How To Dress If You Are Cancer Rising?
To be Cancer Rising is to be MOON Ruled. Their moods and even image fluctuate as often as the Moon changes sign; every 51 hours on average. Capricious or just in touch with lunar rhythms imperceptible to the less nuanced? There are many other gifts of being Moon ruled, of course.
Here are some of the ones that pertain to Crab Rising style. Unsure of your Rising Sign? Get an Astral DNA for my unique, non-cliche and supportive take on your whole natal birth chart.
The lady Crabs really suit necklaces. The part of the body traditionally ruled by the Moon-Cancer is the chest area and they can oomph it up with brilliant results. The men too: Saggo Sun/Crab Rising Ricky Whittle, for instance.
Symbolically, you could say that they were energizing their most vital chakra via supportive metal and gemstones. Moonstone is the Cancerian rock of cosmic choice. This is Julia Roberts (Scorpio Sun) in her Ruby & Moonstone necklace.
Related to the ability to pull off BIG necklaces? The famous Cancerian Rising rack. I once had a hoary old astrology textbook with this memorable phrase: “the women with Cancer Rising have the most exquisitely sensitive breasts and impressive decolletage.” It’s rare that you read an astrology book where it seems like the author was typing with just one hand.
The men do it with superior pecs, delts and trap development. That, with empathy, is devastatingly attractive. Voila, Mark Wahlberg.
When it comes to wardrobe, the rumors are true – Cancer Rising people do have a poncho fetish. Voila (Aries) Kate Hudson.
Sun Taurus/Crab Rising Cher back in the day
And Liv Tyler – a triple Cancerian.
Cancer Rising People Are Fragile Rocks
Though they are usually emotionally resilient and commercially adaptable, Cancer Rising people can project as vulnerable. They’re like the ‘fragile rocks’ that Rupert Everett writes of in his autobiography. Their lucid, often sanpaku eyes transmit empathy even when they’re calculating. Emphasizing the eyes is an easy win for Cancer Rising. They don’t try to over-ride their emotional wisdom with intellect or received opinion.
Hence their dominance in the arts.
Exhibit One: Marvin Gaye.
The Sixties supermodel Twiggy, showing off the famous Crab Rising goo-goo eyes and weapon number one for Crabs on le pull – the angora jumper.
And even the classic Mars-Neptune rat-bag Steve McQueen. These characters can be the most venal, rock-like canny creatures on the planet but people still want to take care of them and do things for them.
Crab Rising looks best in natural, soft jewel-like tones – moss green, moonstone or aquamarine, and salmon pink. Their aura is WAY too nuanced for the harsher vibe of black, white or a primary red. Their instincts make them secretly super-Yang – they KNOW what time it is, whether or not you love them when someone is freaked and whose got the money face. But the best Crab Rising look is SUPER-YIN.
What Crab Rising peeps really like to do is have enough clout so that they can prioritize comfort. Juicy Couture is probably the ultimate Cancerian rising brand and sweatpants their true classic. Here is Julia Roberts again, proving the point.