People born under the astrological zodiac sign of Cancer are those who were born between June 21st and July 22nd (approximate dates), known as the cancer dates (hence people born within these days are associated with the cancer birthday). Cancer symbol is represented as the primary water sign, followed by Scorpio and Pisces, and it’s the 4th Zodiac sign. The human body parts corresponding to the sign of Cancer are the chest and the stomach.
Cancer is governed by the Moon, its ruling planet. Connected to the Fourth House, Cancer is a cardinal sign whose polar opposite is Capricorn. It is a female sign that has a preference for white and black. The weekday that suits them best is Monday. Their lucky numbers are 5, 17 and 30.
Cancer: User Guide
Ever imagined what Cancer people are like? The peculiarity of the sign of Cancer is its imagination, and that’s one of the Cancers famous traits. Cancers are filled with creativity and need a creative outlet. Whether it’s writing, painting or any other medium of creative outflow. Cancers trait doesn’t end there though, as with creativity and imaginations, comes dreaming, and cancers are usually known to wander away in thoughts and dreams. They are visionaries who often project themselves into the future by letting their imagination run free. Cancer people also enjoy wandering in nostalgia, and diving back into the past remembering their childhood memories is one of their favorite pastimes
Cancer cares very much about their own roots. They’re not the kind of people who deny their own origins, because the family has a prominent place in their life. Cancer natives show a special dedication to children and procreation. Case in point, in Ancient Egypt, Cancer was associated with the Goddess Isis, protector of children.
If we talk about the cancer zodiac’s signs effect on romance, Cancer are very sensitive and emotional. To avoid seeming vulnerable, they mask these characteristics with modesty and shyness. They cannot bear to be alone, irrespective of the fact that they talk very less. This is one of the cancers traits, the fact that they need to constantly interact with people and the world, in order to feel safe.
Too focused on the past and future, Cancer tends to forget about the present. That is why their loved ones believe they have lost touch with reality. Just as an ostrich buries its head underground to escape from troubles, cancers sign tends to neglect or even run away from responsibilities and obligations. Their being stubborn and obstinate can sometimes make them capricious and whimsical.
Cancer and the World around Them
Cancer people radiate with a kind of joie de vivre. They are known to be humorous and joyful, however, they don’t keep it to themselves, as they share it around them. Their humor sometimes has a childish trait to them. They tend to convert the atmosphere around them into a more relaxed and friendly environment.
Cancer zodiac signs are known for their hospitability. That’s one of Cancers famous personality traits. They’re someone you can count on, especially in times of extreme difficulty. They are understanding people, who do not hesitate to help those in need. They’re your go to people in times of needing comfort or good advices.
However, Cancer are rather demanding when it comes to friendship. For them, friendly relationships with others should primarily be based on trust, respect and mutual loyalty. They have a very hard time with lies and hypocrisy.
In the workplace, Cancer stands out from their colleagues by their ability to listen. They take note of the tiniest of details. The cancer zodiac sign is known to create a calm and friendly environment in the work place, while making sure always to be kind to their colleagues.
They are full of brilliant ideas and do not hesitate to offer them to others. Their analytical skills, ambition and strong determination is a constant in their careers and is a key trait in granting them respect from their colleagues.
Cancer zodiac sign are also hardworking people, that make sure to succeed in any goal they set in their mind. They possess strong leadership qualities, who know how to take the initiative when the situation demands it. A Cancer knows how to harness team spirit. Regardless of whether a task can be done alone or not, cancers prefer team work over being a lone wolf to increase the chances of success.
These are the main qualities that make them an essential element in the field in which they practice.
Families play an important role in a cancers life. Their extreme value and attachment towards family is evident by their extreme desire to help and protect each one of their family members. This protection includes but is not limited to moral and material support.
Family also implies children! Cancer zodiac sign are personally sensitive to anything related to fertilization and birth. Cancers are fascinated by this kind of human conception. Moreover, with respect to their own children, Cancer can demonstrate a huge paternal or maternal instinct.
The Cancer as… A Vegetable
If the Cancer Zodiac Sign was to be a vegetable, they would probably be a Birch tree. Like the character of Cancer, the small leaves of this tree are a perfect representation for smoothness and stability. Birch is also known for its protective properties. Case in point, it is frequently used in order to produce certain protective objects including matches.
