Cancer, belonging and possesing

As a mother of Cancer baby, I couldn’t ignore the first signs of Cancer personality. At the age of 10 months, he already had his own pet: a puppet he adopted just to visit and nurture everyday. He was happy and excited to see it and you could see the strong sense of duty he felt towards it: there wasn’t a day he forgot or ignored the puppet.

Being born under the sign of Cancer, this instinct of having and taking care of something is not surprising. Cancers define themselves by other creatures they take care of and by who and what they are faithfull to. That is why you would often hear the words “Family” and “Patriotism” in relation to Cancer Sun, Moon or AC people.

In combination with a lot of air in the personal chart, or when Uranus is strong,  people with dominant Cancer will be faithful to ideals and ideas and define themselves by activism, voulantaring for society or a cause. When a lot of fire is presense in the chart, or with dominant Mars, these people will devote themselves to doing and making, or in other words you may see a workoholic here. When earth is strong in natal chart, the main loyalty will be to structures, routines and heritages: here you will see people who care about their and their loved ones routine, nurture the physical self (body) and the imidiate surounding. and with lots of water these people usually become family oriented, full of self motivation and inner drive. These will be focused in whatever other parts of the chart, such as Mars’, Mars ruler’s, planets in 10th house and 10th ruler’s location and aspects indicate.

More of the Moon / Cancer / 4th house and Uranus / Aquarius / 11th house Feminist connection

Continuing my investigations into the connections between dominant feminist figures and relations in their natal charts between Moon / Cancer / 4th house and Uranus / Aquarius / 11th house, here are some additional examples:

Andrea Dworkin – known for her struggles against pornography back in the 80s, Dworkin has a triangle between AC in Aquarius, Uranus in 4th house and Moon.

Judith Butler – a Yod structure between IC in Cancer, Mercury in Aquarius and ruler of 11th house  (pointing at the IC). Those of you who read her performativity theory and familiar with her background can see the connection: the idea for her theory was taken from family structures she became aware of as a child (IC in Cancer). this turned into a great mind-changing writing (Mercury in Aquarius in 11th house)

Emma Goldman – the feminist anarchist has Sun in Cancer, Uranus, ruler of 4th house, in Cancer conjuncting Venus, both quincunx Moon in Aquarius.

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Gertrude Stein – Sun in Aquarius Conjuncting Mercury, ruler of 4th house, both opposing Uranus.

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Valerie Solanas – known mostly for her SCUM manifest, Solanas has Uranus, ruler of 11th house, in 4th house in Cancer, trines Moon, ruler of 4th.

Eve Kosovski Sedgwick – Venus, ruler of both 4th and 11th houses, trines Moon.

Emma Watson – the youngest celebrity feminist got Mars in Aquarius, sextiles Moon in the cusp of the 4th house and also sextiles sun, ruler of 11th house.

Rihanna – representing the new kind of feminism, which manifests itself through actions more then through words, Rihanna has Mercury in Aquarius sextiles Moon in 11th house.

Malala Yousafzai – the 17 year old peace Nobel prize winner, known for her feminist struggles and agenda, has Cancer Sun quincunx Jupiter in Aquarius, and Uranus in Aquarius trines Moon, opposing ruler of 11th house.

Betty Friedan – a true feminist: Sun, Moon, Aquarius and Cancer relations in chart

As part of my constant theory making efforts I came up with a new one that presumes a solid link between feminist activism and Aquarius / 11th house / Uranus and Cancer / 4th house / Moon relations in natal chart. I know for sure of two true manifestations of this alleged link, therefore I have decided to do an in-depth investigation into the subject.

And this time: Betty Friedan

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Friedan was born in 1921 and is known mainly because of “the problem that has no name“: an Iconic text published in the 60′ enlightening the social gender phenomena of the frustration homemades experience due to lack of self fulfillment. The text provides a feminist perspective on a sociological, gender and status related issue: the societal expectation from women to take care of their homes, children and husband while neglecting their own wishes and desires.

this text is included in every introduction class, seminar or anthology to Feminism and Gender academic studies, and is mentioned in Sociology and Psychology too as an important document of social sciences.

Betty Friedan Natal Chart

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Sun in Aquarius, and Mercury too. Moon in first house, opposing Neptune in Cancer. Uranus on 2rd house – indeed, she used her rebelliousness as a resource and it was a life value for her, too.

Sun, Moon, Aquarius and Cancer relations

In a natal chart, the sun and the moon shows the essence of the person. The moon is cardinal, like Cancer, while sun is fixed, like Leo or Aquarius. The combination of the moon and the sun motivates the person to manifest their main core in the world. THIS combination IS their main core.

When having influence on both planets, sun and moon, from signs such as Cancer and Aquarius, what would be the outcome? in many senses, these signs are contradicting each other: Cancer is personal, intimate, private, introvert, emotional – while Aquarius is for the sake of the whole, extrovert, general and rational. Cancer is all about the past and Aquarius is all about the future. Cancer focus is on emotions and people, Aquarius focus is on causes and groups. and so on.

The common ground they both share is the search of belonging. while cancer belongs to family, Aquarius belongs to community. They both barriers, too: Cancer is the preservative of the zodiac, preserving family values and bearing memories for intimate relationships; Aquarius is the barrier of the new: new causes and new structures and forms for the whole community. The combination, therefore, is a very interesting and rebellious one: the most intimate structures are being smashed and transformed into new more general structures. The private is being found in the public. The personal becoming the political.

The personal is political was a slogan of second wave feminism from the late 60s. It is an essential part of feminism thinking. It is being represented in the combinations of Aquarius / 11th house / Uranus with Cancer / 4th house / Moon. It is not surprising therefor to find it in the chart of an influential feminism activist and theoretician.

Cancer and 4th house

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Home, childhood, parents, values that were absorbed in childhood, house you live in the present, residency, eyes, containing, womb, breast, empathy, intuition, understanding environment and others intuitively, identifying, imagination, resemblance, taking care, nutrition, cooking, hosting

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בית, ילדות, הורים, אבא, ערכים שהוטמעו בילדות, בית פיזי שגרים בו בהווה, מקום מגורים, עיניים, הכלה, רחם, חזה, אמפתיה, אינטואיציה, הבנת הסביבה ברמה אינטואיטיבית, הזדהות ויכולת הזדהות, דמיון ודומות, טיפול, הזנה, בישול, אירוח