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Cancer - The crab

The Crab
June 22 to July 22

Cancer Traits

Emotional and loving
Intuitive and imaginative
Shrewd and cautious
Protective and sympathetic

On the dark side....

Changeable and moody
Overemotional and touchy
Clinging and unable to let go


Cancer! About your sign...

The Cancerian character is the least clear-cut of all those associated with the signs of the zodiac. It can range from the timid, dull, shy and withdrawn to the most brilliant, and famous Cancerians are to be found through the whole range of human activity. It is a fundamentally conservative and home-loving nature, appreciating the nest like quality of a secure base to which the male can retire when he needs a respite from the stresses of life, and in which the Cancerian woman can exercise her strong maternal instincts. The latter tends to like and to have a large family. `Nest like' is an appropriate adjective for the Cancerian home, for its inhabitants tend to favor the dark, mysterious but comfortable type of house which has something of the air of a den about it, a place which belongs to the family rather than existing as a showcase to impress visitors.
That is not to say that the Cancerian is unsociable, just that for them there is a time to socialize and a time to be solitary, and this is part of the apparent contradiction in their nature. Outwardly they can appear formidable - thick-skinned, unemotional, uncompromising, obstinately tenacious, purposeful, energetic, shrewd, intuitive and wise, sometimes with a philosophical profundity of thought verging on inspiration. Their intimates, however, may see a very different character, one with a sympathetic and kindly sensitivity to other people, especially those they love. They are able to identify with the situations of others because of the keenness of their imaginations. They are often over-imaginative and prone to fantasy, sometimes trying to shape their lives to fit some romantic ideal. They are appreciative of art and literature, and especially of drama, where the spectacle and ebb and flow of action and feeling particularly excite them. They may themselves possess considerable literary, artistic or oratorical talent. Their sharp ears and talent for mimicry can sometimes give them success on the stage, though their tendency to be emotional may make them overact. Interestingly - because they give the impression of being down-to-earth - they are often fascinated by the occult and are more open to psychic influence than the average. If they can reconcile the personal conflict of their urge to be outgoing with the reserve that causes them to withdraw into themselves, then at best they can inspire a generation, especially the youthful part of it, by their idealism. A job in which they can express this, and in which they can do well, would be as a leader in a youth organization.

In their personal relationships they are mentally a mixture of toughness and softness, often emotional and romantic to the point of sentimentality in their fantasies; but in real life and in marriage, their loving is not so sentimental but tenaciously loyal. Even if they have affairs (and they may do so, for the male in particular is open to sensual stimulation), their first loyalty remains to spouse and family, of whom they regard themselves as the protector. Both the Cancerian man and woman love unreservedly, giving much and asking little in return - in fact, one of the most important lessons they have to learn is how to receive gracefully. They are too easily influenced by those they love and admire, and swayed by the emotion of the moment. They are also loyal friends, the negative side of their faithfulness being clannishness, the narrow patriotism of "my country right or wrong"; and closing ranks in suspicion and coldness toward outsiders.

Cancerians have a retentive memory, particularly for emotionally laden events which they can recall in detail for years afterwards. they are strongly governed by childhood memories and since they live intensely in the past in memory and in the future in imagination, a chance meeting with someone for whom they had an unrequited love, even if they thought they had conquered the feeling, will easily rouse the emotion all over again.

The Cancerian has many potential faults. They can be untidy, sulky, devious, moody, inclined to self-pity because of an inferiority complex, brood on insults (very often imagined), yet are easily flattered. They can be tactless and difficult yet, because they are normally ambitious, they will curry favor by floating with majority opinions, outlooks and fashions of the day. As a result they often change their opinions and loyalties and, indeed, their occupations, and lack stability. They are easily corrupted and, because they are convincing romanticizers, can make successful confidence tricksters. Their romanticism in another sense make them ardent supporters of causes, for example a football team with whose heroes they can identify in a world of fantasy.

Their abilities fit the Cancerian for a wide range of occupations. As they are interested in what people are thinking and able to judge what they can safely be told, they can be good journalists, writers or politicians, though in this last capacity they are more likely to remain in the background rather than attain prominent positions of power. They may, indeed, change their party affiliations. They can serve in other departments of public affairs, especially those which involve looking after others, for example in any kind of service from welfare and nursing to catering - their own love of comfort and good living makes the Cancerian an excellent chef or housekeeper. They sometimes have a penchant for trade or business and are often successful as a captain of industry. This is because they are excellent organizers with a good sense of value and economy which they may combine with a flair for inventiveness and originality. The romantic side of their natures make them enjoy grubbing about in places where exciting discoveries may be made (old stamp collections in attics, etc.), and if they can do this professionally as a secondhand dealer or specialist in antiques, they will be happy. More common occupations which suit some subjects of Cancer are real estate broker, gardener and sailor.

Physically they are average to below average in height, with a fleshy body and short legs in comparison with the rest of them. Their hair is usually brown, their faces round, their complexions pale, their foreheads prominent, their eyes small and blue or gray in color, their noses short, perhaps upturned, and their mouths full. They sometimes walk clumsily.

