The Crab, considered shy and withdrawn, emotional and nurturing.  Cancer brings us the dawn of summer.  The baby animals are taking their first steps as young adults, plants begin to bear fruit.  The growing, the learning, the preparing now it all has a purpose.  This years young are becoming aware on some level that they are next year's parents.  That is the energy of Cancer, transition, maturing, and seeking to understand vague inner awareness.    Wherever the sign of Cancer falls in your chart you have the capacity for transforming, maturing, preparing to take on burdens while still unsure of yourself.  Not by being an emotional wreck yourself, while taking every loser under your wing, but by taking in the big picture, deeply enough it may rattle you, while instinctively realizing what it means and moving on to the next phase.