Cancer sunsign is the fourth sign of the Zodiac, is all about the home. Those born under this Sign like to stick to their roots, they take great pleasure in the comforts of home and family. They are maternal, domestic, and love to nurture others. More than likely, their family will be large. They are at their best when their home life is serene and harmonious. Traditions are upheld with great enthusiasm in a Cancerian's household, since these people prize family history and love communal activities. They also tend to be patriotic, waving the flag, whenever possible.
It is the mother of the zodiac. Always providing for others, protecting and making a nest wherever they go. They are more concerned with expressing emotions than on superficial conversations. Some think of them as moody, shy and too much like a baby. Do not be fooled. They are not shy, but protecting themselves against emotional exposure. The most empathetic zodiac sign, though often overly sensitive. Very artistic and creative. Labeled a pack rat by some, for they hold onto everything including wealth. Don't try to lie to them for they will hold onto every word you ever said to them. Often difficult to understand for their moods are often changing from sweet to cranky. Like the crab, when they are hurt, they will retreat into their shell.
Certainly not the easiest person to understand, you are an introvert with a capital I. Emotions are hidden beneath the tough exterior that you possess -- quite similar to the crustacean that represents your zodiac sign. Although you can be kind and affable, your mood swings are unpredictable, tending to be bitter and melancholic, often feeling hurt unnecessarily. While you like to draw sympathy, you can be fairly insensitive towards others, snapping, being rude and short-tempered. However, your seemingly cruel behavior is only a clever means to hide your own insecurities and complexes. Inside, you are almost like a timid, hurt child. You can be admirably kind, generous, understanding and gracious, if all is well with you.
Cancerians can be seen involved in many charitable activities, although they will all be at a very public level. No matter how unpleasant you may seem to some people, you have a conscience that prompts you to do the right things - like standing by people in their time of need. Like most water signs, you too have good intuitive powers and mostly put them to good use in managing your life. You have an urge to travel to distant lands but you are a home-loving person. You can do without being so crabby, if one may say so. Keep your moods in check. Remember the people you hurt most often are the ones who have been good to you. You tend to make a mountain out of the molehill and are prone to self-pity. Reserve some of your sensitivity for others who may need it. You can be a tad untidy which won't endear you to more stable signs.
Pale yellow, silver, violet and light green are good colours for Cancerians. You are not really affected by Monday blues. In fact, Mondays will find you upbeat, as solutions come easy and things seem to go on the right track - it is your lucky day. For those Cancerians who like jewellery or like to wear stones for luck, pearl and moonstone would be a good. You're lucky number is two. The moon is your ruler and your element is water. PROFESSIONAL AND MONETARY WELL-BEING You have a keen intellect and are good with your hands. You will make commendable painters and sculptors. You will be successful in sales and will do well in advertising and marketing for the food and drinks industry, discussing new campaigns over long lunches, or deals over a lazy breakfast would be utopia to you. Some of you may take to writing as your full-time profession, mix that with being a food critic and the world could be your oyster. Most of you will have reasonably good careers, although there will be a tendency to change to an entirely different field midway. This may happen sometime around the age of 35.
Money and material wealth are fairly important to you and most of your important decisions in life are made with the accompanying monetary benefits in mind. Although you are almost miserly with the money you earn, sudden windfalls and gains are often squandered away thoughtlessly. Speculation and gambling rarely prove lucky for you.
You are continually pulled into romance with those who are quite opposite to you in nature. You are strongly attracted to people who are confident, strong and successful. Although you fall in love all the time, your introvert nature and your uneasiness in disclosing your true feelings makes many of these affairs one-sided. You are not likely to rush headlong into marriage, because in selecting a life partner, you will be most likely governed by your head.
Those belonging to the zodiac signs of Cancer, Scorpio and Pisces will make good partners for Cancerians. Nevertheless, love for a stable home and loyalty towards the spouse will reward the majority of Cancerians with a reasonably happy married life. You attend to domestic chores cheerfully, take a keen interest in the children. and believe in saving for the rainy day. Man or woman, Cancerians love their home, it is where they feel most secure. Like Sagittarians there is a place for everything, but the Cancerians idea is -- it just does not matter where it is put as long as it's somewhere, under the bed, in cupboards, up in the attic, the garage; not that you are not untidy -- you are the original hoarder and for some it can take a while getting used to this.
It is ruled by the Moon. The Moon is associated with fertility too, a quality that is most pleasing to Cancer. The Moon is also the ruler of moods, and Cancerians have plenty of those. These people can cry you a river, if they are so inclined, and they usually are. They can be overly sensitive, easily hurt and prone to brooding. Even so, Crabs find it easy to be sympathetic to others and are quick to show their affection. Their intuition is also a great help to them, especially in times of stress.
The Element associated with them is Water. Like the waves of the sea, the Crab's emotions can make a quite a splash. Cancerians have a tendency to dwell on, and emphasize the smallest matter. When it comes to relationships, this characteristic can result in sentimentality or possessiveness. Crabs need to resist the temptation to become selfish or to feel sorry for themselves, since this behaviour can exaggerate those emotions.
On the bright side, Cancerians are good with money (although some consider them too thrifty), probably because they value a sense of security. Crabs are also quick to help others and tend to avoid confrontation. In keeping with their nurturing bent, those born under this Sign enjoy their food. A hearty picnic in the park is heaven on earth to most Crabs.
The great strength of the Cancer-born is the tenacity with which they protect their loved ones. Cancerians don't ask for much either, a comfortable home and sense of peace
is what is most important. It's that nurturing instinct which makes Cancerians a pleasure to be with.