Cancer is an even, hence female sign. It is of water element. It is movable sign of long ascension. This sign is strong during the night time. It is of Brahmin caste and represents a pink colour. Its prakriti/temperament is kaph/phlegm.
Cancer is ruled by Moon, a planet that is associated with emotions, heart and mind and the love of the mother. Cancerians are sympathetic and emotional people. The sign represents the chest area that houses the heart. Heart and lungs in that chest area are the two important organs that are governed by sign.
Cancerians value relationships more than anything else. They love their families and the overall environment of their homes. For them the warm reassurance of home and comfort of being with a friend is more important than cold logic of a stranger. Cancerians can also be very attuned to the feelings of others and sensitivity of the situation. They can be very good at understanding the mood of the others. An expansive Cancerian can be a political leader who has a finger of the pulse of the masses. Or he/she can be an entertainer who knows what the audience is looking for. Cancerians are money minded and trading, booking keeping will also come naturally to them.
A cancerian can become moody and contemplative. They also tend to be very sensitive and emotional. They are most likely to understand and react to someone else’s snide remarks and take offence to it. Although cancerians have fertile imagination, they usually lack a go-getter attitude to put their ideas to execution.
If you are a cancerian, you should understand your strength in reaching out to people and the ability to develop instant connect with them. You should also make full use of your imagination and choose areas of work that make use of this ability. Even if you are professional now and seem stuck in your job, in today’s date and time changing a job and profession is no big deal. In today’s fast changing it is a norm that mid-level professionals are also reinventing them all the time. As far as negative traits are concerned, you should practice risk taking. You have innate ability to elicit backing from others, which can be used as a support structure.
If you are dealing with a cancerian, you should understand they a cancerian can become defensive and moody very easily. Therefore a negative emotion will never bring out the desired response. A cancerian child will likely never learn through scolding and punishing. Positive feedback and constant encouragement will do the trick.
Sun is in Moon’s rashi in cancer. It denotes both the action/authority of Sun as well as emotional side of Moon. This makes a person emotional. The emotional quotient is very high. It makes the person follow their mind. One has lot of and respect for their mother.
On the negative side, the person has leadership tendencies, but cannot flourish into a leader by himself. The person can become short-tempered and temperamental.
On the health front, it may cause problems in lungs and chest area.
Moon is the lord of Cancer sign and hence is in swakshetra in Cancer. The qualities of Moon – emotions, imagination and focus towards close relationships are in focus with Moon is in Cancer.
The person with Cancer rashi is sympathetic towards all and is tune with their feelings. This gives high level of understanding. The person is usually money minded and wealthy. Comfort of their home is very important to a Cancerian.
On the negative side, this person can become overly sensitive and emotional and can overwhelm their relations. They can get into a loop of contemplation and not come out of it.
On health side, it may indicate problems with obesity and water retention. Their digestion usually suffers.
Although Mars considers moon to be a friend, Cancer is the sign of debilitation for Mars. Mars is not in a comfortable position in this sign. The worst debilitation of Mars occurs at 28 degrees Cancer.
The location of Mars in Cancer takes the person away from actions and tempers the aggressive behavior denoted by Mars.
On the negative side, this denotes that the person does not have the necessary drive and motivation. These reasons make a person lazy and they lose opportunities. This placement causes problems with relationships – siblings and mother. The person would have problem with spouse too as position of Mars in 4th sign indicates Manglik dosha.
On the health front, anemia is indicated. The person would also have problem with digestion and diseases of sexual organs.
Mercury is in enemy sign in Cancer. Hence it is not a very good placement for Mercury.
On positive note, this is a horoscope of a person who is emotionally aware of how their actions and thinking will affect others. The mind is very active and imagination is overactive. The person has good communication skills and is always aware of what is being spoken.
On the negative note, the person may have more than one conspiracy theory about what is going on around them. The person is always edgy and has an irritable nature. The person is not satisfied with what he already has and moves around to find satisfaction and contentment.
On health front, this combination of Mercury in Cancer is related to nervousness and stress. It may also denote speech and nerve disorder.
Cancer is exaltation sign for Jupiter and maximum exaltation occurs at 5 degrees of Cancer in Punarvasu Nakshatra. This position of Jupiter along with Kendra placement indicates Hamsa yoga, which is the corresponding Pancha Mahapurusha yoga for Jupiter.
The placement of Jupiter in Cancer indicates that the person is educated and learned in shastras. He is a great judge of people and situations and can be relied upon to do the right thing. He is very caring and sensitive and keeps his family and close ones in his patronage and protection. He is well respected in his community. The person is boisterous and likes to have fun.
There aren’t many negatives of this position, unless Jupiter and Moon are badly afflicted. In that case, the person becomes removed from reality. He becomes too optimistic and generous towards others. He becomes lazy too.
Venus is in enemy camp in Cancer as it regards both Sun and Moon as its enemies.
On the positive side, this combination indicates lots of emotions towards family and loved ones. The person is sensitive and caring. The person is well educated and had deep understanding of art.
On the negative side, the person becomes very tolerant towards others. For example, the person may pamper their children and spoil them. The person may also become emotionally clingy in love affairs towards others without caring about their reputation. The person would also spend a lot of money on keeping himself surrounded by luxury.
On health front, this position of Venus indicates ailments in lower abdomen and sexual organs.
Saturn is in enemy territory in Cancer. This is not a good position for Saturn, as well as for the emotional sign of Cancer.
On the positive side, the person is always in control of his emotions. He has a slow and steady approach in life and is regarded as reliable and dependable by others. He has a deep sense of responsibility.
On the negative note, such a person lacks comfort of home and is a loner. He does not like to be dependent on others for emotional fulfilment. He is very poor at taking feedback from others. His focus areas and work defines him and he does not derive happiness from others.
On the health front, such a person does not have good digestion. Saturn in Cancer indicates problem in chest area.
Rahu in Cancer brings in the factor of unusual and unconventional to emotional make up of a person.
Such a person works with foreigners and can live far away from their place of birth. They would also work for the downtrodden of the society. Rahu in Cancer makes a person root for and support the underdog all the time.
On a negative note, this person has difficulty settling down in one place. Even if the person manages to live in one city or town, he would have trouble buying a home and property. Such a person also has a problem making long term commitment to anyone.
On health front, this combination indicates susceptibility to illness in chest, lungs and heart.
Ketu in Cancer is chaos of emotions. The person has abundant emotions and is able to utilize it for benefit of others.
On the positive note, this yoga leads the person to religious activities and towards spirituality. He is likely to be a part of a commune or have tendency towards joining a religious organization. The person would be aware of what is happening with others and would be able to read their feelings.
On the negative note, this combination leads a person away from his home and family. The person is a loner and may go between emotional highs and lows.
Emotional highs and lows may become a medical condition and lead to heart ailments. Other ailments of chest area are also indicated due to Ketu in Cancer.