Cancer in Astrology

Cancer Period: June 21 - July 22
Cancer Mode: Cardinal
Cancer Element: Water
Ruling Planet of Cancer: The Moon
House Ruled by Cancer: Fourth
Cancer Polarity: Negative

Most Compatible Zodiac Signs: Scorpio, Pisces, Taurus, Virgo
Least Compatible Zodiac Signs: Aries, Libra, Aquarius, Sagittarius
Opposite Zodiac Sign: Capricorn

Cancerians are nurturing and protective of others. Their ruling planet is the Moon, and they tend to be moody, with constantly changing emotions. Cancerians are also likely to be security-conscious and highly value their home life. They may appear passive, and tend to rely on their feelings to make decisions. They are subtle, rather than direct, and are likely to reflect the moods of those around them.

Cancerians may be involved with the past in some way, because the sign of Cancer, the sign of nurturing, protecting and sustaining, is strongly tied to the past, and the principle of Karma. They tend to collect the residue of past experience and hold onto it, allowing it to color present activities and lead them to instinctual action.

Rather than allowing themselves to be driven by their changing moods, they benefit from shedding the light of conscious reason on their habitual patterns and focusing on their true goals.

Cancer Horoscope for March 2024

This is another month of transformation and change, Cancer, built around the deepest part of yourself and the way that you reach out from this place within you toward like others. As much as you are currently very much out in the world, you are coming from a strong sense of intimate connection that ultimately stems from your own internal understanding of deep...

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Cancer by Element and Mode

The element related to Cancer is Water.

The Water element is the feminine or yin energy of emotion. It corresponds to the Jungian typology of Feeling. Receptive and sensitive to subtle currents of interconnection, it flows through everything and connects at a deeper and more unconscious level than that provided by logical thought. Water people are tuned in to a deeper and subtler reality than other types around them. Their emotions range the gamut from fear and dislike to an unconditional acceptance and love of the world and the creatures they find within it. They can be security oriented and respond well to the solidity, direction and form provided by others. At their best they provide a powerful connection to the divine within themselves and each person in their surrounding milieu.

The mode of Cancer is Cardinal.

Cardinal signs are outgoing, creative rather than passive, representing self-starters who make their will power known.

Ruling Planet of Cancer

The ruling planet of Cancer is The Moon.

The Moon represents the personal self, the feelings and the unconscious. It is a reflection of the true self, represented by the Sun. The Moon also stands for security and instinctual or habitual patterns, as well as the ability to relate to others, and to be nurturing to others. The Moon rules Cancer and is exalted in Taurus. It is often contrasted with the Sun as the female receptive principle versus the masculine or positive principle. The Moon represents the feminine and nurturing part of oneself. In a male chart, the Moon represents the feminine within, or the anima and also indicates the type of partner you will attract. The Moon also represents an attunement from the past, which operates at an instinctive or habitual level in your present life.

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The last Full Moon of 2023 comes to culmination on December 26th, at 4:33 pm PT. This Moon opposite the Capricorn Sun is perched in the watery realms of Cancer, where it is most at home and can operate most favorably, illuminating our tender hearts, ancestral roots, and the emotional dimensions of our lives. This Full Moon is additionally aspected by Saturn and...

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