The Cancer woman is ruled by the Moon and her moods wax and wane like the lunar cycle. Fluid like water, she is both peaceful and passionate. She is a tidal force of perplexing emotion, and can be stubborn, compliant, furious, and docile, all in the same hour. This sign is the least precise of the zodiac and you'd be hard pressed to spot a Cancer woman amongst the crowd. She is strong willed and persistent, but can sometimes be reserved, drawing away and into her own shell if disturbed or provoked.
The Cancerian woman is sensitive - very sensitive - but not only to her needs, but to the needs of others, making her one of the most sympathetic and caring women of the Zodiac. If you criticize her she may very well take it personally and it may not be forgotten!
This is the first water sign of the zodiac and the Cancer woman is ruled by the Moon, endowing her with awesome intuition and imagination. She is deeply intuitive, and if she says she doesn't feel right about someone, it pays to take notice. She won't know the reason, but she will probably be proved right sooner or later. Similarly, her unerring instinct will tell her at once if someone is to be trusted. This is not about being judgmental - it's about instincts and feelings.
A Cancer woman is sympathetic and sensitive to others around her. This is due to her high intuition and deep emotions. Famous Cancer women include Liv Tyler, Princess Diana, Michelle Kwan, and Lindsay Lohan.
Understanding Cancer Woman
Passionate, volatile and exciting the Cancer woman has an emotional strength and vulnerability which many find to be highly feminine and uniquely seductive. Deeply caring and sympathetic lovers they will do anything for a partner whom they're in love with.
Highly intuitive, she has a natural talent for nurturing, often knowing exactly how to make her partner feel comfortable and secure. Loving, gentle, intimate and understanding she is kind hearted but not soft, and will often know exactly what you're feeling and how best to support you emotionally.
Romantic and devoted, she takes relationships and her partner seriously, and once settled with a mate she enjoys the home and everything associated with it. Cancer women often have an appreciation of food and a talent for cooking. They're also often exceptionally friendly and love to help others and feel needed. That lady at your office who is always hugging people when they're feeling down, is probably a Cancer...
If you're able to pick up on other people's emotions this is a wonderful, caring and warm sign, and everything you've read about them being nurturing and supportive is true. Possibly the most perfect partner you could wish for. If you aren't sensitive enough, or can't be bothered to nurture her at appropriate times, then your perfect Cancer lover may become increasingly distant and argumentative as your tally of neglect grows.
Due to the above in the long term this is an all or nothing woman. She often does better with a strong but caring partner, rather than an ultra-sensitive one. This is a woman who sometimes wants a partner to tell her to shut up and just hold her. Debating, analyzing, justifying moods, behavior, etc may get the job done eventually, but it's very counter productive.
Love & Cancer Women
Slowly, slowly, as the Italians say. For any Cancer woman, romance is part and parcel of love - the gifts, flowers, and love notes that form the traditional woo-and-win process are essential to her. The Cancer woman is slow to fall in love and refuses to be rushed. Once there, however, she is a devoted and protective lover. She can be hurt unintentionally, so her partner must be tactful and sensitive.
It takes time for Cancerians to learn to trust another, and the crab is shy and reserved when it comes to matters of the heart. When in love, they are patient and will persevere in the face of any obstacle for the cause of true love.
Possessing a high capacity to love, the Cancer woman makes an exceptional partner. With the right person, she will toss caution to the wind and show you more adventure than you thought possible.
Love is a slow, sensual dance with the Cancer woman. She needs to have an emotional connection with her partner. She will trust you to lead and if you unlock the right moves, she can tango with the best of them. Her hidden flamboyance and responsiveness may be surprising, but remember that still waters run deep in your Cancer lover. She loves seduction and sensual fantasies. She enjoys being made love to and is eager to learn. Love is always attuned with love for her, and bedroom encounters with this water sign are usually pure liquid pleasure.
Relationships & Cancer Women
The crab has a good instinct for who suits her best in relationships. Her idea of a perfect partner is someone who loves to snuggle on the couch together, watch television, and pour wine for her.
Nothing describes this woman better than "home is where the heart is". Family and friends are high priority and her home environment is where she feels the most secure. Naturally maternal and domestic, the Cancer woman is the caregiver in her relationships. She may sometimes wish for more equality, but lovingly accepts her role as giver. A Cancer woman does love being catered to by a lover, probably because she does so much caring for and pampering of others in her life.
Relationships with Cancer women are usually steady and secure, but there may be the occasional slide into moodiness. Security and fidelity are the most important aspects of a relationship to the crab.
Cancer Woman’s emotions run very near the surface, and she is easily moved to tears, as much by joy as by unhappiness. She loves weepy movies, but when someone in trouble comes to her for help she will be as strong as a rock. As deep and tempestuous as the sea, she can also be the calm bay, the gentle beach, always ready to help and nourish those she loves.
