Cancer - The Crab, The Fourth Zodiac Sign

This section describes the fourth zodiac sign, Cancer, the Crab.

Cancer, the Crab, is the fourth zodiac sign in Western and Indian astrology, with the following properties:

Unicode Symbol: U+264B ()
Name: Cancer
Symbol: The Crab
Tropical Sun Sign: June 21 – July 23
Sidereal Sun Sign: July 17 – August 16
Element: Water
Ruling Body: the Moon
Colors: Silver, White, Sea Green 
Numbers: Four and Five
Day: Saturday
Related Constellation: Cancer
Opposite Sign: Capricorn, the Goat

Your sidereal zodiac sun sign is Cancer, the Crab, if you were born between July 17 – August 16. During this period, the Sun's apparent position is in the Taurus constellation area - the Sun and the Taurus constellation are in the same direction if you view them from the Earth. Sidereal zodiac sun sign is used in Indian astrology.

Your tropical zodiac sun sign is Cancer, the Crab, if you were born between June 21 – July 23. The period shifted, because tropical sun signs follow the equinoxes, which has been shifted for about 24 days because of the precession. Tropical zodiac sun sign is used in Western astrology.

If your sun sign is Cancer, the Crab, here is nice logo for you from istockphoto.com:

Cancer, the Crab, Zodiac Sign

According to wikipedia.com, individuals born under this sign are thought to have a kind, emotional, romantic, imaginative, sympathetic, nurturing, and intuitive character, but one which is also prone to changeability, moodiness, hypersensitivity, depression, and clinginess.

Many Web sites provide daily forecasts based on Western sun sign astrology. Here is an example for Cancer, the Crab, from Yahoo:

Quickie: Opening yourself up is a very good thing today. Start conversations with strangers.

Overview: Recent frustrations about your progress (or lack thereof) on the job will vanish if you take the time to examine any attitudes that are holding you back. Next step: finding ways to get rid of them. Get started!

Table of Contents

 About This Book

 Quick Introduction to Astrology

 Basics of Astrology and Astronomy

 Stars

 Constellations

Introduction to Western Zodiac Signs

 What Is Western Zodiac

 Zodiac Signs and Zodiac Constellations

 Zodiac Coordinate Systems - Starting Points

 Aries, The Ram, The First Zodiac Sign

 Taurus - The Bull, The Second Zodiac Sign

 Gemini - The Twins, The Third Zodiac Sign

Cancer - The Crab, The Fourth Zodiac Sign

 Leo - The Lion, The Fifth Zodiac Sign

 Virgo - The Virgin, The Sixth Zodiac Sign

 Libra - The Balance, The Seventh Zodiac Sign

 Scorpio - The Scorpion, The Eighth Zodiac Sign

 Sagittarius - The Archer, The Ninth Zodiac Sign

 Capricorn - The Goat, The Tenth Zodiac Sign

 Aquarius - The Water Bearer, The Eleventh Zodiac Sign

 Pisces - The Fish, The Twelfth Zodiac Sign

 Horoscope and Horoscopic Astrology

 Horoscope and Planets

 Chinese Astrology and Horoscope

 Chinese Zodiac Animal Signs

 References

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