Cancer is your Sun sign. The apparent location/sign of Sun matches calendar dates regardless of the year, the time of day for birth, or the birth location. This makes it very easy to find the Sun sign using only the month-day of birth and looking it up on a list.
But astrologically, a person is ALL 12 signs, ALL...
Best answer: Cancer is your Sun sign. The apparent location/sign of Sun matches calendar dates regardless of the year, the time of day for birth, or the birth location. This makes it very easy to find the Sun sign using only the month-day of birth and looking it up on a list.
But astrologically, a person is ALL 12 signs, ALL 10 "planets" (including the Sun and Moon), ALL 12 "Houses", and all of the 1-2 dozen "aspects" between planets. So the Sun sign by itself is of little value except for writers hoping to make money off of people who don't understand astrology.
As for compatibilty, no real astrologer uses the signs.
We look for certain distances called "synastry aspects" between any of your 10 planets and your Ascendant, and any of the other person's 10 planets and Ascendant. In astrology we ARE our planets ... each planet is a different facet of our personality, a different inner need. And "aspects" indicate interaction between any two needs .. .that interaction being harmonious or discordant, depending on what type of aspect it is.
IF you have Sun in Cancer and you draw Leo, Capricorn & Gemini ..., then you most likely have some personal planet or the Ascendant in those signs, within 8 degrees of aspecting your Sun in some way. Maybe your Venus is in Leo or Gemini, since Venus is never more than 45 degrees (1.5 signs) away from the Sun in the sky. Maybe you have Moon or Ascendant in Capricorn and this is within 8 degrees of their Sun in Capricorn . or your Ascendant is close to where their Sun is.
The point IS .. you cannot do astrological compatibility assessment without having the birthchart for BOTH people. And birthcharts are maps of the sky for the moment of birth (day-mot-yr, hour-minute) as seen from the location of birth.
And it is the aspects and not the signs.
For instance ... If you have Sun in very late Cancer, say 28 degrees of Cancer, this CAN be in a conjunct aspect with something in very early Leo (say, 2 degrees of Leo, which makes it only 4 degrees away from your Sun).
It is very useful to use real astrology, based on birthcharts and the synastry aspects between those two charts. Understand that no couple is totally compatible, since all relationships end up with problems and it takes a decade or two to grow up enough to work out how to live with those problems.
Astrologically, as well, no synastry comparison is without areas of conflict in it. It is rare to find a "compatibility" of harmonious aspects that is greater than 75%.
And since we never have problems with how we get along with each other, the true value of a synastry comparison is understanding what kind of conflict and how much conflict there will be between what you need and what the other person needs.
One thing is useful to know:
Unless your Ascendant or Descendant is in a conjunct aspect (within 8 degrees of) the other person's Sun or Moon or Venus or Mars - or the other way around (their Asc/Desc ...etc), then either there is not likely to be a significant relationship forming, or it is not likely to last more than a few years. No matter HOW strong the attraction or chemistry is at first.
Attraction and chemistry motivate us to WANT to make it work, but what makes a relationship work is the emotional maturity of both and the ability of both parties to work through the inevitable conflicts that arise .. in ways that do not permanently damage or eventually overwhelm the love.
As an astrologer since 1972 (long before computers) I don't need to use websites. But if YOU look for synastry websites, you will find:
- some that give double-wheel charts (that are useless unless you know the symbolisms),
- some that give a list of synastry aspects between two birthcharts (assuming you have the 3 pieces of birthdata for both people),
- some that give you a list AND the interpretations of what each aspect means
- some that just give you the interpretations (there are also books . .the small paperback "The Astrology of Human Relationships" by Sakoian and Acker gives every possible interpretation, and is an inexpensive book that is even cheaper if you buy it secondhand off of amazon).
So if you have a specific person in mind, and if you have your and their birthdata, go hunting for relevant websites that can help you. OR pay an astrologer $150+ to do it for you .. but you can do it yourself for free, so why bother with that option? Understand that the written reports you order will be computer generated and give you the same level of information that a good synastry book will give you. And that real astrologers only consult with you in some real-time two-way live communication (in person, phone, Skype, etc).
As an astrologer, I always advised my clients to date the other for at least 6 months and preferably for 2 years. That way the information contained in the synastry makes more sense,.you have some experience with who they really are and how you two will eventually get along. Since all relationships are a trial-period for 1-3 years, there is no rush trying to decide prematurely. And astrology only contains the mood of the person or of the relationship . .not the specifics.
Lastly, astrology is only an influence and does not control us or what happens. Since it is an influence, it is useful to use it as a tool, but the more self-aware the person is and the more they have gained some mastery over their own inner reactions, the less of an influence astrology has on how they are.
I hope this is useful for you in some way.
Using Sun signs will NOT be useful in any real way. You are not supposed to take Sun signs seriously, which is why it always ends up in the "entertainment" section. Even though the scammers who write about Sun signs are fully aware that too many people DO take Sun sign "astrology" seriously. They just don't care as long as they make money.
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