Brad Kronen’s Welcome to the Zodiac Series: Cancer

Renowned  astrologer Brad Kronen presents the archived recordings from his “Welcome to the Zodiac“(WTZ) series, a group of 12 introductory lectures originally broadcasted on, each dedicated to one of the 12 signs of the Zodiac.  In each show, Brad explains everything you’d ever want or needed to know about those particular residents of that cosmic wheel of the Universe otherwise known as the signs of the Zodiac.  Not only are the basic personality traits associated with each sign thoroughly discussed in easy to understand language, Brad also relays detailed aspects to each of the 12 signs of the Zodiac most never knew existed, such as their origin along with the variety of everyday things assigned to them such as a sign’s  – tree, flower, spice, animal, foodstuff, dedicated cities throughout the globe, as well as famous personalities born beneath each sign and how their personas reflect the nature of the particular sign each celebrity was born under.  Accompanying every WTZ show is a formal announcement which opens with three choice quotes said by three famous personalities born beneath that show’s highlighted sign. The series also has a “WTZ Icon” for every show, an image chosen by Brad which captures each sign’s overall essence, as well as a “WTZ Song”, a piece of music chosen by Brad which he considers to be that sign’s unofficial “anthem”.

So join the first astrologer on reality TV and author of the 21st century guide to astrology and relationships “Love in the Stars” on a journey like no other, as Brad Kronen introduces the basic wonders which form the foundation of one of Mankind’s most ancient studies, better known as Astrology by welcoming you to the Zodiac.


Cancer Glyph

The Packrat Who Carries the Pent Up Past or
The Nurturing Power Player Who Intuits the Pulse of the Public

Archived on

“If you go anywhere, even Paradise, you will miss your home.”
Malala Yousafzai, Nobel Peace Prize Winner and Cancer

“Is the mother gonna live?”  “No, she’s dying….but I can still hear her big mouth.”
Dialogue between Olympia Dukakis, Cancer, & Cher from the film named after the sign of the Crab’s planetary ruler, “Moonstruck”

“I love you more than my own skin.”
Frida Kahlo, Artist and Cancer


The Mother – A force which gives life to all and is one of the deadliest on earth when provoked.

Cancer is the one sign that tends not to utilize their inherent abilities to their full water-signed potential.  Both gender variations of this sign need to remember that the best and quickest way for a human to die in Mother Nature’s Queendom is to simply cross paths a few inches the wrong way with the young of any wild animal comparable in human size.

The Mother of said baby animal whose path you just crossed an inch too far will show how at fault you are by killing you 10 times before you hit the ground!

For every Cancerian, regardless of gender, this primal force of The Mommy can be transmuted most effectively whenever they harness (and just as importantly, not hide) their intuitive and emotionally sensitive, naturally nurturing energies.

Despite being born with such intuitive gifts, it’s crucial for every Cancer to resist retreating into their crab shells from the outside world in order to avoid the flow of their heartfelt feelings, which admittedly can be seriously overwhelming for this most sensitive of signs.

Those Crustaceans who know their emotions have a life of their own and choose to ride their emotional inner waves so their feelings are always processed and kept up to date – turn out to be some of the biggest power players  who have their claws on the pulse of the public and yield the biggest gains.

Those Crabs that are too scared or intimidated by the power of their feelings, or worse, actively work on jamming, cramming, or suppressing anything even hinting of emotion technically still are Cancers with their attachments to their homes and mothers but because their vital emotional power is cut off, tend not to function nearly as well in society.

Some good examples of this 2nd kind of Cancer would be Norman Bates or that axe wielding Crab lady who had serious Mommy (and Daddy) issues, Lizzie Borden.

Rather than end this announcement by referencing Cancerian energy seriously gone afoul, how about some thoughts about mothering from some Non-Pincer People?

“Experts say you should never hit your children in anger.  When is a good time?  When you’re feeling festive?”
– Roseanne Barr

“I told my mother-in-law that my house was her house, and she said “Get the hell off my property.””

