Saturday, June 21, 2008

Happy Birthday, Cancer!

Today is the Summer Solstice, the longest day of the year, as well as the day the sun enters Cancer, the fourth sign of the Zodiac. Cancer is ruled by the Moon and sometimes people born under this sign are referred to as Moon Children.

Like their symbol, the crab, Cancerians can have a hard shell, but underneath you'll usually find a softy. Cancer is a cardinal water sign and Cancerians can be very emotional, even moody, but don't be fooled by the unassuming manner. Moon children enjoy being the center of attention as much as any Leo, and they can be quite determined when they've got a head of steam up about something. They're also fiercely protective of family and friends, and will stick with them to the end.

In the horoscope, the fourth house represents home, and Cancerians are known for being homebodies. Their homes are very important to them, and some display real nesting qualities. This sign also rules the stomach and Moon Children will often have sensitive digestive systems.

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Famous people born under this sign include Presidents John Quincy Adams, Calvin Coolidge and George W. Bush, also Julius Caesar, James Cagney, George M. Cohan, Tom Cruise, John Cusack, Phyllis Diller, Will Ferrell, astronaut John Glenn, Oscar Hammerstein, King Henry VIII (I'd have put money on him being a Leo), Helen Keller, the Dalai Lama, Ann Landers, Lindsey Lohan, Nancy Reagan, Rembrand, John D. and Nelson Rockefeller, Barbara Stanwyck, Ringo Starr, Thoreau, Liv Tyler, Abigail Van Buren and Robin Williams..

Cancer is considered to be most compatible with the other water signs, Scorpio and Pisces, and the earth signs: Taurus, Virgo and Capricorn. As always, much depends on the individual's chart.

Is there a Moon Child in your life?



Cassandra said...

Linda, awesome post! Although I am an Aquarius sun, I share several of these same traits due to my moon in Cancer. The homebody thing is very true in my case. :)


Travis Erwin said...

I was born on the winter soltice that means I get the longest night of the year to party.

Linda McLaughlin said...

Thanks, CC. That means a lot coming from you. Your monthly astrology posts at Midnight Moon Cafe are so fabulous!

My mom was a Taurus with Cancer Rising and she was a real homebody, too. Astrology is way more complex than most people realize until they really get into it.


Linda McLaughlin said...

Travis, lol, that's what I call looking on the bright side. :)


Anonymous said...

Hubby is a Moon Child. And I'm a Gemini. There are times I'm not sure the signs are compatable... yes... there are times. :-/
However, we do seem to balance each other off and I think Daughter - a Virgo - is just the right mix of each of us. I LOVE how you post this info on the signs, Linda. It's fascinating - as is that group of Cancerians. What a mix!


Beth said...

I have 2 moon children! #1 son is exactly like the description right down to the stomach ailments. When he gets upset or nervouse it affects his tummy. It's true, the hard crusty shell does protect the soft squishy insides. Both my boys will fight each other tooth and nail but if someone else should try to hurt their brother... out come the claws! They both are homebodies and love the water, especially the beach.

Linda McLaughlin said...

Beth, wow, isn't it amazing how well it works sometimes?