Cancer Love Compatibility Dreamy and intuitive, more than anything you want to be able to share your feelings with your partner and feel a sense of connection and understanding. You are nurturing and supportive in relationships and love to take care of the one you love. Born between June 21 and July 22, Cancer is a Water sign.Its planet Moon blesses this sign with generosity, sensitivity and creativity. To learn more about this sign, consult the astrological portrait of the Cancer personality. Are you a Cancer and want to know which zodiac signs you are compatible with? Horoscopes for today for everyone. If so, you must know that you are undoubtedly the most sensitive sign in the zodiac. Cancer - Pisces Compatibility Both hailing from the emotional and intuitive element of Water, sensitive Cancer and Pisces are sure to understand each other on a core level. However, Cardinal Cancer may have to work to understand Pisces' Mutable nature.

Memory Feeds imagination

Glyph The crab's claws symbolize the clinging nature of the sign, the glyph also suggests the nurturing quality
SymbolThe Crab
Dates21 June - 22 July
RulerMoon
House4th
ModeCardinal
ElementWater
PolarityYin (Negative, Female)
SeasonMid Summer
DayMonday
Number2
BirthstonesMoonstone, Pearl
MetalSilver, Copper
ColoursWhite, Smokey Greys, Green, Russet, Irridescent
FoodsShellfish, Mushrooms, Figs, Milk, Foods with High Water Content
LikesHome, Anything to do with Water, Items of Sentimental Value, Good Food
DislikesThe Limelight and Emotional Independence of Others
KeywordsEmotional, Nostalgic, Family Orientated, Home Loving, Loving Cooking, Nurturing, Guarded, Having Strong Feelings, Warm
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In this step 3, zodiac signs, of the learn astrology guide to your natal chart/horoscope, you will learn about the Cancer zodiac sign, the first water sign of the zodiac.


Cancer

Cancer is cardinal (initiating) in nature and is the only sign ruled by the Moon. Being a Water sign, the energy of Cancer relates to others via it's emotional nature. A Cancerian needs to feel warmth and acceptance and feelings from others. They won't feel at home relating on a rational or intellectual level. They need to know above all they that they are safe and accepted and cared for by the other person. Like the Crab that is their sign, they have a tough exterior but a soft inside. The Crab also needs to live near water and can't survive anywhere else.


The aspect of a Cancer needing to feel safe can often cause them to hark nostalgically after times gone by. The past can't change and is somehow something the Cancerian can fall back upon when the present seems too frightening or daunting. Countries have a sign associated with them for the date they were formed. America has it's Sun in Cancer. We can see a hint of this Cancerian nature with this country in it's love of sentimental movies, dreaming of bygone idyllic times and sports stars and that perfect family life and suburbia that seemed to exist somewhere in the past. Whether it ever existed we are not so sure but to a Cancerian the idea and the memories are enough. Some scientists say that water has a memory and this is much of what homeopathy is based on. The Cancerian is connected with this memory of Water. You often will find Cancerians with a love of old photos or movies or interested in their family roots.


Indeed the home and family are what provide the Cancerian with stability and security. They are known to treasure their own homes and have difficulty going off into the unknown. They make their homes warm and inviting and are some of the very best cooks and people to provide hospitality. A good family life is essential to them and they make natural and instinctive parents. Part of this comes from the Cancerian rulership by the Moon. The Moon is cyclical, waxing and waning and is connected to the rythms experienced on the Earth. As the archetypal mother symbol it is very much connected with the women's menstrual cycle and the tides and other cycles experienced on Earth. For this reason Cancerians seem to have an instinctive and intuitive understanding of the rythms of nature. Infact Cancerians are so connected to the rythms of the Moon that their energy will increase as the Moon waxes and decrease as the moon wanes. Chances are the werewolf is a Cancerian during the day time!


