Sun Sign: Cancer


Cancer is one of the 12 sun signs in the zodiac. It is the fourth astrological sign in the zodiac coming after Aries, Taurus and Gemini. A person whose birthday falls between June 21 and July 22 is said to be under the influence of the sun sign Cancer.

Visual representation of the Sun ‘appearing’ in Cancer when seen from Earth during the period 21 June to 22 July

The Elements of the Cancer Sun Sign

The sun sign of Cancer is said to be a cardinal sign. Other cardinal sun signs are Aries, Libra and Capricorn. These signs are also known as reacting signs. Those born under the cardinal sign are said to have certain behavioural traits such as higher levels of motivation, high activity, good insights and ambition. The Cancer sun sign has the moon as its ruling planet. This sun sign is represented by the water inhabiting creature ‘the crab’. Cancer is also a water sign. Other water signs are Scorpio and Pisces. In the ancient times, the sun sign cancer was known as the dark sign. This was due to the vague or obscure visibility of its constellation in the night sky.

The Key Characteristics of People Born Under the Cancer Sign

Cancerians are rooted in the comforts of their home and family. They are considered to be maternal and nurturing. They like the domestic pleasures of home. They are likely to have larger families because of their affinity for domestic life. Harmony at home is important to them. As a result, they uphold tradition and cultural activities. Their nurturing nature ensures that they are good with cooking food. They love their community and country and are patriotic by nature. They are usually emotional and love being around their loved ones. It is said that a Cancerian may wear his heart on his sleeve, such is their emotional nature. They are motivated by the feeling of protectiveness for their home.

Much like the ‘crab’ representing this sign, the people under this sign are shelled creatures and can go into their shells when they want to. They can be moody at times and find it difficult to share their feelings. However, eventually, they come out of their shells and express themselves. Just like their strong shells, they are strong-willed and like to assert themselves. Although they are kind and gentle, they may manipulate others to get their jobs done. Due to their maternal nature, they can be a bit smothering to few. Being sensitive, they can easily get hurt. They can be possessive and needy too – a trait they can keep in check if they try.

In matters of love, a Cancerian is devoted and loving. They do not ask for much and all they need is a comfortable home and some peaceful surroundings.

The Cancer Man

Cancer men can be particular about rules and tradition and that can make them appear rigid and orthodox. However, a Cancer man is also compassionate and kind. He will be sensitive to his partner’s emotions and does not like conflict. He is gentle and calm and would not be ideal for an adventurous person who may find him boring.

The Cancer Woman

The Cancer woman is motherly. She can also get easily hurt when her partner is different from her in values because she will give everything in that relationship. This makes her vulnerable and hence she should keep this behaviour in check. She is compassionate and understands her partner well. This makes her a good listener. She is protective and wants to be in a loving and lasting relationship that leads to a good family life.

Possible Health Issues for the Cancer Sign

Cancer rules the breast and the stomach in the human body. These parts symbolise motherhood and nourishment. Cancerians may get ill due to anxiety, stress and tension. They may also gain weight as they get older. They have a delicate stomach and may get sick from ulcers, gastritis and nausea etc. They should stay away from alcohol to keep well.

For water signs, the main issue in relation to health comes from emotional stress as they can easily pick up negativity from others. They are sensitive to their environment and they brood too much on issues and imagine problems to be more than they are. This causes them to worry and leads themselves to stress and anxiety. They should keep this nature in check so that they can live a healthy life.

Famous Celebrities Under the Cancer Sign

Some of the famous international Cancerians are actors Tom Cruise, Robin Williams and Tom Hanks, Princess Diana and, innovator and entrepreneur Elon Musk. In India, film actors like Priyanka Chopra, Naseeruddin Shah, Katrina Kaif, Amrish Puri and Karisma Kapoor are all born under the Cancer sun signs.


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