For a Cancer, emotional security is extremely important.
Actually security in all forms is not only important and valued, it is necessary for them. For this reason, A Cancer is a natural at building a business empire from scratch or successfully creating a savings nest. Wealth is valued because it creates security. Wherever a Cancer-born lives, expect it to be very comforting.
A Cancer will create an emotionally secure home, the kind of place a lover or partner will want to come home to. They do however have a tendency to be a bit untidy, except in the kitchen, their favorite room of the house. Cancers are excellent cooks … they love to cook, especially for others.
Ruled by the moon, Cancer, is much like the shifting of the tides … moody, with a series of contradictions. Like the tides a Cancer is the sign of powerful forces moving under the surface … surface that can be extremely difficult to penetrate because a Cancer-born tend to build-up an elaborate array of defenses to hide their deep feelings and extreme sensitivity. Considered to be the most caring and nurturing of all the signs, Cancerians are great listeners, with much advise to offer, yet they are very careful about revealing too much about themselves.
Crab-like in their indirect approach, a Cancer-born will rarely, if ever take a direct approach. The motion of the crab, is not straight forward. If you ever have the opportunity to observe them on the beach or near the water … you will learn a lot about this sign. Cancer represents the family and home. The crab shell provides shelter, protection and emotional sustenance. A Cancer loves to share the comfort of their shell with others … feeding, nourishing and even offering advice.
However, if something insults them, hurts them or otherwise causes an injury or insecurity, they quickly seek the comfort of their shell in solitude. In fact, when depressed or upset for any reason, seeking retreat a common occurrence with this highly sensitive and emotional sign. Cancer will turn into a hermit … a hermit crab … finding comfort, solace and security within the emotionally safe environment they have created for themselves. This gives a Cancer what they need to heal and cleanse the wound with the salty emotional tides of their ruling planet, the Moon.
Once they feel comfortable and secure again, they will come out of their shell or perhaps invite others in.
A Cancer can help you to rectify and heal family problems, find security and create a safe environment for growth. They are great at teaching the importance of emotional connections, as well as how to enhance them. The epitome of unconditional love and compassion, a Cancer makes a devout partner and an excellent mother.
They are loving, social, romantic and can easily tune-in to the needs of others. It is easy to feel safe around them, until their natural crabbiness expresses itself … sometimes causing hurtful, crabby remarks to be made to anyone around them while in the darkness of this moon phase. The negative darker shadow of Cancer is their moodiness, attachment to the past and their obsessive worrying at times.
Often their imagination gets the best of them, causing all sorts of irrational fears to motivate behavior. Crabby, over-sensitive and brooding, usually a wound within the emotional body of a Cancer is never really entirely forgotten … although they are forgiving, often the initial hurt is reopened and revisited.
In love , a Cancer is sensual, affectionate, romantic, sympathetic, imaginative, sweetly seductive, protective, loyal and intuitive. Cautious Cancer does not rush into a commitment with just anyone, but once they do commit in love they are yours forever. Their way of showing you that they like you and are interested in you will never be direct. You must pick up on their subtle clues … on their unspoken invitation.
Cancers are extremely nurturing and protective of loved ones. They hold a great potential for commitment, although it will take them some time to make the decision. Deep down Cancer craves a deep emotional connection with a lover that they can create a comforting love nest with together. They become very attached to the one they love and are extremely devoted, especially a woman.
Both man and woman Cancerians are capable of great sacrifices for the ones they love … in heroic ways. There is little they will not do for you if they love you. Fidelity runs deep within the heart of a Cancer. They must know that their lover is faithful at all times and although they can be forgiving, they never forget … You can easily win their hearts if you make them feel secure and safe. Once they allow you to get intimate with them emotionally, they will love you for all of time.
A Cancerian can never get enough love and approval … they always need more, and always will. This is their nature.
It is easy to fall in love with this devoted, affectionate, loyal and protective sign. A Cancer gets very attached to the one they love … even a bit clingy at times. They seek approval of their partner and can even become a bit co-dependent. As with the other water signs, the quality of trust is very important to them in a relationship. They are cautious about giving their heart away, and need love and security above everything else in life. A Cancer woman will offer undying loyalty to a man who can make her feel secure, holding onto him … leaning on him at times … and yet holding him up, comforting and protecting him emotionally and creating a home that he will never want to leave.