Cancer Careers

The energy of Cancer is cardinal in nature, which means Cancerians have a desire to start off new projects. They have great new ideas and can often become leaders in their field. They are known to be leaders in the fashion industry. They are also as we said some of the best cooks and some of the best nurses as they can feel the pain others are experiencing. On the shadow side of Cancer they can be some of the most needy people. They often need constant emotional reassurance and feedback, they can also use emotions to blackmail people and be emotionally manipulative.


Zodiac Sign Compatibility

The most compatible zodiac signs with Cancer are generally considered to be Taurus, Virgo, Scorpio and Pisces and the least compatible zodiac signs Aries and Libra.


Comparing sun signs is a quick and easy way to give a general idea of compatibility. However, to unlock the real power of astrology to fully understand someone or how compatible you are with them, we need to calculate other planet placement factors from their date of birth, and compare them to your own, and then interpret the results to give more specific information. If you would like to explore this further, please see astrology compatibility reports.


Cancer Rising (Ascendant in Cancer)

People with Cancer rising in their natal chart or horoscope, tend to be less vital than average, sympathetic, compassionate, passive, nurturing, receptive, protective, retentive, changeable, psychic, sentimental, tenacious, timid, quiet, sensitive, acquisitive (pack-rat), and moody.


Planets in Cancer

Discover what each planet in Cancer in your natal chart/horoscope means below;


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The History of Astrology and Zodiac Signs

The term 'Astrology' is derived from the two Greek words 'Astron' which means a constellation or a star and 'Logia' which means the study of a certain object. Literally, astrology means 'knowledge of the stars.' In fact, astrology is the study of the close relationship between the positions and the movements of celestial bodies (such as the Sun, Moon, stars, and planets) and terrestrial life. It is believed that our astrological or zodiac signs and dates have a huge impact upon all human beings here on planet Earth.

Astrology has been around for as long as humans have observed the activities of the skies. The ancient Egyptians are the people that are widely credited for the discovery of the astrology and later introducing this science to the Babylonians. Ancient people have carefully watched and studied the heavens and then they began charting the movement of the planets and stars. In ancient times, astrology was mixed with religion and the astrologers were considered priests for years.

Over time, celestial patterns have appeared and it was finally possible to predict the frequency of some cosmic events which had a huge effect of terrestrial events such as weather and plant growth. The early astrologers then found out that if they observe the natural bodies outside of the Earth's atmosphere they will be able to predict the fate of the humans by casting a horoscope that includes the 12 zodiac signs we're all familiar with today, each one for a specific period of the year when a person was born.

This new science of the heavens has expanded into other areas in the world, merging with other predictive methods and eventually developing into the basic form of Astrology that is used to present day.

Most of us know very little about astrology, but almost everyone can tell you their zodiac sign and their zodiac sign dates. The Sun is the king of the stars and the center of the universe, so according to astrology, there is a center within each human being that represents the Sun. This core is known as your sun sign and is actually determined by what time did the Sun rise upon the moment of your birth, thus the name birth signs. Your zodiac sign can affect your personality, behavior, future, as well as your astrology compatibility with other signs.

Astrology by tradition

There are many traditions, systems and branches of astrology and most of them share similar features. However, the four main traditions used by modern astrologers today are Western astrology (with the 12 zodiac signs we all know), Chinese astrology (with the 12 animals as zodiac signs), Hindu astrology and Hellenistic astrology.

Western Astrology

Western astrology is a system of astrology that is extremely popular in Western countries. This system of astrology is based on Ptolemy's Tetrabiblos, which was basically a continuation of the Hellenistic and the Babylonian traditions and old beliefs. Western astrology is largely horoscopic and is based on the construction of a horoscope or a birth chart for the exact moment in which various celestial bodies are believed to have an influence. Unlike Chinese and Hindu astrology, Western astrology is mainly focused on sun sign astrology, which is associated with one's date of birth, or to be more exact, the position of the Sun at the time of one's birth.

