Cancer in Astrology
PLANETARY RULER: Moon
TAROT CARD: VII Chariot
Saturn is in detriment (weak) in Cancer
Jupiter is exhalted (strong) in Cancer
Mars is in fall (weak) in Cancer
Mercury is strong in Cancer
Cancer & Love
In love, you can be sentimental, and you love some romance, but the traditional kind. Red roses, boxes of chocolate, nice dinners, that sort of thing. Anything too out there won’t be comfortable for you. You can be a little moody when your partner upsets you, and you tend to retreat when you feel hurt instead of facing the issue, so you need someone who won’t stand for that and will make you deal with things instead of letting you run away. They need to support you and make you feel safe, and you’ll return the favor, supporting them in anything they do, always by their side. They need to want a comfortable home and understand how important that is for you. If they create a lot of drama at home, you won’t have it. You can be a little clingy sometimes, so it’s important for you to have your own life and not look to be fulfilled by someone else. When it comes to dating, you’re not up for dating a ton of people or having a lot of flings. You want to be with someone that you have a real connection with. You just have to make sure you don’t fall for every person who pretends to be your perfect partner.
The signs that you tend to be most compatible with are the ones in the same element as yours, which are Scorpio and Pisces. These two signs understand your emotional nature, being emotional water signs themselves, and they’ll offer you the deep emotional connection that you’re looking for. Neither will make you feel uncomfortable or push you to do anything you don’t want. Scorpio will help you focus, and Pisces will help you be more compassionate. Scorpio will show loyalty, and Pisces will be understanding. The sign that opposes yours tends to be the one you have the most sparks with, and for you, that’s Capricorn. They’re so career-oriented that you don’t feel like a priority and their emotional detachment can be off-putting, but the chemistry is there, and you can help them to show the depth of their emotion while they can give you the comfortable life that you crave.
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Cancer & Money & Career
When it comes to money, you like to hold on as much as you can. Because you crave so much security in your life, you understand that financial security is important, and you’ll try to be good savers and investors. You always want to be comfortable, and part of that means having plenty of money. Some of you may take it too far and be overly frugal or downright cheap. Spending a little more won’t put you in the poorhouse, so don’t be such a penny-pincher when you shouldn’t be, and think about using your money for good purposes to help people. People tend to be surprised by how much money you have when they find out because you live well below your means and you stay quiet about the subject when it comes up. You don’t feel the need to brag about it.
When it comes to your profession, you have no problem working hard and dedicating yourself to your job. Many of you will find an employer and stick with them for decades. You don’t like the upheaval of job switching so you stay right where you are. Your perfect job would likely be something you could do at home, or by dealing with homes in some way, like home building or interior design. You can also do well taking care of other people since you’re so sensitive, and can be in a job that cares for children, the elderly, or pets. Some other professions for Cancer are: executive, gardener, teacher, social worker, soldier, librarian.
Cancer & Health
Cancer rules the stomach, so you have to watch out for getting stomach ulcers or tumors, having frequent stomachaches, indigestion, gas, or other stomach-related digestive problems. This is especially the case when you become upset, and many of you may find that whenever you do, your stomach starts hurting or you get nausea out of the blue. Cancer also rules the chest/breasts, which can mean breast cancer, cysts in the breasts, or some other breast issue. Your pancreas is also ruled by Cancer.
Cancer, you are the fourth sign in the Zodiac, and are a sensitive and emotional sign. You feel everything deeply, and are easily wounded as a result. When you get wounded, you hide in your shell, not wanting anyone to have the chance to hurt you again. You need to work on developing thicker skin so you don’t keep yourself locked away from people so much. Opening up emotionally would be good for you because it’ll help you have more closer relationships with people that will support you, and you need plenty of support if you’re going to feel safe in this dangerous world.
You like to be comfortable, which tends to make your home your most favorite place on Earth. You’ll make it a cozy, inviting place that everyone loves, and it’s a good place for you to relax. Because you can relax at home, you tend to come across differently there, more like your true self, so if you come across as loud and flashy, you’ll be quiet and shy at home, and vice versa.