Cancer are also associated with Iris, as plant symbolizes trust, wisdom and courage. These are qualities that are well reflected in the natives of Cancer. A fitting vegetable for the cancer personality trait of being soft and soothing would be Chamomile and Passionflower.
Since the Cancer symbol is associated with the element of water, it doesn’t come as a surprise for them to be an aquatic animal, if they were to be an animal, since aquatic animals are generally associated with creation, inventiveness and intuition. It would also make sense for the Cancer zodiac signto be a Swan as this animal symbolizes elegance and nobility. Similar to the people born under the sign of cancer, the Swan also represents valor and courage.
Another animal that is similar to the trait that cancer offers is a cat. Many similarities can be found between cat and Cancer. The cat symbolizes balance and vigilance, which paradoxically echoes the prudence and quest for the stability of Cancer people. Just like Cancer, cat represents patience, courage and freedom.
If Cancer were a mineral, they would surely be a Crystal. This very precious mineral symbolizes purity and clairvoyance. The transparency of the Crystal allows it to be both visible and invisible. This ambivalence represents the character of Cancer to be both shy and open to the world.
Another mineral that resembles the trait of the Cancer zodiac sign is a pearl. The pearl is a mineral symbolizing wealth and perfection, but above all femininity.
Fitting Jobs for Cancers
Since cancer astrology is water as mentioned, jobs relating to the aquatic life fits the cancer zodiac people the most. They are therefore likely to become sailors or fishermen/ women. Regarding the hospitable nature of cancer as well as their welcoming personality, fitting jobs would be a career in the field of restaurants, hotels or real estate.
One of cancers strong personality trait is its want to take care of other people. That’s why natives are generally drawn to medicine and professions related to social and humanitarian values. They are fascinated by research and history. Curiosity among Cancer zodiac sign natives will guide them towards a career as historians, archaeologists, or antiquarians.
Cancer and Compatibility with Other Signs
Cancer and Aries
Although Cancer and Aries do not life with the same philosophy as each other, they can certainly build a solid friendship. Aries is a person overflowing with energy, unlike Cancer zodiac sign who is more serene and prefers to stay in a kind of comfort zone. Aries have the ability to share their dynamism with Cancer, without rushing them, so that they can be a little more open to the world around them.
Cancer and Taurus
The Zodiac signs cancer and Taurus have a lot of similar interests, especially regarding a taste for nostalgia. They show high compatibility with each other. Whether on a friendly or professional level, Cancer and Taurus are loyal partners who often manage to implement and undertake joint projects.
Cancer and Gemini
Cancer has a harder time maintaining a good relationship with Gemini. The instability of Gemini people is not at all compatible with the tranquility and balance the Cancer wants to create. Relationships between Cancer and Gemini are also excessively based on superficial matters. This kind of relationship will have difficulties to flourish in the long term.
Cancer and Leo
The relationship between Cancer and Leo is particularly complex. These signs are supposed to be polar opposites of each other, due to the fact that Cancer zodiac sign is governed by the moon, and Leo is governed by the Sun. This difference is reflected mainly in the field of work. They will find it difficult to agree on certain points and to try and find common ground.
Cancer and Virgo
The relationship between Cancer and Virgo is less passionate. They don’t share opinions or any common points regarding situations, and are very unlikely to develop strong lasting relationships. But no conflict is likely because each will tend to avoid the other.
Cancer and Libra
Cancer is particularly fond of Libra. People born under the symbol of Libra are naturally pleasant in life and extremely sympathetic. The two zodiacs signs, cancer and Libra, are expected to get along very well. On a professional level, they will make very good teammates motivated by a common goal.
Cancer and Scorpio
It comes as a surprise when one finds out that Cancer and Scorpios don’t get along, considering their both water symbols. It’s rare for them to agree on any matter there is. The argument-making up-argument cycle is likely to be repetitive. This leads towards a toxic relationship being developed between the Cancer sign and Scorpio’s sign.
Cancer and Sagittarius
The Cancer-Sagittarius relationship is emotionally rewarding. Whenever these two signs are together, a certain joie de vivre and a good atmosphere emerge. This harmony ends up creating a special connection between them over time. However, they are also known to keep a professional relationship when they are required to. They are perfectly aware that when they are at work, common interests take precedence over friendship.
