Sun in Cancer – What Others Won’t Tell You About Your Cancer Zodiac Sign (Significance, Characteristics, Personality)

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Welcome my dear Sun in Cancer person and be prepared to be blown away by the new perspective you are about to gain about your Cancer Sun sign!

I am here to talk to you about the true significance of your Sun in Cancer placement, because it represents the pure essence of your being, your life force, and the hidden potential that you are meant to fully unfold and take advantage of in this lifetime.

Let me start with this:

Yes, I am fully aware that you might not be resonating with your Cancer zodiac sign and you might be looking for answers why that may be.

Yes, I am here to help you gain new depth into your Sun in Cancer placement, which is going to give you a much more profound and well-rounded understanding of your personality and your biggest strengths and weaknesses.

Yes, I am going to provide the resources and explanation needed for you to understand what is the true role of your Cancer zodiac sign and how it fits with your Moon and Rising sign placement.

Sun in Cancer – Why This Is The Most Important Placement In Your Horoscope

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Also check out all about Cancer Rising

Each of the planets in our horoscope represents a certain type of energy that flows within us. A very specific type of energy that shapes different aspects of our personality.

The science of astrology is built on the assumption that we, as human beings are a mini-representation of the universe itself, and that we experience the influences of all 10 planets within us – through our life and consciousness.

Now think about the role of the Sun in our solar system – it is the only celestial body that shines with its own light. It is the ultimate force that gives light, warmth, and life to ALL other planets and forms of life.

It is a never-ending creative source that nourishes and lights up the whole solar system!

This is why, although it is correct when modern astrologers say we need the whole natal chart drawn up in order to fully understand and comprehend one’s personality, we cannot belittle the significance of the Sun, and put it on the same plane as our Moon and Rising signs.

The correct approach would be to understand the more profound meaning of your Sun in Cancer placement and to consciously strive to live by its higher manifestations.

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Sun in Cancer – Let’s Start With THE SUN

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The Sun is the central figure in the solar system, the source of light and heat.

Light – figuratively and literally – gives us an opportunity to see and comprehend the world.

This is why your Sun in Cancer placement is the equivalent of your consciousness. It is the pure source of your vitality and life-force.

If you better connect with the true meaning of your Sun in Cancer placement, you will be able to literally improve the quality of your life and your well-being.

You will be able to accumulate more life force, which you can put into each of your endeavors in life!

Your Sun in Cancer placement supports your life and your psyche, your, perception, your will, and actions.

The Sun ‘charges’ all other planets in your natal chart with energy. As a main driver of your conscious creative energies, its placement by sign, by house, and the aspects it makes with other planets are all truly significant.

Your Sun Placement represents:

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– Your will, ambitions and desires. Aspiration to impose yourself in life, to succeed, to realize yourself.

– The principle of power over yourself and over the forces that govern your life.

– Symbolizes the image of the father in a horoscope. It also embodies the image of powerful male figures in your life.

– Indicates the general vital forces of the body and temperament in general.

– Responsible for the heart and spine.

– Your own right to choose your own path, and not being thrown into different directions by outer circumstances.

– Shows how harmoniously or problematically your spirit will manifest itself

Little-Known Facts About Your Sun in Cancer Placement

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Your Sun in Cancer placement is the solar center in your horoscope, which is active; it is like a spring that flows and does not depend on other forces.

There are personality traits, connected with your Sun in Cancer placement that cannot be changed through upbringing, education or experiences.


Your Moon placement is something that you can ‘work on’ and adapt as your mature and you grow up.

Every action that you initiate independently comes out of your Sun in Cancer placement – this is the most independent power in you! Only the Spirit can have free will.

Each planet has four levels of human personal development.

The 4 Keys To Happiness Your Sun In Cancer Placement Gives You:

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  1. Your Sun in Cancer shows the path you must take to develop a healthy ego and feeling of individuality. 2. By developing the positive and constructive qualities of your Sun sign, you will feel happier and fuller.
  2. Finding different activities and fields of life, where you can express and radiate the qualities of your Sun in Cancer placement.
  3. Your Sun in Cancer placement is a symbol of what you have to consciously strive for and achieve, not qualities that are instinctively emerging.

