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The Astrological Sun Sign Cancer the Crab of the Western Zodiac

Apr 5, 2008
Using the tropical zodiac system people born between June 22nd and July 22nd are known by their Sun Sign Cancer the Crab and are associated with the constellation Cancer. The Element of the Cancer sign
is water and the color of Cancer is Silver. The starstone of Cancer is Pearl and the astrological symbol for Cancer represents the claws of the crab. The Sun Sign opposite of Cancer is Capricorn the Goat and the metals of the Cancer sign are silver and magnesium. Cancer is ruled by the Moon and is defined as a feminine-negative introverted sign. Cancer is the fourth sign of the zodiac and the quality of Cancer is cardinal.

The characteristics most commonly attributed to Cancer are emotional and romantic and they are also well known for their helpful and caring ways. Generally speaking the people of the Cancer sun sign are often perceptive and sensitive with a sympathetic warmth. They are also cautious and protective with a defensive posture. The Cancer people work well at home and can be sentimental and family oriented. Cancerians can also be intuitive and shrewd with an wise and resourceful nature. They can also be moody and overly dramatic with a secretive and somewhat suspicious way about them. Cancerians appreciate being flattered but can also be harsh and critical.

The following is a list of some famous celebrities of the Cancer sun sign

John Quincy Adams - July 11, 1767 - February 23, 1848 - sixth President of the United States

Pamela Anderson - July 1, 1967 - Actress and glamour model

Dan Aykroyd - July 1, 1952 - Original member of Saturday Night Live

Kevin Bacon - July 8, 1958 - Film and theater actor

Ingmar Bergman - July 14, 1918 - July 30, 2007 - Academy Award-nominated film director

Gaius Julius Caesar - July 13, 100 BC - March 15, 44 BC - Made the Roman Republic the Roman Empire

Phoebe Cates - July 16, 1963 - Actress, best known for Fast Times at Ridgemont High

Calvin Coolidge - July 4, 1872 - January 5, 1933 - 30th President of the United States

Bill Cosby - July 12, 1937 - Comedian, actor and television producer

Tom Cruise - July 3, 1962 - Actor and film producer and supporter of Scientology

Olivia De Havilland - July 1, 1916 - Academy Award-winning actress

Vin Diesel - July 18, 1967 - Actor, writer, director, and producer

Harrison Ford - July 13, 1942 - Academy Award-nominated and Golden Globe-winning Actor

John Glenn - July 18, 1921 - Astronaut, first American to orbit the Earth

Merv Griffin - July 6, 1925 - August 12, 2007 - Talk show host and television personality

Tom Hanks - July 9, 1956 - Academy, Emmy, Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild Award winning actor

Woody Harrelson - July 23, 1961 - Emmy Award winning and Academy Award nominated actor

David Hasselhoff - July 17, 1952 - Actor, best known for his roles on Knight Rider and Baywatch

Ernest Hemingway - July 21, 1899 - July 2, 1961 - Novelist, journalist and short-story writer

Edmund Hillary - July 20, 1919 - January 11, 2008 - First man to raech the summit of Mount Everest

John Paul Jones - July 6, 1747 - July 18, 1792 - Father of the American Navy

The Dalai Lama - July 6, 1935 - The spiritual leader of Tibet

Cyndi Lauper - June 22, 1953 - Grammy Award winning singer

Nelson Mandela - 18 July 1918 - First democratically elected President of South Africa

George Orwell - June 25, 1903 - January 21, 1950 - Novelist, author of Nineteen Eighty-Four

Marcel Proust - July 10, 1871 - November 18, 1922 - French novelist and critic

Gilda Radner - June 28, 1946 - May 20, 1989 - Emmy Award winning actress

Rembrandt - July 15, 1606 - October 4, 1669 - Dutch painter and etcher

Patrick Stewart - July 13, 1940 - Actor, best known as Captain Jean-Luc Picard on Star Trek

Henry David Thoreau - July 12, 1817 - May 6, 1862 - Author, abolitionist and social critic

Kathleen Turner - June 19, 1954 - Academy Award nominated actress

As you can see from this list if you were born under the Cancer sun sign you are in good company.
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