Were You Born June 22 — July 23? Your Sign Is Cancer!

If you were born June 22 — July 23,  you are a Cancer!

If complication in zodiac signs means opposing viewpoints at work in the same personality, then Cancer is truly a thorny person. After all, Cancer is the crab. Crabs move side to side as well as front to back, living both in the water and out of it and, in spite of a generally pacific stance, can be viciously aggressive when provoked. This is, without a doubt, one of the most complex of the Sun signs; understanding them is often difficult. Depth is a keyword for Cancer. Think of the ocean with thermal layer upon thermal layer, each a different temperature and each surging in a different direction. Then you may be able to imagine the Cancer mind!

It can be said that the first three Sun signs, Aries (fire), Taurus (earth), and Gemini (air), are rather simple, having traits that flow around a few central points, ­making them personalities who are easy to read and understand. Cancer, however, represents the solar calendar’s first complex, emotionally rich personality. His or her feelings are everything — powerful and consuming — the whole world must stop while these feelings are experienced, ­discussed, ­and reworked.

Curiously though, Cancer never really wants to ­discuss your feelings. In fact, the expression of your feelings can be rather a nuisance in conversation. Persist too long with them and the crusty side of the crab will tell you to get over it and move on. Cancers can be quite unpleasant and even drive people away with their seemingly cruel moodiness.

But enough of the negative. This Sun sign makes a deep and loving spouse, virtually unshakable in their loyalty to the right mate. As a parent they can be tenderness incarnate, nurturing, with a true insight into the child’s basic nature. That empathy is a wonderful gift for the Cancer and, properly directed, means success in every human enterprise. Business, love, spirituality, all are possible for these intricate personalities.

Certainly, to be fair, he or she is marvelous in the right situation, location or relationship. Under the best of con­ditions, the indecisive wavering, the moods, the deep tendency to worry about everything, and the disabling nostalgia for the past become only memories, and Cancer shines as radiantly as its ruling planet, the moon.

Emphatically, and more so than any other sign, this one needs a stable home life, a warm and loving family, including the extended family of uncles, aunts, cousins, grandparents. The sun in Cancer needs and thrives around them all. The greater their personal connections, the more likely their happiness and contentment. In spite of their ­complexities and jittery emotional states, love, marriage and traditional values stimulate and direct these subjects in life. Home life is certainly the one prescription that always works for the Cancer personality, and without this healthy container for their emotions, they will never feel truly well and secure.
Neither will those around them.