Everything about zodiac sign Cancer: dates, traits, and compatibility
Here's everything you need to know about the zodiac sign of Cancer, from the dates to their traits, compatible partners, and celebrity buddies.
Cancer is the fourth sign of the zodiac.
The beginning of this zodiac season usually coincides with summer solstice. Cancer season's dates are June 21 to July 22.
Are you ready for the waves of emotional energy this somewhat quirky season may send your way?
Our horoscopes can help you make sense of these sometimes intense summer Cancer vibes and use them to your advantage.
Here's everything you need to know about the zodiac sign Cancer and the coming season!
Cancer, is the fourth sign in the zodiac after Gemini, Taurus, and Aries.
As a cardinal sign, it ushers in a season. Cancer kicks off summer, astrologically speaking.
Those born under this sign are ruled by the Moon, which means reflection comes easy, both on a personal and social level.
The colors associated with this caring and creative sign are silver, white, pale blue, and gray.
This zodiac sign is symbolized by a crab, and Cancers know how to scuttle between the waves, avoid conflict, and feel feelings.
Those born in this astrological season understand the importance of new beginnings, memory, and change.
Strong emotions are a defining Cancer trait, as is creativity.
These crabs might have hard shells, and appear unemotional, but that's not the reality. They are truly very caring and nurturing beings. They're all about creating emotional connections and bonds, and really do want to know what’s going on with you. Cancers make great listeners, and they can tell you exactly what you need to hear.
If this caring crab gets off balance, or doesn't set boundaries, they can get very moody, and even become melancholy.
What's more, these feisty things will pinch hard if they feel cornered.
Who's compatible with Cancers?
Cancers care, so if you're loved by this zodiac sign, you'll know it.
They don't do easy breeze relationships, they want depth. If you want to get with a Cancer, you've got to be willing to be vulnerable.
They want someone to care for and with. That said, these crabs can have a hard time accepting love, affection, and pampering. If you're crushing on this sign, make sure they hear your complements loud and clear.
Fellow water signs like Scorpios and Pisces make great matches, as they understand the ebbs and flows of emotion and energy.
Virgos and Tauruses can also form special connections with those born in this season, as they can bring a stability. Though, earth signs tend to challenge their crabby partners who'd prefer to scuttle away from conflict.
Which celebrities are Cancers?
Those born under the sign of Cancer tend to be intense characters of all different sorts.
What you need to know about Cancer season
Many like to think summer is warm, sunny, and that the going is easy. Cancer season, however, effects each of the twelve zodiac signs differently, and it can be challenging for many.
The vibes of this season push many to reflection. You may find yourself asking questions about your feeling and looking to connect to the ones you hold dear.
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