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21 June – 21 July

The Emotional Crab

Cancer is the fourth sign of the zodiac and the first of the Water signs and its symbol is the Crab. Here we meet the vulnerable, instinctual and emotional influence of Water with a high degree of sensitivity, empathy and intuition. With a wonderful imagination and a deep level of understanding, this energy absorbs other people’s pain as if it were their own, taking things personally and reflecting a great deal on their experiences.

Cancer is ruled by the Moon which puts the Cancer energy in touch with basic survival instincts and is emotionally linked to the phases of the Moon – the New, Waxing, Full and Waning cycle. It is a nurturing, protective and nourishing energy, needing safety, security and a feeling of wellbeing in order to function properly. It is an energy linked to its ancestry with a great interest in history.


The Cancer energy needs to be needed. It is highly creative, mystical and vulnerable and is possessive of emotional experiences and people. This sign can be Crabby and will approach things sideways, being easily hurt and with a huge fear of rejection – so a bolt hole is absolutely essential.

Would you like a more in-depth knowledge of your astrological energies, including your sun sign CANCER, but also your MOON and ASCENDENT?