Cancer: June 22—July 22
Cancer rules the Fourth House of the Zodiac, known as the “House of Family and Home.” This house represents the effects of our earliest experiences and of the nurturing we receive as children, and the way this anchors and guides our lives. Anyone lucky enough to be within a Cancerian’s inner circle enjoys a secure sense of comfort and belonging. Cancer is a water sign associated with the moon, a combination that leads to shifting moods and deeply felt emotions. Though they may sometimes appear impervious on the outside, perhaps even irritable, inside they’re all heart, kind and loving to the core.
Ruler: the Moon
4th Sign of Zodiac
Stone: Pearl, Opal
Color: White, Yellow
Anatomy: Breasts, stomach
|Keywords: gentle, conservative, feeling, nurturing, defensive, contemplative.|
Comparison with the Cancer symbol, the Crab:
A crab is able to walk or run sideways. Similarly, Cancer natives can sometimes “move about” in life, in a figurative sense, in an indirect manner. The crab’s body is covered by a carapace (shell). Cancer natives are self-protective and sensitive, and often retreat into themselves when hurt. Crabs are able to resist changes in the environment, thereby protecting themselves from hostile elements in various habitats. Similarly, Cancer natives are thought to avoid too much change, and to be on the defensive. Crabs have “complex behavior patterns” (1). The inner world of Cancer natives is thought to be rather quirky and complex. Some crabs “conceal themselves by decorating their bodies with plants and animals” (2). Cancer natives tend to try to blend in with their environments, preferring not to make a big splash in life.
Cancer’s glyph, or symbol, may represent the breasts as a symbol of the nurturing qualities of the sign.
I am a true cancerian! I am a moon-flower (a female cancer). I got all of the characteristic of cancer that’s why sometimes, I believe in horoscopes. I got interested in Zodiac signs when I read Linda Goodman’s book. It was my first time to read some astrology books revealing the secrets between stars, constellations, planets, gems, and words. How I wish I could buy many books like that! but poor me.. I don’t have any money to buy books. It cost too much expensive for a dependent student like me!
A Breakdown of the Book
Linda Goodman Star Signs is divided into nine major sections.
- Labors of Love and the Money Mystique: Goodman offer insights into which types of jobs are most suitable for Cardinal, Fixed and Mutable signs, as well as specific career suggestions for each individual sign. The Money Mystique addresses how to attain financial security and freedom. Goodman breaks it down into two simple rules. First, find a career that allows you to do what you love. Second, once your debts are paid, freely give away half of your surplus. The universal flow will reward you with more.
- An Apple a Day: Here, Goodman delves into holistic healing, extolling the benefits of ancient Chinese medicine and a vegetarian diet. She also points out that Hippocrates (remember the Hippocratic oath) consulted astrology to guide his medical decisions and practices. Numerology, colors and nutrition are also covered.
- Ghosts, Gurus and Avatars: This section deals with magnetic power points, astral vibratory frequencies and their connection to theparanomal. Goodman also discusses the extreme importance of the balance between Yin and Yang energies and other concepts taught to her by various gurus/teachers during her time living in the Colorado mountains.
- Deja Vu: If you think you’ve been there before, you probably have. Goodman explores karma and reincarnation, and how the experiences and wisdom gained in past lives echo in the present. Whether you personally believe in reincarnation or not, it is fascinating reading.
- While the Soul Slumbers: Here Goodman offers a more in depth tutorial on the concepts of numerology and the vibrational frequency of individual numbers. She reveals the energies and meaning of each number and relates how they affect the various sun signs.
- Forgotten Rainbows: In this section, you’ll find a lesson on auras, those mystical rainbows of color energy that surround every person although they are rarely visible to the average person. Goodman even offers plans to use the energy of colors to achieve weight loss or gain as desired.
- Forgotten Melodies: Goodman address the connection between universal harmony, sound, the mind and matter. She believes that if people can comprehend and harness this energy connection, they can create matter by visualizing it and describing it aloud, in essence creating something from what appears to be nothing. If this brings to mind images of wizards and magi, it’s no coincidence.
- Lexigrams and the Word Druids: Perhaps you’re aware of the study of hidden codes diagramed throughout Old Testament, as explored through the Jewish tradition of the Kabbalah. Similarly, Goodman ventures into the exploration of the deeper meanings of words when they are rearranged to create other words. She also cautions that the words we speak put out certain energies into the universe, and that we should be careful of the energies we create.
- Physical Immortality: In this final section, Goodman expresses her belief that each one of us has the innate ability to achieve full physical immortality if only we can overcome our “falsely programmed” belief in death. That appears to be a very tall order that even Goodman herself wasn’t able to master, but her ideas on the subject are nevertheless thought provoking.