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Happy Birthday, Cancer!

Approach love and cooking with reckless abandon.
— His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Cancerian

Cancer is the sign of the Summer Solstice, the beginning of the warmest season of the year in the Northern Hemisphere. It is also the birth sign of the United States of America. Cancer is the first water sign of the Zodiac, (a cardinal sign), and forms its identity around home, family and personal experiences.

Cancer is ruled by the Moon, giver of emotions and feelings, and some Cancers prefer to call themselves Moonchildren. We are very empathetic and it is our nature, unless we’ve been deeply wounded, to feel and respond to the needs of others in a nurturing manner. But, we can also be highly subjective and can find it difficult to see ourselves with detachment.

Moonchildren are natural nest builders, loving home and family. In fact, in some Native American traditions, the sign of Cancer is the time of the Flicker or Woodpecker. As a cardinal sign, Cancers are often leaders, gathering materials, people, and creative ideas, and giving birth to new groups, companies and organizations. But, as a water sign, Cancer bends to external forces, preferring to go around obstacles, rather than meeting them head on.

Although sometimes considered moody, Cancerians can be very intuitive, tenacious, and are also known for occasional loony merriment.

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  • June 21, 2009, 1:58 pm ARIE

    Hi Beth,

    If I am not mistaken Cancer is your Birthday sign.

    So if it is then:

    To you I sing,
    and Happiness I bring,
    to celebrate the birth,
    of another Witch on Earth.

    Well, this song may be familiar to you, but I hope you like it.

    Litha Blessings


  • June 21, 2009, 3:09 pm Beth Owl's Daughter

    You noticed the "we" sprinkled here and there, eh? 🙂 Thanks, dearest friend! And I do indeed LOVE the Witch birthday song!
    – Beth