Cancer Zodiac Facts: 48 Fun Facts About the Cancer Personality

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Cancer Facts: Getting to Know Cancers

1. Cancers can read your mind and can smell bullsh*t from miles away.

2. They are fiercely loyal and put family and loved ones first.

3. Their very empathetic and intuitive nature makes them everyone’s therapist.

4. Those born under the Cancer zodiac sign are highly imaginative and artistic.

5. They are nostalgic and have an excellent memory.

6. They love food and make great cooks.

7. It’s the little things in life that mean the most to Cancers. They are the most sentimental of all the zodiac signs.

8. They have a really big heart. They are one of the most selfless signs of the zodiac and they do a great job of taking care of the people that mean most to them.

9. In relationships, they give a lot, not expecting so much in return.

10. They can connect and reciprocate to the feelings of others effortlessly, which makes Cancer a great adviser and confidant.

11. Cancers are a ‘psychic sponge.’ If they don’t protect themselves, they can soak up the mood and energies of those around them.

12. They are able to influence other people’s emotions. They are able to soothe a worried soul or energize a lethargic employee.

13. Cancers are known for being moody due to the complexity of their emotions.

14. A lesson they need to learn is how to pay attention to their own needs, take care of themselves, and also to receive gracefully.


Cancer Facts: Understanding The Cancer Personality

15. Cancer is a deeply intuitive and sentimental sign.

16. They can be one of the most challenging zodiac signs to get to know. They do not like being vulnerable.

17. Cancer’s ruling planet is the Moon, the celestial body that governs emotions and intuitive behavior. Cancers tend to have complex and constantly changing emotions.

18. Cancer is a cardinal sign. Qualities of cardinal signs include being leaders and instigators who attract people who will support their plans and efforts.


Meaning of the Cancer Symbol

19. The Cancer symbol ♋ – two circles of the Sun connected to two crescent moons. The moons represent Cancer’s desire to store memories and possessions; the circles tied to the moons represent energy expressed through emotions and imagination.


Cancer Zodiac Sign Facts: The Crab

20. The word cancer is Latin for crab. Cancers, like the Crab are shy, sensitive, and evasive who move unpredictably backward, sideways and all over the place.

21. The crab’s hard shell keeps them safe from exterior elements. Cancers are soft and vulnerable on the inside. They are self-protective and quick to retreat into their shells if they feel threatened.

22. They have the power to cling with great tenacity and won’t quickly or easily let go of anything they decide to get their claws into. Cancers are similar in the way they find the people and things they truly care about. They do everything in their power to preserve it. It also symbolizes their unwillingness to let go of things that are not necessarily good for them.


Cancer Sentimentality

23. Those with Cancer zodiac sign have great emotional memory. They never forget events and things being said to them, especially when there’s some emotional involvement with it. They can remember and recall situations in great detail for a very long time.

24. Cancerians are very emotional, sensitive, and security-conscious who care deeply about matters of the family and their home.

25. Cancer is sympathetic and attached to people they keep close. They will be happy and content to be surrounded by a loving family and harmony in their home.

26. Those born with their Sun in Cancer are very loyal and able to empathize with other people’s pain and suffering.

27. Although they are “too nice” or “too emotional,” don’t mistake the fact that Cancerians are also tough as nails. They have a solid heart, one that doesn’t take lightly to being played, manipulated or mishandled.


Cancer Facts: Cancer Emotionality

28. If you know any Crabs personally, this is kind of a no-brainer. Ruled by the moon which is associated with maternal and empathetic care, Cancer is one of the most emotionally aware among the zodiac signs.

29. Cancer’s ruling element is Water. ‘Feelings are not easily defined, after all, and change like the tides.’

30. It can be difficult for them to be entirely objective as they tend to make decisions based on their mood and feelings at the moment.

31. Cancerians use their emotions and feelings when it comes to making decisions. This can often lead to overthinking, but this can also lead them to become very intuitive and persuasive people.

32. They are able to easily sense people’s emotions.


Cancer Intuition

33. Cancers have a powerful intuition that is almost psychic at times. Their intuition often keeps them out of trouble.

34. They have the intuitive ability to read people. This is how they can tell when someone is being genuine or full of sh*t.

35. As a Cancer, they often act on their feelings and intuition. They do not care what anyone says. If they feel something is wrong, then something is wrong.

36. A Cancer’s intution about someone is never wrong. They can read people like a book in a matter of seconds.

37. Cancer has a way of reading a person well. They have the ability to see past the outer wall most people put up.

38. Their feelings and intuition rarely lead them towards the wrong direction. People may try to lie, manipulate, or hide things from Cancers, but their gut feelings always give them the truth. However, it can sometimes be difficult to explain their reasoning or feelings to others.


Cancer Facts: Cancer Love and Relationships

39. People with Cancer zodiac sun signs (Cancer suns) are focused on nurturing others and creating comfy, familiar environments.

40. All Cancers are highly empathetic and intuitive. They shine by caring for others and allowing their emotions to be their guide on how to forge ahead.

41. When they fail to care for themselves, they become irritable and defensive. However, when they trust you, they will be less defensive and less scared to be vulnerable around you.

42. Cancer lovers are very emotionally sensitive and can pick up the slightest changes in you like a little anger, pleasure, sadness or joy.


Cancer Negative Traits

43. If a Cancer feels threatened as if they’re losing something or someone they love, they will strike. They can become cruel and seem to instinctively know where to strike the ‘offender’ so that it will cause the most pain.

44. Cancer is arguably the most emotional sign in the zodiac. This can manifest in a wide variety of unhealthy ways. An unhealthy Cancer will internalize their feelings instead of talking about them, harboring anger and resentment sometimes for years. They will make assumptions about the intention behind your behavior, be decidedly offended by your behavior and then give you the silent treatment.

45. Cancers sometimes find it difficult to communicate what they’re feeling because they shut down all their emotional responses when hurt.

46. Cancer’s one weakness is that their emotional intensity can cause deep resentment within them that they often try to suppress, but they end up suffering physically because of it.

47. If you’ve wronged a Cancer, it is possible that they will cut off all ties with you and you may never know exactly what you did wrong.

48. You never want to be on a Cancer’s bad side.