Those born between June 22nd and July 22nd are born under the fourth sign of the zodiac, Cancer. As with previous months, we will be taking an in depth look at the star sign, discussing its history and mythology as well as the unique traits of a Cancerian. Basic Facts: Your element: Water Your ruling planets: The Moon Symbol: The Crab Your stone: Moonstone History & Mythology The word ‘Cancer’ comes originally from the Latin word for “crab” – the symbol the sign is commonly depicted as. In Greek mythology Cancer was Karkinos, a giant crab sent by Queen of Olympus, Hera to kill Hercules in battle. Hercules was just one of Zeus’ many illegitimate children, and it was thought that he was constant reminder to Hera of her husband’s unfaithfulness. There are two stories on how the battle ended. The first states that Hercules removed Karkinos by kicking it with such force that it was propelled into the sky. The second tells of the moment Hercules crushed the creature underfoot, leading Hera to place the image of the crab in the sky, rewarding it for its courage and loyalty. Traits Just like their mascot, Cancerians have the tendency to disappear back into their shells if the mood strikes. They use this hard exterior as protection for their home, which tends to matter more than anything to this sign – they spend large amounts of energy building up their nest and you would be a fool to try and penetrate it. This strong sense of home, along with their caring and compassionate nature makes them great partners, with a strong need for security. Cancerians have a strong creative side, and may express this through art, poetry or music. The downside of Cancers protective outer shell means that they have the tendency to retreat, leading others to sometimes view them as moody or withdrawn. Cancerians large pinching claws mean that they can find it hard to let go of things, especially from their past but remember that repressed emotion can lead to anger, resentment or even depression. Famous Cancerians Check out the following famous Cancerians, do they match up to the characteristics we mentioned? Notable Cancerians George Michael, Ringo Starr and Ernest Hemingway all demonstrate Cancers creative flair for music and writing, while Prince William and Tom Hanks represent Cancers secure, home-loving side, kept protected by their shells. Other celebs born under the Cancer sign include Tom Cruise, Cheryl Cole and Lindsay Lohan. If you would like to learn more about your star sign, and discover what is to come for you this month then visit our horoscopes page. https://www.psychiclight.com/horoscopes Many of our readers are especially talented in astrology and may be able to tell you more about the Cancer star sign. Look out for readers including Adam, Ellie and Helen on the Psychic Light reader’s page, and get in touch!