June 21 – July 22
Ruling Planet- Moon: celestial body of moods and emotions
As the caretaker of the zodiac, the Cancer is known for establishing a close family bond. Although it may be hard to get passed the strong exterior of the Cancer, they are tenacious, highly imaginative, loyal and sympathetic once you do. They are well-known for following their heart and being driven by emotion, which makes them both persuasive and emotional as well. At times they can be moody, pessimistic and manipulative, a true demonstration of the weak side of the Cancer. The Cancer is most content when surrounded by loving friends and family.
The Cancer horoscope symbol is the crab and its claws. The glyph is meant to represent the nurturing, feminine qualities of this zodiac sign.
The element of Water is associated with the signs Cancer, Scorpio and Pisces. Water signs are very emotional and sensitive beings. This isn’t necessarily a bad thing because this allows them to be very conscious of others emotions and demonstrate great compassion. While they can be calm like the sea, they also run deep like a river.
The moon is in its rulership in the sign of Cancer, so this is where it can best express itself. Those born under this sign love being at home and prefer a feeling of security and consistency. With the moon as their ruling planet, the Cancer is patient, sensitive, romantic, sociable and maternal.
Cancer is a cardinal sign as it marks the beginning of a new season, more specifically the beginning of summer. Other cardinal signs include Libra, Capricorn and Aries. These signs are constantly coming up with new ideas and have a natural knack for leadership. For that reason, they would much rather radiate originality and be first rather than be seen as a follower. You can always count on a cardinal sign to stay up to date on the latest trends and get the party started.