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Cancer and Capricorn
Cancer horoscope sign gets along perfectly with Capricorn and as some of their traits are similar. However, they have yet to master the art of communication between themselves. This is something that needs to be improved to ensure a lasting friendly relationship. Even if disagreements arise, the key is for everyone to be understanding.
Cancer and Aquarius
Professionally, Aquarius is the ideal partner for Cancer. However, sometimes disagreements arise between the two signs. With a bit of tolerance and understanding, Cancer and Aquarius can accomplish great things together.
Cancer and Pisces
Cancers and Pisces, both Water signs, are in perfect osmosis. Each knowing well how to communicate with each other with eyes of understanding. These are some pre-requisites to ensure a balanced, lasting relationship. The strength of these two signs is mainly based on their ability to communicate and be understood.
Between Cancers, people of the same astrological sign, friendly and professional relationships are more harmonious, because they are made to get along, each being particularly sympathetic to the needs of the other. A collaboration between Cancers based on trust and mutual respect is sure to lead to success and the realization of joint projects.
A good way to understand what are Cancers like is by studying the tendencies of each gender.
Tendencies of the Male Cancer
One of the main Cancer traits of the male is well recognized as wisdom. The Cancer man isn’t only respected for his knowledge but his polite behavior and courteous personality. He not only knows a way to solve problems but makes it an obligation on himself to make the right decision, not as a sense of pride but to fulfill his responsibility. An uncommon or arguably annoying of Cancer traits may be the fact that the Cancer man commonly lectures his loved ones, which include not only his family but friends too. But only for their betterment.
A very strong reason for the male Cancer’s dependency, and why people turn to him in times of need is because of his exceptional listening skill. He not only listens but is extremely understanding and provides numerous solutions for different problems. He knows how to comfort and raise the morale of people and above all does not hesitate to help when needed.
Nostalgia is one of the dominant features of the Cancer man, his constant need of recalling his childhood and adolescence memories is something that sustains him. He assumes that it is imperative to know where we come from and be aware of everything we have been through before knowing where we are going. The quick flashback allows him to evaluate his past experiences, regain his confidence and get himself together especially in some difficult times.
Cancer traits make him a discreet man, sometimes distant even. On the outside he might seem shy, but it’s nothing more than a façade to hide his distrust towards people. Hence; it is only natural that it’s hard for him to open up to people due to the lack of trust developed with society. The restraint and caution he has shown are mainly the results of his need to protect his intimacy.
Behind this cold and distant person also hides a hypersensitive man. Behind the tough dependent man lies the person who constantly needs emotional support. Case in point, it is mainly this sense of emotional comfort he will try to look for in a relationship.
Cancer astrological sign
A Cancer astrological sign man is rather difficult to pin down. Although he is not very open with people, he feels the need to interact with the outside world. Which makes loneliness one of his weaknesses. The feeling of being forgotten, rejected, abandoned or forsaken is unbearable for him. Leaving him alone for a while could make him anxious, or even hysterical.
But a cancer personality isn’t all positive either. As polite and dependent they are, they are also extremely demanding men. Even if they try to avoid conflicting relationships as much as they can, this does not prevent them from throwing temper tantrums when something does not suit them. This kind of behavior sometimes leads them to speak in a virulent or offensive way.
Tendencies of the Female Cancer
Cancer women have great femininity. This can be reflected by their dress code, the way they express themselves, gestures or simply behavior. This is a woman confident about her sensuality and who can show her femme fatale side without complex.
That said, even if eyes are drawn to her, she keeps a kind of simplicity. Never yielding to any excess, she knows how to maintain balance and stability in her life. Emotionally, they tend to be discreet, not expressing their emotions openly rather reserve them and want to preserve their privacy. They are particularly cautious in their choices and decisions.
She has a close connection to family feelings, she finds deep comfort within her family and loved ones, more specifically those she trusts completely. Her family guarantees her a certain form of security that allows her to flourish and unveil her full personality. She is not only a loving wife, but also a devoted mother who wants to give her best to make her children happy.
A Cancer is an open-minded woman. Which usually results in having a lot of friends and acquaintances. Meeting new people allow her to improve herself both culturally and intellectually. Judging others doesn’t interest her as she is very understanding and tolerant.
Selfless is a good description of what cancer traits in females are like. She knows how to be attentive and generous to her loved ones, but especially to her family. For her, all relationships must be based on mutual exchange and especially on sharing. She takes a liking to give things away without necessarily waiting for something in return. What drives her is above all the feeling of having pleased her loved ones by giving the best of herself.
