Cancer Sun Sign
(June 23 - July 22)

Daily Horoscope for Sunday, January 20, 2019

Character Traits of the
Astrological Sun Sign Cancer

Cancer is the sign of "Home, Hearth, Moon and Mother", and as such it can be incredibly sensitive, compassionate and nurturing. Cancer natives tend to overcompensate with a hard exterior similar to their symbol, the crab, and this can be harder for men than women because of the sexism innate in modern culture. Cancers will often claim to be rational and unfeeling, but close family and friends will tell you they are highly sensitive, intuitive and often psychic. Ruled by the Moon, this Sun Sign suffers from mood swings that may seem downright "bi-polar" at times. Manic comedian Robin Williams is a good example of Cancer at work; this is a man who is fiercely dedicated to his family and his craft, a man whose deep compassion has been shown in the many roles he has chosen and in his dedication to friends like Christopher Reeves. Inversely, Cancer females tend to be a lot tougher than they appear at first. If you doubt a Cancer's passion, just get between a Cancer female and her children or loved ones. You'll feel the sharp edges of her pincers in a hurry! Cancer also tends to be something of a hoarder or collector. They can acquire huge mountains of things they will never use, if the desire to possess isn't channeled into creative activity of some kind.

Your Symbol's Meaning

Cancer the Crab

Cancer the Crab Symbol Comparison
A crab is able to walk or run sideways. Similarly, Cancer natives can sometimes "move about" in life, in a figurative sense, in an indirect manner. The crab's body is covered by a carapace (or shell). Cancer natives are self-protective and sensitive, and often retreat into themselves when hurt. Crabs are able to resist changes in the environment, thereby protecting themselves from hostile elements in various habitats. Similarly, Cancer natives are thought to avoid too much change, and to be on the defensive. Crabs have complex behavior patterns. The inner world of Cancer natives is thought to be rather quirky and complex. Some crabs conceal themselves by decorating their bodies with plants and animals. Cancer natives tend to try to blend in with their environments, preferring not to make a big splash in life.

Cancer's glyph, or symbol, may represent the breasts as a symbol of the nurturing qualities of the sign.

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