Cancer (Jun 21 – Jul 22)

Symbol – The Crab
Ruling Planet – Moon
Element – Water
Keywords – I Feel
Key Notes – Safety and Security
Power Color – Green

The ability to feel and intuitively know
Emotional and loving
Intuitive and imaginative
Shrewd and cautious
Protective and sympathetic

Medical Astrology
Cancer rules the chest, breasts, stomach, and alimentary canal.

Gemstone Affinities
Cancer is a home-loving sign concerned with nurturing and the family. It’s the sign of the mother. Labradorite reflects the intuitive quality of its ruler, the Moon. Labradorite’s soothing qualities can calm an emotional overreaction or touchiness. Jade stimulates wisdom and helps one achieve their desired goals. Calming and centering, Emerald promotes creativity and perception; it can also ease a worried mind.

The Moon of Long Days (Jun 21 – Jul 22)
This period is one of maturity and wisdom. This is the time to test and develop new ways to maximize your potential. The influence is one of exploration.

Water Element
Cancer is a water element—sympathetic and imaginative. They bring emotional sensitivity and intuition to any situation.

The water signs are the intuitive dreamers of this world. Water shapes intuition and emotional experience, and is linked to the feeling and emotional world. The element of intuitive perception, Water signs are inward-looking and sensitive. This is a passive, rhythmic element that ebbs and flows. Water signs need time to withdraw, to process emotional experiences, and then to reemerge into the world.

A Cardinal Sign
Receptive, sensitive, imaginative, sympathetic, kind, and emotional—Cancer possesses an active, shrewd, and intuitive mind.

Zodiac Compatibility
Home-loving Cancerians in any relationship are nurturing and caring, but they’re most compatible with Taurus, Virgo, and Capricorn.

Famous Cancerians
Meryl Streep (Jun 22), Princess Diana (Jul 1), and The Dalai Lama (Jul 6)

Do you have any Cancerians in your life?

Listen with your heart,

Laurie Buchanan

Whatever you are not changing, you are choosing.”
               — Laurie Buchanan and our Facebook page

© 2011 Laurie Buchanan – All Rights Reserved

30 thoughts on “Cancer (Jun 21 – Jul 22)

  1. Hi Laurie,
    Ok, so technically I’m a Cancer (my Sun is anyway) altho I’m sort of ruled by Gemini. What we have here is a mess. I love being home, cooking, doing all the crafts, gardening – but then zap – the Gemini butterfly takes over and I’m all over the place. Real conflict earlier in my life with staying home with kids versus working. I did part time stuff but always felt conflicted. I get told a lot I’m quite a character, whatever they mean by that I’m not sure. Heavens blessed me with a Virgo husband. He drives me nuts tho, Mr. Exact Precise.

    This has been fun reading the signs – and by the way, all my bestest friends have been Libra! 🙂

  2. Two of these folks at my house….Husband July 11 and Librarian Girl July 22 – both are extremely sensitive, artistic and home loving. Librarian Girl has wanted a house and a yard, a baby and a dog all with the most loving of spouses just about all her life. She has built two lovely doll houses and furnished them with home made furniture and lovely pieces from England ( She has the Queen’s private parlor tea set and miniatures) She is rather a Pied Piper drawing small children to her – especially little boys

    My husband is an architect and although he does not design many houses these days – he does lots of GREEN work and sustainable work and has made our 100 year old house into a work of art and efficiency.

    Both my true Cancerians have Celiac Disease – so I spent most of my time creating and cooking healthy foods to keep them going and working up to speed….it is very hard to keep weight on and anxiety levels stable. They are remarkable people.

    So many of my family are on the cusp…..sometimes I am a Virgo being on the 23rd of August….and Librarian Girl and I have some troubles when our LEOish sides confront
    as with IT Girl on June 20th

    I am enjoying this series….Susan can almost always make me laugh….she often cracks me up!

  3. Been waiting to read this one!
    The ability to feel and intuitively know — check
    Emotional and loving — check
    Intuitive and imaginative — double check
    Shrewd and cautious — (Ummm, Ummm…not sure about cautious. Except about physical reality things. Then this applies. Shrewd? Still thinking.)
    Protective and sympathetic – Protective – sometimes. Sympathetic, almost always.
    Water signs need time to withdraw, to process emotional experiences, and then to reemerge into the world. (Yep, have seen this pattern again and again…and I think my shell is calling to move inward again…)

    Thanks, Laurie.

  4. Laurie,this is odd, becauses the two Cancerians in my family are both Green Brainers. They do not seem to fit into this description at all, except for “The influence is one of exploration.”
    They both are “explore ideas and facts to gain knowledge.” Hmmmm You’ve got me stumped on this one, which seems to have more “Blue Brain” attributes.

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  6. Laurie, I spent a good part of yesterday with my own little Cancerian. While my daughter Cameron is usually the spirit of cheerful determination, willing and able to jump on any task and whip right through it, yesterday she was very Crabby indeed. Nearing the eighth month of pregnancy, she is sincerely tired of it, tired of being uncomfortable, tired and impatient with everything. Her usual sunny disposition is clouded over with discontent and a desire to be done with it. Tomorrow will be her son Joey’s 7th birthday and of course, Christmas is right around the corner. Lots of things to be done so I am trying to round up some Santa’s Helpers to take the strain off. But very tactfully and cautiously, born on the Fourth Of July she can be something of a firecracker!

    • Maybe all Cancerians in the world were grouchy yesterday, Sandi. Honoring your own little Cancerian and her discontent and desire to be done with it. Boy, can remember those days! Wishing you a beautiful new grandbaby soon!

      • Kathy, after having three daughters, I am more than content to just sit back, sympathize and think to myself, ” Thank God, it’s not me!” Thanks for your good wishes.

    • Sandi – I can well imagine that at 8 months pregnant — and the holiday season, to boot — Cameron’s main thought is, “Poke me with a fork ’cause I’m done!” Your Fourth of July those many years ago had to have had its own set of fireworks — namely, childbirth and delivery. Yowza! 🙂

  7. Sigh…. two more posts I think until my turn…. good things are worth waiting for Laurie 🙂

    I was reading Kathy’s blog and decided I had better come by and see what was going on. It is very weird not to be posting regularly but it does leave a bit more time to visit with everyone else.

    Best of the holidays to you Laurie and Len if I don’t get a chance to connect again before then. But I am sure I will… but just in case.

  8. Well Laurie, my wife Lucille’s beloved father Joseph Mancini, who passed at the age of 69 in 1994 (just a month before Lucille and started dating) was born on June 21, which is the very first day of Cancer. I did once meet Joe at a staging of ‘Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory’ that we co-directed at our school back in 1991. I distinctly recall Lucille putting a carnation on Joe’s suit before the show began. Lucille tells me her father was shrewd, cautious, protective, nurturing and a major homebody. He had two daughters, Lucille (48, a Sagitarian) and her older sister Elaine who is now 50, (Taurus) -Lucille always said that I would have gotten along famously with her Dad. I am after all, a Virgo (August 26)i

  9. Okay I am late checking ths out. My oldest sister is a Cancer. I am a Taurus, so we usually get along even though there is a 10-year difference in our ages. The nurturing side of her was very evident when I was about 6 years old and nearly cut off my right big toe riding barefoot on the back of a bicycle. She took care of washing the cut and wrapping my toe up until my parents could get me to the emergency room. She did such a good job that the doctor in the emergency room said I did not need stitches and that just to keep it wrapped the way she had done it.

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