Cancer, the fourth Sign of the Zodiac, is all about home. Those born under this Sign are ‘roots’ kinds of people and take great pleasure in the comforts of home and family. Cancers are maternal, domestic and love to nurture others. More than likely, their family will be large, too -the more, the merrier! Cancers will certainly be merry if their home life is serene and harmonious. Traditions are upheld with great zest in a Cancer’s household, since these folks prize family history and love communal activities. They also tend to be patriotic, waving the flag whenever possible. A Cancer’s good memory is the basis for stories told around the dinner table, and don’t be surprised if these folks get emotional about things to boot. Those born under this Sign wear their heart on their sleeve, which is just fine by them. The mascot of Cancerians is the Crab, and much like this shelled little critter, Cancerians are quick to retreat into their shells if it suits their mood. No wonder these folks are called crabby! For Cancer, it’s not that big of a deal, though, since they consider this ‘shell’ a second home (and they do love home).
The flip side of this hiding is that shell-bound Crabs are often quite moody. Further, in keeping with their difficulty in sharing their innermost feelings, it can become a Herculean task to pry a Crab out of its secret hiding place. What to do? Give the Crab time — eventually these folks will come out to play again. When they do, they’ll be the first to say so, in keeping with the Cardinal Quality attached to this Sign. It’s said that Crabs are first to laugh and first to cry, so you can bet they’ll fill you in. That shell, by the way, isn’t the only tough thing about Crabs. These folks are tenacious and strong-willed and like to get their way. If their well-documented kindness and gentleness doesn’t do the trick, however, they’re not above using emotional manipulation to make things happen. If that still doesn’t work, they’ll just go back to their shell and sulk, or find a way to get back at the source of their pain, since Crabs can be rather vindictive. That said, any self-respecting Crab would tell you that they are ultimately motivated by protecting their home and loved ones, a most noble goal. Cancerians are ruled by the Moon, the Great Mother of the heavens in ancient times. Here on Earth, this is manifested in the Crab’s maternal instincts and desire to protect home and hearth. This may appear smothering at times, but that’s the Crab for you. The Moon is associated with fertility, too, a quality which is most pleasing to Cancerians. The Moon is also the ruler of moods, and Cancers have plenty of those.
These folks can cry you a river if they’re so inclined, and they usually are. They can be overly sensitive, easily hurt and prone to brooding. Even so, Crabs find it easy to be sympathetic to others and are quick to show their affection. Their intuition is also a great help to them, especially in times of stress. The Element associated with Cancer is Water. Like the rolling waves of the sea, the Crab’s emotions can make quite a splash. These folks tend to pick up on things and bring them in, with the outward result ranging from sentimentality to possessiveness. Crabs need to resist the temptation to become selfish or to feel sorry for themselves, since this behavior won’t help. On the bright side, Cancers are good with money (although some consider them too thrifty), probably because they value a sense of security. Crabs are also quick to help others and tend to avoid confrontation. In keeping with their nurturing bent, those born under this Sign are a whiz with food. A hearty picnic on the Fourth of July is heaven on earth to most Crabs. Cancers often find that a robust workout session is just the tonic for their touchy feelings. Team sports are always nice, since they offer a sense of community; water polo should be elemental to aquatic Crabs. What are their team colors? The Moon is silver and white. Since Cancerians have a tendency to be lazy, however, they may need someone to push them out the door. When it comes to the game of love, eager Crabs are devoted, romantic and able to get things going on their own. Crabs are wise to listen to their gut, since this Sign rules the stomach. The great strength of the Cancer-born is the tenacity with which they protect their loved ones. These folks don’t ask for much, either: a comfortable home and sense of peace about sums it up. It’s that nurturing instinct which makes Cancerians a pleasure to be with.
Cancer Man Personality: Positive Traits
The Cancerian’s most positive point is his understanding nature. On the whole, he is a loving and sympathetic person. He would never go out of his way to hurt anyone. The Cancer man or woman is often very kind and tender; they give what they can to others. They hate to se others suffering and will do what they can to help someone in less fortunate circumstances than themselves. They are often very concerned about the world. Their interest in people generally foes beyond that of just their own families and close friends; they have a deep sense of brotherhood and respect humanitarian values. The Cancerian means what he says, as a rule; he is honest about his feelings. The Cancer man or woman is a person who knows the art of patience. When something seems difficult, he is willing to wait until the situation become manageable again. He is a person who knows how to bide his time. The Cancerian knows how to concentrate on one thing at a time. When he has made his mind up he generally sticks with what he does, seeing it through to the end. The Cancerian is a person who loves his home. He enjoys being surrounded by familiar things and the people he loves. Of all the signs, Cancer is the most maternal. Even the men born under this sign often have a motherly or protective quality about the,. They like to take care of people in the their family-to see that they are well loved and well provided for. They are usually loyal and faithful. Family ties mean a lot to the Cancer man or woman. Parents and in-laws are respected and loved. The Cancerian has a strong sense of tradition. He is very sensitive to the moods of others.
Cancer Man Personality: Negative Traits
Sometimes the Cancerian finds it rather hard to face life. It becomes too much for him. He can be a little timid and tiring, when things don’t go too well. When unfortunate things happen, he is apt to just shrug and say, “Whatever will be will be.” He can be fatalistic to a fault. The uncultivated Cancerian is a bit lazy. He doesn’t have very much ambition. Anything that seems a bit difficult he’ll gladly leave to others. He may be lacking in initiative. Too sensitive, when he feels he’s been injured, he’ll crawl back into his shell and nurse his imaginary wounds. The Cancer woman often is given to crying when the smallest thing goes wrong. Some Cancerians find it difficult to enjoy themselves in environments outside their homes. They make heavy demands on others, and need to be constantly reassured that they are loved.
