rules the fourth month of the solar year, and the fourth house of the
zodiac. Cancer is the first of three months of summer. It is the sign
of the mother that gives birth and sustenance to the creation, weather
it be human, animal, plant, or otherwise.
is a cardinal sign, being the first month of the summer season. It is
an active time of year, beginning with the first day of summer; the summer
solstice. It leads with the longest day of the year, the brightest, most
hopeful time, when the sprouts have sprouted and life is growing stronger
is the first water sign, an energy governed by feelings and instincts,
or body knowledge. Cancer senses what is necessary; they read
between the lines and hear the message from within it. Cancer is a feminine/passive
energy; receptive, yet with the cardinal energy, it leads. Like the mother
in a family, she is a different leader than the father, yet she leads.
is ruled by the Moon, the other luminary in our solar system besides the
Sun. The Sun radiates, and the Moon reflects. One rules the day, the other
the night. The Moon lights the way through otherwise dark passages, by
leading us toward the future through the past. We are the result of past
actions, and the Moon remembers and uses this insight. Cancer energy is
intuitive, resourceful and traditional.
symbol is The Crab. The crab is a water creature that has a hard shell
and a soft interior beneath it. Cancers can have a tough exterior, sometimes
well protected and insulated, but beneath that cover is a tender feeling
nature. They protect themselves from being hurt emotionally, and tend
to run when confronted.
best use of Cancer energy is to nurture, care for, and encourage growth
in the garden of our life. To mother and love those around us without
smothering them. To give birth to creation and delegate to the collective
how to care for it. To not be too attached and let go when necessary emotionally.