Cancer Free Horoscope
The Personality Traits of a Cancer
Cancers are often highly intuitive and sentimental people; however, they can be some of the most difficult people to get to known. They are not afraid of emotions or letting their sensitivity show and family and home will be central to their identity. Similarly, they are often highly sympathetic people and have a lot of time for those they are close to. This is due to their high emotional intelligence and ability to empathise with the pain and suffering of others.
As mentioned, Cancer is a Water sign (together with Scorpio and Pisces), and as such they are guided by emotion and gut feelings. One of the effects of begin ruled by the Moon is that the phases of the lunar cycle will deepen their internal mysteries and result in emotional patterns that they are unable to control. When young, they may not have enough coping and defensive mechanisms for the world, and Cancer children should always be approached with care and understanding (which they will gladly return).
If they are treated without enough patience, it can result in mood swings, and even selfishness or self-pity. However, when treated properly, Cancers will be quick to help others in whatever way they can. Cancers tend to avoid conflict and when happy in life, they are the perfect people with which to build a loving and caring home.
As with all signs, there are many strengths and weaknesses to Cancers. One of their biggest strengths is creativity. Cancers experience life through their emotions and allow their feelings to guide them, which is a brilliant source of creativity and artistry. Many Cancers are talented musicians and artists as they are able to express their emotions through art to a degree that others simply cannot attain.
In keeping with this, Cancers tend to be big dreamers and will have goals that they seek to accomplish in life. Just as they allow their emotions to guide their actions, when they set themselves a goal, their heart will be set on achieving it. This gives Cancers the ability to see things through to the end, even if there are great hardships and challenges along the way. It results in fantastic dedication, no matter what life throws in the way.
Of course, living by emotion can lead to sentimentality, but this is not a bad thing. It means that Cancers are deeply caring about their home and family, and will cherish their dear memories and those who remind them of happy times. It also makes Cancers truly caring and nurturing people. They care about the physical and mental wellbeing of those around them and will often go out of their way to ensure that people are being properly cared for.
This of course leads to great loyalty and Cancers are always emotionally invested in their commitments. The idea of letting down their loved ones is truly horrifying, and that is why it can take Cancers some time to open up to others, as once they do, they will welcome that person for life and stand by them no matter the situation.
This loyalty also translates into protectiveness. Cancers will always be looking out for those who are weaker than they are. They will put their own happiness and wellbeing at risk for those that they love. They will also fiercely defend their own homes and family, and will not easily back down.
This highly emotional state can of course swing both ways. When a Cancer is unhappy, they may become ‘crabby’, retreat into their shell, and become highly uncommunicative when they feel threatened. This means that Cancers may sometimes need to withdraw from the world to process their emotions, before emerging once again.
It also means that Cancers can become a bit blind to reality and refuse to see logic when in the grip of their emotions. This can result in a lack of objectivity in regards to themselves and situations, which in turn leads to greater difficulties. Furthermore, it can make it difficult for Cancers to change their views on important matters and very often, they will prefer to live life according to the way in which they were raised as children. This can make Cancers seem old-fashioned to those around them.
Living with such raw emotions can also make Cancers hypersensitive and easily offended. They may misinterpret constructive criticism as a personal attack, and this can cause them to put up barriers to those trying to help them. Furthermore, this can easily lead to resentment, especially if a Cancer feels that they have been emotionally honest with the other person. If a Cancer feels that they are being taken for granted, then they will normally close themselves off to prevent any further emotional engagement or damage.
Building on this, Cancers will often hold grudges, even for an entire lifetime. This is part of leading such an emotional existence. It takes a long time to build trust, not much to destroy it, and the sense of betrayal is very hard to overcome. They will continually think about what went wrong, and continue to feel the pain for a very long time.
In short, Cancers truly feel and there is a lot of positive and negative that comes with it. However, by being aware of their nature, the positive can be built upon and the negative somewhat negated.
