IT’S AN UNDERSTATEMENT TO SAY THAT CANCERS ARE SO EXTRA…

Extra sensitive that is!

They either feel ‘too’ much or feel ‘too’ deep.

Born between June 21 and July 22, Cancerians are very similar to the celestial animal that symbolizes them in the Zodiac—the crab. They give off the impression of a tough exterior but are extremely mushy on the inside. And when triggered, they snap!

But hey, can you blame them?

As a water sign, their unapologetic emotional intensity is like the ocean. On the surface, they may appear either calm or turbulent depending on the hour. Beneath the surface run deep currents.

Like the waxing and waning of the Moon, Cancer’s ruling planet, their moods ebb and flow. One moment freely going about their day; upset, irritated, or even hostile the next.

These belts of moodiness are especially noticeable on the Full Moon when the lunar pull is strongest.

THERE’S MORE TO CANCERS THAN JUST THE FEELS

It’s no secret that Cancers are seen as one of the most melodramatic Zodiac Signs, but to simply call them whiners or crybabies is a bit of an oversimplification.

While understanding the celestial crustaceans in your life is not as easy as you think, these ten tweets can help you gain a glimpse into the inner workings of their sensitive souls.

 

1. CANCERS ARE FIERCELY LOYAL AND INTENSE LOVERS WHO CRAVE LOVING, LASTING RELATIONSHIPS

No other star sign is more committed, more emotionally invested in a relationship than  Cancers.

Cancers are less interested in fleeting romances; instead, they crave the intimacy and closeness that only comes from a long term commitment. They want a relationship that feels like home, so there’s a certain amount of security Cancers require.

Hookups aren’t really their thing because they know that if they’re physically intimate with someone, they catch feels quick.

They can take their time to find the right person but once they do, they form an extremely deep bond and give the relationship everything they’ve got.

 

2. THAT SAID, CANCERS MAY BE TOO NEEDY…

 There’s no denying that a relationship with a Cancer is a very rewarding experience because they know how to please and take care of their S.O.’s well-being and comfort.

They will spoil you with good home cooking, ensure your house is always cozy and inviting.

Their intuitive nature also makes for a satisfying time between the sheets. Cancers find enjoyment in fulfilling your every desire, thanks to their extreme sensuality and giving nature. Let’s just say that sex with a Cancer will always feel like an intimate affair.

Scared they might drop you like a hot potato because you have too many issues? Cancers have a total blind spot for those they love and will overlook almost anything.

But they demand the same in return.

Constant reassurance.

Non-stop validation.

They want nothing less than your one hundred percent attention!

3. BREAKING UP IS HARD—ESPECIALLY FOR CANCERS

Being in love feels like being on a happy high to Cancers. They feel addicted to their partners—they’re all they can think of or talk about. Much like a person addicted to a drug, when they’re in love, they just want more and more of their beloved.

If a relationship ends unceremoniously, Cancers put up a fierce front, excoriating their exes to anyone in earshot.

Behind the scenes, they’ll plunge into their wounded feelings, isolating themselves. But even if their crab claws aren’t visibly engaged, they may cling to the nostalgia of what once was.

No, Cancers can’t stand having their fragile hearts shattered.

If you get on a Cancer’s sympathetic side, you’ll most likely be given another chance. But watch out — you’ve been put on a list of people they’re wary about now.

4. FOOL A CANCER ONCE, SHAME ON YOU

Grudges aren’t something Cancers enjoy, but they’ll hold a grudge against you out of necessity.

Cancers are one of the more emotional zodiac signs, so it’s common for them to get caught up in how they’re feeling and let that dictate how to handle arguments and other things that upset them.

When they hold a grudge against someone, they can do it for years, especially if they don’t feel like they got the closure they need.

5. GET READY FOR THE COLD TREATMENT

Cancers give away too much of their energy, and if it’s not reciprocated it can feel very painful for them. Instead of directly letting you know about that pain, Cancers may resort to passive-aggressive behavior, and that only exacerbates the problem.

