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time to step out from the wings and into the limelight

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get to know 

cancer

an  education
cancer
planetary ruler | element | modality
explained.

planetary  ruler  -  moon

each sign is ruled by a planet. and the planets in your chart are functions and forces within you.

the moon represents feminine energy, the emotions, emotional security, unconscious patterns, nurturance, maternal instincts, and early childhood conditioning. in the astro chart, the moon by sign and house, represents your emotional needs and how you meet those needs.  it represents your security attachments, how you manage stress, find comfort and nurture yourself.

element  - water

the water element is yin in nature, meaning its expression is inward, energy moving toward its center. yin represents the feminine principle.

water embraces the fluid energy of emotions, reflection and non-rational understanding.  water responds to life with sensitivity.  swimming in the realm of feelings, empathy and spiritual, soul connections energizes cancer.  too much rationality, restrictions and an inability to access their intuition may deplete cancer's vitality.

 modality  -  cardinal

the modality of a sign describes how that sign moves through the world.

cardinal signs are motivated, ambitious and innovative. they have an affinity for initiating creative plans.  the cancer archetype is focused on initiating something within oneself to complete their self-image. they like new things and they like them on a daily basis. cardinal signs can get stressed if things are not constantly fresh and there's nothing to initiate.  too much cardinal energy can be easily distracted by new ideas and suffer from a lack of follow-through.

emotional comfort.
to feel at home.
family.
to nurture. to care for others.
to be touched.
to be hugged.
to be cared for.
time-honored traditions.
self protection.
Caring

what
a

cancer
wants

to not be overly dependent on others.
to refine their self-care abilities
to find emotional security in their life and environment.
 
cancer's life journey is learning that the world is unstable and the only stability is to find emotional security and safety within one's self.
how to keep 
cancer afloat
discover your emotional reason for living.  
spending time at home and with family (including pets) is your tonic, especially if you are going through a particularly emotional time.
be aware of emotional eating.
cancer's primary fear is abandonment, which can trigger cancer's self-soothing habit of feed their cancerian soul with food.

canc

emotional

empowered   is:

 

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family-oriented
caring
gentle
loyal
helps others
protective
intuitive
nostalgic
traditional
vulnerable
sensitive
hospitable
rooted
tenacious
maternal
mother | parent | matriarch | divine feminine | nurturer | protector | chef | homemaker | caregiver psychic empath | healer

embraces their archetypal personalities:

 

(the energy patterns that make you who you are)

 

 

if you have a sun in cancer or a predominance of cancer in your astro chart, you are on a quest for emotional mastery, for responsibility for yourself and your emotions.  your task is to discover what home is and to redefine and build your own family through your authentic identity rather than ancestral identity.
 

where is cancer in your chart?

everyone has cancer somewhere in their chart.  
 

you are your whole astro chart.

and find out how all of your signs work together.

signs your cancer energy is out of balance:
 

Image by Chandler Cruttenden

cancer
gone wild

moody
touchy
rescuer
whining
negative
defensive
easily hurt
manipulative
lacks boundaries
emotional sponge
emotionally needy
emotionally hyper-sensitive

cancer  gone
underground

victim
insecure
infantile
wounded child
over-protective
abandoned child
passive aggressive
emotionally co-dependent

ma   tras

 

+

 

questions

cancer inspired

 

i feel protected.
i trust my emotions.
my roots are strong.
i know how to take care of myself.
i am responsible for what nurtures me.
i evolve emotionally with self-responsibility.
i nurture myself. i nurture others. i nurture life.
i feel at home within myself. i feel at home in the world.
i give and receive love and support in a balanced way.
i initiate the cycle of giving and receiving.

what nurtures me?
where is home?
how can i take better care of myself?
what family dynamic would i like to change?
what gets in the way of taking care of myself?
who, what, where and when do i feel most at home?
what do i need to give myself, and what do i need from others to feel secure, nourished and supported?

 

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what  to  get

the  cancer

 

in  your  life

books about

self-nurturing

 

our pick:

"Self-Nurture: Learning to  Care for Yourself As Effectively As You Care for Everyone Else" by Alice D. Domar and Henry Dreher

essential oil:

doTERRA;s "ClaryCalm Blend.

 

this calming blend of clary sage, lavender, bergamot, roman chamomile, ylang ylang, cedarwood, geranium, fennel, carrot seed, palmarosa and vitex essential oils helps you to relax, unwind and take time for yourself.  

crystals + gemstones

 

cosmic cuts hand selected collection of healing stones for cancer includes: emerald, red jasper, carnelian, leopardskin jasper and rhodonite

MELT method massage

 

this art of self-care erases stuck physical and emotional stress from your tissues, stimulates the lymphatic system and brings balance to the mind, body and emotions.

moon milk bath

 

gently exfoliate your skin with a cleansing and luxurious skin-softening sage moon milk bath (a beauty ritual that cleopatra herself was known for!)

a moon hoodie

 

being ruled by the moon, cancer definitely lives  their lives on moonshine.  your cancer will love cuddlying up in this super soft hoodie.

supplies are limited.

a good time with family and friends

 

surround your cancer with family, friends and good times.  serve up this cancer-inspired cocktail from astral tequila.

bach original flower remedy

 

clematis for focus and concentration brings emotional calm and nurturing for the highly sensitive and emotionally needy cancer.

a solar return reading

 

birthdays mark a new beginning. give your pisces the gift of insight into what opportunities and challenges await them this year.

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