By Hynotherapist and Astropsychologist Dr. Louis Turi
Note: Dr. Turi grew up in Provence France, Nostradamus' birthplace. He uses the Nostradamus method of prediction which includes attributing only one sign for each month of the year, i.e., Gemini for June, Cancer for July...
About the Sun Sign Cancer
Characteristics For Those Born In July
The moon and the emotional sign of Cancer rule your life; as a moonchild your life is strongly affected by the Moon's fluctuations. Knowing and using her whereabouts in the belt of the Zodiac is a must for you to succeed in all areas of your existence.
Family matters will always play an important part in your life. You are classified as the "caretaker" of the Zodiac. Much of your success depends on the awareness and ability to use both the moon and your powerful intuition. You are distinctively gifted with real estate and food (cooking or eating). Lunar children have a solid sense of organization and have inherited strong managerial gifts. You are a perfectionist and are quite critical at times. Plants and green appeals to you, and you tend to worry too much about health to the point of becoming a vegetarian.
You will perform very well in a position of power or management. Financial security is important to you and you will shine through your ability to amass riches and possessions i.e., real estate mogul, Ross Perot.
You have a gift with children and you have a natural zest to teach them. You must avoid depressing thoughts of the past and keep control over your powerful imagination. Steadiness, organization, warmth, love, and charm belong to you. Your powerful emotions can be channeled positively with music, singing, and the arts in general (country music is a Cancer/July vibration).
You are attracted to successful people (older or younger mates) and many Cancerians want to marry rich. Your natural tendency to smother family members and friends at all times makes you admired and deeply loved. You must learn to control your overwhelming sensitivity and participate with life outside of your home a little more.
As a rule, all Moon children are great homemakers unless the soul selected a non-domestic masculine Moon before reincarnating on this dense physical world. Like all other water signs, you regenerate in research, science, and metaphysics. You tend to worry too much about your and others' health and you should adopt a more positive spiritual attitude. Learn to let go of the wrong people and move on with life.
It is a must for you to respect the Universal Law, as your awareness and moon planning will become a major contribution toward avoiding dramatic experiences and reaching many of your dreams. The location of your natal Dragon's Head or Tail will seriously alter the strengths or weakness of the Moon in your chart.
You can learn much more about yourself or anyone else by ordering Dr. Turi's most popular books: Beyond the Secret, I Know All about You: The True Power of Astropsychology, The Power of the Dragon, And God Created The Stars.
The Astrology of Cancer
The Western astrological sign Cancer of the tropical zodiac (June 21 - July 22) differs from the astronomical constellation of Cancer and the Hindu astrological sign of the sidereal zodiac (July 21 - August 9).
In the tropical zodiac it represents the balmy expansiveness of mid summer. In the sidereal zodiac it is associated with the myth of the Lernaean Hydra, one of The Twelve Labours of Herakles.
In some cosmologies, Cancer is associated with the classical element Water, and thus called a Water Sign, forming Watery Trigon with Scorpio and Pisces. It is also one of the four cardinal signs (along with Aries, Libra, and Capricorn).
It is the domicile of the Moon or "House of the Moon", and this concept might originate from an ancient belief that Moon was located here at the creation of the world. Cancer is also the exaltation of Jupiter, and the traditional astrology claims it is the triplicity of Mars, one of the three lesser dignities which the modern astrology does not recognize.
Since Cancer is the opposite sign of Capricorn, which is the domicile of Saturn and the exaltation of Mars, Saturn naturally becomes detriment in Cancer, and Mars, although has the dignity of triplicity, becomes fall.
Many modern astrologers consider it to be significant that Pluto was discovered on the longitude of 20 degrees Cancer and the first atomic bomb was detonated at the moment when Saturn reached this longitude. Saturn is said to become particularly malefic in Cancer and Leo, for they are opposed to Saturn's own domiciles. Richard Saunders writes in Astrological Judgement and Practice of Physick (1677) that the Black Plague of 1593 was caused by Saturn's transit through Cancer, thus breeding "Flegm, thin Water, and Melancholy mixt".
Each astrological sign is assigned a part of the human body, viewed as the microcosmic counterpart of the heavenly signs. Cancer rules the breasts and belly. Caesius likened the sign to "the Breastplate of Righteousness" in Ephesians VI:14.
Elsbeth and Reinhold Ebertin extended this concept, claiming that every single one of the zodiac's 360 degrees corresponds to a specific part of human anatomy. In their Anatomische Entsprechungen der Tierkreisgrade (Anatomical Correspondences of the Zodiac Degrees, 1949), the section about Cancer starts by correlating the first degree of Cancer with the sixth rib and ends by correlating the 30th degree of the sign with the twelfth dorsal vertebra.
In the 1970s there was a proposal to rename the zodiac sign, as some astrologers felt that an imagined association with the disease Cancer was off-putting. Some people with the sun sign of Cancer refer to themselves as "Moonchild" instead, the sign being ruled by the Moon in astrology.
The Constellation of Cancer
In the symbolism of alchemy, Cancer is related to the process of dissolution, i.e., a process by which a substance is dissolved in a liquid like an acid.
Other Resources - Wikipedia.org