Cancer: The Resourceful Crab (June 22 – July 23)

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, they make this sign extremely emotional.

They will find their emotions washing over them, sometimes very unexpectedly. Their shell represents their home, which they always carry 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 pop back into their shell and feel safe and protected, isolating themselves back into their environment where they can recharge. They love being creative at home, in their garden, yard, or the great outdoors.

Who You Are

Greatest Gift: Certainty, Stability
Birthstone: Alexandrite, pearl, ruby, moonstone, agate, chalcedony, and emerald.
Gemstone: MoonstoneMoonstone Properties
Colors: Orange, Silver, White
Metal: Silver, Magnesium
Zodiac Symbol: Crab
Zodiac Element: Water
Zodiac Quality: Cardinal Signs
Planet: Moon
Astro Medical: Chest
House: 4th House
Chakra Energies: For Today
Yin-Yang Quality: Yin Energy
Chinese equivalent is the Sheep

Sub-divisions of Cancer

Decanate is a subdivision of a sun sign. Every sun sign in divided into three parts. Your decanate individualizes the characteristics of your particular time of birth.

First Subdivision / Decanate of Cancer (0 degrees to 10 degrees)
From June 22nd to June 30th :
Ruler: Moon
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:
Ruler: Moon
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:
Ruler: Moon
Sub Ruler: Neptune
Attributes: Artistic, adaptable, people lover, family-oriented, guarded, prone to unhappiness

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Water Element

The Water Signs of the zodiac are Cancer, Scorpio, and Pisces. Water is the symbol of our emotions. All life forms consist of water. It involves healing, compassion, reconciliation, friendship, de-stressing, insight, peace, sleep, dreams, intuition, and psychic and health and beauty. A positive water person is nurturing…

Cardinal Sign

The Cardinal Signs take action. They charge right in and get the job done. The Cardinal Signs show where in your life you will tend to take action. They are the instigators; ready to forge ahead with plans, and attract those that can support their efforts. Cardinal signs are leaders,...  

Astrological House

The houses of the horoscope represent different areas of life, described in terms of physical surroundings as well as personal life experiences. The placement of a planet or zodiac sign in a house will determine, to a large degree, the area of life in which it acts, and the goals and activities on which its drive or impulse will be focused.   

The Moon

To ancient astrologers, the planets represented the will of the Gods and their influence on human affairs. To modern astrologers, the planets represent basic drives and impulses within the human psyche. These drives express themselves as different qualities throughout the twelve signs of the zodiac and in different circles of life through the twelve houses.    

Medical Astrology

Medical astrology, traditionally known as Iatromathematics, is an ancient medical system of healing connecting the body and disease with the twelve astrological signs. Each astrological sign, along with the sun, moon, and planets are associated with different parts of the human body that correlate to disorders of its associated muscles, nerve systems and organs.

The system of medical astrology has been used to codify the associations of the signs of the zodiac with the parts of the body as follows: Cancer – chest, breasts, stomach, alimentary canal.

The planets are also associated with certain portions and functions within the body: Moon – stomach, digestive system, female organs, lymphatic system.

In medical astrology, Cancer is ruled by the chest, breasts, stomach, alimentary canal.

You are a true water sign, ruled by your emotional states and this reflects your health concerns, as well. Your emotional worries can create a host of health issues that are often in the upper part of the digestive tract including acid reflux, nausea, heartburn and gastic ulcers.

You can have a nervous stomach that results in issues that may not seem related, yet they are. Women should be aware of their breast health and urinary tracts and men, their heart and lung health. You are a candidate for mood swings and making mountains out of mole hills.

Exercises like swimming or walking by the sea are good ways to keep your moods in check. Eating sensibly without overindulging is the key.

Your healing color is orange.

Cancer is yin in natureYin energy is more feminine, is related to dark, moon, earth, north, west and right. Yin signs are the even numbered ones. Those belonging to yin energy have a tendency to be more passive and introverted.

Crystals that help Cancer


A Cancer birthstone, brings wealth, joy, love, sexual energy and power. Warms, energizes after exhaustion. Strengthens physical and emotional heart (Heart Chakra), love, courage, confidence, vitality, stamina, strength, leadership, success over challenges.


This helpful gemstone can help women (and men) to be more comfortable with their gentler feminine/yin receiving side. This stone is also an excellent remedy for overly aggressive females or for men who need to connect to their more feminine/emotional side.


Emerald is a symbol of love and good fortune. This stone is used for abundance, growth, peace, harmony, patience, love, fidelity and honesty. It used against negative energy and has been used in many forms of divination. Most effective on the Heart Chakra perhaps because it access desires held deep within.


An alternative birthstone for Cancer, especially on the cusp, it is in tune with emotions, water, and women, especially pregnant women, pearls are a symbol of pure heart and mind; innocence and faith. Because it is from the sea, it has watery and lunar elements, therefore it is used for balancing emotions.


