Cancer: The Crab

Key Word: Intuition
House #4
Ruling Planet: The Moon

The Cancer symbol represents Ouroboros, the dragon biting its own tail representing infinite cycles and balance balance. It also represents the Crab's claws.

The Cancer symbol represents Ouroboros, the dragon biting its own tail representing infinite cycles and balance balance. It also represents the Crab’s claws.

Cancer is the 4th sign on the zodiac ecliptic. It rules the moon, is exalted in Taurus and is a cardinal water sign. Cancer is the original

Cancer is the 4th sign on the zodiac ecliptic. It rules the moon, is exalted in Taurus and is a cardinal water sign. Cancer is the original “Rock Lobster.”

The sign of Cancer is ruled by the Moon. Physically it is related to the breasts/chest and the stomach. It is said to have a feminine polarity in nature, and is therefore more reactive in its energy. This would be considered “Yin” energy in eastern philosophy.

Cancer is a Water sign, (Icosahedron) and as such is connected to the world of emotion, instincts and the shadowy protective part of our own persona that we often cannot see. Cancer is  a Cardinal sign, which means that planets placed here in a natal chart will express themselves in a very pioneering and dynamic manner – especially in matters connected with care and protection of emotional, mental and familial matters.

This sign is associated with motherhood and the family so being the fourth house of the zodiac and the “under-sky” on the natal chart makes this a place to evaluate how we feel about our mothers. There is a great sensitivity on an inner level, but rather a secretive nature. Loyalty and attachment, sentimentality and hanging on to the past, are all characteristics associated with Cancer.

 

 

The fourth House refers to the home and everything associated with it (both the childhood home & the current home):  family, land, personal foundations (inner emotional security), your roots. Astrologers are divided over whether this house is associated with one's mother or father. What is clear is that a person's upbringing is associated with this House.  On a deeper level, the 4th house is the base of consciousness or the center of our concrete existence. See how the cusp of the 4th house is the I.C., the lowest point on the chart, representative of things below the surface of Earth. Due to that, the 4th house was believed to rule the conditions at the end of life, and graves. As the root or base of your real self, the 4th house rules where you go when you

The fourth House refers to the home and everything associated with it (both the childhood home & the current home): family, land, personal foundations (inner emotional security), your roots. Astrologers are divided over whether this house is associated with one’s mother or father. What is clear is that a person’s upbringing is associated with this House.

Planets in this sign will often reflect a vulnerable character and oversensitive nature. There is also a possessive streak, and a tendency to be emotionally smothering. Nevertheless Cancer confers a strong intuitive nature and deeply-held feelings. There is a strong attachment to the home and awareness of the environment. Planets in Cancer come to expression most clearly in connection with the home and family.

 Cancer Mythology

 

 

 

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