Cancer horoscope explained

Cancerians are sometimes labelled as ‘sensitive’ but are known for their empathy. However, many can be quite selfish.

They’re highly emotional – often over-emotional – yet sensitive to the emotions of others.

Cancer is a water sign and is ruled by the moon. Cancereans are born between June 21 to July 22.

Personality traits

  • Emotional
  • Imaginative
  • Loyal
  • Standoffish
  • Nurturing
  • Needy
  • Insecure
  • Intuitive
  • Protective
  • Spiritual

Loyalty is a trait that stands out for this sign. Cancer can be distant at first but after a while make good friends and partners. The emotional, maternal moon greatly influences Cancer’s personality. Often compassionate, sweet, and humorous, they can also make good confidantes.

They’ll care just as much for pets and plants as they do loved ones, which can make them seem insensitive to some people’s needs. While loyal and will always be there for friends, family always comes first.

Represented by the crab and, like the crab, Cancerians are often reclusive.

Money may not matter much to them, but security and family do. They suit creative roles or those related to the spiritual or natural worlds.

Water signs such as Pisces or Scorpio are a good match for Cancer, as is Taurus.

Famous Cancerians

  • Meryl Streep
  • Chris Pratt
  • Ariana Grande
  • Tom Hanks
  • Lionel Messi
  • Selena Gomez
  • Kevin Hart
  • Khloe Kardashian
  • Tom Cruise
  • Lana Del Rey
  • Princess Diana
  • Sylvester Stallone
  • Cyndi Lauper
  • Solange Knowles
  • Ringo Starr
  • Kevin Bacon
  • Missy Elliot
  • Margot Robbie
  • Harrison Ford
  • Lindsay Lohan

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