Your zodiac sun doesn't describe your personality as a whole. You'll have to look at your Moon or lunar sign to see how your thoughts and feelings flow and ebb. Many people consider the moon sign as a secondary zodiac sign because it's more specific and individualistic.
Your lunar sign describes your emotional processes and the “inner” you, the essence of your personality. While the sun sign describes your façade, your lunar sign tells you what you do when no one is looking.
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Also, the moon sign points to your characteristic as a parental figure. Your lunar sign will also tell you how caring you can be and how you'll process the emotions of those around you. It’ll also tell you what aspects of a person you’re looking for in your partner.
This article will discuss the lunar Cancer sign. As a water sign, Cancer places itself at the 4th house in the zodiac, the family's home. People under the Cancer sign exhibit attachment to their family and treats everyone like their own family.
The traditional natal chart shows that Cancer is under the rulership of the Moon. Thus, lunar Cancers exhibit the full spectrum of emotions that both the Moon sign and the water element sign of Cancer have.
As mentioned, the lunar sign describes the deepest and innermost characteristics of a person. It rules how you form your thoughts, how your subconscious works, and how your personality develops. Thus, placing the lunar sign on Cancer will result in a more emotional, more empathic, and more sensitive person.
Although lunar Cancers exhibit the water sign's full potential under the Moon's rulership, they come with weaknesses. This article listed all the best and the worst qualities the lunar Cancers can possess.
Best Characteristics of People with the Cancer Moon Sign
Lunar Cancers exhibit one of the best qualities a person can ever have. Lunar Cancers are the most caring individuals out of the 12 zodiacs, and they do so because of their placement in the birth chart. You should expect them to be loyal and loving, full of sympathy, and be there when you need them the most.
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One of the best qualities that a lunar Cancer can possess is their attentiveness to details. Expect them to know even the slightest detail about you. You might not remember it, but lunar Cancers will be there to remind you. This quality makes them great as planners for your birthday or wedding because they'll give you something you want.
If you have a lunar Cancer as a friend, expect them to be loyal and caring for you. They’ll give you the emotional support that you need, and they’ll be there when you need them the most. They’ll nurture your emotions until you’re fully grown to stand on your own.
Lunar Cancers are also known to be thoughtful of others. They'll ask you if you're doing great, and if you say you're not, they'll do everything they can to make you feel better. They’ll do their best to put a smile on your face and make your life better.
Being spiritual, lunar Cancers display their emotions strong and powerful. They react to even the slightest changes in the environment around them. Also, lunar Cancers trust their instincts so much. They use the Moon's power to guide their reasoning and create decisions based on what they feel would be the best.
Lunar Cancers have this innate quality that makes them attracted to any body of water to decide. Water governs both the Cancer and the moon sign, making lunar Cancers powerful when they're near rivers, ponds, lakes, or the sea. The extra energy they get from these water bodies helps them reach a decision or clear their thought.
Lunar Cancers will exhibit their full power when they're near a body of water during a full moon. That doesn't mean they'll have supernatural powers, but rather, they'll have the extra energy to affect those people around them. Lunar Cancers will help others beyond what they're capable of and predict reasons why people behave a certain way.
Since the 4th house of the traditional birth chart symbolizes family, lunar Cancers make exceptional parenting skills. They embody a good parent every person can ever wish for.
In the female chart, a lunar Cancer will make a good mother or a wife. In the male chart, a lunar Cancer will describe the qualities a man is looking for in a partner or a wife.
Lunar Cancers make good parents that create a safe space for people that they care about. It doesn't mean that they should have children and settle for marriage. It implies that lunar Cancers will spoil any person they care for with love and abundance.
They also tend to work for careers that deal with families, such as counseling and family medicine. Lunar Cancers imbue people with tender love and care, and they have the innate talent of nurturance and protection.
Attached to their Home and Family
Since lunar Cancers make good parent-material, they like to devote their energy to creating a space they would like to call home. This safe space will be their protective home, and they'll do everything that they can to protect this space and nurture it into a loving family.
Since lunar Cancers react to the slightest changes in their environment, they would like to retreat into this haven that they created. This house will be their shell, much like how the shell of the crab protects itself. Due to their emotional sensitivity, lunar Cancers make sure that their home is built safe and provides for their needs and wants.
The safe space created by lunar Cancers only corresponds to physical space. They also value the emotional and spiritual support that they can get from the people around them. Lunar Cancers get attached to their home and family to the point that any minor changes in this space can adversely affect them. For instance, when one family member disagrees with another, the lunar Cancer will be affected by being sick or inactive.
It's quite apparent that lunar Cancers value their family so much. They'll spend much of their time with their family, and any goals they have will involve their family. Lunar Cancers also view marriage and family as a continuation of their own home, and they're not afraid to establish their own family.
Also, lunar Cancers like to think about their future a lot, which is why they ready themselves for it. They inspire themselves to save for the future and think about what they'll do with the money they gathered. Many people will interpret this as paranoid, but lunar Cancers believe that old age must come with some preparation.
