In this article we provide a detailed overview of the Sun in Cancer as well as its impact in each of the 12 houses of the zodiac. Do you have the Sun in Cancer in your horoscope? If so then this article is for you.
Sun: The Planet of Selfhood, Rulers, and Health
As the powerhouse that makes life possible on our small planet, the sun has been worshiped in many ancient human cultures for its radiant and rejuvenating qualities. In astrology, the sun is considered the king of the planets. According to Vedic theology, the sun is an expansion of God.
As the leader of the planets, the sun’s weekday is Sunday, the first day of the week. The movement of the sun is also the basis for the Gregorian calendar, which is used by most of the modern world.
Speed of Travel
The sun travels through the twelve signs of the zodiac exactly once per year, and moves through each sign at the rate of approximately one sign per month.
Areas of Influence
In an astrological chart, the Sun governs the following:
- The soul, consciousness, or the self
- Kings, rulers, and governments
- The father, a guide, or a mentor
- Will-power, courage, and discernment
- Health, eyesight, and general well-being
- Blessings, happiness, and patience
- Victories, strength, and enthusiasm
- Fame, social status, and charisma
- Self-sacrifice, self-realization, and religiosity
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 Sun in Cancer
The influence of the Sun 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 Sun is in Cancer:
You are physically attractive. Cancer is a water sign, and when the Sun comes to this sign the native is very beautiful and physically attractive. You have the ability to charm and attract members of the opposite sex, and others admire you for your good looks.
You make quick decisions. You are a very decisive person. Whenever you wish to make a decision, you don’t waste any time. You like to be on the move and you like to get things done. You are a bit restless, but you can use this energy to live a very productive life.
You don’t like to work hard. You are someone who requires frequent breaks. One way you can stay productive is by having multiple small projects you are working on simultaneously. This way you can get a change of pace and do a different type of work to break up the monotony of constant effort on the same task.
You may have conflicts with family members. Cancer is a water sign, and this is a difficult position for the Sun, a fiery planet. You often are at odds with the people in your life, and you experience frequent conflicts. You have a hot temper, which doesn’t help the situation at all. Try to empathize with those around you and think about things from their perspective. This will help a lot.
You may suffer financial difficulties. Wealth does not come easily to you. You lack the ambition and drive to run your own business, and you also have a hard time working for others. If you can find a profession that gives you some autonomy as well as a stable income, then that will be best for you.
Sun 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 ambitious, courageous, and a leader in your field. Once you have set your mind to something, it is difficult to distract you. You have good health. However you may be impatient and emotional in your interactions with others.
In the Second House
The second house indicates wealth and cultural traditions. You are likely to earn well throughout life, but you may also experience occasional periods of financial difficulty. Although you are an eloquent speaker, others may sometimes have difficulty understanding your meaning. You can do well in a career related to precious metals. You may suffer some on account of your family.
In the Third House
The third house indicates siblings, courage, and literary works. You are very intelligent. You are likely to have a position of authority in your place of work. You may have trouble getting along with your family members, especially your siblings. You will be happy throughout life. Some of your friends may not be a very good influence on you.
In the Fourth House
The fourth house indicates one’s mother, home, and basic beliefs. You can do well in a career with the government. Overall, you are more pessimistic than others, and you have a hard time feeling happy about your life circumstances. Your relationship with your mother is turbulent, and you are likely to suffer some disease of the heart or blood.
In the Fifth House
The fifth house indicates children, creative works, and overall success. You are very intelligent, and you can make a lot of money in life. Just be very cautious of risky investments. You may be drawn toward love affairs, and this will cause you much trouble. You may be somewhat short-lived. You carry many burdens and stresses in your life.
In the Sixth House
The sixth house indicates debt, disease, and service. You can have a very successful career in the service industry. You work hard, and you have many other good qualities. Your spouse may struggle with some prolonged illness. You enjoy performing charitable and noble acts. You do well in competitions and can easily defeat your enemies.
In the Seventh House
The seventh house indicates the spouse, marital happiness, and sexual desire. You are restless and enjoy traveling and seeing new places. You have a very strong sexual appetite, and this is likely to be a source of anxiety and difficulty for you. You also have a tendency to worry too much.
In the Eighth House
The eighth house indicates death, calamities, and interest in the occult. You are likely to have many financial ups and downs in life. You are naturally attracted to spirituality and religious life. However, you are a private person and may have difficulty making friends and feeling like you can open up to others. You are not likely to have many children.
In the Ninth House
The ninth house indicates religion and morality. This is a good position for the sun. You will have wealth and success in your profession. You are likely to travel widely. You are interested in politics, ethics, religion and spirituality. However, be careful not to disrespect or provoke conflicts with your elders, especially your father or your teachers.
In the Tenth House
The tenth house indicates one’s father, career, and reputation. You are virtuous, respected, and self-confident. You are a skilled communicator. You may have a leadership role at work, or you may even run your own company. You can also earn money as a property holder.
In the Eleventh House
The eleventh house indicates gains, aspirations, and friendships. You will earn well throughout life, and you are able to make wise investments. You can attain a position of influence and power in life. When you fix a goal for yourself, you achieve it. You may not have many friends, but you do keep one or two people close to you. You have a good relationship with your spouse.
In the Twelfth House
The twelfth house indicates losses, misfortune, and liberation. You have a philosophical outlook and can do well in a spiritual vocation. However, you are unlikely to find happiness in your professional life. You may travel and eventually settle abroad. You are likely to have a poor relationship with your father. You lack self-confidence, and you will have to work very hard to achieve your goals.
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