June 21 to July 21
Originating from the constellation of Cancer, the fourth astrological sign in the zodiac is Cancer. Considered as a “feminine”, Cancer is a negative (introvert), yin sign. Cancer is one of the four cardinal sign and is also considered as a water sign. As Cancer is the fourth zodiac sign, it is associated with the astrological 4th house. The planet Moon is also considered to be the ruler of this star sign. Individuals who are born from June 21 to July 22 are all considered to be Cancer individuals. This is according to the western zodiac or also known as the tropical zodiac.
As Cancer is associated with the astrological 4th house, Cancer individuals are more likely to be associated with their home and family, imagination, conservation and everything that cycle. There are certain Greek myths which are also closely related to the astrological sign Cancer. The Lernaean Hydra and the mythical figure of Perseus are both closely associated with Cancer.
Cancer Zodiac Symbol
The astrological symbol for Cancer is a crab. Crabs are able to run or walk sideways. Similarly, Cancer individuals can at times “move around” in life, in an indirect manner. Also, crabs’ body is covered by their hard shell. Therefore, Cancer individuals usually are sensitive, self-protected, and when hurt, they usually hide in themselves.
Cancer Personality Traits
There are several personality traits which astrologers usually closely relate to the respective astrological sign. The personality traits which are assigned to Cancer individuals are loyal, wise, warm, romantic, loving, sympathetic, caring, generous, patriotic, sincere, purposeful, emotional, devious and depressive. Besides personality traits, astrologers have also assigned the various physical traits for the respective astrological star signs.
Because Cancer individuals keep their problems within them, it is hard for anyone to understand what they are going through. When they are hurt or sad, they usually will not confide in anyone. This will only cause Cancer individuals to be silent and moody. Cancer individuals have the ability to know how one feels and they care greatly for them. They are also sensitive, gentle and they hurt very easily; therefore, one must always treat them with extreme care as they are fragile beings.
The native of Cancer sign is emotional, sensitive to the environment and often to atmospheric changes.
Romantic, sentimental and sometimes naive, the one born in the zodiac of Cancer can be easily fooled by some people who claim that they have trouble to get his help.
The native of the zodiac Cancer loves his home a lot, but he also likes traveling. He has something of a nomad in him, as long as he always has a place of his own, where he can rest.
The Cancer man is the most romantic and tender man in the whole Zodiac. When he loves, the Cancer man does it without reservation.
In general, Cancer man wants women who have the same character traits as him: indulgence, tenderness, romance. Often, the Cancer man chooses a partner who seems to dominate him.
Without being very passionate, the Cancer woman is looking for a partner to love, and to be faithful to. There are great sacrifices for the choice of the heart, sometimes in secret.
If there are dissonant aspects in the natal horoscope, the Cancer woman will have a nervous and capricious nature. Do not try to make her ironic if she keeps some objects from childhood, because she is very fond of them!
Cancer Physical Traits
Physical traits which Cancer individuals possess are brown hair, tan complexion, well-defined face, average or below average height, athletic body and short legs. Having an athletic body, this builds up the confidence of Cancer individuals and allows them to be strong people. They are also known to possess a well proportioned body which compliments both the upper and lower body giving them a rather attractive athletic look.
Professions Suitable for Cancer
Cancer individuals possess abilities which allow them to fit in a range of careers. Because they are interested in the thinking of other people, they might do well being politicians, writers or journalists. They also might do well in the public sector with careers such as nursing and welfare. They too make good housekeepers and chefs due to their love of comfort and good living.
Lucky Days for Cancer
Those born under the star sign of Cancer can consider their birth dates amongst the luckiest of days for themselves. Those born between the dates of 22nd of June and 29th of June can consider the days of the new moon as their luckiest. Those born between June 30th and July 7th can consider the second quarter of the moon as their luckiest and those born between July 8th and about July 17th can consider the time of the full moon to be their luckiest. Lastly, those born between the dates of July 18th to July 23rd can consider the moon’s fourth quarter related time as their luckiest.
