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Cancer woman personality traits and characteristics
Passionate, volatile and exciting the Cancer woman has an emotional strength and vulnerability which many find to be highly feminine and uniquely sexy. Deeply caring and sympathetic lovers they will do anything for a partner whom they're in love with.
Highly intuitive, she has a natural talent for nurturing, often knowing exactly how to make her partner feel comfortable and secure. Loving, gentle, intimate and understanding she is kind hearted but not soft, and will often know exactly what you're feeling and how best to support you emotionally.
Romantic and devoted, she takes relationships and her partner seriously, and once settled with a mate she enjoys the home and everything associated with it. Cancer women often have an appreciation of food and a talent for cooking. They're also often exceptionally friendly and love to help others and feel needed. That lady at your office who is always hugging people when they're feeling down, is probably a Cancer...
If you're able to pick up on other people's emotions this is a wonderful, caring and warm sign, and everything you've read about them being nurturing and supportive is true. Possibly the most perfect partner you could wish for. If you aren't sensitive enough, or can't be bothered to nurture her at appropriate times, then your perfect Cancer lover may become increasingly distant and argumentative as your tally of neglect grows.
Due to the above in the long term this is an all or nothing woman. She often does better with a strong but caring partner, rather than an ultra-sensitive one. This is a woman who sometimes wants a partner to tell her to shut up and just hold her. Debating, analyzing, justifying moods, behavior, etc may get the job done eventually, but it's very counter productive.
Cancer woman questions
What are Cancer women like in bed?
In line with the comments on shifting moods, sex can be highly variable and dynamic. If you're in-tune with her this can make for a fantastic range of lovemaking styles, though often with an underlying romantic current and flavor. A skilled partner can use that emotional intensity to great advantage. An overly lazy or selfish partner may find it not so appealing.
Are Cancer women kinky?
This is always a hard question to answer, as one person's idea of kinky can be very different to someone else's. Individuals also vary a lot, so this is a bad area to generalize in. All things being equal though, Cancer women are dependent on their mood. At times they can be, and at times they don't want to be. There is a strong argument that it's a good thing. Predictable partners get boring much faster. On the other hand if you like to reach for the candle wax at 8pm every Tuesday... sometimes you are going to be out of luck. Or punched.
What's it like dating an Cancer woman?
Cancer is an unpredictable sign, with a little of everything at different times. This can make them far more exciting and unpredictable lovers than the standard nurturing image would portray. If you enjoy nurturing your partner it's a win:win. If you're the type who often neglects a partner it's a lose:lose.
Cancer is a highly sensitive and intuitive sign, always aware of the needs and feelings of others. Unless they're with an equally intuitive and sensitive lover however they need to be very communicative and open (which they typically aren't) or there's a danger of them feeling that others can understand them, but simply choose not to care.
This situation gets rapidly compounded, because Cancer doesn't like confrontation, and prefers to withdraw to heal when hurt, leading to feeling resentful and taken for granted, and eventually becoming argumentative and feeling like a martyr.
How loyal are Cancer women?
Fiercely loyal and protective, she will do anything to ensure the happiness and security of her loved ones. Cancer women are amongst the most loyal IF they love their partner. If they don't love their partner then all bets are off (the same as for every other sign).
How to know if a Cancer woman loves you?
Cancer is a naturally nurturing sign. If they care, then they tend to show it fairly obviously and readily. Hugs, questions about your day, troubles, worries, picking up on your moods etc are a good indicator. On the other side of things, withdrawing if offended or hurt is an equally good indicator. If they care about someone they become very easily offended by that person. For a full description of how a Cancer woman acts when in love please see our article on Cancer in love
How to understand your Cancer woman
Your Cancer will have her own unique personality traits. This article talks about sun signs, however there are many other factors. For example her moon sign determines her emotional personality which affects whether she is sensitive, romantic, loyal etc.
With her date, time and location of birth these other factors can be calculated for a complete picture of her personality. To explore this further please see our article on astrology compatibility readings.
Who are some famous Cancer women celebrities?
We have a list of the top 400 most famous Cancer celebrities and historical figures.
How to keep a Cancer woman?
The common advice is to tell Cancer that you love them 20 times a day. While this certainly works, it misses the point that they want to be understood. One genuine and passionate "i love you" at the right time is worth 20 random ones.
More than anything then, Cancer compatibility hinges on a partner who can read and empathize with their moods. Some people are more gifted at this than others, but anyone can do it if they make the effort.
