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Cancer Zodiac Sign ♋︎

cancer zodiac

Cancer (21 June – 22 July)


Ruler: Moon
Principle: Cardinal
Element: Water
Body Part: Breasts and stomach

The fourth sign of the zodiac is Cancer. Symbolized by the crab and ruled by the moon, It corresponds to the 4th house and is a cardinal sign of the water element. Cancer  is emotionally deep and sensitive. Because of this, they gird themselves with an emotional armor or “shell”. While they may appear tough on the exterior, inside they are sentimental softies. Cancerian women are the most maternal sign in the zodiac followed by Virgo.

People of this sign can be territorial but also devoted, loyal family members who will go to great lengths to defend their loved ones. cancers make thoughtful friends and romantic partners who remember birthdays and anniversaries thanks to their sentimental memory. They delight others with their emotive sense of humor and gift for storytelling. Many Cancerians possess a rich imagination and can find fulfilling careers in the arts as graphic designers, writers or music producers.

Despite their various shifting moods, these personalities are quite affectionate and may need to avoid smothering others with their nurturing love and devotion. Due to their sentimental tendencies, they have a penchant for clinging to the past, sometimes hoarding and collecting various objects of personal significance. Family heirlooms, antiques, and photo albums are often cherished and well looked after by Cancers who take special pride in their ancestry and heritage.

Due to their desire for security, Cancers become particularly interested in money and they can often become adept at the acquisition and management of it. As a result, this sign tends to do well as entrepreneurs and business people aided in part by a natural instinct for finding or creating lucrative opportunities. Their cardinal energy is directed towards security-based initiatives like long term investments, savings accounts, and creating multiple revenue streams and financial ventures.

Cancerians often have quite complex personalities. On one hand they may appear as a tower of strength and on the other seem to have the vulnerability of a child. Cancers are masters of the art of passive resistance. With the influence of the moon on their fluctuating emotions, this sign is naturally mediumistic and can be easily hurt and offended. Their powerful imagination and sensitivity may find an avenue of expression through the most creative and artistic platforms.

Cancer in Relationships:

Cancer individuals are renowned for their deep emotional connections and nurturing qualities in relationships. They are natural caregivers and seek partners who appreciate their loving and protective nature. These individuals are intuitive and empathetic, making them attentive and supportive companions.

Cancer values the comfort and security of a loving home and family life, often prioritizing the needs of their loved ones. They can be deeply loyal and devoted, but their sensitivity may sometimes lead to mood swings and a need for reassurance. Trust is paramount in their relationships, and they may take time to open up fully. However, once they do, they offer an unwavering and tender love that lasts a lifetime.

Cancer Careers:

In the workplace, Cancer individuals thrive in roles that allow them to care for others and create a nurturing environment. Their natural empathy and intuition make them excellent counselors, therapists, and caregivers. They also excel in professions related to the home, such as interior design and real estate.

Cancer’s strong sense of loyalty and dedication makes them valuable team members and leaders who prioritize the well-being of their colleagues. They often bring a sense of emotional intelligence and collaboration to their workplace. Ideal careers for Cancer include nursing, teaching, social work, and any role that allows them to support and protect others.

Cancer Strengths:

  • Empathy: Cancer individuals possess a high degree of empathy and are skilled at understanding and supporting the emotions of others.
  • Nurturing: They have a natural inclination to care for and protect their loved ones, creating a warm and loving home environment.
  • Loyalty: Loyalty is a cornerstone of their personality, making them dedicated and reliable in both personal and professional relationships.
  • Creativity: Cancer individuals often have a strong creative side, which they may express through art, design, or other outlets.
  • Intuition: They have a remarkable ability to tune into their instincts and make decisions based on their inner guidance.

Cancer Weaknesses:

  • Moodiness: Their sensitivity can lead to mood swings and occasional emotional outbursts.
  • Overprotectiveness: Their nurturing nature can sometimes translate into overprotectiveness, which may stifle the independence of loved ones.
  • Reluctance to Change: Cancer individuals may have difficulty adapting to change and can become attached to the familiar.
  • Tendency to Hold Grudges: They may struggle with letting go of past hurts and can hold onto grudges for an extended period.
  • Indecisiveness: Their emotional nature can sometimes lead to indecisiveness when it comes to making important choices.

Famous Cancerians: 

  • Kevin Hart
  • 50 Cent
  • Benedict Cumberbatch
  • Selena Gomez
  • Ariana Grande
  • Tom Cruise
  • Olivia Munn
  • Harrison Ford
  • Sofia Vergara
  • Jessica Simpson
  • Jessie Jane
  • Toby Maguire
  • Elon Musk
  • Nikola Tesla
  • Ana Kasparian
  • Jodi Arias
  • Arthur Ashe
  • Sylvestor Stallone
  • Aubrey Plaza
  • Nick Offerman
  • Lana Del Rey
  • Adrian Grenier
  • Lee Priest

The Cancer Decanates:

1st decan – 22 June – 1 July
Cancer with sub influence of the moon

The moon exerts it’s influence with additional power. The Cancerian’s fluctuating emotional nature is amplified. Heightened sensitivity allows them to read others easily

2nd decan – 2 July – 11 July
Cancer with the sub influence of Pluto

The sub influence of Pluto engenders an element of privacy and love of secrets. This decan expresses itself in a more forceful and intense way. A more enterprising nature makes them less domestic than other decans.

3rd decan – 12 July – 22 July
Cancer with the sub influence of Neptune

With the sub influence of Neptune, cancer is imbued with a more pronounced and rich fantasy world. Powerful dreams and intuition give them psychic-like abilities and a fertile imagination that would suit them for the arts.

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