Facts about Cancer, the zodiac sign

In the astrology of the west, astrological signs divide the ecliptic of 360 degrees into sectors. These sectors are twelve in number and are 30 degrees each. It starts from the vernal equinox, which is one of the intersections between the celestial equator and the ecliptic. This intersection is also known as the “First Point of Aries.” The astrological signs follow a particular order, and it is listed as “Aries, Taurus, Gemini, Cancer, Leo, Virgo, Libra, Scorpio, Sagittarius, Capricorn, Aquarius, and Pisces”. The terminology of each sector was gotten from the constellation it passed through as at the very time it was being named. 


The idea of zodiac signs, naming, and traits were gotten from the astrology of Babylonians. It was, however, influenced later by Hellenistic culture. According to them, human activities related to phenomena of the celestial bodies based on this simple principle, “As above, so below.” This made sure the signs represented characteristic expression modes. Present-day discoveries about celestial objects and their true nature are disproving the assignment of meaning to the various theoretical signs based on theory, and scientific investigations have also proven that the recommendations and predictions of the nature of things based on these astrological signs and system are not entirely accurate. Hence, astrology is seen as a pseudoscience.


In this article, we will be discussing Cancer, one of the twelve astrological signs. Cancer is the fourth of the twelve astrological signs in the Zodiac, and as pointed earlier, it originated from the Cancer constellation. It has a 30-degree span from 90 degrees to 120 degrees in celestial longitude. According to Classical antiquity, it is believed that the sun passed this region between June 22 and July 22. Still, the modern era astrology believes the sun travelled this area between July 21 and August 9. In astrology, the cardinal sign of the Cancer is the water trigon. The water trigon is made up of Scorpio, Pisces, and Cancer. Astrologers believe it is one out of six negative signs of the Zodiac, and the Moon is its ruling planet.


Though there are some depictions of Cancer featuring a lobster, the crab represents the sign more predominantly. This crab representation is based on what astrologers call the Karakinos. Those who are born within this time are called “Cancerians.” It is regarded as a northern and a cardinal sign, and the opposite sign of Cancer is Capricorn. Its associated element is Water. Water is one of the four elements that are associated with the Zodiac signs. The other three are Air, Fire, and Earth. Astrologers believe that an influential trigon affects the earth and the changes that happen in it. Cancer is also said to house the exaltation of Jupiter and the house of Neptune. These two are known to have great influence over the Cancerians.


People born under Cancer are believed to share specific characteristics, and we will be discussing them extensively. The general overview of these characteristics includes strengths, weaknesses, likes, and dislikes. ‘

Under the strength of Cancerians, we have tenacity, high levels of imagination, loyalty, emotion, persuasion, and sympathy. Under the weaknesses of Cancerians, we have pessimism, moody nature, and a high level of suspicion, insecurity, and manipulation. The Cancerians love hanging out with friends and having tasty meals, helping those in need, especially their loved ones, hobbies associated with staying at home, enjoying art, and relaxing near water bodies or in Water. They do not like revealing their personal life, despise strangers, and are very uncomfortable with criticizing their mothers. 


To know Cancer is a zodiac sign can be very challenging. The Cancerians are so sensitive and emotional, regarding the matters of their home and families profoundly. The people they keep close are valued immensely. They can sympathize with people’s suffering and pain. Guided by their heart and deep emotion, it is sometimes difficult for them to blend into their surroundings. Since the Moon is the celestial body ruling them, the different lunar cycle phases create various emotional patterns and internal mysteries that they cannot control. The Cancerian children are not strong enough for the outside world’s attacks, so they need a high level of understanding and care because they will give it back at the slightest chance. Their mood swings will reveal a lack of love and patience later in life; manipulation, self-pity, and selfishness will also be evident. Cancerians help others as quickly as they can while avoiding conflict too rapidly. They can be very physical when provoked, but when their minds are at peace, Cancerians are so content and happy to surround themselves with love, harmony, and family. They put a high value on money and security, and get a job done successfully. They also love to work alone than with other people. 


They are prudent with spending and watch their investments grow gradually.

They are associated with the crab, which is an animal unaware of how strong it can be. Even if it knows it is going the wrong way, it keeps going because it learns from the journey, good or bad, and builds its self-confidence. Patriotism makes them selfless, putting themselves in harm’s way for someone else like the person is their god.


Cancer is an emotional sign, and emotions are the basis of any relationship. Cancerians are caring and gentle, exposing their sensibility without thoughts of getting hurt. Their partners should be able to understand their silent and non-verbal attitude, and they do not do well with unreliable and superficial partners. These individuals lack the initiatives they need for the sexual life they dream of if they do not feel their partner will protect and keep them calm. They want to be free to express their feelings. They can move mountains to keep their families and partners afloat but are not so lucky with choosing partners, choosing either abusive or selfish ones. They love to share responsibilities and life with partners who make them feel ready for any challenge. They are often misguided by people, and it often causes them to change their personality.



Some of the personalities associated with Cancer are Tom Hanks, Selena Gomez, Elon Musk, Priyanka Chopra, Tom Cruise, to mention but a few. The qualities mentioned above make the Cancerians exceptional people, so when you see a Cancerian, watch for these traits.

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