People born under Cancer, the sign of the Crab are, are the most sensitive and vulnerable of all the zodiac signs. While Cancers are generally conservative, their personality traits can run the gamut from introverted, dull, and withdrawn to outgoing, brilliant, and sociable. The overall nature of Cancer is nurturing. This zodiac sign has a strong attachment to home, childhood, the past, and places where they feel safe and secure.
Cancer tends to be close-minded and opinionated. They usually base their judgments on personal, subjective experiences rather than on reason, logic, or abstract principles. They can hold on for a long time to slights and hurts. They can also be sulky, moody, and feel sorry for themselves and their plight in life when things go wrong. At bottom, people with this star sign are very emotional, especially when faced with challenges They often take things too personally, forcing them to withdraw into their shells to avoid pain and rejection and protect themselves. They can also be snappish, lashing out for no obvious reason at the slightest provocation. And they tend to hold grudges, carrying resentment around for offenses big and small. Present a Cancer with an idea they don’t like, and they may become subtly manipulative to get you to change your mind.
This zodiac sign is also changeable. They tend to make agreements they can’t keep, not because they aren’t trustworthy but because, well, they love spontaneity and the opportunity to wander where they want whenever they want. Schedules they have to stick to tend to tie them down. Cancer, the Crab, never moves toward anything directly. They more typically sidle into things, taking the indirect route.
Cancer has a deep love for family. They enjoy being needed and caring for and worrying about those closest to them. Maternal behaviors come easily to Cancers, both male and female. Those with this astrology sign enjoys their privacy, away from the impersonal public scene. They often have their own special hangout or private room in the house. A pack rat, the Cancer star sign is determined to save the status quo at all costs. They don’t let go of anything, storing away all kinds of things they may need in the future. They may also hoard money and can be miserly. On the positive side, many of the richest people are Cancers.
Cancer’s strong points are their compassion, sensitivity, and imagination. People born under Cancer are always interested in what others are thinking. They have an intuitive sense that makes them good journalists, writers, or politicians. Their love of good living and comfort makes them excellent chefs and housekeepers.
Folks with this astrology sign have a natural ability for trade and business. They are superior organizers, with a sense of value and economics. Their love of the past can make them astute antique and curio collectors. Other suitable vocations include real estate and gardening, caretaking, or any other kind of service connected with the home.
They are deeply emotional and intuitive. The top concern for them is their family. People born under this sign are unduly sensitive and are more concerned with expressing emotions than getting involved in superficial conversations. They can be moody, drawing into the protective shell if things around them get too intense.
They appreciate art, literature, and especially drama, where the flow of action and feelings particularly excite them. They may themselves possess considerable literary and artistic bent of mind. Cancerians have a retentive memory, particularly for emotionally laden events which they can recall in detail for years afterward.
Cancerians are not easy to understand, for their moods often fluctuates from sweet to cranky. They can be untidy, sulky, devious, moody, and inclined to self-pity because of an inferiority complex. A typical Cancerian broods on insults. They also tend to change their opinions and, indeed, their occupations, and lack stability. Cancer people are apt to do the opposite from what they are advised to do.
Cancer rules the stomach, diaphragm, peristalsis, the pancreas, gastric vein, upper lobes of the liver, thoracic duct, chymification, and the serum of the blood. The afflictions which may be classed under the sign of Cancer are dropsy, indigestion, and sclerosis. Cancer people are very fond of food and are usually hearty eaters.
They can be good journalists, writers or politicians, though in this last capacity they are more likely to remain in the background rather than attain prominent positions of power.
Cancerians seek steady, stable and practical partners, and usually bond best with Scorpio and Capricorn.