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Cancer Horoscopes

What’s your horoscope, Cancer? The two words that define you are: “I feel”.

You live your life by your emotions. You are compassionate, nurturing and the most important part of your life is your home and family.

So who are you really, Cancer? What’s your best colour? What’s your lucky number? Who are you compatible with?

Even if you are not a believer in astrology or “the stars”, you probably at least know what your Zodiac sign is!

Read on to find out everything you need to know about the Cancerian Zodiac sign, but if you want to delve even deeper and plot your Cancer birth chart, this free downloadable Astrology Guide will help you do just that. And if you are a Cancerian, we just know you will want to spend hours getting it just right!

So, who are you Cancer and what do the stars have in store for you? Keep reading to find out!

Stop! Are you sure you are a Cancerian?
Born on the cusp
If you were born on the day the Sun moved into a new sign then you were born “on the cusp”. In the year I was born the sun moved into the next star sign, just two hours before my birth. Are you absolutely sure that your star sign is Cancer? Or are you really a Gemini or a Leo?

If you were born “on the cusp”, (ie around the 20th June or 20th July) use this link to check exactly which star sign the sun was in the day you were born: Cusp Signs


Introducing Cancer – “I Feel”
June 21 – July 22
Cancer is the 4th sign of the Zodiac and its symbol (or glyph) is the Unicode, which represents the Crab, the perfect combination of hard and soft, with a tough outer shell balancing the softness inside.

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In Western astrology, Cancer is considered to be a “feminine”, negative and introvert sign, along with the other five even-numbered signs of the Zodiac: Taurus, Virgo, Capricorn, Scorpio and Pisces.

Cancer is a very small, dim constellation that sits between Gemini and Leo. It is sometimes referred to as the “Dark Sign” because it is so faint.

The Story of Cancer the Crab
The constellation of Cancer
The constellation of Cancer originates with the myth of The Twelve Labours of Heracles.

Cancer the Crab Constellation Print
Cancer the Crab Constellation Print

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In mythology, the crab was sent by Hera to be a distraction to Hercules during a battle with a giant serpent creature. Hercules refused to be messed with during a fight, so he kicked the crab all the way to the stars.

Another version of this story says that Hercules crushed the crab under his foot. In honor of his valiant attempt at defeating Hercules, Hera placed the crab amongst the stars for eternity. However, because he failed in his quest, he was placed in the dimmest part of the sky where he would be remembered but not exalted.

The Moon
The ruling planet of Cancer
Cancer is ruled by the moon, which is the ruler of the emotions and the soul.

Famous people born under the Zodiac sign of Cancer – do you identify with any of these…?
John Quincy Adams – 11 July

P.T. Barnum – 5 July

Richard Branson – 18 July

Eric Carle – 25 June

Frida Kahlo – 6 July

Ann Landers – 4 July

Nelson Mandela – 18 July

Michael Phelps – 30 June

Nancy Reagan – 6 July

Meryl Streep – 22 June

Robin Williams – 21 July

The Elements
Cancer is a Water Sign
The Aristolean Elements The Zodiac is divided into four Elements: Earth, Air, Fire and Water, which represent the four basic modes of being. Signs that share an Element are generally regarded to be harmonious with each other.

astrology elements

The Element of Cancer is “Water”, which it shares, and is compatible with, Scorpio and Pisces.

The Element of Water symbolizes flowing, intense emotions and basing actions and decisions on feelings rather than facts. It represents intuition, sensitivity, compassion, nurture and deep emotions.

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The Qualities of Cancer
Cancer’s Quality is Cardinal
The signs of the Zodiac are also divided into Qualities: Cardinal, Fixed and Mutable and signs that share a Quality are generally regarded to be hostile to each other.

The Quality determines the basis for an individual’s temperament. Those with a certain Quality will tend to have dominating characteristics that are deeply ingrained and unchanged throughout their life. Each Quality views the world in a different way and reacts to stimuli differently so that their reasoning and actions may be contradictory to the other Qualities.

The Quality of Cancer is “Cardinal”

The Cardinal, or moveable, Quality is known to be a dynamic force. The original Latin word “cardinal” translates to “hinge”. It is used to describe the Quality of each of the starsigns that mark the transition into a new temperate season. Therefore, these signs are known for initiating action and providing strong leadership.

On the flip side, Cardinal signs can be thought of as stubborn and demanding, as they are sure that their way is the one and only way.

Aries, Libra and Capricorn are also Cardinal signs and are therefore less likely to be compatible with Cancer.

The positive side of Cancer
What’s to like about Cancer?

A person born under the sign of Cancer will tend to be loving, nurturing and compassionate. They are homebodies and very family-oriented. They will do anything to protect and care for the ones they love. They are leaders at home and in the workplace, productive and focused on a job well done.

The negative side of Cancer
What’s to loathe about Cancer?
Cancerians can be overly emotional and their moods can change quickly without notice. They are very devoted to their loved ones, but they will have a tendency to become clingy and overly attached.

They may come across as demanding and controlling.

Cancer Mugs
Cancer Mugs

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Cancer Careers
What would you be good at Cancer?
Cancer has the intellectual capacity and natural abilities to be successful is almost any career. They tend to be well-organized and financially responsible, leading them to accomplished careers and comfortable bank accounts.

