The Crab is emotionally sensitive, often domestic and can be defensive. They are naturally protective, seem to be late-bloomers and exhibit a very brave persona. Cancer is the most vain sign of the zodiac. Cancers are protective, sensitive, tenacious, retentive, resourceful, self-contained, family and home oriented, maternal, security oriented, warm, and patriotic. Ruled by the moon and the water element, makes this sign extremely emotional.
They will find their emotions washing over them, sometimes very unexpectedly. Their shell represents their home, which they always care with them, as this sign loves a safe, peaceful home. There is a dual introverted-extroverted nature about Cancer. They love to pop out of their shell and be around other people, even crowds.
In the same token, they can be pop back into their shell and feel safe and protected, isolating themselves back in their environment where they can recharge. They love being creative at home, in their garden, yard or the great outdoors.
Greatest Gift: Certainty, Stability
Birthstone: Alexandrite pearl, ruby, moonstone, agate, chalcedony, and emerald.
Colors: Orange, Silver, White
Metal: Silver, Magnesium
Zodiac Symbol: Crab
Zodiac Element: Water
Zodiac Quality: Cardinal Signs
Astro Medical: Chest
House: 4th House
Chakra Energies: For Today
Yin-Yang Quality: Yin Energy
Chinese equivalent is the Sheep
First Subdivision / Decanate of Cancer (0 degrees to 10 degrees)
From June 22nd to June 30th :
Attributes: Hospitable, gives importance to the aspect of human connection, has a good memory for emotional expressions both of self and of others, avoids quarrels at all costs
Second Subdivision / Decanate of Cancer (10 degrees to 20 degrees)
From July 1st to July 11th:
Sub Ruler: Pluto
Attributes: Thoughtful, esoteric, sensitive, meddlesome, instinctual, craving lover
Third Subdivision / Decanate of Cancer (20 degrees to 30 degrees)
From July 12th to July 21st:
Sub Ruler: Neptune
Attributes: Artistic, adaptable, people lover, family-oriented, guarded, prone to unhappiness