June 21 – July 22
Get ready to check out the cantankerous cancer. No roller coaster on Earth could compare to the whirlwind life inside a Cancer’s head. They are the definition of: contradiction. Very emotional, intuitive and a great listener to other’s, the Cancer is very selective on who they share their inner most thoughts with and it will be a very short list overall. Embrace their moodiness with open arms and don’t take their brooding personally. A Cancer always has a million worries running around in their mind and this can lead to impulsive outbursts that are very intense. Other times you will have no idea what they are thinking as they crawl up safely in their little crabby shells and remain silent. You’ll always feel welcomed by a Cancer and their sentimental sense of home and family will warm your heart almost instantly.
The next time you wish to honor the Cancer in your life, think twice before you throw them a surprise party. They hate to be the center of attention and go to great lengths to avoid it if possible. A quiet meal with close friends will suffice. Watch out if you get in to an argument with a crab! They have long memories and even if they forgave a sin in the past, you can be sure they never forgot it and will bring it up in the heat of the moment.
Top 10 Careers for Cancers according to horoscopes.com are: Antiques Dealer, Realtor, Historian, Nutritionist, Domestic Agency Owner/Director, Oceanographer, Baker, Internet Merchant, Gardener and Caterer.
The Cancer at work is a friend to everyone and tends to rally coworkers in to a family unit if they can. Their first priority is financial security but after that they are a very loyal and dependable resource. Definitely a team player you are not likely to find a Cancer vying for the lead role. If you have a Cancer on your payroll be ready to watch interactions with coworkers. They are quick to get hurt over even minor criticisms and will put productivity on the back burner while they lick their wounds. When possible, talk to a Cancer alone about any ideas they may have. They are easily intimidated and will not speak up when other stronger signs are around.
If you find yourself working for a Cancer boss tread lightly at all times. Make sure your gauge their mood before discussing things with them. Aim for a good mood in all cases and their moodiness might not allow them to give a good audience to your discussion. If you sense a bad mood just stay away until the crab comes back out of their shell. As an expert of passive resistance the stoic Cancer will wait out even the longest storm to get their way. A Cancer boss is one of the best to have. They are very diplomatic and insist on hearing all sides of a story. They shower and reward their employees with unbounded praise and gratitude as if you were part of their family. If possible, they will include financial thank yous as well.
It may take a while to win the heart of the Crab but when you do you will enjoy a lifetime of fidelity and passion and it will only get better over time as they find new ways to open up to their partner. Forever skeptical, the Cancer will not give direct clues about their thoughts and feelings so be ready to decipher their moods, actions and facial expressions to figure out where you stand. Most Cancers will find their forever love in their circle of friends. If you plan to woo a Crab be ready to show your toughness and your tenderness and at all times. Highly emotional, they need you to be ready at a moments notice for consoling or celebrating.
Best Matches: Taurus, Scorpio, Virgo
Worst Matches: Aquarius, Libra, Gemini
A Cancer mother or father is a wonder to behold. The most nurturing of all the signs, they are quick to be at their children’s side when needed and especially when not needed. With a tendency to be over bearing and over protective, give your Cancer parent a little credit. They are only looking out for you. Very sentimental, the Cancer parent will keep all the memories of childhood neatly tucked away but can have them out in a flash should the need arise. The Cancer father has a strong drive to help his children succeed in life. They have an awesome but chilling way to discipline. When pushed to punish, the crab will simply go into their shell and give the cold shoulder. This is a highly effective and dramatic way to make their point and often it works out to the advantage of everyone. The Cancer mother is very intuitive to her kids feelings, strengths and weaknesses and will do what she can to build them up. Even though a Cancer is highly emotional and moody, the Cancer mom will go to great lengths to hide her feelings fro her family so they are not put upon to comfort her. And I urge you to never, I mean never, go in to a Cancer’s home and move things around. This is their biggest pride in life and if you start rearranging things you’ll get pinched for sure.
Wait patiently for the crab to become your closest friend and it will mean a lifetime of loyalty and endearment. Cancers are the greatest of listeners but make sure to ask after them as they will never open up by themselves. Be ready for a deep emotional attachment and take care to mind their feelings gently. They get hurt over the simplest things even if they don’t show it.
Inside Their Head
As a chronic worrier, the Cancer’s biggest fear is leaving home. Leaving the safety of their sanctuary can mean a slew of unpredictable things can happen. You will also be surprised to know that they are very afraid of financial insecurity. They don’t need a lot of money to be happy, but they do need to know that they are financially safe.
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Do you know a Cancer in your life? Are you a Cancer? Let’s hear it for the crabs!