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Cancer Stellium Meaning and Qualities

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A Cancer stellium brings you an emotional charge that may be in opposition to your sun and/or rising sign. You can better understand the meaning of a Cancer stellium once you examine the various qualities and personality traits it gives you.

Cancer Stellium's Emotional High

Cancer is a water sign and the water element is where the human emotional nature resides. It's also the element that conveys psychic and empathic abilities. If you have three or more planets (a stellium) in Cancer, then chances are you're aware of your intuitive abilities.

Feelings, Nothing More Than Feelings

With a stellium in Cancer, you quickly understand that few people feel things as deeply as you do. In fact, some people misconstrue your emotional nature and dismiss you as being overly emotional. The truth is, you live in a different world. You feel your emotions and the emotions of others so strongly that it's sometimes difficult to separate which ones belong to you.

Far From the Maddening Crowd

It's no wonder you prefer a home in a rural area where you aren't constantly bombarded by other people's emotions and even their very thoughts. That's not to say you want to isolate yourself. On the contrary, you are family-oriented and love being with your family. You always reach out to your extended family and often host large fun-filled family get-togethers.

Home Is Where Your Heart Is

Your heart is forever with your family. Your home is warm and welcoming. You spend time decorating it with colors and styles that reflect your personality. Family members and friends naturally gravitate to your home. You are a master host and a great cook. You enjoy feeding people and nurturing them.

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Listening With Your Heart

A Cancer stellium endows you with a huge and generous heart. People, especially strangers, pour their hearts out to you. Their trust in you is immediate. They recognize you feel and understand their emotional pain. Your empathic nature gives them a feeling of acceptance and unconditional love.

Straight to the Heart

With so many planets rotating in touchy-feely Cancer, you are easily hurt by other people's actions and words. It's difficult for a Cancer stellium to cope with insensitive people, so you gradually begin to deny your emotions out of self-defense. You don't allow yourself to care what your grandmother said that upset you.

Denial of Self

You don the attitude of it doesn't matter to me. Over time, the weight of this lie can become a great burden and eventually, you must face all those feelings you've shoved down deep inside. It will be painful, but very cathartic.

Morphing Into a New You

Once you embrace who you are and accept those psychic gifts, you'll find your true path and your purpose in life. Among some of the things you discover is your ability to see below the surface that most people present to the world. You learn to flow with life and grow stronger in your abilities by accepting they are as much as part of you as your fingers or toes.

Your Main Focus in Life

Regardless of your childhood, family is your most important focus in life. Your immediate family is your number one priority. You may create a circle of friends that become your family. Creating a family is an imperative for you that is stronger than a biological one. You are a nurturer/caregiver and are happiest when you have someone to care for.

True Love Grounds You

You need the grounding energy of a loving partner. Your lover needs to be sensitive. A lover genuinely needs to care about your feelings and what you think and feel. This reciprocal nurturing validates you on a deep soul level.

Challenges As a Parent

If you have a Cancer stellium, you must guard against being over-protective of your children and allow them to stand on their own. Your natural instinct is to protect them from the harsh realities of life - forever. You understand that is impossible. Your child's pain is twice as painful as your own pain, but you must learn to present your children with a calm and reassuring demeanor instead of fear.

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Things to Avoid

You want to guard against falling into a cycle of regrets over past emotional hurts. Nothing is perfect and you can't hold yourself responsible for another person's actions. Worrying is another possible negative trait a stellium Cancer can bring you, followed by a feeling of insecurity.

Moon Sign Impact on Stellium in Cancer

You moon sign can either exacerbate the personality traits and psychic abilities a Cancer stellium brings to you or it can counter some of the negatives. When examining the attributes of your moon sign, pay close attention to its element.

Moon in Earth Sign

A moon in an earth sign (Taurus, Virgo or Capricorn) can help ground this water element since earth gives water form and contains it. If your sun or rising sign is an earth element, this can also lessen the more powerful and negative effects of a Cancer stellium.

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Moon in Water Sign

A moon in a water sign (Cancer, Scorpio or Pisces) may exacerbate the powerful attributes of a Cancer stellium. Each water element zodiac sign has different personality traits that can affect a stellium in Cancer by compounded the effect or adding a new dimension to your emotional nature.

Moon in Fire Sign

A moon in a fire sign (Aries, Leo or Sagittarius) may boil water or produce steam. Fire signs imbue passion that can spur you into taking positive actions through emotions. For example, you may find a way to channel your emotional energy with creative actions like painting, music, theater, dance, or other art form.

Moon in Air Sign

A moon in an air sign (Gemini, Libra or Aquarius) serves as a good countermeasure since air signs are mental expressions instead of emotional ones. Air skims over water and is able to push in a direction. Your air sign moon can moderate your emotions through a filter of logical thinking.

Things to Consider With Cancer Stellium Meanings

There are many other astrological things to consider when you have a Cancer stellium natal chart. Beside your moon sign, your midheaven sign, sun sign and rising sign all play important roles in how you react to a stellium in Cancer.

Cancer Stellium Meaning and Qualities