How Cancers Treat Love and Relationships
Being a Cancer is all about emotion, which means that love and relationships are of the upmost importance to them. A direct result of this is that they tend to be gentle and caring towards others and tend to show their sensitivities without worrying if it will lead to them being hurt. They will seek out others who are able to understand them through non-verbal communication and they will have little time for those looking to connect on a superficial level. When dealing with others, in whatever form of relationship, they will always be seeking those who are able to make them feel calm, protected, and free to express themselves.
Cancers are inherently loyal, often to their own detriment. They will generally stick with something if only to keep the idea of it alive even when practically, it has come to an end. They are always looking to share with others and will be looking for security in others when making big steps in life, such as starting a new job, beginning a family, or moving to a new location. There is an idealism to Cancers and they will often put traditional values such as family, marriage, and parenthood before all else, which may leave them open to abuse from others who are less honest.
Cancers need a steady partner; they seek people they can nurture, bond with and place complete trust in. They wish to build a home and may prefer intimate evenings in to extravagant dates. However, a Cancer will also appreciate overt signs of love and affection, and will certainly not object to the royal treatment.
This desire for stability often results in Cancers being drawn to successful, confident people. They will need a partner who nurtures them, just as much as they wish to nurture others. Cancers may be quick to have a crush on someone, but real love takes longer as it relies upon absolute trust. Furthermore, it is vital to Cancers that their partners get along with and have the approval of their family and close friends.
The upside of this is that Cancers tend to avoid casual flings and their associated heartache. The desire for stability means that Cancers are not easily fooled and a Cancer’s natural defensiveness means that they will normally avoid flimsy relationships. However, this weariness means that once a Cancer has committed, they may not always know when it is time to withdraw from a relationship and will find letting go extremely hard.
Many believe that Scorpios are most compatible with Cancers. A Cancer needs to know that their partners are fully committed and crave the security of a serious relationship. Scorpios are known to be confident, possessive and jealous, which means that they are ideally suited to give Cancers the stability that they need. Another good match may be Pisces. Pisces are also water signs, meaning that they are deep and emotional. They will completely lose themselves in love, which is exactly what a Cancer is looking for. Cancers like to nurture and Pisces love to be nurtured, meaning that each can give the other exactly what they are looking for.
Cancers’ Approach to Career and Money
If a Cancer has committed to getting something done, then they are excellent at seeing a job through to the end. They will often work better alone, but they will be extremely loyal to their employer and eager to please. Their ability to read emotions and desire to nurture others makes them great in caregiving capacities, such as nursing.
There are a few reasons why Cancers will often work better alone. They may struggle with the structure of office life and will often work best late into the night. Furthermore, while they do not mind hard work, they may find it hard to deal with the interpersonal issues that inevitably arise in an office environment. Cancers do not like the feeling of a manager breathing down their neck, and therefore, they may have to feel as if they are setting the schedule.
Money is very important to Cancers, but only as they view it as a necessary tool for building a stable home. They will be careful with money as providing for their families is a top priority. This means that they tend to be very good at saving or investing, and making the most of what they do earn. Furthermore, they will often run a household’s finances, as they want to be certain that all bases are covered.
A major advantage that Cancers have in the work place is their ability to read others. This means that they may have a good sense of where something is going or what is going to happen before any official announcements, and are able to position themselves to make the most of it. Furthermore, their nurturing instincts means that those under them will feel that they have a boss who cares and is ready to give them the attention that they deserve.
As with anything, this can also be a weakness. Cancers will often have to learn to remove the emotional aspect from work. If a Cancer disagrees with a higher up, then they may instinctively respond by withdrawing from the project. Therefore, it is important that Cancers learn to apply themselves regardless of how they feel about a task.
How Cancers Respond to Friends and Family
Family is incredibly important to Cancers, in many cases it is what their entire world is built around. They have an innate desire to protect their family and will do anything they can to help them. This includes their children, and Cancers often make extremely doting parents (possibly even to the point that they fail to give their children enough space when necessary).
While family may be at the heart of a Cancer’s life, friendship is a little more complicated. Cancers are instinctively weary of forming new attachments and as a result, may seem a little distant when you first meet them. A Cancer is likely to turn down the first few invites, but if they do say yes, then it means that they have identified a possible friend for life.
