Born between 21st June and 22nd July, the Cancer sign belongs to the water element of the zodiac, with an astrological symbol represented by a crab. Just like the symbol, Cancers are known for their ability to exist in both material and emotional realms. They are among the most challenging of the Zodiac signs to get to know, very sensitive, and emotional, caring deeply about their family and home matters. In addition to being the fourth sign of the zodiac, Cancer is also ruled by the moon, the celestial body that represents self-care, comfort, and maternal energies. People born under this sign tend to be domestically oriented, they love personal sanctuaries that are cozy and feel safe. They quickly adopt the role of a caregiver, but when they invest emotionally in other people, they risk blurring the line between attentive nurturing and controlling behavior.

The strengths and weaknesses of Cancer

The strengths1. Emotional- they are intense, compassionate, and deeply intuitive. They care about family and home matters. They are sympathetic and empathize with other people’s pains and sufferings.2. Creative- They have wild imaginations and like to share their feelings artistically through written words and poems. They like expressing themselves in an artistic and creative manner.3. Faithful-They value secure and faithful relationships. They love home and family, are very nurturing, and are highly loyal to their partners.4. Loving- As the most sensitive of the Zodiac signs, they do everything with love. They are known to be funny, insightful, passionate, indulgent, and adventurous and know very well how to have fun.5. Intuitive- They can tell what others are thinking and are hard to manipulate. They are highly sensitive and keep probing until they get answers.

The weaknesses1. They become moody especially when jealous, or when they feel that their emotional needs are not being met.2. Negative- Because they are ruled by the moon, which is constantly dynamic, they can be extremely moody. They sometimes have low self-esteem and can hold grudges for a very long time. They tend to see the glass as half empty instead of half full.3. Clingy- Their high imagination can make them clingy and obsessive over situations until they get all the answers.4. Suspicious- Though empathetic, they are inclined to protect themselves. They only trust when they feel safe and often resort to their inner world when they feel unsafe.5. Resentful- They build resentment gradually when they feel that they have been diverted. They are very difficult to please.

Advice for Cancer

When you understand your innate characteristics, you can unlock your capacity of being successful. Each person has innate dual qualities, and it is each person’s responsibility to overcome the negative aspects of their character and harness the positive ones to use to their best ability. If you can build up on your confidence, balance care for others with self-care, keep your emotions balanced, and build upon your artistic talent and creative vision, you have the potential for great success in whatever you choose to do with your life.

How to get along with Cancer

Be concerned about their family and avoid speaking negatively about them. Approach them with open-faced admiration and respect. Avoid being too cloying lest you appear as insincere. They hate insincerity, artifice, being manipulated, and too much charm. To get along with them, have an open-faced admiration and respect. Do not try to over influence them. If you get into their inner circle, half of the time they will be trying to fix you and change your bad habits. This should not worry you; it is how they show love.

Published by Retirement and Dogs

I retired from the Defense Dept after over 30years. I serviced in the United States Army and was stationed at Ft Hood and Wildflecken, Germany.I live in Florida enjoying the hot weather and sunshine. I have two Shih tzu dogs Gg and Mason that spend their day trying to make me wish I was still working.A good aspect of retirement is being able to what I wanted to do instead of having to do. The what I wanted to do is write children’s books. I enjoy reading and gardening and many other activities.

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