Have you ever wondered what it is exactly that makes Cancer so intense?
People who are born under the Cancer sign can sometimes be stereotyped as nothing more than moody and over-emotional creatures but the truth of the matter is Cancers are much more complex than that and they possess many unique traits and characteristics that aren’t always apparent the moment that you meet them.
So to give you a better sense of what it really means to be born under the sign of the Crab, let’s dive into the Cancer personality by revealing 14 of the most common traits and characteristics that make them the most powerful sign of the Zodiac.
Reason #1: Cancer is incredibly intuitive and astonishingly good at reading people.
Cancers have a one-of-a-kind sense of intuition that allows them to observe and pick up on things that fly right over the heads of others. They are naturally gifted at reading people and they can almost always tell when someone is acting unusual or ‘off’ in some way. They should learn to trust their instincts because more often than not… they’re dead on.
A Cancer can distinguish between the good and the bad…in most cases.
The Cancers are lead by their instincts and they take the right decisions at an opportune time. They are so intuitive that they can easily read the mind of other people. Cancers have a tendency to trust their intuition, often failing when they don’t.
They tend to have foresight and insight into things that many people miss. Cancers can read most people like an open book, they are the people you can never ever read completely.
Cancer has a sixth sense for detecting bullshit and can sniff you out if you’re being ‘fake’.
Cancer has a powerful ability to sniff out bullshit, liars, and anyone that’s being ‘fake’. Since they are honest with you they expect the same courtesy in return, if you’re fake with them they’ll have no time for you. They can smell a fake from a mile away. They can get inside your heart and mind in no time but not misuse your weaknesses.
Reason #2: Honesty is a unique specialty found in Cancers alone.
A Cancer will always give you a complete and honest assessment, you can take it or leave it. Outspoken as they are, trust them to tell you the truth on your face. It might hurt, but remember a Cancer will never backstab you.
To some, they can sometimes come off as a bit blunt but those closest to Cancer respect and appreciate their honesty and straightforward approach. Heart-to-heart conversations are best for them. Be honest with them or leave them alone! Honesty is ingrained in Cancer.
Reason #3: Cancer is an intense and passionate lover. They crave deeper and more meaningful relationships.
As the most sensitive sign of the zodiac, a Cancer does everything with love in mind and in the heart. Because of this, they are the most tender lovers. Cancer isn’t the type to ‘half ass’ things when it comes to love and in a relationship, they make for an incredibly intense and passionate partner.
Being loved by a Cancer is unlike quite anything else and it has the power to make a person feel alive. Having a lover like a Cancer is important, as the crab will care for you in ways many others do not know-how.
Cancers often find themselves less interested in fleeting romances but instead craving the intimacy and closeness that only comes from a long-term commitment. They can take their time to find the right person but once they do they tend to form an extremely deep bond with that person and give the relationship everything they’ve got.
Furthermore, A Cancer is VERY good in bed.
Cancers are such big freaks in bed. It’s hard not to feel the proverbial string of attraction to this super hot zodiac sign, and if you’ve ever been with a Cancer, you know it’s true. Cancers love affection, are very caring, and are often submissive.
While Cancers are typically not known for being wild, the heat of the moment types of lovers, are known for having open minds and are usually willing to try new things. If you’re a Cancer you enjoy giving your body to your partner to explore, while at the same time feeling an emotional connection to them. They are 100% passion-driven and don’t give up until they satisfy you.
If they let you in, Cancers will never let you go.
Cancers tend to be guarded in their relationships. They don’t easily dole out trust, and they’re protective of their deeply fragile hearts. But if a Cancer lets you in, you will never find a truer friend. Loyal, dependable, caring, responsive, and often unwaveringly optimistic, Cancers will pour their entire selves into a relationship and be there for life.
Cancer’s heart can be sensitive and when it’s broken or toyed with they can take it pretty rough. They often have a hard time moving on from a relationship once it is over and can take a long time before they are able to fully get back on their feet.
Reason #4. Cancer can be extraordinarily generous at times. They have compassionate and empathetic hearts.
Cancer is one of the most giving personalities that you’ll ever come across and it’s not uncommon for them to bestow their friends and family with massive acts of generosity out of nowhere. They don’t do it because they feel they have to… they just genuinely like to put a smile on the faces of their loved ones.