A Cancer woman is also a woman with overflowing imagination. She tends to focus all her fantasy side into creation. She also has a penchant for artistic creation. Despite all the imaginative fantasy, she is not one to lose focus or lose touch with reality. Cancer traits make her a serious and orderly woman, with a keen sense of organization.
However, her desire for order or organize things leads her to be considered as a perfectionist. The main flaw of the Cancer woman is her naïve nature. She is easily influenced due to her nature of believing things that are told, irrespective of logic or thinking. She can also be fickle and temperamental sometimes when she does not get what she wants.
What Kind Of Lover Is Cancer?
Nothing like the typical womanizers, they seem to be discreet seducers. Rather than only accepting their partner, they prefer to tame them such to their preference without imposing or being too dominant. On the other hand, they are easily impressed and are satisfied with small tokens of adoration.
The Cancer man looks for someone faithful, especially in a relationship. Cancer star sign is the most faithful zodiac sign. The possibility and probability of separating after initiating a relationship or marriage don’t exist in his mind. To him, A deep sense of trust and faith is the base of the relation. He cannot perceive the breaking of that trust or forsaking these values.
Relations with other zodiac signs
A love relationship between a Cancer man and the Fire signs may turn to drama. Aries women are too eager for his tastes. For him, lasting relationships in love must be built over time. The opposition that exists between him and a Leo will prevent him from maintaining a stable relationship in love. Sagittarius tend to be too independent or too unpredictable for Cancer men.
With Earth signs, Cancer is more likely to find true love. With a Taurus woman, he feels particularly reassured. They share similar goals, allowing them to maintain balance and stability in their relationship. A Virgo woman, on the other hand, will be more complementary to the character of a Cancer man. A relationship between a Cancer and Capricorn is also more harmonious.
Cancer men and Air signs are not really made to develop relationships. The fleeting character of Gemini women does not suit them whatsoever. The same can be said for Libra women who, according to them, have manipulative tendencies. Aquarius women are too bold to be a match for a shy Cancer.
Finally, between Water signs, relationships are made to last. Cancer men and women are made to understand one another because they share almost the same living doctrines. Cancer men are mostly drawn to the sensitivity and vulnerability of the Pisces women. He is particularly fond of the sensuality of Scorpio women.
Cancer Women Regarding Love
Cancer women have a simple vision of love. They are romantics who have a hard time to admit it. Apart from them being particularly sweet and sentimental, they are not the kind of women to maintain an inflamed and passionate relationship with their companion. Cancer today seeks a stable and balanced relationship based on trust and respect.
A passionate kind and caring man, able to meet their needs and sometimes their whims is what seems ideal to the cancer women. The physical presence of their companion is of most importance. A long-distance relationship for these women is unacceptable, it tears them, and they need physical affection and adoration in order to feel satisfied and comfortable. They mainly want a man who can understand and share the same values as they do.
Relations with other zodiac signs
Fire signs will have a hard time meeting the expectations of Cancer women and dealing with cancer traits. Aries men who are more instinctive and spontaneous won’t necessarily feel comfortable alongside a more down to earth Cancer woman. Sagittarius men will have to work on their understanding to consider a stable relationship with them. On the other hand, a Leo man, more caring, will have a greater chance to woo the heart of a Cancer woman.
A Cancer woman will feel more reassured in the arms of the Earth signs. Indeed, she might consider a lasting relationship with a Taurus man who shares the same interests and the same visions as her. She can also count on a Virgo man who can show seriousness and maturity in their love relationship. Even if they do not have much in common, a Cancer woman will appreciate a Capricorn for their understanding side.
Cancer women and Air signs have vastly different conceptions of the relationship. A Cancer woman will soon tire of a Gemini man who relies too much on the surface on the sentimental side. The many disagreements between a Cancer woman and a Libra man risk ending in a possible breakup, barring any understanding. The more independent Aquarius man will find it difficult to feel like himself alongside the more demanding Cancer woman.
With Water signs, love relationships are much more stable. Cancer men and women are more likely to maintain a long-term relationship sure to the number of countless similarities they possess. A Cancer woman can feel reassured alongside a Scorpio man who knows how to be protective. A tender and caring Pisces man, meanwhile, will know how to get a Cancer woman to like him.