Karkata Rashi or Cancer is one among the 12 rashies in Vedic Astrology
. The basic characteristics of this rashi
are flexibility, interest in mysteries and travel. It controls chest and heart. Public and social importance can be expected.
The persons of this rashi will be sensitive and are of concealing nature. Their emotional or worried nature causes various health problems.
The planetary influences or dashas of Mars, Jupiter and Ketu are good. Mars is the prime benefactor.