How many times have you read what it means to be a Cancerian and wondered why it doesn’t feel 100% right? The thing is that over the years, Cancerians have been drawn and redrawn as homebodies who want to cook by day and tend the kids by night and pretty much do nothing else. What a load of tosh! In between the baking and the child raising you are one of the most dynamic signs of the zodiac.
The reason behind your Home In The Little House On The Prairie-reputation is that you are intuitive – thanks to the fact you are ruled by the Moon. Add that to being kind-hearted (as most Cancerians are) and of course you pick up on others’ feelings and then want to nurture those in need! This tendency to nurture others usually means you feed them. You listen to them. You get to see a passing parade of people through your life, all wanting some TLC. They come over for coffee and a chat with someone who makes them feel safe and you get another chance to Do Your Thing and care for them. Polish that halo. But we also know you have plenty more sides to your personality.
Family and friends are important to you and you build a nest for your loved ones that only a fool thinks he or she could penetrate. Yes, you like to nurture others, but not because you’re some rosy-cheeked old Granny-type in an apron. You also nurture because Cancer is an uber feminine sign (ruled by the Moon), and nurturing is part of the whole feminine thang.
What a lot of people don’t mention is that Cancer is also associated with Diana, the Huntress. Far from being an old Granny-type, Diana the Huntress was a fabulous, go-ahead woman (who may or may not have liked to cook pig-on-a-spit for her beloveds).
Cancerians are often told that they are moody, and this is, or isn’t true, depending on your definition of the word moody. If you take moody to mean frequent bad moods, it’s not true. But if you take it to mean changing attitudes and moods, it is. Yes, being Moon-ruled means that as La Luna passes through all the signs of the zodiac each month – spending around two and a half days in each sign – you pick up on her vibe much more than most. A Gemini Moon? Chat, chat, chat. A Pisces Moon? Break out the wine and tell me a romantic story.
A tendency to cling to the past is one of the pitfalls Cancerians have to avoid. Times move on and things change – accepting this is one of the Cancerians’ challenges. Being tenacious is one thing, clinging on when you know it’s all said and done is another. Cancerians are also renowned for having the same hard exterior and soft interior of their symbol, the Crab. Fine but make sure you do let others know when you are feeling vulnerable – that is one of the keys to happiness for you.
What you need more than anything and more than most people is a sense of security. If you read advice written by astrologers to people romancing Cancerians, your lovers are usually advised to reassure you that they love you at least once a day, preferably 10 times. And yet, though you love to love and you love to nurture, you are often repelled by overly-needy people, almost as though you prefer to chose who you assist. But assist you do. No matter what your sex, you tend to have loads of female friends, and you mother most of them, just as you also mother your lover. Just remember to allow others to look after you, too.
Like they Tarot card of The Moon, you’re quite enigmatic. Work it, Cancer, work it!
Cancer Medical Astrology
The zodiac’s Cancer presides over the chest, breasts, stomach and digestive system, and given that their emotions often get the better of them, they often disrupt functions in these areas. Ruled by the Moon, Cancers can easily suffer from moodiness, loneliness and need stability and comfort in their lives to avoid health complaints manifesting themselves in prone areas.
Cancer takes things very personally, and can often let past hurts turn into stomach-aches, indigestion and flatulence. Depression, hypochondria and sadness are issues for Cancers that can be addressed through time spent with loved ones.
Alone time is also important for Cancer individuals, and artistic pursuits and music are important for their wellbeing. Cancer needs to ensure they don’t hold onto emotions, having an outlet such as writing, cooking and expressing their emotions to family and friends is integral to their wellbeing. A focus on the stomach means that Cancer has a tendency to overeat, and they are prone to weight gain. A healthy, balanced diet ensures that stomach, digestive and other systems are kept in check. Fish should be eaten more than red meat, and yeasty products such as pastries should be avoided due to Cancer’s tendency towards yeast infections. Dairy should also be avoided to maintain optimum health in the stomach. Potassium deficiency is a common problem in those ruled by Cancer, so fruit and vegetable juices are vital to their wellbeing.