When you think of a Cancer, you might think of them as moody and sensitive. Well, that’s simply not the case. Cancers are among the strongest individuals. Cancers are very selective about the people they mingle with. If you’re one of the lucky few to who they devote their attention, having them around will be life-changing for you. Cancer rules the heart and loves deeply, but they don’t want just anybody.
When they meet the right person, they will just know. It will be instinctual. When a Cancer decides that they want you, they will be eternally yours. The thing is, Cancer needs attention. A Cancer needs to be adored, protected and loved. When a Cancer isn’t getting this in their relationship, they will find it somewhere else. Here are 12 reasons why you should never take Cancer for granted:
Reason #1: A Cancer is a type to think, “stroke my back, and I’ll stroke yours.”
Your Cancer will build you up when your kingdom falls; they will be there to catch you. They will do anything for you, even if this means putting their own agenda second. If a Cancer is complimenting you all the time, it is a subconscious hint that they need some of this encouragement back.
Cancer needs to know that you love them, so be sure to tell them on a regular basis. Cancer is prepared to match you on every level. They are wired to do everything you do for them and then some. Cancer will really surpass your expectations of what it means to be a good partner, and the people in your life will notice this.
Reason #2: Cancers never chase after someone unless they are really important. Other than that you can walk out that door and don’t come back.
In order to be with a Cancer, you have to work for it because they do not just date anyone. For the most part, once a Cancer gives up on a relationship, there is no going back. A Cancer will never beg for you to stick around. If they have to keep fighting for your attention, they will realize very soon that they don’t need you. They don’t waste their time and effort on something that they think will not work.
Reason #3: When a Cancer deeply cares about someone, they never give up and won’t let their pride get in the way.
Love is something that Cancers crave deeply. Once they have someone they feel has secured their loyalty and devotion, they are usually the same way. Trust is huge for Cancer, so once you have gained that trust, you can expect a lot of great things in return. They are really stubborn when it comes to the things they want. If Cancer knows their partner truly loves and wants to be with them, a Cancer will stop at nothing to make things work.
Reason #4: Cancers act tough (but it’s just a front).
Cancers are much like their crab sign where they are always putting on a tough front. Underneath their strong and independent exterior, a Cancer loves to be romantic and swept off their feet. Although they appear strong on the outside, with their hard shell of armor, inside they have a soft underbelly. This can often lead to bottling up emotions which will torture them emotionally.
They love to be loved and they love to love. A Cancer feels things a lot more strongly than other zodiac signs. They appreciate the little things, and they like to spoil the people they care about. They want to be in meaningful relationships.
Reason #5: They don’t rush to judgment.
Cancers have your back. If there’s one person you can rely on, it’s definitely a Cancer. Cancers lead big lives and they value the spots they give to people in it. That means they avoid cattiness and pettiness because it’s temporary and distracting. Instead, Cancers focus is on the bigger picture – they aren’t quick to judge people and they give everyone a chance, but that doesn’t mean they’re forgiving.
Reason #6: Cancers are often taken for granted.
As mentioned above, Cancers are not prone to confronting others so their mousey personalities are often taken for granted. They are also incredibly giving and the kind which also makes them quite vulnerable to those who wish to use them as a stepping stone to get ahead. Cancers have to pick their close friends wisely in order to save a lot of heartbreak down the line.
Reason #7: They are petrified of rejection.
The fear of rejection can take over a Cancer’s whole life. If they feel the slightest hint of rejection, either in the minds or real, this can trigger emotions of humiliation, loneliness, uselessness, or just feeling pathetic overall. As they have a tendency to dwell on all emotions, these feelings don’t go away fast and can result in a lot of bad days.
Reason #8: Cancers can be needy sometimes.
Again with the Cancers claws, they are very needy and require constant reassurance from their partners. Often this can lead to emotional exhaustion as those closest to them have to keep up with their never-ending emotional needs. This is often the hardest trait for them to overcome, as they might not necessarily recognize the behavior as ‘needy’ or ‘clingy.’
Reason #9: They are terrible with large groups.
Cancers do well with large groups so long as they are not too loud, overbearing, or obnoxious. If there is a hectic vibe in the air then they would rather get out of the situation as soon as possible and have the noise ringing in their ears long after. In the workplace, they prefer one-to-one debates instead of being called into the boardroom for a workshop.
Reason #10: A Cancer has a sense of loyalty.
A Cancer’s love is shown through their loyalty. Cancer is one of the most loyal signs of the zodiac. Even if the definition of being loyal changes, Cancers will sacrifice their own needs for your loyalties. So, Cancers might forgive something that they should be upset about. Cancer will make allowances for the people they love.
They are highly family-oriented people who will give the shirt off their back for someone they love. They cherish relationships to the highest degree and make certain they show it. They have a natural gift for making those in their lives feel cared about and appreciated. Cancer doesn’t like to stir the pot if they can help it, but they do get frustrated when they give too much and get back too little.
Loyalty is incredibly sacred to the Cancers, and if you dishonor it, it will take time for Cancers to forgive you and move forward. If Cancer really loves you, they are almost always open to working it out.
Reason #11: Don’t mess with them or you will regret it for the rest of your life.
Speaking from experience, a Cancer does not go back on its word. Once they are done with you, you will never hear from them again. They are extremely loyal and independent, so they don’t need people who will bash their lifestyle. Cancers are protective of their heart, so if you hurt them you’re in trouble.
Cancers are generally pretty easygoing in their approach to life but don’t mistake that for thinking that they will just allow people to walk all over them. When provoked their claws will come out and they’ll be sure to put you in your place in the way that only a Cancer can.
Cancers can hold grudges for far too long.
As Cancers have such a good memory, once they have been hurt they find it difficult to forgive the person. Often this adds to their emotional stress as every time they think of the person who wronged them a video comes on their mind of the painful moments.
Forgiveness is important in all relationships, friendships, and even in the professional workplace. Although forgiving someone too quickly can lower our self-esteem, holding onto a grudge can lead to a low mood, an increase in blood pressure, or even worse – depression.
Reason #12: Cancer has a tremendous amount of love to give, and they just want to be loved in return.
Cancer needs to feel like they are loved and wanted. They want to feel valued, and like their partner would never want anyone else. Cancer loves to cheer people up. In fact, Cancer will do anything to lift your mood because it hurts them to see the people they care about unhappy.
Cancer wants you smiling. Cancer is also capable of loving people, even if they can’t be with them romantically. Cancer has the power to see the good in everyone, and can’t escape the qualities in others that are admirable. Even if it didn’t work out with you and your Cancer, they probably still have some love for you. Cancer can be overprotective at times because they just want to make everyone happy and hate to let people down.
They are happiest when they have love to come home to. Cancer is always looking for someone they can love and trust for a lifetime. As it’s been said, Cancer likes to make other people happy, but it is important that they make themselves happy in return.