it a sixth sense, good gut or intuition, but whatever the name, the Crab
has it. Members of this sign have an excellent instinct for which
partner will serve them well, and once they hone in, it's a laser beam
shot. Cancer's charm and magnetism are qualities which will prove most
alluring to a lover, and coupled with their nurturing need, will prove
hard to resist. The Crab loves to feel secure, so a lover who remembers
birthdays and other special days, or simply pops a bottle of champagne
for no special reason, will be rewarded with tenderness and affection.
If the Crab tests a lover with occasional
bouts of jealousy, it's only because a stronger emotional response is craved.
The ideal Cancer soulmate can spoon on the couch and watch TV all night
romance dance is concerned, the Crab enjoys being the initiator in the
game of love.
Gentle, tender probing can soon turn to heightened passion, and few will be
able to resist Cancer's charms, which is just fine.
Romance here often involves a beautifully prepared meal, since those born
under this sign have an innate feel for the comforts of home and the
joys they can bring.
This love of physical and emotional well-being which the Crab must have is a
duty which a partner must help to fulfill.
If this isn't achieved, the Crab might retreat into its pesky shell.
When Cancerians are in full flower, they can make their lover feel like the
center of the universe, and might feel the same way themselves.
slow, yet smoldering, courtship is what the Crab loves. What's the rush,
anyway? The Crab is determined to win, so the prelims should go on for
as long as possible. Once love is in the air, Cancerians prove
themselves devoted lovers, protective of the object of their affections
and unusually helpful and sympathetic. The Crab is an emotional bag of
tricks and will feel most things very strongly, so don't be the one to
That said, Cancer may be the perfect sign for
a lover seeking pampering and seduction, someone who is willing to learn a thing
or two in the game of love. An honest love, and lover, become Cancer, for it is
in this safe environment that they are best able to create a warm home and
indulge their nurturing instincts.
WHAT CANCER NEED
What Cancer wants most is
a partner who can take things slow and easy, secure in the knowledge
that the ultimate victory will be sweet for both. An exchange of
emotions is also ideal for the Crab.
Cancerians are great one-on-one and love that type of interaction, but they
are also good at parties and enjoy dazzling a crowd.
Consequently, an understanding lover is key. A
partner as intuitive as the Crab will also help to draw them out of their shell
and keep them out. In the end, a strong partner who can set the table and be
there for the Crab is heaven-sent, and if they know how to retreat when
necessary, even better. The nest is the most natural place for the affectionate
Crab to be, and if they can share that space with someone special...well, that's
hard to beat. The emotions of this winning sign help to make Cancerians
empathetic and caring lovers.
The Sun in Cancer gives you the desire
to care for others, to nurture them and mother them. You have a great deal of
empathy which gives you a sensitive understanding of where others are coming
from. You are generous and patient with others.
You are governed by emotions and feelings. Domesticity is
important to you, as is a harmonious family life. You have a good memory for
family matters and can become the custodian of your family's history. You
remember the names of even distant relatives and how they connect with the
Your sensitivity to others can be problematic. You respond
to other's moods, with the result that your own moods can wax and wane like the
moon. You do not like conflict, so when people oppose your ideas and values, you
tend to agree outwardly whilst inwardly feeling distrustful and discontented.
You scuttle sideways and withdraw into your shell. When you are roused to anger
you can attack by nipping or niggling at another's sore spots. Your over
sensitivity to others can lead to fits of despondency which, in turn, lead to
procrastination in the face of realities. You must learn to have the courage of
Your tendency to worry can lead to problems with
digestion. You should eat well-cooked food and take time over meals. You may
develop fluid retention as you age, with a tendency to put on weight around the
stomach. You need plenty of fresh fruit and salads. You need to work in a caring
profession as a channel for your energies. Psychiatric nursing, social welfare
counselling, childcare, mothercraft nursing, primary teaching are all
possibilities. It is important for the male Cancerian to work with his caring
nature, even if these careers are more traditionally female domains.
Although you seem to be willing to sacrifice much for
others, you do count on expressions of gratitude and can get quite crabby when
these are not forthcoming. This is particularly so with regard to your
relationships with immediate family. Your mothering tendency can lead to
smothering those closest to you. You must learn to "love without asking anything
in return" and allow those you love their independence.