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The Aspects towards your Sun in Cancer provide the following information

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1.. Each planet in aspect with the Sun represents energy or archetype, associated (in a positive or negative way) with the development of our individuality, personality and self-expression.

We need to find constructive ways to incorporate this energy into our lives (perhaps through vocation, inherent to the same planet). For example, a person with the Sun in aspect with Neptune must in some form meet Neptune in the process of individualization. They should express the planet in the form of Neptunian career, such as healing, music or art.

  1. It is possible to feel the aspects of the Sun through other people in our lives (especially in oppositions). For example, a man with the Sun in opposition to Saturn will see others as limiting and blocking.

Ultimately, we will have to embrace and integrate these qualities, which we usually project on others.

  1. The nature of the planet, aspecting the Sun, colors the problems with the father and the animus.

Now, that you better understand the role and significance of your Sun placement, we can move on to specifically talk about

Sun in Cancer Characteristics

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Your Most Likeable Trait LOYALTY

Motto: I feel. I doubt

Day: Monday

Color: white

Stone: pearl

Metal: silver

The main qualities of Sun in Cancer people are sensitivity and empathy. They can easily get infected with the emotions of another person. In ancient times, all people had this ability, but nowadays when intellect prevails most people perceive the world mentally.

Sun in Cancer people have preserved their emotional sensitivity and can easily feel the aura of things and people.

Due to their increased empathy, they can be mentally unstable, easily be influenced by someone else’s emotions, and they are very receptive sexually. Still, they possess deep internal stability.

Sun in Cancer people know how to forgive others and themselves. Fire signs, on the contrary, judge themselves harshly and find it difficult to forgive.

The individuality of the Sun in Cancer people is colored with all the characteristics, which are inherent to the Cancer zodiac sign. It is ruled by the Moon, and its main function is maternal. Hence, the qualities with which Sun in Cancer people are known – sensitivity, emotionality, concern and protection.

The Moon is the fastest moving celestial body in the horoscope. It passes through all the signs of the Zodiac in just 28 days. This rapid movement is also reflected in the frequent changes in the emotions of Sun in Cancer people.

The range of their feelings is extremely large and changes with unpredictable speed.

A Sun in Cancer person can feel on cloud number nine, and in the next moment they can start crying in inconsolable sorrow. Cancers are generally ruled a lot more by feelings than reason.

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Sun In Cancer Best Traits

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Sun in Cancer people know how to keep secrets.

You can safely trust them, even though their highly developed intuition can already suspect what is tormenting your soul.

They show deep, sincere compassion and will truly sympathize.

At the same time Sun in Cancer people are carefully guarding their feelings from curious glances. They do not talk much about their personal life, but are amazing listeners.

Cancers are non-judgmental, they swallow the information and store it.

When a Cancer acquires something, he or she does not give it up without a fight. You will easily be convinced of this, as long as you observe a crab on the beach. If he grabs an object, he doesn’t drop it for anything in the world.

Cancers are extremely protective of everything they value, whether it is a friend, relative, career or a valuable possession.  

The heart of a Cancer is painfully sensitive and touchingly open to other people’s sorrows and troubles.

Sun in Cancer people carefully consider all the consequences of any move they might make. They want to leave a mark, to be remembered.

This is why Sun in Cancer people plan everything carefully. They rarely act alone and without insurance, which is why almost all of their endeavors are crowned with success. When the Moon is in a fire sign, a Cancer may allow him or herself to take a greater risk, but if they fail, he or she feels terribly unhappy, and avoids going against his or her beliefs for a long time afterwards.

Many Sun in Cancer people have “green” hands. They care with great love and dedication for their beautiful, well-maintained gardens. Those who do not deal with green plants, on the other hand, have impressive bank accounts in green, to which they pay the same attention and love.

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Sun in Cancer Emotional Traits

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The aura of Sun in Cancer people resembles an emotional absorbent sponge. They just suck in the psychic energy of the people around them. Therefore, they should be careful about what type of company they have around them at all times.

Cancers need to understand that in most cases, they cannot change the nature and energy that other people radiate.

