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Cancer Astrology Sign Information – Careers, Personality, Compatibility, More.

Updated on May 3, 2017
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From SkyView / NASA

A Historical and Present Day Reference Guide

Includes year 2017 astrological, astronomy, and other relevant calendar events.

Cancer Is Ruled by the Moon

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 Moon. Spectrum scanned and color coded to display composition differences.
The Moon. Spectrum scanned and color coded to display composition differences.

Personality Traits

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.

Moon formation.
Moon formation.

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 2017 Calendar Events.

A planispheric astrolabe from the 14th century. Used for surveying, astrology, timekeeping, and navigation in the 14th century and beyond. More info at source.
A planispheric astrolabe from the 14th century. Used for surveying, astrology, timekeeping, and navigation in the 14th century and beyond. More info at source. | Source

Solar System Symbols - Used in both Astrology and Astronomy

Sun Mercury Venus Earth Moon Mars Jupiter Saturn Uranus Neptune Pluto
Sun Mercury Venus Earth Moon Mars Jupiter Saturn Uranus Neptune Pluto | Source


Previous months' data and additional information are available at SkyCal. All event times are given for UTC+0:00: Universal Coordinated Time (UTC) without Daylight Saving Time (DST) on for part of the year.

May 2017

01 Mo Venus: 39.9° W

02 Tu 18:23 Moon-Beehive: 3.7° N

03 We 02:47 First Quarter

04 Th 09:49 Moon-Regulus: 0.6° N

04 Th 10:42 Moon Ascending Node

05 Fr 00:54 Eta Aquarid Shower: ZHR = 60

05 Fr 13:51 Mars-Aldebaran: 6.2° N

07 Su 21:24 Moon-Jupiter: 2.3° S

10 We 21:43 Full Moon

12 Fr 19:51 Moon Apogee: 406200 km

13 Sa 23:07 Moon-Saturn: 3.4° S

14 Su 20:29 Moon South Dec.: 19.3° S

17 We 22:59 Mercury Elongation: 25.8° W

19 Fr 00:33 Last Quarter

19 Fr 01:30 Moon Descending Node

22 Mo 12:32 Moon-Venus: 2.4° N

24 We 01:20 Moon-Mercury: 1.6° N

25 Th 19:44 New Moon

26 Fr 01:23 Moon Perigee: 357200 km

27 Sa 23:36 Moon North Dec.: 19.4° N

30 Tu 01:50 Moon-Beehive: 3.4° N

31 We 11:56 Moon Ascending Node

31 We 16:08 Moon-Regulus: 0.3° N

June 2017

01 Th Venus: 45.8° W

01 Th 12:42 First Quarter

03 Sa 10:59 Venus Elongation: 45.9° W

03 Sa 23:57 Moon-Jupiter: 2.5° S

07 We 03:19 Mercury-Pleiades: 5.5° S

08 Th 22:21 Moon Apogee: 406400 km

09 Fr 13:10 Full Moon

10 Sa 01:25 Moon-Saturn: 3.4° S

11 Su 03:36 Moon South Dec.: 19.4° S

15 Th 02:40 Moon Descending Node

15 Th 09:15Saturn Opposition

17 Sa 11:33 Last Quarter

20 Tu 21:13 Moon-Venus: 2.4° N

* 21 We 04:25 Summer Solstice *

21 We 13:55 Mercury Superior Conj.

22 Th 14:23 Moon-Aldebaran: 0.5° S

23 Fr 10:49 Moon Perigee: 357900 km

24 Sa 02:31 New Moon

24 Sa 11:12 Moon North Dec.: 19.4° N

26 Mo 11:18 Moon-Beehive: 3.2° N

27 Tu 16:26 Moon Ascending Node

28 We 00:26 Moon-Regulus: 0.1° N


  • 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).
  • Ecliptic: The Earth-Sun plane.
  • 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
  • Inferior Conjunction: Both planets in a direct line on same side of Sun.
  • Opposition: Sun and planet on opposite sides of the sky.
  • Elongation: Greatest angle from Sun-Earth plane.


Depending on your location, your results may vary. Astronomical data source: Fred Espenak and Sumit Dutta (NASA's GSFC).

Succeeding months posted as or before they become due.

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      Dee aka Nonna 6 years ago

      Just found this one. I, too, am Cancer. I headed an organization for years...dealing with the public was part of the job and I did very well, but I loved being at home and my friends often wondered why. This was great....I'd never read anything but the "modern" books, etc.

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      KFlippin 6 years ago from Amazon

      Very much enjoyed this, it is interesting to see the interpretation of the zodiac signs from so long ago. And yes, I was born a Cancer, with Leo rising.

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      Motown2Chitown 6 years ago

      This is REALLY interesting! This part I found particularly eye catching - "Cancer people want to live near large bodies of water. They do not like cities." The first is completely and totally true about me. I love, love, love living near large bodies of water. But I also adore city living. Find it interesting that I live in a city on a Great Lake. Think there's something to that. I also love your sourcing and research. Useful, interesting, and UP. :)

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      Mark Bronze 6 years ago

      Great article, the spectrum moon image is wonderful but the fresco image is even better. Being a Cancer I enjoyed reading the hub very much, thank you.

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      Jean Bakula 5 years ago from New Jersey

      Hello Paradigmsearch,

      It's great to "see" a fellow Astrologer! I used to have info about good cities for each sign, but don't know where I put it. I have always loved the ocean, no surprise as a Cancer, but went on a Caribbean cruise 7 yrs ago. Due to bad weather, there wasn't much island time, so I knew I had to go back. I went to Jamaica, fell in love, and have been back 4 times! It's my dream to retire there. I live in NJ, but love New York City. I grew up in a large city about a half hour from NY, and it's a great city which I also feel at home in. But I live on a one lane road in the woods. So it's fun to have that peacefulness at home, and be close to the city. Wonderful hub!

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      clarice 5 years ago

      Great article it's funny though I from NY and I used to live in the country and I hated it I don't like country living at all im a city girl so that one threw me off but I have to live near water and thank God NY is surrounded by it I love where i'm from wouldn't go back to the south for no one

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      Shari 4 years ago from New York, NY

      you should have a picture of me on this Hub because I am the poster girl for being a Cancerian! Love this read.

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      John Sarkis 4 years ago from Los Angeles, CA

      This is a great hub. You're very knowledgeable in the field of astrology. All said though, I didn't fully understand myself until I found out my moon and rising signs; I'm a cancer. Jean (the lady that commented) is one of the foremost astrologers and she's taught me quite a bit.

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      Janis Leslie Evans 4 years ago from Washington, DC

      Interesting take on Cancer from historical perspective. The descriptions are more accurate in describing me than others I've seen. However, I've never been "chubby" in my entire life, only long and slim. :-) Informative hub, voted up and interesting.

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      Best Astrologer India 3 years ago

      Hi, interesting post. I have been wondering about this topic , so thanks for posting. I’ll definitely be subscribing to your site. Keep up the good posts.

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      Mary Norton 16 months ago from Ontario, Canada

      I never knew there is so much info on my Astrology sign. I am a Cancer and I am glad I live right on the lake.

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