This is the most sentimental sign, so be sure to write about a special day from your past. You may even want to start a journal for him or her and write about them every day in it. Start by reminiscing about your first date, how you felt the very first time you laid eyes on him or her. Keep writing in it from here on out and allow him or her to take a peak whenever they want. This will be a gift Cancer cherishes.
You love to care for the downtrodden, and in the process, you often overlook your own needs. Your beauty routine is likely minimal, if anything. Luckily, Cancers have physical features that stand out: emotive eyes, chiseled bone structure and good proportions. Your beauty is of the librarian-letting-her-hair-down variety. You present yourself as a sensible caregiver, but underneath you’re an emotional and sexual person. When you allow yourself a decadent moment, you love to luxuriate in a bubble bath and loofah yourself into oblivion. Your beauty comes from your generosity, your sympathetic nature and your honest self-image. And when you open your arms to give the world a warm hug, you become an absolute knockout.
Those with the Sun in Cancer have a changeable nature, which makes them something of an enigma, even with those closest to them. They’re ruled by the Moon, and are similarly known to glow brightly one moment, and hide their faces the next. A highly emotional sign, they can sink into a mood and fully inhabit it, so that it seems to permeate the atmosphere around them.
The Cancer imagination is so vivid that it’s like they’re watching home movies inside their heads. For them, every life experience can be replayed again and again in Technicolor, and the same internal landscape revisited. This is the raw material for both creative genius, and the tendency to get stuck in emotional eddies. And because they’re psychic sponges, they need plenty of space to unravel the little dramas of the day, or they’ll get cranky.
The Cancer has a tender heart, but you might not see it at first behind the cool exterior. Once you’re allowed inside the circle of trust, you’ll start to know why they’re called the “mother” of the Zodiac. Both men and women of this sign have an instinctive nurturing side that endears them to those they love. The Crab’s claws hold tight, though, and often they have trouble letting go of relationships and situations.
The stealth approach of the Cancer Sun often takes people by surprise, and many have been underestimated. They’ll protect their sensitivity by going after what they want indirectly, which can be seen as passive. But try to take advantage of their gentle nature, and you’ll soon be put in your place. Once crossed, the Cancer holds a grudge to infinity, so it’s hard to win back their trust.
Above all, the Cancer wants a sense of belonging, and an intimate home life. Once committed, they’ll prove to be the ultimate family man or woman, and likely never stray too far from the nest.
The Cancer friend will give you the shirt off their back. Unfortunately, they may expect you to wash, press and return it with a home-cooked meal in return. Loving, caring and great at creating cozy dinner parties, the Cancer friend is loyal but sometimes expects dependency from friends in return. The best Cancer friend will let their friends grow up.
Cancer’s Best Friendship Asset: Deep feeling.
You fear exposing your soft underbelly, Cancer. Since your emotions are so close to the surface, it happens more often than you’d like. Once exposed, you’re at your loved one’s mercy. Because you’re more comfortable nurturing others than receiving loving care, being willing to fall apart, cry or be vulnerable is actually good for you. And, your willingness to reveal yourself makes intimacy with others much more rewarding.
Take a look around your home, or ask someone to be brutally honest about how it feels to be there. If they tell you that it’s homey, comfy and they just feel good when they’re sitting in your kitchen, great. If not, invest in some paisley appliance covers, a whole bunch of knick-knacks and a welcome mat for the front door. Then, invite your Cancer sweetheart over for dinner. Cook (or order in) something absolutely delicious. Once they’re comfortable and fed, prepare yourself. They’ll be ready to initiate the kiss — which will be just as warm and wonderful. In fact, you probably won’t want to stop at just one.
Water signs (Cancer, Scorpio, Pisces) are:
Cardinal signs (Aries, Cancer, Libra, Capricorn) are:
Those in your circle think of you as a den mother/father — the one who tries to fix other people’s problems and make sure everyone is happy. They like your concern for their well-being and cherish your wise counsel. But why, even if they follow your advice, do they keep it a secret from you? Because they think you’re controlling and don’t want to be a puppet on your string. They also think you’re moody. One minute you seem to care about them, and the next you’re crabby and to be avoided at all costs. In your career, you’re viewed as someone who can quickly spot an opportunity for financial gain.