Cancer Horoscope and Characteristics of Cancer
Cancer, The Crab: 23 June - 22 July
You belong to the fourth house of the Zodiac circle, Cancer. You are usually sensitive, caring, nurturing and shrewd. Your ruling planet is the Moon. Silver, pearl white are your lucky colours. Capricorn is your opposite sign and you are least compatible with Sagittarius and Aquarius. You are most compatible with Pisces, Scorpio and Cancer. You can be controlling, manipulative, selfish and easily hurt. You can be greatly affected by those close to you since you are so impressionable. Your inner voice makes you aware of the right time to act. You could do well in any careers that include all matters to do with women - especially biological and sociological, the diagnosis and care of women and children, nursing counselling, in depth psychology, food shelter and clothing for survival, finance and commodities, fine arts, creative writing, human resources and personnel, politics and public affairs, real estate and housing, natural resources, the sea and fishing, the soil and land
Other Information about Cancer
- Birthstone: Pearl
- New age stone: Moonstone
- Element: Water
- Anatomy ruled: Stomach, Breasts
- Flower: Larkspur
- Your Tarot card: VII The Chariot
• Emotional and loving
• Intuitive and imaginative
• Shrewd and cautious
• Protective and sympathetic
• Changeable and moody
• Overemotional and touchy
• Clinging and unable to let go
Cancer Qualities and Characteristics
Cancerians are considered to be quite unsophisticated from the inside and prone to move around in search of the right opportunity. It is also a widely accepted notion that they are sensitive and protective. They don’t find it difficult to blend in the environment, and at the same time, are also quite attached to their family.
But there are quite many other facets to your personality. You have special love for the spotlight, and the desire to be admired and loved is very dominant in your character. You are very touchy, and get emotional a lot more often than others. You sense of purpose for everything you do, and you are ready to endure anything if you feel the end result is worth it.
You will move in all directions to reach you destination, and this makes things possible for you that no other person around you can manage to pull off. This also increases your money making opportunities, and you might well make your way into large money-making firms. You have an innate feeling of insecurity and timidity, and this prevents you from taking risks and thereby inhibits your growth.
You have strong likes and dislikes and preconceived notions. Talking about your sex drive, you clearly exhibit your intrinsic craving for proximity. You need intimacy from your mate, failing which you develop a wall between you and your mate. To top it all, you have a fascination for money and all the luxuries that it can bring to your feet.
Qualities that make you lucky are understanding, imaginative, desire to success, and trustworthiness. Qualities that hinder your success are moodiness, pride, pessimism, and tendency to get hurt easily.
Pamela Anderson, Tom Cruise, Tom Hanks, Princess Diana, Sylvester Stallone; We know them as famous Cancerians.
Cancerians are very defensive creatures – defensive of themselves, their friends and family. They have a very strong and formidable defensive fort in his psyche. He is not intimidated that easily and can sometimes take an aggressive stand in order to protect himself emotionally from transgresses of others. Anyone who intentionally or unintentionally jeopardizes their or their close ones’ dignity or self-respect, you will feel fended off or even pinned down. But if you persevere and gain their trust with time (which you most definitely will if your intensions are honest), you will see the soft, caring and considerate inner self – because now you are one of the protected.
Their family is very important for them, and comes at the top in the list of priorities. They make excellent parents, but are not so good at letting go of their children when the situation requires it which again tells us about their protective self. They also happen to be very emotional and often fall into the depths of nostalgia. No wonder they have an excellent memory – they hardly miss a piece of detail about their past. Cancerian children start out being extremely sensitive and emotionally fragile, but with time they develop their protective and affectionate self. So if you see your Cancerian kid taking care of a younger brother or sister or the family pet, be sure that your kid is growing up.
To their loved ones, Cancerians present their most soft and mellow self. So they may overreact to incidents and tend to be very moody at times. But they are very sensual and can be the best of companions. They can get hurt by their companions very easily, but are in no way weak. They can strike back with equal force and venom.
Cancer Friendship Compatibility
Cancerians make very good friends. They sure as hell don’t make a lot of friends – most potential candidates are fended of because of a faux pas they commit at some point. But the few chosen ones form a part of the inner circle and make for a very firm and deeply meaningful friendship.
If you are a young Cancerian, you would be very willing to take your friends home and introduce them to your family, and if you are a parent, then you might want your children to bring their friends home and familiarize them to the family. This shows a strong family circle and also the fact that Cancerians do not quite differentiate friends from family. This is because they do not rush into friendships. They take some time with the other person, see if you make a good rapport with him/her, and only then allow him/her into their circle. This comes naturally to them.
The risky part here is that if the friend here is a little younger than the Cancerian, that the latter may start to behave like a parent – he/she might start acting in a very protective fashion, and treating him/her as a child. Since the friend is just a little younger than you and a friend, by definition, he/she will resent it. But the Cancerian can’t help it – it comes naturally to you.