They can however choose their friends and surround themselves only with those, who emanate mostly positive energy. If there are negative people around them, it will exhaust them emotionally, physically, exhausts mentally. The same applies when they are on the street, in shops and shopping malls.

Many of my Sun in Cancer clients have shared with me that even just a few hours spent in a large shopping center, crowded with many people, drains all their energy. This becomes especially obvious for them during big sales, when the energy in such stores becomes extremely negative.

Sun in Cancer people don’t usually approach life in an open and straightforward way.

They prefer to take a step forward, then one or two left or right, then maybe backwards, then again a little forward, and so on. That’s how they navigate life, like the crab itself, which never moves in a straight line.

Try watching a crab move from one place to another. You will notice exactly the same trend. As it moves straight ahead, suddenly goes to the side, then even goes back, then moves on again, etc. Its zigzag motion can be really funny, as long as it doesn’t know it’s being watched from the sidelines. Otherwise you will immediately activate its defense mechanisms. The Crab is an animal known for its strong tongs. It is no coincidence that this zodiac sign bears its name.

The main function of a crab, however, is not aggressive but protective. You will almost never see this animal in a fierce attack, as is typical of most predators.

This feature is also essential for those born with a Sun in Cancer. They want to protect and safeguard everything in their immediate environment.

These are mainly their family members – wife, husband, children, parents; their work, their home, their money and their material possessions. They all bring them a sense of security, safety and confidence.

If, for one reason or another, any of these elements is endangered, Sun in Cancer people do everything possible to defend them.

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Sun in Cancer Bad Traits and Personality Challenges

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Since the main function of Cancer is to maintain and protect the status quo, this sign is also known for some other not very pleasant qualities. For example, some people with a Sun in Cancer find it very difficult to throw away anything. Even completely unnecessary items can be carefully preserved due to the emotional value they possess.

The famous Plushkin probably had a lot planets in Cancer. Not to mention photos, photo albums, wedding dresses, clothes associated with particularly emotional moments of their lives, etc. All of these things are usually carefully packaged to keep.

The problem is that over time, their house can be literally clogged with things, which, from a rational point of view, no longer have any practical value at all. This waste of unnecessary items can have a negative impact on their quality of life. This can also have a negative effect on the people, who live under one roof with them.

In general, Sun in Cancer people need to realize that they are very inclined to live with the memories of the past, not the present.

This is a very negative trend, as it hinders their development. The past is something that cannot be changed. Whether our memories are good or bad, they are something, so to speak, dead. Naturally, we can learn from past experience. However, we would make a huge mistake if we try to continue living in past events.

Many Sun in Cancer people suffer severely from nostalgia. For many of them, the past always seems more attractive than the present.

So, they allow the fundamental mistake of living much of their life backwards. They need to understand that life happens only in the present. The only way to achieve something in life is to live in the present moment.

The situation in which we are in now is a consequence of all our decisions from the past.

But the power of life can only be felt in the present when our gaze is directed to the future.

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Sun in Cancer Parents

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As parents, Sun in Cancer people do great. Their protective mechanisms are well suited to their task of protecting and nurturing a child.

A problem may arise when some Sun in Cancer parents pamper their children too much. They tend to please them in almost everything.

This is most likely to happen if other planets are placed in Cancer, too, or planets such as the Moon, Sun, Venus or Jupiter are well-aspected in the 4th house. If so, Sun in Cancer people should consciously strive to correct their behavior. Excessive freedom, gratification of all desires and pampering have just as strong negative effect on children, as well as excessive discipline and rigor. Both can have devastating influence and dire consequences for both children and parents.

Another challenge for Sun in Cancer parents occurs when their children are already quite grown up and start thinking about leaving home and starting a family.

Crabs may interpret this behavior as a direct threat to their own safety and security. Their whole lifestyle, built around the growth and upbringing of children, suddenly begins to crumble. Although they intellectually understand the need for this transition, they are most emotionally vulnerable during this period of their life.

Therefore, it is desirable for Sun in Cancer people to try and get used to the idea early on in life that the hatched chicks will one day spread their wings and fly out of the nest. The sooner they begin to realize this truth, the easier it will be “processed” by their powerful defenses and protectionist mechanisms.

