The ascendant or sign of Cancer is ruled by Moon. It covers the degrees between 91 to 120 in the Zodiac. The Jupiter is exalted when placed in Cancer and mars is debilitated in this sign. The direction governed by this sign is North and core element for Cancer is water.
Friendly planets for this sign are Sun, Mars and Ketu.
Enemies planets for this sign are Saturn, Mercury, Venus and Rahu.
The Ascendant of Cancer has following lordships for houses.