Cancer Zodiac Sign

Cancer

Cancer who are they?

Symbol: Cancer Symbol

Sign name: Cancer

English name: The Crab

Element: Water

Quality: Cardinal

Polarity: Negative

Planet: Moon

Period of birth: June 22 - July 22

Cancer Characteristics and Profile

People born under the sign of Cancer has very little to do with that spiky crustacean, think about it or not. If truth be told, it’s difficult to restrain down precisely what represent the Cancer characteristics. The prehistoric Egyptians professed Cancer as the holy scarab. It exists as a sign of renaissance and immortality and they frequently placed a carving of a scarab in the body wherever the heart had been, as part of the mummification procedure.

Cancers are exceptionally imaginative and instinctive. They can be famous artists and musicians. They are not probability takers and wish to get the point in time to consider every kind of conclusions and possibility before taking on another venture. They are very understanding and caring of those people around them. They will lend a hand in anything way they can, even though not spontaneously and will tone down their openhandedness with calculating all the chances first. They are loving and emotional, and good relatives and pet people.

In the Zodiac Great Year, the Age of Cancer fell among 8600 and 6450 BCE. It was a time differentiated by the devotion of mother goddesses. Throughout this phase, alcohol fermentation was discovered and people started to make use of copper.

Cancers can become outstanding writers, journalists or politicians for a reason for their capability to sense and evaluate independently what they are told. They are proficient in public service, maybe in social service agencies. Cancers are good providers since they themselves love good life and comfort. Cancers can put off and can upset their families with this characteristic. They are not overly good at pleasing commands, so positions, where they are necessitated to be subservient or subsidiary, may not go well with them.

Well-known Cancers consist of a remarkable blend of accomplishments. They include the Duke of Windsor and Bob Fosse, Sylvester Stallone, Dalai Lama, Robin Williams, and Ernest Hemingway.

The perfect partner for Cancer is Taurus, while the sign with the slightest possibilities for a well-proportioned relationship with Cancer is Aries.

Element: Water

Astrologically, the water element symbolizes emotion. Water runs deep; it seeks its own level and will flow until it has found it. The cycle of water is endless with the snows falling in the mountains and melting. The mountain streams join to make the great rivers that run to the sea. The tides and currents churn the oceans. Similarly, our feelings are flowing as they connect the present with past experiences. Sometimes the waters are so deep that we cannot put words to our feelings.

The water of Cancer is that of the changing tides. Regular rhythms that bring food and nurture the creatures who live there. But this is also about the water of a smoothly surfaced lake. No movement is apparent, yet beneath the surface, there is movement, currents, and much-hidden activity.

Fourth House: Home and Family

The Fourth House is related to the mother. It is where we are nurtured, and takes in not only our real mother but all those who nurture us -- especially early in life. This is the house of childhood surroundings. It is where we retreat from the noise of the outer world.

Key Planet: Moon

The Moon is always changing, not even the same two nights in a row. It races around the Earth once a "month," and as such we are familiar with her regularly repeating patterns. Women's menstrual cycles are naturally tied to the lunar rhythm, putting them in closer touch with the subconscious realms of the Moon. But to man and woman alike, the Moon is the key to our feelings and our emotional cycles. As the key planet of Cancer, the Moon symbolizes our basic needs -- how we need to be nurtured and how we nurture others.

Your Biggest Strength: Your ability to nurture others.
Your Potential Weakness: Fear of the past repeating in the future.

Friendship Compatibility

Someone as sensitive as you need to be surrounded with others who understand the depth of your feelings and can cope with your shifting moods. Pisces and Scorpio will always be sympathetic and supportive when you need it most. Look to a Leo when you need someone to help you assert yourself the way you know that you should. Taurus will always be a stabilizing force, and you'll find yourself drawn into their favorite activities because you know you can depend on them for a good time. But you'll also find Libra and Aries easy to live with and around. Their ability to get people moving will blend well with your nurturing attitude, and allow you to see big decisions from similar perspectives.

Cancer Relationships

Cancer Women

A Cancer woman's charm is subtle but deeply felt. It's a sense of mystery combined with a certain resilience that turns men on. Sensitive, dreamy and easily hurt, you may hide your soft underbelly beneath a hard shell like Cancer Anjelica Huston or a shy sense of reserve like Liv Tyler. Your guy loves the challenge of penetrating your shell and knowing that the exciting woman underneath is all his.

Ruled by the Moon, iridescent colors suit you best. Your sexiest self comes out at night, so a walk on the beach under a Full Moon is guaranteed to wow him. You know how to create a wonderful romantic environment with just the right music, food and d├ęcor to entice your man. And sexually, you are incredibly responsive once you feel safe and loved. Your abundant fertility is also a turn-on -- you're a natural mother. Your breasts -- whether small and supple or big and bodacious -- are part of your special appeal. Pleasuring them puts your man in seventh heaven!

Cancer Men

The Cancer guy is a big sweetheart who'll win you over with his sexy smile and unassuming manner. He loves his mom (he may be a bit of a mama's boy) and will do just about anything for those he loves. Think of Harrison Ford in all those films where he rescues his family from certain doom, and you've got the essence of the Crab's appeal. Whether he's protecting you or relaxing in your warm embrace, he's a family man through and through. And he's definitely looking for a great mother for his kids.

Moody and changeable, the Cancer man is ruled by the Moon and tends to wear his heart on his sleeve. His sensitivity and vulnerability will go straight to your heart, though some may find him clingy. You'll be tempted to baby him, but he'll be more attracted to you if you prove you can make your own way in the world. Maintain a life of your own, but also keep the home fires burning. And remember: the way to this man's heart is definitely through his stomach.

Compatibility Between the Sheets

Like the moon, Cancer's passionate nature ebbs and flows, changing constantly. Earthy Capricorn provides this watery sign a stable and firm structure, allowing Cancer to really let go and relax. The opposing nature of these signs creates a secret and sexy tension between them, one that only they may be aware of. Capricorn's private and reserved nature also brings out Cancer's desire to soothe the inner beast that resides within this sign of the Goat.

Compatible Signs

Pisces Scorpio Capricorn Taurus Virgo