The Ascendant and its meaning in Astrology
Discover what it means to have a Cancer ascendant and read all about your ascendant.
The ruler of your 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.
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.
Celebrities with Cancer ascendant: Angelina Jolie, Salvador Dali, Albert Einstein, Cameron Diaz, Farrah Fawcett, Bill Gates, John Travolta, Cindy Crawford, Carla Bruni-Sarkozy, George Michael.
If your star sign is:
Aries 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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.