(Last Updated on : 14/01/2014)
Cancer is identified as Karkata in Hindi
. Punarvasu nakshatra
and Ahlesha nakshatra
are the Nakshatras
under this zodiac. Cancerians are ruled by Moon. Cancerians are gentle and sweet one day, critical and cranky the next; they are practical and sensible at all times and yet they are romantic also. Cancerians are unpredictable and they just have different dimensions, which come up under different circumstances. They would not confess their devotion verbally, as they are the secret store boxes of all their emotions stacked hidden most of the times. Varied emotions govern a Cancerian and their treasure runs much deep than visible.
Mythology of Cancer
According to the ancient Greek mythology, during the war between Greek hero Heracles and Hydra, Hydra sent a crab
to kill the serpent. But Heracles smashed the crab as he was physically strong. As an admiration to its service Hera placed the image of the crab in the night's sky.
Characteristics of Cancerians
Most of the lot seem miser, conservative and practical on the onset. But that is because Cancerians are highly self-defensive. For them, lavishing money is a crime when a sound bank balance can build homes, good investment, purchase some substantial needful things, and even can help a friend in need. They also seem to be self-centred to most of the world. But that is because they are very sentimental though they never reveal their feelings, as they do not want to get hurt or invest their feelings in something unworthy. Cancerians will not show it, but they are very emotional people constantly needing emotional security of love and warmth. For them their family means the most, and is the roots of all securities in life.
They seem so much self obsessed within their own insecurities that they often turn withdrawn and depressed in a shell. They can be at times intense brooders. But they are not selfish. In fact, they are highly intuitive about other's pains and troubles and they can come up with generous help at unexpected quarters when you really need it. Cancerians are also sound leaders, who never make rash or impulsive decisions. Their decisions are always well thought and diagnosed.
Cancerians have good memory for the past, be it some past incidents of their own life, or history in general. That is the reason they take time to come out afresh of their habits and emotional patterns. They also have good sense of humour and are fun to be with. They are thoughtful and compassionate. Cancerians love nature. Water bodies and full moon have special effects on their being.
Health of Cancerians
Cancerians have the tendency to go in depression easily. At the same time, people of this sign are highly tenacious, and can actually create medical miracles if they set their mind to it. Cancer rules stomach, pancreas, gastric organs, liver, and serum. They can run into problems on account of being heavy eaters, and lover of food and drinks. They also have tendency to put on weight and suffer from weight related issues for the same reason.
Career of Cancerians
Cancerians are good leaders, and can create stable, long-lasting careers for themselves in whichever field they go. Most of the successful businessmen are born under this sign. They can be good as chefs, managing restaurant business, nurses, historians and homemakers.
Relationship for Cancerians
Cancerians value family and are very keen on finding the right mate for them. A mate who can understand their emotional needs are usually the apt one to go with them. Behind their hard shell, they are the most romantic and vulnerable souls. Cancerians are the one to pamper his/ her lover by taking them for candlelight dinners, moonlit walks and theatres. Their relationship means a lot to them. The occasional period when a Cancerians retreats in a shell is a difficult time for their partners. But by giving a bit of patience understanding, warmth and faith, one can have the most compassionate Cancerian lover for life. Geminis
do not usually go with this sign. Libra
can be gentle with this sign. Earth signs like Taurus
make good companions. Cancerians gel well with water signs of Pisces
and fellow Cancerians. Fire signs are generally incompatible.
Birthstone for Cancerians
The birthstone for Cancer is the Ruby
. The Zodiac sign of Cancer also responds to Emerald
, Sardonyx, Ruby, Pearl
. The tradition of giving gifts of jewellery containing these stones dates back thousands of years. The gemstone or birthstone Ruby is believed to conduct the energies of the planet Mercury with which it is sympathetic and that wearing jewellery containing the gemstone will focus the energies of the planet and sign through the gem.