The ruler of Cancer ascendant is the Moon, who endows you with intuition and sensitivity and helps you to adjust easily to all situations.
You are friendly, sociable and genial and always try to protect yourself and those you love from any danger. You are the harbour for the friend and acquaintance who is in trouble and selflessly offer all help possible.
Cancer Rising Sign: The Ascendant in Cancer and its meaning
House and home provide the meaning for your life. You do not so much see the luxury but the comfort and security that personal space can offer you. Your favourite objects are to be found in this space and this is somewhere you can withdraw to when you are feeling vulnerable.
You have a need to feel accepted, and emotional satisfaction is more essential and important than any other success or value you have in your life.
You are rather possessive and often jealous for no reason. You constantly want to be the focus of your partner’s attention and, when this isn’t the case, are very disappointed. This might lead you to having a secret affair or dalliance, simply so that you can receive the interest that is missing, ignoring the risks involved.
You have a very developed intuition and imagination, which you use to find out other people’s intentions and aims towards you. You may channel this energy towards many areas at the same time – social, emotional and psychological – when you want to achieve your goals.
Financial security is for you the key to a happy family life and you know that this can be achieved through your work. You work consistently and can quickly win yourself a good position, while your excellent negotiating skills will help you make good investments.
You will often ‘camouflage’ your insecurities and express ideas and opinions that you do not genuinely believe in order not to be considered reactionary. With such behaviour, however, and without realising it, you are distancing yourself emotionally from the person who is interested in you, raising persistent questions about your true feelings.
It’s natural that the passage of the Moon will influence your mood, with the result that many women become sensitive during a Full Moon, while men become so at the time of a New Moon.
Cancer ascendant personality traits
As a Cancer Ascendant, your ruler planet is the Moon and it is also the ruling planet of the first House in your astrology chart. The Moon is connected to intuition and sensitivity, as well as mood swings as it changes constantly. You are likely to be intuitive and very sensitive yourself, tending to hide that sensitivity underneath a tough exterior –much like the Crab, symbol of Cancer. Your Cancer Ascendant makes you friendly, but always cautious to protect yourself and those you love from unseen dangers. People come to you for comfort and you have something of a motherly figure within you that attracts the hurt and scared people in search of a secure shelter.
People with their Rising sign in Cancer are particularly attached to their home and family and have a tendency to hoard items that are valuable to them. You do not so much see the luxury but the comfort and security that a place you can call “your own” offers you, especially when you are feeling threatened or vulnerable. You have a deep seeded need to feel accepted and loved, therefore emotional gratification is more essential and important to you than any other value in your life. For a Cancer Ascendant, success is measured by the hugs you can get when returning home after a tiring day and the love you can feel surrounding you.
Sometimes this need for love and security may cause you to be jealous or possessive, as you constantly want to be the focus of your loved ones’ attention and you feel deeply hurt when that is not the case. You have a very well developed intuition which you can easily use to ascertain other people’s intentions –you can see clearly what others think most of the time and that is a powerful weapon. Make sure to channel this energy wisely and towards a good purpose, otherwise you might end up losing people you love because of your suspiciousness.
Financial security is for you the key to a happy family life and you know that this can only be achieved through hard work. Cancer Ascendant people make for excellent employees as they are not afraid of hard work or responsibility and can carry out the most demanding tasks quickly and efficiently.
Naturally, since the Moon influences your mood constantly, you are likely to suffer from bad mood swings, altering from happy and content to disappointed and depressed very quickly. Women with Cancer Ascendant become particularly sensitive during a Full Moon, while men become so mostly during a New Moon. In any case, try to control you impulses as people around you won’t be able to understand what is going on!
Cancer Ascendant Man
Cancer Ascendant men look for someone they can call home – a partner with whom they can be themselves. They wish to find someone to fully commit to and start a family with. They need to feel confident that their affections are reciprocated before they express their attraction to the woman they’re interested in. A woman usually has to earn their trust before they have sex with her. As soon as they get intimate with someone, they become overly attached to them. They are highly intuitive and attuned to the emotions of their partner, but when their insecurities get the best of them, they become controlling and needy.
Cancer Ascendant Woman
Cancer Ascendant women tend to be possessive and insecure in their romantic relationships. When they feel neglected, they withdraw into themselves and give their partner the cold shoulder. They wish to find a relatively well-off partner who won’t be fickle in his affections, but often end up in relationships with men on the rebound. They resemble Cancer Ascendant men in that they, too, have a highly developed intuition and equate sex with commitment. They have no problem taking care of the children while their husband earns the money, but won’t take kindly to being expected to shoulder the full weight of running the household.
