Cancer traits: The best and worst characteristics if you have a Cancer star sign | The Sun

CANCER is the fourth astrological sign of the zodiac and comes straight after Gemini season.

Cancer season starts as the sun enters at the summer solstice in the Northern Hemisphere – usually June 21 or 22, and ends July 22.

Cancer star sign traits and personality

People who identify as Cancerian are typically very 'rooted' kinds of people, and love to surround themselves with family or things that remind them of home.

Wearing your heart on your sleeve is normal and emotions run high if you were born between June 22 and July 22.

Cancerians are emotional and at times overly sensitive, thrifty and sentimental – but can also make great chefs with a keen love of food.

They tend to like art, home-based hobbies and helping loved ones, but dislike strangers and being made to reveal details of their personal life.

Horoscope traits – What does your star sign mean for you?

Aries – The best and worst characteristics of the head of the zodiac
Aquarius – The traits you need to know for the air sign
Capricorn – What does this star sign mean for your personality?
Cancer – The key traits for the sign include a keen love of food
Gemini – The traits to be aware of for the sign with a symbol of twins
Leo – The best and worst characteristics of the fire sign
Libra – What does the seventh star sign mean for your personality?
Pisces – The key traits for the sign include an interest in the arts
Sagittarius – The traits you need to know for the fire sign
Scorpio – What does this star sign mean for your personality?
Taurus – The best and worst characteristics of the earth sign
Virgo – The key traits for the sign include loyalty and kindness

Cancerians demand your total loyalty and undivided attention but they will give the same back as well.

They can be attention-seeking and dramatic which can cause relationship woes.

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What is the Cancer zodiac symbol?

Water sign Cancer is usually represented by a crab, although sometimes this is replaced by a lobster or crayfish.

This symbol is based on the Greek myth of Karkinos, a crab that was crushed by Hercules, and whose remains were placed in the sky by Hera.

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The sign of Cancer was seen as a scarab beetle in Ancient Egypt, and a turtle in Mesopotamia.

What are the best careers for a Cancer?

Security-focused Cancer may find themselves drawn to jobs that will provide them with this, while their kind and compassionate nature may lead them to jobs that allow them to help other people.

Great jobs for Cancer include:

  • Nurse
  • Social Worker
  • Interior Designer
  • Architect
  • Therapist
  • Nanny
  • Estate Agent

List of 12 star signs

The traditional dates used by Mystic Meg for each sign are below.

  • Capricorn: December 22 – January 20
  • Aquarius: January 21 – February 18
  • Pisces: February 19 – March 20
  • Aries: March 21 – April 20
  • Taurus: April 21 – May 21
  • Gemini: May 22 – June 21
  • Cancer:  June 22 – July 22
  • Leo: July 23 – August 23
  • Virgo: August 24 – September 22
  • Libra: September 23 – October 23
  • Scorpio: October 24 – November 22
  • Sagittarius: November 23 – December 21

What are the best and worst matches for a Cancer?

Best love matches:

  • Taurus – these two make the gentlest zodiac couple, with their shared emotional goals of love, family and the feeling of home.
  • Virgo – This duo can have deep connection and complement each other as Virgos rule with reason and Cancer with the heart.
  • Pisces – these two signs connect through emotions and many times it can be love at first sight.

And the worst?

  • Libra – Cancer and Libra are looking for two completely different things in a partner and that may cause great disappointment.
  • Aries – tiptoeing around each other's emotions will make a relationship hard work.

Are there many Cancer celebrities?

Cancer celebrities include Princess Diana, Meryl Streep, Mindy Kaling, Tom Hanks, Kevin Bacon, Will Ferrell, Kristen Bell, Sandra Oh, Selena Gomez, Robin Williams, Chris Pratt and Solange Knowles

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