Cancer Personality Profile
Cancer Dates: June 21 – July 22
In Your Element: Water
Symbol: The Crab
Ruling Planet: The Moon
Scent: Lily of the Valley, honey, lilac
Cancer compatibility: Your shadow sign or soul mate is Capricorn
Also swipe right for: Scorpio, Pisces, Virgo, Taurus
Your superpowers: Nurturing, sensitive, creatively fertile, emotional, security-oriented
A homebody by nature, you're inclined to be deeply committed to those closest to you and endlessly nurturing. You dream about a lovely stable, nurturing home and seek to make this a secure reality for yourself. This makes you a kind, attentive and deeply loyal lover and friend, but be careful not to stifle people with it, because too much dependency in relationships can feel like a trap to some.
In style and taste, you romanticise the past - your own childhood, yes, but also much further back than that too. So vintage shopping is often a Cancer's keen pastime.
You’re deeply sensitive and endlessly nurturing, so your friends and family are some of the luckiest people in the world. The problem is that eventually you need to get some of that giving back from your friends, family and lover(s). Yet once your loved ones have gotten used to being fawned over by such an empathic soul, they may not like it when you turn the tide.
Your relationship to the idea of home is almost an addiction – you may spend your days over-romanticising your childhood. You’re all about legacies, and the past is your go-to fantasy, even when it wasn’t that great. You want to shape it, remake it, and return to it. Your lesson in this lifetime is to learn to move forward without fear.
Crabs sometimes walk sideways to avoid confronting prickly issues head-on. Your shell is there as protection, but you can use it as an excuse not to get entangled, especially after you’ve been hurt one too many times. This is where your reputation for shyness comes from. Once you come out the shell, you’re totally relaxed and an amazingly natural conversationalist. It just takes some coaxing sometimes.
Ruled by the Moon, your moods vary from day-to-day, hour-to-hour, and sometimes moment-to-moment. Rather than fight it, go with the flow and let it guide you. The more you repress it the harder the tidal wave of emotion will grow. This is why it’s so vital for you to have creative outlets, so you can pour all your psychic detritus into a practical receptacle.
Despite the fact that you must make art, you crave security, and a stable job is necessary. You’d make an excellent psychotherapist, doctor, nurse, real estate professional, or chef. You can succumb to emotional eating frenzies, which can lead to an unhealthy relationship with food and issues with loving your body. Create a positive, self-loving mantra and repeat it in the mirror each morning.
Cancer Compatibility - Love and Sex:
Relationships are extremely important to you, but you must avoid becoming your lover’s mother, regardless of gender, because that’s your instinct. Your intuition and empathy overflow, and when you dig someone, you can’t help but want to protect them.
You’ll feed your partner, give them massages on demand, and create a cozy situation that they’ll never want to leave. That’s the problem, Cancer. Co-dependence is a trap that you must avoid at all costs. Cancer rules the breasts and stomach, and these are definitely your erogenous zones.
Cancer Beauty And Style:
You look absolutely smashing in outfits that show off your body. Hint: don’t be afraid to show off your cleavage. You love bodices and lacey bras and lingerie as daywear.
You’ve got a classic Hollywood starlet thing going on, and you shouldn’t be afraid to flaunt it. Your obsession with the past makes you a born vintage-clothing icon – no one is better at sourcing the perfect ensemble to evoke any past decade of the last one hundred years without ever looking costume-y. From flea markets to Ebay to thrifting, you have the perfect eye for every era.
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