Possible Health Concerns...

Cancer governs the chest, breasts, elbows, stomach and digestion, womb and female reproductive organs. Cancer, which can affect any part of the body, is sometimes said to have taken its name from this sign, which can therefore afflict its subjects with imperfections anywhere. This is incorrect, however, the derivation of cancer being the Latin cancer meaning gangrene as well as crab. nevertheless, Cancerians are said to be liable to breast cancer and to suffer from pleurisy, dropsy, piles and varicose veins. The excitability mentioned above can lead to weak digestion, gastritis and other stomach ills, and there is a tendency to coughs and weakness of vision.

  • Hobbies
  • Romance
  • Children
  • Home and Country
  • Parties
  • Aggravating situations
  • Failure
  • Opposition
  • Being told what to do ;)
  • Advice (good or bad)



As with all sun signs, we all have unique traits to our personalities. When these traits are suppressed, or unrealized, problems will arise. However, with astrology we can examine the problem and assess the proper solution based on the sun sign characteristics. As a Cancerian you may see things below that really strike home. Try the solution, you most likely will be amazed at the results. If you find yourself on the receiving end of the negatives below, it is because you are failing to express the positive.

PROBLEM: You can be oversensitive and something of a clinging vine which may cause you to harbor imaginary hurts and slights, this can make for highly unsettling conditions with your spouse.
SOLUTION: Be sure that the love you are expressing is not simply your need to hang own to someone for moral support, and if necessary, you should seek professional help in order to overcome this negative, clinging aspect of your personality.

PROBLEM: One of your biggest personality flaws, next to neediness, is the habit of being so self absorbed that you sometimes fail to notice what others are doing and accomplishing in their lives, you feel shut out and jealous if a family member has more success than you do.
SOLUTION: You should make a special effort to change this in yourself by forcing yourself to rejoice over their good fortune and when you do this you find that it will eventually become a habit and you as well as they will be happier for the change.

PROBLEM: Your inability to take orders without getting angry or upset may be another one of your problems and this one could be very serious as it affects your chances of earning a good living for yourself and/or your family, since you are quite apt to walk away from any job where you feel 'picked on'.

SOLUTION: Try keeping an ear out and find out how the ones who have been on the job for any length of time gets along with the boss and coworkers. If you follow his lead or simply decide that you will simply keep quiet and follow orders you will soon see how well you can be really liked by all concerned.

PROBLEM: You also have a problem with putting things off until the last minute which upsets your family and friends. This also has a tendency to make an unpleasant matter even more unpleasant when you procrastinate.
Solution: Make taking care of the business at hand your prime objective from now on for, when you do not have all those worries in the back of your mind you will find it more pleasant to be around people, and you will also find that life goes smoothly for you from then on.


Your ruling planet is the MOON
.Your ruling planet is the moon!

Mean Radius (km) 1,738
Distance from Earth (km) 384,400
Period of Rotation (days) 27.3217


Some more interesting facts about your sign:

The crab is the animal associated with cancer
The crab is a nocturnal water creature that is well equipped with its massive claws to defend itself and survives very well in the 'wilds' of the underwater world in which it thrives. They have also been prized for food throughout the ages. Crabs come in a variety of 'styles' and species and are found in most of the oceans of the world, as well as in many inland waters. Being a sea scavenger, the crabs help mankind by keeping our waters cleaner.

The color for Cancer is all the shining colors of the moon SILVER

Pearl is the starstone for cancerYour starstone is the beautiful, translucent, PEARL. The Pearl can be all the silvery colors of the moon and not just white. The pearl takes on its silvery, shimmering, colors from the color of the linings of the mollusc (oyster) in which it is grown. A beautiful, perfect pearl can sell for as much as $250,000.00, so speaking of a 'pearl of great price' becomes readily understandable. This precious stone can be harmed if subjected to hair spray, acids, perspiration, and some types of cosmetics.



There is, and always have been, a controversy over "starstones". Starstones are NOT birthstones.  I give you here in these pages the stones that are called your starstones, (planet stones), which viberates the strongest to your planet or sign, NOT to the month that you were born.   I would also like it if those who think they know precisely what their stone is to go to the library and reference some good Astrology books such as 'Parkers Astrology'.    Sorry for the confusion, but confusion over this topic has raged for hundreds of years.



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Some Famous Folks That Share Your Sign!

