Some Cancer Considerations:
Cancer is a Cardinal sign. Cardinal is assertive and driving.
While Cancers may seem shy, they empower feelings and act on them. They respond personally to every situation.
They can hold feelings in but cannot ignore them.
Whether positive or negative, Cancers have their own way of doing things.
Cancer is ruled by the Moon which represents mother, memory, nurturing, habits, feelings and one’s sense of security. Cancers are driven by their need for security.
When secure they are humorous and nurturing
But their moods, like the moon, can change quickly.
They have their own way of doing things and are sensitive about it.
They are profoundly effected by memories and past performances.
This is the beginning of Summer.
As darkness begins to increase, responsibilities grow.
Cancers are increasingly sensitive to the source of commitments and responsibilities.
Daylight is still greater than darkness
And one’s individual path holds a greater significance than the path of others.
This is the light half of Summer
And the trigram is The Gentle, The Penetrating, Wind and Wood.
One should not underestimate the sensitivity and penetrating effect
Of one born in the sign of Cancer.
A sympathetic approach will have a powerful influence.
The Eight-fold Path for Cancer is the path of Right Concentration.
This involves the four stages of trance:
1. One discards passionate desires and unwholesome thoughts, such as lust, ill-will, worry, restlessness and doubt.
2. One suppresses intellectual activities. Tranquility and one-pointedness of mind are developed. Joy and happiness are retained.
3. Joy disappears and happiness remains along with mindful equanimity.
4. All sensations, like happiness and unhappiness, joy and sorrow disappear. Only pure equanimity and awareness remain.