If you need to go to a person with a private matter, are in need of advice, or just want someone to listen in quiet support, consult a Cancer. Their empathy makes them great unbiased listeners. The traits and characteristics of compassion and empathy run deep within the Cancer and they can be some of the most thoughtful and caring people that you will ever meet.
They are able to relate to people in a meaningful way thanks to their ability to put themselves in another person’s shoes and really understand where they are coming from. Cancers are able to adapt their thinking to better understand another’s perspective, and their intuition grants them the great gift of wisdom, which they may share in offering up advice.
They are honest and caring, and they usually give off an aura that makes you feel more comfortable opening up to them.
Reasons #5: Cancers are great dispute resolvers.
Cancers’ great skill of remaining unbiased makes them great peacekeepers. They don’t like when people fight, and they look for the good qualities in everyone. Because of this, they are capable of seeing multiple sides to any situation, and they will likely diffuse drama rather than stir it. In relationships, they are able to admit when they are wrong and can play devil’s advocate, which helps them problem solve and move forward when faced with hurdles.
Furthermore, Cancers are very good at making decisions and giving advice.
While Cancers love to explore and be adventurous, they are also extremely rational and thoughtful when it comes to their decisions. Cancers will be game for anything, but they will draw the line when a situation is potentially harmful or can have repercussions in the future.
Cancers have an overwhelming sense of acceptance. They are incredibly nonjudgmental. While this is one of the reasons they give great advice, it is also the characteristic that draws people to them.
Reason #6: Cancer is mysterious and hard to read.
Cancer has a mysterious character to their personality that can make them seem like a bit of an enigma at times. They can be quite shy and reserved at times particularly when they don’t know a person all that well. They’re not the type to give away all of their secrets right away and they don’t tend to broadcast their every thought and emotion like some of the other signs might do.
This can make them extremely hard to read for those that don’t know them very well however it’s this same mysterious trait that also intrigues others and draws them into the Cancer world.
Cancers are complicated and they have many sides to them.
The Cancer personality is made up of many layers and those born under this zodiac sign are hard to put into any ‘one’ box. Just when someone thinks they’ve got them all figured out the Cancer will go and do something totally unexpected that they never see coming.
Reason #7: Cancer can experience crazy mood swings.
Those born under a water sign experience drastic mood changes over the course of a day. Sometimes Cancer’s mood can seem to change like the winds. When they are up they can feel amazing but when they’re feeling down their lows can also be just as intense. They often try their best to keep things under control but sometimes their emotions can overwhelm them.
Cancer’s moods are complex. On the surface, they may appear either calm or turbulent, depending on the hour. Beneath the surface runs deeper currents. Cancers are always feeling something. This sensitivity contributes to their powerful mood swings and makes Cancer one of, if not the most, sensitive of the Zodiac.
Reason #8: Cancer is always there for their friends, period. They instinctively protect their loved ones.
There are very few things that Cancer values more than their friendships and they will do just about anything to help out a close friend. They are great listeners and when someone that they care about hits a rough patch they are often willing to drop everything to lend their support.
More than any other astrological sign, Cancers are exceptionally loving and caring. It is no surprise Cancer is the sign that represents motherhood; Cancers have strong maternal instincts and are empathetic by nature. If you are lucky enough to be friends with Cancers, they will care about you more than they care about themselves. They will go out of their way to meet your emotional needs.
Cancers are protective, they will defend those they care about to the death.
One reason you want a Cancer on your team is that the sign is very loyal. When you get close to a Cancer, you are family, and the family-oriented crab will likely do just about anything for those it lets into the exclusive walls of its shell. While not natural-born fighters (in fact, quite the opposite), they turn full maternal and will attack when their nests are threatened.
Cancer puts their family and loved ones first and they have a strong natural instinct to nurture and protect those that they care about. You would be foolish to pick a fight with one of Cancer’s tribes… they don’t take that kind of thing lightly. In relationships, this can sometimes be seen as a negative quality, as Cancers can easily become jealous. But, it just means they care and want to protect what is theirs.
Reason #9: Cancer doesn’t get along with obnoxious and pushy personalities.
Cancer can get along with a wide variety of people but if you’re obnoxious, demanding, and thinking that you can boss Cancer around then you better believe that you have another thing coming. Cancers are repelled by those that that have no thought for others and they will be quick to distance themself from anyone that only cares about themselves
Reason #10: Cancer is open-minded and endlessly imaginative. They are good at adapting.
