By Natasha Effendy and Shay Azman
It’s Cancer season! You know what that means? A bunch of sensitive, overly emotional individuals-
Wait, scratch that. What was that all about? It seems like you don’t know them well enough, right? Well, let’s talk about the wonderful people that are Cancers. As of today, this may be your go-to guide to knowing people born between June 21 and July 22.
For starters, Cancer is a water sign. In other words, they belong to the same elemental category like Scorpio and Pisces. Being a water sign, Cancers are known to be rather in-tune with their emotions. They are particularly intuitive to great lengths, and they often base their judgement off what they feel. After all, they want to feel secure.
If you want somebody to decide quickly and effectively, then a Cancer is perfect for the job. However, that doesn’t stop other people from labelling Cancers as uncontrollably moody or just too much to handle. They can switch their emotions at the snap of a finger.
But there’s a reason for that! The planet that rules this zodiac sign is the Moon. In real life, it is the Moon that controls the movement of the inward and outward motion of the coastal tides. This is related to how the moon waxes and wanes in intermittent phases. Pretty ironic, isn’t it?
Another defining feature of Cancers would be their representative symbol – the crab. Very much like the crustacean, Cancers possess introverted tendencies; they tend to retreat into their shells whenever things get too much. They prefer to stick to their comfort zone, which is at home, surrounded by their families and loved ones.
At the same time, they would generally opt for intimate, yet deep connections with a handful of people. They do not like big crowds at all. On top of introversion, like the crab, Cancers may have a hard shell. According to Prep Scholar, “Cancers dislike small talk and can be difficult to approach at first, but once you get to know them, they’ll be a loyal friend for life.” And this brings us to our next point!
While they remain sensitive at heart, there are a number of benefits to a Cancerian personality. They are sympathetic and loyal to the people they hold close to their heart. Their emotional self-awareness does not only vibrate between such individuals but it extends to other people as well. Cancers have a gift; a knack for empathy. They will be there for you in times of pain and suffering.
Another positive trait would be how nurturing they can be. They will be the protective shield you’ve never asked for. This is also related to a Crab’s primal instinct to protect their homes. They really do care for you and there’s no denying it.
But even then, there are limits to their sensitivity. Most Cancers take many things personally and that may lead to “grudges” in layman terms. They will constantly think about it, reminding themselves about it too. Those grudges will potentially escalate into something more.
They will brood, some people might say. That’s what the shell is also for. The shells are basically a coping mechanism for them if they’re feeling distressed, angry or upset. If not, they will eventually lash out which results in sudden outbursts. In cases where their kindness isn’t reciprocated or when they don’t get what they want, they will turn sour. Petty, manipulative, insecure etc.
With that being said, now that you’ve got a clear gist of how Cancers are as people; let’s dive right into the specifics!
1. LOVE AND RELATIONSHIPS
If you want a family-oriented partner to marry and have kids with, go for a Cancer. If you want somebody who will love you and cherish you and care for you, go for a Cancer. As previously mentioned, they strongly value anyone close to them.
All a Cancer asks for, is that you treat them the same. They want just as much comfort and kindness they shower you with. They need someone who can understand their fluctuating emotions, even through physical contact. They want something long-term too, not all of that casual, superficial madness some people are into these days.
This is inherently connected with their desire for security, which is found in the mixture of shared routines, life responsibilities, and the many facets of traditional values. Hence, don’t turn your back on them and take them for granted.
2. FAMILIES AND FRIENDS
As mentioned earlier, it may be hard to affiliate yourself with a Cancer, but it is their permanent loyalty that makes it so worth it. Even though they have a small selection of friends, they will sincerely support, love and respect all their friends. Fun fact – they’re pretty good at keeping secrets! As they want to make memories and collect mementos with significant value, they will strive for a long-lasting friendship. Much of their time will be spent bonding with you.
Family-wise, Cancers can make great parents. They can be incredibly devoted to their own children and they certainly love the idea of a big, wholesome family! It’s the best form of security for them. Honestly, due to their intuition, they may even know what their kids are feeling. Very much like their friendships, they focus on the fulfilment of spending time together to brighten up their homes.
3. WEALTH AND CAREER
Once again, Cancers live for security. If the job or career opportunity ensures this, they would definitely go for it. As an employee, they will stick to their projects from start to finish and they are dedicated to their employers. Even if something will be compromised, such as their family time. Furthermore, they are skilled team-players and they have a penchant for managing time responsibly. Some of the qualities they may hold would be their creativity and self-sufficiency.
In terms of wealth, it’s safe to say that Cancers know how to manage their finances. They are fluid with their savings and they may choose to invest responsibly with it. This has earned them the reputation of being “thrifty”, while still remaining responsible with their resources. If they are the breadwinner of the family, they are known to keep tabs on how money is spent within their household.
The following are some examples of career prospects Cancers may find suited for them:
- Content editors
- Childcare workers
- Real-estate agents
- Interior designers
4. CANCERIAN HALL OF FAME
Below are a list of well-known big shots who are Cancers:
- Ariana Grande (26 June)
- Khloe Kardashian (27 June)
- Elon Musk (28 June)
- Lindsay Lohan (2 July)
- Tom Cruise (3 July)
- Post Malone (4 July)
- Tom Hanks (9 July)
- Kristen Bell (18 July)
- Selena Gomez (22 July)
After reading this article, hopefully you’ve learnt a thing or two about people who are born under the Cancer sign. To wrap things up, do take on a quiz that we came out with to find out how much of a Cancer you truly are!