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Cancer Personality: A Deep Look At Cancer's Best And Worst Traits

The Cancer personality is ultra-sensitive, gentle and kind. Cancer traits include being tender, intuitive and loving and their sweetness really helps this zodiac sign stand out from the rest. The Cancer zodiac sign needs to be surrounded, protected and made to feel safe at all times. Appearances can be misleading and there is lots more to this zodiac sign than being cute, they also have a tougher side to their personality. Discover the Cancer traits for complete astrology insights.

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Cancer zodiac dates - When is Cancer zodiac?

Cancers are born between June 21 to July 22 and have very distinct personality traits.

Cancer zodiac sign meaning - What does the Cancer sign mean?

Cancer is the fourth sign of the zodiac and is very attached to family life. Cancer is ruled by The Moon, symbol of femininity and fertility is your ruling planet, Cancer. Cancer traits include being very loving and a bit of a hopeless romantic. The Cancer personality looks for kindness in everyone, but is very fragile and sensitive zodiac sign when targeted by other people. The Cancer personality loves to create things and is inspired by the values instilled in them by their friends and family. In love, a Cancer personality needs to feel secure, supported and reassured by their partner.

Your ascendant sign also has an important influence on your personality. Figure out your ascendant with our rising sign calculator.

Cancer zodiac sign

10 Cancer zodiac facts

Here are 10 facts you must know about Cancer traits. If you want to explore the Cancer traits further, check out interesting facts on Cancer.

  • Cancer zodiac dates: June 21 to July 22
  • Cancer's strong points: Perseverance, imagination, creativity
  • Cancer's qualities: Generosity, sensibility
  • Cancer's faults: Moody, hot-headed, immature
  • Gems: Opal, cameo
  • Cancer's planet: The Moon     
  • Cancer's element: Water
  • Colors: White, pearl gray
  • Metal: Silver
  • Corresponding body parts: Stomach, breasts 

'Cancers are loyal but that doesn't mean they're foolish'

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Cancer traits - What are the characteristics of a Cancer?

Given Cancer is one of the Water signs, like Scorpio and Pisces, they listen to their feelings before anything else. Cancers need to feel fully secure before letting people get close to them. Cancer traits include being very understanding, supportive and compassionate.

Under the Moon’s influence, Cancer can easily offend people since they are very direct. A Cancer isn't manipulative, but people must be familiar with their honest sensibilities and their frequent mood swings. The Moon gives the Cancer personality psychic powers that they may develop throughout their lives. 

The art of happiness for Cancer

In order to be happy, Cancer needs to be around other people who are on the same wavelength as them. Spending precious time with your friends and family fills your heart with joy and happiness and giving them advice puts an instant smile on your face. Given that you have such a kindhearted personality, poorly intentioned people could try and manipulate you and take advantaged of your good nature.

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Cancer positive and negative traits

How well do you know the traits of the Cancer zodiac sign? Understanding Cancer traits will help you build better relationships with Cancer in all areas of love and life. Let’s take a look at Cancer's 5 biggest positive and negative traits.

Cancer's positive traits:
Cancer's negative traits:
1) Creative
1) Moody
2) Kind
2) Negative
3) Emotive
3) Clingy
4) Faithful
4) Unpredictable
5) Loving
5) Suspicious

Cancer male traits

A Cancer man personality is very passionate, emotional, sexy and even a little vulnerable. A Cancer man is deeply caring and affectionate and would do anything for his partner.

Cancer woman traits

Cancer females are super sexy and very feminine, they love attracting men and seducing them. Cancer women are very emotionally strong and extremely dedicated to their partners. Cancer females are very maternal, domestic and nurturing characters, they also hate seeing people sad.

โ™‹ What does the 69 mean for Cancer? โ™‹

Cancer is symbolized by the crab, which is depicted as a '69', or a crab seen sideways. The 69 represents the crab's claws or a woman's breasts.  

How to attract a Cancer - Easy does it!

You must be patient when trying to seduce this zodiac sign, because Cancer personalities like to take things slowly and hate rushing into things. Cancers like taking their time, so trying to rush them will only push them away and make them uncomfortable.

Cancer zodiac sign - When does a Cancer feel good?

Being close to water can help a Cancer feel great, relaxed and give them an escape from their problems. Cancers need to escape at times and take some time out for themselves rather than focusing on other people. Some difficulties may arise when a Cancer personality tries to take on everyone’s problems. Cancer people are compassionate and tend to put other people before their own needs. The Cancer personality is so giving, so much so they forget to focus on their own problems.

Cancer compatibility - What zodiac signs are compatible with Cancer?

Cancer zodiac compatibility suggests Cancer is best matched with Scorpio because these signs literally complete each other. Cancer is great at helping Scorpio channel their energy and Scorpio is amazing at reassuring and protecting the sensitive Cancer. The least compatible signs with Cancer are Aries and Libra.

Cancer in love - Is a Cancer compatible with a Cancer?

Two Cancers are a solid love match and will embark on an emotional and loving relationship. A Cancer and Cancer couple form a devoted and affectionate duo, although their immaturity could bring them crashing down. That being said, this caring duo will give a relationship their best shot!

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