The Astrological Sun Sign
When reading the Cancer Personality Profile below, keep in mind that it is a generalization
of the various influences at work during the time The Sun was passing through that
When the positions of the heavenly bodies at the time of birth are known, their influence can be
further defined to add greater insight into the positive and negative effects they can
In order to get this information, we recommend a Natal Chart be developed specifically for an individual.
Real accuracy is only obtained by charting the exact positions of the heavenly bodies, at the precise month,
day, time, and city, an individual was born.
This information provides an enlightening "specific" Personal Profile, which can be studied,
referred to, and acted upon, throughout the individuals life.
Cancer: June 22 to July
Position: Fourth sign of the Zodiac -
Polarities: Feeling, Devotion,
Polarities: Pride, Untruthfulness,
Ruling Planet: The Moon
Triplicity: Head sign of the Water
Animal(s): Crab, Turtle,
Astral Color(s): Green, Indigo, Orange, Russet
Birthstone(s) - June Cancer: Alexandrite, Emerald, Moonstone, Pearl, Ruby, Sapphire
Birthstone(s) - July Cancer: Emerald, Moonstone, Pearl, Ruby, Sapphire
Tarot Cards: The Chariot, Queen of Cups, II-IV of Cups
This sign governs the breast and maternal functions of the Grand Man or Microcosm. It is a cardinal,
feminine, movable, watery, phlegmatic, nocturnal sign, the Positive Pole of the Water Triplicity. The higher
attributes are feeling and sympathy. The Sun enters the sign each year on or about the 22nd of June, and
departs from it on or about the 22nd of July.
The Sun on entering the sign should be given
six days before coming into full touch and action with the influence of the sign. A person born between the
dates of the 22nd and the 28th of June would not receive the full central results of the sign's
individuality, as he would be born when The Sun was on the edge of the sign. This is known as "The Cusp." Its nature and impulses partake of the sign The Sun has just passed through or
out from, and the native will also partake of the attributes of the sign of the Zodiac The Moon is located in at the time of
This sign is called the paradox of the twelve. A few harmonious people are to be found in it, who as
far as known have not given any especial attention to mental or spiritual development; but, generally
speaking, the genius of the Cancer sign is exceedingly difficult to explain. Those born under it have a
persistent will, a clutch of determination, intuition, and purpose.
Yet they often let go for a slight reason, or for no apparent reason. They are invincible to
argument, and cannot be talked out of a thing; but if their feelings are hurt, they are apt to lose heart,
and abandon whatever they have undertaken. Their great sensitivity leads them into the most absurd extremes.
They are as strong as giants and as weak as infants. Cancer people are fond of travel, often taking long
voyages, which are not always successful.
Those born under Cancer will be gifted in many directions, far above the average, if educated
thoroughly. They have a very superior intelligence, and an aptitude for learning new things and working out
new principles. They are generous and full of sympathy for the public good, but they demand a full
independence to develop the same. They are often capricious, and frequently change their
Cancer people who have not given themselves to the work of development
are apt to talk of the personal self, and this tendency becomes a habit which can grow into disease in mature
life. It is very hard for them to work under the direction of others, and correspondingly difficult for them
to live harmoniously in a house that they are not at the head of. They are ardent lovers of home, and have
fine executive ability in its management, and are devoted to their children. Notwithstanding their love and
loyalty, those born under this sign are apt to change companions and friends very frequently, often becoming
bitter enemies of those to whom they were previously attached.
They are tactful to diplomacy in some matters, and show their hands
with painful clearness in others. Their powers of understanding are very quick and keen; and they have
excellent memories. Among them are indefatigable scholars and some of our finest public speakers. Both the
Cancer man and Cancer woman are very fond of money; the Cancer male is apt to become miserly, the Cancer
female covetous and ambitious to get and hoard. These are people who are afraid and ashamed of poverty, who
count their silver, and hide their gems in stockings, and who are in constant expectation of
The mind of the Cancer person is mechanical. The Cancer men usually
succeed well in manufacturing business' and active trade of all kinds. The Cancer women are intellectual,
are often very logical writers and speakers, remarkably progressive in their ideas, and frequently found
among the prime movers in great humane enterprises.
The Cancer people are very apt to be comfortable, happy, and
unassailable during the day, but unhappy and depressed at night. They are conscientious about giving
advice, and like to be consulted in important matters. They are kind in illness and trouble, and devoted and
efficient when the responsibility rests upon them. They are very tenacious of their own and their children's
rights, and very courageous in defending them. They are fond of the beautiful and artistic, and like to be
handsomely attired. They are neat and orderly, and expect everybody else to be. The Cancer man tends to be
more constant than the Cancer woman.