Know About Zodiac Signs: Cancer (Karka), Chapter 4, Part - 1

Dr. Shanker Adawal

Cancer (Karka)

Ruling Planet: Moon

Symbol: The Crab

Nature: Feminine, Moveable

Likes: Hobbies, Romance, Children, Parties, Home and Country, Motherhood, nurturing, Moveability, Family and Home.

Dislikes: Aggressiveness, Aggravating situations, Failure, Opposition, Being told what to do, Advice good or bad, Touring and Living without family

Benefic Planets: Mars, Jupiter, Moon

Neutral Planets: Sun, Saturn

Malefic Planets: Venus, Mercury

Marka Planets: Saturn, Sun, Mercury

Positive Trait: Loyalty, Dependable, Caring, Adaptable, Responsive, Patient, sensitive, Romantic, Sociable and Material.

Negative Trait: Moody, Clingy, Self-pitying, Oversensitive, Self-absorbed, Clannish, attached to the past, a worrier and a clinger jealousy.

When reading the personality description of these traits above, please keep in mind that the ones discussed here are mainly indicative of the influence of their element, and the influence of their ruling planet. The positions of the other celestial bodies at the very moment of their birth could change, or temper them to a vast extent.

Cancer is the 4th sign of the zodiac which is a cardinal, feminine, movable, watery, phlegmatic and nocturnal sign. According to ancient classical, “It is pale red related to water filled garden bed, rivers banks and un-inhabited lands in forests and represents Brahmins. It is strong during the nights. It has many feet (i.e. it is a centipede sign) and has a bulky body. It is Sattvic in disposition (the quality seen in gods) and it is a watery rashi. It rises with its back and is ruled by the Moon, which itself is a watery planet. The Moon was called Luna by the Romans, Selene and Artemis by the Greeks, and many other names in other mythologies. The Moon represents the basic nature of instincts and feelings. It has a nurturing influence that gives a deep impression and unique sensitivity within mind. Intuitive people often have a strong Moon placement. Also Moon is the significator (Karaka) of water, so Cancer is highly associated with water and the characteristics of water.

It is nurturing, supportive, sensitive and emotional sign. The symbol of Cancer is a crab which is also a water based animal that is always on the look out for food. The symbolism of the large scissors of the crab seems inappropriate for Cancer. The natives with a prominent Cancer sign in their chart are changeable, and continuously moving around creating new associations. There are ups and downs like the tides, and the emotions play an important role in everything. As the Moon will be in own sign in Cancer, it is said that it will produce wonderful and sensitive people who will be known for their emotions. This Sign becomes strong, when it is in between 0degree to 3degree.20’


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