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|Who changes like a season?
Who holds fast and let's go without any reason??
Who cannot stick to any adhesion???
It is the Cancerian !!
All About Cancer
June 22 -July 22
Keyphrase I Feel !!
Energy Yin - indirect action
Ancient drawing of cancer, the crab
The name derives from Latin, meaning literally, the crab. The ruler of the fourth sign of the zodiac is the Moon, the Crab, its symbol. The glyph is often seen as representing the breasts, indicating the area of the body ruled by Cancer. This is also seen as two crab claws, intertwined in a way which represents the dual nature of the Cancerian personality.
possess strong paternal and maternal instincts. Fundamentally
conservative and home-loving by nature, they appreciate the security
of a home-base in which to retire when the stresses of life become too
much to bear.
have an unemotional demeanor, appearing uncompromising and obstinate.
This is the facade they use to mask an insecure nature. Their intimates,
however, may see a different character, one with sympathy and sensitivity
to others.In their personal relationships they
are a mixture of toughness and tenderness. Emotional, romantic and sentimental
on one side, and tenaciously possessive and loyal on the other side.
Even when they have affairs, their first loyalty is to their partner
Cancerians are strongly influenced by childhood memories, and have a tendency to live in the past. Cancer is a tenacious, purposeful, energetic, shrewd and intuitive type. Sometimes wise, with a philosophical view on life. They are over-imaginative and prone to be a victim of fantasy. They have a flair for the dramatic, and may possess literary or artistic talent. They tend to absorb their environment and have a talent for mimicry.
Main positive traits: Nurturing, protective, traditional, sensitive, understanding, caring, intuitive, tenacious.
Main negative traits: Self pity, moody, clinging, manipulative, overly-emotional, insecure.
Their abilities fit them for a range of careers. Always interested in what people are thinking, they have an intuitive sense that makes them good journalists, writers or politicians. They do well in the public sector, and may serve in anything from welfare and nursing to catering.
Their love of good living and comfort is personified in many excellent chefs and housekeepers. Cancer has a penchant for trade or business. Being superior organizers, with a sense of value and economics, they are often successful in industry. The Cancer's love of the past make some of them great history buffs, and others, astute antique and curio collectors. Other suitable vocations are real estate, and the service fields of gardening and caretaking. True to their native element, many Cancers are involved in marine activities.
So what gives a ruby that lovely rich red color? The answer, trace amounts of chromium. Interestingly pure corundum is not red, but a colorless, triagonal crystal with a hardness between that of emerald and diamond. Ruby is a term for red gemstones derived from the mineral corundum, formed primarily from aluminum oxide.
Origins in Mythology
The association of Cancer with water dates back to the dawn of astrology. The image of the crab is Babylonian in origin. In Egypt, this sign was represented by two turtles.The later placement of the crab within the zodiac is related to a minor chapter in Greek mythology.. Hercules wanted to kill the many-headed Hydra, a great sea monster, living in the marshes of Lerna. Hera, the goddess who sent Hercules to these tasks, often encouraged his failure.
During his battle with Hydra,
Hera commanded a nearby crab to attack Hercules and draw his attention
away. Without question, the little creature took a claw-hold of a conspicuous
toe. This act cost the crab its life, for Hercules abruptly crushed
him. Impressed by its loyalty and courage, Hera placed the crab's image
in the night sky.
Cultural Translations of Cancer
Emperor of Rome
Henry VIII (June 28, 1491)
King of England
Dr. John Dee (July 13, 1527)
English Mathematician, Inventor
Jean Jacques Rousseau (June 28, 1712)
French Romantic Philosopher
Helen Keller (June 27, 1880)
Rose Kennedy (July 22, 1890)
Duke of Windsor (June 23, 1894)
King of England
Ernest Hemingway (July 21, 1898)
George Orwell (June 25, 1903)
Pablo Neruda (July 12, 1904)
Chilean Nobel Poet, Ambassador
Frida Kahlo (July 6, 1907)
Andrew Wyeth (July 12, 1917)
John Glen (July 18, 1921)
American Astronaut, Senator
Pierre Cardin (July 7, 1922)
French Fashion Designer
Nelson Mandela (July 18, 1926)
South African Patriot, President
Bob Fosse (June 23, 1927)
American Dancer, Choreographer
H. Ross Perot (June 27, 1930)
American Billionaire, Presidential Candidate
His Holiness the Dalai Lama XIV (July 6, 1933)
Tibetan Spiritual Leader
Georgio Armani (July 11, 1934)
Italian Fashion Designer
Donald Sutherland (July 17, 1935)
Bill Cosby (July 12, 1937)
American Comedian, Actor
Harrison Ford (July 13, 1942)
Sylvester Stallone (July 6, 1946)
Tom Hanks (July 7, 1956)
Lady Diana(July 1, 1961)
Princess of Wales
Tom Cruise (July 3, 1962)