In this article we provide a detailed overview of the Moon in Cancer as well as its impact in each of the 12 houses of the zodiac. Do you have the Moon in Cancer in your horoscope? If so then this article is for you.
Moon: The Planet of the Mind, Mothers, and Agriculture
If the sun is the king of the planets, then the moon is like a queen. Its beautiful glow provides light in the nighttime. In many ancient cultures, the moon was viewed as a goddess and was believed to have a connection with fertility. Traditionally the moon has also played a vital role in agriculture. For millennia, humans have timed their tilling, planting, and harvest with the phases of the moon’s waxing and waning. In Vedic theology, the moon is a manifestation of the mind of God.
The moon’s weekday is Monday. The movement of the moon is the basis for all lunar calendars, which are still used in many cultures, including Hinduism, Islam, and Judaism.
Speed of Travel
As the fastest moving of all the planets, the moon travels through the twelve signs of the zodiac in just over 27 days. It spends approximately two days and six hours in each sign.
Areas of Influence
In an astrological chart, the Moon governs the following:
- The mind, emotions, and inner satisfaction
- Agriculture, grains, and nutrition
- The mother and maternal relationships
- Travel, one’s homeland, and native culture
- The heart, desires, and understanding
- Time, habits, and memory
- Beauty, complexion, and fame
- Poetry, creativity, and psychic attunement
- Water, milk, and fine cloth
LEARN MORE: The Puranas provide an advanced understanding of our universe, including descriptions of life on other planets. Check out our guide to Vedic Cosmology.
Cancer: The Sign of the Crab
Cancer is the fourth sign of the zodiac. In Vedic astrology, Cancer is known by the Sanskrit name karkata, or “the crab.” The sign of Cancer possesses a resilient, compassionate, and creative nature. Cancer is a sign of emotion. In an astrological chart, it indicates areas where you are sentimental and nurturing in your efforts.
Ruled by the Moon. The moon is known as the planet of the mind, emotions, and creativity. He brings a sensitive and oscillating energy to the house he inhabits.
A water sign. Cancer is perceptive, artistic, and sentimental.
A movable sign. Capricorn is fluid, spontaneous, and fond of change.
A feminine sign. Capricorn is receptive, sensitive, and empathetic.
Areas of Influence
Cancer influences its planetary lord in the following areas:
- Creativity and artistry
- Emotional expression and mental health
- Intuition and sensitivity
- Compassion and maternal instincts
Traits of the Moon in Cancer
The influence of the Moon in a birth chart will change depending on which house it is located in, its relative position in relation to other planets, as well as other factors. However, the following general traits are likely to be found in a native whose Moon is in Cancer:
You are attracted to astrology and the supernatural. You are a creative and highly intuitive person. You like to study otherworldly phenomena, such as astrology, psychic powers, and the multiverse. You can also learn the predictive science of astrology.
You are very imaginative. You spend a lot of time in your thoughts, daydreaming about the future or reminiscing over times past. This makes you a creative and inventive person, but it can sometimes interfere with living your life in the present.
You will experience severe ups and downs in your career. The influence of the Moon in Cancer on your professional life is that you will sometimes have periods of outstanding financial and professional success, but at other times you will struggle with financial hardship. Try to set aside money in the times of prosperity so that you can have reserves to draw from when you meet hard times.
You are likely to live somewhere other than your birthplace. You like to travel and explore other cultures. You are attracted to foreign languages, cuisine, dress, and ways of life. You are likely to settle somewhere far from your place of birth.
You may not dress very well. Since you dwell so much in the world of the mind and imagination, you tend not to pay much attention to your physical appearance. Though you know how to dress well when you want, you generally don’t give much importance to fashion. You may have more of an “absent-minded professor” look.
Moon in Cancer in the 12 Houses
Every natal chart is unique. It is not possible to give a fully accurate reading without considering the various elements of the chart, including planetary combinations, aspects, friendships, directional strength, and more.
The traits below are general indications which will change depending on the influence of the factors listed above.
In the First House
The first house indicates physique and self-expression. You are physically attractive and have a strong constitution. You are enthusiastic in your undertakings. You enjoy public service. However, you may sometimes suffer mood swings, and you can become overly emotional.
In the Second House
The second house indicates wealth and cultural traditions. You possess above-average wealth and are likely to receive a good education in life. You come from a good family, and you have the support of older family members. You also have a pleasant voice and are a talented speaker.
In the Third House
The third house indicates siblings, courage, and literary works. You are a talented artist. You are a natural businessperson, and you enjoy traveling. Overall you are a cheerful and confident person. You may struggle at times in relationships with your siblings. You also may suffer difficulties in your romantic life.
In the Fourth House
The fourth house indicates one’s mother, home, and basic beliefs. You are upbeat and optimistic. You know how to enjoy life. You have a strong sensual side. You are likely to have many friends and a strong social network. This is due in part to your happy attitude, and also to your open-minded and generous spirit.
In the Fifth House
The fifth house indicates children, creative works, and overall success. You are intelligent and competitive. You can succeed in business or in government service. You can have many children, and you are likely to gain great happiness from them.
In the Sixth House
The sixth house indicates debt, disease, and service. This is not the best position for the Moon in a natal chart. You may come across numerous adversaries throughout life. You are likely to have a hard time getting along with your mother, and you may also come in conflict with people in your social circle or in your work life. You may have digestive issues or other problems relating to the stomach. However, you can earn well and you are a good worker.
In the Seventh House
The seventh house indicates the spouse, marital happiness, and sexual desire. You are likely to be a physically attractive and very romantic person. You have a passion for life that impresses others. You are fortunate to have a respectable and worthy spouse. However, you may have more than one marriage in life.
In the Eighth House
The eighth house indicates death, calamities, and interest in the occult. You are a keen learner and you possess a powerful intelligence. However, you may be anxious and prone to illness. You are generous. You are not likely to have a large family. You may have difficulties with your mother.
In the Ninth House
The ninth house indicates religion and morality. You are wealthy and prosperous. You have many friends and social contacts. You are very attractive to the opposite sex. You lead a very active life, and you especially enjoy traveling to foreign places. Religion and spirituality are very important to you.
In the Tenth House
The tenth house indicates one’s father, career, and reputation. You are a very religious and virtuous person. Ethics and morality mean a lot to you. You are able to easily defeat your opponents in all areas of life. You have many friends, and you are likely to live a long life. You are likely to enter a career that involves helping others.
In the Eleventh House
The eleventh house indicates gains, aspirations, and friendships. You have integrity and high ambition. You can achieve whatever you put your mind to. You can even become famous. You are likely to have a number of children. You are especially attracted to traveling in distance, foreign lands.
In the Twelfth House
The twelfth house indicates losses, misfortune, and liberation. You are introspective and thoughtful. You show compassion to those around you. However, you may be somewhat narrow-minded. You don’t like to work hard. You may have difficulty making friends.
Learn More About Vedic Astrology
Expand your knowledge of astrology! Check out our guides to Vedic Astrology and the nine planets, known collectively in Sanskrit as the nava-graha. You can also learn about the differences between Western and Vedic astrology.
The Twelve Signs of the Zodiac
The 27 Nakshatras
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