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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.
Please observe that the text on this webpage is about the role of the Cancer zodiac sign in the complete horoscope chart, and not just its meaning as a star sign, also called sun sign (when the sun was in Cancer at the time of your birth). The star sign meaning is treated briefly below, but if you want to know more about that you can go to my website devoted to it - see the link at the bottom of this page.
Your 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.
Your FatherThe 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 PlanetsThe 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 HousesThe 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:
In GeneralOf course, all of the above is very general, mainly to give you an idea of how the 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:
The Zodiac SignsHere are the twelve zodiac signs, with links to the webpage of each: