Cancer is the fourth sign of the Zodiac. It starts from 90th degree of Vernal Equinox and extends up to 120 degrees. Watery by nature, movable and feminine, Cancer is a sign of Long ascension. Sign Cancer is also termed as mute as well as fruitful. Sign Cancer is known as civilizer of the zodiac. Cancer borns are generally kind and gentle people unless they are hurt. They forget easily, but rarely forget. Affection, passion, possessiveness, imagination are marked characteristics of this sign. Often Cancer born tends to hide their true feelings. They avoid confrontation and usually aren't comfortable in discussing what they feel. Feeling secure is the basic need of this sign. Sign Cancer is ruled by the Moon - this celestial body signifies emotions. It takes 28 days to orbit our Mother Earth. Classically it is depicted as planet of emotions and motherhood. Its influence in the chart represents emotions, how one responds and instinctively reacts to people and situations. It also represents an individual's imagination and intuitive process. The Sign Cancer is represented by the crab. The claws of the crab signify clinging nature of the sign. The glyph also suggests nurturing quality. Cancer Born individuals enjoy hearth and home.