People born between June 21 and July 22 have the sun sign Cancer. The typical characteristics of the sun in Cancer are as follows: he is nurturing, sensitive, compassionate, self-protective, he seeks security, he is loving, and he has a sense of humor. These characteristics reflect themes covered by the fourth house of domestic life, which Cancer rules. The fourth house covers our domestic life, how we were raised and might be raised (literally or figuratively) in our lives, and the emotions and memories from childhood that might color our current reality.
The qualities of Cancer
Deeply intuitive and sentimental, Cancer can be one of the hardest zodiac signs to get to know. Cancers are highly emotional and sensitive, and care deeply about family and home matters. Cancer is sympathetic and attached to the people he keeps close to him. People born with the Sun in Cancer are very loyal and able to empathize with the pain and suffering of others.
Cancers are therefore quick to help others, just as they are quick to avoid conflict, and rarely take advantage of close combat of any kind, always choosing to hit someone stronger, bigger or more powerful. than they imagine. When they are at peace with their life choices, the representatives of Cancer are happy and content to be surrounded by a loving family and harmony in their home.
Compassionate, often gentle, always deeply emotional, and able to make those around them laugh with their quirky or wacky sense of humor, you can count on the Cancers in your life to give you a shoulder to cry on.
The energy of Cancer wraps us in a warm blanket. He uses his deep well of empathy to connect with the people (and animals and plants) around him. This highly harmonized sign goes out of its way to make those around it feel deeply understood.
The sign of Cancer belongs to the Water element, just like Scorpio and Pisces. Guided by their emotions and their hearts, they may find it difficult to blend in with the world around them. Being ruled by the Moon, the phases of the lunar cycle delve into their inner mysteries and create fleeting emotional patterns that are beyond their control. As children, they don’t have enough coping and defense mechanisms for the outside world, and need to be approached with care and understanding, because that’s what they give back. Lack of patience or even love will manifest as mood swings later in life, or even selfishness, self-pity or manipulation.
Cancer’s intense connection to their emotions is not without its drawbacks, namely a tendency to be moody and abrupt when pushed around in a particularly sensitive and agitated state. Whether they’re pissed off or drowning in their feelings, often because they feel their generous nature has been taken advantage of, Cancerians will quickly withdraw into their shell. They may make a scathing remark before putting their phone on « do not disturb » and walking away. The cure for Cancer’s sourest moods is an opportunity to rest, recharge, and maybe even ruminate a bit before returning his compassionate heart to everyone he comes in contact with.
The care and attention Cancer gives is what they desperately need in return. He may forget his own desires for the sake of others, which can result in passive aggression and resentment over time. Cancer can bury its anger for months before breaking its claws. So instead of frankly asking you to put your socks in the laundry basket, Cancer may launch into a tearful tirade about how your mess shows you never really loved her. Communication is key!