You were born under Cancer, the 4th sign of the zodiac, indicating sensitivity, motherhood and emotional warmth. Your sign is not an easy one to understand and this has much to do with the fact that the waxing and waning Moon is your ruling planet.
Having sway over the tides and also the animals that occupy the ocean, most notably the crab, your totem, reflects some of these complex mood swings that the Cancerian native experiences. Like the crab, your totem, people will notice that at times you exhibit a hard exterior but underneath that, your sensitive and caring nature is by far your most prominent trait. You mustn't hide this behind this impenetrable mask.
Although at times you do try to hide your feelings, it's difficult for you to not show just how caring and compassionate you really are. The Moon also reflects your mothering and nurturing qualities and more often than not you're the first to respond when someone is in need, displaying your extremely compassionate nature.
Your intuitive powers are strong and you always use them in the service of others. You are ruled by the element of water, which makes you adaptable, at times outgoing, but mostly living life in the world of the heart and emotions.
You are adaptable and can easily fit into most circumstances but are certainly most comfortable in your home environment, which you put a great deal of energy into for yourself and the family members you love. You work best in a supportive role with others, and keeping the peace and equilibrium amongst family members and friends is vital to your well-being.
At times you are not altogether that trusting, which is why you tend to prefer a smaller group of friends and family members as your mainstay, socially speaking. Even though your personality is quite vibrant you have a preference for dealing with people one-on-one in a most intimate and compassionate way. You feel the plight of others so intensely that at times you absorb the qualities of those you associate with which is why it is so important for you to live and work with those who are positive and upbeat.
If you do end up living or pursuing a career with negative individuals, this could have an adverse reaction to your emotions and, in the long term, your overall wellbeing. It's imperative that you choose your friends and co-workers as wisely as possible.
The quickest way to a Cancerian's heart, and thereby friendship, is to touch their sentimentality. You love anything that will kindle your sense of the past, loving memories and warmth and closeness. Flowers, a candle-lit dinner or anything which elicits your sensitivity will attract you to others and create a feeling of love for them.
At times you feel vulnerable which is why I mentioned earlier that there are periods in your life where you don't necessarily trust others all that quickly. This will be highlighted if you've had some bad experiences in the past, and you must, therefore, learn to let go of these negative experiences of your life. Cancerians do have a tendency to hold onto the past and their memories like elephants, never forget.
You're probably a night owl due to the fact that the Moon shines most brightly in the dead of night. Your imagination which is rich and varied comes to life in the twilight hours.
Arts, craft and other home activities such as gardening, interior design and just generally an interest in making others feel good are all typical creative Cancerian traits, and I'm sure you possess them in full measure yourself.
You are indeed an individual who can withstand the blows of life and are extremely adaptable under duress and under circumstances which others might fail miserably in. This is possibly what has given you your tough exterior yet at the same time made you aware of the subtle spiritual influences in life. You are able to blend the pragmatic with the spiritual. This gives you the edge in life, making you capable of forbearing troubles and sufferings and coming out the other side enriched with a great deal of wisdom.