By Myrna Lamb, WPRO Astrologer
The natal chart, also called the birth chart, is a diagram of the position of the planets on the day, time and place of your birth. It is a map of personality. No matter what sign you were born under, your natal chart also includes the other eleven. Overall this gives you a wide range of personality traits to help you deal with various circumstances and the capacity to understand people who are very different from you.
CANCER, June 21 through July 22, is the fourth sign, known for having a nurturing disposition and for commitment to home and family. Cancer is an emotional sign, sensitive to the moods and needs of others, truly caring about how other people are doing in their lives. For Cancer, even if extremely successful in career, life is not fulfilling without close ties to family and friends.
The major lessons to learn from Cancer are to be sensitive to others and straightforward about ones own emotions.
With this, the fourth sign of the zodiac, each element has been represented for the first time: Aries which is a fire sign, Taurus is earth, Gemini is air and Cancer is water. The fire signs represent action, earth signs are practical, air signs are intellectual and water signs are emotional.
There are times that require action, others that call upon making practical decisions, times when doing less and thinking more is called for, and still others when getting in touch with feelings, being open and honest emotionally, is vital. We need all these elements to handle the full range of life’s experiences.