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Cancer

Symbol: The Crab.
Element: water.
Type: Negative.
Quality: Cardinal.
Sign ruled by the Moon: guides subconsious responses.
Color: Lilac, Moss-green.
Gemstone: Ruby, Emerald, Moonstone.

Precarious partners: Aries, Libra, Capricorn.
Pleasing partners: Scorpio, Pisces.
Promising partners: Taurus, Virgo.

At best:
Compassionate, responsive, sympathetic, conscientious, hardworking, tenacious, inspired, charismatic.
At worst:
Abrupt, severe, contrary, temperamental, prejudiced, capricious, untruthful.


Image:
The face is rather rounded and richly expressive, with high cheekbones and shining eyes. Has a radiant smile and a most distinctive, irresistible laugh.

Needs:
A peaceful retreat, a stable home and assurances of love. Must try to master anxious tendencies, use imagination in a constructive way and trust instincts.

Likes:
Sailing and bathing. Nurturing plants, storing provisions, collecting objects. Is interested in nutritional topics, the arts, the past and mysticism.

Dislikes:
Waste-expecially of food. Callous, unjust and vulgar behavior. Ridicule, exposure to new or dubious situations; and being redundant or unproductive.

In mind:
Vividly creative and impressionable. Is kind and caring, but vulnerable; learns to mask feelings. Has a subjective mind and myriad moods - yet also common sense.

In action:
Gentle, unassuming, graceful and quick; yet can be evasive and very stern. Is generally domestic and economical, if somewhat secretive, fussy and untidy.

At work:
A shrewd tactician and gifted teacher, with an excellent memory and talent for helping people. Artistic, skilles and able to manage money very capably.

With friends:
A thoughtful host and most diverting companion. Is very protective towards anyone weaker and singularly fond of family gatherings. A friend for life.

In love:
Very affectionate, romantic and deeply attached. Longs to be both needed and cherished. Believes in marriage and is tenderly patient as partner and parent.

In life:
A formidable front may hidew the innate sensitivity of the Cancerian, who has a subtile mentality and is apt to take a circuitous route to accomplish aims.

Health:
Greatly affected by own state of mind. Prone to diabetes, rheumatism, water retention and chest or stomach trouble. Powers of recovery, though, are strong.

The body:
The sign rules the breast, esophagus and stomach, while the Moon regulates the pancreas, body fluids, and the ebb and flow of hidden emotional currents.

 

Famous Cancerians:
George Sand
Peter Paul Rubens
Ingmar Bergman
Rembrandt
George Orwell
Gustav Mahler
Kafka

 

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