Cancer Questions: Discovering the Enigmatic Beauty of This Solitary Crab
Cancer's private demeanor means that the star sign remains somewhat of a mystery. However, there are answers out there, and if we can look past the stereotypes, we can see the beauty in this crab.
Cancers (June 21 – July 22) sometimes get a bad rap for their intensely emotional nature. However, they are some of the kindest individuals and have a knack for beauty and art.
As these star signs can be reclusive, many are unsure precisely what or who they are. Let's take some time to get to know our mysterious Cancer friends, family, and partners so we can connect and show them the love they always give us.
What Are the Good Traits of Cancer?
Cancers are nurturing, intuitive, empathetic, and enigmatic. They genuinely care for those around them and will go to the ends of the earth to help. As their empathy is high, they feel for their loved ones and the general world, making them endearingly compassionate and kind individuals. These gentle individuals are soothing and comfortable to be around.
They are also quite emotional. Many individuals are wary of this trait, but Cancer can use it positively. While people may perceive it as immature, it can mean that Cancers are simply more attuned to themselves and able to understand and communicate their needs.
There is also beauty in their ability to sense the world through such a sensitive lens. Cancers experience everyday life in kaleidoscopic color, which lends them an exciting perspective that endears people to live life to the full. And while Cancer does not live life to the full in terms of going to parties or partaking in adventures, their ability to find beauty in everyday life is commendable.
They are also incredibly artistic and may enjoy engaging in different art projects such as painting, music, and D.I.Y crafts. Often, they channel their emotions into their art, which reflects and touches individuals in ways they can't describe.
What Are the Terrible Traits of Cancer?
The most obvious negative trait is that Cancers can be overemotional. Sometimes, especially when young, they do not know how to handle or channel their hyper-empathy and sensitivity to the world. This can lead to mood swings, irritability, and the Cancer retreating into their shell.
When they retreat, they push the people they love away, counterintuitive to what Cancer needs: love, nurturing, and connection. If they don't learn to reach out, the crab can be extremely hungry for connection and sometimes even depressed.
Beyond this, the crab can be significantly needy, sensitive, and clingy with the people in their lives, who may feel this crab is suffocating them.
What Is It Like to Date a Cancer?
The Cancer's good and bad traits emulate precisely what it's like to date a healthy or an unhealthy Cancer. If you are lucky enough to get a mature crab, you will experience a nurturing and kind partner who can read your emotions and help you overcome your problems.
You may receive baked cookies, art pieces, and massages as signs of affection. Cancer wants to connect with you emotionally; you will never feel abandoned.
Cancers can also be highly romantic, and if you are into red roses and candlelit dinners, this star sign is perfect for you. Cancers are number one if you enjoy nights in instead of going out.
On the other end of the spectrum, Cancers can be moody as well as clingy and insecure. They may want your attention and feel you don't love them if they don't receive it. They may expect nurturing behavior from you 24/7 and demand standards too high for anyone to live up to.
They also struggle to let go of past flames. So, if you are interested in a Cancer, you may, unfortunately, be competing with an idealized version of the crab's ex-boyfriend or girlfriend.
Beyond that, if you enjoy going out, there may be a disconnect as the two of you will constantly want to engage in different activities. Even if Cancer does come out with you, they may be a bit downer, as they can't help but be overwhelmed by the intense social situation.
What Are Cancer Friends Like?
Cancers are some of the greatest friends in the Zodiac. They tend to have a small circle of companions and are always there for them no matter what. Every time you come to their house, cookies will be baked, and some tea will be waiting for you. Barely anyone loves those close to them as much as Cancer, and friends will feel this, making them feel valuable and comforted.
Of course, you should still be wary of Cancer's clinginess and try to return their kindness and nurturing way of showing their love.
As for every one of us, Cancer has its good and bad sides, which are generally rooted in the same traits. Their emotional nature can either deem them mature or the complete opposite; their deep love for those around them can leave them nurturing and loving but also sometimes clingy and possessive.
Get to know these sensitive and gentle individuals even more by reading: Cancer Personality — An Overview of the Water Sign.