All About the Cancer Astrological Sign
A Historical Reference Guide
This is the true, original analysis of astrology as pertains to Cancer by Professor Fredrick White as written in “A Guide to Astrology”, published in 1901-1904. In other words, here is your information from the source; without the 100+ years of modern interpretation and commercial modification by others.
This 100+ year-old manuscript has been cleaned up and somewhat paraphrased for easier Third Millennium reading. However, as promised, an image of the original, unaltered manuscript is also included. Ctrl+/- will adjust the size. For historical perspective and additional nuances it is well worth the read.
Information for this article was compiled from United States (U.S.) government archives.
There is a short metaphysics experiment at the end.
Cancer is movable, watery, cold, moist, feminine and is ruled by the Moon. The Sun enters Cancer on June 2lst and passes into Leo on July 22nd.
The personality traits of people born under the sign of Cancer are retiring, patient, sensitive, kind and gentle. This personality is very averse to discord and disharmony. People born under this sign are known to conscientiously, tenaciously, and quietly pursue their goals.
Other personality traits include industriousness, prudence, and frugality; yet sometimes overly anxious in acquiring things. They are proud, but need encouragement.
Those born under this sign are easily influenced by their surroundings; and are often intuitive and mediumistic. They are greatly attached to home and family. They can be very changeable, subject to the phases of the Moon.
People born under the sign of Cancer can be inclined towards jealousy, can be subject to periods of depression and fear.
Compatibility and Harmony
Cancer people are compatible and harmonize best with Virgos, Scorpios, or Pisces; and reasonably well with Aquarius or Taurus.
Best Career Paths and Jobs
Cancers succeed best in careers requiring persistent effort combined with patience, such as business management. People born under this sign can do well in certain medical and service industries.
Best Places to Live
Cancer people want to live near large bodies of water. They do not like cities.
Birthstones and Gemstones
The ruling gemstones of Cancer are Emeralds and Moonstone.
Paraphrased Quote: (Editor’s note: circa 1901)
Cancer is said to rule all Africa, Holland, Scotland, Constantinople, Amsterdam, Venice, New York and Milan.
The Original Manuscript
Astrological, astronomy, and other 2016 calendar events.
Solar System Symbols - Used in both Astrology and Astronomy
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Times are GMT/UTC without DST.
01 Sa 00:12 New Moon
01 Sa Venus: 30.9° E
03 Mo 17:30 Moon-Venus: 5.6° S
04 Tu 11:02 Moon Apogee: 406100 km
06 Th 08:04 Moon-Saturn: 4.2° S
08 Sa 06:03 Moon South Dec.: 18.5° S
09 Su 04:33 First Quarter
13 Th 09:43 Moon Descending Node
15 Sa 10:15 Uranus Opposition
16 Su 04:23 Full Moon
16 Su 23:36 Moon Perigee: 357900 km
19 We 06:18 Moon-Aldebaran: 0.3° S
20 Th 23:38 Moon North Dec.: 18.6° N
21 Fr 04:45 Orionid Shower: ZHR = 20
22 Sa 19:14 Last Quarter
25 Tu 04:01 Moon-Regulus: 1.7° N
26 We 01:45 Moon Ascending Node
26 We 10:54 Venus-Antares: 3.1° N
27 Th 15:53 Mercury Superior Conj.
28 Fr 09:33 Moon-Jupiter: 1.6° S
30 Su 01:47 Venus-Saturn: 3° N
30 Su 17:38 New Moon
31 Mo 19:29 Moon Apogee: 406700 km
01 Tu Venus: 37.7° E
02 We 19:38 Moon-Saturn: 4.1° S
04 Fr 13:04 Moon South Dec.: 18.7° S
05 Sa 05:13 South Taurid Shower: ZHR = 10
06 Su 02:00 Daylight Saving Time Ends
07 Mo 19:51 First Quarter
09 We 15:57 Moon Descending Node
12 Sa 04:29 North Taurid Shower: ZHR = 15
14 Mo 11:23 Moon Perigee: 356500 km
14 Mo 13:52 Full Moon
15 Tu 16:50 Moon-Aldebaran: 0.4° S
17 Th 09:32 Moon North Dec.: 18.8° N
17 Th 10:47 Leonid Shower: ZHR = 15
21 Mo 08:33 Last Quarter
21 Mo 10:08 Moon-Regulus: 1.4° N
22 Tu 02:48 Moon Ascending Node
23 We 18:48 Mercury-Saturn: 3.4° N
25 Fr 01:47 Moon-Jupiter: 2.1° S
27 Su 20:08 Moon Apogee: 406600 km
29 Tu 12:18 New Moon
01 Th Venus: 43.2° E
01 Th 19:56 Moon South Dec.: 18.9° S
03 Sa 12:34 Moon-Venus: 6.3° S
05 Mo 10:39 Moon-Mars: 3.1° S
06 Tu 17:35 Moon Descending Node
07 We 09:03 First Quarter
10 Sa 11:03 Saturn Conjunction
11 Su 03:59 Mercury Elongation: 20.8° E
12 Mo 23:27 Moon Perigee: 358500 km
13 Tu 04:14 Moon-Aldebaran: 0.4° S
13 Tu 23:57 Geminid Shower: ZHR = 120
14 We 00:05 Full Moon
14 We 21:43 Moon North Dec.: 18.9° N
18 Su 18:14 Moon-Regulus: 1.1° N
19 Mo 04:46 Moon Ascending Node
21 We 01:56 Last Quarter
21 We 10:45 Winter Solstice
22 Th 08:00 Ursid Shower: ZHR = 10
22 Th 16:37 Moon-Jupiter: 2.7° S
25 Su 05:55 Moon Apogee: 405900 km
28 We 18:41 Mercury Inferior Conj.
29 Th 03:30 Moon South Dec.: 19° S
29 Th 06:53 New Moon
Object-Other: Object occults Other.
Occults: Passes in front of.
Earth Aphelion: Earth farthest from the Sun.
Earth Perihelion: Earth closest to the Sun.
Moon Apogee: Moon farthest from Earth.
Moon Perigee: Moon closest to Earth.
Moon Ascending and Descending Nodes: The moon's orbit passes from south of the ecliptic to north of the ecliptic (ascending) or from north of the ecliptic to south of the ecliptic (descending).
Conjunction: Earth is in a direct line between Sun and outer planet.
Superior Conjunction:Sun is in a direct line between Earth and Inner Planet
Opposition: Sun and planet on opposite sides of the sky.
Inferior Conjunction: Both planets in a direct line on same side of Sun.
Elongation: Greatest angle from Sun-Earth plane.
Depending on your location, your results may vary. Astronomical data source: Fred Espenak and Sumit Dutta (NASA/GSFC).
Succeeding months scheduled to be posted in due course.
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