Western Astrology often places more emphasis on the Sun Sign than the Moon sign. However, the opposite is true in Hindu (Vedic) Astrology. The Moon sign is particularly important in Hindu Astrology. In Hindu Astrology, the Moon and the mansions of the Moon form the karmic blueprint of the individual.
Even though the Moon sign is given more importance in Vedic Astrology, this does not mean it has no significance in Western Astrology. It has been said the Moon sign is the shadow side of a person. This means it can define the deepest desires of someone. These desires and traits may be ones that are not shown to the world as openly as the Sun Sign traits or face the person puts on for the world.
The Moon Sign Cancer Symbolism & Meaning
The Moon symbolizes the undercurrents and life themes that run through a person’s life. It often symbolizes the unconscious and automatic systems of the body. The Moon Sign refers to the emotional and instinctive side of a person’s personality. This can also relate to their intuition. The sign of the zodiac the Moon was in at the time of a person’s birth is what defines their Moon Sign. When the Moon transits through a certain zodiac sign, those planetary energies influence and affects the overall collective. Here, we will look at the Moon Sign in Cancer.
People born with Moon Sign Cancer are natural caregivers. They love to take care of the needs of others and feel needed. These people make excellent caregivers, counselors, and healers. They are empathic and intuitive individuals. Cancer is home to the 4th house of the zodiac, the house of home and origins. Family is very important to Moon Sign Cancer people. They feel a very close bond with their family and often feel nostalgic about past family events. When the Moon is in Cancer, it has similar effects on the general collective to that of a person born with their Moon in Cancer. When the Moon transits through Cancer, people feel extra emotional about family members, family history and family origins.
Those born with their Moon Sign in Cancer usually have a well-developed 6th sense, intuition or psychic ability. This is due to the heightened attributes of the Moon in the sign of Cancer. They can be a bit mysterious about their ability, leaving others in wonderment.
The Moon Sign Cancer Health and the Body
The Moon Sign correlates to various automatic systems within the body. Body systems that strongly correspond to the Moon are the digestive system and the woman’s menstrual cycle. The Moon Sign can also correspond to specific body parts. Each Moon Sign has a different way of coping with sickness and healing. Moon Sign Cancer longs for nurturing and tender care from those they love when they are ill. Tending to their needs helps expedite their healing.
Moon Sign Cancer corresponds with the digestive system. Therefore, people born with their Moon Sign in Cancer often have stomach sensitivities. Moon Sign Cancer also corresponds to the chest and breast area. They often can have sensitivities in these areas also. Those born with their Moon Sign in Cancer should watch their diet and stress levels, as they often feel the emotions of others and take them on as their own.
The Moon Sign and its Divine Feminine Element
The Moon exhibits feminine energy. Therefore, it infuses any zodiac sign that transits through with a touch of femininity. The Moon Sign is more important for women and children than the Sun Sign. If a person has a Moon Sign of Cancer, their mother will play a very important role in their life. A man’s Moon Sign will determine how he acts towards and perceives the women and children in his life. A man with his Moon sign in Cancer will be very protective of the women and children in his life.
Moon Sign Cancer Emotions
The Moon is at home in the Sign of Cancer, as Cancer is ruled by the Moon. People born with their Moon in Cancer are very emotional people. Negatively, they can often be moody and irritable, if they feel they are not given enough affection from those they care about.