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June 21 - July 22
Planet: The Moon
Element: Water

Cancer – Characteristics and Personality Traits

What are Cancers like?

  1. Cancers often submit themselves to changes of their various feelings. And their feelings change as often as the lunar phase. Actually Moon is the planet of Cancer and their element is water, which is a symbol of unconsciousness.
  2. As people born in Cancer are highly sensitive, others like to share secrets with them.
  3. Thanks to their conservative nature Cancers do not prefer changes and adventures. Sometimes they can miss interesting and lucrative opportunities because they are not able to step forward quickly.
  4. Cancers can be easily hurt with your inappropriate remarks. If that happens, they withdraw to solitude. Cancer will reraly strike back in revenge.
  5. It is not easy to convince Cancers to give up something, what they really like. If Cancers clutch something in their claws, they will not easily let it go.
  6. Before people born in Cancer launch into something new, they plan carefully. Every Cancer enjoys the support either in experience or in good examples.
  7. Cancers have never enough money and material goods. Even while traveling, it is always very important for them to have a safe place to return to.
  8. Male Cancer needs love. He is caregiving and physical closeness of someone beloved means a lot to him.
  9. Female Cancer is moody. You have to know how to comfort her in the moments when she doubts whether she really is beautiful, whether she can cook well or whether you honestly love her.
  10. Cancers avoid stormy waters and hate waste of resources. Extravagant hedonists will not usually be among their good friends.


Mood swings

The water is the element of Cancer and as such is this a symbol of the unconscious. Cancers are therefore prone to frequent mood swings that emanate from their unconscious mind. They are often abducted by their feelings because they do not have them completely under control. The joy and the sorrow alternate each other regularly as the land and the water. Cancer is a big dreamer who has a lot of inspiration and ideas, but he or she can easily succumb to depression when dreams suddenly go away. Their characteristic nature is creative but cautious.

Introvert character

People born under the sign of Cancer are not usually greedy for winning the public recognition as extroverted Leos. They rather like the modest behavior. Thanks to their conservative nature Cancers are not very supportive of change and adventure. Conservatism and moderation are one of their characteristics features. They may sometimes miss the interesting and lucrative opportunities because they are not able to quickly go forward.

Sensitive soul

When you find a Cancer in a bad mood, it is often not because of anger, but because he or she is disappointed with the life. The feelings are their Achilles heel. As the saying goes: "the word is mightier than the sword" – so an inappropriate remark can easily hurt the Cancer. When this happens, they withdraw into solitude. Rarely will Cancer take the revenge. Cancers use their claws primarily for defence, not for attacking others, what is also the important characteristic feature.

Because people born under the sign of Cancer are really sensitive, others like to share secrets with them. But the empathy of Cancer is very sophisticated, therefore they are often able to anticipate what people want tell to them before it is really spoken. And with the help of the rich imagination he or she can easily discover all the important details that you had deliberately concealed.

Keeps the secrets

People born under the sign of Cancer likes to learn everything about you, but on the other hand, they will rarely talk about their own private lives. They still have hard shell that protects their naked body.


It is not easy to convince the Cancer to give up something, what he really likes or cares about. It may be a desire, person or thing. Whether it is a good job or an old cracked cup from the childhood, when it grips in the claws, characteristically the Cancer will not let it go. Did you know that in the wild a new claw will grow to the crayfish, if it looses the original one? And the same applies to the person born under the sign of Cancer. When he or she looses a beloved thing, it will hurt more than others, but Cancer will certainly cope with it.

Money and material goods

Cancer loves home safety and financial security. “Hurry slowly” is the characteristic life motto of this zodiac sign. While travelling, it is always important to have the real home for return. He or she has never enough money and material goods, because you can not know what disaster may come in the future and frustrate even the best plans. Cancers want to be ready. Just as he or she will take the tender care of flourishing garden, they will be carefully looking after own bank account. And if some Cancer tells you that he or she is broke, it probably means that they still have a small gold bar from the grandmother in the vault or a backup account in Swiss francs for the time of an unforeseen war.

Parents and friends

The last important characteristic of Cancer is that people born under this zodiac sign are often caring parents and guardians. They like to avoid the stormy waters and they hate wasting of resources. You will not find many extravagant pleasure seekers among their good friends. And if someone like that lives in their neighbourhood, Cancers have a poor opinion about such person.


