The birthday boy for July 18 is Nelson Mandela.
While I’ve talked about a lot of Cancerian qualities on this blog, I haven’t really discussed the innate sense of self-sacrifice that defines the sign.
Imagine a sandpiper protecting her nest by pretending that her wing is broken, or Mildred Pierce confessing to a crime that she didn’t commit in order to protect her daughter. Or imagine a man spending more than a quarter-century in prison to make a political point so that his people could be free.
The innate maternal instinct associated with the sign of Cancer is well known. The great length a Cancer native will go to in order to protect her “children” is unparalleled. It’s something I need to discuss in greater length. Maybe next year . . .