retreat to food for comfort when upset. And
even when she's not upset, she has to be careful
of gaining weight easily and retaining
curiosity pries secrets out of others, she keeps
hers hidden, along with the mementos that she
saves for their sentimental value. Scorpio is
usually considered the most secretive sign of
the Zodiac, but Cancer has her beat. While
Scorpio does not tell others what she does not
want to, Cancer purposely goes out of her way to
hide what she considers personal.
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