Happy Cancerian Season: Gifts For Cancer People

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Happy Cancer Season! I come bearing gifts for Cancer people! Send me proof of your Cancerian credentials to get 50% off a 12 Month Mega Mystic membership and a complimentary personalized year ahead report. If you are already a Mega Mystic member and you have the Sun in Cancer, let me know if you want a free Future Cancerian Mp3. Launching on Tuesday, it is my newest rant. It covers Moon Magic, the Cancer Horoscope for the next decade or so and unique Cancerian talismans/ritual concepts.

Now let’s dispel some of the more prevalent myths around these Creatures of the Moon. Some of the anti-Crab-people rhetoric out there flows from the olden days. At various time in history and even in the present day, people have viewed the Moon with suspicion, deeming Luna a lesser light compared to the Sun.

In the Burning Times, for example, being out under a Full Moon was for witches and werewolves only. This thinking saw the Moon-ruled people as more shadowy and mysterious than the then more valued bright, logical Sun. The Moon God of Ancient Babylon was called Sin, by the way. Look at even the Moon card of the Tarot to see the murkier associations. Check out Zodiac Signs In The 21st Century to see how the sign of Cancer is more linked to Anubis and wolves.

Cancer Season Myth Busting

They’re not “mother-obsessed.” That idea probably comes from the long-standing association of the Moon with maternal instincts, the womb, and other concepts around nurturing. It is more profound than that. Cancer People tap into ancestral lineage without effort. A part of their psyche aligns to those who went before them. They’re the Sun Sign most connected to ancestor guides and the spirit of a place. You see a homebody, but beneath the love of pantry, fridge, their bed and sanctuary is a Cancerian aware of land deities. They’re there, old-magic entities that exist no matter what. Cancer people experience deja vu far more frequently than the other zodiac signs.

Cancer people are empathetic, but that doesn’t mean they’re blobbing around in lavender kaftans drinking Lilac Wine and nodding sycophantically with everything you say because they get it. Or that they’re like the mutant “precogs” in Philip K Dick’s The Minority Report. Of course, this unique psychic skill can inform counseling and therapy genius. But it means that the Cancer person knows what you’re feeling at any given moment, regardless of your clever words or controlled demeanor. They know it because they feel it. Your alibi, charm, carefully constructed appeals to their logic and any amount of scene setting are powerless in the face of this Cancerian super-power. It is one of the reasons this sign likes building muscle; they appreciate the physical armoring.

They Feel Your Emotions

Are they moody? It can certainly seem that way. But Cancer people are aware of Shadow Selves. These are our inner ghosts, vestiges of the people we used to be or aspired toward being. They hang around in our psyches, occasionally trying to call the shots, usually via idiotic sex, shopping or food decisions. They’re running a subliminal script based on a narrative we forgot. They’ve lost the plot, and there is no character motivation; only compulsions. Cancerians don’t have any no-go areas of their psyche. Whether they want it or not, they’re aware of all of it. It makes them too whole for a new age socially mandated mindful persona.

If they’re passive-aggressive, you could see it as a sensible strategy in a society that routinely discounts or tames the expression of inconvenient emotional truths. That has been particularly the case with women. The word “hysteria” is literally “madness of the womb” – the womb being one of the connections to this sign. And of course, the words “lunatic” and “loonie” come from lunar. But how often were these used to discredit people trying to call out hypocrisy or stifling convention, Revolutionary Road style?

The contradiction between instinct and societal conditioning sends Cancerians crazy on occasion. But it also turns them into wily tacticians. There are many closet witches and mages gliding around the higher echelons of finance, government, and management or running their businesses/creative brand. They don’t need your fancy displays of validation or approval: cash will do fine. They know what figure you’ve got in mind and whether your confidence tide is high or low. They’d rather be at home in fluffy slippers with their familiar, but in the meantime, they’ll deploy epic tenacity to hard-drive the deal home.



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ElectroMM Member

My dad is a sun and Venus conjunct in Cancer. I don’t know what time he was born, so he’s either Cancer or Gemini moon. I have a picture of him holding me as a wee baby and showing me my first full moon. There’s another from my twenties of us at the gravesite of an American Revolutionary soldier of whom we are descendants. I have a slew of immediate family members who are Cancers but my only water is Scorpio. I’m always fascinated to read about the energies since I do not share them.