Chinese Astrology

Chinese astrology, on the other hand, is based on the traditional astronomy and zodiac calendar. The beginning of the Chinese astrology is tied to the beginning of astronomy, which became very popular during the Han Dynasty. Chinese astrology uses the principles of yin and yang and concepts that can't be found in Western astrology such as the ten Celestial stems, the wu xing teachings, the lunisolar calendar, the twelve Earthly Branches as well as the time calculation after year, month, day, and shichen. The Chinese zodiac is called Sheng Xiao and is based on a twelve-year cycle; each year in the cycle is related to a different animal sign. The twelve zodiac symbols in the Chinese zodiac calendar are the rat, ox, tiger, rabbit, dragon, snake, horse, sheep, monkey, rooster, dog, and pig.

Hindu Astrology

Hindu astrology, also known as Vedic astrology and Jyotisha (light, heavenly body), is the traditional Hindu system of astrology. According to evidence passed on from generation to generation, horoscopic astrology in India came from Hellenistic influences. Hindu astrology is divided into three main branches: Siddhānta (Hindu astronomy), Samhitā (Mundane astrology), and Horā or 'Jātakā' (Predictive astrology). Siddhānta calculates the position of the planets and other celestial bodies, while Samhitā predicts important events related to entire countries, such as important political events, earthquakes, financial positions, house related matters and so on. Horā is predictive astrology where the astrologers make predictions about future events in people's lives based on their birth charts, which is quite similar to how zodiac signs are interpreted and used in the Western astrology.

Hellenistic astrology

Hellenistic astrology is a type of astrology that was largely practiced in Greek and Roman empires, as well as all around the Mediterranean region, in the late Hellenistic period or sometime around the 1st century BCE. It is widely believed that the Hellenistic astrology has marked a new beginning in the history of astrology and is also known as the root of the Western astrology. This type of astrology disappeared sometime around the 7th century CE, when the Western Roman Empire started to fall. Since the Hellenistic astrology involves semi-legendary and semi-divine figures, it is impossible to trace its origin and its authorship more precisely than this. However, that doesn't change the fact that the Hellenistic astrology played the pivotal role in the history of astrology.

Understanding the Zodiac Signs

The Horoscope is a very important aspect of astrology. The term 'Horoscope' is derived from the Greek words 'Hora' and 'Scopos', which mean time and observer. A horoscope is an astrological chart also known as a diagram for a person based upon the positions of the Sun, Moon, and planets, at the time of the moment of the person's birth. The horoscope describes what a person can expect on a certain day, week, month or a year. The origins of the horoscope date back to the time of the ancient Babylonians and the use of horoscopes and zodiac signs is apparent throughout many eras in history. If you want to know more about the astrology signs, meaning, and compatibility, and you find yourself wondering: 'What does my horoscope say today?', you can find horoscopes in many daily newspapers, weekly, and monthly magazines, as well as on hundreds of different and completely free web sites.

The Zodiac is a belt of heavens that represents the constellations that the Sun passes through in its path across Earth's sky. The word 'zodiac' comes from Greek terminology and it literally translates as 'circle of animals'. The zodiac dates are specific times of the year that correspond to each of the twelve signs of the zodiac also known as zodiac symbols. A lot of factors influence the Zodiac and one of them has been the actual horoscope dates. The Zodiac is divided into twelve equal divisions or sun signs and they are Aries (March 21 - April 19), Taurus (April 20 - May 20), Gemini (May 21 - June 20), Cancer (June 21 - July 22), Leo (July 23 - August 22), Virgo (August 23 - September 22), Libra (September 23 - October 22), Scorpio (October 23 - November 21), Sagittarius (November 22 - December 21), Capricorn (December 22 - January 19), Aquarius (January 20 - February 18), and Pisces (February 19 - March 20).

The twelve signs of the zodiac are further divided into several sets of groups. The astrology signs are categorized into two's (dualities), three's (triplicities), and four's (quadruplicities). Each zodiac sign is unique and has its own combination of Duality (energy), Triplicity (element) and Quadruplicity (quality). This means that each sign will express the characteristics of its quality, element and duality differently, making every sun sign different and fun to learn about.

