Astrology Cancer & The Chariot Tarot

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My Warrior of my Chariot Tarot card commands his war Chariot drawn by two sphinxes, one white & one black. Notice the reins he holds are not controlling the course of his journey. Can he take control over his destiny?


The sign of Cancer (June 22 – July 22) has very little to do with the famous crustacean, in astrology. It’s hard to pin down exactly what defines the Cancer personality, though the home loving stereotype does regularly appear to be correct in my experience, in a psychic reading you can sometimes pick up on the homemaker vibe from a cancerian. The ancient Egyptians saw Cancer as the sacred scarab. This symbol of resurrection and immortality was often placed in the form of a carving in the body where the heart had been, during mummification.

Cancers are usually imaginative and intuitive. They make great home-makers, interior designers and artists. They generally avoid risk, and will take the time to consider all sorts of outcomes and possibilities before embarking on a new project. Famously sympathetic and fiercely protective of those around them. They will help out using al of their experience, generally not impulsive Cancer will temper their generosity with calculated risks in all situations. Undoubtedly emotional and loving, great family home & social people, Cancerians are one of the signs that undoubtedly resonate love in all of the zodiac.

In the Zodiac Great Year, the Age of Cancer fell between 8600 and 6450 BCE. It was a time characterised by the worship of mother goddesses, there are definite parallels to the Empress in Tarot. During this period alcohol fermentation was discovered and people began to use copper.

Cancers are erudite & usually talented in writing or problem solving due to their ability to think and analyse independently what they absorb from their environment. Cancerians are good in public service, and acting capacities. Cancers are good providers because they strive to provide comfort and the best that life can offer. Cancers can spend a long time considering which option will have the best outcome and this can rile their friends & families. Cancers tend not to be good at taking direct orders, so positions where they are not in control may not sit well with our Cancerian friends.

Famous Cancers represent a wide spectrum of incredible talent. They include the Duke of Windsor and seminal choreographer Bob Fosse, Sylvester Stallone, the Dalai Lama, hilarious Robin Williams and author Ernest Hemingway.

The best partner for Cancer is I believe stoic Taurus, while the sign with the least potential for a happy relationship with Cancer, based on my experience, is Aries.

The Cancerian personality

Cancer is symbolised by the Crab, because the Crab was understood to carry his world on his back. Indeed, the home is of tantamount importance to Cancer.

Those born under Cancer are heavily focused on home comforts. Cancers are typically the domestic leaders of the Zodiac, and would be the first to know how to create a harmonious environment. Unfortunately, they also have a reputation as hoarders, because they can attach emotions to their material possessions.  Every old photo can become a cherished heirloom because of the memories associated with it.

In telephone tarot readings you always stress that The Chariot is static, the journey & progress are internal, your thoughts are transporting you to a future version of yourself. The reigns are invisible though they are firmly under your control. 

Cancers are super sensitive and caring. Only watery Pisces even comes close to the sensitivity of Cancer. Crabs are the most honourable of companions, always coming to the aid of their loved ones, ready to help in any situation.

The crab’s default security response is to retract in to their shell. Cancers have a reputation for being tough and unfeeling because they keep their emotions hidden for their own protection, before they are totally sure of those around them. They can be confused that people can’t see through their retentive layer to the deeply emotional person hidden behind.

Cancers have a tendency to be anxious over details, moody, or even prone to depression, but this can be helped with exercise. Yes they have an undoubted affinity for the home, and many cancers enjoy creative hobbies, and of course home improvements.

They care deeply about people, Cancers are most at home in a path where they can help people in some form. Repetitive jobs are really not the answer for Cancerians. Cancers, with their innate intuitive ability at knowing what people need and feel, tend to make very good therapists.   However, they tend to build on existing ideas, rather than creating their own, so they don’t make good trailblazers.

The water sign of Cancer (June 22 to July22), is characterised by the phrase still waters run deep. Yes they are emotional and sensitive, given to deep thoughts and conversations. Just as water can blur an image or hide secrets within its depths, so do Water signs have secretive emotions and abilities.  The Water signs are most compatible with Earth signs.

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