Sentimental Cancer loves gifts that have personal meaning. Handmade items always delight, whether it’s a finger painting, angora sweater or mincemeat pie. This sign also has a special affinity for silver — a monogrammed hand mirror or picture frame would be very well received. Since Crabs have an affinity for liquids of all kinds, a special bottle of wine, a fancy cappuccino maker, or a shiny tea kettle are also good possibilities. And don’t forget that these Moon children love the domestic arts — a cookbook specializing in comfort food is another sure winner.
As you open your door, your friends shout “surprise!” It’s your birthday and they’ve got an all-you night planned. As you squeeze between co-workers you barely know, they start projecting a PowerPoint featuring your naked baby pictures, every bad hairdo and ugly date you’ve ever had, plus your fat phase.
Here’s the chance to try that cozy little Italian place with the private tables and candles on every table. A calm atmosphere and their favorite comfort foods set the stage for romance. Try to avoid crowded concert events with them, as they’re easily overwhelmed by chaos and could retreat behind their shell. You’ll know things are going well when the Cancer finally invites you into the sanctity of their home, and that’s when you’ll begin to see their true self emerge.
What we love about Cancer
Nurturing and protective, Cancer loves to take care of people and make everyone feel at home.
Why Cancer drives us nuts
Sensitive Cancer can take things personally, overreact and get upset at the drop of a hat. Mood swings are no fun to be around!
You stand proud and strong as you guide The Chariot on your card, steering a steady course and rising above life’s conflicts. Even though Cancers seek security, you also love the freedom of the open road where you can use your highly-developed intuition to win the race.
The Cancer woman can be overemotional, self-pitying, and overanxious to please. She typically has mother issues, suffers from psychological abuse, and may act out in rebellious or promiscuous ways. She has difficulty establishing boundaries with friends and romantic partners in particular, and she is given to melancholy and fits of hysteria. A certain “lunacy,” named after her ruling Moon (Luna), can plague the female Crab.
The Cancer man feels overly responsible. He may live in a fantasy world, more of a dreamer than a doer. As a pretender, he can fall prey to pretension. A role player, he can be overly sycophantic. In relationships, he can be needy. He often suffers from dissociative feelings, a sense he is a phony or a fraud not in touch with his truest goals, feelings, or desires. He can be reclusive if not agoraphobic.
Females in feminine signs (earth, water) are aligned with the gender polarity of their sign and thus embody the quality-element combination of the sign. Cancer woman is a wellspring of feeling and sentiment, and a primal source of nurturing energy.
Males in feminine signs (earth, water) are not aligned with the gender polarity of the sign and thus enact instead of embody the quality-element combination of the sign. Cancer man, therefore isn’t a wellspring of emotion, but rather he seeks to elicit emotional responses from others. Particularly in love relationships, Cancer wants to be carried away by a partner’s deepest feelings.
Cancer will always be most comfortable at home, close to family, familiar things, and dear friends.