Cancer Star Sign and Personality Traits


Cancer (21 June – 22 July)

SymbolThe Crab
Ruling planetMoon
Sign’s qualityCardinal (initiator, willing to change)

Personality traits of Cancer

Positive: intuitive, imaginative, shrewd, sympathetic, loving, sensitive
Negative: moody, clinging, changeable

Cancer relationships

The symbol for Cancer is the Crab, a creature with very large claws used for hanging on to rocks.Similarly, the typical crab has incredible tenacity – this sign just will not let go!


Like the crab, many with this sun sign tend to go sideways when it comes to communication; instead of coming to the point, they go all around the houses! Sometimes the tendency is to just sulk and be moody, rather than communicate.This can leave the other person in the relationship confused as to what is going on and not knowing what they are ‘guilty’ of and therefore, quite unable to defend themselves.

Cancer romance

Sensitive and sympathetic, Cancerians can make great spouses.Their family and all aspects of home making are usually very important to them. They can be the most sensitive and responsive of partners.Ever ready with a hot meal and willing to make the right sympathetic clucking noises when their partner moans about the horrid day they have had.

Typically, Cancerians want a home and family and are willing to make sacrifices to achieve both.They make a great Mother, whatever their sex, but like most Mothers, they easily view the world as a threatening place. Their crabby moods could be their least attractive character trait. They should try not to respond to perceived threats by becoming touchy, sulky, huffy or overly defensive.

Compatibility guide

Cancer with Fire signsAries, Leo, Sagittarius
Cancer with Air signsGemini, Libra, Aquarius
Cancer with Earth signsTaurus, Virgo, Capricorn
Cancer with Water signsCancer, Scorpio, Pisces

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