“We can speak without voice to the trees and the clouds and the waves of the sea. Without words they respond through the rustling of leaves and the moving of clouds and the murmuring of the sea.”
The sign of Cancer is ruled by the Moon, motherhood, the emotions, femininity. Cancer rules the 4th house and the second angle, the IC or nadir. The 4th house is the realm of the family, the home, ones roots and ancestry. The IC or nadir is a point (angle) that can be analyzed to understand one’s personal attitudes and the conditions of one’s “home base.” The Moon itself can be examined to determine what is necessary for one’s satisfaction and the IC is complementary in its involvement as it shows our archetypal home, where we came from and, in a greater scope, where our needs originate.
The IC is expressive of our experience and sense of family in general. It can show where how we attach to our family, what we see as “family” and even how we relate in the family unit.
Planets aspecting the IC or in the 4th house express where we come from and our inner nature that is tied to our roots. Planets transiting this area bring energy to understand, illuminate and cultivate growth in our inner nature. Outer planet transits here can feel (the Moon) very unsettling. It is the very seat of our feeling of self. However, maintenance here is important in keeping your foundation strong. Taken with the Moon’s aspects and placement, the IC is a great point to consider when seeking satisfaction. It is the very root of the birth chart and the center of one’s stability.
Where is your IC? What is “home” to you?