Ways of the Cancer

Cancer Symbol

The Caring Cancer is the fourth sign of the Zodiac (June 22nd-July 21st)

Cancer the Crab is one of the most emotionally in-touch and mature of the twelve signs.  These gentle and thoughtful people are natural nurturers. They enjoying supporting their friends and family emotionally and don’t mind being the “host/hostess” for the people in their lives who they have close ties to, regardless of how they are related to them. They have an excellent maternal instinct, so are usually great with kids. They are quite protective over their loved ones, and want to maintain a sense of safety and security in their own lives in order to provide for all their significant others.

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Cancerians tend to wear their hearts on their sleeves. They are quite sensitive and generally try to avoid getting their feelings hurt. They will retreat to their safe and secure inner world that allows them to avoid conflict and controversy.  They can be quite moody and rightfully be called crabby when they are unable to pull back from life’s bumps in the road. Those born under Cancer have been called overly cautious and sensitive due to this tendency to hide from the world.

Gothic Cancer

They have a quiet patience about them that attracts others, making people around them feel comfortable and reassured. They have a strong survival instinct and desire to protect themselves from the world, should it become less welcoming.  They love to help their loved ones succeed but don’t necessarily need that same amount of support from them. They have the drive and self-reliance to reach their aspirations on their own. Cancer folk need emotional support the most to keep them focused and balanced.

Cancer Fairy

Cancer is ruled by the Moon, which invokes the feminine in all of us. Cancerians are the most in-touch with their emotions. However, they possess trust issues that may stem from their over sensitiveness, making it difficult for these folks to properly express their feelings. If this fear of trust builds up over time, it can lead these individuals down a path to misery and loneliness, or self-doubt and pity, neither of which is beneficial for the Crab.

Despite the sensitivity and tendency towards self-pity, they are still affectionate in their relationships, even if they cannot form deep emotional connections. They are loyal and dependable people who pride themselves on being able to help the people they care about the most. They enjoy being needed and find pleasure in providing for others.  They have been called clingy because of this desire to help others who may not necessarily want the aid Cancer is offering.

Moon Cancer

They are also one of the more intuitive of the Zodiac. They will make decisions based off their gut rather than their head, usually working out in their favour. They are also a Water sign, and their nature has a natural fluid motion to it. They can have over-the-top emotional expressions, like a river tumbling over a falls, or be calm and complacent as the still sea.  They are flexible people, more willing to cope with life’s changes than say Aries and Taurus, in order to avoid confrontation.

Those born under this sign have difficulty letting go of the past. As water can move to and fro, so can the Cancer mind. Immature Cancerians will hold on to pain and anguish as a reminder that life isn’t fair, leading them only to more sadness. This can be overcome if these individuals bear in mind that living in the present is most important in moving forward, and that letting go of past hurts is the only way to heal.

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Those born under Cancer have a love for the home life and honouring family traditions. They want safety and security like Taurus and are excellent with their finances. They can successfully use their intelligence and intuition to nurture and support their loved ones. Some may view this as smothering, but Cancer knows their actions are sincere. Their strong will and tenacity pushes them forward in attaining and protecting their homes and hearth.

Cancer Fairy Tail

 Curious Scout

Sources:

http://www.astrology.com

http://www.ganeshaspeaks.com

http://www.zodiac-signs-astrology.com

 

 

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The youthful Twins are the third sign of the Zodiac (May 22nd-June 21st)

Gemini is known for their witty humour, vivacious communicative styles, flighty nature and open-mindedness. They are called the Twins due to their duality; they can be happy one second and irritated the next, and sometimes concurrently.

This dual-nature can be positive or negative, depending on how the unpredictable Twins react to the happenings in their lives.Their symbol is represented by a pair of males or females and sometimes one of each, depicting the two sides of the Gemini.

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They are the epitome of a Jack-of-All-Trades. Geminis love to learn, and will retain just enough information about a seemingly infinite number of topics to share with anyone who will listen.