Cancer Man in Relationship : Boyfriend
The Cancerian man is home-loving, gentle and sincere. He responds deeply to life and to every change in emotion or feelings around him. His goodness far excels his weaker, depressive side which can get unbearable and drown an affair in melancholy. His moods can be touchy, he can be as snappy as an alligator and he takes everything too personally, fearing rejection. Yet on the surface he will play the extrovert, be flirtatious, the lunatic every one loves at the all-night party.
A Crab man is overtly sentimental. He will take a long time to pluck up enough courage to phone you, until he is sure in his Crab-like way he can move in for love. He might seem mildly indifferent: playing guessing games about his true motives with you when he first takes you out to dinner.
He loves food, and if you offer him breakfast in bed he might just agree to scrambling the eggs himself. This man needs smothering with affection, and sexually can be languid and lazy when it suits him, especially once he feels secure in a relationship. Typical of Water signs, he feeds on gentle rhythms, quiet arousal and delicate love-making.
Don’t ever mention your past boyfriends because he will see vivid mental movies about where you have been, and who you have been with. Cancerians are very possessive, and if you mention ex-partners, he will wallow in self-pity for days.
Don’t ever look at anyone once you’re married. You are collected, part of his acquisitions and his very personal private collection. Cancer men hide out in the dark corners of pubs, or at the edge of the incrowd. If they use their extrovert shell to cover up their weaker personality they can be awkward to spot. Sometimes they hover in the wings, hiding from possible failure, appearing as confident and convincing as any fire sign. But around the full moon you can usually spot them when they become touchy and moody, not at all like any Fire Sign!
He is easily flattered, and often gullible in the face of a strong protective woman. He has a cheeky, little-boy-lost appeal that he takes to parties in his search for the perfect soul-mate, and he needs one desperately for all his apparent self-confidence and arrogant manner. It’s misleading. Beneath that gregarious shell is a soft heart. There will only ever be one woman at a time for a Cancerian man – at least you can be assured of that.
Cancer Man in Love
Emotions play a very important role in the lives of Cancerians. Although naturally defensive and afraid of being hurt, they put their hearts and souls into relationships and are faithful, loving and loyal partners.
Cancerians crave the security of being near the one they love. Softhearted and also highly emotional, Cancerian feelings are never far from the surface, particularly when it comes to romance.
There are no half measures when Cancerians fall in love; they really do fall hook, line and sinker. Because of their need for permanent partnerships, Cancerians are not at all interested in light-hearted flirtations. Without some love in their lives, Cancerians feel unfulfilled and unhappy.
Cancerians are very faithful indeed, and they expect the same loyalty in return. They lavish much love and affection on their partners, but they can sometimes be so caring that they become overprotective and very possessive. Indeed, their loved ones can sometimes feel so though they are being suffocated, to the extent that they have no life of their own. They often find it very hard to say goodbye at the end of a relationship, and sometimes choose to suffer consequences of painful meetings rather than let go.
The Chaucerian heart is filled with emotions but they will only expose them very gradually. Faithful and loyal, Concertinas think carefully before committing themselves to anyone, lest their emotional security is threatened and their trust broken.
Cancer Man Friendship
The Cancer person often makes an admirable friend. The stronger, more vital Cancer type loves friendship, for they love to give and to serve. They danger in Cancer friendships lies in their ability to absorb the object of their interest. Such a friendship can become demanding and too enveloping, so that there is no equality, but rather a burden on one side and a dead weight on the other. But it has been said that Cancer people of the active type have a fine capacity for friendship, but in the light of this criticism, one wonders how?
The vigorous Cancer type is idealistic and inspiring. They draw people to them by a sensitivity that proclaims itself both willing to give and to receive. They may prove thin-skinned and easily insulted, but these people blossom delightfully in an atmosphere of sympathy and sincere helpfulness.
Cancer Man in Career
The Cancer person, unless of the aggressive type, is not good as an active partner in a business. He might possibly make a silent prater.
The aggressive type has some virtues as a partner, and as many faults. On the negative side of the ledger, they are indecisive people, moody, irritable and exacting. They cling to old methods, and are unprogressive. They change their moods, but they are unwilling to change their methods. On the positive side of the ledger, they have a natural comprehension of business, and a good deal of business acumen. They are persistent. They have a nice understanding of finances, and really enjoy business routine. They are cooperative in daily occurrences, sympathetic, and have a sense of the dramatic.
On the whole, the aggressive Cancer type, if balanced by some one with initiative, makes a satisfactory business partner.
Cancer Man as a Husband
The husband of this group loves his home, but is exacting, fussy and inclined to be critical and faultfinding. The recessive Cancer man is so passive, lazy and self-indulgent that he often goes so far as to marry for money or position, in fact for any reason that will bring him ease, established position and domestic comfort. Since this kind of man is persistent and agreeable when he chooses to be, it is often possible for him to attain his ambition.
Any Cancer husband, whether of one type or another, spends more time in his home than other men. He has a deeply traditional love for the home and family, and has many of the same qualities in his nature that are imputed to the Cancer woman. The moodiness, changeability, sentimentality and effusiveness can be understood in a woman‘s nature, but translated to a man, these qualities are not inspiring, especially in large doses, administered domestically.
The Cancer husband means to be devoted, and his whole mind is wrapped up in his wife and family, but his disposition is such that these feelings are translated into exacting demands for service and constant interference in the home routine. Nothing satisfies him; he can always find some thing to criticize or complain about, and the most affectionate family feels the burden of this intensely possessive spirit. These men are very sensual and seek constant erotic stimulation. They are usually faithful enough, if their desires are liaisons is too difficult for the Cancer man. He is rater timid, and abhors danger. Therefore while his senses might lead him astray, he is unwilling to be involved in complications that require effort to sustain.