PiMM Member

Espesh with your sadge and scorp bits, it’s an interesting way to explore and inhabit other worlds / states of mind

ElectroMM Member

I do have my Leo sun in the 9th, which is ruled by cancer. I’ve tried to guess but I can’t figure out of my dad is Gemini rising or Gemini moon. People should start sharing their birth times with their birth days!

PiMM Member

I think Gemini rising has a kind of quickness about them, and an animated face that a gemini moon doesn’t. I’m basing this on literally one Gemini moon person I know, who lives on their phone and is constantly messaging everyone, but is kind of closed (it seems) when it comes to new ideas, new people, free and open conversation etc.

ElectroMM Member

My dad’s not exactly mercurial unless a slow trot with lots of baggage counts. He does have facial expressions and a super active social life though. I’m not good at guessing rising signs but I’m pretty sure he’s a mutable.

MoonglowMM Member

Cancer sun, (conjunct) ascendant, moon checking in (did someone mention feelings?). Insanely stoked about the MP3, yes please! Mega generous offer, I would happily for it – I value your work Mystic and this is one of two or three things I pay to subscribe to. Totally agree the ‘mother’ thing is at least more mother/child, or is more about family, and nurturing (or not being nurtured), or where you get your nourishment…and yes, ancestry, with our love of the past. Nurturing – giving and receiving tender care/soul food, and the balance or tendency for imbalance (over giving/not receiving adequate)… Read more »

JaneyMM Member

Hi Mystic, yes please. How generous you are. A Sun- Venus Cancer x

dizzarinaMM Member

Off-topic, but: where is Powderfinger?!? Have not seen any posts of his lately. Hope all is well.

ElectroMM Member

Not off topic, he’s a Cancer. I’ve been wondering too, thought about leaving a message in the Cancer horoscopes…

Wish Upon a StarMM Member
Wish Upon a Star

Is Powder finger the old Jokerman?

Peter FMM Member
Peter F

You are so generous Mystic. Thanks for the offer of your Future Cancerian Mp3 rant. I would really appreciate you sending it to me. I am a Mystic subscriber with Sun in Cancer.

ArtemisOrionMM Member

Thank you MM, I would love the Mp3 ! What a brilliant and lovely gift. You are generous beyond words.

magnoliaMM Member

Yes..wonderful Mystic and spot on…my intuiton is my brand, albeit sometimes hidden from the social broohaha and even family.
I once read that Cancerians live most of their life within their own conciousness,
how true and just part of the deal, we can’t help it.
Not that we would live any other way. 🙂
Yes, have already emailed re the Cancer rant 🙂 and thank you in advance.
As always, your site is my go-to each morning..

7920jjjMM Member

Yes please I would love the Cancerian birthday offer with many thanks

crisannmMM Member

My best friend is Cancer Sun and a dear close friend is a quadruple Cancerian! I am Cancer Moon, and this is BANG ON. 🙂

elementaliaMM Member

Fellow mysticicians! Can anyone help – a few weeks ago mystic mentioned in the daily emails a couple of ‘witchy’ books – can’t seem to find the email at allll….does anyone remember what these books are?


It’s on Facebook

elementaliaMM Member

ahh i dont have facebook!

JuuMM Member

Oh, yes please to the wonderful Future Mp3!

Mandie Sanders
Mandie Sanders

I could not love this more. I’m so over the tired Cancer sun cliches. I personally know so many Cancer suns (myself included) and not a one of us is particularly “motherly” or overtly emotional. True Cancer characteristic run far deeper, and you totally nailed it! (P.S. Sorry to hear that people were being jerks about this offer! Ugh.)

Shazalenko13MM Member

Bang on with the contradiction between instinct and societal conditioning – I’m knee deep at the moment! To me it’s no problem at all but to the Taurus of my affections – it’s likely it’s overwhelming!