– Joan Rivers

So join me, won’t you?  Actually, you “2nd kind of Cancers” can stay at home with Mom.  I really won’t mind. – CANCER


Brad Kronen’s Welcome to the Zodiac Series Archived on – Cancer

Welcome to the Zodiac Icon for Cancer: Every sign of the Zodiac has its symbol. Brad has taken things an astrological step further by choosing images which capture each sign’s essence and making them their official “Icon” for his Welcome to the Zodiac series. The icon selected for each sign ranges from the obvious to the esoteric.

Malala Yousafzai

The sign of the Crab has a strong association with that which is feminine, most especially with mothers and motherhood at large. With Cancer’s planetary ruler astrologically representing a person’s Past as well as one’s Home from both the Past and Present, this sign’s feminine influences expand to also include a force of the past that is distinctly female in nature, namely Girls and Girlhood at large.

The youngest person ever to win the Nobel Peace Prize was a Cancerian girl from Pakistan named Malala Yousafzai.  At the ripe old age of 17 Malala was bestowed with one of the world’s most prestigious awards in 2014 for her noteworthy efforts in raising global awareness regarding a girl’s right to be educated.

Emotional security is a top priority for every Cancerian. Malala Yousafzai’s emotional security was put in jeopardy early on in life when Taliban forces invaded the young Cancer’s hometown of the Swat Valley in her native Pakistan.  Upon taking over the area in 2007 the Islamic extremists proceeded to then dictate the outlets of education for girls would be greatly restricted and eventually abolished altogether.

Malala’s vocational path as an international Peace Maker was first laid out where her exceptional life began, when an extremely frustrated Pakistani schoolgirl began fiercely defending her right to an education by telling all the world about it, starting with the BBC at the age of 11.

Malala’s fight now has expanded to champion the educational rights of young girls across the globe, especially those who have little to no power to defend themselves. On July 12th, 2014, Malala’s 17th birthday, the Cancerian teen spent her special day traveling to Nigeria, where in April of the previous year over 200 schoolgirls were kidnapped by the terrorist group, Boko Haram, whose aim is to eradicate Western education, most especially for girls.

After meeting with the parents of the missing schoolgirls, Malala officially conferred with Nigeria’s President at the time, Goodluck Jonathan.  Following his conference with the dynamic Cancerian the highly criticized President accused of ignoring the mass kidnappings publicly announced he would be convening with the girls’ parents for the first time since their abduction.

The concept of “Home” is of utmost importance for those born beneath the lunar ruled sign of the Crab. Malala Yousafzai no longer lives in her home country of Pakistan after surviving being shot point blank in the head by a Taliban soldier while riding a bus on her way to school. When observing the flag of Malala’s country of birth, its marking of the Crescent Moon signifies this Peace Maker’s influence can make anywhere feel like home if for the fact her nurturing nature has had such an astounding impact on so many around the globe.

Pakistan Flag

Welcome to the Zodiac Song for Cancer:

The song I have chosen for the element of Water’s first representative is quite fitting, given the piece has no words and is purely emotive. For those born beneath the sign of the Crab the concepts of “Home”, the “Past”, and one’s “Roots” are key factors which make up their core sense of self.

Home” by David Sylvian embodies these Cancerian components by virtue of it being a piece of music which represents the life cycle of those born beneath the first of the Water signs. I personally like to view this short but profoundly powerful bit of music as if it were a highly karmic version of Row, Row, Row Your Boat.

The piece begins with a basic melody line that’s repeated over and over which in musical terms is known as a “motif”. Unto itself the motif represents one’s first home and hearkens back to a time of emotional security when as children our every immediate need was looked after by our parents or guardians, etc. What’s key to note is each time the motif is repeated a new sound is added so the piece becomes something entirely different than when it first began yet at its core still carries the basic melody line as its foundation.

And so it goes for those born beneath the sign of Cancer. Wherever life should take them, the Cancer always carries that core essence of their first emotional home within them and will gradually build and add upon it with each new encounter they experience throughout the course of their life.

Image of Malala Yousafzai –

Brad Kronen has written over 30 books on the role Astrology plays in the daily life of Humanity’s existence on this planet.Most recently, Brad has written a  dating guide series written specifically for every sign of the Zodiac entitled “Love in the Stars”.  In honor of Malala Yousafzai’s Sun sign of Cancer , the “Love in the Stars: Cancer Edition” can be purchased at the link listed below as can all of Brad’s self- published work:



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