They are emotionally stronger and more independent than you might think
Cancer is the fourth of the 12 signs of the zodiac, which begins its cycle at the start of summer during Cancer season—so people born between the horoscope dates June 21-July 22 and considered Cancerians.
Whether or not you have Cancer planetary placements in your chart, it’s important to understand the energy of this zodiac sign and to decipher the facts and myths surrounding Cancerians.
As far as astrology goes, Cancers usually get a rep for being sensitive and emotional, and family orientated. But there’s so much more to this zodiac sign than those common traits. Deeply intuitive and sentimental, Cancer can be one of the most challenging horoscopes to get to know.
They are very affectionate and passionate and care deeply about matters of the family and their home. Cancer is sympathetic and attached to people they keep close. Those born with their Sun in Cancer are very loyal and able to empathize with other people’s pain and suffering.
MYTH 1: Cancers are over sensitive and cannot fight their own battles.
Despite their sensitive side, these individuals possess great resilience which imparts them immense emotional strength to deal with any adversity.
MYTH 2: Cancers are too insecure and shy to make strong/confident leaders.
These are the reasons why they have a higher possibility of achieving every success that they aim for in every career that they pursue. They tend to be good investors and business partners and are known to attract success. They often know where and when to invest in a certain business and the best ways to generate wealth and sustain it.
MYTH 3: Cancers are homebodies who are uncomfortable in social settings.
Filled with respect for all people, Cancers love getting to know strangers and building their social networks. Most of all they enjoy socializing at home, in an intimate atmosphere where connections can be made in an environment that is familiar to them. Cancers make great hosts and they love throwing house parties.
MYTH 4: Cancers are super clingy and overly protective.
Cancer compatibility has a lot to do with emotional security and trust, Cancers often hold off from commitment until they are certain about how they fell about you and vice versa. Friends and family are the two most important things to a Cancer, so they can be very protective but it comes from a place of love more so than needing to feel in control.
FACT 1: Cancers tend to overanalyze every situation.
FACT 2: Cancers are profoundly fearful of rejection by their loved ones and are prone to moodiness.
As the sign of family, these individuals care about family bonds and their home more than any other sign of the zodiac. Deeply sentimental, they tend to diligently preserve family memories, keeping them intact for years. Most Cancers number one goal in life is to start a family of their own and to make roots somewhere.
FACT 3: Cancers have difficulty opening themselves up to the world.
They have a fear of being hurt by others, which is the reason they hide behind this shell. Cancers usually have a hard time trusting other people, and it takes time for them to feel like they can truly open up to people. Intuitive and compassionate, they are sometimes impossible to understand from an extremely rational point of view.
FACT 4: Cancers can be very loyal.
They crave attention from others and they are the happiest when they have a small close-knit group of friends and family. Cancer will always want to stay in touch with old friends and anyone who has been close to them. You can put your utmost trust in a Cancer and divulge your most guarded secrets, a Cancer friend is usually a lifelong and trusted friend.