Wistful, shy, and mysterious, Cancer is ruled by the Moon. A Cancer man is reserved when he first meets someone new and it will take many more meetings before you can get close to him. At the first sign of overly aggressive friendliness, the crab will sidle out of sight and bury himself in the tide. Tread softly, and wait for him to open up of his own accord. Doing things by force never works with a Cancer.
It can be difficult to pick out a Cancer man from a first impression. He may be nervous and fickle one minute, then extremely confident the next. These mood shifts are influenced by the lunar phases of the moon. Transformations such as these are not indicative of a split personality like Gemini, but a changeable one. The Cancer man is capable of many emotions, often one after the other, running the gamut from one end to the next.
Waving his pincers around but really using them only for self-defense, the Crab will retreat into his shell if he feels threatened. His is a sensitive soul, so handle him with care and be mindful of hurting his feelings. If the Cancer man initially appears a little crabby, sarcastic, or distant, remember that it's just his outward persona - a smokescreen to scare off the world. Inside, he is gentle, kind, and affectionate, if you can get behind his walls.
Always polite and a little worldly, this sign is the epitome of old school gentlemanly manners. Chivalry comes as second nature to these traditionalists.
Most Cancer men are also very family-oriented, and will want to set up a home filled with the patter of tiny feet. He never takes this lightly, however, and can take time feeling secure enough to embark on this adventure. His home is his sanctuary and it is where he feels safest. Highly intuitive, a Cancer man can often guess at what others are thinking or feeling. Famous Cancerians include Tom Cruise, Kevin Bacon, Tobey Maguire, and Tom Hanks.
Love, Romance and Relationships with Cancer Man
Love is the ultimate mystery to the Cancer man and one that he is always trying to attain. However, his shyness and innate distrust of others makes it difficult for the Cancerian to allow himself to fall in love. His guards are always up when it comes to his emotions, and few Cancer men fall in love at first sight, or even believe in the concept.
When he finds the partner of his dreams – which may take awhile as the Crab is rather picky – the Cancer man will throw himself into the romance of the situation, buying flowers, riding white horses, and slaying metaphorical dragons for them. The traditional side of this man means that he will shower his partner with thoughtful gifts, wine and dine them in the best restaurants, and try to grant their every wish.
He will take the garbage out, fix that wobbly shelf, navigate on road trips, and kill bugs for his partner, and most important of all he will do it all without being asked. His loyalty and keen attention to the needs and wants of his lover make the Crab one of the best partners of the zodiac.
Governed by Water, the diffident, quiet Cancer man is a surprisingly ardent and passionate lover behind bedroom doors. His incredible intuition for others' thoughts and feelings translates into a sensitive, skilful lover. He is sensual and loves the effects of light on rippling water. Romance and love go together for the Cancer man. Draw a warm bath, scatter some rose petals, and light a few candles – your Cancer lover will appreciate the effort. Warm and imaginative, the Cancer man is very good at pleasing their partners.
In relationships, a Cancer man requires tenderness and reassurance, or else he might swim away from you, disappointed, hurt, and vowing never to trust another again. His own devotion to a partner is unquestionable and he will expect the same in return. Infidelities are never tolerated by the Cancer man, and he would sooner leave a relationship than try to swallow his hurt feelings and work towards a resolution.
He is generally considered most compatible with Pisces, Scorpio, Virgo, and Taurus. See also Sun sign compatibility. However, there is a lot more to compatibility than only the comparison of the Sun signs. For example, how do your Venus signs compare? Find out Venus signs here. Discover Venus sign compatibility here.
Understanding Cancer Man
Tough outside, soft inside – that's the Cancer man. This tender and loving gentleman might put up a rough exterior to protect himself from emotional harm, but his good heart and willingness to help others make him an endearing friend.
A dependable provider, the Cancer man values a strong family unit and enjoys his time at home. Give him a backyard barbeque with friends and family to put him right in his element.
The Cancer man may often find himself daydreaming about the past and spending far too much time wondering about what could have been.
Money & Cancer Man
Thrifty and shrewd describes the Cancer man when it comes to financial matters. Investments will be solid and made to generate long term earnings over short term gain. Rarely will this gentleman spend his money unwisely, or on impulse.
Although the Cancer man will take a hard look at that get-rich-quick scheme, that's as far as it will go.
Fashion & Cancer Man
The Cancer man is stylish, but conservative and favors pale blue and silver. When it comes to fashion and décor, he's intuitive in what works and what doesn't.
Willing to explore the latest wardrobe craze, but not ready to be a trendsetter, the Cancer man's clothing is selected to reflect sophistication over flash.
Relationships & Cancer Man
Family gatherings, picnics, and friends – the staple of the Cancer man's life. This gentleman chooses his friends wisely and will not enter into a serious relationships until he's comfortable with his partner. Simply saying that you can be trusted isn't good enough for the Cancer man - you have to demonstrate it to him.
When you have a Cancer man as your friend, you will have a friend for life.
Romance & Cancer Man
When it comes to romance, the Cancer man will move slowly. Ever cautious about being hurt, this man's partner must prove that they're worthy of his uncompromised devotion. Once the relationship is cemented however, the Cancer man is an exceptionally loving partner.
With his natural sensitivity, the Cancer man has the ability to take his partner on an intimate journey rarely paralleled by any other zodiac sign.
Health & Cancer Man
The Cancer man does enjoy food and controlling his weight is often a problem. Snacks and sweets are his downfall and he must continually keep check on his impulses to splurge at the candy counter.
You will find the Cancer man constantly at odds with the 'diet devil'.
Career & Cancer Man
Possessing good judgment when it comes to a person's character, the Cancer man connects to perceptively strong business associates. His keen intuition and ability to read people make him an excellent candidate for positions in education, counseling, medical services, or journalism.
What a Cancer man would truly enjoy is a successful work-at-home opportunity where he can be close to his family.