Dates: June 21 – July 22
Cancer – The Loving Caretaker
The fourth of the 12 Zodiac Signs, Cancer kicks off the start of summer. You’re intuitive and nurturing as you go throughout your day and you love to spend time with loved ones. To your friends and family, you’re always there for them with a shoulder to cry on.
At times, you’ll express affection by taking care of others maybe through baked goods or cooking. Sensitive and loyal, when you get upset you need to be comforted by others or simply left alone. Cancers are at their best when they’re comfortable and they strive to make every place they are feel like home.
Cancer energy is sensitive, domestic, compassionate, creative, maternal, and romantic.
Facts about Cancer
Symbol: The Crab
Ruling Planet: Moon
Cancer: The Crab
Symbolized by the crab, Cancers can have a tough exterior but are vulnerable once you get them to open up. They are deeply loyal to their friends and family.
Just as a crab has their home on their back, Cancers love to live in comfort and prefer to be cozy wherever they go. Quick or sudden changes can make you feel threatened because you like to plan for the long term and set down roots. When you do feel threated, you can lash out or pinch back in response.
Cancer Element: Water
One of the 3 water signs (Cancer, Scorpio, and Pisces), Cancer energy flows like a river getting the creative and emotional juices flowing. Cancer people are excellent caretakers and love helping out others around them to ensure everything goes with the flow.
Cancer Ruling Planet: The Moon
Ruled by the every changing moon, it controls the tides and can influence our mood as it waxes and wanes. Pay attention to the different moon cycles and you’ll start noticing the different emotional swings and energies that accompanies them.
Full moons are nights of extraordinary power and energy for you. Try to plan parties, get togethers, or go out when there’s a full moon and you’ll feel the difference in energy levels.