In our spiritual tradition we have a saying, “Compassion begins at home.” We can best be compassionate to others if we take good care of our self and those close to us. And vice versa!
Let’s look at Cancer, the Moon and the I.C./4th house in your own natal charts, to shed light on our nurturing nature.
Documenting your answers to these questions will provide you with insights that transmute over time, like the moon’s phases. Download a printable worksheet here.
Click the link to access PlanetDharma’s AstroDharma Reference Guide for symbol meanings and key words.
We continue to offer you the Dalai Lama’s horoscope as a sample for the chart Q & A.
Let’s show we care about your chart.
1) Do you have any planets in Cancer? What are they?
(Even if there are no planets in Cancer, the house, the Moon’s location, and the 4th House all give us information related to Cancerian energy.)
2) What house or houses are in Cancer?
3) Where is your Moon located? What sign and what house?
4) Next, go through the list of gifts and challenges associated with Cancer and the Moon (below). Make note of any qualities you relate to in yourself. Make a separate list of any qualities that feel unlike you (even if you admire the quality in others).
Any combination of responses are helpful. Each of us has the capacity to manifest the whole range of Cancerian and Lunar energies if we choose. Right now we are simply look at: which qualities are we choosing, and which are we not choosing?
Cancer & The Moon
Take a look at what you’ve circled, and what you’ve drawn a line through. Can you see any patterns? Do you have people around you who manifest the qualities you’ve crossed out? The more we balance these qualities inside ourselves, the less we attract them externally.
5) What zodiac sign(s) is your I.C. / 4th house in? Do you have any planets on your I.C. or in your 4th house? What are they? When planets are right on the I.C. (or any house cusp), their energy is magnified.
Our sincerest desire with AstroDharma is to nurture your own learning and personal unfoldment.
This self-exploration isn’t always easy. Cancerian and lunar self-caring – and being receptive to support from others – are indispensable.
Like a baby or a garden, we require care to grow into all that we can be.
Click through for the last section for Cancer, our guided reflection.