The Canadian-American comedian, actor, and filmmaker Dan Aykroyd was born on July 1st, 1952, making his zodiac sign Cancer. Cancers are actually ruled by the moon, symbolised by the crab, which makes sense as they are symbolic of the ebb and flow of the ocean tides – their emotional and ancestral instincts are often quite strong. They have an emotional strength that can sometimes be overwhelming, which often helps them to be very creative and intuitive.
Dan Aykroyd grew up in Canada, in Ottawa, Ontario, and was an only child. Despite being only child, he was heavily influenced by his large, closely-knit, and especially creative family. His family lived together in a sprawling farmhouse which, due to his father’s career as a diplomat, they moved a lot from place to place. Dan had to adapt to these environments quickly and, as is typical for a Cancer, was able to use his family’s creative influence to develop his own talents.
Dan had a difficult school experience and endured bullying from his peers. He was known to be quite introverted and much rather be in the presence of adults than that of his own age. He found solace in comedy and music, eventually learning to play harmonica and drums which eventually served him well in his career. He studied Criminology and Sociology at Carleton University and graduated in 1974.
At the age of 22, he became a member of the comedy troupe Second City. He met John Belushi and they formed the Blues Brothers and skyrocketed to fame. This partnership allowed Dan to write as well as perform, further allowing him to express his creativity, which is a strength of a Cancer. Becoming successful with the Blues Brothers, he went on to be a cast member of Saturday Night Live and co-starred in movies such as Ghostbusters, Ghostbusters 2, Coneheads, and Dragnet, to name a few.
Dan Aykroyd’s Cancer zodiac sign has certainly served him well throughout his life, giving him the creative outlets and emotional strength that he needed to conquer the world of entertainment. He has drawn from his difficult childhood and many life experiences to create his unforgettable characters that everyone loves and admires. His ability to be highly responsive to his environment and to the feelings of those around him is unique for a Cancer, and serves as a testament to the power of this zodiac sign.