Cancer: June 22 - July 22. Cardinal water sign. Nurturing, protective, nostalgic, may appear hard on the outside but is sensitive on the inside. Colors: Pearl, blue-green, iridescent blues. Associated with caretakers, family, tradition, boats, lakes and streams, water plants, the moon, and being in tune with natural cycles. Depicted as a woman reading a bedtime story to a little girl floating on the water in a shell-boat.