Cancer zodiac sign: Personality traits, compatibility

Zodiac Sign / Sun Sign / Star Sign: Cancer

  • June 22-July 22
  • Lucky Colour: Sea Green
  • Lucky Numbers: 3, 7
  • Cancer Celebrities: Prince Williams, Tom Cruise, Sylvester Stallone, Lindsay Lohan, Jessica Simpson


Cancer, also known as the Crab, is the sign of those born between June 22 and July 22. It is the most vague of all the Zodiac signs because it has such a wide range of personality traits. These range from being dull and shy to being very intellectual and famous. A typical Cancer likes to have security and a nest to call home and females under this sign like to have large families. They have a time to be sociable, but then they also like time to be alone. Outward, they tend to appear to be thick-skinned and unemotional, whereas their inner nature is one of sensitivity and sympathy towards others.

More about Cancer…

Sometimes those under this sign may fantasize about romantic ideals and over-imaginative. They are appreciative of arts, literature and drama and may possess literary and creative talents. The emotional aspect of their personalities may cause them to overreact in some circumstances. In relationships, Cancer’s are extremely loyal and loving. They give a lot of themselves without asking for much in return, but those that are important to them can also easily sway them. They have very good memories and the memories of their childhood are very important to them. They have many negative faults, such as being untidy, moody, and indulging in self-pity.

These people tend to be short, with a chunky body and with short legs. They usually have a fair complexion, with brown hair. They need to be careful of any diseases affecting the breast and reproductive organs, and the stomach and digestion. These people seem to be prone to breast cancer, but it has no connection to their sign. They are alos prone to coughs and have vision problems.

Cancerians like hobbies, romance, children and parties. On the other hand, they detest failure, being told what to do and aggravating situations.

Cancer is the fourth sign of the zodiac and is represented by the crab. Cancer is ruled by the moon which makes Cancerians moody like the various phases of the moon. Like the moon responds to the cyclic and rhythmic rise and fall of tides, Cancerians respond to life’s ebb and flow. The element for this sign is water.

This astrology symbol’s biggest strength is the ability to nurture others. They are very compassionate and caring which endears them to their family and friends. They are fiercely loyal. They can appear hard on the outside but this harsh exterior holds a soft and sensitive core that makes them special. Cancerians can be rather clannish towards their family or group.

Cancerians are the most psychic of the signs. They show a remarkable psychic sensitivity, memories and receptivity to emotional impressions. They can vividly recollect their dreams and often tend to develop an interest in the occult which they move towards naturally.

Cancerians have a flair for coming up with innovative solutions to problems. Their talent for lateral thinking can make them great marketers. They also have artistic talents and a wonderful imagination. They do not take decisions quickly and tend to vacillate between various courses of action before they finally decide on one based on their own logic. Their approach towards unpleasant issues is to avoid them rather than direct confrontations.

Astropsychology of Cancer

How many times do you ask yourselves why there should be privileged people who always manage to anticipate the news and the stock market before others? Now, it seems to us that your sign is one of the least inspired by the Stock Exchange. For you Cancerians, investing is a source of stress that is very hard to overcome. Often you let others lead the way because you do not have enough self-respect. If a shrewd adviser tries to seduce you with the promise of assured profit, you fall for it. In reality he wants to get hold of what is yours, so resist!

There is no need to let someone else use your brain. You should invest your money in a sector you know well and not necessarily in the Stock market. You could buy a real estate to rent out for example, have you ever thought of that?
Think about it for a second, dear friends of Cancer – how often have you really been yourself and felt at ease with yourself? Certainly not during a session of trading!

You are one of those types that having bought some shares which went badly, cannot sleep at night… Well, you know what? If you need a shoulder to cry on, don’t come running to us. How many times we have warned you that you cannot expect to make money without being at least a little anxious? Profit will always come from the amount of pressure that you are able to stand. No pressure, no profit.

Overcome by panic, you – the people born under the sign of Cancer, forget very soon that the silliest thing to do when you are losing heavily is to sell everything in order to get back a handful of small change. In cases like this, you’d better think about eliminating your most pessimistic convictions and wait till the trend changes. Every time you say – “I do not have the flair for accumulating wealth” is like saying – “I’d rather lose all my money than tolerate all this stress”. Remember – money does not make you happy but poverty, even less so.

Negative Traits

One of the prominent negative traits of Cancerians is jealousy. They are highly insecure beings whose major attitude to life is seeking security in the home and in relationships. People of this zodiac can be lethargic to the point of acute laziness. They hate discipline in any form and generally tend to be chaotic and unorganized. They can appear to be a bundle of contradictions reserved and withdrawn one moment and the vibrant centre of attraction the next!

Cancer Compatibility

Cancerians are the most compatible with Pisces and Taurus. In love, they are committed and seek warmth and intimacy. They tend to look for a slow, smouldering relationship. They are devoted to their partners and are protective of them. Deeply emotional and sentimental, they can be quite romantic. They are ideal family people who love the home and hearth dearly. They can never have enough of love showered on them and constantly crave for more.

Horoscopes of other Sun Signs

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