Cancer, the Crab, is the fourth sign of the Zodiac. The Cancer horoscope sign belongs to the element water and has the cardinal quality. That makes it a Zodiac sign of emotions, the strong and protective ones. So, Cancer is said to be the motherly character of the horoscope, the benefactor, taking care of everyone else.
Cancer, the Crab, is the fourth sign of the Zodiac. The sun enters Cancer 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. Cancer’s motto is: “I feel.”
In the horoscope chart, Cancer brings a caring, affectionate and protecting character to planets or Houses therein.
Those who have Cancer as their 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 accurately – called the sun sign.
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’s your basic drive, a character you have as an ingredient – more or less evident in all you do and all you are.
The sun is the most important point in your horoscope chart, but of course it’s not the only thing that describes your personality. You need to look at all the components of your birth chart, to get a correct astrological description of yourself. Below you find what can be said in general about the Cancer Horoscope Traits, based only on the sun’s position.
Cancerians are good at nurturing. Ruled by the Moon, they make great parents, and can be selfless when it comes to making sacrifices for their families. Cancerians are also shrewd judges of character, and give useful advice. They are quick to offer a sympathetic ear and a shoulder to cry on, followed by a warm hug. A kind, caring Cancerian is a blessing in times of crisis. Cancerians love food, and spoiling the people they love. Family comes first with Cancerians, but even when they have little or no family of their own, they will create a family atmosphere with their friends.
The trouble is that they tend to get addicted to the role of nurturer, and find it hard to let go when loved ones need to stand on their own feet. Make sure you know when to step back as well as forward, because things get really ugly when your mother love turns to smother love.