Those with Cancer Rising absolutely abound in the field of show business and the fine arts. For example Angelina Jolie, Juliette Binoche, Julia Roberts, Cameron Diaz, Ben Affleck, Mariah Carey, Mel Gibson, Robert de Niro, John Travolta, Elizabeth Hurley, Sandra Bullock, Liv Tyler, Ursula Andress, Ava Gardner, Farah Fawcett, Cher, Mark Wahlberg, Jayne Mansfield, Lauren Bacall, Klaus Kinski, Carla Bruni Sarkozy, Pascal, Einstein, Genghis Khan, Tchaikovsky, Judy Garland, Sarah Bernhardt, Tolstoy and Shakespeare .
What matters to Cancer Rising is mother, nurturing, being close to people, caring and qualities of the Soul. If you look at the list above it includes some phenomenal individuals, sex goddesses, extremely popular film stars and personalities, composers and two of the world’s greatest writers.
People love, nay, worship, people with Cancer Rising because of their ability to express feelings. They can be vulnerable which is magnetic to an audience. People love people who can show their feelings.
Family is also very important for good or ill. If you read biographies of Tolstoy and Genghis Khan for example, you will see how “family” featured strongly for both but in very different ways.
Tolstoy had many kids and was obsessed with marriage and fidelity. Twice he tried to leave his estate and fortune to his serfs (slaves) rather than his kids. Genghis Khan was betrayed by family members. He killed his own brother early on. Then he chose outsiders he trusted to build his own sense of family.
So many of these actresses and actors have been phenomenons, it goes without saying they have great mass appeal. Cancer Rising can play an audience like a harp.
Your Ascendant tells you what experiences in life to choose in order to grow. If used negatively, Cancer Rising can draw experiences of painful rejection and emotional neglect, walling you up behind a neurotic fortress of bottled up or out-of-control (hysterical) emotions.
It’s critical to distinguish between emotions and feelings. Emotions come and go and are volatile, unreliable and disturbing. If you come from an emotional place you become unstable, off-center and vulnerable to negativity from others like a sponge. By feelings, I mean it in a Jungian sense when he referred to feeling type individuals. Feelings have value and give the Self direction. This kind of feeling tells you, “Yes, this feels right” or “No, this feels wrong.” It is coming from your Soul.
Depending on the sign and house of your Sun, you must pull these positive experiences towards you in order to grow. Eventually your vulnerability will be your strength.
You also want to use this energy by mothering yourself, someone else or your own children and by working on your relationship with your own mother who is likely to have had a tremendous effect on you one way or the other.
Being vulnerable to your audience and really getting in touch with your feelings, as actors do, is perfect use of this Ascendant.
When centered and in touch, you can draw others to you for healing since you can be quite empathetic. Be careful not to get caught in the past. If you want something, don’t go after it. Draw it to you instead. You are magnetic.
The Rising sign also describes your physical appearance. Likely you have a round face, watery eyes (that tear up easily), thin hair or baldness and pale or sensitive skin. There is a tendency to retain water and obesity can become an issue since you can use food for comfort if off center.