All About Cancer


About Cancer ♋

Cancer’s astrology symbol: The Crab

Cancer’s Sumero-Babylonian name: AL.LUL “The Crayfish”

Cancer’s Qualities:

  • Build boundaries and make homes
  • Gather things for incubation, protection, and nurturance
  • Family centered
  • Tradition bound
  • Security is a major goal
  • Memory is one of their special gifts
  • Love all things old, old possessions and old ways


  • Have a hard outer shell and soft interior
  • Gift: great powers of perception
  • Make excellent business people
  • Resourceful
  • Share generously
  • Hunger for love
  • Among the most loving of people
  • Profoundly intuitive
  • Quick to grasp and respond to the emotional needs of others
  • Inspire and nurture growth (people, projects, ideas, culture)

Task: find a safe haven where sensitivity can bloom

Cancer’s Element is Water

Element: For thousands of years it was believed that everything was made up of a unique combination of the four elemental principles. Today we can translate these into the four fundamental states of matter: Solid, Liquid, Gas, and Plasma. Most people are considered to be a mixture of all four. Personalities and relationships are made upon a balance of all four.

Each element has its own principles. Qualities of Water relating to Cancer:

  • Emotional
  • Sympathetic
  • Deep-feeling
  • Romantic
  • Artistic
  • Spiritual
  • Receptive

Cancer’s Modern Day Equivalent to the Water sign

Liquid qualities: Nearly incompressible. Conforms to the shape of a container, Retains a contact volume independent of pressure. Volume is variable depending on pressure and temperature. Its structure is mobile. Heated beyond its boiling point becomes gas.

Water: Modern Day Physics Equivalent of Matter is to Liquid.

Modern interpretation suggests Water signs enjoy movement and travel but are also attached to their homes. They are flexible thinkers and work well within groups. They are changeable in nature and willing to understand others. They have a willingness to compromise and work with others but can be difficult for others to manage if boundaries are broken or crossed. They will seek their own place. They enjoy and can feel secure with Earth Signs.

Cancer Quadruplicities:


  • New start
  • Leadership
  • Activity
  • Restlessness

Other Cardinal Signs:

Ruler: Moon (night)

There is much more to you than just your Sun Sign!

Example Birth Chart

Sure you know where the Sun was when you were born. But what is your moon sign?  Where were all the planets the exact moment you were born? How does it affect who you are? What does it all mean?

Check out your Birth Chart and Interpretation report to get a much more personalized and accurate view of who you are and how the planets and stars might be influencing you.