Cancer babies, it’s our season!
If you were born between the 21st of June and the 22nd of July then you’re a sweet, majestic and crabby Cancer.
This water sign is the fourth sign of the zodiac wheel and is ruled by the moon, this makes them super nurturing, caring and a tad bit too sensitive. Cancers rely heavily on intuition and have this distinct gift that enables them help people open up and heal from their deepest emotional pains.
People born under this sign are caring to a fault, they have this desire to please and often find themselves suppressing their needs to cater to those of their loved ones. As much as Cancers love to pretend to be okay with giving so much of themselves and getting so little in return, they can get pretty passive aggressive and resentful overtime and if they don’t get a smidgen of reciprocation, they will most likely erupt.
Taurus, Pisces, Virgo and Scorpio are the most compatible with this water sign. Keep reading to find out how you can successfully connect with a cancer, what they want in a partner and how they behave in relationships.
So, what’s a Cancer actually looking for in a relationship?
Cancer signs tend to dwell on things that hurt them for an unhealthy amount of time, they need a partner that can help them sort through their emotions so that they can move past things and let go of their hurt. Validation is one thing this sign needs at all times, it helps mellow their emotional intensity and makes them feel more secure with a partner.
Loyalty is everything to a Cancer, they need a partner that they can rely on. Someone just as kind and giving as they are, as they can’t stand arrogance and selfishness.
Prepare to constantly get an earful from your cancer partner about their feelings (they have a lot of those), and in return they want your listening ears and sympathy. This sign needs an attentive partner that can take note of the most insignificant things. Cancers don’t always want to spell things out for you, they love to be wowed and need a partner that will pick up on the hints they so often love to drop.
People born under this star sign would do everything it takes to make their partner happy and deep down, they want you to reciprocate their act of kindness even when they wave it off and persist you don’t have to do a thing.
So, how do Cancers behave in relationships?
1. They Feel More Deeply Than Others
Cancers are often overflowing with emotions; they are so cautious about how everything makes them feel and appreciate vulnerability from their partners. Your cancer partner wants to know every emotion you experience every step of the day, they can sense when something is wrong and know instantly what to do to make you feel better. This water sign thinks more with their heart than their head and they are aware of that, and perfectly fine with it.
Physical intimacy would be the last thing on this signs mind if they feel they aren’t emotionally involved with you. This trait of theirs also makes them huge hopeless romantics, they love to give and receive sentimental items and love a deep conversation from time to time. Cancers would suck you into their emotional depth during sex but it’s not just about getting off for them, it’s about building intimacy and a strong connection.
They are highly intuitive. Having a gut feeling is an enough valid reason for this sign not to make a move, and most of the time their instincts are right.
Their highly emotional nature also makes them irredeemable emotional cheaters. If your cancer partner feels neglected and unappreciated, then they will most likely go off and establish an intimate and close connection with someone else.
2. They Are Nurturing & Supportive
When it comes to their loved ones, Cancers give unreservedly. They want to be there for you in whatever way they can and often sacrifice so much of themselves. Cancer signs are very empathetic, which is why they are probably that friend you know you can count on to drop everything to be by your side when you need them. They make amazing friends (and lovers) and sincerely will always want to put a smile on your face just because they can!
3. Cancers = Moody Babes
Sometimes this moody crab sign can be irritable for no reason. Ruled by the moon, their moods and emotions change as quickly as the moon phases. They don’t mean to be this way, it’s just who they are.
Cancers can be super happy one minute and sulky the next, it’s not their thing to come up with a logical explanation on why they feel a certain way, they just flow with their emotions and try their best not to be too impulsive.
Cancer signs don’t realize it, but sometimes they don’t accrue as much interest and validation to other people’s feelings or emotions as they do to theirs. Their tendency to suppress their displeasure often contributes to their moodiness. Sometimes you might think your cancer partner is just being moody for no reason while he or she is just having an eruption from silently putting up with something annoying that you constantly do.
4. They Love To Brood
Exchanging apologies after hashing things out with a Cancer rarely ever ends then and there, they will throw themselves a pity party and brood over the whole thing until they become a paranoid mess, constantly interpreting your body language and every expression on your face to see whether you’re still harboring a hint of resentment.
A brooding Cancer can be an absolute pain, do so much as frown in their direction and they are going to spend the rest of their day wondering what they did to get you in such a foul mood or why you’re so mad at them, meanwhile you were probably just frowning over an entirely different issue that didn’t even have to do with them.
Silence isn’t the best thing for both parties when you notice your Cancer partner is brooding. A lot of assumptions are probably zipping through that overly sensitive head of theirs, so the best thing for you to do is strike up a lighthearted conversation so they can calm the hell down.
5. They Are Very Loyal & Committed
Cancers are very committed lovers; they will stay with you when the going gets tough and won’t waver in their support and affection. People born under this sign will always try to work things out before they ever consider leaving.
They also make loyal and trustworthy employees. Cancer signs have strong work ethics and their gift of empathy makes them great in relating with customers and employees.
6. The Most Vindictive Sign
It takes a lot of willpower for this sign not to get back at you after crossing them. Sometimes a Cancer might forgive you but they have this urge to make people feel how they felt when treated unfairly, for instance if you ignore your Cancer partner and come around to talk things out later on, your Cancer partner might forgive you and then proceed to get back at you by ignoring you later that week just so you can know how it felt.
Do a Cancer dirty and they will spend their day scheming on how to get you back but don’t worry, they rarely act on their plans. Cancers are always expecting the worst from people and are always expecting people to hurt them, this trait of theirs helps tame their tendencies to seek revenge but also makes them a little bit too cynical.
7. The Clingy Crabs
Once a Cancer lowers their guard, they will be all over you to the point that you will definitely feel suffocated, but this is only if they feel safe with you and believe they can trust you. They can also get pretty jealous but they are very good at hiding it.
A Cancer in love can be draining, they will want to confide in you constantly and smother you with love. They can be sensitive and emotional but Cancers know how to put their foot down. If you make them feel like a pest or a bother, they will withdraw without thinking twice!
8. They Are Homebodies
Cancers have a way of making you feel like you’re at home in their presence. They exude a warmth that makes you feel seen and loved.
They love people that feel like home to them as well: their friends, family and of course their partners.
They are also natural homebodies. Just like the crab carries their home on their back, Cancers feel secure and safe in their homes and spend a lot of time making sure their spaces are well decorated to their liking.
Happy Cancer Season, bbs !!