22 June-22 July
Place and Character
The Home-Maker of the Zodiac, Cancer is ruled by THE MOON, and its symbol is the CRAB. Its natural place is the FOURTH HOUSE, which is concerned with Matters of Home Life. Nurturing Cancer is a WATER sign, supportive and emotional. Prone to emotional tides, a Cancer believes "a man's home is his castle" -- and cocooning a legitimate lifestyle choice.
They are, thus, introverted, reserved, emotional, sensitive, moody, sympathetic, security-conscious, prudent, retentive, domestic, maternal, protective, quiet, calm, imaginative, conscientious, and quite the traditionalist.
The Cancerian heart is filled with emotions but they will only expose them very gradually. Faithful and loyal, Cancerians think carefully before commiting themselves to anyone, lest their emotionalsecurity is threatened and their trust broken.
Colours: Silver, cerulean blue and sea-green. Silver and smokey grey are the colours of the moon, ruler of Cancer.
Stones: Pearl and moonstone.
Trees: Willow, spruce and pear.
Flowers: Daisy acanthus and iris.
Cancerians love collecting things - people, objects and money - and are not very free with their cash, since they tend to feel rather vulnerable without it. Their bank accounts stay healthy just in case of a rainy day.