Cancer, with the Moon as a ruler, is an emotional sign, yet it can be surprisingly hard to know what their true feelings really are. Consider the crab, it has a rock-hard exoskeleton for protection, but underneath it’s soft. Cancer ascendants can be very private and hard to pierce, but once they’ve let you in, they can trust you with their feelings. Being a water sign, as well as having Moon as a ruler, is maybe what gives Cancer a strong intuition.
The element of water relates to emotions, and often gives a stronger intuition. Family and home is very important to Cancer ascendants. Consider the fact that Venus rules the fourth house of home and the eleventh house of desires for Cancer. They can also have this ability to feel at home wherever they go. Cancer ascendants can be patriotic, be very fond of spiritual teachings or higher learning and studying in general. Cancer rules the heart and chest. The signature phrase for Cancer is “I feel”.