At times, you can be quite ambitious, whether it’s with your work or your personal life, and you want to have some success in your life to create stability. You’re not someone who goes against tradition, and you prefer to go with conventional methods. Being daring or adventurous usually isn’t something you strive for, and you don’t understand why people can’t be happy with the way things have always been. It could be good for you to open up your mind though.
You tend to experience life through your emotions, and you neglect your mind and body to a degree. If you want to gain more control over your emotions, you should try to form stronger connections to your mind and body. If you can do that, there wouldn’t be much that you couldn’t do, and you’d always feel secure, safe, and comfortable, no matter where you are.
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Natal Planets & House Cusps in Cancer:
Natal Moon in Cancer
You need to feel supported and nurtured, and you like to nurture others as well. You want comfort and familiarity and aren’t fond of major changes, so you try not to rock the boat and can be cautious (just how cautious depends on other factors in the chart; a lot of water or earth may make you overly cautious, while a lot of fire may make you less cautious). You can really get in touch with your emotions, being not only a water sign but the natural ruler of the Moon, and you can have a long memory, especially with things that touch you. This can be bad for those who harm you in some way, because you likely won’t forget any time soon (or ever). Your home and family is vitally important, and you need warm surroundings and a happy hearth. You like peace, you like stability, and you want people to be real. Anyone who makes you feel good and secure is someone you’ll hold onto tight, but you must be careful of clinginess. You’re sensitive, though it may be with your own feelings more than others, and you can feel quite deeply. Experiences and people can touch you in meaningful ways, and sometimes this can make you react illogically.
Natal Mercury in Cancer
With your natal Mercury in Cancer, your communications are often colored by your personal experience, which can make it hard for you to be objective. Many of you may keep your thoughts and ideas to yourself, worried about what people will think and not wanting to be subjected to criticism. You dwell on your thoughts for a while, and it can seem like it takes you a long time to make decisions even if it doesn’t. Your memory is incredible, with this placement being one of the best for it. Anything that impacts you emotionally, you’ll remember for lifetimes, though you tend to remember more of the emotion of the moment or experience and not the words. You have good intuition for what people are feeling, can be passive-aggressive, and can present ideas well.
Natal Venus in Cancer
With your natal Venus in Cancer, you tend to be more emotional in your relationships, though you may not be very mature about it. You can get moody and avoid your partner when upset, and need to work on not being passive-aggressive with your partner when you want to get your way. You want a partner that is loyal to you and the relationship, and who can comfort you and show a lot of sweet affection. You’re always afraid that they’ll leave you, so you need someone who can reassure you that won’t happen. When you feel secure in love, you bloom, and are the most encouraging, supportive, and caring partner anyone can ask for.
Natal Mars in Cancer
With your natal Mars in Cancer, you can seem like you don’t have much energy at all because you take your time with things. You want to make sure that you’re in a good position to make a decision before you do, and that takes time. You’re not a fan of change, nor are you a fan of fighting. You prefer to do things indirectly, which can make you passive-aggressive at times. You can be overly defensive when you feel like you’re threatened in some way, real or imagined, and go overboard with your reaction. You have to learn to be less subjective, and more objective. You don’t have to take everything so personally. If you have a supportive environment, you can thrive. You’re protective of your loved ones and try to be there for them whenever they need you.
Natal Jupiter in Cancer
With your natal Jupiter in Cancer, you need security and comfort, and can find the most success when you have that. You have an excellent intuition when it comes to business and finances. You prefer to stick with tradition instead of going outside of the box. You feel most prosperous when you’re helping other people.
Natal Saturn in Cancer
With your natal Saturn in Cancer, you need a safe, comfortable home and family life. You do whatever it takes to achieve that, sometimes sacrificing too much. You’re quite protective of your family. You may have things in your past or issues with family that hold you back. You try not to show how you feel to others, especially early in life.
Natal Uranus in Cancer
With your natal Uranus in Cancer, you’re dedicated to your home and family, but you may be someone who wants to change conventional family, and the family that you have may not be the family that you share blood with. You can be a sensitive person and it plays with your energy levels.
