Cancer Zodiac Sign

Dates21 June – 22 July
SymbolThe Crab
MantraI Feel
PlanetMoon (Emotions, Moods)
PolarityYin (Negative, Female)
SeasonMid Summer
ColoursWhite, Grey, Cream
FlowersWhite Flowers
StonesMoonstone, Pearl
Cancer The Crab

Cancer is symbolised by the Crab and is the Sign of the home and are mothers of the Zodiac who are introverts with a tough exterior which protects their soft interior. Cancer is known for their need for security, love of the home and their nostalgia for the past.  Ruled by the Moon (Emotion, Moods & Mother) they are maternal, nurturing, empathetic and protective and make good parents. As Cardinal Signs, they are initiators indirectly in charge through emotional control having the ability to weigh up situations and boldly get exactly what they want from their partner.  Being a Water Sign, instinct and emotion drive their relationships and makes them sensitive, compassionate, reflective and imaginative. However, with these deep, intense intuition powers comes a fragility – they can take things to heart when their sensitive feelings get hurt.

Cancer Shadow Side

On the shadow side of Cancer, they can be some of the most neediest people. They often need constant emotional reassurance and feedback, they can also use emotions to blackmail people and can be emotionally manipulative.

Cancer Career Compatibility

Cancer have great new ideas and can often become leaders in their field – they are known to be leaders in the fashion industry and some of the best cooks. They also make good nurses as they can feel the pain others are experiencing.

Cancer Relationship Compatibility

Cancers love to be adored and crave commitment in a relationship and make excellent parents. Usually they are cautious not to show their vulnerabilities at the beginning of a relationship. When handled with care and respect, however, they blossom, give their all and are very loyal, devoted and determined to work things out. They will also fiercely protect and defend their loved ones. Known for their sensitivity, Cancers can be very sentimental when things are going well, yet if things get difficult, their sensitive feelings get hurt very quickly.

The most compatible Zodiac Signs with Cancer are generally considered to be Taurus, Virgo, Scorpio and Pisces and the least compatible Zodiac Signs Aries and Libra. However, as well as Sun Sign compatibility, other planetary connections also need to be taken into consideration to obtain a full picture of the astrology compatibility. If you would like to explore this further, please see our range of personal birth chart compatibility analysis reports available to order from this site.