cancer: the fourth sign of the zodiac.

cancer: the fourth sign of the zodiac.

cancer (♋︎) season begins around june 22nd and ends around july 22nd.

the symbol of cancer -- the crab -- is based on the karkinos, a crab crushed under the foot of heracles and and whose remains were were placed in the sky by hera.

with their ruling celestial body being the moon along with the element of water, a cancerian's driving force is intuition. a fascinating combination of mystery and openness, gentleness and resilience, they are sensitive and giving and they inspire others to be emotionally honest.

while they can be compassionate, imaginative, and gentle, cancer people can also be protective, defensive, and moody. they can be overly anxious and defensive, which can lead to misunderstandings and feelings of isolation.

home is where the heart of a cancer-born person is likely to be. their home is their cozy sanctuary, a place where they can withdraw to and enjoy the company of the ones they hold dear. in addition to this, helping others gives this sign tremendous pleasure. they love to nurture, protect, advise, and care for others and they make truly loyal and wonderful friends.

however, their love of helping others can mean they forget to tend to their own needs. there is a tendency to worry, be overprotective and controlling. if things don't go their way, they retreat into their shell. they can also hold deep grudges and be emotionally manipulative.

when it comes to careers, cancer people do well in areas that utilize their powerful intuition. they are often draw to jobs that involve mentoring, caring for, nurturing, or helping others. they may also gravitate towards careers that are artistic or creative in some way.

their tarot card is the chariot, often symbolizing triumph, high achievement, and empowerment. the charge of the chariot makes more of the world accessible to one ambitious enough to seize the reins. however, there is danger in this feeling of freedom because of the increased rate of change and its power to magnify mistakes in judgment.

to work with the energy of cancer this season it is important to meditate and ground regularly as to not get lost in a sea of emotions. however, this is also the time to get in touch with emotions and express them with loving care. journaling, singing, painting, and drawing are all wonderful ways to channel the energy of cancer. visit a body of water, the ocean, a river, stream or lake, and take regular ritualistic baths during this time to honor the element of water and nurture the emotional body.


moonstone is very representative of the energy of cancer as it is connected to the energy of the moon and water energy. It amplifies cancers’ nurturance, inspiration, and intuition while soothing their emotional state. moonstone is another stone that helps cancer sun signs to go with the flow. And as the new moon brings new beginnings each month, it helps bring transformation into cancers’ lives.

rhodonite helps cancers to release their need for co-dependency, thereby allowing them to feel secure in their relationships. with its energy, they are able to seek validation inward instead of outward, reduce self-destructive behaviors, and heal emotional pain. rhodonite empowers the cancer sun sign to reach their full potential and reduces stress along the way.

rose quartz matches the caring side of cancer. it puts out a gentle, nurturing energy that promotes compassion, self-acceptance, and love on all levels, including self-love and unconditional love of others. this cancer crystal reduces feelings of self-pity, indecisiveness, and possessiveness, and it eliminates negative thoughts and fears.

selenite helps cancers to further enhance their psychic abilities. and since their highly sensitive nature can cause them to take on the negative energies around them, selenite helps them neutralize that energy. cancers are advised to place selenite in each of the main corners of their home to form a protective bubble around it to help them feel nurtured and safe. selenite is also helpful with settling the swarm of emotions they are always dealing with and it inspires them to go with the flow.


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This one was interesting to read because I have two male cancers in my life who felt like polar opposites, but I can see some similar threads here for both.


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