|Color(s)||Silvery White, Shimmery Colors|
|Gemstones||Pearl (Hindu), Moonstone, Mother of Pearl|
Cancer, the fourth sign of the Zodiac are the natural mothers of the world.
Cancer is the natural ruler of the 4th house in Astrology, the house of mothering and home. Cancers can have a tough exterior like the crab, but deep down they are tremendously emotional, nurturing creatures. Air signs think and analyze, Earth signs are practical, Fire signs think in terms of relationships, but Water signs, exemplified by Cancer, think not with logic – but with their feelings and emotions.
Ruled by the Moon, Cancers are often moody creatures. They may drift into a mood for no apparent reason – what’s really happened is a song played on the radio that subconsciously reminded them of something (the Moon rules the subconscious as well). One minute they are the embodiment of gentle understanding and kindness – the next? Snappish and given to bouts of self-pity. When offended, they tend to sulk.
Cancers love food and are known for trying to replace missing feelings of love and acceptance with food. Consequently, they commonly must watch their weight. Irregardless, they make superlative cooks and Chefs. Never turn down a free meal from a Cancer! You’re in for a treat!
Cancers need to either mother or BE mothered. They need love and approval more than just about anyone else. In return, they give undying loyalty. Cancers will hang onto a relationship longer than just about any other sign. Why? They need relationships more than non-water signs can fathom.
Cancers are also known as the hoarders of the zodiac. They’ll hoard food (one of their favorite things), and remnants of the past long after, another less sentimental person, would’ve thrown them away.