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Cancer Zodiac Sign, June 21-July 20

Symbol: the Crab
Element: Water.
Stem: Negative.
Quality: Cardinal Sign.
Ruling Planet: Moon.
Season: Summer.
Birthstones: Emeralds, Ruby and Sapphires.

Cancer Symbol

Cancer Characteristics

Fourth sign in the zodiac, Cancer is the symbol of protection, they are deeply emotional, tenacious, and intelligent. Cancer is the least predictable of all signs. They are ruled by the moon and have water as their element, so their mood swings can be compared to the turbulence of the shifting tides. In ancient times, the moon (the ruling planet of Cancer) was perceived as the Great Mother, which responsible for nurturing all life. It represents instinct and fertility. The Moon controls the tides and all water on our Earth, it has strong effect on human emotions. Cancerians are said to be more sensitive to the movemnt of the moon through the zodiac than other signs are.

Cancers need a lot of attention due to their unpredictable character. Cancers are typically full of energy, shrewd and lots of creative ideas. They make great artists, musicians, writers and thinkers. Loving and sympathetic, Cancer is generous and kind to others but they do not make friends easily. Home-loving and over-protective, they make the best parents. They cherish their children and often take an active role in their upbringing.

Cancerians are one of the most caring people you can find in our world. They are very loving and value friends and family over fortune or fame. You can always find this loving Cancerian with a dear pet of some sort. People born under Cancer are homebodies, and more interested in their home and family life. Fiercely protective and nurturing, they are family-oriented and tend to be very protective of loved ones. They will not tolerate anyone saying bad things about people they love. If compared to any other sign, Cancers also tend to be more patriotic, this is largely due to their strong emotional attachment to their birth place. When threatened, the gentle Cancers can turn ferocious and show a surprising amount of emotional and physical strength. Cancerians are equally protective of the weak and vulnerable. They are also responsible and trustworthy.

In any given situation, Cancers are generally the first people to express emotion – the first to laugh and the first to tears. Cancers have a tendency to spoil children, mates and animals. These people often put others first and dont ttake care of their own needs. Cancers are highly intuitive, many of them have strong, almost psychic link with the member/s of their family. They are intensely romantic and have a vivid imagination. Since Cancerians can be quite gullible and eager to help, many unscrupulous people like to take advantage of them. Their caring and warm nature is very sensitive to other people’s harshness.

Extremely imaginative and intuitive, these people make great designers and artists. Photography and music are common strengths. They also tend to be excellent cooks and have green thumbs. Cancerians are good prospects as business partners, as well as for romantic relationships and also friendships. Cancerians have a lot of common sense, they are very wise and have a talent for making money. Although they enjoy shopping but they are also thrifty and dislike wasting money on frivolous things.

Loyalty and attachment, sentimentality and hanging on to the past, are all characteristics associated with Cancer. A Cancerian will never run behind fame and publicity, but if he ever gets it, he definitely knows how to bask in the limelight. Ambitious and purposeful, Cancerians are talented in bringing tasks to their conclusion. They will know how to act wisely and do what is essential for their progress. They are quick and reliable and is capable of marketing their ideas with untiring devotion. The downside is that they can be very moody and sensitive. In romance, Cancerian individuals are extremely romantic and passionate people. With their gentle and caring spirit, Cancerians are the ones to whom others turn with problems, worries, and life-choice concerns. However, Cancers are one of the great money-makers in the world.


Famous Cancerians:
Dalai Lama XIV, George W Bush, Jessica Simpson, Lindsay Lohan, Mike Tyson, Pamela Anderson, President Nelson Mandela, Prince William, Princess Diana, Sylvester Stallone, Tom Cruise.


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