Those with the Sun in Cancer can be attracted to and learn
from those with the Sun in Capricorn. Your contemplative and emotional nature
can benefit from the hard-working practicality of your opposite sign. If a
Cancer has an interest in you, they will drop subtle clues. Donít expect them to
be forward, as they donít know how to be. Since they have a tendency to be
old-fashion in beliefs, the perfect date would be tickets to the theater, a
romantic restaurant, or a cultural event. As they tend to be romantic day
dreamers, and reflect in the past, bring up some old stories so that they can
relate some of theirs. Show an interest to this sentimentalist when they bring
out their collections or old pictures.
They thrive on admiration and praise. Let them know how much you admire
them. Compliments will get you everywhere. Ask their opinion, and be sure to be
sincere about hearing their response. Keep in mind that a Cancerian hates
rejection and is extremely cautious about making any commitment. They will try
to avoid giving an answer, and whatever you do, donít try to rush them into one.
Usually if the answer is no, they will go to all lengths to avoid the subject.
The Cancer has an excellent memory and a jealous nature. Because they can recall
situations in their past very easily, it would be a tremendous mistake to ever
be insincere to this person. To them betrayal is devastating, and it will take a
very long time for them to forgive, and to top it off, they may never forget.
Once emotionally wounded, there will always be a void in the relationship.
Emotional and financial security is of the utmost importance in this
relationship. They donít like frivolous spending, since it means a loss of
control and security.
If you can give an enormous amount of attention and
constant reassurance, you have found the perfect mate. In return you will find
Cancer to be affectionate, romantic, sympathetic, imaginative, and quite
seductive. Although they tend to want your complete devotion, if they are in
love, they will cherish and protect their partner always. Home is where the
heart is for Cancer, a great nurturer and protector of family, home and
This sign is ruled by the Moon, and the Crab's emotions
often swing with the cycle of that shimmering orb.
Catch that mood on an upswing and you are likely to
encounter a caring and devoted soul who can easily take the lead in romance.
The strong-willed, persistent Crab will usually get its way, but that's not
a bad thing, since it usually means being drawn into a "shell" which is rife
with carnal pleasures. As is natural to a Water sign, Cancer's moods can flow
like a meandering river or rage like the highest seas.
Either way, the Crab rewards brave sailors with a seductive nest in which to
test many moods, feelings and emotions.
Scarlett O'Hara, that great protectress of Tara, must've been a Crab!
the fourth sign of the zodiac, is symbolized by the crab and
ruled by the Moon. Persons born under this sign are called
Moonchildren, and justifiably so. If you really observe the full
Moon on a clear night, you will see in it some striking
similarities to the Cancer people you know. First, notice the
face of the man in the Moon. Is he smiling or frowning? It may
be hard to tell, but if you study his countenance long enough
you may decide it is a little of both. Or is his visage one of
worry? of apprehension? The longer you look the more it seems to
change expression, as if seen through a watery looking glass or
as the reflected image on a tranquil lake. Drop a dreamlike
pebble into the watery glow of its image, and through the
ripples of your heartstrings, it will create a thousand
emotions, so real you can't deny them, yet so fleeting they
escape your grasp. Just as the Moon may defy all your attempts
at analysis, you can still feel the cool steady outpouring of
lunar iridescence, like torrents of emotion, beckoning your
heart. Indeed many lovers, young and old alike, have found
romantic inspiration under its permeative rays, and artists,
poets, and musicians have, through the ages, found enchantment
under its enigmatic pallor.
Cancer natives can be just as enchanting.
Looking into their sensitive, aqueous eyes is like gazing into
deep, limpid pools of ceaseless emotion. Most often you will
notice in their expression an appealing softness, a look of
tenderness or a sentimental longing for times past, but, as if
from some unseen cue, their mood can suddenly turn to cynicism,
surprise, or hurtfulness. Cancers' emotions are as changeable as
the Moon itself, waxing and waning with the prevailing emotional
atmosphere around them, and sometimes as moonbeams, which break
through passing clouds and are blocked again from view, their
moods can fluctuate from moment to moment. They'll have their
share of emotional ups and downs, but underneath it all is the
Cancerian emotional fortitude, which can be as enduring as the
Moon's perpetual gaze upon us.