Just like the Crab, Cancers can seem to have thick outer shells, but once broken through, they reveal a soft and sensitive inside. It is because they commit so whole-heartedly to friendships that they can appear to be standoffish at the beginning. A Cancer knows that they need to protect themselves from false or superficial friends, but will do anything for their friends once they have decided that a person is reliable.
Friendships with Cancers can last a lifetime and once formed, a Cancer is one of the least judgmental signs of the Zodiac. They will always be ready to listen and sympathise, and will be able to overlook mistakes others have made. Furthermore, Cancers are not interested in drama and they will protect others’ secrets and privacy with a fierce loyalty.
When they have time, Cancers are happy to engage in deep and meaningful conversations with their friends. However, they will also require alone time, and their friends will have to understand this. Furthermore, Cancers are very protective of their friends and they may become standoffish with those who they perceive as a threat to those they love. On the plus side, Cancers are highly perceptive, so it is always worth spending some time listening to what they have to say if they have taken against someone.
In fact, while they are sensitive to their friends’ feelings, Cancers will not play games and will tell friends what they really think in almost any situation. At the same time, Cancers will often bring a different perspective to a conversation, whether about people, art, politics, or anything else, which can make them fascinating people to spend time with. Add to this Cancers’ loyalty to their friends, and you can be sure that a friendship with a Cancer will be stimulating and rewarding from start to end.
With Cancers being such overtly emotional people, it is no surprise that many of them are drawn to the arts and have achieved true celebrity. Here we take a look at some of the most famous Cancers and the traits that they exhibit.
Born on July 22 1992, Selena Gomez exhibits many of the traits associated with Cancers. In interviews, she comes across as shy and sweet while she is well known for her good nature, fitting nicely with Cancers’ reputation for being gentle and compassionate. Gomez is unapologetic about laying her emotions bare and comes across as truly transparent. When talking about her music she is not ashamed to reveal the true emotions behind it, and it is well known that her personal life has been full of turmoil.
Born on July 2 1986, Lindsay Lohan is a fantastic embodiment of all things Cancer. The famous actress’ difficult private life is indicative of a personality that is full of emotional depth and a tendency to react based upon these emotions rather than after quiet reflection. She is well known for her volatile outbursts, which many believe to be a direct result of the moon’s impact on Cancers.
Born on June 26 1993, Ariana Grande is well known for her emotional depth and openness, especially in her music. In interviews, Grande always comes across as gentle, another trait that is very typical of Cancers. Furthermore, her love life reveals that she becomes very heavily invested in her relationships, and her many breakups is something that is not atypical of Cancers. This is because Cancers will often have to learn to understand the difference between nurturing and controlling, which is no easy task.
Born on June 24 1986, Solange Knowles is sometimes unfairly dismissed as being just Beyoncé’s sister. She is a gifted singer, songwriter and artist in her own right and she has shown true vision and artistic flair, very much in keeping with a Cancer. Furthermore, she is also known to live by her emotions; for example, the famous elevator incident in which she attacked her sister’s husband Jay-Z following rumours that he was cheating. She is fiercely loyal to her family and she will not allow anyone to cause them problems.
Born on July 6 1979, the comedian, actor and producer Kevin Hart is very much a Cancer. His sensitive side has been on display many times, in particular when he has been asked about his humble beginnings in Philadelphia and the difficult relationship he had with his father. There are many times that he has shown himself to be highly sensitive and self-protective, and while this has drawn criticism, it is an integral part of being a Cancer and is part of what makes his work so successful.
Born on June 28 1984, Khloé Kardashian’s maternal instincts have been easy to see from the moment that she became a mother. However, even before that, it was obvious how important family is to her from the way she spoke about her sisters and other loved ones. She is a natural caregiver, as are most Cancers, and is clearly willing to go above and beyond for those that she loves.
Born on July 20 1988, Julianne Hough has repeatedly shown that she knows how to express her emotions, whether through dance, acting, or when giving interviews. She has revealed her true Cancer nature through her creativity, and her frequently difficult love life is yet another sign of her crustacean spirit.