Everything about Cancer in love and relationships:
You're a Cancer if you were born between June 22nd and July 22nd (these dates can vary slightly each year)
Articles describing Cancer compatibility with each of the other sun signs, with message boards to share reader experiences.
Read about the common problems and challenges when starting a relationship on our Cancer seduction page, with message boards to share reader experiences and advice.
What are the most common Cancer traits?
Our list of the Top 400 Famous Cancer celebrities and historical figures.
Cancer lovers: What to expect from your Cancer in love
Common features of Cancer relationships
Cancer profile: Cancer zodiac
Cancer profile: Cancer astrology
Ruling planet: Moon
Zodiac element: Water
Zodiac quality: Cardinal
Rules: 4th house
Birthstone: Emerald - Moonstone, Pearl, Ruby (these birthstones really have nothing to do with astrology. They're established by jewelers, and competing jewelers sometimes use different systems)
Cancer profile: Cancer is a Water sign
People of Water signs tend to be emotional, sensitive and more spiritual than average. Often they relate better to people of other Water signs. Their feelings run deep and they can be easily hurt (though they often hide this vulnerability). They tend to be very loving and romantic and take relationships very seriously.
Cancer profile: Cancer is a Negative sign
People of negative signs tend to be introvert, responsible, practical, serious and more likely to be pessimistic (when compared to people of positive signs). They typically relate better to people of other negative signs (though their soulmates are typically of positive signs).
Cancer profile: Cancer is a Cardinal sign
People of cardinal signs tend to be initiators and leaders, and are typically forceful and dynamic. On the negative side they can be seen as demanding, inconsiderate or controlling. Two cardinal signs together can have control issues.
Cancer profile: Cancer is ruled by the Moon
The moon is the closest planet to us and due to this it moves the fastest from our viewpoint. In astrology it controls emotions and our basic emotional needs (how we nurture others and how we need to be nurtured ourselves). Conceptually the moon represents emotions, instincts, subconscious, mother, nurturing, care. Your private inner life (as compared to your external life which others can see)
Cancer profile: Cancer is associated with the 4th house
The 4th house symbolizes the home and family. Things which nurture and comfort us, protect us from the world, and give us our heritage. Conceptually the 4th house represents how we react to things beyond our control (emotions and emotional retreat), mothering, nurturing, childhood security, home/shelter, ancestry and self care.
Are you really a Cancer?
If you were born on the first or last day of Cancer then it's worth noting that the signs do not neatly correspond to calendar days. You may wish to check out the articles on the Gemini Cancer cusp or Cancer Leo cusp.
For details of the most common pros and cons of relationships with each of the other signs we have a separate index of articles on Cancer compatibility
Cancer and Aries compatibility
Cancer and Taurus compatibility
Cancer and Gemini compatibility
Cancer and Cancer compatibility
Cancer and Leo compatibility
Cancer and Virgo compatibility
Cancer and Libra compatibility
Cancer and Scorpio compatibility
Cancer and Sagittarius compatibility
Cancer and Capricorn compatibility
Cancer and Aquarius compatibility
Cancer and Pisces compatibility