Cancerians feel a deep responsibility to the comfort and care of their family and loved ones, so they work hard to acheive the financial means necessary to ensure that those around them have a good life.

Great careers for Cancer would be: realtor, baker, gardener, housekeeper, nutritionist, journalist or affiliate marketer. They would also be successful in starting their own business or work-from-home ventures.

Possible medical weaknesses of Cancer
Cancer governs the breasts and digestive system
Just like the crab, Cancer is vulnerable in the belly region. They will be prone to gastric issues, such as ulcers and heartburn. They will tend to have weight problems and struggle with obesity. Cancerians should be extra careful with food intake and use salt sparingly to decrease the likelihood of water retention.

Cancer also governs the breasts and female reproductive system. Those born under this sign are said to be more prone to breast, ovarian and uterine cancers.

Cancer’s Lucky Number is 7
The number 7 is a true mathematical and scientific mystery. It is the only number that cannot be divided into the 360 degree Circle of Life. It represents:

wholeness
perfection
good fortune
love
hope
happiness
mystery
spirituality
source of creation
different dimensions

Cancer’s Lucky Colour: Silver
The shining color of the Moon
The lucky colour for Cancer is silver, the colour associated with it’s ruling planet, the Moon. Silver reminds us of a peaceful, moonlit night.

Silver suggests a bright and shiny future, optimism for the present and a soft reflection on the past. It instills a sense of calm and nostalgia, bringing a sentimentality to family-oriented Cancer.

Positive qualities of Silver: balanced, unbiased, compassionate, responsible, elegant, reflective

Negative qualities of Silver: indecisive, uncommitted, cold, distant, deceptive

Cancers find luck with the color silver because it provides a good balance between black and white. Cancers are often mediators, bringing reason and encouraging peace.

Other favorable colors for Cancer: white, orange, soft pink, soft blue

Unfavorable colors for Cancer: yellow, brown, black, grey

Cancer on Holiday
Suggested Vacation for Cancer
The perfect holiday for Cancer will be on warm, sandy beaches and they will want their family with them. This Water sign will feel grounded by the roll of the tide and the sound of the waves.

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Cancer Horoscope 2015

Respected British astrologer Patrick Arundell, predicts the 2015 Horoscope for Cancer.

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Cancer Compatibility

Are you in love Cancer? Are you compatible with your partner? Will your relationship last?

Cancerians are very sensitive souls, who need a lot of understanding. However, in return, once you have earned their love, they will put you before everything else and they will expect this in return. For some partners this will be above and beyond their capabilities and they will find their Cancerian partners too demanding and possessive.

So which star signs are the most compatible for Cancerians? Who makes the best partners for these deep feeling individuals?

Cancerian Man
Soft and cuddly

Astrological Cancer Poster

Like their female counterparts, the Cancerian man, is soft and cuddly underneath their hard shell exterior. Very domesticated, Cancerian men are very much at home cooking in the kitchen.

Because the moon rules Cancer, the men born under this Zodiac sign are very sentimental and emotional and suffer the same extremes of emotion as the female members of this star sign. They find it easier to express their emotions than men born under any other star sign.

Cancerian men have very strong emotional ties to their mothers and they either love them or hate them. This of course could cause problems for any other women in their lives. Too strong a bond with their mother can sometimes make their partner feel pushed out and if the Cancerian man’s relationship with his mother is negative then this could affect his view of all women.

All Cancerians make doting parents and the men are just as maternal as the women. Any woman trying to woo a Cancerian male will find that the way to his heart is definitely through his stomach!

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Cancer Goddess Art PrintCancer Woman
Cancer Women are very maternal

Hard on the outside and soft on the inside, Cancerian women are very maternal. They take great responsibility for protecting their families and are incredibly loyal.

But although they make great leaders, are incredibly artistic and loyal friends, the Cancerian female does tend to overreact and feel inferior when they should not.

Cancerian women are very intuitive and have probably the most extremes of personality of all the Zodiac Signs. On the one hand they can be very shy but they also love the spotlight.

Extremely moody at times (and with two Cancerian daughters, don’t I just KNOW it!), because they are ruled by the Moon, Cancerian women do tend to follow their emotions.

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Which Zodiac Signs are the most compatible with Cancer?
Star Signs that are best matched with Cancerians

Cancerians are most compatible with Cancer, Leo, Capricorn and Pisces

Cancer and Cancer understand each other very well

Cancer and Leo will love sharing the spotlight as a couple

Cancer and Capricorn is an intense and exciting relationship

Cancer and Pisces are very intuitive

Star Signs that are incompatible with Cancer
These Star signs are NOT a good match for Cancerians

Cancerians should avoid relationships with Aries, Gemini, Virgo and Libra

Cancer and Aries have incompatible temperaments

Cancer and Gemini will have problems due to Cancer’s moody nature

Cancer will probably find Virgo too demanding

Cancer will find it hard to cope with the freedom loving Libra

The perfect Cancerian Date
How to woo a Cancerian

Cancerians love culture, so a trip to the theatre or an Art Gallery will probably go down very well. But because of their home loving nature renting a video and getting a takeout will also be acceptible. But they won’t turn down a romantic candle-lit dinner either.

More about Cancer in Love from Kelli Fox
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