Sunday 26 June 2011

Super Crab

My birthday fast approaches so I give you this.

Those born under Cancer will be gifted in many directions far above the average, if educated thoroughly. They have a very superior intelligence, and an apti­tude for learning new things and work­ing out new principles. They are gener­ous and full of sympathy for the public good, but they demand a full independence to develop the same. They are often capricious, and frequently change their occupation.

Notwithstanding their love and loyalty, those born under this sign are apt to change companions and friends very frequently, often becoming bitter ene­mies of those to whom they were pre­viously attached. They are tactful to diplomacy in some matters, and show their hands with painful clearness in others. Their powers of understanding are very quick and keen; and they have excellent memories.

The mind of the Cancer person is mechanical. The men usually succeed well in manufacturing business and ac­tive trade of all kinds. The women are intellectual, are often very logical writers and speakers, remarkably progressive in their ideas, and frequently found among the prime movers in great humane enter­prises.

They are fond of the beautiful and artistic, and like to be handsomely attired. They are neat and orderly, and expect everybody else to be.

This sign is called the paradox of the twelve. A few harmonious people are to be found in it, which as far as known have not given any especial attention to men­tal or spiritual development; but, gener­ally speaking, the genius of the Cancer sign is exceedingly difficult to explain. Those born under it have a persistent will, a clutch of determination, intuition, and purpose.

Cancer has a driving, forceful personality that can be easily hidden beneath a calm, and cool exterior. They have a deep psyche and intuitive mind that is hidden from the world

Cancer is very possessive, not just with material possessions but with people as well. Cancer will always want to stay in touch with old friends and anyone who has ever been close to them, because it is easier to maintain a friendship than attempt to learn to trust a new person. It is easier this way for them emotionally. If you befriend a Cancer, you will stay friends for a long time.

Cancer are very intuitive. Most of the psychics of the world are Cancer astrology signs. They have an excellent memory and are very observant and can read people very well. They can usually tell of other people's intentions are good or not. Never dupe a Cancer, they can see your motives.

There is practically nothing they can't do. With their strong intuition, sensitivity, powers of observation and intelligence, they will have great success in anything they undertake.

Writers and Poets

Petrarch, Pearl S. Buck, Neil Simon, Robert Heinlein, Irving Stone,
Ernest Hemingway, Nathaniel Hawthorne, George Orwell, Saul Bellow,
Franz Kafka, Hermann Hesse, Jean Cocteau, Jean-Paul Sartre, Cordwainer Smith, George Sand, Marshall McLuhan, Marcel Proust, John Ruskin, Theodore P. Toynbee, Hart Crane, Iris Murdoch, Jean de la Fontaine, John Gay, Luigi Pirandello, Pablo Neruda, W. B. Yeats, Walter Benjamin, Yevgeny Yevtushenko

Artists and Composers

Andrew Wyeth, Marc Chagall, Rembrandt van Rijn, Edgar Degas,
Peter Paul Rubens, Jean Batiste Corot, Eugene-Louis Boudin, Camille Pissarro,
Max Liebermann, Joshua Reynolds, James Whistler, Amedeo Modigliano, Edward Hopper, Gustav Mahler


Henry David Thoreau, Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Jacques Derrida

Great Figures in History

Alexander of Macedon, Henry VIII, Julius Caesar, John Calvin, John Paul Jones.

And not forgetting Lizzy Borden, so best look out!


  1. If they rub you wrong, give them forty whacks with an axe!!! Cancer - Protective, Traditional, cardinal sign of Water,color association Amber, Ruled by Moon. Moonstone is your earthstone, enhances intuition, psychic dreams and emotional balance...Take care of being too emotional and avoid thinking that spirit owes you... Hail Ana!

  2. Ludwig Wittgenstein (born April 26, 1889) believed that the best people were born in April. Which goes to show that even the greatest philosophers can be mistaken.

  3. Ana great post on the sign, it is the fact that you are ruled by the Moon that is responsible for many of your unconscious abilities. I wish you a Happy Birthday.

  4. Advance b'day wishes..will with you on the day on FB!! Oh, so you are Cancer!! Have so many pals from the sign..quite true of what you said..personal experience says it all:)) Have

  5. Moon sign is probably more revealing Ana. Find out the house that your Moon is in. This will tell you far more than the banal generalities which characterize sun signs.

  6. Ana-quite an impressive list of Cancerians. I would say you were in good company, but perhaps the reverse is even more true: that they are in good company and proud to have such a free spirit among them. Hope you have a delightful birthday day.

  7. Mine own is tomorrow. Happy Birthday to you, Ana (and now I owe a 5 cent royalty to the old ladies who wrote that damn song!)

  8. Fast-approaching? Then I'll say it now!
    Happy birthday!

  9. Anthony, and hail to you too. :-)

  10. Richard, thanks so much. It's this Wednesday.

  11. Fiducia, I will, I promise. :-)

  12. Nobby, I will. I was also born in the Year of the Tiger in the Chinese Zodiac.

  13. Marty, you are a lovely man, a gentleman in the truest sense. :-)

  14. Bob, you are a Cancerian?! See, all the best people. :-) Have a great day; I'll be thinking of you.

  15. CI, thank you so much. I'll be twenty-five on Wednesday, my quarter century. Yikes!!

  16. Another one of us here, too (next Saturday). I too would have taken care to omit both George W. Bush and Osama bin Laden from such a list... (but Rousseau..oh..erm)

    Many happy returns, Ana. A quarter-century is worth celebrating in style.

  17. Dominic, I'm not at all surprised. :-) A very happy birthday when it comes.

    Yes, Rousseau, I know, I know, but every family has at least one black sheep. :-))

  18. So, what kind of crab are you? Pea? Spider? Decorator? Dungeness? Robber? Hermit?

    [Did you think a Scorpio would let you by without a little sting?]

    Happy B-day, Ana!

  19. Lunar mansions, each zodiac sign is divided into three parts of a 360* circle, segmants overlap from sign to sign. You get a 360* circle with segment divisions of 12 degrees, 51 minutes, and 26 seconds. Donald Tyson, has an annotated version of The 'Three Books of Occult Philosophy' by Henery Cornelius Agrippa. The mansions of the moon are derived the 'Arabic Al Manavil al Kamar' ( resting places of the moon )You will need the date of your birth and the time as well and the corresponding charts.

  20. Calvin, I think I must be a spider! Thank you; it will soon be upon me. :-)

  21. Anthony, that's super information. Actually I have had readings. I was born, incidentally, on Monday 30 June, 1986, at 7.25am. In the Chinese Zodiac it was the Year of the Tiger.