About Cancer Horoscopes
Cancer is the fourth astrological sign in the Zodiac, originating from the constellation of Cancer. In western astrology, this sign is no longer aligned with the constellation as a result of the precession of the equinoxes. In astrology, Cancer is considered a feminine or negative sign, meaning it is more introverted influencing cancer horoscopes. It is considered a water sign, and is one of four cardinal signs. Cancer is ruled by the Moon. Being the fourth sign in the zodiac, Cancer has been associated with the astrological 4th house. The Indian equivalent of Cancer is Karka; the Chinese equivalent is thought to be the sincere, sympathetic Sheep, whose lunar month is 7 July - 7 August.
Individuals born when the Sun was in this sign are considered Cancer individuals and have cancer horoscopes. Under the tropical zodiac, the Sun is in Cancer roughly from June 21 to July 22 and under the sidereal zodiac, it is currently roughly from July 21 to August 15. The corresponding month in the Babylonian calendar is Arax Du'uzu, dedicated to Adar.
In mythology Cancer is often associated with the Greek myth of the Lernaean Hydra, one of The Twelve Labours of Herakles and the mythical figure of Perseus, from the Greek myth of Medusa. Cancer is also associated with the Greco-Roman goddesses Selene/Luna and sometimes Artemis/Diana and Hecate/Trivia. The astrological symbol for Cancer is said to represent the claws of the crab, or else breasts, to symbolise motherhood and the link with the moon which can influence cancer horoscopes.
Astrologers are in broad agreement that a person born under the sign of Cancer share the following characteristics: tenacious, retentive; resourceful; very defensive; home-loving; loyal; intuitive; generous; conservative; motional; loving; shrewd; sensitive; protective; cautious; purposeful; wise; easily flattered. The same person, however, is prone to being: changeable or moody; hyper-sensitive; touchy; clingy and unable to let go; devious; dominating; insecure; coldness; madness; overcritical; harsh; depressive; deceitful; lacking in stability; manipulative. All of these characteristics influence cancer horoscopes.
The following items are traditionally associated with Cancer and also have bearing on cancer horoscopes:
- Birthstones Diamond, Emerald
- Colours Silver and Sea Green
- Birthstones Ruby, Alexandrite, Pearl and Moonstone
- Metal Silver
- Locations Near water
- Day Monday