Cancer – June 22 – July 21

Cancer Personality: Domestic, Sensitive, Tenacious

There is little doubt that Cancer can be very difficult to understand. Sometimes they listen with great empathy to others and help them out or they act with complete disinterest. They are sensitive and deep down they fear ridicule and can over react to a simple comment.

When it comes to their material possessions or home environment, they can be particularly protective and defensive. They very often, collect then hoard things that eventually become associated with treasured memories.

As they have strong need for material and emotional security, they will actively create an environment where they can feel safe from the world, its problems and pressures. They will withdraw into their protective shell should they find themselves in hostile situations and are quite capable of giving the impression of self assurance and toughness while actually feeling quite vulnerable.

They can be canny investors and they pay their bills on time and expect you to do the same.

Cancer  have a great sense of responsibility for others, in particular their family and as such family bonds may create a clannish mentality. If the family or loved one is threatened they become courageous and can be more manipulative than the Scorpion who is known to be the master of manipulation, so be careful. Their particular brand of manipulation uses emotional blackmail to perfection!

They can be shrewd, intuitive, receptive and possess a retentive memory. However, realise that their emotions will always colour their thoughts. When highly stressed they can become hyper sensitive, moody and be inclined to self pity while harbouring slights.

Relationships provide a source of nourishment. They are the natural home makers. Cancer folk give so much of themselves in a relationship and if it goes wrong they will be bitterly disappointed and become despondent. They may tend to smother their partners or children and can be widely sentimental, delightfully romantic often reflecting on their courtship days when love was euphoric.

Cancer – The Dark Side

Moody, Oversensitive, Touchy

Cancer can also be, temperamental, moody, short and snappy. They can be manipulative and use emotional blackmail. Although manipulation is usually associated with the sign of Scorpio, never underestimate how manipulative a cancer can be. They like to think they can mask their emotional reactions to circumstances by not sharing what they really feel. This does not serve them well because when they’re unexpressed needs are not met they will hold you accountable, retreat into their shell and may take sneaking revenge.

 Famous Cancerians

Tom Cruise, Nelson Mandela, Lindsay Lohan, the late Princess Diana, Prince William, Daniel Radcliffe, Meryl Streep, Henry VIII, Liv Tyler, Tom Hanks, the late Robin Williams, Sofia Vergara, Ricky Gervais, Toby Maguire and the Dalai Lama.