They’re the first water sign. So they were the first to be anointed with the surge of psychic skills that all water signs have. But cancers are the most sensitive to it. High sensitivity toward emotions isn’t a bad thing necessarily.
Cancers can pick up your vibes from across the room, that others won’t pick up so easily. You won’t have to spend an uncomfortable amount of time explaining to a cancer why your day was shitty and why Henry not calling you ruined your lunch break. They’ll understand your reasonings and probably offer to buy you dinner to cheer you up.
Cancers take incredible care of those they love and will do anything to make them happy. Because on some level, it’ll also brighten their mood.
No longer picking up on someone’s bad mood = a happy cancer.
Aries: A Blue Volcano (in Ethiopia). The glow comes from the combustion of sulfuric gases that are pushed through the cracks of the volcano at high temperatures.
Taurus: Wave Rock (located in Australia). That’s right, this is a 46 inch wave cemented entirely in rock! This geological phenomenon is known as flared slope and it usually occurs when erosion is concentrated in lower areas of the rock. Surf’s up! This rock is strong, deep, and carefully made- reminiscent of a Taurus.
Gemini: Nacreous Clouds. These are clouds that give a very futuristic, holographic look to the sky. These incredible clouds are extremely rare, because normally, the stratosphere is quite dry and clouds cannot form. But in extreme polar winters, there’s just enough moisture for these strange clouds to take form about 12 miles above Earth. Intriguing, Gorgeous, and new- just like all of you Gems!
Cancer: Glowing Ocean (Vaadhoo Island). These patches of ocean literally reflect the starry night sky. It’s gorgeous. According to marine biologists, the glowing is caused by a massive red tide of bioluminescent phytoplankton called Lingulodinium polyedrum.The microorganisms emit light in response to stress, such as when a wave crashes into the shore. The result is a wickedly cool glowing ocean. Romantic and dreamy, like the Cancer zodiac’s nature.
Leo: “Fire Rainbow”, or circumhorizontal arc. This appears when the sun is high in the sky (higher than 58° above the horizon), and its light passes through diaphanous, high-altitude cirrus clouds made up of hexagonal plate crystals. Sunlight entering the crystals’ vertical side faces and leaving through their bottom faces is refracted (as through a prism) and separated into an array of visible colors. Beautiful and bold, just like you Leo!
Virgo: Lake Hillier (located in Australia). This lake is flamingo pink for no definite reason. It’s just… a pink lake. The cause of this phenomenon’s color is assumed to be the reaction between its natural salts, sodium bicarbonate and red halophilic bacteria. It’s kind of cute, actually. It looks so simple in it’s entirety, it makes me wish more lakes were pink for no reason. It’s cuteness, humbleness, and simplicity definitely reminded me of all the Virgos.
Libra: Desert roses. These beauties are made in the desert from formations of the minerals gypsum and barite with sand inclusions. The ‘petals’ are crystals flattened, fanning open along characteristic gypsum cleavage planes. This phenomenon has a stunning beauty, it could almost be a real rose! All you Libras are adorable little flowers too, don’t worry.
Scorpio: The Black Sun (Denmark) During spring in Denmark, flocks of more than a million European starlings gather into a single group to form incredibly large and intricate shapes in the sky. The amazing scenes are only possible because of the flock’s amazing communication and coordination. They’re complex, focused, dark, and beautiful- much like the Scorpio persona.
Sagittarius: Auroras. An aurora is a natural light display in the sky predominantly seen in the high latitude regions. Aurorae are caused by cosmic wind, solar rays, and magnetospheric plasma interacting with the upper atmosphere. Lots of light, lots of beauty, and lots of pow- kind of like when Sagittarius walks into the room. ;)
Capricorn: Frozen methane bubbles. Methane bubbles form in water when dead organic matter falls to the bottom, much to the delight of bacteria. When methane gets trapped in frozen water, viola! Just don’t light a match to these- since it’s methane gas, that could get very bad very quickly. That’s kind of why I associated these with Capricorn folk- they’re elegant looking and cool, but also cold (ha- literally and in character). They’re also prone to combust. Jk about that last part. Humans don’t combust. What I meant by that was that Capricorn can be very dangerous, despite their calm and collected ways.
Aquarius: Danxia Landform (located in China). It is a unique type of petrographic geomorphology found in China. Danxia landform is formed from red-coloured sandstonesand conglomerates of largely Cretaceous age. The landforms look very much like karst topography that forms in areas underlain by limestones, but since the rocks that form danxia are sandstones and conglomerates, they have been called “pseudo-karst” landforms. Lots of vibrant, beautiful colors here! No pale pastel today! This phenomenon reminds me of Aquarius’ unique, artistic nature. This landform breathes the life into me. Simply breathtaking.
Pisces: A Brinicle. When the surface of the sea freezes—such as around the north and south poles—it does so in a way that forces pockets of especially cold and salty seawater to gather on the underside of the ice. This mixture of brine is denser than the seawater below it, and as a result it tends to slowly sink to the bottom. Now, because it’s so cold, the fresher water below the brine actually freezes around it as it falls, which results in a giant icicle under the surface. That’s what a Brinicle is. It’s like a pretty, still underwater tornado. :) This reminds me of Pisces because it has that slow motion, under the sea vibe. It’s relaxing, perplexing, but also has this really languid dreamy feeling to it. It’s fit for all of you adorable fish!