In physical appearance, Cancerians will fall into one of two
types: the Moon or the crab. The first is easiest to recognize
and will give every indication of the Moon's appearance. The
catchword for this type is "round." They'll have large, round
eyes, round face, round body, even rounded limbs. Just think of
the man in the moon, and you can easily recognize the wide-eyed
impressionability of this classical Cancerian type. The second
is a little harder to recognize, but with a little practice,
you'll spot him in a crowd, too. This type exemplifies many of
the physical characteristics of the crab. They'll have a rather
broad cranium, bony in appearance, with a large, overhanging
brow. The eyes will be somewhat smaller than the first type,
usually set far apart, but still very round. They'll have a
large or wide mouth which seems to be grinning even when their
face is completely relaxed. The jaw may be prominent in some
way, sometimes resembling the mandibles of the crab, and the
teeth may appear loosely joined in the mouth or irregularly
spaced. Both types are usually short with rather wide shoulders,
and many Cancerians
tend to be plump, though pleasingly, remaining true to the image
of their ruling planet, the Moon, or of their zodiacal mascot,
the crab. The crab type, however, much like his namesake, will
have a more rugged exterior than the Moon type whose appearance
will be more delicate.
The Cancerian temperament is a veritable
kaleidoscope of ever-changing emotion. During the course of a
conversation, you may notice passing fleetingly across the faces
of July-born, scores of distinctively different emotions, no two
ever repeating themselves or being expressed in exactly the same
way. Quite simply, Cancers exude emotion. Upon meeting one of
these Moonchildren, you immediately get the sense of a strong
emotional aura or presence about them which reflects their mood
at the moment. If they feel ecstatic, you can't help but feel
ecstatic yourself, sometimes without knowing why. Many
Cancerians, when they are happy, can have a shrieking, almost
hysterical laughter, and only the coldest of hearts could resist
its charm. When they are depressed, however, you had better be
careful not to get dragged into the doldrums yourself. Don't
invite your Cancer friend to your party if he's sounding a
little depressed over the phone. He'll soon have your whole
merry affair turned upside down with his Cancerian blues. No
other zodiacal native has so permeative an emotional aura as to
either lift your spirits to ecstatic heights or to fill you with
clouds of gloom, depending on their mood.
Cancerians are incurable romantics. You'll
often find them buried dreamily in a romantic novel or a good
book of poetry or classical romantic literature. They'll find it
hard to resist a good movie classic, a period film, reruns of
nostalgic shows from their childhood, or a love story. Some of
them will go through their TV guide religiously each week,
marking off selections they don't want to miss. Don't be
surprised when your Cancer friend comes into work a little
bleary-eyed one morning from having stayed up the night before
watching a tearjerker on the late, late show. They love to dream
of far away places and times past and will talk about historical
events as if they were actually there. Most Cancerians, in fact
have a special reverence for the past, and if you ask them to
tell you whom of all people they admire most, they'll most often
rattle off names of several prominent historical figures. Nearly
every Cancerian has a treasured collection of nostalgic
bric-a-brac, old letters, or sentimental keepsakes which he'll
guard as if they were the crown jewels. A tattered remnant of
clothing from the high school prom, a pair of worn-out sneakers,
or a flower carefully preserved between the pages of a Bible
might be considered old junk to other signs, but the Cancerian
holds them as treasures dear to his heart.
'Home is where the heart is,' and this
idiom has no greater ring of truth than when describing how the
Cancer feels about his abode. Home is where he dreams, lives,
plays, loves, and it is the only place he truly feels secure.