They have a tendency to change their minds over and over, and have difficulty committing to one thing, one place and even one partner. Geminis are sometimes called shallow and fickle because of this.

Being one of the most spirited of the 12 signs, these vivacious individuals possess a personality full of enthusiasm and eloquence, making them popular amongst various audiences, regardless of sex, race, orientation and age.

They attract many suitors but have an inconsistency about them that makes it difficult for Gemnis to maintain healthy romantic relationships.  Their nervous energy, lack of focus and indecisiveness can make them unreliable and can cost them opportunities.

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They possess amazing skills in adaptability that can make it hard for others to truly connect with them on a deep level. Although dual-natured, Geminis are a masculine sign, so they are quicker to analyse a situation and think of a solution using logic, rather than with feelings and emotion.

They enjoy being the life of the party and hate the sound of silence in  a full room (or even with just two other people).

Their inquisitive and youthful charm, imagination and optimism allows those born under the sign of the Twins to handle the stresses of life from a brighter perspective than most.

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Mercury is the ruling planet of Gemini. As represented in Roman mythology, and as Hermes in Greek mythology, Mercury is the speedy Messenger of the Gods. Known for his quick travels and clever nature,  this position also translates into the natural state of Geminians.  

These folks are extroverts and love to share what’s on their mind, making them quite approachable and able to make friends very easily.

They despise being bored and strive for an active lifestyle, physically, mentally and spiritually. They wish to be successful in the arena of knowledge and communication, as the flighty and magical Hermes.

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The ruling element of the Twins is air, and just as the wind blows away the grey clouds of a storm, so does the lightness of Gemini.

Commonly compared to the Peter Pan archetype, the child-like Gemini can either bring people together or push people away, depending on which way their silver tongue is sliding. Their words can light up a dark day or slice one’s feelings in two, and all in one breath.

Geminians love to use their wits, humour and intellect to make each day of the lives of everyone around them a little brighter.

GeminiElf

Curious Scout 

Sources:

http://www.greek-mythology-pantheon.com

http://www.ganeshaspeaks.com

http://www.astrology.com

Ways of the Aries

Welcome to my take on the Western Zodiac. Trying to keep it simple and fun 🙂

Aries Ram Symbol

The Fiery Ram is the first sign of the Zodiac (March 21st-April 20th)

Aries likes to be first, the head of the class and the leader of the gang. They enjoy motivating others and taking the initiative in most any setting, whether its a sport, a group project, or an outing.

They can be impulsive, headstrong and dominant. They love to compete and love winning more. Their blunt natures can be rather insensitive in their attempt to stay on top and be successful, but they’re acting in a manner that benefits the majority, (generally) not themselves. They’re spontaneous and curious, and love to help others in their efforts to live life to the fullest.

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Mars is the ruling planet for Aries. This is the planet of war and aggressiveness, and Aries people are known for their go-getter, fiery and independent nature. Their charming, magnetic personalities attract all kinds of people to them. They are courageous, enthusiastic people with confidence that makes them great leaders.

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It is a Cardinal sign, which traditionally means that its a corner of the four seasons of the Earth, namely the Vernal Equinox. They are also the first sign of the Western Zodiac. They are strong, self-oriented individuals that drive for success and thrive on their ability to lead.

They can be quite impulsive and have a tendency to say or do things before thinking them through. This can lead to confrontational issues. They can react in a childish manner when things don’t go as they desire and can become moody and unwilling to work with others if their ideas are shot down.

Under their passionate and positive exterior, lies insecurities and self-doubt where the stresses of striving to be successful pressure them. However, they are quite skilled at maintaining their cool and capable appearances and can almost always overcome the obstacles in their paths. They have the conviction to start and lead a project but they need the focus to commit to the follow-through.

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Overall, Aries is a powerful, self-driven individual with the desire to succeed and the capability to take everyone to the top with them.

 

Curious Scout

 

Sources:

astrology.com

zodiac-signs-astrology.com

http://www.ganeshaspeaks.com/