Anger can sweep Cancers up like a swelling wave. Initially, they may cry, tremble, yell, and throw things about in anguish. However, most Cancers are actually very non-confrontational and after their initial outburst will express their anger indirectly.

If a Cancer is angry they usually withdraw and give the silent treatment, sulk, or brood.

Cancers therefore will benefit from being more honest and assertive in friendships and relationships.

6. CANCERS WILL PROTECT THE PEOPLE THEY LOVE TIL THEIR LAST BREATH

We all need people in our lives who look out for us and try to shield us from danger. Cancers are more than willing to be your personal ultra-reliable ballistic vest who will intervene in the event of imminent danger.

Your Cancer bestie will deflect any mean comment or untoward advances on social media for you. They will put all your potential love interests under scrutiny, or even through a series of increasingly difficult challenges that they must pass.

Your Cancer S.O. will text you to check if you’ve eaten and let you walk on the “protected side” of the road so you’re not exposed to unpleasantness.

But, they can also go overboard and tread on boundaries.

It can be difficult for them to release their grasp on someone and allow them to do things on their own.

Cancers mean well, and they are overprotective out of love, but sometimes it can get too much.

7. THEIR PRESENCE ALONE IS ENOUGH TO MAKE YOU FEEL BETTER

Imagine picking up everyone’s headaches wherever you go and wondering why you have a headache!

Cancers instinctively mirror the emotions of others, so putting themselves in someone else’s shoes happens automatically.

They intuitively connect with and attempt to understand the world using their emotions. This means they can be just as overwhelmed by the tragedy of someone else as their own misfortune.

8. THEY’RE CHAMPIONS OF THE HOME FRONT

Cancers are naturally maternal.

Their sign rules the Fourth House, genitor, also known as the House of Home and Family. This house is especially associated with early childhood, so it stands to reason that Cancer really takes the role of parenthood very much to heart.

Children with Cancer parents might feel like they’re under constant surveillance, but what they’re really getting is unparalleled devotion and love.

While they can be a little smothered, they will always feel safe and loved.

9. CANCERS CAN GET SENTIMENTAL AND YEARN FOR THE PAST

“Throwback Thursday” is not just a hashtag for Cancers, it’s how they operate.

Sappy Cancers sometimes find themselves reminiscing over the past and getting so caught up in their memories that they forget to live in the present. Live in the present, they become emotional when they look back and think of the good old days.

For Cancers, good times need to be remembered. They need to be celebrated and felt!

As a sentimental bunch, they understand that they can’t turn back the clock. The only way to keep feelings alive after the moments have passed is to create the best memories so that they’re burned into memory.

This is the only way to ever prove and re-experience a fantastic, beautiful, and extraordinary life!

10. CANCERS CAN SNIFF IF YOU’RE SERVING 100% REALNESS… OR NOT

Cancers can easily spot that one person who fakes their way through life.

They can see past the rehearsed lines and the calculated smile. If someone is being earnest and truthful, Cancers will know.

They have a keen sense of perception and can often pick up on things that others would miss by simply observing a person’s body language. This intuition helps them read you with ease…and sometimes, down to the ground.

Cancer respects those who have good reputations and are impressed by people who prove that they can be trusted. But they also know better than to waste time on people who pretend to care more than they do.

BEING SENSITIVE IS NOT AT ALL BAD.

Sensitivity is wrongly depicted as an undesirable trait; it is often equated with being weak or dramatic.

Cancers might have a reputation for being a bit on the sensitive side but you shouldn’t mistake that for thinking that’s all there is to these cosmic empaths of the Zodiac.

Not everyone experiences life as intensely as Cancers do, but because they’re used to feeling deeply, Cancers strongly desire to bring happiness to the ones they love and help them avoid pain.

They have the instinct to care for others by recognizing their feelings, understanding their needs, and trying to support them in whatever way they think will help them feel most loved.

Cancers truly are a rare gem to have in your life as they connect to joy and sorrow equally, and want to feel the true, authentic depth of human emotion.

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