SYMBOL - the crab
DUALITY - feminine
ELEmeNT - water
QUALITY - cardinal
RULING PLANET - moon
KEY WORD - I feel
POLARITY - capricorn
Cancer is a series of contradictions. You prize security above all else, yet love new adventure. You are the soul of caution but you’re also a courageous initiator who goes out of your way to push over obstacles with your driving personality. Cancer which is ruled by the moon and has water as its element can be likened to the shifting tides of the ocean. Like the tides Cancer is the sign of powerful forces moving under the surface. The surface however can be difficult to penetrate.
When you trust others and they give you the emotional support you seek you give the best you have in return. Those who make you feel secure command your undying loyalty. When you really care for someone there is nothing anyone can say about that person that would make you the least bit of difference. You are such a nurturer who gives unselfishly to anyone who needs you. Your greatest impact is in human relationships. You have an instinct for making others feel cared for and understood. Among your most endearing traits is your loyalty.
Like Cancer’s symbol - The Crab - you have a hard outer shell that protects soft, vulnerable flesh underneath. The same goes for the Cancerians - you have a heart of gold. Beneath your though exterior you are a sentimental softie who will make any sacrifice for someone in need. If someone asks you for a favor your first reaction will probably be no but the final answer is always yes.
It’s hard to deceive you for you can spot the tiniest nuance in behavior. In fact you are almost psychic in your intuitions. A photographic memory added to intense powers of observation makes you extremely canny about divining other peoples inner motivations. If you could wave a magic wand and do the one thing that would make you happier is to crack open that Crab shell and venture into the world of possibilities.