Cancer, the fourth sign of the zodiac, is all about
home. Those born under this sign are ‘roots’
kinds of people, and take great pleasure in the
comforts of home and family. Cancers are
maternal, domestic and love to nurture others.
More than likely, their family will be large, too —
the more, the merrier! Cancers will certainly be
merry if their home life is serene and
armonious. Traditions are upheld with great zest
in a Cancer’s household, since these folks prize
family history and love communal activities. They
also tend to be patriotic, waving the flag whenever
possible. A Cancer’s good memory is the basis
for stories told around the dinner table, and don’t
be surprised if these folks get emotional about
things. Those born under this sign wear their
heart on their sleeve, which is just fine by them.
The mascot of Cancer is the Crab, and much like
this shelled little critter, Cancers are quick to
retreat into their shells if it suits their mood. No
wonder these folks are called crabby! For Cancer,
it’s not that big of a deal, though, since they
consider this ‘shell’ a second home (and they do
love home). The flip side of this hiding is that
shell-bound Crabs are often quite moody.
Further, in keeping with their difficulty in sharing
their innermost feelings, it can become a
Herculean task to pry a Crab out of its secret
hiding place. What to do? Give the Crab time —
eventually these folks will come out to play again.
When they do, they’ll be the first to say so, in
keeping with the Cardinal Quality attached to this
sign. It’s said that Crabs are first to laugh and first
to cry, so you can bet they’ll fill you in. That
shell, by the way, isn’t the only tough thing about
Crabs. These folks are tenacious and strong-
willed and like to get their way. If their well-
documented kindness and gentleness doesn’t do
the trick, however, they’re not above using
emotional manipulation to make things happen.
If that still doesn’t work, they’ll just go back to
their shell and sulk, or find a way to get back at
the source of their pain, since Crabs can be
rather vindictive. That said, any self-respecting
Crab would tell you that they are ultimately
motivated by protecting their home and loved
ones, a most noble goal.
Cancers are ruled by the Moon — the Great
Mother of the heavens in ancient times. Here on
Earth, this is manifested in the Crab’s maternal
instincts and desire to protect home and hearth.
This may appear smothering at times, but that’s
the Crab for you. The Moon is associated with
fertility, too, a quality that is most pleasing to
Cancers. The Moon is also the ruler of moods,
and Cancers have plenty of those. These folks can
cry you a river if they’re so inclined, and they
usually are. They can be overly sensitive, easily
hurt and prone to brooding. Even so, Crabs find
it easy to be sympathetic to others and are quick
to show their affection. Their intuition is also a
great help to them, especially in times of stress.
The element associated with Cancer is Water. Like
the rolling waves of the sea, the Crab’s emotions
can make quite a splash. These folks tend to pick
up on things and bring them in, with the outward
result ranging from sentimentality to
possessiveness. Crabs need to resist the
temptation to become selfish or to feel sorry for
themselves, since this behavior won’t help. On
the bright side, Cancers are good with money
(although some consider them too thrifty),
probably because they value a sense of security.
Crabs are also quick to help others and tend to
avoid confrontation. In keeping with their
nurturing bent, those born under this sign are a
whiz with food. A hearty picnic in the park is
heaven-on-earth to most Crabs.
Cancers often find that a robust workout session
is just the tonic for their touchy feelings. Team
sports are always nice, since they offer a sense of
community; water polo should be elemental to
aquatic Crabs. What are their team colors? The
Moon is silver and white. Since Cancers have a
tendency to be lazy, however, they may need
someone to push them out the door. When it
comes to the game of love, eager Crabs are
devoted, romantic and able to get things going on
their own. Crabs are wise to listen to their gut,
since this sign rules the stomach.
The great strength of the Cancer-born is the
tenacity with which they protect their loved ones. These folks don’t ask for much, either: acomfortable home and sense of peace about sums it up. It’s that nurturing instinct which
makes Cancers a pleasure to be with.
Chief Edem PK
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