Once you have won over a Cancer as a friend or a lover, they are loyal and dependable. They will listen to your problems without prejudice and offer advice, even if you don't like the advice given as they are blunt and cut right to the chase. Don't argue with them, because they will never let you win, even if you have, in fact, won. In their mind, they are right, and you are not. However, if you can deal with their stubborn, ornery exterior, they will protect you with their life.
Cancer is the fourth sign of the Zodiac, symbolized by a crab. People who were born between the dates June 21 and July 22 are likely Cancers, depending on the year and what part of the world you live in. Cancer is a feminine, cardinal, water sign. Cancer is the sign of the zodiac ruled by the moon. Cancer are deeply effected both emotionally and physically by their stomach (gut) and should watch out for medical problems that might occur in that region of their body. Many Cancers have issues such as acid reflux and are susceptible to ulcers and problems with their digestive system.
Cancers feel safe and comfortable being at home. Like a crab in a shell, Cancers are afraid--of rejection and nonacceptance and will approach you cautiously until they know you are trustworthy. Don't expect a Cancer, especially a Cancer male to express their emotions verbally very often, because they fear sounding foolish and don't want you to know just how vulnerable and sensitive they are beneath their hard shell. For beneath their hard shell is a soft, delicate core. Cancers brood and are oversensitive at times. They may be the first to throw a pity party. Definitely don't ignore them. Address their needs as you see them or they will never shut up.
Once you have won over a Cancer as a friend or a lover, they are loyal and dependable. They will listen to your problems without prejudice and offer advice, even if you don't like the advice given as they are blunt and cut right to the chase. Don't argue with them, because they will never let you win, even if you have, in fact, won. In their mind, they are right, and you are not. However, if you can deal with their stubborn, ornery exterior, they will protect you with their life. Underneath their tough exterior, they are kind and at times, can be quite forgiving. They can be brash and fire out words from their mouths that they regret. This is just a protection mechanism for their soft, sensitive heart so its not broken easily.
Cancers are understanding parents and caregivers for children and like to spend time with their children. They can be child-like in that way and children will generally respond to them positively, seeing them as a peer rather than an adult! If you are a parent be careful to be a parent and not just your child, neice, or grandchild's "friend".
Cancers are compatible with Scorpios, Pisces, and to some extent Taurus, and Capricorn. Virgo is a good compatible love sign, probably the best sign a Cancer can marry or have a long-term relationship with, but Cancers are attracted to other Cancers, Scorpios, and Pisces to a fault, provided they don't have an abundance of air and fire signs in their birth chart, but that's another subject for another day.
A Cancer will try to please you and give you gifts and gestures of affection without being prompted. They care and want you to know they care if they love you. They can be very generous for no reason at all, other than that they care for you.
Sexually, Cancers will try to please their partner before they try to please themselves. In fact, pleasing their partner sexually pleases them and gives them great sexual satisfaction. They like knowing they are loved, appreciated, and need reassurance that you think they are worthy both in the bedroom and in everyday life.
They can be jealous if provoked. If you run into an ex-lover when you are on a Cancer's arm, there is no fooling them. They will know and you will hear about it until the cows come home! Its best to try and avoid these situations when you are with a Cancer if you can help it. If this issue happens to come up, try to comfort them and tell them how great they are for a while. After all, they will often tell you how much they love you and how glad they are to be by your side!