Cancer profile

Everything about Cancer

Cancer birthdays

You're a Cancer if you were born between June 22nd and July 22nd (these dates can vary slightly each year)

Cancer personality

My complete guide to the Cancer man and Cancer woman with common questions and answers.

Articles describing Cancer compatibility with each of the other sun signs, with forums to share reader experiences.

Read about the common problems and challenges when starting a relationship on my Cancer seduction page, with forums to share reader experiences and advice.

What are the most common Cancer traits?

My 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

Share Cancer gift ideas on the Cancer man gifts and Cancer woman gifts pages.

Cancer zodiac

Cancer zodiac symbol: Cancer the Crab
Cancer zodiac: Cancer zodiac
Cancer tattoo: Cancer tattoo

Cancer astrology

Ruling planet: Moon
Zodiac element: Water
Zodiac quality: Cardinal
Rules: 4th house
Polarity: Negative

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 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.

The fire signs: Aries, Leo, Sagittarius
The earth signs: Taurus, Virgo, Capricorn
The air signs: Gemini, Libra, Aquarius
The water signs: Cancer, Scorpio, Pisces

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).

The positive signs: Aries, Gemini, Leo, Libra, Sagittarius, Aquarius
The negative signs: Taurus, Cancer, Virgo, Scorpio, Capricorn, Pisces

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.

The cardinal signs: Aries, Cancer, Libra, Capricorn
The fixed signs: Taurus, Leo, Scorpio, Aquarius
The mutable signs: Gemini, Virgo,Sagittarius, Pisces

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 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.

Cancer compatibility

For details of the most common pros and cons of relationships with each of the other signs I 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