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Cancer

by Rebecca Brents

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The Signs of the Times Series
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Emotional and sensitive

Cancer is the 4th sign of the Zodiac, the sign most concerned with foundations and roots, with home and family, emotions and feelings, memories and the past. They are moody, sentimental creatures, sensitive to neglect and callousness ... and these few features alone put them in line for a lot of mistreatment & misunderstanding in a culture that doesn't put much value on these things. ---> Born with the Sun in Cancer -- The Cancer Character

It's no surprise then that Cancers learn quickly to be self-protective ... not by striking back, that's not in their nature, but by retreating into themselves when hurt ... like a crab pulling back into his shell where he can deal with the issue privately -- or wait until his abuser has moved on. A Cancer who's too quiet is a Cancer who has been hurt recently. Those who know and care about them learn to see the signs. ---> Cancer Is Cardinal Water -- Dynamic Emotion

This will be true not just of Cancer Sun Signs, but people with the Moon in Cancer or Cancer Rising -- or those with other combinations that denote powerful Cancer energy in their horoscope. It will also characterize the general mood when there are Cancer planets in the sky. We all get the occasional taste of what it's like to live from this perspective. It's an inevitable part of Life's plan. Count on it -- and notice when it happens to you. ---> When The Sun is in Cancer

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Born with the Sun in Cancer -- The Cancer Character ---> Cancer's symbol is the crab -- Citizens of an inner world -- Cancers are spirits of emotions and moods. Their feelings -- and inconsistencies -- the shifting climates of their inner world form the landscape where they live. Cancers have a mood for every occasion. Feelings count with them more than thoughts, or logic, or even the evidence of reality.

The Sun in Cancer Brings ... -- Working with the Cancer Sun ---> Sun in Cancer brings: Emphasis on the home-loving, safety-and-security conscious parts of your personality -- Attitudes that are sensitive,caring and compassionate --Interest in staying home, improving your living conditions, enjoying the comforts of your private life, being an important part of your family circle

Feminine Signs -- The Earth and Water Signs ---> Signs of Practicality and Emotion -- Where masculine signs are dynamic, self-motivating and proactive, feminine signs take a more subtle, passive approach when dealing with challenge or working for change. Masculine sign people are life's movers-and-shakers, while feminine signs prefer to be patient, bide their time and "wait and see what happens" before spending energy and resources to make life bend to their will.

Cancer Is Cardinal Water -- Dynamic Emotion ---> Cancer is Cardinal Water -- Cancer is Cardinal Water. His values are centered firmly in the realm of feelings, emotions, empathy, and intuition. He excels in situations that require connection, understanding, the offering of emotional support and protection.

Cancer Sun Sign -- The 4th Zodiac Sign ---> Homecoming -- Cancer is the Zodiac's fourth sign, the sign associated with home and family. In the natural Zodiac, Cancer's house sits at the bottom of the horoscope, the fourth house of foundations, roots, security and personal history. People born during astrology sign Cancer have a strong affinity for all these interests, a connection deep-seated and powerful.

About the Cardinal Signs -- Aries, Cancer, Libra, Capricorn -- The Movers and Shakers of the Zodiac ---> Fire, Earth, Air and Water -- One for each element -- There are four Cardinal Signs in the Zodiac, one for each of the elements. Aries is Cardinal Fire. Cancer is Cardinal Water. Libra is Cardinal Air. Capricorn is Cardinal Earth. Each marks the start of a new season. The beginning of Aries marks the Spring Equinox. The beginning of Cancer, the Summer Solstice. The beginning of Libra, the Autumnal Equinox. The beginning of Capricorn, the Winter Solstice.

The New Moon in Cancer -- Cancer Energy in the Creative Process ---> Going home again -- Well, by now we could all use a little mothering. Thank Heaven there are Cancer people in the world wanting to take on the job and Cancer energy comes around on a regular basis.

When The Sun is in Cancer ---> A time for sentimental feelings -- When the Sun is in Cancer, people are sensitive, gentle, and protective. They rely more on emotions than logic ... and their attitudes are colored by caution, intuition, and instinct. The outlook turns sentimental, sympathetic, traditional. People focus on security issues, emotional connections, family matters, domestic circumstances, and their private lives.

Water Element -- The Water Signs ---> The Water Signs of the Zodiac are Cancer, Scorpio, and Pisces. There is one Water Sign for each of the Qualities -- Cardinal, Fixed and Mutable. Cancer is Cardinal Water. Scorpio is Fixed Water, and Pisces is Mutable Water. -- Water Signs represent emotional, instinctive, and subconscious energy that is nurturing, healing, and transformative. They are feeling, sensitive, intuitive, responsive, protective, and passionate.

The Water Signs -- Cancer, Scorpio, Pisces ---> Water Signs are emotional -- The Water Signs: Cancer, Scorpio, and Pisces represent emotional, instinctive, and subconscious energy that is nurturing, healing, and transformative. They are feeling, sensitive, intuitive, responsive, protective, and passionate.

Moon in Cancer ---> Introduction -- The Moon travels completely around the Zodiac ... through all twelve signs every month -- a trip that lasts about 28.3 days each time. It makes this circle 13 times a year. It stays in each sign about 2 1/2 days. Everyone gets to enjoy a monthly Lunar homecoming as the Moon returns for a few days to the sign it occupied when they were born ... their Natal Moon sign. Astrologers call this a Lunar Return.

When The Moon is in Cancer -- The Transiting Moon in Cancer ---> People express their feelings benevolently, with empathy and sensitivity. This energy is very nurturing, compassionate, "maternal," benevolent, protective, and sentimental. There is extra emphasis on caution, tradition, intuition, instinct, sympathy, and deep emotional needs.

The Personal Signs: Aries, Taurus, Gemini, Cancer -- They Operate Through Direct Action and Experience ---> Up front and uncomplicated -- The first four signs of the Zodiac are the Personal Signs -- Aries, Taurus, Gemini and Cancer. They engage life and understand the world through their own direct actions and experiences. Their ambitions don't depend much on other people's cooperation or group support. They are fairly stand-alone in who they are, what they do and what they want.

The Full Moon in Cancer Opposing the Sun in Capricorn -- Balancing Your Private and Public Lives ---> Family vs. Career -- The Full Moon in Cancer opposing the Sun in Capricorn restates the classic dilemma of home vs. career, professional life vs. private life, public responsibilities vs. family responsibilities that we dealt with six months ago.

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