Cancer is the fourth sign of the Kaal Purush chart (Natural Zodiac Wheel). It is ruled by Moon.
Let’s read what does the classical text says about it first.
BPHS: The sign Cancer rises with its back. It has many feet with a bulk body. Its color is pale red. It resides in forests and signifies Brahmin by caste. It has a watery element. It has Satvik qualities, and strong at night time. (Ch 4, Shloka 10-11).
Complete Description: Cancer is one of the three watery signs of the zodiac. It is also the first of the two Royal Signs of the zodiac. It covers the 90° to 120° path of the celestial longitude of 360°. The planet Moon rules over Cancer. The planet Jupiter gets exalted in Cancer at 0°-5°, where 5° is its highest degree of exaltation. Whereas, the planet Mars gets into debilitation in Cancer sign starting from 0°-28°, where 28° is its deep debilitation point. It is a Movable sign represented by the Crab. It’s a female sign, and also represents the North direction. It is of Phlegm (Kapha) temperament. Its Varan (Caste) is Brahmin (Priest, or Preacher). It’s a Nocturnal sign which is strong at the night time. It has a long ascension. It signifies watery fields, wells, river banks. Fondness for wealth and occult tendencies are represented by Cancer. It’s a Prishtodaya sign.
Characteristics of Cancer: The people having Cancer Ascendant or Moon sign are of Royal Nature with a sense and desire for luxury, and things that are visually appealing. They are very generous and loving people soft at heart. They are quick to respond and walk speedily. They like to travel from place to place. Romance is always in the air for Cancer people. They can sacrifice their own happiness to keep others happy, but they are always on the lookout for love and care. They can be passionate at their work as they are imaginative and resourceful. At times they may get distracted by others, but once guided back to work, they can excel in any given condition. They are good at social networking, and wherever they go, people praise them for their work, skills, and intelligence. Emotional setbacks are hard to handle for them.
“In the end, only three things matter: how much you loved, how gently you lived, and how gracefully you let go of things not meant for you.”
Positive Traits of Cancer
Negative Traits of Cancer
Numbers: 2, 7, 9
Colors: White, Green & Pink
Days: Monday, Tuesday and Friday
Gemstone: Natural Pearl
Auspicious Signs: Leo, Gemini, and Libra