The Zodiac is an imaginary belt in the sky which represents the orbit of the Sun around the Earth. This system was devised by Claudius Ptolemy, a Roman astrologer, who deemed that the Earth was stationary and all the planets and stars revolved around it. Known as the Ptolemaic System, this system is still used today by astrologers, even though we know now that Earth and all the other planets in our Solar System orbit the Sun. The zodiac belt is divided into 12 sections, of 30° each, with each section named after a constellation - these are the Signs of the Zodiac - known as Sun Signs (not Star Signs!).
Your Sun Sign indicates the sign of the Zodiac the Sun occupied at the time of your birth. The Sun rules your willpower and ego and it is the core of your potential and uniqueness as an individual - who you are and what makes you tick.
Your Sun Sign represents the direction and focus of your life and your determination to achieve your aims and ambitions. It also represents your integrity, your ability to command respect and your ability to impress and influence others. It represents the outer you - how others see you.
|Cancer is the fourth sign of the zodiac, symbolised by the Crab. It is a feminine Water sign, ruled by the Moon. People whose birthdays occur between June 21 and July 21 are said to be born under the sign of Cancer. However if you were born on the day when the Sun moved signs you will need to know your time of birth to determine which Sun sign you really are. The Sun moving into Cancer marks the Summer Solstice. The Tarot card associated with Cancer is The Chariot.|
You are emotional and intuitive, with a strong sense of personal achievement. You love familiarity and dislike confrontation and emotional quagmires - you need to learn to be less touchy. Kindness and caring are strong traits, and your instinct and intuition are sharp. If problems arise, you show natural courage and resolution in adversity.
You are a naturally caring partner and sensual lover. You are firmly committed to your partner and family, and demand an equal commitment in return. You can be deeply sentimental and will be easily hurt and upset by insensitivity. You tend to cosset your children and may suffer more than usual when they grow up and leave home. In childhood, you were intuitive and sensitive, which may have given rise to volatile moods.
All roles in the caring professions will be attractive to you, while your strong sense of nostalgia may draw you to the antiques business or to work in museums. You are extremely canny, often with excellent commercial sense. In business, your instinct and intuition will serve you particularly well. Regular, rhythmical exercise such as swimming and dancing are recommended for you, as you tend to have a delicate constitution. Your digestive system can suffer from time to time, especially when you are worried or over-stressed; you tend to be easily upset by changes of diet.
Although everyone born under the same Sun-sign shares some basic traits, the date you were born determines which type of Cancerian you really are.
Each sign of the Zodiac comprises thirty degrees and thus each Zodiac Sign can be divided into three subsections called Decans. Each Decan corresponds to 10 degrees or roughly 10 days of a Zodiac Sign's time period. Every sign will have three Decans and each Decan has a planetary ruler which becomes the co-ruler of that particular sign. Decans can provide a more detailed account of an individual's personality traits and character and reveal how people born under the same Zodiac Sign can be very different.
Find the date you were born below to discover the traits of your particular Sun-sign Decan!
1st Decan » 21st - 30th June: Ruled by the Moon and driven by emotions and intuition, you are a tender, responsive and essentially caring being who inspires love and trust in return. Dedication to work and a retentive memory are the building blocks of material success. Home is where your heart is.
2nd Decan » 1st - 10th July: Influenced by Pluto, you are desiring and mysterious, intimate and intense. You are dynamic, persevering and more self-reliant than other Cancerians, but with no less need for a soul mate, security and touch. You shine in creative endeavours and have keen insight. People tend to fall instantly in love with you and you can get a little love greedy!
3rd Decan » 11th - 21st July: Influenced by Neptune, you are gently, deeply feeling and sympathetic. You need to be loved and, still more, to give love. You have a talent for creating beauty that could be the basis of a career. You can read a partner's fantasies and this makes you sexually beguiling.
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