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And a huge Happy Birthday to our favorite astrological crabs, you sensitive souls born between June 21 and July 22 – this is your month to shine!
Like sister water signs Scorpio and Pisces, this astrology is often weighed down under the (unfair) reputation of being over-emotional (you, Cancer, a weeping mess in the corner!?) But we know that there’s a whole list of awesome, super-strong personality traits that this Zodiac sign owns; and you are, in fact, soft and sensitive and fierce as hell, in equal measure.
And we adore you!
So in honor of this most tender of times, and to help all of you lovely Cancerian folk crawl bravely out from under those hard shells of armor you normally wear, we’ sharing our favorite things about YOU, and why friendship with you is the best!
1. Cancer’s are Loyal. To the End
Friends, family, and kin mean the world to the Zodiac sign of Cancer. Whilst some signs are happy in life to bat their eyelids with whoever’s in a 30m radius (here’s looking at you Sagittarius and Gemini), Cancer saves their time and attention for their besties. Which means this homebody is guaranteed to be right there when you need them. They’ll listen to you, nurture you, feed and clothe you – their traits of loyalty know no bounds! A good friend like this won’t let you down. Ever.
2. They See You… they really see you
Cancers are empathic. Which means that in a friendship, you don’t need to spell it out, for them to understand (and feel) what’s going on with you.
But once you do open up, even just a smidgen, you’ll find that Cancers are second only to the horoscope sign of Scorpio for their inability to drift along on the level of small talk. Not only good listeners to the max, they’re also highly intuitive friends. So within minutes, your Cancer friend will have probed your mind with exactly the right line of questioning to get to the heart of the matter that’s troubling you.
…But they won’t let you stay there for long.
3. Cancers Inspire Action
As one of the Zodiac’s four cardinal signs (the others being Aries, Libra, and Capricorn) the crab’s specialty is igniting action. These zodiac signs usher in the start of each season so their astrology is all about movement and forward motion.
So if you’re dwelling in a pool of your own emotions, or feeling paralyzed by indecision, your Cancer friend will show you a way out! Maybe it’s their almost supernaturally keen understanding of your personality, that means they have the lingo to urge you into action. Or maybe it’s their desperate desire to see you fulfill that potential that they see SO clearly?
Whatevs… forming action plans is second nature to the Cancer personality which makes them invaluable members of any team, friendship or relationship!
4. A Cancer’s Home is Your Home
The fourth sign around the Zodiac is all about house and home. Which means this Sun sign’s door is always open, the kettles always boiled and there’s always a bed for the night when you’ve lost your keys (or worse). But it’s the emotional support these home-loving humans offer that really matters. With the kind of traits usually possessed by the most wholesome, homespun mothers you find in classic movies, Cancer people make you feel welcome, safe and loved. These tender-hearted peeps are real friends.
5 They’re Moon Mavens (or Moon Men!)
With the Moon as this sign’s ruling planet, Cancers respond to the ebb and flow of the Moon more profoundly than any other astrological sign. Sure, it can make them moody (which is true for us all, right stargazers?) but it also makes them the perfect friend when it comes to creating some kitchen witchery, or stirring up a little herbal magick! And who doesn’t love a friend they can howl at the Full moon, with all filters off?!
6. They’re Resilient
In life, there are some folks who will run at the first sign of trouble, and some who will stand and fight. And whilst the battleground’s certainly not the Cancer personality’s idea of a laugh, Cancer people won’t give up. Just like the crab and its pincer grip of steel, these are friends that’ll hang in there til the end.
7. They Offer Total Acceptance
Your Cancer zodiac sign buddy is the personification of non-judgemental. They just don’t know how to. One of the most important qualities in a friendship with a crab (hell, a friendship with anybody!) is the capacity to accept a person, whoever they are and whatever they do.
Cancer will accept you, love you, adore you, even for all the things you can’t stand about yourself!
Do you have any Cancer energy in your birth chart?
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