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Sun in Cancer Career

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In their careers, Sun in Cancer people strive for professions in which they can show their strongest qualities such as patronage to colleagues, strength, tenacity, endurance and determination.

It is much more important for them to get satisfaction from their work than to satisfy their ambitions.

Their tendency to “accumulate” is clear and gives very good results in the financial sphere.

Sun in Cancer people have excellent business potential. The accumulation of large sums of money brings them great satisfaction and makes them feel protected from the vicissitudes of fate.

Many of my Sun in Cancer clients run their own businesses, and quite successfully. A lot of them also deal with the accounting activities of the company

As a result, Sun in Cancer people can be successful businessmen and women with quite solid income and investment potential. Of course, everyone benefits from this – not only them, but also their children and their partners. Sun in Cancer people know how to spend their money.

Sun in Cancer Health

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Cancer is not the fastest moving zodiac sign. You could even say that their metabolism is quite funny. For Sun in Cancer people, it is absolutely imperative to build a weekly schedule, which includes regular exercise. Their daily life is not characterized by discipline and perseverance. This is because they are largely guided in their actions by their emotional state at the moment. And it is constantly changing. They can easily ignore the need for regular exercise.

At the same time Sun in Cancer love delicious food. If they feel a certain gap in their emotional or personal life, they compensate with extra food.

As a result, many Crabs are overweight. And hence a number of negative consequences for their health.

Perhaps the main health problems of Sun in Cancer are related to their tendency to constantly worry about all sorts of things. You will often hear them say, “What if …?”

They are very anxious about the future and have an innate suspicion of any future events. If their children are five minutes late from school, their imagination immediately begins to paint the scariest pictures. The same thing happens when their partner is late from work. If the shares on the stock exchange, for example, fell a little this month, their minds are already painting an apocalyptic picture. These constant worries are reflected in their health.

Therefore, many Crabs develop ulcers and gastritis, as well as various problems with the digestive and urinary system.

Sun in Cancer must consciously develop more faith and trust in the virtuous forces of the spiritual world that govern us. Every event in the material world happens in order to fulfill a certain spiritual goal.

Even the events we define as negative are actually positive for our development and evolution.

Sun in Cancer people may need to make a deliberate effort to bring these truths to their minds and put them into practice. But once they do, they will be amazed at how much easier their lives have become. A little more faith and trust can do wonders for these people.

Freed from their main worries and anxieties, Sun in Cancer can significantly improve their quality of life.

Sun in Cancer Love and Emotional Life

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First of all, for Cancers, their home is their castle. This is where they feel most protected and confident. The Moon and the 4th astrological house are directly related to the home and roots.

Sun in Cancer people may need to travel on business trips or visit a variety of places, but most of all they like to have a safe and secure home, where they can go back to and feel safe.

Here again, the parallel between this zodiac sign and the crab, which spends most of its time in its niche in the rock, is obvious. There he feels confident and protected that no one will attack him.

So it is with those born with a Sun in Cancer. They feel best protected in their own home. Even there they have a specific place, where they spend most of their time. This can be a favorite armchair, sofa or desk, where they feel especially well-protected.

Then comes the partner, who also gives a sense of safety and security to Sun in Cancer people. Their presence evokes a feeling of peace and protection.

Therefore, when engaging in a long-term relationship, Sun in Cancer people need to be absolutely confident in the loyalty and stability of their partner.

Sun in Cancer people cannot live continuously under the threat that their partner could leave them. It would just exhaust them emotionally.

Crabs are not so much possessive, as they want emotional security at all costs. This is a very different emotional state from extreme jealousy and the obsessive desire to own the partner, inherent in Scorpio, for example.

Sun in Cancer people behavior is protectionist, not possessive. But even so, in their desire to keep their partner, these people can create an overly claustrophobic atmosphere at home.

They may want to form such a close relationship that their partner just starts suffocating in their hugs. Therefore, if they do not want to achieve the opposite effect, Crabs should give their partners some freedom of action.

Since this is such a vast topic to cover, I have dedicated separate articles to it.

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Cancer Man In Love here

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