Cancer is the Cardinal Water sign of the zodiac, with the symbol of the Crab. Cancers may have a tough exterior, but these are some of the sweetest, most loving people in the zodiac. Cancer experiences their emotions in a pure state, undiluted. They know what pure emotion is and know how to handle it. If you need someone who understands what you’re going through, talk to a Cancer. Cancer also knows how to create a safe place for other people. If Cancer asks, they genuinely want to know how you’re doing.
Cancers are often empathic; they understand the emotional component of any situation quickly. They thrive in environments where they feel safe and know how to create a safe emotional space for others as well. Cancer people have impeccable intuition. If they have a bad feeling about something, they may not be able to make a clear, logical argument for why, but they are usually right.
Cancers may be squishy on the inside, but they have a tough exterior that makes them very hard workers when the moment demands it. If a Cancer is motivated by your cause, they will give it their all. Cancers are amazing healers, healing our bodies and minds, our planet, and even complex systems. Cancer provides the right environment for true healing to occur.
Cancer’s biggest downfall is that they can be overly emotional, sensitive, or read too much into small interactions. Cancer can be easily wounded if they let down their guard, and someone doesn’t notice. For Cancers, it’s important to discuss your boundaries with other people and make sure people know when you’re counting on them, or when they’ve made it into your circle of trust. Cancers are not actually too sensitive; they just feel taken advantage of because of their readiness to give. For Cancer, it’s important to surround yourself with generous, kind people, so your giving doesn’t go unrequited.