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Cancer Zodiac Star Sign: Everything You Need to Know

Cancer is the fourth sign of the zodiac and begins when the sun enters the summer solstice in the Northern Hemisphere, meaning those born between June 21st and July 22nd are Cancerians! This star sign is said to take great pleasure in the comfort of being at home with family and friends.

This summer solstice star sign is represented by the Crab and ruled by the moon. In this blog, you’ll learn about the traditional personality traits, elements, and birthstones associated with the Cancer zodiac star sign.

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The Basics Behind the Cancer Zodiac Sign

Here are some quick facts about this strong-minded star sign to get you started:

Symbol: The Crab

When threatened or uncomfortable, the Crab will generally retreat into their shell to protect themselves from hostility. The same can be said about a Cancerian who often retreats and closes themselves off from others as a form of self-protection when concerned.

Element: Water

Cancer’s element is water, the second heaviest element that’s thought to be fluid and adaptive. Water represents the sensitivity and intuition of a Cancerian. Water symbolises the binds that connect all forms of nature, closely resembling Cancer’s affinity towards nurturing and guiding others.

Ruling Planet: Moon

The moon is the ruling planet of the Cancer zodiac sign. Although the moon is not technically a planet but a satellite of the Earth, it still has much influence over the cancer zodiac. The moon is said to reflect emotions and feelings that control our life cycles. For example, the tide of the sea and life cycles, including the female reproductive cycle, is based on the rhythms of the moon. 

Birthstone: Ruby

The primary birthstone for the Cancer star sign is the Ruby. The deep red colour of this precious stone is said to perfectly represent the passion embedded in a Cancerian’s soul. Rubies symbolise power and protection and are found in Asia, the United States, and Australia.

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Flowers and Trees

Roses are the official birth flower of the Cancer star sign. These stunning red flowers are known for their deep emotions and offer elegance, luxury, romance, and love, perfectly reflecting the personality of a Cancerian.

Spirit Animal: The Elephant

Aside from the Crab, Cancer has many other spirit animals that closely reflect their nature. Elephants are a wonderful spirit animal for this zodiac, as they feel many emotions, are incredibly compassionate and empathetic, and are very aware and tuned to the feelings of those around them.

What are the Personality Traits of a Cancer?

Cancerians are known for following their emotions and allowing their creativity to guide them on their journey. They’re known for their high levels of intelligence and are full of thought-provoking ideas.

As a water sign ruled by the moon, Cancer is generally very sensitive and much less aggressive than its zodiac neighbour Leo. Embodying the calm spirit of the Moon, Cancerians are very in-tune with their emotions, incredibly empathetic, and are often labelled as the peacekeeper in social groups.

The emotional nature of a Cancerian brings with it powerful intuition. There’s no better advisor than this zodiac star sign who tends to base a lot of decisions on feelings rather than logic, but that’s not a problem with intuition so strong.

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Experience the Warm and Caring Nature of a Cancerian

Overall, Cancerians are intelligent, emotional, and loving people who make beautiful friends and family. They can take time to build trust with others and can retreat into their shell if intimidated. However, once you have a Cancerian in your life, their tender heart will always offer you the support and guidance you need.


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