June 21 - July 22
develop a nurturing
capacity and emotional
give and take.
Appropriate use of Energy:
Nurturing & Tender
Sensitive & Intuitive
Practical & Domestic
Clever & Creative
Misuse of Energy:
Breasts and Stomach
Cancer is the fourth sign of the zodiac and represents the fourth stage
of human evolution. Cancer is the first sign where we encounter the
full range of emotions and feelings, and the first sign where we can
begin to rediscover our soul connection to all creation. In Gemini we
begin to explore our surroundings, discover that we are separate from
the objects around us, and learn how to navigate and relate to the physical
world. The transition from air to water is always jarring, and perhaps
the most jarring is the transition from the mutable air of Gemini to
the cardinal water of Cancer, for in Cancer we discover our emotions,
the first of which is a profound and crushing sense of isolation and
loneliness. Through Gemini, we define our separation from our environment.
In Cancer we experience the pain of this separation. We experience this
pain because in Cancer we also begin to remember that we once experienced
a tremendous emotional and soul connection with all creation, and we
long to experience this feeling of safety and acceptance again.
Ruled by the Moon, Cancer is an inherently nurturing and protective
sign, and very focused on protecting and preserving the family; in fact,
Cancer nurtures and protects in order to strengthen emotional connections
and to maintain it's true connection to the source of all creation.
Because Cancer remembers our ultimate connection to all creation, on
the highest level Cancer understands that when we nurture others, we
are also nurturing ourselves, and when we are being nurtured, we are
also nurturing others. Because there are truly no boundaries between
us, when we give love we are also receiving it simultaneously. Cancer,
however, does not always manifest on the highest level, and all too
often it forgets the truth of our connection to each other. When this
occurs, Cancer can become obsessed with having it's personal emotional
and security needs met.