Cancer Sign Dates and Traits
Cancer is one of the twelve constellations of the zodiac and is located in the Northern celestial hemisphere. Its old astronomical symbol is ♋︎ . Its name is Latin for crab and it is commonly represented as one. Cancer is a medium-size constellation with an area of 506 square degrees and its stars are rather faint, its brightest star Beta Cancri having an apparent magnitude of 3.5. It contains two stars with known planets, including 55 Cancri, which has five: one super-earth and four gas giants, one of which is in the habitable zone and as such has expected temperatures similar to Earth. At the (angular) heart of this sector of our celestial sphere is Praesepe (Messier 44), one of the closest open clusters to Earth and a popular target for amateur astronomers.
The Cancer men are charming and sociable. They make great first impressions as they know how to play their cards. But when you get to know them, their moodiness and possessiveness can be quite a handful. However they are resourcefulness, ambitious and seek to create a stable home. They are intuitive and energetic and everyone can count on them for support.
The Cancer women are emotional and passionate. These are the damsels in distress that don’t need to be saved, not until they decide from what they need to be saved. Despite their fragile mindset, these women are ambitious and can turn into great leaders is they find the right motivation for them. They are intuitive, confident but also extremely self critical.
The ambassadors of Cancer are protective and empathic; these people are also tenacious and keep finding the most innovative ways to help others. Their biggest strength is represented by the fact they are very imaginative and possess many hidden talents waiting to be unraveled in front of the right persons. Some other Cancer qualities include a great sense of humorous and putting a high price on values like fidelity and trust. Those born under the Cancer zodiac sign are also great listeners with an amazing memory. A victorious Cancer knows how to make use of their qualities to make themselves a great company and also to determine others act in the direction they want them to.
Understanding that they need to stop sidestepping obstacles and start dealing with them the mature and brave way is one thing Cancer people have to do. They are manipulative and contradictory at times. They don’t have enough self confidence and this can damage many aspects of their lives and prevent them from enjoying life at its fullest. They are sometimes overly sensitive and way too insecure. Cancer weaknesses include selfishness and impulsivity. But the biggest of them all is that they sometimes dwell on imaginary insults and comply to this state of insecurity and low self-esteem. Cancer individuals can make their life easier if they accept people as they are and stop trying to change or manipulate them by any means.