Sun Sign Overview
Your sun— also known as your star sign— is the most fundamental part of your entire natal chart. It’s what you see in the daily horoscope column and is central to your zodiac identity. It highlights the main facets of your personality that are most obvious to you and those around you. Not all sun sign traits will resonate, as each individual has a personal natal chart that reveals more about your personality than the description below.
Cancer Sun Overview
Those born between June 21 and July 22 are of the Cancer zodiac sign. Cancer is the cardinal water sign of the zodiac denoted as the crab. Cancer is the Moonchild who isn’t too crabby or too shabby. Matter of fact, they have a sunnier and friendlier disposition than their fellow water signs. Boisterous, fun loving, and even a bit goofy, they’re pleasant and humorous— though they’re most widely noted for their soft, homely, and nurturing side.
Cancer is generally an ambivert who loves socializing just as much as they need space. Sarcastic and quirky, their personal expressions can sometimes raise eyebrows. On the other hand, they can equally be as interesting. Which, it’s almost surprising how fast a Cancer can charm you away. Not something we hear much about in the mainstream descriptions. They rock the comfy look in almost everything, though their ascendant sign largely influences this. Casual v-necks, tees, and sneakers are their regular look— they save the doll face for the special occasions. They can more or less be a kiss a&*; however, it also stems from Cancer knowing what people want and how to give it to them.
“Class clown” is big Cancer energy. Can’t tell you how many heated arguments I’ve gotten into with people on Cancer and humor. Not only are they one of the funniest signs, they have this ‘endearing a&%-hole’ element to them. Their sense of humor is teasing yet playful, to include a genuine apology if they ever overstep their boundaries. Oh, the person who’s telling everyone dad jokes, anti-jokes, puns, or cheesy Laffy Taffy wrapper jokes just might be a Cancer. Their clowning around side is actually more apparent than their mom-and-dad side. They love laughing, which, I suggest it’s to relieve their more melancholic side. Don’t be surprised if they indulge Comedy Central or humor podcasts. Again, there’s something playful and silly about Cancer that defines them from other signs— which, the mainstream blatantly overlooks or leaves out of the discussion.
The whole ‘needing to be needed‘, however, is definitely spot-on for Cancer. Behind the snorts and giggles is someone who’s giving and nurturing to a fault. They find ways to make themselves physically and emotionally available to others. They’re notoriously the ‘hostess with the mostest’ who can put almost anyone at ease. Whether it’s their welcoming humor or them offering snacks and a blanket. Which, don’t be surprised if they have a knack for cooking, grilling, or baking. Granted Cancer can be homebodied and thrifty spenders, we don’t see this as often in our fast paced world— so, expect them to be the one who’s always down to eat out 4-5 nights a week. Though cautious about when to be generous, food is one area your Cancer friend or partner will take care of you. Again, they do their best to make people happy and comfortable.
Another overlooked trait of Cancer is their ingenuity. Granted I’ve personally observed Cancer to have a strong clairsentience and clairaudience that contribute to their creative side— there’s something distinctly technical about them compared to the other water signs. Even if many don’t fully apply themselves, Cancer is exceptionally sharp. Analytical and calculated, Cancer (and Aries) has a distinct spatial intelligence that can incline them towards computer/tech, engineering, business, real estate, aeronautics, research, geography/environment, or anything related. Those with more artistic or caretaker placements in their natal charts may be inclined towards education, music (specifically vocalism), nursing, community service, or anything related. Even Cancer artists have something calculated about their work, even if it comes so intuitively that they aren’t conscious of it. Having spiritual inclinations, of course, the two dualisms can conflict or make them highly integrative in their worldview. Many are leaders through whatever they do, as they’re encouraging and helpful.
As homely and nurturing as they can be, it’s common for Cancer to have a flighty side to them. Ironically, they rule all matters of home and comfort— yet will literally up one day and change because they’re too comfortable and not happy. People assume Cancer’s emotional resilience will keep them around forever? Wrong. Their cardinal nature can contribute to their precariousness and irresponsibility. Much of this can be centered on family or relationship expectations, to include putting others’ demands before their own. Ironically, the root of this insecurity people often talk about with Cancer stems from this.
It’s important they’re aware of who and what they surround themselves with, as it can set patterns in how they repeat behavior in different contexts. I say this specifically with Cancer because of their spatial intelligence I mentioned— they’re subconsciously adept to patterns, making them as equally brilliant as self-defeating. Natural problem solvers and creatively inventive, yet they can shut down due to how emotions can feel a bit more overwhelming. Especially as they take on others’ emotions as their own (sympathy). Hence, why many are sometimes passive aggressive or less confrontational.
Love and relationships are shamelessly of importance to Cancer’s happiness— even if they seem wishy-washy about what they want versus need in someone else. Sometimes sympathy for the other and the desire to be loved can make them the ‘better’ one in all their relationships. It’s rare they go back to an ex or anyone who pushed them away. Will they jump into another relationship and remain alone? Almost unlikely. They move on a lot faster than people are willing to realize. This is a cardinal sign we’re dealing with, after all. Important to note how they’re the suckers when it comes to love, as they can also be thoughtful romantics.
Cancer is peaceful yet rowdy— gently illuminating yet somber. They have an overall beachy and warm vibe to them, even if their melancholy can make it like rain on a summer’s day. Then again, they have a strong sense of direction led through curiosity and intuition. Adaptable, accommodating, and more optimistic than they want to be— the qualities that also contribute to their nurturance and gentleness. Laugh and cry until the stomach hurts might be Cancer’s motto, but their goal above all is to feel.