June 22nd - July 22nd
The Cancerian character is the least clear-cut of all those associated with the zodiac. They range from being timid, dull, shy, withdrawn to the most brilliant, famous people found throughout the whole range of human history. They have a fundamentally conservative and home-loving nature, appreciating the nest-like quality of a secure foundation to which they can retire when they need a respite from the stresses of life and where they can begin to build their family.
‘Nest-like’ is definately an appropriate adjective for a Cancerian’s home, for it’s inhabitants tend to favor the dark, mysterious, but comfortable type of house which has something of a den-like quality about it, a place which belongs to the family and not existing as a showcase to impress visitors (think Weasley Burrow, for all those who know Harry Potter).
This is not to say that Cancerians are unsociable, they realize that there is a time to socialize and a time to be solitary. This is part of their apparent contradiction in their nature. Outwardly they can appear formidable, thick-skinned, unemotional, uncompromising, and obstinately purposeful.
However, if you’re lucky enough to be considered part of their intimate group of friends or lovers, you see an entirely different side to the dear Cancer sign. You see a person with a sympathetic and kind sensitivity to others, especially those they love. They are able to identify with the situations of others due to their keen imaginations. They are appreciative of art and literature, especially drama, where the spectacle and ebb & flow of action and feeling particularly excites them. They may themselves possess extraordinary literary, artistic, or oratorical talent.
Interestingly — because they give the impression of being so down to earth — they are often fascinated by the occult and more prone to psychic influences than the average zodiac. The cancerian has many faults, they can be untidy, sulky, devious, moody, inclined to self-pity because of an inferiority complex, yet are unfailingly loyal — especially to their family and friends. They love with no reservations, giving much and asking very little in return. In fact, one of the most important lessons they have to learn is how to receive gracefully.
Strengths - Intuitive, Emotional, Loving, Imaginative, Protective, Sympathetic
Weaknesses - Changeable, Moody, Over-emotional, Touchy, Clingy, Unable to let go
Planet - Moon
Metal - Silver
Cross - Cardinal
Element - Water
Crystals - Pearl, Clear Quartz, Moonstone
Flowers & Herbs - Poppy, White Rose, Watercress, Aloe, Water lily, Hyacinth, Bay leaves, Larkspur, Magnolia, Myrtle, Cinnamon, Lemon Balm, Lotus, Agrimony
Tree - Willow
Color - Pearl, Silver, Blue, Gray, Green
Body Area - Breast(s), Chest, Stomach
Number - 2, 7
Day of the Week - Monday
Season - Summer