Cancer Horoscope: Zodiac, Personality and Characteristics

Astrological Characteristics Cancer:


June 22 - July 22

Characteristics: Emotional, Loving, Intuitive, Imaginative, Shrewd, Cautious, Protective and Sympathetic, Changeable, Moody, Overemotional, Touchy, Clinging and Unable To Let Go

The Cancer's first love is its home and family. They love to nurture those around them. No sacrifice is too large to ensure their home is secure and their loved ones are safe and happy. They are very kind and sharing. Cancers are also very moody, and often retreat into themselves to regenerate, or sometimes sulk. The quickest way for them to rebound from such moments is to do what they do best: nurture others.

Cancers can be very iron-willed and like to have things their way. They are very sensitive to slights and hurt easily. When pained Cancers will retreat into themselves and brood. Although generally they do not like confrontation, Cancers are not above seeking revenge against those that hurt them. Cancers are compassionate and freely show their affection for others. They will set their problems aside to assist others in solving theirs. Being extremely intuitive, they often know what is upsetting someone without being told. They are great communicators and can often help those in trouble with just a few words.

Cancer Horoscope Overall, Cancers are quite gregarious. They love to socialize with their friends and family. Their need to care for those in their circle makes them an asset to any family.

The Cancer In Love:

In relationships, Cancers, the most nurturing sign of the zodiac, seek a secure nest. They are best involved with someone who understands their creativity and will accept them for what they are, moods and all. Because their emotions are so powerful, they seek a partner who is stable and responsive, while at the same time understanding of their intermittent need for solitude, alternating with a gregarious desire for companionship and stimulation.

Cancers are protective, even possessive. While not domineering, they can become very jealous lovers when they feel insecure. Although they present a hard shell to the outside world, Cancers are sensitive and caring by nature. As a lover, Cancers seek security and fidelity. Cancers can be deeply wounded if the one they care for betrays their trust (which is never given lightly). Cancers are poetic and romantic and extremely sensual. When with a lover they trust, both they and their mate will flourish.

Cancer Woman

Cancer is always down to Earth and is the mother of the signs of the zodiac. When it comes to love and sex, the Cancer woman can be a homebody, preferring quiet personal time above anything else. The Cancer woman has a strong connection to her past, so if she has been burned in past relationships, there is a chance for it to haunt her current lover.

The Single Cancer Woman: The single Cancer woman tends to look for a strong connection in every bond she creates. Be it sexual or just friendship, she wants to love and be loved. The single Cancer woman may have a hard time with casual dating, since she looks for something deeper quite readily. These characteristics can make it difficult for the single Cancer woman, since she is driven by her heart.

The Cancer Woman in a Relationship: Hearth and home are some of the most important things to the Cancer woman. An emotional lover, the Cancer woman in a relationship will look at sex as a means to bond and be closer. She loves to nurture and care for others, and the Cancer woman will often prefer a date at home to a fancy dinner out.

Cancer Man

The Cancer man is private and very self contained. He lives for others and is easily a one woman man. But the Cancer man is not likely to share his feelings outright. A lack of self confidence may keep the Cancer man from admitting how he truly feels. An Earth sign, he may not always be able to see the more imaginative side of things.

The Single Cancer Man: When it comes to matters of dating, the single Cancer man is quick to accept women into his life. But he may find it hard to keep them there, since a lack of self confidence is a part of Cancer's view of himself. The single Cancer man can overexert himself, trying to prove his worth to a mate, without knowing that he was worth it all along.

The Cancer Man in a Relationship: The astrological sign most closely associated with home and family, Cancer is the type of man who will devote himself to the woman who holds his heart. These characteristics make the Cancer man in a relationship a great father and husband, willing to do whatever it takes to keep his family happy. The perfect date for a Cancer man would be a candlelit dinner at home.

Famous Cancers Include:

Bill Cosby, Henry VIII, Princess Diana, Mike Tyson, Julius Caesar, Nelson Mandela, Rembrandt, H. Ross Perot, Dan Aykroyd, Geraldo Rivera, Ringo, Buckminster Fuller, Alexander the Great, Estee Lauder, and Marshall McLuhan

Ideal Jobs Include:

Cancers are well-suited to be doctors, pharmacists, teachers, nutritionists, chefs, realtors -- any position in which they can feel truly useful.

Lucky Numbers:

4, 13, 22, 31, 40, 48, 57


The Moon

Most Compatible With::

Taurus, Virgo or Scorpio

  • Symbol: Crab
  • Keywords: Sensitive, loving, imaginative
  • Polarity: Negative
  • Duality or Gender: Feminine
  • Element: Water
  • Quality: Cardinal
  • Body Areas: Breasts
  • Countries: Holland, Scotland, West Africa, New Zealand, North Africa and Paraguay
  • Cities: Venice, Amsterdam, Milan, New York and Stockholm
  • Stone: Pearl
  • Colors: Pale blues, silver, smoky gray
  • Similarity to Chinese Sign: Goat or Sheep

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