You can’t just sit down and see a younger friend make the same mistakes that you did a few years ago and suffer in the same fashion. He/she will just have to curb his/her natural tendencies.
However, Cancerians have the ability and the habit of turning a close group of friends into a kind of family. They are also very good at patching things up with their friends, or even between two friends. People will love them for that and remember them for ever.
Cancer in Love and Romance
Attractions can be deceptive – you believe this and truly implement it in your life if you are a Cancerian. You will not approach any person that you are attracted to in any sort of way and try to move things forward. You keep yourself at a safe distance for a while and analyze the other person. You see if he/she is good enough for you, if things will actually move forward, whether you feel you really can start meaningful relationship with the other person or it’s just a temporary infatuation.
In doing so, if the person in question tries to approach you then you might even take evasive action. Once Cancerians have made up mind in favor of an approach, it will not be very difficult for them to make things happen, they are naturally talented for that. On the other hand, if Cancerians are the one being pursued (which obviously applies a lot more for women than for men), no matter of what kind the first approach is, the first reaction will be a defensive one. How smoothly you do this without letting the pursuer feel hurt depends on your skill.
But that initial barrier will just take a few minutes to melt down in which time they will make up their mind. One of the most important factors, if not the most important factor, will be to what extent you are attracted to this person. All this might sound a little unromantic, but it might be the right thing to do at that moment for quite a lot of reasons.
Cancerians are very sensual, loving and caring and make for excellent lovers. They are really good at making their partners feel they’re being taken care of. On a special occasion, they will meticulously take care of every little thing, and make the whole experience a very memorable one for their lover.
The basic problem with them is their highly moody nature. You can never be sure how they will feel and behave at a particular point in time, they themselves cannot. So if the mood is not right, they might make some really nasty comments which might be more detrimental than just spoiling an evening. After all, Cancerians are not the only ones with a good memory. The only way out of this fix is that Cancerians guard their tongues at all times, and their partners understand their nature and forgive and forget any transgression from their companion as an unintentional one.
Cancer in Marriage
Cancerians are naturally keen to marry – it is not that they feel very lonely or anything when they are alone; after all they have very good family ties and a lovely circle of friends. It’s just that tying the knot with someone and having a family of their own is very enticing for them. Even when they live alone, they do things that are really fulfilling in a familial sort of way.
Women might become nursery teachers or nurses in children’s hospital. You have it in you to make excellent spouses and excellent parents. And while they do all they can to make their domestic life better, don’t expect them to give up on their professional endeavors the least bit. They will make the most of all opportunities that come their way – after all, their work is their instrument for providing their family with everything it needs.
Cancerians, however, have a very grave problem – they need to tackle the career versus family issue. They want to work hard and make a lot of money so that they can provide their family with all kinds of luxuries and provisions, but again they have a strong impulse to be with their spouse and children spend quality time with them. This impulse is a lot stronger with women, who would want to take care of their children, cook their favourite dish, help them with their homework, and take care of their husbands when they come home from work. But at some point, they have to do the balancing act, and in this they struggle.
Cancerians no doubt have a strongly sensual side that will keep their drive alive for years. This drive will fight demands of their work atmosphere and everything, but the real opposition comes from domestic life. Tending growing children and taking care of them can take away all of your sexual impulses from you. When such things happen, the couple should think about the better of the family, and not just in terms of their ruined sexual life.
Cancer Career and Money
Cancerians are good at getting used to conditions and fitting into almost any kind of working conditions. We talked about their psychological protective mechanism – this helps them from getting bouyed down from distressing conditions brought about by colleagues or the natural state of the workspace.
The problem with them, however, is that they tend to get a little too attached with petty issues, and thus end up worrying about their career more than necessary. Now their careers are important for them, so they have to worry about it; it comes naturally to them. So they can’t just stop worrying just because you tell them to do so. What they need to do is to get used to the daily routine. They have these ups and downs in their mood, like the waves of an ocean. Getting used to these changes in their psyche, making sufficient changes in their style of work in a reciprocal manner, and if possible trying to like these changes will make them that much stronger at facing issues related to them. So what they need to fight is within them, nothing outside their psyche can cause any harm to them.
Cancerians should take up jobs that have an element of doing good to the community because they have that protective streak within them. They will make good teachers preparing their pupils to face the world, good captains fulfilling every need of their ship crew and passengers and good chefs preparing excellent dishes for their customers. The will probably make the best doctors and nurses.
An issue worth noting for Cancerian mothers is that they will make excellent moms, but that will mean giving up their careers, at least for a while, in order to take care of children after birth. Not all Cancerian moms will do this, but it’s are very prominent trait; in fact they do not take it as an obstruction, but rather as a privilege. But if such mothers wish to get back into the trade, it would be advisable for them to keep in touch with the changes taking place in their professional sphere.