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Cancer, The Crab


Dates: June 21—July 22

Modality: Cardinal

Element: Water

Ruler: The Moon

Season: Summer

Metal: Silver

Stone: Pearl

Color: White

Anatomy: Breasts & Stomach

I find myself sighing whenever I think of you Cancers. It is not easy to be a Mother of this world. To care so deeply, so profoundly, only to find that others will not match your depth of feeling. This is why you crawl into your shell so easily. Life has taught you how to protect yourself. 

Emotional. Caring.

Party Animal. Maternal.

Guarded. Protective.  

If you love a Cancer, you must value them for their ability to feel. These are not passive lovers or friends, as much as they may seem so. They are vibrating at an emotional frequency that not even animals can hear. Treat them with sensitivity to remind them that their vulnerability is not their weakness, it is their greatest strength.


The 3 Decanates of Cancer

Say what? Yes, the exact day of the month does effect what kind of Cancer you are.

Each Sun Sign is broken up into 3 Decanates, that each ecompass 10 degrees (or 10 days) of the 30 in that zodiac.

Each decanate gives a unique spin on the Sun Sign. 

The 1st Decanate | June 21—30

This is a Cancer that deeply understands human nature. On an intuitive level. In a way that you did not have to research to understand. You were simply born this way.


The Moon

Your ruler and your subruler are both The Moon, our Mother. It may feel as though you were put here to care for others. Teaching, and mothering others are second nature to you.

The trick will be learning how to control your moods. Your emotions ride with the waves of the moon. You must learn how to nurture yourself so that these highs and lows keep you down. 

The 2nd Decanate | July 1—11

This is a Cancer with a powerful sensitivity. One that can see through anything. You may find that people let their guard down easily, trusting you with their unspeakable secrets.



Your subruler is Pluto, the God of the Underworld. Think of this as a Cancer with a shot of Scorpio. What an intense combination! There is something more cut throat about you than the average Cancer. 

The trick will be learning how to not let your powerful emotions turn into something destructive. Like jealousy. Like revenge.

The 3rd Decanate | July 12—22

This is a very romantic and dreamy Cancer. And highly creative! You may have drawn and painted quite a lot growing up, and have always used music as a tool for processing your complex emotions.



Think of it as a Cancer with a twist of Pisces. You are able to get along and connect with others with your unique ability to understand just about anyone you come into contact with. You are also quite protective of those closest to you.

The trick will be learning how to be less cautious when it comes to making personal decisions. You are conservative in your approach, and sometimes lose out on the magic and rewards in the process.