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Astrological Insights Into Cancer's Best And Worst Traits

Cancer, you are tender, intuitive and loving and your sweetness helps this zodiac sign stand out. You need 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, you also have a tougher side to their personality. Discover the Cancer zodiac for complete astrology insights into this personality.

Cancer zodiac dates

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

Cancer zodiac sign meaning

This sign is the fourth of the zodiac and is very attached to family life. The Moon is their ruling planet and also symbolizes femininity and fertility. Your traits include being very loving and a bit of a hopeless romantic. You look for kindness in everyone, but you are very fragile and one of the most sensitive zodiac signs.

You love to create things and are inspired by the values instilled in people close to you. In love, you need to feel secure, supported and reassured.

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

Cancer zodiac sign

Astrologist Susan Taylor

Astrologist Susan Taylor's insights:

Cancer embodies sensitivity, gentleness and tenderness. They have a tenacious memory that fixes and idealizes the feelings of the past.

10 Cancer personality facts

Here are 10 facts you must know about this sign's traits. If you want to explore their traits further, check out interesting facts on Cancer.

  • Season: Summer
  • Strong points: Perseverance, imagination, creativity
  • Qualities: Generosity, sensibility
  • Faults: Moody, hot-headed, immature
  • Gems: Opal, cameo
  • Opposite sign: Capricorn  
  • Zodiac element: Water
  • Colors: White, pearl gray
  • Metal: Silver
  • Corresponding body parts: Stomach, breasts 

>> Read Cancer horoscope 2020 here! <<

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

Cancer quote

What are the characteristics of a Cancer?

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

This sign isn't manipulative, but they suffer frequent mood swings and can become crabby.

>> Read about the other zodiac signs here. <<

The art of happiness for this zodiac sign

In order to be happy, these folks need to be around other people who are on the same wavelength. Spending precious time with your friends and family fills your heart with joy and happiness. Giving people advice puts an instant smile on your face. 

Given that you have such a kindhearted personality, poorly intentioned people could try and manipulate you. Be aware of people who want to take advantage of your good nature.

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Cancer positive and negative traits

Understanding Cancer traits will help you build better relationships with these folks in all areas of love and life. Let’s take a look at their 5 biggest positive and negative traits.

Positive traits:
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. This guy 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. These ladies are very emotionally strong and extremely dedicated to their partners. 


They have a very maternal streak and are domestic and nurturing characters.

♋ What does the 69 mean for Cancer? ♋

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 these personalities like to take things slow. This sign likes taking their time, so trying to rush them will only push them away and make them uncomfortable.

When does a Cancer feel good?

Being close to water can help a Cancer feel relaxed and gives them an escape from their problems. They need to escape at points and take some time out for themselves rather than focusing on other people.


 This zodiac sign is a sponge for people's problems and they tend to put other people before their own needs.

Cancer compatibility - Who are they compatible with?

Cancer zodiac compatibility suggests they are best matched with Scorpio. This pair channel lots of positive energy and firework fly when they are together. The least compatible signs with Cancer are Aries and Libra.

Is a Cancer compatible with a Cancer?

Two Cancers are a solid love match and will embark on an emotional and loving relationship. This coupling could 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!

Which tarot card is Cancer? - It's the Moon

The Moon is one of the most fascinating and mysterious cards of the deck. The Moon card represents the night, our irrational and dreamlike part of the subconscious mind. The Moon symbolically designates the fundamental principle of feminine energy. It announces harmony, happiness and passion, but also conflicts, confrontations and disillusionment.

What is the meaning of the Moon in a tarot card spread?:

- Positive aspect: Sensitivity, cohesion, optimism, future opportunities.

- Negative aspect: Chaos, instability, precariousness, jealousy.

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By Susan Taylor

Editor in Chief and Astrologist for MyAstroMag - I’ve always been completely fascinated by the world Astrology, Tarot and Numerology and I also love sharing my insights into every aspect of these domains. Writing for you and forecasting my exclusive predictions are two of my main passions.

Editor in Chief and Astrologist for MyAstroMag - I’ve always been completely fascinated by the world Astrology, Tarot and Numerology and I also love sharing my insights into every aspect of these domains. Writing for you and forecasting my exclusive predictions are two of my main passions.

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