Natal Neptune in Cancer
With your natal Neptune in Cancer, you’re dedicated to your home, family, and country, and try to make them as beautiful as possible, though you may have a hard time seeing reality with them. Your dreams tend to be focused on the home and family, and if you don’t become too idealistic, you can create a wonderful domestic life for yourself.
Natal Pluto in Cancer
With your natal Pluto in Cancer, you’re intense and tied to your upbringing. You want a home, and will protect your family. Your emotions are strong, and you change your security needs throughout your life.
1st House in Cancer (Cancer Rising)
You come across as someone who is nurturing, sensitive, and shy. You can seem quite emotional publicly, but you try to keep your feelings to yourself. You interpret situations and get a sense of new people through your emotions. You can pick up the emotions coursing through any situation, and can understand what people are feeling. This makes you seem like you’re psychic, and you should listen to your instincts because they process what you may not see with your eyes. People look to you to be the comforter, the nurturer, the protective one, the mother. You take care of those around you, and are seen as the mother hen.
2nd House in Cancer
You can keep your money, save and invest wisely, and don’t want to spend too much on anything except your home or family. You could spoil your family but be cheap with everything else. Having financial security means a lot to you, and you feel emotionally uneasy when you’re finances aren’t in order. How much you make can ebb and flow, changing through your life constantly. You can make money through something Cancer-related, like through the public, nurturing others, in or for the home, or with or for family.
3rd House in Cancer
Once you commit something to memory, you’ll never forget it. You have one of the longest memories out there, especially when it comes to anything that impacts you emotionally. You never forget the emotions you felt and that coursed through others in any given situation. While this makes you understanding, it can also make it hard for you to be objective. Learning may have been difficult for you as a child, and it makes you sensitive when it comes to learning as an adult. If you have siblings, they likely played an important role in your childhood.
4th House in Cancer
You feel protective of your family, and need some roots. Your family is important to you, and you absorb much of your home environment into your personality. You like to maintain family traditions, and you try to maintain your relationships with your family members no matter what. As you get older, you need a place to call home, to put down roots and settle down.
5th House in Cancer
You’re not one for light-hearted affairs, and prefer hobbies that are comfortable, comforting, or domestic, like cooking or knitting. You can have a secret creative side to you though, and can find it easier to express yourself through creative ventures. In love, you’re quite emotional, and need to learn how to manage that before you have a healthy relationship. You’re protective of your children, and nurture and support them.
6th House in Cancer
You work well when you’re helping other people, and can be emotional with your work. You may care more about your work than any other area of your life. If you don’t have stable work, it has a physical impact on you. Watch for stomach or breast issues. You’re caring with your coworkers, and not dominating as a boss. You can work from home with Cancer here, or do work that helps families or with your own family.
7th House in Cancer
You want a partner who is sensitive and nurturing. You’re emotional with a partner, and need someone who will be sensitive and understanding of your feelings. Conversely, you can prefer a partner who’s emotional, and you need to be the one there for them. In a relationship, you want loyalty, and emotions run high. The relationship ebbs and flows, but you grow closer over time.
8th House in Cancer
You prefer to go the traditional route when it comes to joint finances and investing, and don’t want to take any chances. You can spend a lot of time dwelling on your emotions, but not be open with your needs. Your emotions drive you to transform in life, as well as your home and family.
9th House in Cancer
Your emotions influence your beliefs, and you go with what your feelings tell you. You like to do work for other people. You prefer going away from where you grew up, and find you’re comfortable in foreign places and know how to adapt to various cultures.
10th House in Cancer
You care deeply about your career and success, and because of that, can experience some upheaval and fluctuations until you finally devote yourself to something. You want to be seen as someone who knows what they’re doing and can be looked up to. You can be quite ambitious, creative, and helpful of others once you do pick a career. You can have a career that’s Cancer-related, like dealing with the public, nurturing others, in or for the home, or with or for family.
11th House in Cancer
You prefer having your friends over to your house, and love a small dinner party. You have a small group of close friends that are like family to you. Your dreams may include doing something to help people who are in need.
12th House in Cancer
You keep your emotions to yourself, not wanting anyone to see just how emotional you are. You come across as fun and free, but when comfortable, you can show how sensitive you are. You need to work on being more sensitive to other people.