Cancer Sun Sign dates: June 21/22 – July 22/23
Cancer is a cardinal Water sign, ruled by the Moon, with an emphasis on sensitivity, intuition, and rhythmic cycles. Issues involving the public, homeland, tribe and family become accentuated during the Cancer cycle. It is associated with Motherhood, nurturing, food, and patriotism.
The house holding Cancer in the natal chart shows an area of life where one can be moody, insecure, and defensive, as well as intuitive, empathetic, and responsive.
Cancer symbol: the Crab.
The sign of Cancer is associated with The Chariot and The High Priestess in the Tarot.
Attune to the qualities of Growth with a 3-minute tarot meditation on The Chariot:
The Chariot portrays the figure of the inner-self; secure, at rest, yet poised for action. The Chariot reminds us that Universal forces provide protection while tenacity assures victory and triumph.
Confer with The Chariot when you wish to make a positive change in your life.
The High Priestess represents the subconscious flow of creative intelligence. The High Priestess teaches us to look within for the light from above.
Confer with The High Priestess to strengthen your intuition, develop your memory, aid the healing process or improve self-confidence.
Cancer sits in the South on the Medicine Wheel.
The cardinal direction South points to the path of emotional health via Growth, Trust, and Love.
Cancer correlates to Growth, the first step on the Southern pathway of Sun Bear’s Medicine Wheel. The Gemini cycle brought us the illumination via information, education, and connection with others, necessary for our continued development. The Cancer cycle says it’s time to take action in support of our growth to maturity.
Symbol: The Crab
Key Phrases: “I Feel”
Polarity: Yin (receptive)
Key Word: Receptivity
Relates to Angel of: Victory & Triumph
Anatomy: Breasts, Stomach
Musical Tone: D#
Color of the Spectrum: Yellow-Orange
Power Stone: Emerald, Moonstone
Flower: Water Lily, Jasmine, Gardenia
Herbs: Honeysuckle, Chickweed
Essential Oils: Ylang-ylang, Myrrh, Camomile
Colors: Iridescent hues, light shades of blue and green