Celebrities with Cancer ascendant:
Famous people with Cancer Rising are Angelina Jolie, Liv Tyler, Salvador Dali, Albert Einstein, Cameron Diaz, Farrah Fawcett, Bill Gates, John Travolta, Cindy Crawford, Carla Bruni-Sarkozy, George Michael, Julia Roberts, Bill Gates, Kanye West, Ben Affleck, Mel Gibson, Tyra Banks, Michael Jordan, Kate Hudson, Lisa Kudrow, Iggy Pop.
Cancer ascendant and its Sun sign combinations
Find here all 12 combinations of Sun signs combined Cancer rising sign. Read the characteristics the Cancer ascendant gives to your personality, in combination with your Sun.
Aries Sun with Cancer ascendant
This combination leads to many internal contradictions and a rather fluctuating mood, while it also often drives you to use aggression as a ‘mask’. You are independent and capable of achieving much in your life, but your great sensitivity makes you fairly excitable. The simultaneous influence of the Moon and Mars usually brings changes in the area of your career.
Taurus Sun with Cancer ascendant
This combination makes you more social and offers the potential for you to become very popular. You love deeply and the most likely is that you’ll have a happy family life. You like order and security and won’t allow anyone or anything to disturb your life. Take care of your dietary misdemeanours, which may give you extra kilos.
Gemini Sun with Cancer ascendant
This combination makes you volatile and complex. You can express your feelings and are very creative. You are unpredictable, and have a rich imagination and intuition, which often lead you to strange situations. In your love life, you enjoy tasting forbidden fruit, something that will create problems in your marriage and you will need to work hard to restore trust.
Cancer Sun with Cancer ascendant
You are very sensitive. However old you are, you will always feel like a child who needs love and care. You look for a loyal partner who will make you feel secure, and this will lead to a happy marriage. In the professional sphere, your negotiating skills will bring you a significant income but the greatest progress will come after middle age.
Leo Sun with Cancer ascendant
The contradictory forces of water and fire create an inner uncertainty, which pushes you to abandon your ideas and plans when you don’t have immediate results. Even so, your persistence will help you to start once more from the beginning and enable you to reach the peaks. Pay serious attention to any lurking enemies and protect yourself.
Virgo Sun with Cancer ascendant
You are hypersensitive but try to bury your feelings deep inside of you. You have a rich imagination and can easily adapt to every environment and situation. You have great professional capacity, know how to prepare for your work thoroughly and perform your duties with great perseverance. These qualities will lead you to success, despite the fact that you will have difficult moments.
Libra Sun with Cancer ascendant
You have a strong personality and your interests are focused on your house and home. You might spend a lot of time and money to create a warm environment in which you will be able to live with love. Professionally, you are suited to jobs connected to a family business, sales or interior design. Your dedication to the subject that you love will reward you with a good position and financial comforts.
Scorpio Sun with Cancer ascendant
You have profound and deep emotions as well as a wonderful sense of humour. You can love deeply, but this combination makes you prone to all kinds of ‘misdemeanours’ and you may give in to temptation or waste money on having fun. If your partner hurts you, your reaction will be brutal and ugly. An interest in esoteric subjects will seem useful for your personal evolution.
Sagittarius Sun with Cancer ascendant
You have a complex personality and find it difficult to understand others. You are sensitive, have a rich imagination and great artistic ability. You love your comforts and enjoy movement and change. Deep down, you want to escape from reality and go somewhere far away, but family and traditions won’t allow you to. There is something mystical about you that makes you have prophetic dreams.
Capricorn Sun with Cancer ascendant
You are very ambitious but also vulnerable. Your family environment plays an important role in your development and is often what determines your success or failure. Your rich imagination, however, often enables you to live through unusual situations and adventures. You are particularly demanding in your love life and this means that it will take you some time to get around to starting a family.
Aquarius Sun with Cancer ascendant
You seem sensitive, vulnerable and romantic but, in reality, you are very strange and completely unpredictable. In your love life, you thirst for freedom on the one hand but, on the other, you crave to ‘put down roots’ and be deeply in love. You are faithful and don’t like to have affairs and, for this reason, need a partner who is understanding and honest and won’t deny you your independence.
Pisces Sun with Cancer ascendant
You are a fairly sensitive person and have constant mood swings. Your sense and intuition may guide you in uncertain situations. You are constantly on the go, being active and trying to learn new things. You have an excellent memory, which helps you remember (almost) everything! The natural timidity of the Pisces is somewhat restrained in you, but you need a dynamic partner who will stand by your side when you have problems.
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