Incredibly intuitive and good at reading people, Cancer is the most difficult to understand sign in the zodiac. They have a mysterious personality and do not give away their secrets easily. The Cancer is not demonstrative and at time is considered cold and unemotional though in their heart they are quite affectionate. The zodiac sign of Cancer commences on June 21st and continues until July 20th. It remains under the cusp of the previous sign of Gemini from June 21st to June 28th and comes in full strength only after that.
Cancer people are full of contradictions, on one hand they have deep home interests and deeply care about their home and family, but at the same time they are restless and have longing for travel and change. Cancer is a water sign and their mood swings also can be just like tides in the ocean. Due to their sensitive nature they require encouragement and appreciation from their loved ones. They are homely people looking always to make a comfortable home that they can call their own personal corner but rarely keeping it as they have a longing for change. Those born under the Cancer zodiac are very loyal and are guided by their emotions.
Cancer are very industrious and hard working but as a rule they are not very lucky. They see unusual ups and down in their early life. They are gifted with imagination and make excellent artists, writers, composers or musicians. They in general are over-anxious in financial matters and at times even inclined to speculate to earn quick buck, but in gamble they generally lose. Cancer people have splendid memory, are imaginative and very competent which make them successful in business. They usually reach high exalted positions in their work.
But like in other areas of life, just as waning and waxing of moon they advance and retreat both in work and ideas because of their fluctuating mood. They can get into their shell anytime and their mood swing could be so terrible that it also affects those around them. If only they can control their mood, they are extremely good learner and are fully capable of finishing any task single-handedly. Money with the security it brings and their family are two most important things that drive a Cancer to do their best at work.
Cancer people are all about emotions and their family is everything to them. They are extremely protective about their loved ones. As a father they are very affectionate and attached to their children so much so that they are at times taken advantage of by their children. Cancer mother is all love and very soft towards her children, trying to provide all comforts to them. Cancer children are obedient and sincere, but you can not get harsh with them or they could get depressed easily.
Cancer natives at heart are very romantic, loving and affectionate. They desire deeper, meaningful relations and make an intense and passionate lover. They are generous for their loved ones and shower them with gifts and kind words. They are not into some shallow or fleeting relations. They have a great dislike of being dictated, but can themselves become possessive or dominating at time. Cancer people need their partner to be faithful, respectful and honest. They can get very unsettled by heartbreaks, finding it difficult to cope up with. Due to their intense emotional nature if they don’t find suitable partner, they will have a great deal of trouble in home.
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Cancer can be quite shy and take their own time to open up. Once they gain trust in the other, they will turn into an altogether different personality. They will go out of their way for friends in need as they value their friendship more than anything else. Cancer people can’t get along with obnoxious or dominating people. Being a water sign their best affinities are with Scorpios or Pisces.
Cancer rules the breasts and stomach. They tend to have a delicate stomach which causes gastric troubles. Indigestion, ulcers, gall bladder upsets are common to them. They could also suffer from rheumatism and trouble with legs and feet. When upset, which they very often do due to mood swings, they tend to eat for consolation. This may result in them getting overweight in later years. They also tend to overindulge in wine and alcohol. Anxiety and emotional problems like depression are also quite common to Cancer.
Ruling Planet: Moon
Symbol: The Crab
Lucky Colors: All shades of green and cream and white
Lucky Numbers: 2, 3, 15, 20
Lucky Day: Monday, Thursday
Lucky Stones: Pearls, Diamond, Opal, Crystals
Some Famous Personalities: George Bernard Shaw, Mussolini, Selena Gomez, Lionel Messi, Tom Cruise, Elon Musk, Priyanka Chopra
Positive Qualities: Tenacity, Devotion, Versatility, Patriotism
Negative Qualities: Unpredictability, Sentimentality, Laziness
The fourth house of zodiac is the house of Cancer. Theses people are hard on the outside and soft inside, this way they try to shield themselves from being hurt. They are highly intuitive and keen observer. This is the period when sun changes it’s direction in north and starts it’s journey south, this gives a unique personality to Cancerians of changing their direction midway making them quite unpredictable. They are very generous when it comes to their family and friends.
This is the sign of highly emotional people who want reciprocity of their gestures and understanding. If someone doesn’t treat them well, they get hurt easily and find difficult to cope with circumstances. In these situations they get reclusive and put a wall between them and outside world. But when in good mood they are easy going people who get along with wide variety of people except those who are pushy or dominating. The biggest weakness in the personality of a Cancer is their shifting mood, if they get the capability to control their mind they are among the most warm people on the planet and no position is too high for them to reach.