The sun sign of Cancer is dominated by Moon. Though, as per astronomy, Moon is not a planet, astrologers believe it to be so. The influence of Moon on the Cancerian zodiac is quite changeable. However, it can be understood and thus, controlled, to quite an extent. Individuals who have the Moon as their ruling planet tend to have a very vivid as well as colorful imagination, which at times borders on the fantasies or may lead to excessive worry and even hysteria. The moods of a June-born tend to vary a lot, at times to extremes, making him highly unpredictable.
Moon symbolizes the soul, the unconscious self of an individual. It is believed to be associated with femininity, fertility, emotions, maternity, family bonds, sensitivity, memory, death and decay. The ruling planet of Cancer tends to move through the entire Zodiac, with such a speed that astrologers believe it to influence other signs too. The orbital plane of the Moon, known as the ecliptic, has a cycle of 13-1/2 days. The position of the planet at the time of birth of an individual is said to have a major influence on his personality.
A person born during the time when Moon is in its waxing period tends to be younger, more imprudent as well as more impulsive. Those born during the waning period of the moon tend to be older and more thoughtful. Moon displays the power of internal light and signifies the nature of an individual as seen by the others. It has an influence on his feelings, his manner of handling the relationships and also his response to different circumstances. Physical, emotional and mental aspects of his personality also come under it.
The nature of a Moon-ruled individual is very adaptable and has generous doses of understanding, empathy, economy and meticulous planning. On the other hand, he may become prone to indecisiveness at times. Items related to the ruling planet of Moon are daisies, poppies, wallflowers, willow trees, melons, potatoes, lettuce, shellfish and domestic farmyard animals. The closest metal is Silver the closest stones are Opal, Pearl and Moonstone. The lucky day for Moon-dominated is Monday and lucky colors are green, silver-grey, cream and white.
Sensitive Cancer is ruled by the ever-changing Moon, and your moods go through many cycles. You’re intuitive and nurturing, even psychic. Pay attention to your dreams, especially near a Full Moon. You are sensitive and loyal, with a ready shoulder to cry on. Cancer loves to get domestic, serving your friends and family home-baked goodies and tea. When you get moody, you need to be comforted, or else just left alone. Like a crab, you can cling — or pinch — when you feel threatened or vulnerable. And thrifty Cancers can pinch pennies just as tightly. (Of course, you also love to spend! It’s a mood thing.)
To make life easier, surround yourself with comfort: a cozy sweater, a favorite book, trusted friends, and a stash of your favorite goodies. Cancers are close to their moms, so keep yours on speed-dial and call her when you’re down. You may be an unofficial mom to everyone in your life, too. Taking care of kids, friends, and pets can keep your spirits high.
Cancer Ruling Planet
The ruling planet for Cancer is The Moon.
The Moon represents the personal self, the feelings and the unconscious. It is a reflection of the true self, represented by the Sun. The Moon also stands for security and instinctual or habitual patterns, as well as the ability to relate to others, and to be nurturing to others. The Moon rules Cancer and is exalted in Taurus. It is often contrasted with the Sun as the female receptive principle versus the masculine or positive principle. The Moon represents the feminine and nurturing part of oneself. In a male chart, the Moon represents the feminine within, or the anima and also indicates the type of partner you will attract. The Moon also represents an attunement from the past, which operates at an instinctive or habitual level in your present life.