Category: Cancer: Call Me Mama

So you’ve decided to date a Cancer? A guide to what they will be hoarding based on their Moon sign

So you’ve decided to date a Cancer and you want to know if there’s any truth to what the astrology textbooks say about this sign’s tendency to hoard? The reality is it’s rare you’ll find a Cancer who doesn’t hoard something although exactly what they hoard and how they hoard can vary tremendously. Here’s a guide to your crab’s hoarding ways based on their Moon sign, the symbol of one’s emotional needs.

Cancer Sun, Aries Moon aka “The Crab of War”: Aries is the Hard Charging Heroic Spirit of the Zodiac so this is the crab most likely to hoard workout equipment, boxing gloves, weapons, adventure gear, running shoes, protein powders, and energy drinks. There’s a good chance they’ll either have a home gym and/or coach children’s sports. This is the only crab who might have a F-16 fighter jet parked in their garage. Stunt pilot Melisa Pemberton, recently featured alongside her husband in an Outside Magazine article entitled “As Long as They Both Shall Live”, is a representative Cancer Sun, Aries Moon. (Chart)

Cancer Sun, Taurus Moon aka “The Courvoisier Crab”: Taurus is the Sensualist of the Zodiac so this is the crab most likely to hoard rich food, fine wine, expensive clothing, and the most luxurious of creature comforts. There’s also good chance they’ll hoard high end hedonistic experiences as Taurus is the lunar placement most attuned to both bodily pleasures and the accumulation of dolla’ dolla’ bills. Expect this crab to have a Bentley parked in their garage, a chenille leather coach in their living room, and a wet-bar installed in their basement. Cancers are known to love dairy but with this crab you’re more likely to find them with a hoard of Cristal and Courvoisier than Dreyers or Lucerne. Actress Lindsay Lohan is a representative Cancer Sun, Taurus Moon:

Cancer Sun, Gemini Moon aka “The Village Gossip Crab” aka “The Advice Column Crab”: Gemini is the Communicator of the Zodiac so this is the crab most likely to hoard books, cell phones, records, and demo tapes. Cancerians are notoriously shy outside of their family but that’s not so much the case with this highly communicative crab. At the very least they’ll know the business of everybody in the neighborhood. There’s a good chance they’ll be involved in the communicative industries and/or have a music studio or writer’s loft in their home. This is a very street smart pairing, one that will have the dirt on who is doing what with who, when and where. Rapper Fifty Cent is a representative Cancer Sun, Gemini Moon:

Cancer Sun, Cancer Moon aka “The Cash Money Crab”: There’s an interesting phenomenon that often occurs when a person’s Sun and Moon are in the same sign. They’ll often express as the opposite sign. (It’s some type of psychological reaction to an overflow of a single sign’s energy, the excess jumps to the opposite sign.) In the case of double Cancers they will often express as very ambitious Capricorns. This is the crab most likely to have a bank vault installed in their garage where they can count their hoard of money, a proxy for the emotional security double Cancers so desperately seek. Billionaires Steve Forbes, Ross Perot, and Arianna Huffington are all double Cancers.

Cancer Sun, Leo Moon aka “The Famous Crab”: Leo is the Entertainer of the Zodiac so this is the crab most likely to hoard opportunities to draw attention to themselves or to perform for a crowd. Very conscious of how they appear to their fans, they’ll likely hoard hair care products. This is the crab most likely to convert their garage into a movie studio for their Youtube channel. They don’t necessarily need a car as they have staff members to chauffeur them around. Tom Cruise, P.T. Barnum, Ringo Star, and Tom Hanks are all representative Cancer Sun, Leo Moons. So too is Australian track star turned YouTube dance routine super sensation Michelle Jenneke, whose instincts for theatrics have turned her into a viral video mega-celebrity:

