About Cancer – Basic Information Astrology
Cancer is the sign of water. It is a flowing water, which represents easily flowing emotions and feelings.
Key words – Emotional, Romantic, Sensitive, Intuitive, Psychic, Receptive, Motherly love, Maternal instincts, Retentive, Domestic, Tied to the past, Reflective, Protective, Impressionable, Dependent, Sympathetic, Romantic, Home loving, Reactive, Clingy, Over sensitive, Self absorbed, Self Pitying.
Symbol: The Crab
Cancer symbol represents Crab’s claws. Crab is a creature which has tough and strong outer layer (shell) which protects soft and gentle inside. Similarly Cancerians are very strong and has will power, but very soft and kind hearted. Generally cancerians prefer to be in an protective environment.
Water can be in many forms; be it flowing water, stagnant water, in a frozen form or in the form of steam. Water is a universal solvent, where everything dissolves in it. Also it is the purifying element. Water signs represents feelings and emotions. They are most sensitive and intuitive. They feel the pain and happiness of others. Water signs are self protective like aquatic animals because of their emotions and sensitivity.
Sign Ruler – Moon
Symbol – Crab
Element or Tatwa – Water
Quality – Moveable/Chara or Cardinal
Gender – Female
Colour – Light Blue, Silver
Direction – North direction
Varna- Brahmana (Teaching class)
Temperament – Phlegm (Kapha)
Lucky Number – 2, 7, 11,16, 20, 25, 34, 43
Other Lucky Colors – Grey, Silver, Red
Lucky Flower – White Flowers, White Rose
Lucky Day – Monday
Lucky Gemstones – Moonstone, Pearl, Ruby
Lucky Metal – Silver
Body Parts – Heart, Lungs, Chest
Rising of the sign – Prishtodaya (rises from its back)
Height – Medium
Exalted Planet in Cancer – Jupiter
Debilitated planet in Cancer- Mars
Nakshatra (stars) associated with Cancer- Punarvasu (1 quarter), Pushya (4 quarters) and Ashlesha (4 quarters)