Sign Number: 4th Keyword: Sensitivity
Element: Water Ruling Planet: Moon
Cancer is the fourth sign of the Zodiac and it represents the phase that follows Gemini’s need for expressing its thoughts. The project now moves to the emotional stage where we feel and have memories that will help us to move beyond the personal in the next stage, Water energy is about feelings, so now we look to our personal history, including our parents and the home we grew up in. Any project that has been communicated requires an emotional element to keep its commitment well-founded.
My keyword for Cancer advance is “sensitivity” because it implies the feeling and personal self-absorption of the sign. The “personal” level means that this emotional energy is focused on the individual’s feelings, rather than the water energy of a social relationship (Scorpio) or the water energy in relation to the Universe (Pisces.) Cancer’s mode is “cardinal” meaning that it represents a sign that is active and crisis-oriented. The symbol of Cancer is a crab and is often represented by just the crab’s claws.