Though they may travel extensively or have to spend extended
periods away from home, all Cancerians needs a berth to call
their own. No one is more adept than they at making a home feel
like a home. With a special knack for creating an air of
comfort, coziness, quaintness and charm, July-born will decorate
and furnish their homes as if they plan to spend a lot of time
there, and they usually do. Like the real crab who builds his
watery burrow beneath the protective ocean depths, human crabs
will tend to make their homes a restful sanctuary from the real
world. Upon entering a Cancerian's home, you can immediately get
the feeling of a time and place past, when life moved at a
slower pace and there was more time for intimacy and family
life. You will notice more than a few antiques which your host
will expect you to praise lavishly, and there will usually be
some handmade articles or wall decorations from family members,
relatives, or grandchildren. Furnishings of real wood, pewter,
or brass (never plastic or contemporary materials!) which the
Cancerian has gathered in his many travels, will tastefully
accent each room. Just as the real crab, who peers from his
underwater burrow to view the rays of sunshine penetrating his
aquamarine environment, Cancerians are fascinated by the
interplay of light and color, and stained glass, crystal, or an
aquarium are likely to be figured prominently in their home
decor. Once he has furnished his abode to his liking, and has
surrounded himself with all the accouterments of domestic life,
the Cancer native is quite content to let the rest of the world
Cancerians have a special knack for
creating a "homey" atmosphere no matter where they happen to be.
Even at work their engaging conversation and folksy humor tend
to create an atmosphere of 'down home' comfort and familial
camaraderie among fellow employees. Some of them will remind you
of your Uncle Lou or Aunt Martha, and it is amazing to discover
how many July-born have acquired the nickname 'good ole' in
front of their names. In their jovial moods, they'll be cutups
and practical jokers to no end. No one enjoys a good joke more
than a Cancer, and if he's not laughing hysterically over
someone else's antics, he'll be performing some of his own.
Their innate understanding of human emotion allows them to see
through the pretenses of other signs and find the underlying
humor in almost any situation. Not particularly given to role
playing or social dictates, but preferring to remain true to
themselves, Cancerians can exhibit all the playfulness and
capriciousness of a child.
As happy-go-lucky as Cancerian natives can
be, there is always lurking in the background of their
personalities, fears of some unknown dangers or forebodings of
disaster in the future. As if from some hidden cue, these crabs
can suddenly retreat into the watery burrows of their inner
consciousness and not be seen for days. Just when you begin
thinking you may never see them again or that they've taken an
unannounced trip to Alaska, up pops the crab from his hovel
beneath the sand as if he had never been gone. Try and question
him about his absence and he'll probably not know what you're
talking about or remark non-committally that he's been here and
there. There is a private, reclusive part to every Cancerian
you'll never know. Because of their extreme emotional
sensitivity, they secretly fear ridicule, and would rather
retreat than defend themselves. As with real crabs, whose soft
insides are protected by a hard outer shell, there is an
emotional vulnerability within all Cancerians which they try to
mask by a tough exterior. Sometimes expressed as crabbiness (the
derivative for this word is no accident), their attempts at
coldness are never completely successful, for the Cancerian
warmth of heart always manages to come through.
Cancerians are never truly happy unless
they have someone or something to care for. There's a strong
maternal instinct in both sexes, and if not looking after
children, they'll be babying their friends or loved ones.
They'll act as if you're forever starving, trying to stuff you
with lots of good wholesome food or tempt you with piping hot
bowls of minestrone soup. Of course you'll oblige. The Cancerian
domestic charm is irresistible. As hosts they'll reawaken in you
childhood memories of mother's homemade chicken soup, Sunday
afternoon get-togethers with relatives, or grandma's apple pie.
Food somehow represents security to Cancerians, and they won't
rest easy if they think you're not getting proper nourishment.
As great and numerous as they may be,
Cancerians' accomplishments may sometimes go unnoticed. Their
efforts are certainly no less worthy of praise than those of
other signs, but July-born are generally too unsure of
themselves before large numbers of people to actually seek after
the raves and admiration of others. Just as the Moon has no
luminescent capability of its own, but must depend on the Sun
for its reflected brilliance, Moonchildren would rather bask in
the reflected glow of their loved one's accomplishments than
seek the limelight themselves. No parent feels greater
satisfaction at his son's or daughter's graduation than a
Cancerian, and no sign shows more interest in developing their
children's talents and abilities. As mates they'll be more
supportive of their spouses' careers than any talent agent,
business partner or promoter ever could be. The idiom, "Behind
every great man, there's a great woman," could probably be more
correctly written, "Behind every great soul there's a son or
daughter of the Moon." Like the ebb and flow of ageless waters,
the crab's emotions run true and deep, lending encouragement,
support or sympathy when needed. They'll give much, asking only
your appreciation in return. Looking into the tender eyes of
July-born, you may feel compelled to say "I love you." After
all, it's what these natives need to hear.