This gem represents confidence, boldness, initiative, dramatic abilities, assertiveness and outgoingness. Precision, analysis, stimulates appetite, encourages celebration and brings awareness of feelings. It is associated with the Sacral Spleen Chakra. This stone helps you feel anchored…

Clear Quartz

This gem is thought to amplify both body energy and thoughts. It can assist in the creation of power, clarity of thinking, meditation, cleansing, clearing the aura, spiritual development and healing. Clear Quartz is considered the “stone of power”.  Works well on the Crown Chakra.


This gem helps ease self-doubts, makes one more reflective. Eases bad dreams and problems related to health and circulatory issues. Cleansing in nature and will promotes healing. It needn’t be cleaned afterward since it has such strong cleansing qualities of its own.


This stone stimulates physical and psychic vision. Helps with concentration. Used for heart and solar plexus Chakras. Powerful healing stone helpful for mental and physical blocks. Protects well by powerfully cleaning the auric field, rapidly absorbing undesirable energies.

The Lucky Cancer

Luck. What exactly is luck? Is luck being at the right place at the right time? Finding that lucky penny? Always landing on your feet? Finding a four leaf clover? Discovering bird droppings on your shoulder? What ever your idea of luck, research has found that people are divided.

Cancers are lucky people. You’re ruled by the Moon and Monday is a good day for you as it facilitates intuition and creativity work. Two is your lucky number. Two – Vibrates to the moon – ruler of cancer (the moon is the unconscious, feelings and emotions, nurturing, habits, instinctual response and the mother figure). Reaching out, caring and sharing, imagination, parenthood, conception, childbirth and dreams.

Pearl, ruby and moonstone are your birthstones. Look to these stones for good luck. Be aware of the paradox with these stones. The pearl is one of the softest while the ruby is a corundum, one of the hardest minerals on the planet. So when things are hard and touch, reach for the pearl as a good luck charm. When things are soft, wishy washy or uncertain, reach for the hard ruby for luck. Moonstone is a balancing for your emotions.

Your luck is created by your need to succeed, your persistent nature and way in which you look at life. Paradoxically you combine your love of travel with your deep seated desire for security, and therefore, surround yourself with sentimental objects and good luck charms. Be it souvenirs, keepsakes or hand-me-downs, you are very good at accumulating things and unwilling to throw anything out. So your challenge is keeping all your keepsakes organized. If you are not careful, you can become overburdened by your good luck charms. Organization equals clarity. Keep it simple. Now get lucky!

Money and Cancer

Money is your reward for hard work. Some important values about money include giving, sharing, accepting compliments and recognizing new beginnings.

Cancers are shrewd and calculating with money. You are able to accumulate comfortable financial resources around you, which only makes you even more secure. You are not a risky investor and you find it better to keep your money locked up and secured tightly. Slow and sure is your motto of money management.

Work hard and save. Your good fortune is banked on the fact that you are also a good bargin hunter and your ways of thinking about money are healthy beliefs.   Now get money!

Cancer and Career

Abundance is a long lasting, enduring enjoyment of life. It is being in love with living. Your career should be something you absolutely love doing. Since we spend the majority of our lives working, why would you ever just do something to get by. Life is much too short to not be doing something that brings you joy and happiness, reward and fulfillment, pride and satisfaction!

Cancers are stable, hard workers. Whether working for yourself in a home office situation or working for someone, you are a loyal, dedicated hard worker. You treat co-workers with respect, courtesy and a civil nature. Your good memory serves you well, as it helps you to retain a bulk of knowledge that allows your work to benefit when you really need it.

You are good with your hands as well, which makes you a good landscaper, archaeologist, agriculturalist, builder, chef, as well as a fantastic historian, manager or teacher. But, it is your true instinct and intuition that allows you to think ahead and remain successful in business.  Now find success!

Happiness and Cancer

Happiness is an expression of gratitude. Research has found that a great deal of unhappiness stems from negative thoughts. Happiness is not just a life lived by accumulating moments of pleasure. Happiness is a rhythm, an order, a balance. We choose to be happy.

Cancers can be happy people. Your domestic home life makes you happy. Projects around the home or garden, long walks outdoors and stepping through your own front door will keep you the most happy and at ease.

Security is the backbone of your happiness. A well stocked refrigerator, home cooking, photographs of loved ones and gathering memorabilia are all things that bring you joy. You are also a side stepper. Moving away at an angle regarding situations you cannot face.

Your moody and unforgiving temperament can be your downfall. Your good memory can actually hurt you here, as you tend to remember and hold on to unpleasant thoughts or actions against you. Learning to let go and forgiveness are two of your biggest life lessons to learn.  Now find happiness!