Yes please to the Future Cancerian MP3

RocketmanMM Member

Hi Mystic, thank you for the offer of a birthday gift. Gratefully accepted

Camilla Pickard
Camilla Pickard

Two things struck me so hard here but they are both kind of part of the same point. 1) feeling other people’s feelings (emotional intentions) despite anything they say (eg lies and alibis, or just not admitting to their feelings). In one bad case (with a Gemini, perhaps unsurprisingly) I was damn certain another person was in the picture. But I had no proof and I really wanted to believe his discussion/explanation/etc that he was only into me and would NEVER. Long story short for 3 years I tried to accept I might be paranoid crazy when really I was… Read more »

MoonglowMM Member

’emotional intentions’ nails it!

Jennine RiellyMM Member
Jennine Rielly

Great insight thank you, please send through the Future Cancer MP 3

MadgeMM Member

Thanks for this post, and the offer – yes to the Future Cancerian MP3 Mystic.

IncenseMM Member

My boyfriends have almost always been Cancer men, a former best friend of two decades was a Cancer woman, and one of my favorite people in the office right now is a huge Cancerian former soldier. <3 Love Cancerians. Happy birthday, all you lovelies!

emgMM Member

Oh boy being a cancer stellium I do all this especially Feel other people. I know exactly what’s going on with them because I begin to feel them and not me. A flood of anguish or anger and I think hmmmmm that’s not mine It’s him or her I just love feeling people out . Quite proficient at it these days and of course I call them on their bullshit ! And frequently am called witch. Yes please to future rant mp3

emgMM Member

And I’ve just set that image as my home screen It’s basically me

WizarDoraMM Member

I feel very seen Mystic! May I also say a big mf thank you for calling out the abject bs of witnessed passive aggression. Suppressed & complex as it may be, it is a jumble of felt emotion verses socially acceptable/unacceptable release of fear, insecurity & powerplay. It’s everyone’s beef, not just a crab’s. I am so over outdated steroetyping of zodiac/gender/freudian-style psychodribble. Love your positive insights into the shadowy moon-lit world I tread well. Intuition is disarming, thats why people love/hate it. Personally, I love it & I will often apologise before I bat a psychic home run, “I… Read more »

NanzeeMM Member

I have Mercury in Cancer. Feeling other people’s emotions resonates with me. I can be very passive-aggressive in my communications. Especially if you have wounded me, in any way. I clam up. Shut down. Big walls go up. I have also been hurt deeply by Sun Sign Cancer friendships, who were so close, and seemingly without warning, I am shut out, having no clue why. I can still tear up thinking about those lost friends, like a hole in my heart. Oh well…..

The Crabby Water MonkeyMM Member
The Crabby Water Monkey

I’d love to take up the offer of the Future Cancerian Mp3 please 🙂 xx

curiouser and curiouser crabMM Member
curiouser and curiouser crab

This creature of the moon is reading this in the lght of the early morning moon. Magic. Thank you for your words, yes yes yes they resonate. Thank you for your gifts and the gift of you xx

Simone WeilMM Member
Simone Weil

Yes please to your generous offer of the free Future Cancerian Mp3. And thanks for the positive spin on all things cancer. xxx


Yes. Spot-on. All of it.

Thanks MM!

MysticcaitlinMM Member

Brilliant. One of the best assessments of Cancerians I have EVER read!

prowlncrabMM Member

Interesting how posts on Cancerians leave us Cancerians saying little about ourselves … whereas a post on Leo – bahaha Anyhoo I would say quiet homebody witch with a love of plants, animals, nature and a soft spot for children, the elderly or those in need is apt. Also art, craft and cooking … basically any “work” one can do with their hands fed by empathy and close to the home base. Financial witchery is another thing. As is extreme defense strategies employed when somebody messes with my territory, loved ones, peace of mind. I’m now a middle aged crab… Read more »

skarabMM Member

Lol – i love me a good Leo post! Where else can one let rip & go the full fuqing fun filled unapologetic hog on self love & assertion?

@Crab w Leo Moon: Best of both worlds 😉

AquaMegMM Member

My father is a haute-Cancerian, warm and welcoming, baby-and-food-loving, deeply rooted to his ancestors (and mine), and slips watery references into conversation like I slip Gem-rising did-you-knows. As an author myself, I’ve always believed Cancers make the best writers – more of them have influenced me than any other sun sign. Perhaps it’s the Shadow Selves whispering new tales into their ears? Or the moon watercoloring their memories with impressions of even realer memories that they must express? Love Cancers …

WaterSpriteMM Member

Yes please to the Future Cancerian MP3 Mystic! And thank you for dispelling some myths about Cancerians. The whole mumsy bit is getting tired.