Cancer Sun, Virgo Moon aka “The Fit as a Fiddle Crab”: Virgo is the Health Fanatic of the Zodiac so this is the crab most likely to hoard nutritional supplements and health care gadgetry. The most tidy of crabs, they will likely hoard cleaning products in a perfectly organized cupboard and have bottles of Omega-3 rich fish oil precisely lined up in their fridge. Don’t be surprised if you see a highly efficient electric bicycle (“gets 201.5 mpg”) parked in their garage next to a colon cleansing machine and an array of blood purifying devices. And a lifetime supply of hand sanitizer. Fitness guru Tim Ferris is a representative Cancer Sun, Virgo Moons. (Chart)

Cancer Sun, Libra Moon aka “The Stylish Crab”: Libra is the Super Smooth, Super Suave Debonair Playboy of the Zodiac. This is the crab most likely to keep their thread count high, their drama quotient low, and their walk in closet ready for a Vanity Fair photo shoot. They’ll likely have a ridiculously high number of nicely tailored suits and an equally large number of exes just as beautiful as themselves, all of whom they are still on very good terms with. Their garage will double as a Pilates studio as the Lexus RX will be parked out front for the neighbors to see. New York Yankees superstar shortstop is a representative Cancer Sun, Libra Moon:

Cancer Sun, Scorpio Moon aka “The Cobra Crab”: In the animal kingdom Scorpio has three symbols: the scorpion, the snake, and the eagle. In the human world, Scorpio’s three symbols are the Spy, the Shaman, and the Sex Addict. This is the crab most likely to hoard – and hide – secrets and sexual liaisons. You can guess what (or who) they have locked up in the garage. Wikileaks mastermind Julian Assange, currently battling legal charges related to a pair of sexual liaisons in Sweden, is a Cancer Sun, Scorpio Moon. (Chart) Using its establishment date as its date of birth, the United States Secret Service is also a Cancer Sun, Scorpio Moon. (Chart) If you haven’t been keeping up with the lurid details of the recent Secret Service sex scandals this informative report about agents assigned to Bill Clinton’s detail visiting a Moscow nightclub known for mass strip teases involving up to 900 women at once will bring you up to speed:

Cancer Sun, Sagittarius Moon aka “The High Adventure Crab”: Sagittarius is symbolized by the Centaur-Archer so this is the crab most likely to hoard either actual racehorses or stand-ins for racehorses such as fast cars and motorcycles. Cancerians are notorious for being homebodies but that’s not so much the case with this crab. If anything they’ll likely to live out of their van or truck as they crisscross the country. “Why would a seashore dwelling crab be crisscrossing the country?” you ask. Because this is the crab most likely to have warrants out for their arrest across state (and national) lines. Actor Vin Diesel, best known for playing renegade race car driver Dominic Toretto in The Fast and Furious franchise of films is a representative Cancer Sun, Sagittarius Moon. (Chart)

Cancer Sun, Capricorn Moon aka “The Business Crab”: Capricorn is the Workaholic of the Zodiac so this is the crab most likely to hoard business suits. It’s rare that this crab has a car parked in their garage because they usually have it parked at work, their favorite place. Rebecca Black, best known for the “It’s Friday, Friday” video, is a Cancer Sun, Capricorn Moon. (Chart) Her classmates can laugh all they want, “It’s Friday, Friday” is “Rebecca Black’s payday, payday.” According to Forbes she’s got a cool million in the bank as a result of that song and is already working on her next viral video hit. (Source) When the haters are in their 20s and selling their blood to pay off their student loan debts maybe she’ll hire a few of them to shine her gold plated rolodex or iron some of those business suits.

