What Artists Born Under The Cancer Zodiac Can Learn From Frida Kahlo + More Advice From A Renowned Astrologer


Time to grab that waterproof mascara and a box of tissues. We have officially entered Cancer zodiac season, which means the next few weeks will be all about feeling those feelings! Fourth sign of the zodiac calendar, Cancer is represented by the celestial crab. Those born under the sign (June 21 – July 22) are the compassionate and endearing nurturers of the zodiac.

Like the crab that represents them, Cancers are susceptible to being swept away by tides of emotion, but are just as capable of navigating the shores of the material world when needed. At first glance, Cancers may seem a little austere, even cold, but it’s only their hardened exterior that protects their hearts of gold. Cancers are as tender and caring as they come, and they enjoy domestic life, with all the comforts of home.

Astrologer Lisa Stardust is a New York-based astrologer who has written for Cosmopolitan, Oprah magazines, and teen vogue.

So does this worldly insight meeting a rich inner life make Cancers the ultimate hit artists? Does their homebody enthusiasm make them perfect studio hermits? To find out the answers to these questions and more about the creatives of Cancer in our lives, we spoke with a famous astrologer, Lisa Stardust, who recently posted her. bridge of lovea celestial guide to igniting passion and romance.

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If you look at art history, who would you say is the quintessential Cancer artist and why?
Cancer is a water sign, so they use their intuition and feelings to guide everything they do. Their art is often quite different from what other artists around them are doing, as it is their own emotion that guides them rather than formal qualities. Frida Kahlo is a Cancer and quintessential in the sense that her work explores her intimate inner experiences. David Hockney is also Cancer and his sense of experimentation with mediums is a quality of the sign.

What are the main qualities of Cancerians as artists?
Cancers march to the beat of their own drum. If you look at the crab, it walks side by side, it doesn’t walk in a straight line. Cancers are always going to find their own way of doing whatever they get involved with. As a water sign, they are super intuitive, emotional, and artistic, and use all of these qualities in the art they create.

What are their pitfalls as artists?
Everyone’s weakness is rooted in their positive sides. As homebodies, Cancers can be a little unreceptive to new ideas, simply because they tend to stay in their cocoons and comfort zones.

Given their sensitivity, how do you give Cancers feedback on their art in a way that makes them receptive?

Cancers don’t really like to hear criticism because they are very sensitive and will take it as a personal attack on themselves. Criticisms should be framed as positives. Instead of saying “change that”, mention the strengths and best qualities of the work, and talk about ways to accentuate those strengths instead of mentioning the negatives.

Do you think there is an environment to which Cancers would be particularly suited?
I love photography for Cancers because they like to capture certain memories that they come back to over and over again. Painting could also work well for Cancers, as a vehicle to express their emotions. As a water sign, Cancers can be a bit mute compared to other zodiac signs when it comes to the ability to express their emotions verbally, so it’s important that they discover other means of expression. .

What is the ideal environment in which Cancers can work?
Cancers are domestic creatures, but when it comes to creativity, they like to let it flow. So, in an ideal world, they can have a studio as well as a space to work in their home, for those days when they don’t want to dress up.

If a Cancer artist falls into a creative rut, what should they do to get back on track?

Cancers should try to get out of their comfort zone and look for new inspiration in the world. What many people don’t realize about Cancers is that while their home is their sanctuary — and they can be a little complacent — they love to explore the world, and they rejuvenate themselves by taking trips. This may mean travelling, meditating, or even taking an alternate route home from work.

If a Cancer was dating someone in the art world, who do you think they would go with?
A museum curator or an established dealer or gallerist—Cancers are a matter of safety. If they were to date another artist, it would be a really passionate and emotional love affair, but I don’t think that can be sustained in the long term.

If an artistic career isn’t taking off right now, what would be the best day job for a Cancer?
Cancers are really good at teaching, simply because they care so much about themselves and have such big hearts. They are multifaceted so there are so many things they would be good at, even working as bankers, because they take their jobs seriously, and people tend to trust them because of their sensitivity to deliver all kinds of news. It’s not quite a day job, but Cancers would also be great actors, due to their ability to empathize.

The world has felt very tumultuous lately. What can Cancerians do to avoid being overwhelmed?

Cancers need time to decompress on their own each day, as they can tend to take charge of other people’s emotions. I recommend that, if possible, Cancers take a short nap in the middle of each day. If that’s not possible, it’s so important for Cancerians to make sure they get enough sleep, so they can recharge and resolve their feelings internally.

What should everyone look out for this zodiac season?

We have a very intense full moon on July 13, which will shed a lot of light on various areas of doubt in people’s lives.. It’s also worth noting that Mercury enters Cancer on July 5, and this will also be a very big time for those looking to expand their romantic horizons.

Wondering which artists are Cancers? Here are some of the best in art history.

Edmonia Lewis: July 4, 1844

Edmonia Lewis. Image in the public domain.

Frida Kahlo: July 6, 1907

Frida Kahlo wearing a folk costume and flowers in her hair (circa 1950).  Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images.

Frida Kahlo wearing a folk costume and flowers in her hair (circa 1950). Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images.

Marc Chagall: July 7, 1887

Marc Chagall in August 1934, in front "Solitude" (1933).  Photo by Roger Viollet via Getty Images.

Marc Chagall in August 1934, in front Solitude (1933). Photo by Roger Viollet via Getty Images.

Artemisia Gentileschi: July 8, 1593

Artemisia Gentileschi, Self-Portrait as a Lute Player (circa 1615-17).

Artemisia Gentileschi, Self-portrait as a lute player (circa 1615-17). Wadsworth Atheneum Art Museum. Charles H. Schwartz Endowment Fund 2014.4.1 © Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art.

Käthe Kollwitz: July 8, 1867

Kathe Kolowitz.  Photograph by Emil Otto Hoppe/Getty Images.

Kathe Kolowitz. Photography by Emil Otto Hoppe/Getty Images.

David Hockney: July 9, 1937

British painter David Hockney poses at the Musée de l’Orangerie in Paris on October 7, 2021. Photo: Thomas Coex/AFP via Getty Images.

Gustav Klimt: July 14, 1862

Gustav Klimt. Photo: Getty Images.

Rembrandt: July 15, 1606

Rembrandt Marmensz van Rijn, Self-Portrait of the Artists, half length, wearing a ruff and a black hat.  Courtesy of Sotheby's.

Rembrandt van Rijn, Self-portrait of the artists, mid-length, wearing a ruff and a black hat (1632). Courtesy of Sotheby’s.

Edgar Degas: July 19, 1834

Hilaire Germain Edgar de Gas, known as Edgar Degas (1834-1917), French painter and sculptor (circa 1865).

Alexander Calder: July 22, 1898

Alexander Calder is pictured installing one of his mobile sculptures at the Galerie Louis Carré in Paris. Photo: Keystone-France/Gamma-Keystone via Getty Images.

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