Sex and Cancer

Our “sexual-esteem” or positive reverence for and confidence in our capability to experience our sexuality in a satisfying and enjoyable way are all a part of our sexual health and a very important part of our well being. Our most sexual organ is the brain! Our minds can create the most perfect fantasies or sexual relationship. It is the power of our minds that can enhance the desired sexual experiences and is what realizes our sexual pleasure.

Cancers are sexual beings. Your sexuality runs deep and dark. Obstacles, often of your own creation, can get in your way. Your emotional and overly sensitive self, always runs the risk of being bruised (as well as your ego) so it is easy for you to shut down and crawl back into that hard shell, encasing your heart in it too in order to protect it.

Ruled by the Moon, you tend to flow with the tides and are very reflective of your environment. Left uninhibited, your sexually creative self can imagine all sorts of ways to indulge your cravings, especially when satisfying the moment. Your love for variety keeps you interested, yet your sexuality is so often directed toward the satisfaction of others.

Your conflict between desire for emotional security and creative fulfillment can be achieved by either one or multiple partners all depending on your moody self at the time. Your partner should know that making you the center of attention and coping with your mother fixation through complements and adoration is the best way to achieve your whims and desires.   Now get sex!

On the Edge: Born on the Cusp

If you were born within a few days of the Sun’s movement from one zodiac sign to the next, this means you were born “on the cusp,” and you’ll feel the influence from both zodiac signs.  This combination creates a “personality type” that makes you unique!

Cusp of Cancer and Gemini
June 18 and June 23

This is considered the cusp of Magic!  The mix of communicating Gemini and home-body Cancer creates a personality that inspires others! You find inspiration in ordinary things and bring out the magic from within them. Once you create this joy, you must then share what you’ve learned with others. The effect can be truly inspiring.

You attract others to your brand of magic and, like static cling, pick up all those who want your love, kindness and energy. This combination of flirting (air) and wisdom (water), brings you Universal knowledge that you often need to share. Especially with your caring, sensitive side. You need someone to express it on, such as close family, friends and lovers.

Emotionally charged, your natural Gemini blend of quick thinking, creative genius and ethereal way of thinking is balanced out with your Cancer caring, reclusive and inward contemplation. This contradiction works beautifully for you and gives you the distinction of being unbelievably magical!

Cusp of Cancer and Leo
July 19 to July 25

Known as the cusp of Oscillation, here is a question?  What do you get when you mix the water element of Cancer with the fire element of Leo? You feel like a swinging pendulum of cool and hot, yin and yang, back and forth!

You are the drama queen of the cusp signs!  Your sensitive Cancer side can combine with your dramatic Leo side and create one big show stopping number!  The flip side of this coin, is pulling back into yourself, as you crawl back in your shell. This is where the lion can roar, yet no one hears your screams. Your greatest challenge is to discover a comfortable middle ground between these extremes.

To do this, it will take hard work and self-discipline. It is certainly obtainable, but you will need to apply yourself using tools such as meditation, yoga or swimming.  Helping others is a selfless act that can take you away from being too focused on yourself.

Also know, that the big heart of Leo and the sensitive Cancer cosmically combine to create a big-hearted love for a long lasting relationship, a treasured family and home life and the pride to manage them.


Today’s Your Birthday

Happy Birthday!!

A birthday is a day or anniversary when we celebrate our special date of birth. Birthdays are a big deal. Monumental. Sacred. What could be bigger in your life than the day you were born?  Birthdays are celebrated in numerous cultures, often with a gift, party or rite of passage.

At, we are all about the rituals of honoring, empowering and enlightening your life.  You will find specific information that is JUST FOR YOU!

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Your Personal Birth Chart

A birth chart, also called natal chart, shows the positions of the stars in a chart drawn for the exact time of your birth at a particular place on Earth for the purposes of gaining more insight as to who you are. Because the sun, moon, planets, and primary angles in the sky are constantly in motion relative to the earth, as each second passes the natal/astrological birth chart is changing and a new chart is created for every moment at each location. A natal chart is extremely personal and unique, depending on the specific date, exact time, and precise location of the birth.

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Your Relationship Charts

Now, you can take it one step further and calculate the astrological compatibility between yourself and another person. Tonio will compareyour birth chart to the birth chart of your love and provide an in-depth analysis.

Tonio’s unique method is based on the psychology of each sign. We all know that each sign has their specific traits. We also know that each sign is influenced by their associated planets, moon and sun signs. Sun sign compatibility takes into account only one of hundreds of compatibility factors. Many other factors are involved when evaluating the compatibility of two people.

Are you both compatible?

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As one of the most renowned, astrological intuitives on love relationships, Tonio has, for over 20 years, become most noted for his “Celestial Relationships“(tm) and finding the right astrological combination for YOU!

With “Celestial Relationships“(tm), there is no judgement when it comes to the astrological sciences. Tonio works on the energetic relationships between two people! By planning your life around your celestial connections, it can be so easy to create a harmonic work environment, a wonderful companion and even a good association with your family!

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