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Cancer (♋) is the fourth astrological sign in the Zodiac, which spans the Zodiac
between the 90th and 119th degree of celestial longitude. It is considered a water
sign and one of four cardinal signs. Cancer is ruled by the Moon. In the Tropical
zodiac, the Sun transits this area of the zodiac between June 21st to July 21st
each year. In Sidereal astrology, the sun currently transits the constellation of
Cancer from June 21 to July 21 (approximately). Individuals born during these
dates, depending on which system of astrology they subscribe to, may be called

Cancer Mythology

According to an ancient Greek legend, the figure of a crab was placed in the
nighttime sky by the goddess Hera to form the constellation Cancer. Hera swore to
kill Heracles, the most famous Greek hero. Hera attempted to kill Heracles in many
different ways, but each time his incredible physical strength allowed him to
survive. Hera cast a spell of madness on Heracles, causing him to commit a great
crime. In order to be forgiven, he had to perform twelve difficult tasks. One of these
tasks was destroying the terrible hundred-headed water-serpent, Hydra.

During the battle between Hercules and Hydra, the goddess Hera sent a crab to
aid the serpent. But Heracles, being so strong, killed the crab by smashing its shell
with his foot. As a reward for its service, Hera placed the crab's image in the night
sky. However, there are many different stories regarding this; in one version,
instead of Hera graciously placing it in the sky, Heracles kicked the crab to the

Cancer Personality Profile

Emotional sometimes, Cancer sun sign people tend to be some of the more
caring people in our world. They are very loving and value family and friends
over fame or fortune. You will always find this loving person with a dear pet
of some sort.

Extremely intuitive and imaginative, these people make great artists and
designers. You will find them where ever there is a need for creativity and
flare. Never underestimate the scope of their imagination either.

Freedom loving, courageous and pioneering. Loves adventure, is self
assertive and has as abundance of energy. Can be enterprising and will
work from sun up to sun down, the Cancerian will run not walk. He is
generally forceful by nature and very direct.

Not a risk taker, the astrological sign of cancer is not likely to be betting the
farm on a not so well thought out venture. Rest assured this wise person will
be checking all the angles before plunging in to anything.

A few negatives:
Can be seen as selfish, rash and quick tempered. Sometimes coming
across as quarrelsome and aggressive. Often emotional and highly
sensitive. May show impatience at times, while also having a devious side.
Is self pitying with an unforgiving and possessive tendency.
Cancer is very protective.

Cancer people are very protective and sympathetic to those around them.
They are very capable of "feeling your pain" whether it be physical, financial
or emotional. They will help out to, as long as it is clear they are not being
taken advantage of.

When they are shining Cancer is sensitive and caring, kind and
sympathetic, they have an urge to care for and nurture people. This trait
expresses itself particularly well with things concerning the family and home
life. This can be considered the "softer" side of the Cancer personality.
However lurking in the shadows is the hard side, which can be self-centered
an enterprising.

The Cancerian person tends to be kind and caring individuals with a natural
sense to nurture and care for others, especially their loved ones. They are
very protective and can be quite defensive at times. They may be emotional
and sentimental often seeming to be extremely touchy.

Often seen as having a keen sense of perception and observation and the
ability to construct things in their imagination. Cancerians are meditative
and have keen abilities to concentrate. They are creative and have a natural
tendency to study and analyze things. Cancerians make some of the best
students and can learn most anything that they set their minds to.

They are shrewd and intuitive, resourceful and imaginative and know when
to reach out to others. They love adventure and have an abundant source of
energy, always seeming to be full of self assurance . But, there is a hard
shell to go along with their seemingly softer underside, which is very tough
and hard to penetrate. At times their nurturing may suddenly turn defensive,
accompanied by erratic mood swings and outbursts

The cancer zodiac sign can be extremely protective of a vulnerable
underside. The hard shell appearance is outwardly tough and impenetrable,
but deep inside cancer is highly caring and sensitive, even if they manage
to hide it well from the rest of the world.
Cancer Health Concerns

This zodiac sign having the tough outer shell of the crab also has it’s soft
belly. Even though they may seem cool and in control on the surface, they
quite often are prone to emotional disruptions. While desiring the feeling of
security, uncertainty in life may cause the agitation, which in turn makes
them susceptible to gastric problems.

Heartburn, gastric disorders and obesity are of major concern to the
Cancerian. Although they are supportive of others close to them, they usually
suffer in silence as they are not ones who communicate freely.

Water retention is also common among Cancerians. They should avoid high
fat foods and learn to talk openly about things that bother them as to avoid
any chances of stomach ulcers. Watch food intake as Canerians are often
the greatest of worriers, which may in turn lead to overeating and an
expanding waistline.
Cancer sun-sign is very imaginative.

When they are tuned in to their own natural rhythms, Cancerians are
imaginative, intuitive and resourceful, often realizing when it's good to reach
out to others and when to back off, withdrawing into their inner self.

When in sync with their life, Cancerians are resourceful, imaginative and
have natural intuition. They seem to know when and how to reach out to
others in need and also when to withdraw within themselves.

At the same time they have the dilemma of being ambitious and forceful
while being sensitive and nurturing. This makes it practically impossible to
understand the Cancerians contradictive nature and certainly how to deal
with one.

Cancerians sometimes experience trouble deciding between the ambitious,
tough and outgoing side of their nature and the somewhat sensitive, inward
looking part of themselves. This can cause inner conflict and mood swings,
making it almost impossible for others to assess how they will react to a
given situation.
Cancerians can be possessive at times

Cancer has a complex inferiority problem sometimes, so that any hurt,
imagined or real, is magnified. cancer sometimes shows a tendency to look
back at, and hold on to, things in the past. This is a sign of their inner
possessiveness. It also highlights a natural conservative aspect of them. As
a cardinal sign, they will often be the initiators of change.

Having a deep inferiority complex anything said or done to them may offend
them, be it
real or imagined, it is pondered upon. They may tend to hold on to the past,
having an exceedingly hard time with letting go. Consequently, they will often
initiate the changes if any are to come.
Here are some interesting Cancer facts:

* Ruled by the Moon
* Primary color is silver
* Birthstone is Pearl and Moonstone
* Lucky day is Friday
* Lucky numbers are 8 and 3
* Lucky colors are silver and white
* Best location for success is: near or on water
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