Cancer Season: (June 21 – July 22)
Symbol: The Crab
Ruling Planet: The Moon
Tarot Card: The Chariot
Personality Traits: Nurturing, sentimental, determined, quirky, compassionate, clingy, insecure, moody, irritable
Compatibility: Pisces, Scorpio, Taurus, Virgo
- Dates – When are Cancer People Born?
- Temperament – What are the Characteristic Cancer Personality Traits?
- Compatibility – What Sun Signs are Most Compatible with Cancer?
- Work – What is the Best Career Choice for Cancer People?
- Wellness – What Health Issues do Cancer People Have?
- Famous People Born Under the Sun Sign Cancer
Dates – When are Cancer People Born?
Cancer is the star sign of anyone born between June 21 – July 22. Ruled by the Moon, this astrological sign tends to be emotional, over-sensitive and anxious. Like Aries, Libra and Capricorn, Cancer is a Cardinal sign making them great self-starters, dynamic and adventurous.
In Tarot, Cancer sun sign is represented by The Chariot reinforcing their drive and determination to move forward. The Crab is the symbol associated with this sign and represents Cancer’s self-protective nature, something that is also associated with the armor visible on The Chariot tarot card.
Temperament – What are the Characteristic Cancer Personality Traits?
Cancer is ruled by the Moon and by the element Water which is chiefly associated with feelings. This combination makes those born under this star sign more difficult than others to define and indeed to understand. The Moon and the water element combine to make Cancerians emotional personalities with a tendency to blow hot and cold.
The symbol for Cancer is the Crab which can make them appear tough on the outside, but this is, literally, a ‘cover’, because when you dig a little deeper you will find them soft and extremely sensitive on the inside. This makes Cancer a wonderful carer, a loving partner and, if they can avoid the inclination to be over-protective, a sensitive and loyal friend and a great parent.
The combination of the Moon and the water element makes for a romantic temperament, but also a tendency to moodiness and self-absorption. This moodiness can be confusing to others because one minute you seem to be their best friend, while the next it seems like they can’t wait to be rid of you. One of the most amazing traits of those born under the astrological sign of Cancer is their powerful imagination. Used positively this gift is their greatest asset, but used negatively, it can make life very difficult for them and those around them, causing unnecessary worry and stress.
The Crab that symbolizes the astrological sign of Cancer, carries it’s home on it’s back, and those born under this sign are happier at home than anywhere else. They are domesticated and nurturing and like nothing better than to feed and care for their family.
Compatibility – What Sun Signs are Most Compatible with Cancer?
Nothing is more important to those born under this star sign than love and if they are lucky enough to find the right partner, it will, literally, transform their life. Being sensitive and temperamental can make them difficult to get to know and their up and down moods can be confusing to a potential partner. The biggest danger for Cancer, and indeed for their partner, is that they can care too much and make their partner feel smothered.
Like other Water signs, Cancer is the ultimate romantic and when with a partner who is equally romantic, everything is fine. However, the Cancer ‘crabbiness’ can sneak in and spoil things if they feel their partner is not responding in the way they would like and this can cause tension. If Cancer can overcome these difficulties, they can create a wonderful, happy home.
Anyone looking for the ‘New Man’ would do well to check out their Cancer friends – this guy is happy to settle down to domestic bliss! Other water signs, Pisces and Scorpio make excellent partners, but Earth signs Taurus, Virgo and Capricorn are also a good match.
Work – What is the Best Career Choice for Cancer People?
This Cardinal water sign is shrewd, imaginative and sociable and will do well in a number of business areas. However, Cancer’s nurturing side is one of their predominate traits so any career in the caring professions, doctor, nurse, counselor or teacher, will work well. Being a water sign and, of course, with their symbol being the Crab, any job that involves the sea will appeal to this astrological sign.
Working as a swimming instructor or a lifeguard would be a good choice. Cancer is blessed with a brilliant memory so a career that involves recall of facts or figures is a good choice. This sun sign’s love of food might lead them to follow a career as a chef, a restaurant owner or a food critic. Cancer will be very happy to work from home so any career that allows them to stay inside their ‘shell’ is a winner!
Wellness – What Health Issues do Cancer People Have?
Ruled by the ever-changing moon, this star sign tends to worry more than any other and guarding against this natural tendency is Cancer’s biggest challenge. Worry leads to digestive problems, mainly minor issues but continued worry can trigger bigger health issues.
Exercise, ideally outside, will help to counteract some of the stress which builds up as a result of (mostly needless!) worry and a healthy, low-fat diet will prevent (again, worry induced!) indigestion, heartburn and stomach upsets. The breasts and chest is the body area most associated with the sun sign of Cancer so it is important that a woman born under this sign pays attention to breast checks and sees a doctor if in doubt. But, don’t be alarmed, there is absolutely no association between the star sign Cancer and the disease.
Famous People Born Under the Sun Sign Cancer
Celebrities born under the astrological sign of Cancer, include:
Athletes: Lionel Messi, Michael Phelps, O.J. Simpson, Barry Sanders, Gareth Bale, Mario Kempes
Musicians: Missy Elliot, Louis Armstrong, Kris Kristofferson, Ringo Starr, Mike Fleetwood, Cat Stevens, Gustav Mahler
Artists: Rembrandt, Marc Chagall, Peter Paul Rubens, Tracey Emin, Frida Kahlo, Gustav Klimt, David Hockney, Edgar Degas, Edward Hopper, Modigliani, Pissarro
Business Leaders: Elon Musk, Khloé Kardashian, Richard Branson, Arianna Huffington, Susan Wojcicki, Vera Wang, Ross Perot, John D. Rockefeller, Cecil Rhodes, Roy Disney
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Earth Signs: Capricorn Sun Sign | Taurus Sun Sign | Virgo Sun Sign
Air Signs: Gemini Sun Sign | Aquarius Sun Sign | Libra Sun Sign
Water Signs: Cancer Sun Sign | Pisces Sun Sign | Scorpio Sun Sign
Fire Signs: Aries Sun Sign | Leo Sun Sign | Sagittarius Sun Sign