Cancer Sun, Aquarius Moon aka “The Eccentric Crab” aka “The Crazy Uncle Crab”: Aquarius is the Mad Scientist of the zodiac so this is the crab most likely to hoard crystal attunment technologies, new age gear, and ufo contact manuals. Cancers are famous for living in the past but this is the only crab who might actually have a time machine parked in the garage. Using its premiere date as its date of birth, the film Back to the Future is a Cancer Sun, Aquarius Moon. (Chart)

Cancer Sun, Pisces Moon aka “The Psychic Crab”: Pisces is the Psychic of the zodiac so this is the crab most likely to hoard impressions from other realms. Symbolized as two fishes, Pisces is associated with both the ocean itself and oceanic levels of compassion. This is the crab most likely to convert their garage to a photography or painting studio where they can give life to impressions they get from the psychic world. Using its launch date as its date of birth, NASA’s experimental “psychic” space satellite SeaSat One (short for “SeaFaring Space Satellite”) is a representative Cancer Sun, Pisces Moon. (Chart)

SeaSat spacecraft artist rendering with callouts. Requested by: Pedigo 11/01/1977
SeaSat spacecraft artist rendering with callouts.
Requested by: Pedigo
11/01/1977

Like its Cancer/Pisces astro-twin Hellen Keller, SeaSat was technically blind. It did not have an on board optical camera nor did it rely on the availability of light to capture images. Instead, it remotely detected what was going on deep beneath the surface of the ocean by using the echoes of radar waves to “sense” through the water. A 1996 NY Times article described the craft as being akin more to a space-age psychic antenna than simply an old fashioned camera lofted to high-altitude. (Source) As a result of the radically advanced imaging technologies demonstrated by SeaSat, NASA now has a literal “hoard” of images about the health of the oceans.

About the Author: Matt Savinar is a California licensed attorney (State Bar #228957), voluntarily inactive as of June 2013. He can be reached for questions, comments, or consults at his contact page.

Cancer Sun, Aries Moon, Part I: The Crab of War

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Cancer Sun, Aries Moon Part II: The Stay at Home Force

Both Cancer and Aries are “cardinal” signs which means they each like to initiate things albeit in very different ways. Cancer Sun likes to initiate when it comes to feeding the emotions, Aries Moon like to initiate when it comes to starting the fights. With the masculine side of the psyche (the Sun) in the most feminine sign (Cancer) and feminine side of the psyche (the Moon) in the most masculine sign (Aries), this pairing can have trouble deciding if its theme song is “Dear Mama” by Tupac Shakur or “Raising Hell” by Run DMC. Cancer is the most maternal sign but also the most moody. Aries is the most enthusiastic but also the most combative. Pair the two together and you get a very combustible emotional ecosystem, one that alternates between scalding hot and soothingly warm.

When it gets firing on all cylinders Cancer Sun, Aries Moon can be a very potent combination. Fill a cast iron pot with the feminine emotionality of Cancerian water, heat it with the masculine bravado of Aries fire and the result can be likened to a steam powered locomotive barreling down the tracks at full speed, whistles and horns blasting all the way:

At its best the Cancer Sun, Aries Moon individual will be caring yet courageous, emotionally sensitive yet extremely enterprising, with a shy disposition that belies near superhuman levels of energy. Astrologer Sue Tompkins says this combination is excellent for fighting on behalf of children or housing issues. (Source) Imagine Superman bottle feeding a baby or Wonder Woman running an orphanage and you’ll have a pretty good idea of how this combination’s modus operandi once it reconciles the feminine (Cancer) and masculine (Aries) sides of its psyche.

Mixed Martial Arts superstar Bobby Lashley is a Cancer Sun, Aries Moon and about as close a real life example of “Superman bottle feeding a baby” as you’re likely to find. (Chart) A collegiate wrestling champion in the mid-1990s, Lashley spent a few years as a professional (choreographed) wrestler before moving into the world of professional cage fighting. He now runs a Denver Colorado gym where he trains children in the martial arts. Fast forward to :49 for a great example of somebody whose combined a Cancer Sun’s nurturing capabilities with an Aries Moon’s instincts for competition:

According to astrologers Suzi and Charles Harvey, one of two metaphoric images for the highest expression of the Cancer Sun, Aries Moon pairing is “A suffragette takes to the barricades in aid of her cause”. (Source) Lashley’s not a “suffragette taking to the barricades in aid of her cause” to quote the Harveys’ metaphoric image for this pairing but he is a fighter whose taken to the martial arts ages in aid of those kids. The second metaphoric image for Cancer/Aries according to the Harveys is “A quiet homebody becomes a sports champion.” (Source) That too is an excellent approximation of Lashley as he is a sports champion whose love of home and family comes through quite clearly in the above video.

