The Sun moved into Cancer at the Summer Solstice, and I have been thinking a lot about that sign. I have a client who used to say “don’t call me a cancer!!” so I am now very politically correct, calling people born under that sign “Cancerians” rather than “Cancers.” And this is somewhat representative of the Cancerian sensitivity.
I was raised in a family of Cancerians. My sister and my mother share the same birthday (or did up until my mother’s death in 2012) in the early degrees of Cancer. My father was born at 29º45′ Gemini, which is pretty darn close to Cancer, and anyway he has five other planets in Cancer. So this was a very Cancerian bunch, especially for someone born with three planets in Libra and a Leo Moon and is mostly air and fire with a bit of fiery water (Scorpio/Pluto) thrown in. I always felt like the odd man out, like there was some emotional handbook that they all had but which I was never given. It wasn’t until I started doing client consultations that I began to understand these mysterious crabs.
If you watch the movement of crabs at the beach you will get a good sense of the Cancerian personality. They can be somewhat fearful, especially when they are younger and their vulnerable shells are still soft. I know they are delicious at that stage, but they are also extremely sensitive and if wounded while their outer shells are soft they become hard and crusty and it can be nearly impossible to break through. Crabs don’t approach anything directly – they sidle up slowly when you’re not looking and are very easily spooked. However, once they are ready to grab the […]