Read on to continue learning about the Cancer rising native (also commonly known as “Cancer ascendant”) in astrology!
Below you will find information about the personality tendencies, physical attributes, spiritual growth lessons, and consciousness evolution opportunities for the individual with a Cancer ascendant (or Cancer rising) in their natal chart.
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The rising sign in a birth chart is different from the sun sign (which is determined by birthdate), as it is determined by the exact time of birth of the individual. The rising sign in a birth chart has the function of showing the individual’s instinctual reaction to life, especially to new things, and their reflex way of being.
Just as we are unable to see what we look like without a mirror, in the same way we are unable to clearly see the way that our ascendant sign behaves with objectivity.
The rising sign, ascendant, or ASC is the energy that we are learning about, through instinctual action, which is then mirrored to us via the relationships that show up in our descendant. (The descendant or DSC is directly opposing the first house and acts as a balance between self and others.)
CANCER RISING PERSONALITY TRAITS
The Cancer sign is cardinal and water, meaning that the purpose of this energy is to initiate, and takes form in the emotional body. The moon is the luminary connected to the Cancer archetype, and like it is cyclical moving around the zodiac in a 28 day cycle, the Cancer rising individual is prone to the ups and downs or ebbs and flows of the lunar energy.
The Cancer rising individual will have an inbuilt psychic sensitivity to the energies it encounters, and will be naturally strong where intuition is concerned.
These are people who tend to be very warm, although they take some time to warm up. (Consider the crab, who, when frightened or stressed retreats into it’s shell.)
Belonging, family and roots are very important to the Cancer rising individual and a big part of their life journey will involve understanding how they are both a part of their family lineage and also an individual within it. The Cancer energy is very karmic and will have a special connection to the family line.
People with a Cancer ascendant (rising) in their charts will tend towards nurturing and caring for others (sometimes overly so), as Cancer is the Matriarch of the zodiac.
CANCER RISING APPEARANCE AND PHYSICAL TRAITS
Like the moon, feminine and round, Cancer rising individuals tend to be more curvier than not. They are known for having round faces with soft features.
WHICH BODY PART DOES CANCER RULE
The sign of Cancer rules the breasts, chest, stomach and womb.
CANCER ZODIAC SIGN SYMBOL
The symbol for the zodiac sign of Cancer is the crab, who is known for walking sideways in order to be on the lookout for danger (Cancerian energy needs to feel safe in order for it to “come out of it’s shell”).
The crab is also known for carrying it’s home on its back. As such, the home will be a significant place for the Cancer rising individual.
CANCER RISING SIGN CELEBRITIES
Angelina Jolie, Tyra Banks and John Travolta are just a couple of the celebrities whose faces and personalities you can look up to get a better idea of the Cancer Ascendant energy.
Learning about the ascendant sign is an excellent way to understand your own reflex responses, and why you approach life in the manner that you do.
As humans, our instinctual responses tend towards the negative, so gaining a deep understanding of both the higher and lower expressions of our ascendant energy is an excellent tool in growing in consciousness.
I hope you enjoyed this article about the Cancer rising sign in astrology and found it both useful and informative.
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