Cancer is the fourth sign of the zodiac and is associated with the Cancer constellation. People who are born between June 201t to July 22nd are Cancer born people. It is a water sign and is also a cardinal sign. The Cancer Zodiac Sign is symbolized by the Crab with its sharp claws.

It is believed that the symbol of the crab is derived from the myth of ‘Karkinos’, the giant crab, who had harassed Heracles while he was fighting Hydra.

The Cancer people are said to be extremely intuitive and are sentimental. So much so that it is believed that the Cancers is that sign in the zodiac whom it is very difficult to know.  They are sensitive and deeply care about their home and family. To the Cancer born people, home, loved ones and creatures’ comfort matters more than anything else.

These are helpful people who will go out of their ways to help others and they avoid conflicts like anything. This is the very characteristics which make them quiet and very reserved about their feelings and they do not rock the boat on any issues.

At the outset, there could be times when they do not appear to be overtly ambitious, but deep inside they are profoundly ambitious and eager to make it big in the world. as Bosses they are extremely caring about their co workers and at the same time a little dominating too.

Their lives are more often than not, affected by their mood swings and will often get annoyed and depressed for no apparent reasons.

The Cancer born people generally stay loyal and true to their mates, showering them with love, affection and gifts.  They make great parents too and bring them up well.

Zodiac Signs
Aries Taurus Gemini
Cancer Leo Virgo
Libra Scorpio Sagittarius
Capricorn Aquarius Pisces
Cancer Traits
Cancer Man Traits Cancer Woman Traits


The Sign of Water – Cancer

Cancer is the water sign and is ruled by the Moon. The water sign represents emotions. Cancer characteristics are cold and are symbolized by the Crab. They are people who are possessive by nature, yet caring nurturing and at times dominating.

The Cancer Zodiac represents tenacity, kindness, devotion and also resentment, untruthfulness and also unpredictability and laziness.

Since they represent water sign, their mood too is affected by tides and by the cycle of moon.

The Characteristics that Cancer possess –

  • Loyal
  • Caring
  • Dependable
  • Responsive
  • Adaptable
  • Moody
  • Possessive
  • Selfish
  • Narcissistic
  • Over sensitivity

The Positive Traits of Cancer

The Cancer born people are extremely sensitive and very deeply related to their family and relationships. They love spending time with their families and tend to overlook many things to keep their family together.  They are extremely loyal people and if not hurt badly or dealt a bad deal, tends to remain so.

They are extremely romantic too; however their romance is amply peppered with passiveness and can cause combustion if they do not find things to their likings. They believe in providing all comforts and things to the people they love and care about.

The Negative Traits of Cancer

One of the biggest negative traits of the Cancer born is that they just get into their own shells when they come across a problem and do not want to come out till a decision is reached by the universe. They do not want to face trouble and do not want o rock the boat.

The other negative trait plaguing the Cancer persona is their unpredictability. One never knows how a Cancer born react or what may trigger off the Cancer born people’s reactions.

They are also people who tend to feel sorry about them. They tend to be jealous of others success and selfish too and their pessimism and feeling sorry for themselves affects others also.

Cancer Personality Traits Redefined

    • Loyal – The Cancer born people being extremely emotional are also terribly loyal people.  Once if they are committed or attached to certain things, they tend to remain loyal to them and stand by their commitments throughout their lives.


    • Caring – The Cancer born being loyal and emotional makes for extremely caring partners, parents, sons or bosses. They look after the small nitty gritties of the people they care about and remember those too.


    • Dependable – These are extremely dependable people who will stand you in good stead. Not only will they see a project through completion as an employee or taking ownership; in personal life also they remain completely dependable for every other thing. These people can be trusted blindly at all situations.


    • Responsive – The Cancer born people are responsive. They respond to any plea for aid or help to the best of their abilities and thus remain open of the most trusted people to look forward to.


    • Adaptable – Being of the flowing water sign, and not being rigid; the Cancer born people are flexible and adaptable to the extreme. They remain flexible and adapt themselves to all kind of situations.


    • Moody – These people are, if nothing else extremely temperamental.  With the Cancers one can never be sure when their mood is undergoing a swing or what reasons. This makes them appear volatile and temperamental and unpredictable too.


    • Possessive – When it comes to marking their territories, the cancer born people can be very fast and most possessive amongst all signs. In love and in materialistic assets, these are very possessive people. They are touchy about other people using their things and also about people they care about.


    • Selfish – The Cancer born people can often be viewed as selfish and self centred. It is their nature of sticking to themselves or being particular about their own things that makes them appear so, though at other times they are extremely caring and loving people.


    • Narcissistic – The Cancer born people are narcissistic. They love themselves sometimes more than anything else and their activities all reflect their self love and self obsession.


    • Over sensitivity – Despite appearing to be hard from outside, the Cancer born people are really suckers for emotions. They are by nature sensitive and find it difficult to handle rejection, failure or hurt.


