Overview of the Sun in Cancer Signs

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Cancer Sun guys and gals are emotionally vulnerable, sometimes with aloof outer defenses. They sidewind into friendships and avoid full frontal engagement until there's absolute trust.

There's something of the child in Cancer people, and they thrive around sympathetic friends. On the other hand, an emotional vampire can suck the life out of the Crab, and lead to Cancer-style depression

Cancer is a water sign and experiences life as waves of emotions and impressions. Some can be like a dream, and Cancer artists create a home in the imagination. Some waves become nightmares that take Cancer into the vast ocean of feeling, where they are lost at sea.

Luckily, the ocean has its tides, and eventually, Cancer will wash up on the shore again. This tidal private life is a signature of Cancer, and those closest to them will have intimate knowledge of this ebb and flow.

Cancer in Love is sentimental, easy to trick and quick to retreat into emotional safe spaces. The Moonchild often puts a potential friend through tests of loyalty, often without realizing what they're doing.

That's a key to Cancer the Crab -- they do much that doesn't make sense to others. He or she acts from inside the world of feelings and the imagination, and it's not always logical.

The Moody Moonchild

Those with the Sun in Cancer have a changeable nature, which makes them something of an enigma, even with those closest to them. They’re ruled by the Moon and are similarly known to glow brightly one moment, and hide their faces the next. A highly emotional sign, they can sink into a mood and fully inhabit it, so that it seems to permeate the atmosphere around them.

It's important to look at your Moon sign if you're a Cancer Sun. This reveals how you deal with a crisis, and also your instinctive coping mechanisms. 

Psychic Sponge

The Cancer imagination is so vivid that it’s like they’re watching home movies inside their heads. For them, every life experience can be replayed again and again in Technicolor, and the same internal landscape revisited. This is the raw material for both creative genius and the tendency to get stuck in emotional eddies. And because they're psychic sponges, they need plenty of space to unravel the little dramas of the day, or they’ll get cranky.

The Cancer has a tender heart, but you might not see it at first behind the cool exterior. Once you’re allowed inside the circle of trust, you’ll start to know why they’re called the “mother” of the Zodiac. Both men and women of this sign have an instinctive nurturing side that endears them to those they love. The Crab’s claws hold tight, though, and often they have trouble letting go of relationships and situations.

Tenacious Crab

The stealth approach of the Cancer Sun often takes people by surprise, and many have been underestimated. They’ll protect their sensitivity by going after what they want indirectly, which can be seen as passive.

Cancer has a secret though, being a cardinal initiating sign -- they may move sideways, but they take action! Cancer has an emotional force and a great instinct for the right timing. The Cancer-Capricorn polarity is one of establishing a secure home base, while also going after worldly goals. 

Also, try to take advantage of their gentle nature, and you’ll soon be put in your place. Cancer is the archetype of the Mama Bear, and is fierce, especially if you threaten her loved ones. Once crossed, the Cancer holds a grudge to infinity, so it’s hard to win back their trust.

Above all, the Cancer wants a sense of belonging and an intimate home life. Once committed, they’ll prove to be the ultimate family man or woman, and likely never stray too far from the nest.

The Dates

June 21st to July 21st


tenacious, patient, intuitive, nurturing, sensuous, imaginative, sensitive, empathic

The Shadow Side

moody, clingy, self-absorbed, clannish, neurotic, needy, no boundaries, subjective


Cardinal and Water