- Symbol: Crab
- Element: Water
- Quality: Cardinal
- House: 4th, Home, Family, Mother
- Planet: Moon, emotions
- Color: White, silver, teal
- Body Part: Stomach
- Semi-precious stone: Moonstone, mother-of-pearl
Cancer (also known as Moonchild) has the same nature as the crab: hard on the outside and soft on the inside. They often keep outsiders at arm's length to protect their deeply felt emotions. Once you find your way into a Cancer's heart, it takes a cataclysmic event to kick you out.
They tend to be highly intuitive, sensitive, and possess empathic healing abilities. Cancers must learn to honor their own boundaries, meaning that they should not pick up every stray animal or person - or at least let them go after they are nourished and healed.
On a spiritual level, Cancer helps people to know that they are loved and cared for. The people who fall through the cracks of society or have unmet emotional needs fall into Cancer's domain. Never insult the family of a Cancer person, as family is sacred to them.
Cancer rules the breasts, stomach, ulcers, the disease cancer, children, and milk.
The United States has its Sun in Cancer.