Intensely imaginative and emotionally expressive, Cancer has marked remarkable empathy and instinctive understanding of the human heart , especially of its pain. A Cancerian can feel their way into their partners emotions and sense their problems, quickly coming up with solutions before their lover has even verbally expressed their concern. Gentle, with great depth, richness and kindness, a Cancer-born needs approval, and lots of it.
Compliment them, nurture them with your love and affection … let them know how valued, loved and important they are. They need to hear it, and often. This is the key to getting close to them. Whoa, Nelly! Look at all those options, Aries! The reason for this has to do with the fact that Aries has a magnetic personality.
Taurus folk tend to get a bad rap for being stubborn, but the reality is that they're just full of determination and there's definitely something to be said for that. People who are determined get things done and are more likely to succeed than those who take a backseat to their own lives. Virgo, like Taurus, is hardworking with a deep sense of determination. In other words, Taurus, not only do Virgo and Pisces make for a delightful romance, but these two also have your back. Although the two-personality aspect of Gemini can seem daunting, they're quite affectionate and sweet.
Because of this, they appeal to Aquarius and Libra, signs that just love to eat up affection and attention. Granted, Gemini also wants a level of attention, but not as desperately as Aquarius and Libra. Gemini also does pretty well with other Geminis, because they're able to handle each other in ways that other signs may not be able to. Because Cancer can be a bit jealous, due to having watched too many romantic comedies growing up, Scorpio and Pisces fit the bill. Scorpio, with their meticulous attention to detail , can weave things in such a way so as to diffuse any jealousy on the part of Cancer.
Pisces, although equally romantic as Cancer, provides a more even tone to the pairing, allowing for a smooth-sailing relationship — but not too smooth-sailing. Cancer does love their drama, after all.
So Pisces would never take that completely away from them, meaning, Pisces can be dramatic when the moment calls for it. You're most compatible with Sagittarius, Libra, Gemini, and Aries. Because Leos tend to be demanding when it comes to love, these signs are willing to put up with this behavior. Like any lion who thinks they run the show, Leo also needs to be admired, adored, and treated like royalty. While Sagittarius, Libra, and Gemini have no qualms in doing this for a Leo they love, Aries is a bit tougher to crack. What makes Aries and Leo work so well is the challenge they present each other: the lion and ram, staring each other down, inspiring a lust for life and love.
Since Virgo is an Earth sign , it's important that they stick to other Earth signs like Taurus and Capricorn. Not only do they complement each other, but they share a practical approach to all that life has to offer. Honestly, practical and practical go together like peanut butter and jelly.
Yes, the peacefulness is a lovely contrast to brash Leo, but Libra and Leo also share something else: a love for the finer things in life. However, similar to Gemini, Libra can also be compatible with a fellow Libra, making for a "beautiful and peaceful relationship. It's the mysterious quality that these signs share that make for a powerful union of love and happiness. Two Scorpios together feed off each other's love of secrecy, solving problems, and finding truth and justice. Pisces, although very much a contrast to Scorpio, also works, because they both have a seedy side to them that only each other can truly appreciate.
Both are also fearless in their devotion to those they love, and when you're a sign that values devotion, you want to be with someone else that puts it on a pedestal too. You're most compatible with Leo, Aries, Aquarius, and Libra. Since Sagittarius can get bored easily and a lot faster than most, they are able to deliver and keep things nice and spicy — a quality that these four signs find very desirable. Although Leo will never bore of talking and thinking about themselves, they will bore of situations, which make them and Sagittarius a fit.
As two of the most laid-back, anything-goes signs of the astrological chart, Aquarius and Libra are always up for an adventure, and adventures are Sagittarius' specialty. Aries may seem a bit uptight, at first glance, for Sagittarius, but Aries needs Sagittarius — even if it's only for a short-lived, whirlwind romance. A proper whirlwind would do Aries good. You're most compatible with Pisces , Scorpio, Virgo, and Taurus. It's these signs that are up for the challenge of getting straight to the point, as Capricorns prefer. Capricorns are a prickly lot. Not only do they want to get straight to the point, but they don't like to waste time — both the time of others and especially their own time.
They can also be somewhat negative. Because of this, only Pisces, Scorpio, Virgo, and Taurus are willing to get involved because it just feels right, because it is right. You won't find any short-lived relationships here, but long, happy ones that will be able to withstand whatever is thrown their way. As much as these three signs enjoy people , they put their freedom and independence above all else.