Zodiac Signs Dualities

The 12 signs of the Zodiac are divided into two groups, Masculine, and Feminine. Six of the horoscope signs are masculine and six are feminine. While the six Masculine signs are very dynamic, energetic and direct, the Feminine astrology signs are self-contained, magnetic and receptive.

The Masculine star signs are:

  • Aries
  • Gemini
  • Leo
  • Libra
  • Sagittarius
  • Aquarius

The Feminine star signs are:

  • Cancer
  • Virgo
  • Scorpio
  • Capricorn
  • Pisces
  • Taurus

The signs of the zodiac are also divided into four groups containing three signs each. Each group is associated with a particular element that symbolizes a fundamental characterization of the sign. The four elements in astrology are Earth, Air, Fire, and Water. Each group expresses energies and personality traits that represent one of the four elements.

The Fire signs: Aries, Leo, Sagittarius

They are restless, fiery, courageous and enthusiastic. These astrological signs have dominant attitude and are can be very bossy. They have big hearts, but their ego can make people around them feel offended.

The Earth signs: Taurus, Virgo, Capricorn

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They are usually very stable, balanced and practical. These zodiac signs are extremely down to earth and are very dependable. The Earth signs know exactly what they want in life and will do whatever it takes to get it. Even though they are usually trustworthy, they can become very materialistic from time to time.

The Airs signs: Gemini, Libra, Aquarius

They are very communicative, intellectual and calm. These signs love to analyze and solve problems. They have the ability to make people around them feel at ease and are very friendly and cooperative. The Air signs are generally well liked, but they can become problematic when things don't go their way.

The Water signs: Cancer, Scorpio, Pisces

They are extremely emotional, sensitive and highly intuitive. Their emotions guide them in whatever they do in life and they have a strong empathy towards others. The Water signs are very artistic and like to make others happy. The bad thing about these signs is that they often let others take advantage of their kindness. When this happens, they are devastated and might retreat into their imaginative world.

Zodiac Signs Quadruplicities

The star signs are also divided into three four-sign groups which are called quadruplicities. Each group represents one of the three qualities which are Cardinal, Fixed, and Mutable. These qualities signify the sign's interaction with the outside world.

The Cardinal signs are: Aries, Cancer, Libra, Capricorn

The Cardinal signs are initiative, outgoing, active, ambitious, restless, creative, independent and spontaneous. These horoscope signs are highly dominant and can be excellent leaders.

The Fixed signs are: Taurus, Leo, Scorpio, Aquarius

The Fixed signs are usually resistant to change. They are determined, stable, reliable, confident and hard-working. At times, these fixed zodiac signs can be stubborn and have a tendency to believe that they are always right.

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The Mutable signs are: Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius, Pisces

The four Mutable signs are highly adaptable and versatile; they are able to adjust to different circumstances easily. These birth signs are communicative, restless, and resourceful.

Zodiac Signs Love Compatibility Chart

Compatible Signs For Cancer

Now that you've learned more about zodiac sign dates and astrology signs meanings, it is time for the love compatibility chart! Since each zodiac sign has different characteristics and personality, it is only logical there to be both compatible and incompatible partners. Find your zodiac sign in the first column of the chart and check which of the 12 astrology signs you are most compatible with. The bigger the heart, the bigger the odds. Therefore, our love zodiac compatibility chart can either encourage or discourage the progress of your relationship, depending on the heart size.

While the accuracy of this love chart is undoubtedly reliable when it comes to zodiac signs compatibility, it doesn't mean that two partners of “incompatible” signs cannot have a strong, healthy, loving and ever-lasting relationship. These statistics are provided through close analysis of the probable chemistry between any two signs of the zodiac. However, they are not intended to disappoint or discourage anyone who's involved with someone which sign is not most compatible with theirs.

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