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Cancer
Cancer in natural astrology
by Richard Pellard
English translation by Julien Rouger

The interpretation examples that we are suggesting are very far from being exhaustive: they only show and outline a general frame describing the problematics of this Sign. They should therefore not be taken literally. Each being brings indeed its own responses, more or less original, to the issues raised by a Sign. Through using the Theory of the zodiac and combining logic, observation and imagination, you will be able to develop a thousand other possible meanings, a thousand other variations on the same theme.

It’s possible that your Sun Sign is not dominant in your birth chart. One can for instance be born under the Aries Sign while the most valorized Sign is actually Taurus. In this case, it will probably be difficult for you to recognize yourself in the interpretations that are offered to you below. You will have to refer to the interpretations corresponding to your actual dominant Sign in order to relate to these. For further information, please feel free to visit our website and get a free mini-interpretation of your birth chart with our software Astrosoft.

Cancer

Adapted Cancer

Inhibition strengthBlocking Inhibition strength for Cancer: the defender. One protects oneself from the overdose of external stimuli, one delineates one’s force, territory or power, one places a border between oneself and the outside world. Inside this border, one explores one’s acquired skills, one’s wealth (mental, affective or whatnot) accumulated through strengthening one’s protective bulwarks. One defends one’s nest, one’s stronghold, one’s shelter, one’s core community. There, one faces oneself: self-esteem, narcissism or subjectivity problems.

Excitation slownessExcitation slowness for Cancer: the tortoise. The Excitation (the action) is slow, continuous, progressive, persevering: one builds step by step, one organizes systematically, one is patient, one hangs on, one is able to wait. The openness is mastered: it must be efficient. Concern for organizing and controlling within a closed environment, self-control or tutelary authority. Ritual or repetitive behaviors: habits and routines providing a sound framework for actions, thoughts and emotions. Persistence of memories, traditions, regulating safeguards.

Sense of synthesesSense of syntheses for Cancer: the heritage. Gemini phase was characterized by an ensemble integrating ever more elements (growth and absolute domination of daytime). In Cancer phase, daytime still dominates absolutely but is now decreasing: there is nothing left to include, it’s now time to integrate. It’s a synthesis within a closed environment: a place for the greatest content. One gathers within a restrictive framework, under the same auspices. Preserving an exhaustive memory, living fully all the facets of one’s inner world and protecting it against any exteriority. Steadily maintaining a variety of projects. Sense of internal consistency and of homogeneity.

Inhibition strength Sense of synthesesThe defender-heritage is conservative and stagnating. He manages efficiently his assets without trying to capitalize on them.

Excitation slowness Sense of synthesesThe tortoise-heritage, more active and dynamic, increases systematically its assets into concentric circles through obstinate and successive sedimentations.

Cancer

Unadapted Cancer

Excitation weaknessAssociating Excitation weakness for Cancer: the stay-at-home. He doesn’t want or is not able to join forces with others, with the outside world, withdraws timidly inside its protective cocoon, makes any contact impossible, breaks all ties, eradicates any common ground. He dawdles, gives in to laziness, to carelessness, to nonchalance. He’s gruff, antisocial, hermit, cultivates clannishness, refuses to understand viewpoints that differ from his. He functions in closed circuit, auto-intoxicating himself with his own thoughts or emotions.

Unadapted Inhibition quicknessUnadapted Inhibition quickness for Cancer: the alarmist. Inhibition reactions are strong but unadapted to the situation: one runs away from imaginary dangers, one has ill-timed or early defense reactions, one buries one’s head in the sand. One fears, one freaks out, one worries for nothing. One panics about the intrusion of elements foreign to the cocoon; the outside world is systematically considered as hostile. Discriminations are running on empty: phobic doubts, impossible choices, speculations about anything.

Ultraparadoxical phaseUltraparadoxical phase for Cancer: the shambles. The loss of the differentiation of antagonisms reaches the sense of boundaries: are we inside or outside? Uncertain boundaries. Homebirds dream of adventures. Adventurous or bohemian ones dream of a home sweet home. What’s real and imaginary, subjective and objective, gets superimposed and mixed up. One is moved by one’s own emotions, one thinks about one’s own thoughts in a closed circuit. Everything agglomerates within a closed environment: heterogeneous shambles or jumble, stacking of thoughts, dreams or emotions smashed into pieces, without any link in between, without any connecting thread. Identification to what protects (family, place, authority) and reflexes of fear or flight once faced with cooperation offers, with helping hands.

Excitation weakness Ultraparadoxical phaseThe stay-at-home-shambles is a disorganized bohemian with hybrid, muddled-up thoughts or emotions, an uncouth fellow never satisfied with anything.

Unadapted Inhibition quickness Ultraparadoxical phaseThe alarmist-shambles, specialized in burying his head in the sand, lives in constant fear of dispossessions and losses of security.

This article was brought to you by Richard Pellard
English translation by Julien Rouger

See also:

▶ Cancer in natural astrology
▶ The Cancer on video


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▶ Taurus-Cancer : similarities and differences
▶ Gemini-Cancer : similarities and differences
▶ Cancer-Leo : similarities and differences
▶ Cancer-Virgo : similarities and differences
▶ Cancer-Libra : similarities and differences
▶ Cancer-Scorpio : similarities and differences
▶ Cancer-Sagittarius : similarities and differences
▶ Cancer-Capricorn : similarities and differences
▶ Cancer-Aquarius : similarities and differences
▶ Cancer-Pisces : similarities and differences

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