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How to Understand the Cancer Horoscope Sign

Learn about the personality traits of people born under the Cancer zodiac sign from astrology expert Lawrence Greco in this Howcast video.


My name is Lawrence Grecco. I live in New York City, and I'm a Life Coach and an Astrologer. I've been practicing Astrology for over 20 years. You can check out my website at I'm here to talk to you today about Horoscopes.

So the fourth sign of the Zodiac is Cancer, so if you were born between June 21st and July 22nd, then you're a Cancer. Cancer is represented by the crab, and what's really interesting about the symbol of the crab is that crabs can run and walk sideways, so they have this very indirect way of traveling about, and like the crab, Cancers have a very indirect way of approaching life. And the crab has a shell and will often withdraw into its shell if it feels at all threatened or unsafe. So just the way a crab will withdraw into its shell, so will a Cancer person withdraw if it feels at all unsafe or threatened.

Cancer is ruled by the moon, which has a very clear and direct impact on the tides. So above all, Cancers are very focused on seeking security through things that are familiar and comfortable, so this could be through family, through friends, through their relationship. Issues of home are very important to Cancer, as are issues of the past and history. Anything that has to do with time and history are very much emphasized for Cancer. So Cancer people are very, very sensitive people, they're very domestic, they often like to cook, or food figures in prominently with Cancer people, and they can be the most nurturing sign of the Zodiac. Some of the potentially negative traits of Cancer is that they can tend to be passive-aggressive, indirect, overly emotional, overly sensitive, and even whiny sometimes.

Some famous Cancers include George W. Bush, Princess Diana, Robin Williams and Tom Hanks.

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