Cancer Zodiac Sign

Stefan Stenudd

Stefan Stenudd

About Me

I'm a Swedish writer and astrologer. I'm also an historian of ideas, researching the thought patterns in creation myths. Here's my personal website:


Cancer
Cancer



Books by Stefan Stenudd:

Tarot Unfolded, by Stefan Stenudd.

Tarot Unfolded

This book presents an imaginative reading of the divination cards, which is the most appropriate for the Tarot, consisting of symbolic images. Several spreads are introduced, as well as the meanings of all the 78 cards and their pictures. Click the image to see the book at Amazon.


Cosmos of the Ancients, by Stefan Stenudd.

Cosmos of the Ancients

The philosophers of Ancient Greece and what they thought about cosmology, myth, religion and the gods. Click the image to see the book at Amazon.


Life Energy Encyclopedia, by Stefan Stenudd.

Life Energy Encyclopedia

Qi (chi), prana, spirit, and all the other life forces around the world explained and compared. Click the image to see the book at Amazon.



OTHER DIVINATION

Tarot Meaning
Tarot Meaning

Try the old deck of Tarot cards for free divination online. How to use the Tarot and what each card means.

I Ching Online
I Ching Online

Try the ancient Chinese divination online for free. The 64 hexagrams of I Ching, The Book of Change, and what they mean in divination.

Cancer Dates of Birth

Is Your Zodiac Sign Really Cancer?


Ephemeris - table of planet positions.
Ephemeris, table of planetary positions, from the Renaissance.


Your Cancer Zodiac sign (also called sun sign or star sign) is decided by the position of the sun at the moment of your birth, as seen from Earth. The sun takes a year to travel through the twelve Zodiac signs, but it's not exactly a year of 365 days. The time it takes is closer to 365.25 days. That's why we have leap years.



     Every fourth year we add a day to the calendar, the 29th of February, making that year 366 days. Actually, there's an additional rule, to make it more precise with the actual movement of earth and the sun: the starting year of a new century is not a leap year, unless it's evenly divisible by 400. So, 1900 was not a leap year, but 2000 was.

     The leap years make the dates of each Zodiac sign change slightly. Normally, Cancer starts on June 21 and ends on July 22, but that's just the mean. In reality it changes slightly in a four year period from one leap year to the next.

     Here are the leap years of the last century:

1904
1908
1912
1916
1920
1924
1928
1932
1936
1940
1944
1948
1952
1956
1960
1964
1968
1972
1976
1980
1984
1988
1992
1996
2000
2004
2008
2012

     If you were born on the 21st of June or the 22nd of July, you have to check if you're really a Cancer or not. It never differs more than a day in each direction. The start of Cancer must be within the 21st to 22nd of June, and the end of it within the 22nd or 23rd of July. People born on other dates need not be concerned.


Zodiac Sign Calculator

If you're unsure of your Zodiac sign, or if you want to know on what degree (between 0 and 30) of the sign the sun was at your birth, please visit the Zodiac sign calculator. It's very easy to use, and then you'll know for sure. Here it is:
Zodiac Sign Calculator


Cusp or not

If you were born on June 21st or 22nd, your sun may be on the very cusp (the starting point) of Cancer, or right by the end of Gemini. If you were born on the 22nd or 23rd of July, your sun might be at the very end of Cancer or at the cusp of Leo. You need to check the Zodiac sign calculator (see the link above) or your exact horoscope, because on those dates it depends on what time of day you were born - and in what place.

     It's particularly important with this check If you were born far away from Greenwich, England, since that's the base for the dates given for Cancer.

     You can get your exact complete horoscope computed for free on several websites. Go here to find instructions and links to them: Your own complete horoscope.

Gemini, Cancer, Leo

     Now, If you were born on June 21st or 22nd at a time when your sun is at the very end of Gemini, you probably have a mixture of Gemini and Cancer in your character. It's a Gemini inclined to be more of a Cancer. If your sun is at the very start (cusp) of Cancer, though, you're definitely a Cancer - and a firm one at that.

     If your sun is at the very end of Cancer, you may show personality traits of both Cancer and Leo, but If you were born at the very start of Leo, no matter how early in it, you're most definitely a Leo.

     That's because each sign is the most powerful at its beginning, its cusp.


Decans

The strongest is not equal to the most typical, though. A Zodiac sign is its most typical at the part of it (decan) corresponding to its quality: cardinal, fixed or mutable. Each Zodiac sign is one of the four elements fire, earth, air, and water. It's also one of the three qualities. So, four elements and three qualities make twelve possible combinations.

     Cancer is the cardinal water sign. That means its most typical part is the first one - the ten degrees making its first decan, 0-10 Cancer. That corresponds approximately to the dates June 21-July 1. If your birth date is within this range, you're likely to be a very typical Cancer.

     If you were born on early July, the 2nd to 12th, you're still a Cancer, but with character traits comparable to those of Scorpio (the fixed water sign). If you were born on July 13th to 22nd, you have some tendencies similar to those of Pisces (the mutable water sign).

The Water element Zodiac signs: Cancer, Scorpio, Pisces

     Astrology is rather complicated, when dealt with seriously.

     But the most important thing to decide is what sign you are. So, If you were born on June 21st-22nd or July 22nd-23rd, please check with the Zodiac sign calculator (see the link above) or get your complete horoscope to be sure of your star sign.

© Stefan Stenudd


My Astrology Book

Your Health in Your Horoscope, by Stefan Stenudd.

Your Health in Your Horoscope

This book explains what your horoscope says about your health, according to the old tradition of medical astrology. You learn what the Zodiac signs, the planets, and the other ingredients of the horoscope reveal about many health issues and different types of illnesses. Also, celebrity horoscope charts are used to show how a health reading is made. Click the image to see the book (and Kindle ebook) at Amazon.