Cancer Sun, Aries Moon: A Superman Complex, Sense of Defensiveness

At its highest expression, Cancer Sun, Aries Moon is the pairing of “the heroic spirit” who “goes to the mat” for a cause. There are, however, downsides to being so heroic all the time. Astrologer Jefferson Anderson warns of the Cancer Sun, Aries Moon individual’s propensity for burnout and breakdown:

It’s not easy to live up to that Superman or Wonder Woman self-image of yours. Self acceptance is the key to many of the problems you encounter. It’s nearly impossible to meet all the goals you will set for yourself, so stop racing around risking heart attack and nervous breakdown . . . (Source)

Lashley has never had a heart attack or nervous breakdown but his single loss as a professional fighter came during a bout with mononucleosis, most likely brought on by over-training himself to the point of collapse. (Source) Following that loss he was ordered by doctors to take four months off from physical activity. Those months must have felt like near-death as Cancer Sun, Aries Moon is one of the most impatient of the 144 Sun/Moon pairings.

The other big challenge for this pairing is taking things too personally. The Harveys warn that this pairing “can easily develop a chip on the shoulder”. (Source) In each of the above videos, Lashley mentions “the critics”. What he’s referring to is the peanut gallery of cyber-haters who give him static via the internet for having spent a few years as a WWE performer in between his collegiate wrestling and professional fighting careers.

Objectively the guy shouldn’t be the least bit concerned about what a bunch of losers on the inter-tubes have to say as he’s got money in the bank, almost reached the Olympics as an amateur wrestler, has a burgeoning career as a professional fighter, and is clearly doing the right thing by the kids who train at his gym. But neither Cancer or Aries are known for their objectivity.

Cancer Sun, Aries Moon Astro-Twins: Half Crab, Half Ram, All Hero

Lashley has several astro-twins worth mentioning. The first is cult film RoboCop starring Peter Sellers as a deceased Detroit cop reborn as a cybernetic bad-ass. The film was released (born) July 17th, 1987 making it a Cancer Sun, Aries Moon just like Lashley. (Chart) Astro-twins often bear an impossible to ignore resemblance to each other even if not related by blood. In the case of Bobby Lashley and Robocop, it’s hard not to notice some similarities between the two at least in terms of physical build and basic modus operandi:

In the film’s concluding scene Robocop arrests the corrupt CEO of Omni Consumer Products, the mega-corporation that has been plotting to destroy Detroit and replace it with a corporate paradise called “Delta City”. The film thus centers around a bad-ass (Aries) who goes to the mat for home and family (Cancer).

Stunt pilot Melisa Pemberton, recently featured alongside her husband Rex Pemberton in an Outside Magazine article entitled “As Long as They Both Shall Live” is also a Cancer Sun, Aries Moon. (Chart) Like most natives of this pairing, she combines the feminine sensibilities of a Cancer Sun with the risk-taking instincts of an Aries Moon:

At first glance you might not think she and Bobby Lashley would have much in common as she’s a cute white chick and he’s a ginormous bald headed black man. If, however, you look beyond their immediate appearances they actually do have similar career arcs. Lashley makes his living by taking to the mixed martial arts cages to do heart pounding battle with foes. Pemberton makes her living by taking to the skies to do heart pounding stunts with her plane. Like Lashley, she is a sports champion whose love of home and family comes through quite clearly in the above video.

Sir Edmund Hillary, the first man to climb Mt. Everest, is a Cancer Sun, Aries Moon. (Chart) When not prepping for one of his many adventures, Hilary spent most of his time in the privacy of his home in New Zealand.

Hillary didn’t “take to the barricades in aid of a cause” but he did take to the mountain tops from where he provided much needed aid for the Nepalese people by way of non-profit trust he created.

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