Transcript of Cancer Sun Sign – Soul Lessons
Hey there! Welcome and happy birthday to all the Cancers out there.
I am Marina Ormes, the founder of Astrology Heals at astrologyheals.com, and today I have some tidbits to share with you if you are Cancer and if you want to learn more about the sign of Cancer, so stay tuned for that.
What does it mean to be a Cancer Sun?
First let’s talk about what it means to be a Cancer, or whatever sign of the zodiac you are. When we talk about your sign, we are actually talking about your Sun sign and the Sun is just one part of your astrology chart.
You have many planets in your full chart and each one describes a particular part of you. What does the Sun describe? The Sun speaks to that part of us that needs to shine in the world that needs to express itself, so it is how we need to shine and express ourselves.
It is also how people see us, how we grow, and what we are learning in this lifetime. Throughout this life we are growing and expanding into our full potential to be what it is we are here to be, how we share and shine in the world.
The Sun is about this lifetime. There are some planets in the chart that are about the bigger picture, even beyond this lifetime, the bigger picture of our soul and our deeper needs.
But the Sun sign is about how we express ourselves and how the people around us see us and how we can step into the fullness of what that means. So let’s talk about that is for Cancer. Cancer is a water sign. It is the sign of feeling, nurturing, mothering, and children.
It is about our needs and also our inner child, so that part of us that needs things and feels things. It has a way of responding to the world that is not always rational and it’s ruled by the Moon. Cancer is ruled by the Moon and the Moon is about our inner needs, our inner child, and how we take care of ourselves.
A Cancer Sun is somebody who is shining in the world, who is expressing themselves in the world in a way that is working with the quality of nurturing, caring, caregiving, and caretaking—of the inner child and children, how we care for one another, and how we care for ourselves.
What are the Soul Lessons for Cancers?
Let’s look really quick at the soul lessons of Cancer. This graphic is from my book Astrology Heals: The Ormes Method of Transformational Astrology. In this book you can learn about all the different zodiac signs and their soul lessons, and what it means in the bigger picture.
This list talks about Cancer—and Cancer, like every sign has a spectrum of possibilities. This shows what that sign is learning, expanding into, and growing into and how we are stepping into the full potential of what our sign is.
So for Cancer the lower possibilities—what we might be unlearning or growing out of—is the tendency to be overly sensitive; to be easily overwhelmed by feeling or emotions, not knowing where to put them; not having appropriate boundaries; or perhaps overly effective for boundaries (think of the crab, Cancer is the crab so having those crab claws and being protective with a little bit too much biting).
Cancer can also be imbalanced in caretaking; imbalance in caring for yourself, either too much or too little; or the same in caring for others; having a feeling of defensiveness—of hiding or of being fearful. That is what Cancer is invited to grow out of.
What Cancer energy is learning and growing into is these higher possibilities. Cancer is learning how to be attuned to feelings, to step into that nurturing and caring part of ourselves in a balanced way. It is learning how to be more effective and have appropriate boundaries, to set clear boundaries so we can take care of ourselves without getting burned out or overwhelmed or exhausted by the caretaking experience, or even caring for ourselves inappropriately—too much or too little.
Cancer is learning about having the right balance, stepping into being a healer. Think of the mother and how a mother is really a healer. The mother holds, the mother allows for what needs to happen even when she can’t fix things. She holds that healing space of love and compassion.
These are the higher possibilities for Cancer: tuning in with feelings, being comfortable with emotions, a healthy expression of emotions, sensitivity, empathy, and the ability to provide for needs in healthy and balanced way. That is what you are learning if you are a Cancer Sun.
Learning to Shine
This is how you are learning to express yourself and shine in the world. You might reflect on how these things are or are not in balance for you and some ways that you might need to step into this higher potential or to see yourself as having this capacity.
All signs bring a wonderful gift and for Cancer that wonderful gift is the gift of caring and nurturing. So if there are parts of you that have been told that you shouldn’t do that or that you don’t do that right, or that you’ve internalized messages that are not healthy, it is time to heal that so that you can step into the fullness of your capacity for being present, healing, and caring for others and taking good care and appropriate care of yourself.
Thank you for watching today and Happy Birthday Cancer! I’ll see you next time.