CANCER MOON

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Today we are under a nostalgic, family-oriented Moon. Cancer is the natural ruler of the Moon which means the Cancer archetype drives the experience.

Whether you were born under a Cancer Moon or it’s just the Moon’s transit through the sign, you will notice the themes and experiences revolve around the same themes.

Through this roughly 2.5 day cycle that the Moon is in the sign of Cancer, we quite often experience many states of connection, digestion, emotional processing, and family interaction.

The Sun is how we “do” our lives, the tenacity, and fervor with which we push through to our destiny. Well then, what exactly does the Moon do? Keep reading below to find out how you would personalize and shape your life if you were born under a Cancer Moon or you were heavily influenced by the Moons transitions through the sign in any given Lunar cycle.

What is a person like with a Moon in Cancer?


A Moon in the sign of Cancer makes for an emotionally alert person, aware of the many subtle changes in someone’s mood or attitude. They are one of the most empathic Moon signs of the Zodiac because the sign of Cancer with the addition of the Moon plays off the same frequencies and influences.

Fully equipped Cancer Moons can deal with heavy doses of emotional processing, motivated and inclined to ask, “How are you feeling”? That question is not only directed at those they care deeply about but is directed inward– it’s something they ask themselves quite often.

Like an amazing well communicated Podcast, a Cancer Moon can have a whole ass conversation in their head about the way they feel, how others might be feeling, and how to get to the bottom of knowing– they want to literally process everything.

The curiosity of these people tends to be on the extreme side as they like to know who they are dealing with and how they should position themselves to feel about it. Like a crab, the ebb and flow, advance than retreat is protection. This delicate crab walks sideways to carefully craft and avoids pitfalls through uncomfortable situations.

How would a Moon in Cancer make their lives personal and unique?


You cannot rush me and you will not rush me! In the lives of Cancer Moon people are motivated to have the opportunity to think about how they want to feel. Running into impatience and situations of being rushed is not okay to these soft-bellied individuals. As a result, exposure of any vulnerable parts that have not yet been assigned an emotional understanding feels baffling and unsafe.

What does a Cancer Moon need to look out for?

When you are either born under this influence or are having a very Cancer day with the Moon’s transit, you can be sure there will be very physical signs and areas of the body that need attention.

  • Stomach- This area is the most sensitive part of an individual. Extreme sensitivity to foods, spice, and foods that encourage slow digestion is a trigger for prolonged discomfort.
  • Teeth- The teeth are sensitive to Cancer because the teeth represent the sign of Capricorn. Cancer and Capricorn are natural opposites of each other, valuing one another for their strength, but approaching life from a different door. We often lack what we have less of.

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This combination always has something in the kitchen cooking. The joy of being home comes over them so much, that they take full advantage of what their home has to offer. Baking, frying foods, and comforting desserts feed the needs of the Soul and are never turned away.

The Moon & mothers influence

A Cancer Moon will have a common motherly influence– they felt loved and supported by a mother figure. The mom either is a very controlling and prominent figure in this person’s life or a positive nurturing figure.

In the worst cases, some people with this cancerian lunar influence, experience the loss of or lack of presence from their mother. Either way, it can either be too much or too little depending on a persons life experience.

What are the emotional effects of a Cancer Moon?

With time they open up. The first interactions can be surface because these people tend to be fiercely private. Opening up to someone they trust or has been in their lives for many years feels easier to participate in. They would never open their whole life story to someone they’ve just met at a party.

These lunar creatures affect and invoke the emotions of others and not even realize you are doing with it. Because the Moon represents mother, security, and comfort, when a person is around a Cancer Moon it becomes a cathartic experience. A person feels okay to let their guard down and receive advice from a wise information keeper– the holder of ancient knowledge and practice.

The spiritual meaning of this lunar influence


The spiritual connection a person will have is a deep understanding of all that happens to them because they have emotionally processed it to the fullest extent. Not an easy feat!

The crab offers guidance towards change in terms of whether we do or we don’t. This Moon wants you to grow and expand your emotional intelligence because it is the backbone of the macrocosm.

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How does your Moon get down in Cancer? Find out which house your Moon falls under!


First House

Sure about the way they feel and never willing to back down. Outspoken and sensitive to others criticism.


Second House

Emotionally satisfied when finances are in order, may be prone to negative self talk or have self confidence issues.


Third House

Maybe a writer or person who emotionally connects to media or literature. Well-spoken with a knack for traveling across many cities for a quick bite to eat.


Fourth House

Is centered around motherhood or the lack of mothering qualities experienced in life. Makes for an emotionally in touch individual.


Fifth House

Creative and fertile placement. May feel inclined to make things with their hands for self-gratification.


Sixth House

Could be heavily influenced by work-life balance and may need to exercise more than other placements.


Seventh House

This person will be obsessed with marriage or the relationships in their lives. Bringing them to a state of peace will be of utmost importance.


Eighth House

This person will heavily identify with occult type rituals and practices. They will be psychic or can easily carry medium-like qualities.


Ninth House

These people are concerned with their home and changing it up often. They may also be heavy book worms, extremely scholarly and have the need to travel across seas often.


Tenth House

A natural-born leader, ready to step up to the plate even if you don’t feel “ready enough” to start. Ambitious, slow, or nervous to take the lead. Exercise is needed with this placement.

Eleventh House

Heavily influenced by friend groups and communities you participate in. Could enjoy social media immensely and have a lot to contribute to its platforms.


Twelfth House

Concerned with meaningful career and time for getting lost in spiritual or unconscious spaces. This person will have vivid dreams and imaginations.

Self-care reminders when the Moon is in transit to Cancer

  • Taking a long hot shower or bath is a good way to reset the energy, bath/pool is preferred.
  • Take delight in eating seafood if you are not allergic, the flavor may be more intensified during this period.
  • Washing your hair cleanses the energies you are receptive to while out in the world. Washing those away during this period will feel revitalizing.
  • Cancer is a water sign and reminds us to drink plenty of water and other hydrating fluids.
  • Cry as much as you need/like, the desire will be immense or unexpected.
  • Light a burnt offering and tell someone you love them through a thoughtful and impromptu conversation. Vulnerability will be easier to lean into and illicit.

Closing thoughts

This Moon is one where you have high chances of understanding how the world works. If you are able to use your emotions as an intelligent center of knowledge, you will, as a result, reach higher states of happiness.

Not sure if you have a Cancer Moon? Check our HOME page, to pull up YOUR natal chart.

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