Lunar Cancers often thought about having a good partner to be by their side. They’ll make sure that whoever comes into their life, they’ll dedicate their whole body and soul to that person.
Given that lunar Cancers have the innate capability to become good parents, they'll also treat their partners as part of their family. As a part of something they care for, lunar Cancers will give anything they can to become the right partner.
They'll create a safe space for both of you. This space will be ample in creating a physical and emotional connection between the two of you, and lunar Cancers will try their best to protect this space. In return, lunar Cancers expect that their partners be open to their emotions, be it sad or happy.
Lunar Cancers also value the place they're born. They treat that place as part of their home, so they attach invaluable loyalty to their home place. They become patriotic during their lives, and they'll do anything to serve their motherland.
Even if lunar Cancers migrate to another place, they'll always tend to go back where they started. They feel that their motherland honed and crafted their personality, so they become attached to it, much like how a son or daughter becomes attached to their parents.
Adaptive to Situations
Lunar Cancers tend to be emotional, which makes them adaptive to any situation. They also become attached to the environment and people to adjust what emotions to show with these people.
They'll perform any rituals and processes to get acquainted with a place, and after doing this, they can adjust and adapt to any changes within the environment.
One of the best characteristics of a lunar Cancer is being empathic. Lunar Cancers exhibit a range of outstanding qualities such as tenderness, loyalty, sympathy, and even empathy.
Lunar Cancers will project kindness into others, and they won't just provide sympathy, but rather, they'll put themselves in the situation and feel the emotions happening. This reason makes lunar Cancers great people to be with since they're so genuine and authentic to themselves that you become one as well.
When a person comes close to a lunar Cancer, they’ll also feel the need to be genuine and sincere because that’s what lunar Cancers project. These lunar Cancers' qualities make them great at pursuing careers involving people and emotions such as psychology, medicine, and counseling.
In general, lunar Cancers have the best placement because the moon sign, which rules femininity and matriarchy, is ruling the Cancer sign placed at the 4th house. That means that femininity and matriarchy coincide with the house of family, a perfect placement.
These placements make lunar Cancers the best in showing the full spectrum of emotions characterizing the moon sign and the Cancer sign. They’re empathic, genuine, sincere, and they value their family, friends, and loved ones so much.
Now, let’s see what makes lunar Cancers weak. The next portion will be the opportunities facing people born under the Cancer moon sign.
Worst Characteristics of People with Cancer Moon Sign
Lunar Cancers attach too much value to the people they love that sometimes, it borders on clingy and possessive. Remember that once a lunar Cancer lets someone into their lives, they'll give their whole heart and soul to that person. However, when they do this, they also get clingy and protect themselves from any impending danger.
If you’re a lunar Cancer, it’s necessary to understand that loving and protecting a person means that you should also provide them their freedom and self-expression. Being possessive makes the relationship counterproductive.
What's worse is if the other person feels suffocated drowning in the sea of emotions given by the lunar Cancer.
Lunar Cancers tend to hide in their safe space whenever they feel they aren't needed or not getting the emotional support they need. They’ll retreat when they feel that they cannot provide you what you need. They’ll ponder on it for so long that it can lead to anxiety, depression, or other psychological disorders.
Lunar Cancers must refrain from this behavior not just because it's unhealthy but also because it deprives them of any social interactions they need.
Moody and Emotional
Lunar Cancers may be one of the moodiest signs ever to grace the birth chart. As mentioned, they rely too much on their emotions for decision-making, which can sometimes lead to trouble. They also tend to be petty, childish, and immature because they feel that their needs and wants are invalidated.
Since they also rely on their feelings rather than logic in making decisions, this could result in a shallow decision, which may be unfavorable.
When lunar Cancers failed to handle the adjustments in the environment that they created, they'll act based on their feelings, which may result in apathy and disagreements. When these conflicts happen, lunar Cancers will take the most significant toll by being sick and retreating into their shells.
As mentioned in the earlier parts of the article, lunar Cancers have a roller coaster of emotions. A simple misunderstanding or a joke can create a chain reaction of emotions to the sensitive Cancer. They'll rethink those over and over again, causing so much anxiety and self-doubt.
Another major weakness of lunar Cancers is their unwillingness to forgive. This article already mentioned that lunar Cancers remember even the slightest detail about you. That's also the same case as when you've done them wrong. They won't forget, and they won't forgive. What's worse is that sometimes, this unforgiveness may be due to lunar Cancer's mood swings.
Lunar Cancers always need an emotional connection from their surroundings. However, when they find themselves in a weak spot or face conflicts they can't resolve, the lunar Cancer will undergo an outburst of intense emotions. These may include hysteria, exaggeration, scandals, and mental breakdowns.
The negative aspects that they encounter can be detrimental to lunar Cancers. They must learn how to control their emotions whenever they find themselves in some unstable social condition.
