This watery sign, ruled by the Moon, is washed with family, the past, ancestors, the tribe, its country. Mom, motherhood, nurturing others, home and security are paramount. Ancestors, and heredity, real estate, and land are important.
Like the crab, its symbolic animal, Cancers scuttle under a shell when frightened or nervous. They tend to move out in a sideway fashion, instead of taking direct action.
Cancer is an energy known for its highly developed emotional perceptions. They feel as much or more than they think in order to find their way. Because feelings run strong, being thin-skinned is part of what they need to balance. It is not always personal, nor is it always about YOU, dearest Crab. “It seeks self through what it feels.”* Alan Oken
Any poses, and or eating habits that support good digestion, feed Cancer needs, as the Moon rules the stomach in the physical body. Her body appreciates deep twists because they quiet her hidden nervousness, bringing a sense of well being to the core Being the first of the water signs, Cancer understanding of the world is emotional, their usually placid facade hides a deep sea of anxiety, especially around security issues. Cancer often struggles with guilt, worry, and the stress of being stuck in past events.