If there’s one zodiac sign everyone knows they can count on, it’s Cancer. Born between the dates of June 21 to July 22, people with a Cancer Sun sign are the most nurturing folks you’ll ever meet.
Cancer is the person who holds on to things, desires security, and essentially wants to spend as much time as possible in the comfort of their own home.
What is a Cancer?
Cancer is the fourth sign of the zodiac and symbolized by the Crab. This sign is ruled by the Moon, meaning they can be moody, with their attitudes changing just like the tides.
Cancer rules emotion, and this tends to spill over into intuition and psychic ability. But this zodiac sign also rules the chest, breasts and stomach, making them very body-oriented and extremely body-conscious.
Cancer is a Water sign, meaning they are emotionally intelligent and aware of other people’s feelings. Cancers are cool-headed in any situation and can keep their composure. Others see this and have great respect for them. Even though they hate fighting, they will stand up for a friend or family member in a heartbeat.
Cancers are most well-known for being tender-hearted, meaning they are understanding and sympathetic towards almost everyone, and make wonderfully supportive friends. They are natural nurturers with parental instincts. Cancer will go to great lengths to make sure their loved ones are taken care of.
On the downside, Cancer’s moodiness can be overwhelming. They may be an upbeat entertainer one moment and withdrawn the next. Their ever-changing emotions make Cancer an interesting person to know, but sometimes their loved ones feel they’re walking on eggshells due to their unpredictable mood swings.
Cancer’s awareness of their own emotions, and knowledge of how easily they can be hurt, makes them likely to be considerate of others. They express their concerns in a motherly way.
Though they are caring and sensitive, don’t let that fool you into thinking you can walk all over them. Their intense emotional strength is what empowers them to be so supportive of others.
5 Positive Cancer Traits:
Loyalty is one of Cancer’s best personality traits. They are ride-or-die types of people. That is, once you gain their trust, which could take some time.
Cancers will do whatever it takes to help the ones they love. They are devoted due to their strong emotional intelligence and empathize with the people around them.
Cancers are funny, believe it or not. It’s more of a dark sense of humor type of funny and mostly self-deprecating, but funny all the same. They can laugh at almost any bad joke out there.
Cancers trust their gut. When it comes to decisions, they rely more on intuition than logic. By being able to easily read people, it allows them to make the right decisions and avoid being deceived.
People with the sign of Cancer can be charming when they want to be and have a tendency to light up a room. The charm of Cancer is what draws people to them, and they are typically good at meeting new people.
This sign is extremely protective of their friends and family. Though they don’t love confrontation, when it comes to the people they love, they will tear down anything causing their suffering.
5 Negative Cancer Traits:
Cancers are emotional — sometimes too emotional. They are famous for having a temperamental mood that can change in a snap. Cancer’s mood changes like the tides or the moon phases, simply because they care deeply. They wear their heart on their sleeve, which is admirable.
Cancers want to know everything that’s going on, so if they don’t, they get extremely paranoid. They also become suspicious easily and feel like something is “off” when, in reality, everything could be just fine.
Being a Water sign, Cancers are sometimes seen a flighty. Like the waves, they come and go and are never still. Cancers also have a fear of being misled, which explains why they act this way.
Cancers don’t take too kindly to criticism. If you say one mean thing to them, they will likely let it ruin their day. These crabs are natural brooders and hurt their self-esteem by doing so.
Just as they will let what you said to them ruin their day, they won’t forget what you did. Cancers tend to get back at those who have rubbed them the wrong way. They can become incredibly petty, so be careful when you come across an angry crab, as they are great manipulators.