Love, Pity, And The Cancer Capricorn Axis (Part 2) 4

"full moon in cancer 2012"

Frida, my favorite Cancer Sun

Oh man the feelings I’m dealing with today. Intense, triggering stuff. Perfect for blogging! (Oy.)

Telling a Cancer/Virgo person that they can’t help you is harsh to them especially if you love them and they love you and there’s nothing you can do. Helpless.

Feelings are not rational, right? But they are. They exist.

See, it’s like this: my father died and I couldn’t help. My mother died and I couldn’t help. Those deaths were sudden; there was no time to get there. Grandmother, grandfather. Everyone dies and I can never help. Always too far away. And now this friend needs help but it’s not going to be me and this hurts. Call me selfish. Not that I’m thinking this through. It’s just how it feels.

Cancer is the Mother. Whoever I love is my baby and if I can’t take care of them? I cry. And I am not going to slam myself for self-pity today (see my previous post). Instead I’ll feel the depth of this feeling without any shame because this… is who I am.  And anyway tears are holy.

Sorry for the downer post y’all, but I’m sure some of you can relate.


About aliza

Hello my name is Aliza and I help people. I'm a Tarot Reader and Astrologer, Teacher & Writer. Cancer Sun, Mercury, and Mars. Virgo Moon Pluto Hekate conjunction in the 1st House. If you aren't sure what all that means, I'll be happy to explain it to you! Or maybe you'd rather hear about your own chart :) I blog and do readings for a living. Poet and playwright, Iowa MFA, I got obsessed with astrology in my late 30s and the rest is history. For the moment.

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4 thoughts on “Love, Pity, And The Cancer Capricorn Axis (Part 2)

  • Hey Macarena

    So sorry ((MP)). I’m having a set back with my health and what with all the family here for Christmas I can see the toll its taking on my mother. I feel useless and guilty. Somethings got to give. Moon in Cap almost always c*ap for this Cancer/Libra.

  • opal

    Cancerians are great at listening, and giving emotional support that is tangible, no matter how far away you are. So you might not be able to be there physically, but just know that what you CAN do matters greatly.

  • Kim


    When I had to look in Lib’s eyes, and tell her I couldn’t help her anymore…….

    Aw, shit. Thought I was done crying.
    Pass the Kleenex.