The Strengths and Weaknesses that Cancer Traits Possess

In Human Resource, there is a term called SWOT analysis. The full form of SWOT is strength, weakness, Opportunities and Threats. Leaving aside the threat and opportunities, let us take a look at what are the strength and weakness of the Cancer born people.. Let us also see what are the five strength and weaknesses that Aries possess.

The Strength Analysis –

Cancer has multiple strength area which makes them stand out from rest of the other sun signs. Let us have a look at what are those –

  • Caring
  • Responsible
  • Trustworthy
  • Dependable
  • Adaptable

They are extremely caring individuals with great sense of responsibility for family members and people who matter to them.  They possess a large heart and can walk an extra mile for their loved ones.

The Weakness Analysis-

Sometimes certain of the strength can turn into weakness in a character if used too much. With Cancer too it can be the same. Let us take a look at the weaknesses –

  • Temperamental
  • Self absorbed
  • Selfish
  • Self apathy
  • Contradictory

The Cancer are most affected by their frequent mood swings. They can also sink into depression for apparently no reason. It is difficult for anyone to judge exactly what they want. Often probably they do not know it themselves.

The Cancer Nature

The Cancer born people are extremely emotional and sentimental people. They are probably the most mysterious people in the whole zodiac family and people have a difficult time understanding them. they have a contradiction in trying to seek security, pattern yet a sense of adventure and the unorthodox.

Their temperaments dictate their emotions. They can either be supremely helpful and caring or they can be extremely nonchalant and slipshod in attitude. Like the Crab’s exterior, they tpo maintain a tough exterior which is difficult to crack.

They do not forget easily and latch on to everything and every wrong that has ever been done to them.

They seek to woo and romance people whose characters are almost direct contrast to them.  once enamored, they generally remain true to their mates and seldom venture out.

Cancer born people are also terribly intuitive in nature and often understand things without even uttering a word.  Baseless and shallow talk does not interest them.

The Cancer born are people who do not like to boss around and are quite dominating, though they keep it well hidden.

They make fantastic parents and love their children above and everything else.

Cancer Career Graph

Cancer born though does not appear to be ambitious at the outset, are actually terribly so deep inside. These people are suited for the top jobs and corporate positions. They are absolutely competent in handling top positions with great ease.

These people have an inborn flair for learning a great many things and always come to a meeting completely prepared.

However there are times when the moods of the Cancers can be low and thus they get into their shell and refuse to face the world.

Because of their sensitivity and creativity the Cancer can shine in the creative lines as well and also because they are intuitive and almost cunning they can do well in sales, finances, banking etc.  Their caring nature also makes them good doctors and caregivers.

Cancer Finance Graph

To a Cancer born monetary benefit and security are the most important things in a career.  Reaching the top these people will earn money easily; but more easily will they spend it. Though there are lots of Cancer born people who are not as big spenders. They would rather save their money and see to its growth.

Cancer Friends and Family Graph

As mentioned earlier, the Cancer born are fantastic parents and these are also people whose world revolves around their family and loved ones. They are inordinately sentimental and to them the family, children and sentiments are most important.

As father or mother they will be deeply attached to their child and as a child the Cancer born will be obedient and well behaved.

The Cancer born people are some of the best to have as friends as these people will always lend a hand. They will be loyal to their friends and will socialize often. They, can however be moody and temperamental and be hurt with a slight incident.

Cancer Love/ Marriage Graph

The Cancer makes excellent lovers and partners. When they love, they love with all of themselves and shower their loved ones with kind words and gifts too. They also love without a care in the world. But when the love sours, it becomes a burden to them.

The Cancer avoids people who are dominating, shallow and are ambitious. They will show their sensitivity without even thinking but equally alarming will be their possessiveness in such relationships. These people can be very demanding in these close relationships as they often feel insecure. Cancer men can be the most loyal amongst all people in the zodiac.

Cancer Health Graph

Cancerian born people often suffer from indigestion of gastric problems. Thus they need to have very light diet and consume lot of fruits. Since the digestive system will be a problem they should drink lots of water and should also avoid alcoholic drinks.

Quick Facts Cancer Sign
Lucky Numbers 7, 16, 25, 34, 43, 52, 61.
Birthstone / Lucky Stone Ruby or Onyx
Lucky Color White, Silver, Smoky Grey, Silvery Blue and Green
Ruling Planet The Moon
Lucky Days Monday and Thursday
Favorable Months March, May June, August
Unfavorable Months February, September, July, December
Most compatible with Scorpio, Pisces, Taurus, Virgo
Special Qualities Caring, Understanding, Homely, affectionate
Weaknesses Temperamental, clinging
Suitable Profession Home essentials, Furnishings, Running a hotel, production, creative aspects
Energy Signs Yin
Health Problems Stomach, Digestion, Reproductive Organs
Incompatible with Aries, Leo, Sagittarius, Gemini
Represented by The Crab
Some Famous Cancer Lionel Messi, Malala Yousafzai, Michael Phelps, Tom Hanks, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Franz Kafka, Nelson Mandela, Helen Keller


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