June 21st to July 22nd Element: Water (Cardinal) Ruling Planet: Moon Day: Monday and Thursday Color: White
Cancer is the Fourth House of the Western Zodiac.
Cancers are deeply-loving and emotional. They have a heightened sense of empathy and will often dive in to help someone, even at their own peril. This exposes Cancers to the ‘slings and arrows’ of an ungrateful world, and Cancers feel hurt deeply. However, their tenacity helps them pick themselves up, dust themselves off, and start all over again.
Cancers are the home-bodies of the zodiac, because – like a crab – the home is their protective shell. A cancer is quite happy working in their bunny slippers or crafting in the den. They can be moody and emotional and they will often act on a feeling or an intuition, but their actions are always heart-felt.
In relationships, Cancers will use their intuitive natures to reach deeply into their partners. If you enjoy this type of intimacy, then you will enjoy being with a Cancer. But sometimes a Cancer will make excuses for someone else’s bad behavior, which makes them seem like pushovers. Don’t believe it. Cancers may forgive people to a great extent, but they will eventually self-correct.
When looking for an “opposites attract” relationship, a Cancer may feel safe and protected with a grounded Capricorn. When seeking a “like-minded” relationship, the big heart of a loving Taurus will give a Cancer a wonderful, emotional safe-space.