How to make a Cancer woman fall in love with you?
This is a question which is very hard to give a general answer on, as no two Cancer women are totally identical. The key is understanding her and what she finds most attractive in a partner. Astrology can provide a wealth of information to enable this, however natal charts need to be prepared and studied to do so. Please see the article on seduction and astrology for more information on this.
How to know if your Cancer woman is your soulmate?
Relationships are complex things, comprising hundreds of individual elements. Sun signs are one of these, however a detailed analysis of everything is required to find all the strong and weak areas. Please see the article on astrology and soulmates for more information on how astrology can be used to determine if someone is your soulmate.
Cancer woman long distance and online relationships
Online relationships and long distance relationships have unique challenges. One of these is that you get to see one side of someone very clearly: their personality. You don't however get to see anything about other factors such as sexual attraction. My compatibility reports address this by scoring all factors alongside each other so you can see the whole picture, with any strong or weak areas highlighted. To explore this further please see my article on online relationships.
Do Cancer women cheat?
Generally they don't. But, this is the type of question that often gets asked or answered whenever astrology is discussed. Individual experiences are then quoted back and forth as proof that Cancer women do or don't. Individuals get offended by general statements that don't apply to them, and everything goes downhill fast. The diagram below shows the problem here:
Astrology can predict someone's personality very accurately when the placement of all their planets is calculated. In that situation we can also predict their most likely behavior.
From just someone's sun sign however we can only predict some aspects of their personality and it's too much of a leap to try and predict behavior from just those. Astrology has fairly precise limits. This is an example of an area where sun signs are just too broad and clumsy to give an answer. A real compatibility reading is required to answer the question.
What not to say to an Cancer women you're dating
Like other emotional signs, Cancers do become jealous and insecure fairly easily. Unless you want to create a lot of work for yourself repairing the damage, then jokes and insensitive comments regarding her or another woman's attractiveness are often best avoided. Unlike the women of some other signs, this is a lady and not "one of the boys!"
Cancer woman gifts
We have a dedicated section for Cancer woman gifts with examples of the types of gifts which Cancer women enjoy within various categories from naughty to practical, including reader submitted suggestions.
Cancer woman dating advice
No advice will ever apply to every Cancer woman as they are all unique in various ways. I specialize in offering tailored advice based on your unique personality and hers together, as one without the other isn't nearly as useful. My astrology readings solve real relationship problems for real people every day. For more information please see the article on relationship advice.
How compatible are you with your Cancer woman?
This depends on far more than just your sun signs. The complete picture of your personality and hers is determined by numerous planet placements at the time of birth. To fully understand someone or how compatible you are with them we need to calculate those other planet placements from their date of birth, and compare them to your own, and then interpret the results. This unlocks the real power of astrology, and gives much more useful and specific information - everything from how they view you and how to turn them on to the best way to avoid arguments.
We specialize in providing accurate and affordable astrology compatibility readings delivered promptly via email. This reading explores everything about your relationship, including a detailed analysis of your personality and your partner's personality. We examine areas ranging from sexual attraction to problem solving. Each topic has clear explanations, scores and comparisons to averages. The relevant astrological charts are included, together with notes of how the information is derived from them.
Average size is 100 pages. The reading is $27 and includes an unconditional guarantee, free email questions and free revision if you later find a more accurate birth time for you or your partner.
All the analysis is based off of the date, time and location of birth for you and your partner. Ideally the times should be as accurate as possible, but we can work with the best information you have.
Below is a questionnaire which shows the information we will need:
Cancer woman compatibility
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
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Cancer women and the moon
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Cancer women and cheating
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Are all cancer women the same?
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Expected Cancer Woman Reaction?
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Cancer Woman opinion
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Cancer women are sexy and kinky!
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Are Cancer women bipolar?
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Cancer woman profile
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Lesbian Cancer woman
Everything in this article applies if you're gay or bisexual. On this broad sun sign level astrology works the exact same way. Over 15% of our clients are gay, bisexual and lesbian.
So is this article conclusive?
No! This article is based only on sun signs. In order to provide a lot of people with information those are a convenient and fast way to generalize, but far from conclusive at this broad level. There are many other planet placements which all affect someone's personality.
To get a complete picture of someone we need to take all those other planets and their interactions into account. To do this we need to create and interpret their natal chart. For information on what's involved in this and the opportunity to obtain one for yourself and your partner please see the compatibility readings page.