Date Range: June 22 - July 23
Symbol: The Crab
Ruling Planet: Moon
Basic Trait: I Feel
Closest Metal: Silver
Lucky Day: Monday
Lucky Colors: Green, Silver-Grey, Cream and White
Lucky Gems: Opal, Pearl and Moonstone
Lucky Flowers: Daisies and Wallflowers
Cancer zodiac sign has the symbol of 'The Crab'. One
of the basic characteristics of a Cancerian is that he is very prone to
mood swings, which are matched by changing emotions. At one point of
time, you may have seen him in a typical party mood, enjoying himself
and laughing at other people's jokes. He may come across as the most
extroverted member in the entire group. However, another time, he may be
completely introverted, sitting in a corner and lost in his own world.
This single personality trait can help you in identifying a Cancer very
A Cancerian will never run behind fame and publicity, but if he ever
gets it, he definitely knows how to bask in the limelight. In a
melancholic mood, he can become the coldest person on this earth and
drown you in his bottomless depression. Cancerians are prone to
pessimism and usually hide their fears behind a veil of humor. They love
to dream and for them, sky's the limit. When he cries, it is because he
is deeply hurt from inside. A harsh glance or a rough tone can easily
break Cancer's vulnerable heart.
When he is hurt, he will either cry his heart out or retreat into a
silent spell. However, it is rare that he takes revenge from the one who
has hurt him. If a Cancer retreats to his shell, you can be sure he will
become completely unreachable. He won't pick his phone, answer the
doorbell or even check his mail. Another mood that can engulf a Cancer
is a snappy one, or you can say a crabby one. He will hate the world and
snap at anything and everything. However, you can be sure he is not
angry with you and will soon be his normal self again.
While in a conversation, the facial features of a crab will change a
number of times, displaying his numerous moods. He has a vivid
imagination and at times will drown you in his moods too. Each and every
experience affects him and gets engraved in his memory. Cancerians
remember everything life has taught them and are true patriots. Past
intrigues them and they love to collect antiques, old treasures and
ancient relics. They are the perfect keepers of secrets and people
automatically confide in them.
However, their own thoughts and secrets are strictly off limits for
everyone. A typical cancer will never discuss his personal life with
anyone. Compassion and intuition gel perfectly with the Cancer profile.
He seldom judges people, just soaks up what comes his way and reflects
the same. He will never ever give up an object he cherishes, be it a
gift from a lover or the worn jeans he loves wearing. Cancerians have a
soft heart; they care about people and are quite helpful. However, they
wait to see if someone else is helping.
If the answer is yes, they will sit back and let the other person be
the savior. In case no one comes forward; they will be there to rescue
you. A Cancer person may come at the last minute, but he will save you
just before you are about to drown. He is not selfish, it just that he
never wants to be impulsive. But, he will save you nonetheless. Before
he makes any move, a Cancerian must be sure of strong backing. Without
it, he hates to venture on his own. He does not forget mistakes easily,
especially his own.
He will brood over them and take a long time before moving ahead again.
Cancerian loves, rather reveres, his home and his loved ones. Too much
is not even enough for him. He needs more, more security, more love and
more care. Insecurity may lead him to depression and weaken him
physically. However, Cancerians have this amazing quality of
self-healing. All they require is happiness, optimism and laughter in
large doses. They are prone to negative thoughts and are always
preparing for the unseen future.
The maxim 'Old is Gold' fits perfectly to a Cancer, whether it is the
case of people or things. He is also very good at making as well as
managing wealth. He has a large heart and will share willingly if his
loved ones are in need. However, wastage, especially of food, is sure to
tick him off. All the sensitivity of a crab is hidden beneath his hard
shell and it will take much care and love to bring him out of his shell
and close to you!