Cancer: Lunar Magic

All water signs have the innate ability to communicate life’s deepest mysteries in a way that everyone can grasp. Every Cancerian is endowed with a special brand of moon magic that is intrinsically linked to all feminine power. Therefore, the Cancerian regularly ventures into the depths of their universe in pursuit of the radiant pearl that shines the light of true wisdom. Cancers are born with innate psychic and spiritual powers, yet there is often a great deal of superstition surrounding any time they use these abilities. A Cancer has always relied on their intuition and gut emotions in their day-to-day existence, even if others don’t always believe them. Those born under the sign of Cancer are especially attuned to the Moon’s ability to elicit such profound insights, as proven by their innate ability to know things without any rational explanation.

In the sign of Cancer, there is a close connection between the beginning and end of emotional cycles and one’s day-to-day actions. As one ascends, one learns the mystical insight of reincarnation and the interconnectedness of all things to the shifting sands of time. They are able to do this because of the deep connection they have with the Moon, the ruler of the tides and the veiled queen who serves as the measure of life and the rhythm of the womb. The Moon exerts a powerful, rhythmic impact over our lives and the lives of all sea life. As an example, every year around the time of the Full Moon, hundreds of thousands of horseshoe crabs gather on the beach to mate. All of them have answered the same call from the darkest part of the ocean, where no sunlight will ever shine. Whether or not we are consciously aware of it, the Moon’s internal processes are felt and picked up by all of us. Cancer’s close relationship with the Moon allows them to bask in the Moon’s soothing glow, which in turn sparks many profound insights into their own psyche and creativity.

The Moon is the dominant force in the lives of Cancerians, serving as an internal clock and endowing them with a strong connection to the past and the possession of a vivid memory that can be traced back many Moons. For this spirit, retracing their steps is easier than taking the next logical step forward. Moon signs are cautious and fear change, so they gravitate toward the familiar even if it poses a threat to their well-being. Some astrologers believe that the Moon contains a record of our whole history because it is thought to be the repository of our most profound memories. Everything we’ve ever felt or experienced will live on in our thoughts and hearts forever, protected by the magic of existence.

Since the purpose of emotions is to strengthen our bonds with those around us, it makes sense that Cancer is a water sign associated with feelings of empathy and compassion. Lunarians in particular may feel their emotional vulnerabilities are magnified, therefore they’ve learned to toughen up by wrapping themselves with a hard shell. We all  have the capacity to bury feelings, put them away, and even stuff them back inside. Some people may view our emotions as foolish, undesirable, or even dangerous. However, those who were born under the water signs (Cancer, Scorpio, and Pisces) find this place to be the most comfortable. Cancers have a keen ability to understand subtleties of tone and body language. They have such heightened sensitivity to emotions that they can tell when the mood of a room has changed. Most water types rely more on tone of voice than on literal wording to understand how someone is feeling.

Cancers are also prone to mood swings, which can last anywhere from a few seconds to an hour or more. A emotional state is called a mood if it lasts for more than a day or two. Even when down, weak, or uncertain, their great intuition helps them navigate the world and find stability. They’ve had this innate sense of knowing ever since they were young, and it’s become as natural to them as breathing, and there is a mystery about the moon’s effects and Cancer’s own psychology that  others cannot always explain.