June 22 - July 22
Ruling Planet of Cancer: ☽ Moon
Cancer (Latin name: Cancer) is a zodiac constellation that can only be seen on very clear nights.
The brightest star in Cancer is called Acubens, which translates from Arabic as "the claw." Within the constellation of Cancer, there are two open star clusters known as the Beehive Cluster and the Little Beehive Cluster. Additionally, there is a fascinating triple star system called Zeta Cancri, where two stars orbit each other while a third star revolves around them at a much slower pace (with a period of over a thousand years).
The stellar system of Cancer has plenty to astonish astronomers. Take, for example, the M67 cluster, one of the oldest known star clusters with an age of over four billion years. There is also a mysterious object, a quasar, which harbors a massive black hole within it. According to astronomers' speculations, this may indicate the birth of a new galaxy in the heart of the Cancer constellation.
Moreover, within the constellation of Cancer resides a star called 55 Cancri, similar to our Sun, which has been found to have a remarkable five exoplanets orbiting it. In 2003, a radio message from Earth was sent specifically to this star, hoping to make contact with extraterrestrial civilizations. Now, we patiently await a response.
Astrology of Cancer
Cancer's Months: June, July
Cancer is the fourth sign of the zodiac. Depending on the year, the Sun enters the sign of Cancer on the day of the summer solstice, which falls on either June 21 or 22, and leaves it on July 22 or 23.
Cancer's Season: Summer
Cancer is the first sign of summer. During this hot season, the Earth dries up under the scorching sun, and rivers, seas, and oceans warm up. In this period, people particularly need softness, tranquility, and coolness, and these qualities are reflected in the character of Cancer.
Cancer's Element: Water
The element of Water endows individuals with a rich inner world and a refined perception. Water people are naturally mysterious and possess magnetic allure. In astrology, three signs are associated with the ever-changing Water element: Cancer, Scorpio, and Pisces.
As a Water sign, Cancer is perceptive, responsive, emotional, and capable of finely sensing the moods of others and showing empathy. The energy of Water represents renewal, rebirth, flexibility, and adaptability. Under the influence of this element, Cancer possesses boundless imagination and a rich creative potential.
Ruling Planet of Cancer: Moon
The Moon, the ruler of tides and emotions, also governs our emotions. The motto of the Moon is "I feel!" It represents our moods, fantasies, dreams, emotions, intuition, subconscious mind, and is responsible for all of these aspects in the horoscope. The Moon controls the rhythms of natural cycles, and it brings sensual pleasure, rejuvenation, and a refreshing of energies.
The influence of the Moon as the ruling planet infuses the traits of patience, tolerance, empathy, kindness, and sensitivity into the Cancer horoscope. Cancer dislikes criticism and has the ability to see the best in everyone. The Moon bestows responsiveness upon Cancer but can also bring about a certain inertia. Additionally, it is often under the influence of the Moon that Cancers develop powerful intuition, sometimes even exhibiting psychic abilities.
Color of Cancer: Yellow and white, like the Moon itself, the celestial body of the night.
Metal of Cancer: Silver.
Talismanic Stone of Cancer: Pearl, moonstone, opal.
Opposite and Complementary Sign to Cancer in the Zodiac Circle: Capricorn.
Geographical Places Most Associated with Cancer
Countries, locations, and cities that possess similar energies where Cancer can feel at home.
Countries: North African countries, Maghreb, the Netherlands, Mauritius, New Zealand, Paraguay, Rhodesia.
Cities around the world: Algiers, Amsterdam, Bern, Cadiz, Constantinople, Genoa, Milan, New York, Tunis, Venice.