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Cancer (Gary LeVox)

Cancer is the fourth astrological sign in the Zodiac. It is considered a water sign and one of four cardinal signs. Cancer is ruled by the Moon. Individuals born when the Sun is in this sign are considered Cancerian individuals. Under the tropical zodiac, the Sun enters Cancer on the moment of summer solstice by definition, or roughly on June 21, leaving by around July 21.

According to an ancient Greek legend, the figure of a crab was placed in the nighttime sky by the goddess Hera to form the constellation Cancer. Hera swore to kill Heracles, the most famous Greek hero. Hera attempted to kill Heracles in many different ways, but each time his incredible physical strength allowed him to survive. Hera cast a spell of madness on Heracles, causing him to commit a great crime. In order to be forgiven, he had to perform twelve difficult tasks. One of these tasks was destroying the terrible hundred-headed water-serpent, Hydra.

During the battle between Heracles and Hydra, the goddess Hera sent a crab to aid the serpent. But Heracles, being so strong, killed the crab by smashing its shell with his foot. As a reward for its service, Hera placed the crab's image in the night sky. However, there are many different stories regarding this; in one version, instead of Hera graciously placing it in the sky, Heracles kicked the crab to the stars.

In Synastry, the natives of Cancer are generally considered to be compatible with the natives of the other water signs Scorpio and Pisces, and the natives of the earth signs Taurus, Virgo and Capricorn. Aries and Libra are signs of the other nature (masculine/extroverted), but are considered semi-compatible with Cancer due to them having the same cardinal quality.

The least compatiable sign for Cancer is Sagittarius, while Aquarius is the sign's near-opposite, but Cancerians provide valuable friendship to Aquarians depending on their birth dates specifically. They are fairly compatible with adjacent signs Gemini and Leo, yet some level of tension with these zodiac signs could occur with Cancerians.

• Cancer keywords: intense, petulant, reclusive, shy, distanced, nostalgic, fractious, emotional, attached, parsimonious, coveting, jealous, conservative, traditional, loving, romantic, opinionated, judgemental, sincere, loyal, strident, sensual, sensitive, touched, sympathetic, sanctimonious, nationalistic, chauvinistic, equitable, tenacious, delusional, strong, intelligent, lover of food.

General astrological compatibility of Cancer with other signs
• Scorpio, Pisces, Taurus, Virgo - Highest Compatibility
• Capricorn - High Compatibility
• Libra - 50/50 compatibility
• Aries, Leo, Sagittarius, Gemini, Aquarius - Low compatibility

Taurus (Jay DeMarcus)

Taurus is the second astrological sign in the Zodiac. It spans the 30-60th degree of the zodiac, between 27.25 and 54.75 degree of celestial longitude. Under the tropic zodiac, the Sun transits this area on average between April 20 to May 20 each year. Under the sidereal zodiac, the sun currently transits the constellation of Taurus from May 16 to June 15 (approximately). Individuals born during these dates, depending on which system of astrology they subscribe to, may be called Taureans.

According to myth, Theseus volunteered to be one of the youths from Athens who would be offered as food to the horrible monster Minotaur (half man, half bull) who stayed in Crete, in the labyrinth. But, when he was there and with the help of Ariadne, the legendary hero managed to kill the beast and thus relieve his city Athens from the terrible punishment imposed by the Cretan king Minos.

The most compatible signs with Taurus are generally considered to be Cancer, Virgo, Capricorn and Pisces.

The least compatible signs with Taurus are generally considered to be Leo and Aquarius.

• Strength: Dependable, Persistent, Loyal, Patient and Generous
• Weaknesses: Stubborn, Laziness, Possessive, Materialistic and Self-indulging

General astrological compatibility of Taurus with other signs
• Cancer, Scorpio, Capricorn, Pisces, Virgo - Highest Compatibility • Libra, Gemini, Leo - 50/50 compatibility • Aries, Sagittarius, Aquarius - Low compatibility

Virgo (Joe Don Rooney)

Virgo is the sixth astrological sign in the Zodiac. It spans the 150-180th degree of the zodiac, between 152.75 and 180 degree of celestial longitude. Under the tropical zodiac, the Sun transits this area on average between August 23 to September 22, and under the sidereal zodiac, the sun currently transits the constellation of Virgo from September 17 to October 17.

In Early Mythology
In Greek mythology, Persephone, daughter of Zeus and Demeter, had been abducted and taken to the underworld by Hades. In revenge her mother ruined the harvests, the earth became infertile and the people were starving. Zeus was forced to issue a decree stating that Persephone should spend only a short time each year in the underworld, and when she was released Demeter permitted Nature to resume its natural course.

Demeter's Roman counterpart is Ceres, both being the goddess of the Harvest and of motherly nurturing. Spica, literally ear of grain is the alpha star of the constellation Virgo. This star is a binary, brilliant flushed white star marking the Ear of Wheat shown in the Virgin's left hand. The Greek astronomer Aratus, (circa 270 B.C.) and later the astrologer Manilius, (1st century AD) referred to Ceres as the Virgin who holds the sheaf in her hand. Modern astrologers such as John Atkinson, seeing this connection, consider Ceres the ruler of Virgo rather than Mercury.

The most compatible signs with Virgo are generally considered to be Taurus, Cancer, Scorpio and Capricorn.

The least compatible signs with Virgo are generally considered to be Gemini and Sagittarius.

• Strengths: Analytical, Observant, Helpful, Reliable, Precise
• Weaknesses: Skeptical, Fussy, Inflexible, Cold, Interfering

General astrological compatibility of Pisces with other signs
• Aries, Scorpio, Taurus, Cancer, Capricorn - Highest Compatibility
• Gemini, Leo, Sagittarius, Aquarius, Pisces - 50/50 compatibility
• Libra - Low compatibility