Cancer is a dreamer who tends to be limited by no boundaries when it comes to their imagination. They’re also extremely open to new ideas and they prefer to think deeply about things rather than simply taking everything at face value. Their favorite things about people are usually their quirks or flaws because those are the things that make people different.
Cancers are happiest when they’re sharing their love for something, like writing or poetry, with those around them. They tend to have a strong creative force, one that involves them with the arts in some capacity, and they take great pleasure in expressing themselves creatively. They also have a good taste for food and an admirable artistic sense.
Cancers are good at keeping up. Since crabs must shed their shells and find new ones often, known as molting, they remain strong in situations of change. While Cancers may not like being lonely, they are good at being alone. The stereotypical “homebody” enjoys time spent on their own and being independent. Independence is a key part of adaptation, as it is the freedom of not having to rely on others to be comfortable. Cancers can be comfortable with themselves in many settings where they may be forced to adapt.
Reason #11: Cancer is calm and chills… until they are provoked.
Cancers have a very sweet, compassionate, gentle nature. They are generally pretty easygoing in their approach to life. Cancers might get hurt easily, but they don’t normally go into recluse mode over every little thing. Some people like to take advantage of their kindness, which makes them feel unappreciated and taken for granted.
If you make them really mad, they might just try to hide their feelings until they eventually blow up. 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. A pissed-off Cancer holds no bar. As loving and caring as they can be, they give zero fucks when someone has gotten them boiling mad. Cancer is the most dangerous sign when angry so watch out how you treat them.
Reason #12: Cancer can hold onto a grudge for a long time.
Cancer tries to treat people as they would like to be treated but when somebody seriously violates their trust or wrongs them in some way that they simply can’t forgive… well they can hold a grudge for a long ass time. It’s best to just avoid getting on their bad side because they have long memories and they aren’t quick to forgive betrayal.
This trait makes it difficult for others to regain the trust of the Cancer. Honesty is a number one quality expected by those born under this sign. If you get caught lying to a Cancer, you might as well give it up. Although they are more forgiving than those born under the sign of Scorpio, Cancer rarely forgets! Cancer can be your best friend or your worst enemy.
Reason #13: Cancer can get sentimental and find themself yearning for the past. They have a great memory.
Cancers can sometimes find themselves reminiscing over the past and getting so caught up in their memories that they forget to live in the present. Live in the past, they become emotional when they think back and think of the good old days. They find it hard to let go of the old and for you, it is not so easy to live in the present.
Sometimes they just find it hard to ‘move on’ from things once they are over. Cancer has the worst time coping with letting go of the past. One of a Cancer’s habits is they keep EVERYTHING and are deathly afraid of losing or leaving anything behind. They are strongly governed by childhood memories and live intensely in the past in memory and in the future in imagination!
Cancers most often have excellent memories.
A Cancer has a great memory and will remember everything their partner says to see if they were lied to. Although they may confuse the dates and names, the important memories of the basic attitudes and actions are never blotted out from their memory.
Reason #14. Cancer is strong and resilient. They will surprise you.
A Cancer is a complex creature. Cancers are self-sufficient, but only on a surface level. Cancers might have a reputation for being a bit on the sensitive side but you shouldn’t mistake that for thinking that they are weak. In fact, they are incredibly resilient and they’re more than capable of rolling with the punches no matter what life throws their way.
While they are not as stubborn as the Taurus, their resilience is how they obtain passion and excitement even when the odds are against them. Though inside it may be fragile, the crab’s shell is hard. When something stands in Cancers’ way of what they want, it only further motivates them. In relationships, Cancers are more willing to work through problems instead of giving up. They want to make it work if they think it is worth it.
A kind of magnetic attraction pulls friends, family, and lovers to Cancers. Whether it’s their beautiful shells or their auras that make you want to discover what’s inside, you will discover many surprises when you get them to open up. With their shells on, they fascinate you with your desire to know more because there is wonder inside their shells.
They are the ultimate contradictions – simple yet complex, cautious yet free-spirited, tender yet edgy – and they never fail to keep you guessing. While there are certain near guarantees you can expect, such as sensitivity and a caring heart, the adventurous side of a Cancer will take your breath away. Cancers are basically the best people to have in your life.