CANCER > kapha-vata / 4th-6th cakram / Demeter & Persephone


Okay, first I just have to say as a Gemini I absolutely LOVE finding all the ways the things I study correlate! With that being said, I really want to share with you how I’ve seen the crossover in studying the Cakra system, the dosha in Ayurveda, the 7 main Greek Goddesses as a part of the psyche, the 10 planets & of course - the 12 zodiac signs!

There is so much relationship between each, I love seeing how so many modalities & ancient wisdoms correlate & can unite as One! So without further ado, here is our watery Cancer //

Cancer > our healer, mother, & the invisible woman. This watery, receptive sign can be slightly mysterious in nature & correlates to Kapha & Vata, the 4th & 6th cakram, and the two opposite Goddesses - Demeter & Persephone.

As you can see there are a lot of opposites here – the heart & the head, the water & air, the mother & the underworld. That’s because Cancer takes us into transition of personal consciousness to interpersonal consciousness. It can be a little complex! The Kapha energy correlates to the watery nature of Cancer, the caring & receptive characteristics along with the 4th cakram heart center. While the Vata relates more to the psychic nature of Cancer also illuminating where the 6th cakram comes into play. These energies merge into the other polarities of Cancer representing the child & the parent along with the hero & the shadow. Cancer you’re just so awesomely complex I love it!

Demeter & Persephone make their connections with Cancer here as well bringing in more of that polarity! Demeter representing the nurturer & mother while Persephone representing the underworld & receptive woman. These Goddesses illuminate the duality of the 3rd dimension & Cancer is a wonderful energy to know ourselves more fully. Cancerian Demeter is soft & helpful in all ways, making sure everyone is cared for on an emotional level. While Persephone Cancer is busy decoding intuitive messages, diving deep into herself & understanding what makes her tick & what makes her tock. Introverted & extroverted you might say!

The Moon is very similar in this way & is Cancer’s rulership. The Moon is one of the most significant aspects in one’s birth chart so a few more components correlate to this powerful energy! Because Artemis is the Goddess of the moon, naturally this archetype makes her appearance here as she transmits the lunar messages & intuitions of her emotional daily life. The 2nd & 7th cakram in addition to the 4th & 6th also show up here in la luna <3 The 2nd cakram is ruled by water & like the moon, connects us to our emotional experiences & the 7th connects us to our higher consciousness. These energy centers are a perfect antenna for transmitting all our watery, psychic emotionality that the Moon brings up. This cluster of correlations is subtle, psychic & a bit dualistic!


Ariel Wright