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Cancer Zodiac Sign: Personality and Compatibility

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Do you have a Cancer in your life? Perhaps you are a Cancer? Learn about what the Cancer Zodiac Sign means and how it affects your life. Get information about Cancer dates, symbol, personality, and compatibility.

Cancer Dates

Cancer is the fourth astrological sign in the Zodiac, originating from the constellation of Cancer.

Under the tropical zodiac, the Sun transits this sign between about June 21 to July 21. If your birthday falls in this date range, you have a Cancer Sun Sign.

Cancer Symbol

The symbol of the Cancer Zodiac Sign is usually the crab and its claws.

Sometimes, you may see the crab sign symbol depicted as a sideways “69” to represent crab claws or a woman’s breast.

Cancer Personality

You are the Patriarchs and Matriarchs of the Zodiac. Family means everything to you. You watch over your brood with determination and zeal. You can be counted upon to be at every graduation, wedding, surprise party, or barbecue that has anything to do with your relatives. They are definitely your tribe, and you are very generous with all of them.

Many of you have very strong careers, as you know that this is the best way to provide for your family. Others love being stay-at-home parents because who could care more about your children than you? You want to see them succeed and will do everything in your power to make that happen.

Home and family are so important to you that you are willing to submerge your own wants and desires for the good of your immediate group. Often quite ambitious, you seek to get ahead in order to provide the best for your loved ones.

Cooking comes naturally to you as you understand that nourishment is the key to good health. Chefs are among your ranks, as are nurses and doctors who take care of the physically disabled or ill. You are sensitive to the extreme and can always tell when something is wrong with one of your charges. Walking into a room full of depressed people instantly depresses you.

You like soft tones and low lights and prefer to allude to the things that you find difficult. You may have trouble being direct like your totem, the crab who sidesteps. This can lead to misunderstandings, so you need to find a way to be clear. Writing things may be a solution.

Interestingly, on July 4, 1776, there was not just one planet in Cancer, but four. Since we celebrate our birthday as a nation on this date, is it any wonder that we have trouble dealing with our issues?

As a partner or a parent, you are among the best. All those around you never have to wonder if you care because you show it repeatedly.

Cancer Compatibility

Best matches for you:

Taurus knows how to make you their one and only, and the back rubs are to die for. Pisces understands your sensitive nature and is always willing to listen to the tales of your day.

Good matches for you:

Scorpio can read your moods and will delve into the levels of emotions with you. Virgo will keep things organized and make sure that the rent gets paid.

Learn More

For the complete skinny on relationships, see my book, “Love Signs” available on my website: www.celestelongacre.com.

About The Author

Celeste Longacre

Celeste is The Old Farmer's Almanac astrologer. She has also been growing virtually all of her family’s vegetables for the entire year for over 30 years. Read More from Celeste Longacre

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