Cancer, The Crab
June 21 to July 22

Modality: Cardinal
Element: Water
Ruler: the Moon

Keywords: gentle, feeling, receptivity, conservative, sympathetic, sensitive

Cancer natives are sensitive, caring, and sympathetic, and have a strong desire to nurture those within their lives. They are also highly protective of themselves, and can often retreat into their crab shells when hurt.

Cancer is a cardinal water sign, which provides two major assets: dynamic action and the ability to win people’s loyalty. Being ruled by the Moon, you are hyper-sensitive to changes in your environment; you are all about home, and are more than happy to plant your roots in the comforts of home and family. You are happiest when life is predictable, safe, and secure, but your emotions (ruled by the fluid Moon) are often in a state of flux. This could give people the impression that you a just a tad bit moody.

Crabs have excellent financial instincts, as well as a talent for making money, but be sure that you know when to say when! Learn to keep finances in perspective, and know when you truly have all you need. Your career is bolstered by your cardinal-sign initiative, and you will invest maximum energy to achieve your goals.

Written by Anna
Anna is the Senior Consumer & Online Marketing Specialist, responsible for Llewellyn's New Worlds of Body, Mind & Spirit, the Llewellyn Journal, Llewellyn's monthly email newsletters, and more. In her free time, Anna enjoys reading an absurd number of books; doing crossword puzzles; watching ...