Cancer Zodiac Sign

General Traits

Cancer zodiac sign comes fourth in Western astrology. These people love their home and family more than anything else in this world. Career and money are less priority, when it comes to relationships and children. Cancer men and women make excellent parents who are loving as well as strict at the same time.

Cancer characteristics show them to be sentimental, loving, compassionate and emotional beings. They are very sensitive and tend to get hurt fast. The Cancerians are blessed with strong intuitive and psychic powers that help them judge people well.

Cancer personalities love to dream and imagine things. They live in the past and hold on to their memories. So it won’t be surprising if you find their homes filled with memorable goods like albums, gifts and treasured gifts. And they are not the kind of people who will forget birthdays and anniversaries.

As the Cancer sign is symbolized by the Crab, these people tend to be hard on the outside and soft inside. If they get hurt, it won’t be long before they retreat into a shell and refuse to let you in. They take time in getting to know people and are not willing to let anyone into their private sanctuary without their permission.

Cancer : Facts & Figures

  • Birth Dates – June 21st – July 22nd
  • Zodiac Symbol – Crab
  • Zodiac Element – Water
  • Zodiac Quality – Cardinal
  • Domicile Planet – Moon
  • Detriment Planet – Saturn
  • Exaltation Planet – Jupiter
  • Birthstone – Moonstone
  • Lucky Colors – Silver, White, Sea Green
  • Lucky Numbers – Two, Three, Seven
  • Lucky Day – Monday
  • Lucky Gemstones – Ruby, Moonstone, Pearl
  • Lucky Metals – Silver

Positive Traits

Both in cases of Cancer male and female, their greatest strength perhaps lies in their stability and dependability of character. Cancer personalities often make the best husbands or wives, due to their natural love for the home and the family, which always acquires a unique position in their lives.

Their protective nature makes female Cancer the best mothers among all other zodiac signs. On the professional front, Cancerians are very tenacious and extremely determined to achieve their career related goals and objectives. Often their persistence makes them sail through.

Cancer traits show they are also very intuitive and often give good advice to their close ones, since they have a natural ability to size up situations and people. They are also endowed with aesthetic abilities and often have literary or dramatic talent. They are also surprisingly good at mimicry.

Negative Traits

The first thing that strikes you after you interact with a Cancer star sign for some time is that these people are highly puzzling, and difficult to predict. One moment they are perfectly friendly with you, and the next moment they feel insulted. And the best part is that you don’t even know what is it you said that hurt them. They can be sulking, moody, remote or withdrawn, and also brilliant and social at other times.

Cancer individuals are also rather close-minded, and they easily form strong opinions of others, which are unlikely to change. They are also not forgiving in nature, and tend to remember insults for a long time. These characteristics may turn off most people who do not have the time or energy to persist. On the whole, Cancer will do well to tone down their hypersensitive nature and be more receptive to others. That way they can also deviate their minds from moments of pessimism.

Compatibility Traits

Cancer & Aries

This love compatibility will seem interesting in the beginning but doesn’t last long.

Cancer & Taurus

The Cancerian has a tendency of understanding every shade of Taurus’ personality. So this relationship will be a success.

Cancer & Gemini

The Cancer relationship with Gemini is not a heavenly match. Their conflicting personalities will take its toll.

Cancer & Cancer

As both the Cancers are romantics coupled with sensitive characteristics, they could settle into a happy relationship.

Cancer & Leo

A Leo will find it difficult to break the defensive shell of a Cancer man or woman

Cancer & Virgo

For a Virgo who is guided by logic as well as intellect, the alliance with a Cancerian who isn’t sociable is frustrating.

Cancer & Libra

Libra loves to make a relationship click. But they need much more space than just a domestic front provided by the crab.

Cancer & Scorpio

Scorpio and Cancer, both are guided by emotion and intuition. So, the attachment between these two will be very powerful.

Cancer & Sagittarius

Relationship between a Cancer and Sagittarius is like two warriors ready to pick their swords to have a fight.

Cancer & Capricorn

The Cancer sun sign can find a truthful and dedicated mate in a Capricorn.

Cancer & Aquarius

Cancer and Aquarius love match won’t last long as it will be argumentative and filled with misgivings.

Cancer & Pisces

The Cancer relationship with Pisces will be good as it is backed by strong intuition and imagination.

Love & Romance

Cancer in love is very sensitive and emotional. On the outside, they may seem calm and collected. But in reality they are highly possessive and jealous. They make excellent lovers and caring partners.

The Cancer horoscope shows that they love pampering their loved ones with gifts and chocolates. They just need to have the right emotional connection with their soul mate. But when a Cancer lover is hurt by an unfaithful partner, then a breakup is guaranteed.

Career & Profession

The Crab loves to act as a leader, provided they are at ease with their prescribed duties and their colleagues. The Cancer sun sign, being a natural nurturer will do well in the role of an educator, healer or defender.

Cancerians are creative by nature and can show the way to pleasure in the workplace. They make very good art therapists or family counselors. A notice of caution for the co-workers: Don’t cross the boundary line of the industrious Crab. They can have nasty, as well as sharp claws!

Cancer people are well placed as nutritionists, doctors, chefs, pharmacists, educators and realtors – anywhere that makes them feel worthy of the position.

Money & Finance

Financial security is of utmost importance for the Cancer zodiac. They prefer to have loads of bucks in their bank. Due to their sharp instinct, making money is like a child’s play in the hands of a Cancerian. They have a natural instinct to plan good strategies and thus successfully close deals.

However, they don’t mind retreating into their shells if they feel that business would be better if it’s done at some other time. Cancerians are very successful as bankers and businessman/businesswoman as they are driven by the love for money. These people view money as a measurement of their worth. Thus piling a lot of it helps them to give the desired material comforts to their loved ones.

Health & Well Being

Cancer being a water sign, body liquids (blood, lymph as well as mucus) are ruled by the water element. These people are greatly affected by their surrounding – virus, bacteria and fungi in particular. Health for these people has a strong emotional connection. These people easily accumulate in themselves the negative traits of others.

Cancer astrology also shows that they also tend to sulk a lot about their health by making thinking their problems to be quite bigger than they actually are. These people suffer from health problems that crop up after a definite period in cyclic fashion. Cancerians should watch out for kidney problems in particular and drink lots of fluid in case there is a risk of dehydration.

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