The truth is, these people remember the mood surrounding all the moments they have stored in their memory. The words are not as important to them as the emotions behind them. Cancer communicators come across as gentle, intuitive, and sentimental. Sometimes, they can appear quite defensive, as they can take things quite personally.
They make you feel very warm and protected. Sometimes it is in their voice solid yet soothing ; and often it is in the message they are giving. Sometimes Cancer communicators can come across as if they are hiding something, which can get them into more trouble than they perhaps deserve. Mercury in Cancer retains a lot of information, and learns best when they feel emotionally balanced. This position gives the gift of rhythm and beat.
No matter what their Sun sign and it can only be Gemini, Cancer, or Leo , Cancer communicators seem to have feelers. They are the best listeners of all the signs. You can count on Mercury in Cancer to come up with information, culled from their outstanding memory, that others have long forgotten. But, make no mistake about it, they can provoke arguments easily. They do this in a subtle manner, then get hurt when others argue with them. Mercury in Cancer is generally attracted to poetry, archaic language, expressions of yesteryear, and the like.
The Basics of the Sign
These people appear to take their time when they make a decision, and even when they form an opinion. They need to step away from others and be alone with themselves to explore all that they have absorbed. They ask for time to stew over new information. They are impressionable, and the smart ones know it. Withdrawing into themselves helps them to discriminate. These people can get frustrated with facts-only thinking processes.
They also dislike distractions when they are talking or thinking.
Personality Traits of a Cancerian
They need to focus on the matter at hand in order to come up with the best solutions to problems. Mercury in Cancer can be very effective speakers and writers, especially if they have Leo or Gemini Suns. Also, they are able to present things concisely, yet powerfully. If your Mercury is in Aries or Libra, you may find some of your conversations with Mercury in Cancer natives are frustrating. The feeling is mutual, by the way. Likewise, Mercury in Cancer can find Aries communicators rather brusque, and Libra communicators maddeningly detached or other-oriented.
Love for Venus in Cancer is best when it is committed and rather predictable. These people are sensitive in love, even if their Sun sign is the more playful and outgoing signs of Gemini or Leo. You may even say their egos are a little underdeveloped when it comes to love, but they have a lot to give in return: namely, security, comfort, and care. Venus in Cancer men and women show their love by caring for you.
They pay more attention to your feelings than your words, and observe you rather carefully. They want a safe, solid relationship. They can be a little moody in love, and some go so far as giving silent treatments and engaging in pouting routines to get attention from their mate. They are turned off by anything impersonal, and too much rationalizing leaves them cold. They are not afraid of the emotional element of love even if they have a Gemini Sun and appear flighty in other areas of life , but confrontations can be a little scary. Pleasing Venus in Cancer involves lots of snuggling and sentimentality.
Recognize their attachments to their family and home. Help them to feel confident with you—when they are fearful of being rejected, they can resort to some frustrating tactics to find out just how loved they are. Do your best to make them feel secure and cared for, and you will be rewarded with a patient, dependable, and loving mate. This position inclines toward passive-aggressiveness. These people seem to resist change and to shy away from direct confrontations.
They need to feel secure before they act. As a result, they can appear rather slow at times. They may appear weak to some, but they can be very strong. Their strength lies in their tenaciousness. Their sex drive can be very tied up with emotional need. At their best, they turn others on with a protective, almost therapeutic way about them. The protective nature of Cancer is best expressed when Mars in Cancer natives are turning the energy outward — when they are being the protectors of others.
Turning it inwards is when there are problems. They must avoid over-sensitivity and self-protection when it comes to sex. Some Mars in Cancer people are especially turned on by the thought of creating a baby. These people are threatened by indifference. They can be argumentative and manipulative.
Their energy levels are variable, and they can appear to move rather slowly. They have defensive reactions and bursts of emotional displays when they feel cornered. With reassurance and confidence, these natives are protective, helpful, and dependable in the long haul. They prefer to handle situations peacefully and humanely.
See also the Sexuality of Mars in Cancer. These people come across as gentle creatures. Instead, they move to the sides and weave their way inwards. These people have a familiar feel to them. Because they are rather sensitive to their environment, they can get flustered easily, especially in public. Their first instinct, when threatened or on unfamiliar ground, is to protect themselves. When new situations present themselves, they can immediately withdraw or act shy. Generally, these people come across as caring people. They seem quite sweet — even innocent. Usually, these people appear unassuming enough to be quite approachable.
Some Cancer Ascendants, however, have retreated into themselves so much as to be quite the opposite. Since Capricorn is on the Descendant, Cancer Ascendant people are looking for structure and security in their partner and their relationship. These people function best when their partner displays strength, financial and emotional stability, and know-how. In fact, many Cancer Ascendants prefer it when their relationship has well-defined rules. Security is the basic need, and they are generally more than willing to give up some personal freedom in order to get it.
In some cases, Cancer Ascendant people can surprise their partners. Because they come across as rather unassuming, family-oriented people. When it comes to marriage, they have a rather matter-of-fact, practical approach. More on Cancer Rising. Angelina Jolie has Cancer rising with Venus tightly conjunct the Ascendant. Future Forecast Report. All About Cancer Cancer Ascendant. Cafe Astrology is brimming with free articles, features, interpretations, and tools that will appeal to people with a casual interest in learning Astrology, as well as beginning through advanced students of Astrology.
No star sign is more loyal than Cancer, they would die for love and kill for hate They have a total blind spot for those they love, and will overlook almost anything… That said, they demand the same in return, with bells on, scribed in blood, sealed with everlasting love. If, however, you need space and privacy, then commiserations. Cancer will invade every corner of your life, and install themselves there. There is NO escape. The moon controls their moods, quite literally, and this means they can switch rapidly.
Zodiac Signs - Cancer
This is just everyday Cancer life. Get used to it, and ride the waves. This applies to people too. So, expect to discover a cupboard full of still warm exes and old flames. Chances are your Cancerian friend still lives where they grew up, in the bosom of their family, surrounded by old pals. It cuts the other way too, though. If you hurt them and damage their feelings, that wound will never heal.
When the mood is on the up, Cancerians can be wonderful company and magical partners. Funny, passionate, insightful, adventurous and indulgent, they know how to have a good time. They are not like this all the time, though, because when that moon phase changes… another side may emerge. Deep down, Cancerians are fragile. It can be kinda exhausting…. Me now that Mars is in Cancer. Seriously, this star sign is drawn to water, well, like a crab to the sea. Beautifying their world. Cancerians are innately creative and imaginative, and love beautiful things. Maintaining intense friendships.
As previously stated, Cancerians are intuitive people who know and keep your darkest secrets. They CBA with relationships which are just about fun or never go beyond skin-deep.