Cancer Star Sign Personality, Traits and Characteristics

What is the typical personality of someone born under the Cancer star sign?

Crabs are one of the zodiac signs that can be found in the part of the ocean that is the inter-tidal zone. This is where the tides will rise and fall more than once a day.

Zodiac Symbol Crab
Duration (Tropical, Western) 21 June – 22 July (2009, UTC)
Duration (Sidereal, Hindu) 14 July – 13 August (2009, UTC)
Zodiac Element Water

Unlike any other zodiac signs, crabs have big pinching claws, and this resembles the way in which Cancer is able to hold onto certain things from the past. Another great thing about Cancer is that they are extremely loyal, but they may also sometimes find it difficult to let go. However, they are also very quick to open their homes and bring those they love into their shell for safety where they can nurture them and take care of them. Cancer's love is always protective, sometimes a little too much, and if they are not tempered they can be rather smothering and that could scare people away.

The typical motto of a Cancer individual could be something along the lines of "A good defense is the best offense". Just like a crab would do inside their cave, Cancers will likely plan an attack where they will try to get their challenger into their own territory. What some people think is more of a retreat can be Cancer's best hostile tactic. As Cancer makes their way through life, they do so by building security and by developing their homes as well as their relationships and family, but it is important to remember that any unexpressed anger they may be feeling can very easily be turned into depression and resentment. This is why it is important for a Cancer individual to get someone whom they really trust and someone who understands them so that they can share their feelings openly.


The Cancer's star sign element is water and that if checked astrologically represents emotions. As deep as the water flows as deep Cancer individuals' feelings may flow. They are emotional people but also very sensitive; touch a nerve and you will know about it. Other than that, they are very good friends who like to have fun but also enjoy spending time with their families.

Their fourth house is their family and home. The fourth house is connected to the mother at all times. This is where the Cancer star sign is taken care of. Their key planet is the moon, as it symbolizes the basic needs of the Cancer individual and how they need to be taken care of but also how they take care of others. Cancer people love life, love their family and love their friends; you will be lucky to know a Cancer star sign individual and have them in your life.

See Also

External Resources

Ready to Share YOUR Knowledge of Astrology with the World?

Submitting your article is free and easy. Just cut and paste your article into the "Paste your article here" section below, upload your picture (optional), and hit the submit button. When your submission is accepted, your article will become a "live" page on this site. You may upload as many articles as you like, using a new submission page for each one.

You can also include slide-shows and YouTube videos. Just put the embed code in the "Paste your article here" area below.

[ ? ]

Upload 1-4 Pictures or Graphics (optional)[ ? ]


Click here to upload more images (optional)

Author Information (optional)

To receive credit as the author, enter your information below.

(first or full name)

(e.g., City, State, Country)

Submit Your Contribution

  •  submission guidelines.

(You can preview and edit on the next page)

Subscribe to the

Your First Name

Your E-mail Address


Your e-mail address is secure and will never be given to anyone.

Follow Zodiac-Tatoos Blog too

[?] Subscribe To Our Blog

follow us in feedly
Add to My Yahoo!
Add to My MSN
Subscribe with Bloglines