Part of Body Ruled by Cancer
Cancer rules the breasts and the stomach. This part of the anatomy has always symbolized nourishment and motherhood, and Cancer natives are characterized as protective and clinging. Cancer women often have beautiful bosoms, with soft creamy skin and a curving neckline. Men of this sign have well-shaped chests and flat stomachs. All of these changes as Cancerians grow older, for they are susceptible to gaining weight in later years. They find it very difficult to lose excess weight. The Moon, Cancer’s ruler planet, has dominion over the breasts and the alimentary canal.
Health Issues for Cancer
Tension, anxiety and emotional stress are the leading causes of illness among Cancerians. They have delicate stomachs and digestive system and are prone to ulcers, gallbladder upsets, gas pains, nausea and gastritis. Their health is not robust, particularly in childhood, and many suffer from upper respiratory infections such as bronchitis. Born under a water sign, Cancerians will overindulge in liquors, which they do not tolerate well. Drinking alcohol aggravates their stomach problems, increases weight and causes fluid retention in body tissues.
Diet and Health Tips for Cancer
Food means security to Cancer people, and they turn to pies, cakes, ice cream and candy to make themselves feel better when they are low in spirit. This is a self-accelerating spiral, for excess sweets make their stomachs worse. Cancerians need to watch their diets very carefully in order to keep their digestive systems healthy and their weight under control.
Cancer’s cell salt is calcium fluoride, which unites with albumen and oil in the body’s system to keep elastic and connective tissues healthy. Deficiency of this mineral can cause varicose veins, receding gums, curvature of the spine, eye problems and cataracts. Food sources for calcium fluoride are egg yolks, yogurt, beets, fish and oysters. Cancerians are prone to skin disorders when there is a lack of calcium in their diet. They should consume milk and cheese which are high in calcium. Ladyfinger, which also contains calcium, is an aid in reducing stomach inflammations. Fresh vegetables, fresh fruitand lean protein are a daily must for the Cancerian. Starches, sugar and salt should be avoided. Cancer people should stay away from spicy, highly seasoned food.
Cancerians should always have meals in pleasant surroundings. Taking a walk after a meal aids digestion and serenity of mind.
Amorous Zones of Cancer
The breast or chest is Cancer’s sensitive area. A simple massage on these areas will thoroughly relax Cancerians.