Mermaid97MM Member

This is everything!!!! Thank you thank you thank you for your wise words. Not having any psyche no go areas – tick! The ability to intuitively know what a person is feeling – regardless of the words or even lack of words – tick! It disarms some of my friends when I’m always right about how they are feeling or thinking – regardless of the issue. And yes to building muscle – I’ve spent the last year hitting the gym with the goal of building muscle! For too long Cancerians have been regarded as Mumsy shut ins! And tenacious is… Read more »

skarabMM Member

Thank you thank you thank you!! Thank you for your gifts(!!) and wonderful words that go beyond the mother-themed mush most astrologers roll out. Cancer native here with Luna on the MC. I concur with all of what you say, however i have been known to **blob around in lilac kaftans drinking lilac wine** – in fact RIGHT NOW!! ….. Well it is HOT and it’s Midsummers’ Eve – aka St John’s Eve to Christian muggles who are busy lighting bonfires and letting off fire crackers all night to ward off witches. So can you blame me?! (Random Crab thought/… Read more »

Wish Upon a StarMM Member
Wish Upon a Star

That’s horrible about the bonfires and firecrackers. I know where I would like to stick a firecracker.

skarabMM Member


Wish Upon a StarMM Member
Wish Upon a Star

Sorry scarab if I offended you. I just got triggered by the image of burning witches and firecrackers.

A long time ago I had a dream of being a herbal healer and being put on the bonfire to burn. Thankfully I was saved by a little man on a small 0 brown horse. The dream was very real and felt like a past life.

skarabMM Member

No – I was agreeing with you. I was aiming for wryness.
(And thank god for yr little man on a brown horse!)

Wish Upon a StarMM Member
Wish Upon a Star

Oh I know I’m too sensitive. Must be my Venus or Merc in Cancer.

Yes the little man. His size and colour of the horse made him inconspicuous.
And it helped that I was on the outer fringe of mass burnings in the darkness. Near a row of trees.


This is such an affirming post. It took me ages to work out how to put up psychic boundaries to not absorb everyone elses’ emotions and confuse them as my own. Mind you, your take on my powerful career astro (Sun + Mercury retro in Cancer on MC) is leaving me a bit flummoxed as to how to actualise my potential, and my strategic impulses can be great, but pretty useless as a waitress, which is largely the only work around the area I live. Nurturing and empathy are important aspects of Cancerian energy, but so is directing aggression and… Read more »

Wish Upon a StarMM Member
Wish Upon a Star

Interesting what you say about martial arts. I need a good physical outlet for my aggression using my arms and legs.

I have researched this but will have to wait till I move to a major city to take it up. What type do you do and why?


I do a style of karate that is a fusion of the Ashihara and Kyoku-shin styles. I’d tried a couple of different schools of martial arts before I settled on this one, and I went along to it because a friend of mine (who I had a mega crush on at the time) has been doing it for a long time, so I thought I’d give it a crack-so it was a bit of high-level love-zombying to begin with! It was also during the long Mars retro of last year, so it was my secret strategy I took up and… Read more »

Wish Upon a StarMM Member
Wish Upon a Star

From Love Zombie to Self Mastery during a Mars Retrograde. You deserve a gold star.

I can feel the integrity of the art by your description in the latter paragraph. I will definitely get into it.

What are these feats that seem impossible? Can I chop firewood with no axe? LOL

Sounds like a good idea to try out different modalities to see what suits.

leamackaMM Member

I am also a Cancer sun who has directed some of my energy into martial arts and do taekwondo, well the patterns we do are taekwondo but the fighting/sparring is fusion karate/boxing/mma/taekwondo. I have to agree that I know when I am not going and getting my ‘hit’. The other thing I do is dance, but I find MA more efficient.

Wish Upon a StarMM Member
Wish Upon a Star

When it comes to dance I love the Sweat your Prayers lady.

Wish Upon a StarMM Member
Wish Upon a Star

“the Cancer person knows what you are feeling at any given moment”. I had a Cancer friend like that. It was totally disarming. They are warm and unpretentious.

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