Cancer Health [4th sign of the Zodiac]

Individuals born between June 22nd and July 22nd incarnated under the Sun sign of Cancer, the Crab.


Cancer’s role is the Nurturer. This nurturing sign makes good nurses and healers. Cancer’s statement is “I Feel!” Cancer is a Water sign and is also ruled or governed by the Moon, which influences emotions.

When dealing with any Water sign, you will be dealing with highly emotional, sensitive, and intuitive people.

Cancer is the 4th sign of the Western zodiac and this sign correlates with the Fourth House – the Home House. The Home House deals with issues of family and home life, parental ties (especially with one’s mother), land and property, and security.

Cancer is a “Water sign” and in the language of astrology, this means Cancerians, as Water signs, are people who are silent, mysterious types whose magic hypnotizes even the most determined realist. They have uncanny perceptions about people and are as rich as the oceans when it comes to feeling, emotion, and imagination. Cancerians have the potential for the depths of darkness or the heights of mysticism and art, just like their elemental family member signs Scorpio and Pisces.

Cancerians help finish projects started by others and they are also very supportive. They have a strong desire to please. Cancerians, like all other water signs, live through their emotions, imaginations, and intuitions.

More specifically, Cancerians are energetic, intuitive, wise, inspired, sympathetic, nurturing, imaginative, sentimental, romantic, inventive, original, home-loving, and maternally instinctive and inclined (females). And like their Water sign brethren, they can be easily hurt. Cancerians are also withdrawn, obstinate, sentimental, and can be cold towards “outsiders.” Cancerians are known to be clingy and possessive.

Cancer is a Cardinal sign.

Cardinal sign traits are enterprise, ambition, initiating change, impetuosity, challenging, setting things into action, being or acting tough; assertive, and at times – aggressive. They can also be pushy, especially Capricorns.

Cancer’s polarity is feminine or negative. Feminine or negative signs (which include Taurus, Cancer, Virgo, Scorpio, Capricorn, and Pisces) are passive, receptive, reflective, submissive, introvert, and withdrawn. These signs are inward looking and thus are more spiritually inclined than masculine signs.

Famous Cancerians

Famous Sun sign Cancerians include: Princess Diana, Bill Cosby, Marianne Williamson, Meryl Streep, George Orwell, Lena Horne, Lindsay Wagner, Henry David Thoreau, Susan Hayward, Tom Cruise, Carly Simon, Oscar Hammerstein, Courtney Love, Tobey McGuire, Harrison Ford, Tom Hanks, Juliette Lewis, Willem Dafoe, Anjelica Huston, Arthur Ashe, Kim Carnes, Linda Ronstadt, James Cagney, Diahann Carroll, Mel Brooks, Robin Williams, Natalie Wood, John Cusack, Eva Marie Saint, John D. Rockefeller, Chris O’ Donnell, Mary Baker Eddy, Janet Leigh, Kevin Bacon, Yul Brunner, Dan Ackroyd, Kathy Bates, Ginger Rogers, Sidney Lumet, Gilda Radner, Brian Dennehy, Della Reese, Ron Silver, Deborah Harry (Blondie); Merve Griffin, Ringo Starr, Cyndi Lauper, Bob Fosse, Nancy Reagan, Donald Sutherland, Martha Reeves, Ernest Hemingway, Vicki Carr, Neil Simon, Cheryl Ladd, Cat Stevens, Jessica Simpson, Suzanne Vega, and Physllis Diller.

Astrological Health Profile

In medical astrology, Cancer governs the breasts, nipples, stomach, digestion (digestive tract); diaphragm, esophagus, lymphatic system (along with Pisces), pancreas, gastric vein, alimentary canal and peristalsis, female reproductive organs (womb), upper ducts of the liver, and serum of the blood.

Cancerians are prone to the following diseases and problems:

  • Indigestion
  • Depression
  • Hiccough
  • Flatulency
  • Food neurosis
  • Dropsy
  • Sclerosis
  • Breast problems (females)
  • Swollen breasts
  • Eating disorders
  • Weight problems (over and under weight)
  • Anorexia
  • Edema
  • Brain chemistry imbalance
  • Sensitive teeth or gums
  • Weak stomach
  • Fatigue
  • Allergies
  • Paranoia

Nervous system health and emotional balance is important for this sign. Cancerians are prone to brain chemistry imbalances, depression, and paranoia buttressed by emotional imbalance.

Dietary Considerations

The cell salt for Cancer is Fluoride of Lime. Cancerians use more Fluoride of Lime because this chemical (cell salt) is connected with the keynote of Cancerian activity.



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