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Caring Cancer

Loyal, sensitive, caring and emotional, gorgeous Cancer is far from crabby... most of the time. Being the 1st of the water signs heightens their ability to be in touch with their emotions more easily than the other star signs.


Birthdate: June 21 - July 22

Element: Water

Planet: Moon

Colour: White/Beige

Hobbies: Crafts, reading, self-care, food

Symbol: Crab

Famous Cancers: Princess Diana, Julius Caesar, Elon Musk, Ernest Hemingway, Ariana Grande, Tom Hanks, Tom Cruise, Selena Gomez



Loving, caring and gentle Cancers are emotionally in-tune with their other half's well-being, making them nurturing partners. They don't like surprises and are highly sensitive to the emotional state of their loved one, sensing when something is 'off' or not well within the relationship. Since they feel everything deeply, they are very sensitive and can easily get offended and take things the wrong way. It's important not to raise your voice to a crab, or they may either scuttle back to retreat or lash out with their claws. Having someone who has the same outlook and ideals and who can cater to their needs intuitively, is their best match. Giving them security and understanding is important. Don't be surprised if they don't make the first move though, as they can lack initiative.

Best date ideas: Cooking class followed by a leisurely stroll on the beach.

Best compatibility: Pisces/Scorpio - intuitive, emotionally intelligent, compassionate, sensitive.


With sex, Cancers need a solid foundation of respect, trust and romantic intimacy before they truly unleash their sensual sexuality. Their flowing emotions give them the ability to tap into their partner's lustful desires, making them valuable partners. They may come across as submissive, but underneath they are freaks in the sheets.


Forming attachments is something a Cancerian is quite good at. They love catching up with friends and staying in the know, providing excellent advice and being supportive in times of need. With an endearing sense of innocence, they often become the loveable one in a friend group. Their loyalty and affectionate nature are expressed through small gestures such as handmade gifts and other thoughtful tokens of affection. However, if a friend doesn't nurture the connection like they do, they may cut ties quickly, adopting a "out of sight, out of mind" mentality. Their ideal environment is to host guests in their own home, socializing over a cup of tea in their comfy surroundings.


Family is really important for a Cancerian, preferring to keep loved ones close. They can form strong bonds with family members who understand their sensitivity, making them more like a best friend than a relative. They are drawn towards cozy and secure environments that offer them a personal sanctuary and a space for them to indulge in their passions and creative pursuits. They are inclined to assume caregiver roles, making them prone to taking on others' burdens and illnesses. They are hugely sentimental, treasuring all memorabilia and reminiscing about times past.


To put it simply, Cancers are hoarders. Preferring to keep their money close and saving it not only for a rainy day but for every day. Investment is in their best interest as they love to see their stocks flourish.


Since they are so nurturing, their line of work can be vast. Ranging from nurses to gardeners, life-coaching to hospitality, the crabs will flourish in a line of work that serves others. They also benefit from working in groups and will be a loyal member of the team. They make excellent co-workers due to their amiable and kind nature. Another avenue is becoming a small business owner, selling crafts or providing a sanctuary for people to escape to, whether that's a nail salon, massage parlor or alternative therapy.


As the moon is the ruling planet of Cancer, this should be reflected in their home style. Silver, white, and neutral colours will give this water sign a sense of comfort and familiarity. Photos of family, friends and loved ones along with cozy textures will make the house a home. A craft table or studio will foster their creative passions.

Hamptons beach house is a perfect theme for this water sign.

The 4th sign of the zodiac, the crab symbol, isn't the most striking resemblance to Cancer's caring nature. They are often the ones to call upon if you need help, support, and loving advice.


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