CANCER (Punarvasu (4), Pushyam/Pooyam, Ashlesha/Ayilyam)
Cancer persons are generally low in vitality; one who is very timid yet loath to follow the advice of others. They are expected to do the opposite to what they are advised to do. They are also full of suspicion, and on account of lack of faith in others they are difficult to reach; but when their faith has once been established, they are most loyal and ready to cooperate.
Cancer rules diaphragm, heart veins, the mammary glands, upper lobes of the liver, thoracic duct, chymification, peristalsis, the pancreas, gastric vein, and the serum of the blood. The afflictions which may be classed under the sign of Cancer are indigestion, hiccough, flatulency, dropsy, and sclerosis. Consequently they are often afflicted with diseases which originate in wrong diet.