The zodiac sign astrology of your birth date can offer you a great deal of information and insight about your personality and your interactions with other people born under different zodiac signs. Read on to learn about your life under zodiac signs Cancer.
Date: June 22 – July 22
Symbol: The Crab
Planet: the Moon
Lucky colors: Orange and white
Lucky Numbers: 1,2, 6, 7, 12, 26, 46, 78
Lucky Day: Monday, Thursday
A Cancer is often enigmatic, with shifting moods, with seemingly contradictory behaviors and emotions. They may seem insensitive and hard because they retreat into a “shell” when upset, but that outer shell often hides a sensitivity and softness that not everyone will see. Cancer values domesticity and family, and may easily become emotional. Generally speaking, a Cancer would rather retreat from a challenge than fight back, but whatever they do take on, they try to do to perfection. They tend to be tenacious and stubborn when they set their mind to something.
The Moon, which rules Gemini, reflects the different phases Cancers undergo, as well as their shifting moods. Their internal tides make it difficult to operate from day to day, on an even keel. Water, the element associated with Cancer, represents nurturing and (like the incoming tide) collecting of incoming items. Because Cancers value security, they tend to be thrifty with money; and because they valuing family and nurturing, they tend to be associated with food, often in the form of creative cooking.
In love, a Cancer is devoted, often placing love and family above every other priority. Loyalty and tenacity are among Cancer’s greatest strengths.
Anyone born at one of the edges of the Cancer sign, or “on the cusp” between Cancer and one of the adjoining zodiac signs, will have slightly different traits because of the influence of the other sign:
- The Gemini/Cancer Cusp–People born on this cusp value their family ties, and remain light-hearted and youthful. They find many topics interesting and so make stimulating conversation partners, enjoy the company of people, and prefer team sports over individual ones. In love, they are playful, flirtatious, affectionate and romantic.
- The Cancer/Leo Cusp–Pleasure is an important priority to people born on this cusp. They often put their imaginations to work in activities like cooking, and they also prefer team sports to individual activities. In love, the Cancer/Leo is one of the most romantic and most devoted.
Cancer horoscope sign compatibility and matches
If you wish to attract the interest of a Cancer, be prepared to lavish them with attention. They will reward you with pampering in return, and Cancer will be on the lookout for an all-out soul mate. In a mismatched relationship, Cancer may seem clingy or needy, but when the match is right, Cancer will give absolutely everything to the relationship.
Here’s what you can expect in a relationship between a Cancer and the other zodiac signs…
Leo’s brashness may bruise the feelings of the more delicate and sensitive Cancer, but Cancer is still drawn to the strength of dominating Leo and the security that represents. Leo, in turn, will appreciate the love and caring offered by Cancer in return.
A Cancer’s patience may be just the antidote to a Virgo’s fussy perfectionism. Both tend to be caring and nurturing, although Cancer expresses emotions more easily, while Virgo may take the role of handling more practical matters.
These two both avoid conflict and prefer a calm and peaceful life. This can make them very compatible when there aren’t causes for conflict, although it can make things difficult if both parties skirt a disagreement for the sake of avoiding conflict on a topic that really should be aired.
Cancer and Scorpio make for a passionate and romantic pairing. Both offer love and loyalty, which will be enhanced by the intensity of Scorpio.
Marked differences between these two include the tendency of Sagittarius to seek new experiences, contrasted with the preference of Cancer to stay secure at home. Cancer may feel threatened or jealous of the Sagittarius interest in exploring, and Sagittarius may feel restricted by Cancer’s emotional neediness. This couple will have to arrive at a comfortable compromise if the relationship is going to succeed.
These two Signs, opposite as they seem, can actually complement each other perfectly. Cancer prefers to stay home and out of the limelight, but will happily provide all the love and support Capricorn could wish; Capricorn, in turn enjoys a climb to success, and Cancer feels reassured by the security this provides.
Both Cancer and Aquarius are friendly by nature, and Aquarius is accepting of Cancer’s emotional traits. These two are well suited to teach one another, with Cancer helping Aquarius get in touch with emotions, and Aquarius lending intellectualism to the partnership.
The romantic nature of a Pisces and the emotional nature of Cancer can make these two an excellent match. Both act from the heart rather than through intellectual analysis, which sometimes means this couple won’t deal very practically with the outside world, but their own relationship can be very strong.
Cancer may be drawn toward the generous nature and high-spiritedness of an Aries, although at the same time, the sentimental Cancer may have to adapt to the expressive and extroverted habits of the Aries.
These two share a desire for a partner who will be close and affectionate, and who will care for them. They are both content to stay home and enjoy each other’s company in favor of a wider social circle.
Cancer is often attracted to the energy and enthusiasm of a Gemini, although the conflict between Cancer’s settled lifestyle and Gemini’s desire for adventure can cause a clash. Still, both of these Signs have caring natures, and Gemini is often adaptable enough for this pairing to work.
12. Another Cancer
The shared traits which can make a double-Cancer relationship successful include the shared compassion, value of family, and emotional natures. The challenge for two Cancers can be the mood swings of each, which can be even more troublesome in combination.
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