Although she is easily moved to tears, Ms. Cancer laughs just as easily, and has a goofy, wonderful sense of humor. She is tickled by the ridiculous and her laugh is infectious. It's hard not to join in once she has started.
Friendships & Cancer Women
Cancers like to mother everyone around them and are caring, thoughtful friends. A Cancer friend is the one that makes sure everyone gets home safe after a drunken night out, and who calls to make sure you're doing okay after your bout of flu. There is something comforting about friendships with a Cancer woman, and you know she will be there looking after you should you ever need her. Your Cancer friend's fragile feelings can sometimes be trampled on by a careless, clumsy comment, so tactless, rude, and inconsiderate people need not apply!
Cancer women treasure their friendships, and they make treasured friends as well.
Career & Cancer Women
Just because the Cancer woman sometimes keeps a low-profile in the workplace doesn't mean that she's not interested in advancement and success. Being a good judge of character and having sharp intuition, this woman is an excellent business person. She is the quiet but competent worker to watch for.
Most of the time, the Cancer woman handles money wisely. Keenly perceptive, she knows how to deal with people. Combine those two attributes and she will have no problem with careers in teaching, nursing, counseling, or journalism.
The Cancer female is interested in home and hearth. She loves being around children and animals. She is highly creative, musical, and literate and also has killer business instincts.
But the nurturing Cancer woman's true calling isn't working outside of the home - it's running one of her own or running a business of her own from her home.
Other than being a mother to children or pets, the Cancerian woman has many options depending on her wide range of interest. Naturally nurturing, she can be a pediatrician, veterinarian, or open a thriving daycare center. If she loves to read romantic novels she will find that her storytelling skills are worthy of being published. To cook is something she does almost as naturally as breathe – or eat – and she is able to whip up some scrumptious meals.
Her love of history was probably cultivated back in grade school and it carries over to her choice of reading and viewing material. She could easily turn it into a career as an antiques dealer or interior designer as she loves to feather her nest. Careers can be mom, musician, pediatrician, banker, chef or restaurant owner, psychic, antiques dealer, artist, sailor, historian, writer, and dancer.
Money & Cancer Women
Ms. Cancer will have a bank account and/or money stashed all over her home. She is a natural saver who understands the value of money. To her, money equals security. It also equals a home and even if she is living in a tiny apartment, she will scrimp and save to achieve her ultimate goal – proud homeowner.
The Cancer woman is cautious about everything she does in her life and the handling of money is no exception. She is a shrewd investor and the goal of any financial planning is based on long-term stability.
This woman isn't going to be fooled by get-rich-quick schemes, or easily lured into buying oceanfront property in the desert. She does have her guilty pleasures, however, and will splurge now and again.
Family & Cancer Women
The most important things in a Cancer woman's life are her home and family. Wherever she is, she will make the place a home and it will be tremendously important to her. She will fill it with all the things that interest her, every wall with pictures of her nearest and dearest. She doesn't always like change, or moving. Her home is her outward shell, the place she can retreat to when the world seems too big and threatening.
Her home will not just be her own sanctuary, but a sanctuary for all those she loves and she will be fiercely protective of it. She is equally protective of her children and knows how to make them feel secure. They usually remain close to her all their lives and always come home when they feel in need of love and care. Family and friends are equally important to her, and she will treat them just the same. One of the ways she expresses her love for her nearest and dearest is to feed them, and wonderful food will come from her kitchen. Those she loves will always feel loved and protected and safe with her- she has that quality.
Health & Cancer Women
Anyone with a highly emotional temperament can have a somewhat complicated health profile, and this may be the case with Cancer females.
A Cancer woman loves her comfort food, sometimes too much. She enjoys sweets and can have a problem controlling her weight as she gets older. Generally, this is not a problem, but if it gets out of hand, then the Cancer woman will pay attention. Stomach upsets can occur more frequently with the crabs, but often are the result of stress and worry.
Fashion & Cancer Women
The Cancer woman prefers traditional outfits with an emphasis on femininity and comfort. A typical Cancer woman will choose flimsy organza over tight denim and loose silk over PVC leggings. Don't be fooled by her apparently conservative fashion choices. She likes the touch of watery satin on her skin and will often wear a luxurious, matching set of lingerie beneath her conventional outerwear.
Pale blue and silvers are favored by the Cancer woman and these may be reflected in her clothing styles and home décor. You might even find some interesting Moon and stars themes in her home.
The Cancer woman is stylish and up to date in fashion, but will maintain a somewhat conservative wardrobe. Sensitive to criticism, she'll dress up to look good, but not enough to be the center of attention.
She does not follow the latest craze emanating from the catwalks. Instead, she favors timeless labels and cuts. As every crab knows, trends are like tides, and they don't last long. Her favorite accessories are charm necklaces and pearls.