Cancer Moon Compatibility
Match Made in Heaven
Lunar Signs: Scorpio and Pisces
You can say that the tandem between a lunar Cancer and either a lunar Scorpio or Pisces is a dream team. Both parties will be receptive to the feelings and intentions of their partners. Both lunar Scorpios and Pisces sought an emotional connection with a lunar Cancer.
Between Scorpio and Pisces, Pisces will be more connected with lunar Cancers. Lunar Pisces also look for the same things that lunar Cancers are looking for. They’re both emotionally aware and sympathetic to each other. They know how to comfort each other, and you need a place where you can replenish yourselves.
While Scorpios may tend to be a little drawn out from the emotional Cancer, this doesn't mean that they can't adjust to each other.
Overall, the union of the lunar water signs will be the most compatible for lunar Cancers.
Lunar Sign: Cancer
Of course, no one understands a lunar Cancer than a fellow lunar Cancer. Their constant need for emotional support makes them a good match. There'll be a deep emotional rapport between the two of you, and you'll understand each other very well.
You both need a nurturing partner, and you're both willing to give anything in your power to support your partner. Your partner will provide your need for family and security, and you understand one another when you or your partner is having some emotional fit.
However, the only problem with this relationship is that both of you may support each other too much to the point of being spoiled, needy, and clingy. Problems will also arise when both of you experience emotional breakdowns. No one will adjust to being the parent figure.
Still, your compatibility with your partner and your support will take both of you in the long run.
Lunar Signs: Taurus and Virgo
Lunar Cancers may also be compatible with both lunar Taurus and lunar Virgos. They may process things differently, but they know what each other wants, and they're willing to compromise for the lunar Cancers.
Both lunar Taurus and Virgo value security and practicality. They want to feel secured about their future, and they'll plan it if they can. Similar to lunar Cancers, lunar Taurus and Virgos need a space that they call home. As the earth signs of the zodiac, they need someplace to be grounded. That makes their relationship with work because Cancer will provide, and the Taurus or Virgo will flourish.
The main problem with this match will be the mode of communication between the parties. Lunar cancers will be more vocal about their emotions, whereas lunar Taurus may be impassive and insensitive. Virgos, on the other hand, maybe more perfectionist and judgmental, which the Cancer might misinterpret.
Lunar Sign: Capricorn
Your emotional needs, as well as your modes of communications, lie at the different ends of the spectrum, canceling each other and setting it to zero. For a lunar Cancer and lunar Capricorn to work, they have to meet halfway. Both parties must make adjustments on both sides.
Lunar Capricorns prefer distance when it comes to relationships. They'll ignore any emotional setbacks to get going. They want to be as busy as possible, focusing on their goals and making themselves priority over others. The emotional need for lunar Cancers cancels this as they need constant attention and support for their growth. However, Capricorns's strength may draw Cancers, and in return, Cancer's genuineness attracts Capricorns.
Lunar Signs: Gemini and Leo
Lunar fire and air signs seem to be incompatible with the lunar water sign of Cancer. Their styles are so different that more than adjustments will be for the relationship to work.
Lunar cancers rely too much on emotions and feelings, while Gemini’s stand firm on logic and reason. Cancers react through their feelings and emotions, while Gemini’s will react through intellectual stimulation and logical reasoning.
On the other hand, Leos values dominance and assertiveness in a relationship. As much as possible, they like to take control of everything and would like to be the center of attention. This reason may work with lunar Cancers for they provide support, but lunar Leo’s personality may be too much for a lunar Cancer.
Lunar Signs: Sagittarius and Aquarius
If lunar Cancers and Leos' relationship has a slim chance to work, the one with lunar Sagittarius or Aquarius will be far from peaceful.
Cancers yearn for emotional connection. Whenever they feel depressed and down, they need emotional validation from their partners. They need sympathy and assurance from their partner. On the side of Sagittarius, they need to be always on the go. They're upbeat and cheerful most of the time, and when a Cancer asks for emotional support, Sagittarius will be quick to dismiss. The best possible scenario will be the Sagittarius trying to lighten up the mood. In both cases, Cancer will feel invalidated and misunderstood.
Clash of Signs
Lunar Signs: Aries and Libra
Lunar Aries and Libra also stand on the opposite end of the lunar Cancer. Lunar Aries tend to be very enthusiastic, energetic, self-sufficient, and independent. They like to enjoy their freedom, and they don't want anyone else stopping them from it. They may see Cancers' emotional complexity as “over-acting” and exaggerating, which will cause disagreement.
When it comes to lunar Libra and Cancer, they'll never be on the same page. Yes, they require the emotional support that they crave but in different contexts. The love and care given by lunar Cancers will be more parental, while lunar Libras need help in a romantic relationship, not as a parent.
In summary, the moon sign describes the ebb and flow of a person’s emotion and thought process. It gives accurate detail on how a person will act given a stimulus.
Lunar Cancers may be one of the best placements of the Moon and the zodiac of Cancer. It coincides with the concepts of family, relationship, marriage, and home. They're loyal, empathic, caring, and genuine. They'll do everything in their power to make the lives of their loved ones more comfortable and smoother.