Cancer Man

The strong sentimentality of Cancer prompt him to seek the security. Therefore, relationships are more important than anything else for a Cancer man (as well as for all other zodiac signs bound to the water element). The way how Cancer exchanges the feelings between him and other people basically determines whether his basic reactions are positive or negative. Man born under the sign of Cancer often defies rational analysis of close relationships and their expression in words. He is sensitive and kind friend, and can be a real life support, if he has adequate living conditions. You will find intuitiveness, caution but sometimes also selfishness among his personality traits.

Personality Traits

The proper Cancer man needs love. He is the “nursing type” and the physical proximity means a lot to him. He will write poems and make romantic surprises to his mate. He could give you the moon when he really falls in love. But thanks to the moodiness and caginess of the Cancer man it is always not easy to know what kind of relationship you really have. It can be a fickle womanizer, but also a loyal and sensitive friend. It will take some time before you will find this out. To look mysterious is often an important trait of the Cancer man personality.

He likes evasive answers. Such man uncovers the cards only reluctantly and let others exploring his secrets slowly. It will be often a taciturn expert at work. He likes the art thanks to the rich imagination. To write a poem or paint a picture is usually easier for him than for the other zodiac signs. The Cancer man is a devotee of the finer things and probably will be happy to talk about culture or high-tech. Maybe he will even show you the record collection or graphics, which is hidden in the attic.

If you are looking for someone who monitors precisely the consumption of gasoline in his car and who submits a tax return on time, you have come to the right place. Accuracy is one of his favourable personality traits. It takes a longer time before the Cancer man will let you in, but on the other hand, if you get caught in his claws, he will not let you go.

Cancer Woman

For a woman born in the sign of Cancer is the need for certainty, safety and protection extremely important. This woman tends to the family, to the home and to the solidarity. Her “tribal” sense is sometimes nearly endless. Cancer is often associated with the childhood and childishness. Typical personality traits of the Cancer woman are also introversion, reflection of the past, introspective, inner immersion and resting in itself. The Cancer woman wants to have a carefree journey into the world.

Personality Traits

Her personality is shy and tender, her planet is the Moon and the element is water, so the ideal would be a walk in the moonlight night along the river (strolling on the beach can be much better, of course, but such event could quite possibly soften the heart of every woman, not only Cancer’s). She will not confide you certainly soon, rather, you can confess to her on your first appointment. If you are looking for a really serious relation, the Cancer woman will know everything about you sooner or later, so why to not help her expectations a little already at the first date.

When the Cancer woman is hurt by anyone, she is able to go to the mall, to make herself happy and forget the pain. Otherwise, she will be the thrifty housewife and definitely spend less than she earn.

Regarding the courtship and the wooing, it is very likely that she will not make the first step, but it will have to be yours. A typical Cancer usually hesitates and moves sideways (like a genuine crab), so it is very likely that you will have to move first. Get ready for the fact that her mood changes as the lunar phase. Thus, moodiness and unpredictability are the typical personality traits of a Cancer woman. You must therefore be able to comfort her in the moments of doubts – when a Cancer woman hesitates whether she is really beautiful, whether she can cook or whether you really love her. But if she will indeed fall in love with you, she will with the claws tenaciously hold on you perhaps forever.

Famous Cancers


Tom Cruise, actor (3 July, 1962)
Tom Hanks, actor (9 July, 1956)
Sylvester Stallone, actor (6 July, 1946)
Harrison Ford, actor (13 July, 1942)
David Hasselhoff, actor (17 July, 1952)
Lionel Messi, soccer player (24 June, 1987)
Prince William, prince (21 June, 1982)
George Michael, singer (25 June, 1963)
Carlos Santana, musican (20 July, 1947)
Ringo Starr, musican (7 July, 1940)
Ernest Hemingway, novelist (21 July, 1899)
Dalai Lama (Tändzin Gjamccho), spirtual leader (6 July, 1935)
Nelson Mandela, politician (18 July, 1918)
George W. Bush, politician (6 July, 1946 )
Rembrandt van Rijn, painter (15 July, 1606)


Princess Diana, princess (1 July, 1961)
Meryl Streep, actress (22 June,1949)
Pamela Anderson, model (1 July, 1967)

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