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Cancer Explained!

Updated: Apr 4, 2021

June 21st – July 22nd Cancer (Latin for "crab") is a cardinal water sign and the fourth sign of the zodiac. It is governed by the Moon and is a negative (in the value-neutral sense of being negatively charged) feminine symbol. The crab is its symbol, and its glyph is said to represent a crab's two claws. Cancer, a moody sign, is the origin of the word "crabby." Cancers have an uncanny ability to predict what others are thinking or feeling, thus their key phrase is, "I feel".

The Cancer Man

Cancer is governed by the Moon, and since it is wistful, shy, and enigmatic, it can be difficult to tell a Cancer man from a first impression. He can be jittery and erratic one minute and then exude confidence the next. The lunar phases have an effect on mood changes. Transformations like these are representative of a changeable personality, rather than a split personality like Gemini. He is aware of his feelings.

He'll take out the trash, repair the wobbly shelf, navigate on road trips, and exterminate bugs for his partner, and he'll do all of this without being asked. This sign is the epitome of old-school gentlemanly manners, still friendly and a little worldly. For these traditionalists, chivalry is second nature.

The Cancer Woman

The Moon rules Cancer, the first water sign of the zodiac, endowing her with incredible intuition and creativity. She has a keen sense of intuition, so if she says something doesn't feel right about someone, pay attention. She won't know why, but she'll almost definitely be proven right sooner or later. Similarly, her uncanny sense would tell her right away whether or not anyone can be trusted.

The Cancerian woman is sensitive – very sensitive – to her own needs as well as the needs of others, making her one of the Zodiac's most compassionate and loving women. Cancer women take their time falling in love and refuse to be rushed. She is, however, a devoted and protective lover once she is there.

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