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Cancer (June 21st July 21st)

Place: 4th
House Ruled: 4th House: House of Home and Family
Known As: "The Mother of the Zodiac"
Element: Water
Quality: Cardinal
Symbol: Crab
Ruling Planet: Moon
Masculine / Feminine: Feminine
God/dess: Goddess of the night: Artemis (Greek); Diane (Roman)
Key Words: "I Feel"
My Phrase: "Home is where the heart is"
What makes me Happy: Being with family and friends, nostalgia
My Pleasures: Cooking, comfort, children
My Pains: People who can't understand my emotions and forgetfulness
Season: Summer
Generic Traits: Cancerians love all things about the home and family including upholding family traditions. Cancerians also have excellent memories which are great when they're feeling nostalgic. They love to nurture others and make excellent mothers. They are also very strong-willed and show wonderful kindness and gentleness. They make great cooks too! You can bet the person cooking the best home-made camp stew or lemon pie at the 4th of July party is a Cancer!
Negative Traits: Usually the first to laugh and the first to cry, Cancerians are very moody people. Well, what do you expect with the Moon as their ruler? Cancerians are not above using emotional manipulation to get what they want. And if they don't get what they want, they have no problem sulking about it. Cancerians are also known for being very sensitive and smothering at times.
Balanced By: Not feeling sorry for themselves
Romance: If you can catch a Cancerian in the right mood, watch out! You're bedroom sheets will catch on fire! But also be careful because Cancerians are notorious for the fertility. They will definitely make a loving and devoted partner who will take care of you and the rest of the family throughout their whole life.
Parts of the body ruled: Esophagus, stomach, diaphragm, pancreas, breasts, womb, ribs and digestive organs
Diseases: Anaemia, gastric and stomach problems and obesity
Stones: Moonstone, Silver, Calcite, Ruby, Carnelian, Opal, Green Adventurine, Pearl, Enhydro, Halite, Marble, Tektite, Bornite, Emerald
Zodiac Birthstone: Emerald, Green Adventurine
Scents: Rose, Oakmoss, Jasmine, Sandalwood
Colors: Ocean blue and silver; cool soothing colors
Pattern Attraction: Loose, curving and rolling patterns that suggest nature or natural things
Famous People: John Quincy Adams, Ernest Hemingway, Helen Keller
Who they are at a party: Cancer... at a party? You got them out of the house? Well, if you did they're either the ones making the "homemade" punch or they're upset because they think their significant other is flirting with someone else.