Lucky Color for Cancer
The color silver is mostly associated with the star sign of Cancer.
Zodiac Signs Compatible with Cancer
Cancer is known to be compatible with certain astrological signs of the same element. This includes Pisces and Scorpio. Taurus is also often considered to be good with Cancer.
Cancer-Aries: low compatibility
Both signs are very different in nature and this shows in the relationship. Cancer characterized by its sensitivity and its annoying approach to Aries that recognizes a marked independence, even so, more than once accepts the containment of Cancer especially in difficult times. It is the instinct of preservation and physical action.
Cancer-Taurus: excellent compatibility
It is a totally end relationship. Cancer receives the necessary protection from its partner when it enters crisis. Taurus is a bit stubborn fully supports the need for warmth of home that Cancer needs. So this lets pass one of the whims of your partner. Respect for individualities allows a deep relationship.
Cancer-Gemini: acceptable compatibility
There is no compatibility in this relationship. The depth and sensitivity of Cancer have nothing to do with the duality and mental attitude that tends to rationalize and minimize everything, of Gemini. The relationship is very difficult, only love and communication will allow the continuation of this relationship.
Cancer-Cancer: good compatibility
Both signs share the same regent – The Moon – so they will be equal in their sensitivity and susceptibility. The two can share the deepest desires, but more than once the outbursts of one deeply hurt the partner, which can lead to very long periods of anger and introspection.
Cancer-Leo: acceptable compatibility
The components of this relationship are totally opposite but nevertheless they can complement each other very well. Cancer will be able to organize his life thanks to Leo’s command power and organizational capacity, although he with his outbursts can hurt his partner very deeply. Passive and receptive cancer, abides by the provisions of your partner.
Cancer-Virgo: excellent compatibility
In this relationship Cancer sees things through perception while Virgo does it through analysis, so the contact offers a lot of learning for both. Mood swings will be the responsibility of Cancer and changes of opinion will be in charge of Mercury.
Cancer-Libra: low compatibility
In this relationship the signs are very badly placed, yet what they have in common is the need for dependence and to cling to situations or people. Cancer can be bothered by the comfort of Libra and he is bothered by the excessive sensitivity of Cancer, who always tries to satisfy his partner.
Cancer-Scorpio: excellent compatibility
This relationship is marked by compatibility, where the love that arises between the two will be very passionate and intense. Cancer is fascinated by the passion that Scorpio develops in each of his acts, and Scorpio loves the capacity for containment and affection that his partner gives him. The relationship can flow naturally.
Cancer Sagittarius: low compatibility
As for this relationship they do not have much in common. While Cancer prefers the family, since his feelings, strong enough, lead him to a great attachment to his loved ones, his partner enjoys his freedom by avoiding home life. The relationship can thrive if they integrate the emotional and intellectual path.
Cancer-Capricorn: good compatibility
While they are opposites complement each other very well, Cancer has what his partner needs to move forward and he has what it takes to achieve Cancer’s happiness. He has sensitivity and love to accompany the characteristic organization of Capricorn at every step. Cancer brings intimacy and Capricorn the ambition to reach the goal.
Cancer-Aquarius: low compatibility
This relationship has no compatible natures. On the one hand Cancer lives emotionally attached to everything, including the family, while Aquarius needs to feel free and totally detached from any situation or person in order to develop. It is the mixture of the traditional with the novelty, it is the conservation and renovation.
Cancer-Pisces: excellent compatibility
This relationship is excellent since compatibility is full. Each one knows what the other needs and they help each other. They enjoy a very good intimacy. Both Cancer and Pisces constantly seek privacy, secrets and enjoy the reserved space, as a family.
Birthstone for Cancer
Birthstone recommended for Cancer are Agate, Moonstone, Opal, Pearls. Mother of Pearl, Blue Chalcedony, Emerald and Ruby.