June 22, 1907 - Anne M. Lindbergh - Writer
June 22, 1922 - Bill Blass - Designer
June 22, 1936 - Kris Kristofferson - Singer
June 22, 1949 - Meryl Streep - Actress
June 22, 1927 - Jack Delinger - Criminal
June 23, 1894 - Duke of Windsor - Royalty
June 23, 1927 - Bob Fosse - Dancer
June 23, 1948 - Clarence Thomas - Politician
June 24, 1942 - Michelle Lee - Actress
June 24, 1895 - Jack Dempsey - Fighter
June 24, 1949 - Phyllis George - Celebrity
June 26, 1912 - Norman Cousins - Writer
June 25, 1903 - George Orwell - Writer
June 27, 1927 - Bob Keeshan - Entertainer
June 27, 1930 - H. Ross Perot - Politician
June 28, 1946 - Gilda Radner - Comedienne
June 28, 1966 - John Cusak - Actor
June 29, 1901 - Nelson Eddy - Singer
June 29, 1944 - Gary Busey - Actor
June 30, 1966 - Mike Tyson - Fighter
July 1, 1916 - Oliva De Havilland - Actor
July 1, 1931 - Leslie Caron - Actress
July 1, 1934 - Jamie Farr - Actor
July 1, 1952 - Dan Aykroyd - Actor
July 1, 1941 - Twyla Tharp - Singer
July 1, 1942 - Karen Black - Actress
July 1, 1961 - Princess Diana - Royalty
July 2, 1877 - Hermann Hesse - Writer
July 2, 1922 - Dan Rowan - Comedian
July 2, 1929 - Imelda Marcos - Celebrity
July 2, 1908 - Thurgood Marshall - Supreme Court Justice
July 2, 1951 - Cheryl Ladd - Actress
July 3, 1873 - George M. Cohen - Songwriter
July 4, 1826 - Steven Foster - Songwriter
July 4, 1872 - Calvin Coolidge - Politician
July 4, 1918 - Abigale VanBuren - Columnist
July 4, 1918 - Ann Landers - Columnist
July 4, 1927 - Neil Simon - Playwright
July 4, 1943 - Gerardo Rivera - TV Host
July 4, 1920 - Leona Helmsley - Celebrity
July 5, 1889 - Jean Cocteau - Artist
July 5, 1951 - Huey Lewis - Celebrity
July 6, 1832 - Maximilian - Emperor of Mexico
July 6, 1847 - Katherine Tingley - Theosophist
July 6, 1907 - Barbara Stanwick - Actress
July 6, 1933 - Dalai Lama XIV - Religious Figure
July 6, 1946 - Sylvester Stallone - Actor
July 7, 1491 - King Henry VIII - Royalty
July 7, 1925 - Merv Griffin - Producer
July 7, 1962 - Tom Cruise - Actor
July 7, 1922 - Pierre Cardin - Designer
July 7, 1940 - Ringo Starr - Musician
July 7, 1947 - Camilla Parker Bowles - Celebrity
July 7, 1959 - Jessica Hahn - Celebrity
July 7, 1956 - Tom Hanks - Actor
July 8, 1958 - Kevin Bacon - Actor
July 8, 1942 - Phil Gramm - Celebrity
July 9, 1916 - Edward Heath - Statemans
July 9, 1940 - Brian Dennehy - Actor
July 9, 1951 - Angelica Huston - Actress
July 9, 1947 - O.J. Simpson - Sports Figure
July 9, 1956 - Jimmy Smits - Actor
July 10, 1856 - Nikola Tesla - Scientist
July 10, 1897 - Leggs Diamond - Gangster
July 10, 1920 - David Brinkley - Journalist
July 10, 1927 - David Dinkins - Politician
July 10, 1943 - Arthur Ashe - Athlete
July 10, 1947 - Arlo Guthrie - Singer
July 11, 1931 - Tab Hunter - Actor
July 11, 1934 - Georgio Armani - Designer

MJuly 11, 1953 - Leon Spinks - Fighter
July 12, 1917 - Andrew Wyeth - Painter
July 12, 1817 - Henry Thoreau - Writer
July 12, 1908 - Milton Berle - Comedian
July 12, 1934 - Van Cliburn - Musician
July 12, 1937 - Bill Cosby - Comedian
July 12, 1948 - Richard Simmons - Fitness Coach
July 12, 1957 - Mel Harris - Actress
July 13, 1928 - Bob Crane - Actor
July 13, 1942 - Harrison Ford - Actor
July 13, 1950 - David Duke - Celebrity
July 13, 1954 - Louise Mandrell - Singer
July 14, 1913 - Gerald Ford - American President
July 14, 1918 - Ingmar Bergman - Filmmaker
July 14, 1938 - Jerry Rubin - Activist
July 14, 1927 - John Chancellor - Journalist
July 15, 1946 - Linda Ronstadt - Singer
July 15, 1963 - Bridgitt Nielsen - Actress
July 16, 1821 - Mary Baker Eddy - Religious Figure
July 16, 1911 - Ginger Rogers - Dancer/Actress
July 17, 1912 - Art Linkletter - Comedian
July 17, 1917 - Phyllis Diller - Comedienne
July 17, 1935 - Dianne Carroll - Actress
July 17, 1935 - Donald Sutherland - Actor
July 18, 1911 - Hugh Cronyn - Actor
July 18, 1913 - Red Skelton - Comedian
July 18, 1921 - John Glenn - Astronaut
July 19, 1860 - Lizzy Borden - Folk Figure
July 19, 1922 - George McGovern - Politician
July 20, 1890 - Theda Bara - Actress
July 20, 1938 - Dianna Rigg - Actress
July 21, 1899 - Ernest Hemingway - Writer
July 21, 1924 - Don Knots - Actor
July 21, 1948 - Cat Stevens - Singer
July 21, 1952 - Robin Williams - Comedian

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