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ZODIAC SIGN ASTROLOGY
My website about the astrology based on the Zodiac sign (sun sign).
My twelve websites devoted to each of the Zodiac signs and their traits.
ZODIAC SIGN CALCULATOR
Calculate your Zodiac sign and the exact degree of the sun within that sign.
ZODIAC SIGN QUIZ
Find out which Zodiac sign you are most like.
YOUR 2015 HOROSCOPE
What astrology predicts about the year 2015 for your Zodiac sign, and how that horoscope forecast is made.
ZODIAC SIGN COMPATIBILITY
What astrology reveals about how the Zodiac signs match in relationships.
I Ching Online
Try the ancient Chinese divination online for free. The 64 hexagrams of I Ching, The Book of Change, and what they mean in divination.
BOOKS BY STEFAN STENUDD
Cosmos of the Ancients
All the philosophers of Ancient Greece and what they thought about cosmology, myth, religion and the gods.
Life Energy Encyclopedia
Qi (chi), prana, pneuma, spiritus, and all the other life force concepts around the world explained and compared.
Cancer in the Complete Horoscope
The Crab Zodiac Sign in Classical Astrology
The Cancer Sign in the Horoscope Chart
Cancer, the Crab, is the fourth sign of the zodiac. The sun enters it on or around June 21, at the summer solstice. Cancer belongs to the element water, its quality is cardinal and its charge is negative. Its Ruler is the moon, and Venus exalts in it. Its motto is: "I feel." In the horoscope chart, the zodiac sign Cancer brings a caring, affectionate and protecting character to planets and astrological houses therein.
Your Cancer Zodiac SignThose who have Cancer as their zodiac sign (star sign) are born when the sun was in Cancer, normally June 21 - July 22 (it differs slightly from year to year, because of the leap years). Therefore, it is also - more adequately - called the sun sign.
Observe that it's just one of the many components of the complete horoscope chart. Nowadays, star sign astrology is much more widespread and common than readings based on the classical birth chart, but the latter is what astrology is really all about.
The sun in your horoscope is your natural self - what you are when you relax, when other planets in your horoscope are not active. It is your basic drive.
If your sun sign is Cancer, you are an emotional being, engaging yourself in caring about others. It is the motherly sign. That is far from a submissive character. Notice that the sign's quality is cardinal, leading. The Cancer character is caring in a protective way, a tendency to control, although with good intentions.
The Father of CancerThe sun in the horoscope also represents your father (the mother is represented by the moon).
If you have the sun in Cancer, your relation to your father is one of deep affection, where both of you feel very committed to each other. You are also both quite protective, sometimes in ways that lead to frustration, because you both feel that you know what's best for the other.
The Planets in CancerThe planets and astrological points are the active forces in the horoscope chart, the energies by which we are able to act. As such, each has its own characteristics, but they are influenced by the zodiac sign they occupy. When a planet or other point of the horoscope is in Cancer, it is also affected by the zodiac sign, getting something of its character. Here are those planetes and astrological points, what they stand for in the complete horoscope chart, and how they are affected by the zodiac sign Cancer:
The Houses in CancerThe astrological Houses are life environments, different sections of what constitutes our everyday reality. The Zodiac signs bring their characteristics to the Houses, influencing the environments described by them. Here are the twelve Houses, what they stand for, and how the Zodiac sign Cancer affects them:
Cancer in GeneralOf course, all of the above is very general, mainly to give you an idea of how the Cancer zodiac sign works in the horoscope and influences its different components. You need to study your complete horoscope chart carefully, to make a deeper and more nuanced interpretation.
Cancer in Zodiac Sign AstrologyIf Cancer is your zodiac sign, also called star sign or sun sign, it means that the sun was in that sign at your birth. For much more about what that means in astrology and the horoscope, please go to my website devoted to this zodiac sign:
Cancer CompatibilityLove match basics for Cancer with all the other Zodiac signs. How compatible are you with the other signs?
The Zodiac SignsHere are the twelve zodiac signs, with links to the webpage of each: