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Ruling planet: Moon
Gemstones: Moonstone, pearl
Colours: White, silver
Body parts: Breasts, stomach
Opposite sign (house of marriage): Capricorn
Your Cancer baby is a sensitive child who needs lots and lots of hugging. You can never hug a Cancer child too much. This is a child who will have his favourite blankie or stuffed toy that he will carry for years (to the chagrin of his parents). Warning: Never throw away a favourite teddy bear because, even as an adult, a Cancer will want to keep his favourite toys to put on a high shelf in the den. (Many grown men regret the loss of their first teddy bears.) Cancer is a sentimental sign. Those born under this sign just don't let go. Of anything.
This is a child who will like to have his tummy rubbed at bedtime, because his stomach is the key to happiness. When Cancer children are upset, they get an upset stomach.
Cancer loves the water, so make bathtime fun! This child will enjoy beaches and marinas and will likely own a boat one day.
Cancer loves to cook and garden. Never force your Cancer child to eat what she doesn't want to eat. Let her relationship with food develop in a pleasant way because, one day, she will serve you something utterly delicious that she cooked, using produce from her own garden, possibly on a table that she built herself. Cancer is a practical, competent (and thrifty!) sign.
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