(June 21st - July 22nd)
TRIPLICITY (ELEMENT): Water
QUADRUPLICITY (QUALITY): Cardinal
cancer is receptive, senstive, and imaginative, sympathetic, kind, and emotional, and possesses in active, shrewd, and intuitive mind.
RULING PLANET: The Moon: Earth's one satellite, which waxes and wanes and exerts a powerful magnetic influence. In asology, the Moon governs emotions and intuitive behavior.
SYMBOL: The Crab. Possessing an impenetrable exterior covering soft flesh underneath. At the first sign of danger, it withdraws into its shell and scuttles back to the dea where is feels safe.
GLYPH (WRITTEN SYMBOL): The pictograph represents the claws of the Crab. It is also a picture of the human breasts (a part of the anatomy that Cancer rules). In symbolic terms, the lyph is two circles of the Sun connected to two crescent Moons. The moons represnt Cancers's desire to stemories and possesions, the circles tied to the moons represent force and energy expressed though emotions and imagination.
DOMINANT KEYWORD: I feel.
Cancer is the sign of home and family life. Cancerians seek close personal relationships and are happiest surrounded by the familiar and those whom they love. Capricorn, Cancer's opposite sign, is the sign of reputaion and public standing. Natives of Capricorn are concerned with the image they project, and they search for power and fulfillment in the outside world.
PARTS OF THE BODY RULED BY: the breasts and stomach: Cancerians love to eat and have to fight with overeight in later years. They are also to digestive ailments caused by tension and emotional stress.
LUCKY DAY: Monday
LUCKY NUMBERS: 3 and 7
MAGICAL BIRTHSTONE: Pearl: Changes bad fortune into good and discord into harmony. It also bring support from influential people.
SPECIAL COLOR: Sea green and silver: The shimmering colors of the water and the moon.
CITIES: Venice, Amsterdam, New York, Algiers
COUNTRIES: Scotland, Holland, New Zealand
FLOWERS: Larkspur and Acanthus
TREES: Trees rich in sap
ANIMALS: Those with shell coverings
DANGER: Cancer people are susceptable to accidents in the home. They are also prone toward becoming victims of theft.