Moon in Cancer - The Maiden of the Moon
The Moon is at home in Cancer, and those born under this placement are particularly sensitive to emotional undertones and psychic perception. As children of the Moon, these natives have inherited the best assets Lunar can bestow- devotion, sensitivity, patience and intuition. Innately sympathetic, refined and sensuous, many see the Moon in Cancer persona as gentle, disarming and amiable. The Moon here is more receptive than active, more visceral than cerebral and more subjective than rational.
Lunar Cancerians are subject to more volatile mood swings than other Moon signs. Cancer is the continuous ebb and flow of emotions, which combined with the waxing and waning influence of the moon produces a mercurial temperament and a vulnerability for emotional exhaustion. Many times their ‘down moments’ or ‘snappy’ moods can be attributed to those open wounds from the past. The impressions they make sink into their mind like permanent photographs and they tend to possess tremendous retentive memories. The Moon here longs to be nurtured and protected, and there is a danger of becoming overly dependent on others for emotional support. A person with the Moon in Cancer fears loneliness and isolation and needs the support of others. No matter what their sun sign may be, the Cancer qualities such as creativity and emotionalism will be highly evident in their personalities.
The romantic, intuitive sign of Cancer is in harmony with the Moon, and brings out the best of her influence. In relationships, they are intensely loyal, committed and devoted to maintaining a deep and meaningful love. Their natural response, is to mistrust - or feel they are unworthy of someone else’s fondness. Many can hold onto a destructive relationship for much too long for fear they are unable to find something better. Their deep insecurity lies at the root of their defensiveness hyper-sensitivity over even perceived rejection. The Moon here has a close connection to women, which usually feature strong in lunar types, especially the bond with mother. The Moon in Cancer has instinctive flair for business, along with the initiative, tenacity and a psychic sense of ‘right timing’.