Cancer sun at a glance
A deeper look at Cancer
Your Sun Sign describes the center of your personality, what motivates and drives you, and who you are learning to become
Cancer is the fourth sign of the zodiac and is represented by the Crab.
Their elemental sign is water, which gives them incredible emotional depths, makes them highly creative, and lends itself to broader psychic abilities than other signs.
Cancers wear their hearts on their sleeves, but they have a range of emotions going on inside, which can at times make them seem overly sentimental or moody; this is due to their connection with the moon phases.
Just like real crabs, Cancers are known to retreat into their “shells” and are most comfortable when they’re at home surrounded by loved ones. They’re generally on the more introverted side, preferring deep, intimate connections with just a few people over socializing in large groups, which can easily overwhelm them.
Also like the “real” crab, if hurt or frightened, they will retreat into their shells, and sometimes, never re-emerge. Being in a relationship with a Cancer requires you to pay more attention to making certain a Cancer feels secure and safe in your presence. If you can do that, they’ll be loyal to death. As a Cancer sun, being aware of when you are retreating into your shell without real cause is a good life lesson to master. You don’t have to run for cover from every little thing. Parents of Cancer children need to teach them how to be the source of their own safety, to erect healthy boundaries, and to enforce those, without overreacting.
Cancer is a cardinal sign, which makes them able to take decisive action and manifest their dreams swiftly. They’re known as the providers of the zodiac—they take care of their loved ones as breadwinners and nurturers. The crab’s ability to crawl between the ocean and shore allows them to exist between the emotional and material worlds.
These people love their home and family more than anything else in this world. Career and money are less priority when it comes to relationships and children. Cancer men and women make excellent parents who are loving as well as strict at the same time.
Any planet you have in Cancer will use this energy as their lens. For instance, if you have Mars in Cancer, all your Mars aspects will be filtered by Cancer energy.
As planets move through Cancer, they filter that energy into the collective.
Learning what Cancer energy is, will help you better understand astrology on the whole to better navigate your life in the best energies.