Cancer season extends from June 21 to July 22, representing the fourth sign of the zodiac.
The resilient crab symbolizes the Cancer zodiac sign.
However, don’t let their hard outer shells fool you.
Underneath that tough exterior is a soft and emotional Cancer — quite like the other water signs, Pisces and Scorpio.
Cancers make great friends and lovers, and if you’ve got one in your life, you should stay tuned to learn more about them!
What are Cancers known for?
One feature that’s common to Cancers is their deep emotions.
However, don’t mistake them for cry babies. They just seem to feel things a little more deeply. That’s what makes them such great lovers and friends.
Cancers display emotional intelligence because they’re in tune with their feelings. When they love, they love hard and show incredible loyalty.
If a Cancer has your back, you can count on them. They’re ready to ride into battle for causes they hold dear.
Even so, blindly riding into battle doesn’t always turn out great for Cancers.
They may underestimate their strength and get crushed when challenging a larger opponent.
5 curious facts about Cancers.
The heart rules Cancers just like their water sign counterparts Pisces and Scorpio. It’s not unusual to find Cancers deeply passionate about things and people that matter to them.
The tenacious crab represents the Cancer zodiac. Like the crab, they save their soft interior for people they trust. If you’ve seen a Cancer’s tears or they’ve been vulnerable around you, it’s because they trust you.
Cancer is ruled by the moon. Hence, just as the moon changes with the lunar cycle, a Cancer’s emotions can bounce around too. Add their changing moods to their water sign sensitivity; it becomes a lot to deal with. If you have a Cancer in your corner, be sure to extend some extra care to them because they need it.
Cancer lies between the Gemini and Leo constellations. It’s the fourth zodiac. People born as one sign transitions into another are called cusps. Thus, people born between June 18 and June 24 are called Gemini-Cancer Cusps, while those born between July 19 and July 25 are called Cancer-Leo Cusps.
Who should Cancers marry?
When it comes to relationships, Cancers may take some time to show their feelings.
They need security from their partner to show emotions.
A Cancer is often willing to do anything for a lover. Sadly, that may set them up for selfish partners.
Once committed, Cancers may bend over backward to satisfy their partner’s needs.
All Cancers want is someone to build a home with. They often require affection and attention from their partner. When they feel neglected, that can seriously dampen their mood.
Capricorn and Taurus are the most compatible signs with Cancer. Other compatible signs with Cancer include Pisces, Scorpio, and Virgo.
What is a Cancer’s weakness?
Cancers’ fluctuating emotions can be one of their greatest weaknesses. Nonetheless, they maintain a tough exterior, so you may not know how they feel.
When poked in their sensitive state, Cancers may explode from pent-up emotions.
It can be tough to figure out what’s going on in their head if they’re yet to reveal their vulnerable side to you.
Cancers crave affection. That can make them come off as clingy. However, that’s simply a reflection of their extreme loyalty, as Cancers are willing to go to any lengths for their loved ones.
Unfortunately, those lengths include lying if they think that’ll help keep their love interest from walking away.
Since Cancers are so loyal, they expect loyalty in return.
When hurt, they may forgive but never truly let things go. Instead, Cancers may retreat into their shell to nurse their wounds.
Can Cancers keep a secret?
A nickname for Cancers is the secret keepers of the zodiac.
When a Cancer loves you, they stay completely loyal, including keeping your secrets.
Trust them never to kiss and tell.
They make amazing friends because they’re generous and empathetic too.
Fun facts about famous Cancers.
There are so many influential Cancers around the world. Here are some notable personalities you probably didn’t know are Cancers:
- Business tycoon and the world’s richest man, Elon Musk, is a Cancer. He was born on June 28, 1971.
- Princess Diana was a Cancer, and her birthday was on July 1, 1961. She was loved for her kindness and philanthropic efforts.
- Tom Cruise, born on July 3, 1962, is a Cancer and a Hollywood bigwig. He performs daredevil stunts himself in his action movie roles.
- Lana Del Rey, known for her distinctive voice and sultry music, is a Cancer. She was born on June 21, 1985.
- The 14th Dalai Lama, Tibetan highest spiritual leader, is a Cancer. He was born on July 6, 1935.
- Showing bravery far beyond her years is notable Cancer, Malala Yousafzai. Born on July 12, 1997, she’s the youngest Nobel Peace Prize winner for her fight for the right to an education for girls.
Cancers may have a tough shell, but they’re really soft on the inside.
Their mood swings and need for affection may come off as overbearing.
However, having a Cancer in your corner is worth it because they are passionate lovers.
They will fight for causes they believe in and people they love.
Consider showing some extra love to the Cancers around you.