niood provides a complete and ultimate guide on the Cancer Zodiac Sign:

Ruling Planet: Moon
Quality: Cardinal
Element: Water
Root Power: Initiating emotional processes
Positive Traits: Patriotic, benefactor, compassionate, sympathetic, protective, gentle, loyal, caring, dependable, loving, generous
Negative Traits: Selfishness, self pity, moody, suspicious, pessimistic, possessive, passive aggressive, oversensitive, clingy
Good Day: Helpful, patient, compassionate, nurturing, romantic, creative
Bad Day: Gossipy, cliquey, isolated, uncommunicative, hypersensitive, overly competitive
Turn offs: People who underestimate them
Seduction approach: slow and sensual

Lucky Color: Orange
Lucky Number: 2, 3, 15, 20
Lucky Day: Monday and Thursday
Flower: Acanthus
Stone: Pearl, Opal
Season: Summer
Basic Trait: “I feel”
Quirk: So nostalgic that they will not let go of memories
Advice: Deep emotions can cause you to be hurt, try to control it by thinking twice
Life Pursuit: Constant reassurance and intimacy
Secret Wish: To take care of friends and family
Known For: Naturally nurturing caretaker of the zodiac

Cancer is a cardinal water sign. Represented by the crab, this oceanic crustacean seamlessly weaves between the sea and shore, representing Cancer’s ability to exist in both emotional and material realms.

To get an idea of the classic Cancerian personality traits and types, we need only to look to some of the most famous crabs (the sign’s symbol): Princess Diana, Ariana Grande, Tom Cruise, Selena Gomez, Tom Hanks, Khloé Kardashian, Nicole Scherzinger, Margot Robbie, and Lindsay Lohan.

The Character of Cancer

Among the zodiac signs of water, family is primordial for Cancer. And he will have a hard time breaking away from his mother. Docile, rather shy, affectionate and reserved, at certain moments his behavior will seem childish. Of a suggestible nature, this dreamer has a highly developed sensitivity, intuition and imagination. Little gifted for science, he is a great romantic, attracted by travel, but paradoxically very homely.

Helpful, understanding and spontaneous, yet his mood swings are sometimes disconcerting. The Cancer will take refuge in his shell thinking about the past rather than the present. For Cancer a lot will depend on the relationship with the mother. If the image is good, Cancer will feel safe. But if relations are tense, he will become capricious …

Cancer defends their spaces, aware of the many dangers of the world. For this reason he is very attached to family and home. He knows that, by creating a solid protective sphere, he will be able to face unexpected events effectively.

The Profile Of The Cancer Woman

The Cancer woman is feminine, but doesn’t like to draw attention to herself. She knows that her ingenuous side is enough to seduce those around her. She is careful, discreet and never does too much, at the risk of not doing enough! Described as rather unobtrusive, she is endowed with a great maternal sensitivity.

It is in her family circle that the native finds her happiness. But she also has a lot of friends, not least because she is open-minded and doesn’t judge people. She is appreciated for her tolerance, her generosity and her sense of hospitality. She likes to give, looks for the gift or the little touch that could please her loved ones.

The Cancer woman is very orderly, maybe even a bit manic, and can snap off her hinges if something is upset her. This sudden attitude always surprises those close to her, even those who know her well. She can be gullible at times and is not very good at business. On the other hand, she is sensitive and has a lot of imagination. She can be good at drawing, painting or sculpture even if she doesn’t necessarily dare to showcase her talents.

The Profile Of The Cancer Man

The Cancer man would like to be like the crab that symbolizes him and carry his house on his back wherever he goes. He is cautious and has a great need for landmarks and security.

Discreet and self-conscious, the Cancer man is very afraid of ridicule and hates feeling uncomfortable. He therefore remains very attached to his family and prefers to spend time with those close to him than to meet new people. He respects the traditions, the education passed down to him. His childhood is very important to him and he takes a rather nostalgic look at his life, often regretting the days before. But unlike Capricorns, they aren’t pessimistic, they can even be jovial and talkative when they feel really comfortable.

He enjoys spending time at home with his family and is not afraid of routine, on the contrary, it constitutes his balance. Even if he is very good at his job, he will always remain quite discreet about his dreams and desires, for fear of being disappointed.

Love and Sex

There is no sex without love … and vice versa. For Cancer, affectivity is an inevitable impulse, the spice of life. Take a story that exudes romance and sure you’ll find a Cancer (and a Pisces!) Inside. Shy and cheeky, he is a tender, transgressive lover, ready to question everything for love. And for him, from adventures to starting a family … the step is short!


The ability to empathize with others favors social, organizational but also introspective jobs: writers, actors, psychics, poets, psychologists, pediatricians, nurses, teachers and social workers. Cancer wants to feel useful, help others, pass on their knowledge: selfishness is not part of their vocabulary. Cancer does not like to command, but he can also be a good manager, because he knows how to choose the right people, thanks to his ineffable intuition, and direct them without replacing them.


Brave, powerful, direct, independent, strong sense of justice, innocent, assertive, fearless, head-strong


Dependent, Indirect, Moody, Passive Aggressive, Unable To Let Go

Best compatibility

Cancer is most compatible with Taurus, Scorpio, Capricorn, and Pisces.

  • Taurus – Shares a love of understanding, compassion, and giving.
  • Scorpio – These two tap into each other’s hidden emotional side, resulting in a beautiful lifetime relationship.
  • Capricorn – Shares a bond of been driven by the karma of their ancestors.
  • Pisces – Both water signs share beautiful emotions and deep feelings.

Worst compatibility

Cancer is the least compatible with Aries, Gemini, Sagittarius, and Aquarius.

  • Aries – The impatience of Aries does not bond well with the emotional moods of Cancer.
  • Gemini – They have different views on life, emotions, and relationships.
  • Sagittarius – Energy levels are very different, leading to misunderstanding and irritation.
  • Aquarius – Struggles with Cancer’s changing moods and emotions.

Cancer Compatibility with other Zodiac Signs

Cancer and Aquarius Compatibility
Cancer and Aries Compatibility

Cancer and Cancer Compatibility
Cancer and Capricorn Compatibility
Cancer and Gemini Compatibility

Cancer and Leo Compatibility
Cancer and Libra Compatibility

Cancer and Pisces Compatibility
Cancer and Sagittarius Compatibility
Cancer and Scorpio Compatibility

Cancer and Taurus Compatibility
Cancer and Virgo Compatibility