Cancerian Crab

June 23rd - July 22nd

The home-makers of the Zodiac, Cancerians are known as guardians of the Hearth and Home.

Symbol – The Crab

Glyph - Represents the breasts. Said to of originated from Babylon, this sign also symbolizes the Crab and his claws.

Element – Water.

Planet – The Moon.

Quality – Cardinal.

Personal Creed - I feel.

Negative/Feminine sign

Cancerian Day – Monday ruled by the Moon.

Gemstones – Beryl, chrysoprase, calcite, moonstone, pearl, rhodonite.

Flowers & Herbs – Cardamom, carnation, chamomile, gardenia, honeysuckle, iris, jasmine, lily, myrrh, sandalwood, silver princess gum, white rose, willow, yarrow.

Colours – Cream, grey, pale blue, silver, white.

Metal – Silver.

Tarot - Major Arcana – 7 The Chariot. Minor Arcana – Knight of Cups.

Animals and Creatures - crabs, crayfish, creatures with hard skins and shells, duck, emperor tamarin, hermit crab, hornet, iguana, lobster, pitbull, turtle, sea creatures and nymphs, sea horse, scarab, snail, vampire bat.

Gods – Dionysus, Hercules, Neptune, Poseidon, Typhon.

Goddesses – Artemis, Diana, Hecate, Hera, Isis, Juno, Rhiannon, Selene, Yemana.



This is a term to define the twelve sectors of the sky. Each planet falls into one of these houses. Cancer is governed by the Fourth House. This relates to family, the home, caring for others, domestic work.

WORK - Teachers, vets, medical field, cookware/homeware shops, hardware stores, plant nurseries, psychologists, animal handler.

LEISURE TIMES - Picnics, family time, communal team sports, art, music, collecting, school fetes.

LOVE AND RELATIONSHIPS - Old fashioned romantics, this star sign loves all the qualities to do with home and hearth. If you come from a big family, there may be issues about putting your partner first. A strong, patient partner is needed to cope with your sometimes dreamy nature.  


Stomach, breasts, chest, womb. Food is sometimes used as consolation when Cancerians are upset. Avoid acidic or spicy foods, and smoking.

Cell Salt – Fluoride of Lime.

BEST EXERCISES – Swimming, horseback riding, team sports, walking, rowing.

FOODS - This is not a diet to stick to and all things in moderation! Fish, meats, bread and beer in moderation, grapes, buckwheat, cabbage, broccoli, honey, watercress,  taro, chicken, shellfish, pumpkin,  tofu, quiche,  soup, cauliflower, potatoes, cheese, eggs, cucumber, ice cream, lemon, custard, risotto, lettuce, marinated foods, yoghurt, kelp, watermelon, white foods, old fashioned puddings and cakes.