Where are you guys? It’s very rare for me to find other Cancers (the zodiac sign, I mean) when I’m out and about on my journeys. I know we typically like to have our own space and usually need much more alone time than the other signs, but I’m absolutely fascinated by our sign and would love to talk to some of you!
The reason I’m posting this is because last night I briefly hung out at the local pub where my friends and I usually meet up after work, and I ran into a very friendly young lady outside while smoking a cigarette. I immediately noticed the moon she had on her hat and commented on it, and within 2 minutes I found out that she was also a Cancer. We hit it off incredibly well and ended up talking about energy, the moon, crystals, and psychic abilities right off the bat. It was such a refreshing and inspiring interaction, and for that reason I’m really glad I chose to go out- even though it was a Monday.
Anyway, all you other Cancerians out there- wherever you’re hiding, whether it be in your bed watching Workaholics, in your art studio painting and sculpting your feelings away, in the kitchen whipping up a culinary masterpiece…send me a message if you’d like! We’re the soul power of this world, the caretakers and nurturers of the human race. We have so many wonderful gifts, why not share them and use them to empower ourselves and others?
There’s something about the way she moves
That makes me wanna dance
There’s nothing in her way tonight
So I’m gonna give her my hand
I can’t explain, I can’t compare
I can’t even understand
I just wanna break though her bubble
And never look back
#internationalwomensday has passed, but there’s no reason it can’t be a woman-themed month, a woman-themed year, or a woman-themed life. In spirit, here are some cool celeb women born under each of our signs, plus I gave each sign a woman-positive quote I feel fits each of you zodiac sisters well.
Aries: Selena (singer, born April 16, 1971), Maya Angelou (historical author, born April 4, 1928), Lady Gaga (singer, born March 28, 1986)
“I’m tough, i’m ambitious, and I know exactly what I want. If that makes me a bitch, okay.” -Madonna
Taurus: Adele (singer, born May 5, 1988), Tina Fey (actress, born May 18, 1970), Grace Jones (caribbean star, born May 19, 1948), Nina Garcia (fashion journalist, born May 3, 1965)
“Women, if the soul of the nation is to be saved, I believe that you must become it’s soul.” -Coretta Scott King
Gemini: Lauryn Hill (singer, born May 26, 1975), Heidi Klum (fashion designer, born June 1, 1973), Angelina Jolie (actress, born June 4,1975), Marilyn Monroe (actress, born June 1, 1926)
“Freedom, by definition, is people realizing that they are their own leaders”- Diane Nash
Cancer: Malala Yousafzai (nobel prize winner, born July 12, 1997), Frida Kahlo (painter, born July 6, 1907), Meryl Streep (actress, born June 22, 1949) (Wow! Lots of cool women are Cancers!!!)
“This is what my soul is telling me: Be peaceful and love everyone.” -Malala Yousafzai
Leo: Jennifer Lawrence (actress, born August 15, 1990), Jennifer Lopez (singer, born July 24, 1969), J.K. Rowling (author, born July 31, 1965), Halle Berry (actress, born August 14, 1966)
“No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.”-Eleanor Roosevelt
Virgo: Mother Teresa (charity founder, born August 26, 1910), Amy Poehler (actress born September 16, 1971), Taraji P. Henson (born September 11, 1970), Beyonce (singer, born September 4, 1981)
“If you’re in a movement and not following a woman of color, you’re following the wrong movement”- Linda Sarsour
Libra: Serena Williams (tennis player, September 26, 1981), Gwen Stefani (singer, born October 3, 1969), Margaret Thatcher (only female prime minister of the UK, born October 13, 1925), Lilly Singh (youtube star, born September 26, 1988)
“Apparently it’s better to be a corporation today than to be a woman in front of the supreme court.” -Cecil Richards
Scorpio: Kathy Griffin (comedian, born November 4, 1960), Allyson Felix (olympic track and field medalist, born November 18, 1985), Marie Curie (first woman to win a nobel prize, born November 7, 1867), Scarlett Johansson (actress, born November 22, 1984)
“The truth will set you free but first it will piss you off.”- Gloria Steinem
Sagittarius: Sojourner Truth (historian, born December 1, 1797), Shirley Chisholm (first black woman to run in politics, born November 30, 1924), Britney Spears (singer, born December 2, 1981), Cicely Tyson (actress, born December 18,1924)
“Don’t underestimate how much antagonism there is toward women and how many people wish we could turn the clock back.” -Nora Ephron
Capricorn: Aaliyah (singer, born January 16, 1979), Betty White (comedian, born January 17, 1922), Michelle Obama (former first lady, born January 17, 1964)
“Men: their rights, and nothing more. Women: their rights, and nothing less.”-Susan B. Anthony
Aquarius: Jennifer Aniston (actress, born February 11, 1969), Ellen DeGeneres (comedian, born January 16, 1956), Oprah Winfrey (host, born January 19, 1954), Rosa Parks (civil rights activist, born February 4, 1913)
“Words actually matter. They’re significant, they can transform and open up our imagination for others.”- Opal Tometi
Pisces: Rihanna (singer, born February 20, 1988), Eva Longoria (actress, born March 15, 1979), Queen Latifa (actress, born March 18, 1970),
“Nothing is absolute. Everything changes, everything moves, everything evolves, everything flies and goes away.” -Frida Kahlo