Star Signs – What’s the big deal?

Something that has always intrigued me is the whole world of Astrology & how passionate people are about star signs. I was certainly the young girl, excitedly rushing to the Horoscope pages of her Mizz magazine… Then again at that time I was also certain that I was to marry James from Busted…


I’m a Cancer. My Birthday is the 8th of July, Cancer runs from June 21st to July 22nd so I am right in the middle, which according to the whole starsign thang makes me a full-on Cancerian. … But am I?

I’m gonna go through my star sign’s traits etc and ask myself if I think it’s really all that accurate…

Element: Water   Ruling Planet: Moon

Spirit Color: Violet   Lucky Gem: Ruby, pearl

Flower: Orchid and white rose   Top Love Matches: Taurus & Pisces


So from what I’ve read online & in books, my character strengths are:

 Tenacious, highly imaginative, loyal, emotional, sympathetic, persuasive, intuitive, intelligent & passionate.

I wouldn’t say I was very tenacious & I would say I was more wise than intelligent but I do agree with the rest of them.

Weaknesses for a typical Cancer include:

Moody, pessimistic, suspicious, manipulative, insecure, dependent, aggressive, moody, indirect

For these I would agree with being suspicious & from time to time, insecure (but who isn’t?!). I am dependent on things like coffee, chillis, cake ehhheh and dogs and Alex but I’m a very independent person who loves being on her own as well as with people. I’m never moody, am a complete (and maybe annoying) optimist & could never be aggressive cause I could never hurt a fly (would probably cuddle it instead).

It sounds naive to only agree with the strengths of something about myself but I just can’t help to disagree with most of the weaknesses. I could think of plenty of weaknesses for myself (ditsy & clumsy would be at the very top…) but none include being a negative person. All I truly want is for everyone to be safe & happy.


So the likes & dislikes are:

Cancer likes: Art, home-based hobbies, relaxing near or in water, helping loved ones, a good meal with friends

Cancer dislikes: Strangers, any criticism of Mom, revealing of personal life

Those likes are one hundred percent me… Who doesn’t love a good bath & a good meal?!

Dislikes wise, I love strangers because I love meeting people & making new friends. I’m also a very open book so would say I wouldn’t mind being personal. However I am my mother’s daughter & would never tolerate any bad words said about my Momma!

To be quite honest, these likes & dislikes seem very generic to me……


Other things said about Cancer is how intuitive & caring they are with people & their emotions, having a strong ability to empathise with other people’s pain & suffering.

Cancer’s are guided by emotions & their heart which could give them a hard time blending into the world around them. As the moon is their ruler, “phases of the lunar cycle deepen their internal mysteries and create fleeting emotional patterns that are beyond their control. As children, they don’t have enough coping and defensive mechanisms for the outer world, and have to be approached with care and understanding, for that is what they give in return.”

Yeah, I’d agree with most of that. I am guided by emotions, completely. It’s one of the main reasons why I’m an actor because connecting to people’s/a character’s emotions is second nature to me. It’s undoubtedly a blessing and a curse…

“Lack of patience or even love will manifest through mood swings later in life, and even selfishness, self-pity or manipulation.”

I mean, I just don’t have mood swings. Ever. That’s probably not normal but I just don’t!

“Cancer – the Brave Crab Sent to this Earth by something they believe in, only to mess with someone bigger than they are, this isn’t an animal aware of their strength. Patriotism can make them endanger their own wellbeing, fighting for someone else’s cause, as if others can become their higher power.”

I’d probably agree with all that to be honest. I used to always put my own wellbeing on the line in order to protect and make sure my family & friends were okay. It’s only in the past year or so where I’ve put my wellbeing first. I suppose that is a typical cancer trait though, isn’t it?!


“When a job needs to get done, a Cancer will roll their sleeves up and finish it successfully. If they are left alone to work, they usually perform better than when surrounded by other people, loyal to their employer and focused on the task.”

Yup. If a job is set, I’ll crack on and get it done, no fuss & the reason why I work quicker on my own is certainly due to the fact that I’m an actor, I like to play so if I am with people then I will cease any opportunity to be silly…

“For Cancer representatives, security and money are of great importance and stand for the real reason they work as much as they do. They easily earn money and aren’t used to spending it all in one day. It is their goal to save, invest, and watch their investments grow daily. Resourceful and good at managing time and finances, this is a sign that is often in charge of all money in the household, keeping their partner or other family members under control.”

Emotional, intuitive, and practically psychic; ruled by the moon and characterized by the crab, Cancer has so much going on in its watery depths. Cancers may seem prickly and standoffish at first meeting, once they make the decision to become friends with someone, that person has a friend for life.

Any friend I make is a friend for life, I’ve talked about it more in this post.

Cancer loves creating and needs some type of creative outlet, whether it’s painting, writing, or even just reading. Cancer also loves connecting to a higher power, and may find comfort in religion or spiritual practices. And even though Crabs can be intense, they also have a funny side with a wry sense of humor, and they’re adept at observing and mimicking people around them.

Yeah … I mean this really is me in a nutshell. If I’m not acting then I’m either writing, reading, painting, editing, taking the p*** out of you… I’m not religious but find religion fascinating & have always taken comfort in philosophy & the law of attraction.


To sum it up, my starsign says I am very emotionally aware & intuitive with serious mood swings. If that’s the case, I only feel like I am 50% my starsign. So do I believe it all? To be honest. I’m not so sure but I’d love to be proven otherwise!

Thank you to the following websites:

Eleanor xxx

What does your starsign say about you? What are your thoughts? I would really love to know. Comment below & let’s start the discussion!

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