The Cancer Star Sign is the fourth in the Zodiac and begins at the Summer Solstice. Of all the Star Signs of the Zodiac Cancer is the most feminine and motherly and Cancerians display the traditional female associated traits of warmth, kindness, care and compassion. The Cancer Star Sign is represented by the Crab and comes under the influence of the Moon.
The Cancer Star sign is from the element of water and as such Cancerians are very emotional, sensitive and often psychic. Add to this the Moons mysterious and mystifying powers and you have a recipe for strong emotions, intuitiveness and psychic ability.
Cancer First Decan (June 22nd - July 1st)
This Cancer/MOON decan is, of course, the most typical. Very much of what was covered earlier applies fully, but there is more. As this decan relates to the external self, you know very well that the only thing in life which is certain is change. Indeed you may often feel that you get up in a totally-different world every day. These ten degrees might rather accurately be described as the "rollercoaster" decan, as your life can rise to exciting peaks and just as quickly plunge to the very bottom without much notice or warning.
The Moon is both the ruler and Subruler, and so the Cancer-Cancer tends to be very receptive and sensitive to other people. With the Moon in Cancer-Cancer they always seem to be constantly churning inside. When we examine the power the Moon posses we begin to understand about the type of influence Cancer-Cancer are able to exert over others. Cancer 1st decan feelings tend to run in extremes. When they’re excited about something they seem to be running on a thousand rpm. Cancer-Cancer makes wonderful friends as long as they feel loyalty from those that they invite into their cozy, warm home.
Only those who live with Cancer-Cancer day in and day out are fully able to appreciate their depth and diversity. Part of the reason for the variety of their emotional palette is their sensitivity. Empathic, Cancer-Cancer quickly picks up on the feelings of others. In relationships, Cancer-Cancer looks for harmony and security. They dislike quarrels and dissension, and any kind of emotional disturbance leaves them upset. Those best suited for Cancer-Cancer would be someone to be counted upon to keep things in good working order and to provide comfort and security.
The most successful First Decan Cancer are those who can put their fantasy to work in a constructive way and who can share their unique view of the world with others. Cancer-Cancer see deeply into human nature, and their sights and guidance are often sought after. They would make an excellent teacher or instructor. Cancer-Cancer prides themselves on doing their homework on given subjects and when their research is thorough it will yield positive results.
Cancer Second Decan (July 2nd - 12th)
The subtle sub-influences of this Scorpio/PLUTO decan can cause some rather interesting differences. It adds more willpower, which can enable you to persist long enough to realize fully the benefits and rewards of what you set your mind to. You’re certainly not as much of a potential "rolling stone" as the first-decan individual. You may be a bit overly-secretive and may be regarded by others as somewhat mysterious or not easy to get to know or understand.
When you combine the churning influence of the Moon with the outward, aggressive drive of Mars, we find ourselves with a Cancer-Scorpio who will always make a huge splash. Some authorities believe Pluto to be a co-ruler of Scorpio; actually some astrologers take the position that Pluto is sole ruler of Scorpio. First of all, Pluto was only discovered in 1930. For thousands of years, astrology has done wonders understanding Scorpio via the planet Mars. Pluto impact on the personality of the individual is relatively weak and distracts observers from seeing the essence of their beat. That would be the active Mars aggression, the driving positive force inside the Cancer-Scorpio.
Cancer-Scorpio simply needs to trust in their positive potential. Their mysterious Moon changes, and gives some focus to that Mars drive, their sensitivity can only enhance their effectiveness. Scorpio’s are by nature planners and schemers. Most Cancers love to eat and this decan is no exception. What makes Cancer-Scorpio distinct is their love of lavish display of food. Cancer 2nd decan can appear quite normal, and may occupy ordinary positions in the working world, but they are irresistibly attracted to the unusual and the bizarre.
Second Decan Cancer can be a great deal of fun for their close friends, who will find them sensitive, thoughtful and caring. Cancer-Scorpio share their lives best with others who also value privacy. In relationships Cancer-Scorpio are the opposite, sentimental, emotional, and sometimes possessive. Interactions with friends allow them the opportunity to share their wilder side and to act out some of their unconscious fantasies. Of all the Cancers, the Cancer-Scorpio is the most mystical and interested in things unseen. People are drawn to the Cancer-Scorpio sensitivity and often tell them their secrets.
Cancer Third Decan (July 13th - 22nd)
The sub-influence of this Pisces/NEPTUNE decan can induce some unique and very interesting characteristics. Neptune can add markedly to your everyday creativity and imagination, as it can be useful in the general creative process. You can use this to your advantage for it gives you the ability to employ your good taste with wardrobe and makeup, as well as in selecting and decorating your environment. You might be a good interior decorator, window dresser, gardener, or landscape artist. You might also be talented with a paintbrush, musical instrument, sewing machine or sculptor’s clay
The spiritual planet Neptune is the Subruler, which joins forces with the Moon, ruler of Cancer, to accentuate an impressionable and romantic nature. Neptune, as the ruler of Pisces, brings to Cancer-Pisces an element of disguise. This planet of illusion combines with Cancer’s ruler, the Moon, and often produces a character that literally seems to change in front of others. Many Cancer-Pisces change their looks so frequently or their style of clothes on a regular basis. Cancer-Pisces adaptability to different kinds of people is one of their secrets of success. Cancer 3rd decan know how to wait, watch and listen.
Whether at work or at home, Cancer-Pisces usually exerts a powerful force behind the scenes, or as team members. In relationships, they would sooner be alone than enter a dubious or unstable partnership. Cancer-Pisces beginning a relationship will be honest with the other person from the outset, rarely pretending to be something they are not. Cancer-Pisces often need to take part in activities and have an active hand in shaping and forming whatever is going on. The best suited for Cancer-Pisces would be a solid, practical partner, someone who lends structure and emotional stability.
Third Decan Cancer presence can bring a sparkle to the room; an evening spent with them can sometimes be like a ride to heaven. Cancer-Pisces have an open, receptive quality that is permanently endearing. The fact that they are so rarely the same makes them equally entertaining to have as friends and acquaintances. For a Cancer-Pisces, it is just as important for them to share the wealth. They are compassionate in the extreme and though they may not like to travel too far from home, they’ll go the distance for someone in need.