Willful as a seven-year-old in the midst of a temper tantrum, today's Crab is wholly indomitable. You're not afraid to misbehave to get what you want, when you want it. You've got a defined plan, a tremendous amount of tenacity, and enough roguish tendencies to be able to fly under the wire when need be. It's important, however, that you consider the potential consequences of your actions. Skirting the boundaries of social acceptability can prove dangerous. Trust your birth number of 6 to be a moralistic guide to knowing where that invisible line lies.
Perseverance isn't the only attribute today's Cancerians hold in common. You're typically outgoing, creative, and adaptable. When plan A fails, there are always plans B and C ready in the wings. Eventually, your ability to prepare and organize leads to success in your chosen field. In particular, consider investigative reporting, skip tracing, and other related fields where the ability to work in gray areas improves the results.
While superficially you might come across as a hardened character, just the opposite is true emotionally. A lot of the external bravado is just a smoke screen and coping mechanism. Under the surface you have a somewhat frail heart that leads to an exaggerated need for solitude. Partners who manage to get past that thick-skinned persona are pleasantly surprised to find a very committed companion underneath.
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July's birthstone is the ruby. According to superstition, if a ruby becomes dull or cracks, it forewarns the owner of trouble ahead. Many ancient people associated the ruby with the power of love because of its vivid red hue. In durability, this gem is second only to diamonds. The stone probably originated in India, although it was found in other regions as well. In Sanskrit, ruby bears the name ratnaraj, meaning King of Gemstones.