Cancer Traits

The ascendant gives the purest expression of the decan’s energy since no planets will colour its expression. The ascendant is also the relationship axis, so it influence will play out mostly in how the subject relates to others.

Cancer Rising Decans

0º to 10º Cancer Decan 1 Rising* (Cancer Triplicity)

With Cancer 1, the partner is turned into their pet project. Relationships start off blissful as these loyal hunting dogs massage their chosen prey into total submission. Cancer 1 rising loves to take care and whatever they do is so darn healing! Their magic touch soon becomes addictive. But watch out for burn out! When Cancer 1 gets crabby, this is a rude awakening for the pampered lover. The backlash from the spoilt spouse is extremely upsetting for sensitive Cancer. They then wonder why every relationship starts so sweetly and ends so bitterly. 

10º to 20º Cancer Decan 2 Rising ( Scorpio Triplicity)

The story-telling ability here is fabulous artistically. However, in relationships, this might also mean the telling of a lot of little white lies! Another possibility is turning a brief fling into a long drawn out melodrama (Must like the classic film ‘Brief Encounter’.) This is Isis behaviour par excellence, piecing together narratives to try to figure out what lies deep within their partner’s psyche (Scorpio influence). Of course, this is a hugely romantic position, but it can also get completely hysterical when their rose-tinted affair shatters. This position is not the most realistic when it comes to relationships and they can often choose a ‘wrong un’ due to this decan’s innate naivety and passionate nature. 

20º to 30º Cancer Decan 3 Rising (Pisces Triplicity)

These folk have very refined tastes and are super-sophisticated. Therefore Cancer 3 really needs to be in the high-income bracket in order to afford the luxuries they so crave. Cancer 3 rising then will look to marry well since the life of a bohemian artist is not usually conducive to megabucks. The wildly creative moods of this decan are also very difficult for the subject to cope with unless they have a very patient and grounded partner. When Cancer 3 are up they are flying; exuberant, charming, fun and playful. When they are down though, it can actually be quite scary…

*Ascendant sections samples taken from the Cancer Decans ebooks.

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