June 22 - July 22
Physiology: Stomach Area and the breasts (both used for nurturing).
Rising Sign: (Ascendant or First House Cusp): Sensitive to their environment, attached to home, moody, brooding and emotional. Charismatic underneath their moody outlook.
Personality Traits of Cancer: Our birthday greetings to all of you born under the sign of Cancer one of the most caring and nurturing, but also emotional and moody signs of the Zodiac! Being a Water sign and also "ruled" by the Moon, they seem to respond to some kind of emotional tides! They are often involved with counseling, guiding and helping others. They use their moods almost as a form of communication. They have a sentimental attachment to everything around them including memories and love matters.
However, they are basically self-oriented and like to get things their way. Being a Water sign, they use moods to control others and emotional blackmail "after all that I have done for you..."! All water signs play games (including Scorpio and Pisces), but Cancer stays in them longer. Cancers need lot of emotional security and affection.
They usually have managerial abilities and tend to grow on people. They are naturally intuitive and take the time to understand others. Although gourmet cooking, family and home are all important to them, this depends on other planets in Cancer (especially Venus).
Those with Venus in Cancer can be somewhat clinging and only need to be involved with those who do not mind too much affection. Venus in Cancer is compatible with Venus in Taurus, Cancer, Virgo, Scorpio, Capricorn and Pisces.
Some of the people born under the sign of Cancer are Gina Lolobrigida, Natalie Wood, Phyllis Diller, Bill Cosby and Princess Diana.
You have a very positive attitude already in effect from end of 2011 till July 2012 and you can expect many opportunities (often from foreign countries and involving travel) for your career and personal life. Use this lucky period to establish all your foreign contacts and for any import/export opportunities from foreign countries. Your positive attitude will help attract good luck because people will be drawn to your optimistic nature now. This is particularly a good time for writers, publishers, teachers, and those involved with food or craft related business. It will also help those of you involved with building construction and any government work.
Jupiter represents your ability to be in the right place when opportunities develop and your need to expand your horizons. Gain from travel and philosophy.
In March, Apr, May, Jun, July till mid Aug 2012, Venus helps you with more caring and charm and keeps your lifestyle socially active. Use this period to enhance your personality with a new hairstyle, designer outfit, or beauty treatments.
Mars makes you more passionate in July and Aug 2012 and makes you more magnetic but also rather aggressive. Be careful not to have ego conflicts during these two months. You will be more forceful and adventurous than you have been in a long time and this is an excellent time for physical exercises or strenuous activities or just cleaning up your home.
Saturn started a new 7-year cycle from 2011 and continues till Oct 2012 which will help you focus on longterm projects even though you may feel some obstacles in the way. It ends up being an excellent year for your more serious goals. Make sure to prioritize your workload and as always, keep an open mind when it comes to new opportunities.
Be aware of unexpected delays that may seem to throw you off balance. This will merely be a test of your organizational skills and a reminder to pay attention to details. In general, any delays that come along should be seen as preparation for the next seven years of your life, in which you will wholeheartedly begin to establish yourself.
You may feel a need to break free from all restriction for the next few years which are great to assert your individuality as Uranus opposes your Sun Sign. This is a long transit as Uranus stays in each sign for seven years (once in 86 year cycle). However, you will also be more restless and will not be able to settle in normal 9 to 5 routine work and will need more freedom from any restrictions. Try not to be too unconventional in your approach as you assert your individuality as this is also a transit which brings out the most erratic side of one's personality. Uranus will make you more futuristic and bring unexpected opportunities.
This may be the year when you make the real changes in your life as you are also in a major seven year cycle till Oct 2012.
With Pluto in the Capricorn, there is a need for a complete reevaluation of your mission in life as it opposes your Sun Sign. This is a very slow moving planet and depending on whether you were born early or later in your sign, but eventually Pluto will oppose your natal Sun. The only way to offset a Pluto aspect is to go along with it and make as many radical changes in your personality as possible and to make an effort to understand the reasoning behind events as the happen. Use this once in a lifetime transit by reevaluating the last few years in a new light and understanding the reason behind events. This transits makes you feel as if your goals are being thwarted by events or situations which are beyond your control.
When Mars makes an adverse aspect to your Neptune, this transit reduces the immune system of the body and you are more prone to scandals, out of wedlock pregnancies and other nightmares scenarios.
Depending on the age group listed below, you are also more prone to stress related illnesses including the flu and generally need to be careful that you don't set yourself up for a nightmare period. Be extra careful when signing any documents, investing in stocks on going to psychics or tarot card readers (astrologers are a bit more dependable!).
You also need to be extra careful with the ocean (drowning incidents) or being kidnapped! Of course this doesn't happen all the time but at least don't put yourself in that position. False accusations, feelings of betrayal and being a victim of scam artists is also a hallmark of this transit.
Here are the dates given for the different age groups: (For the exact dates, you should consider having Your 12 Month Forecast done):
Everyone born in 20s and 60s: There is a very stressful period from mid Aug 2012 till mid Oct 2012 for those of you born in the 60’s (lot of Hollywood actors) as well as the 20’s age group (Age of the Golden Movies who have to be careful of heart because of their age anyway and stress related illnesses). 60s age group has Neptune in Scorpio and is the most radical (Princess Diana's accident happened during a Mars Neptune transit).
Alert for Your Generation in Jan, Feb and Jun 2012: (This applies to everyone born from 1937 to 1942, and also 1976 to 1984) All of you are going through a very stressful period and are prone to your immune system being depleted, nightmares, allergic reactions, fraud and scandals. Avoid drugs and alcohol and sublimate this obsessive period through art or music. Your body needs rest and healing now. Examples: Princess Diana, JFK Jr, Tiger Woods scandal.
Everyone born in 30s and 70s: From beg July to beg July 2012 and again from beg Oct 2012 to mid Nov 2012, this is a very stressful period for all of you born in the 30s (many country singers who have to be careful of substance abuse and depression now) and those born in the 70s (Tiger Woods age group).
Everyone born in 40s and 50s and 80s: Those of you who are born in and the 40’s and 50's (kidney infections and scandals) as well as teenagers born in the 80's (accident prone with cars and anything to do with skin, teeth and bones) will go through the same period from beg July 2012 to end Aug 2012. The older folks will have to be careful of fraud and scandals whereas the younger generation has to be careful of drinking and driving as well as dental or knee related problems.
Here are the horoscopes of famous personalities analyzed by Hassan Jaffer in his personalized newsletter AstroTrends. All charts are listed in alphabetic order. Note: If you are a Subscriber to AstroTrends, then your Client number will be listed (when an article applies to you) along with the article: