June 22nd through July 23rd
tenacious, patient, intuitive, nurturing, sensuous, imaginative, sensitive, empathic
The Shadow Side:
moody, clingy, self-absorbed, clannish, neurotic, needy, no boundaries, subjective
Famous People with Sun in Cancer:
Nikola Tesla, Tom Hanks, Meryl Streep, Robin Williams, Bill Cosby, Nelson Mandela, Princess Diana, Frida Kahlo, Rufus Wainwright, Liv Tyler, Deborah Harry, George Michael, Jerry Hall, Kathy Bates, Dan Ackroyd, Fiona Shaw, Daniel Radcliffe, Geoffrey Rush, Ringo Starr
Those with the Sun in Cancer have a changeable nature, which makes them something of an enigma, even with those closest to them. They’re ruled by the Moon, and are similarly known to glow brightly one moment, and hide their faces the next. A highly emotional sign, they can sink into a mood and fully inhabit it, so that it seems to permeate the atmosphere around them.
The Cancer imagination is so vivid that it’s like they’re watching home movies inside their heads. For them, every life experience can be replayed again and again in Technicolor, and the same internal landscape revisited. This is the raw material for both creative genius, and the tendency to get stuck in emotional eddies. And because they're psychic sponges, they need plenty of space to unravel the little dramas of the day, or they’ll get cranky.
The Cancer has a tender heart, but you might not see it at first behind the cool exterior. Once you’re allowed inside the circle of trust, you’ll start to know why they’re called the “mother” of the Zodiac. Both men and women of this sign have an instinctive nurturing side that endears them to those they love. The Crab’s claws hold tight, though, and often they have trouble letting go of relationships and situations.
The stealth approach of the Cancer Sun often takes people by surprise, and many have been underestimated. They’ll protect their sensitivity by going after what they want indirectly, which can be seen as passive. But try to take advantage of their gentle nature, and you’ll soon be put in your place. Once crossed, the Cancer holds a grudge to infinity, so it’s hard to win back their trust.
Above all, the Cancer wants a sense of belonging, and an intimate home life. Once committed, they’ll prove to be the ultimate family man or woman, and likely never stray too far from the nest.