Cancer Moon Sign Emotions
Cancer Moon Sign People
The moon is in its rulership in the sign of Cancer, so this is where it can express itself to the best and fullest. Moon in Cancer natives are deeply emotional and very sensitive. They have psychic abilities and can read others very easily. They really do know what you are thinking before you say a word. Such strong emotions can make a person moody and oversensitive, so try to gauge the general frame of mind the moon in Cancer person is in when you approach them. They are interested in occult subjects, often astrologers, tarot card readers, psychics, mediums, or they can read auras and chakras.
They are always well versed in ancient knowledge that is being rediscovered. Since the moon travels through all twelve signs of the zodiac in about 28 days, you will see Cancer sun and moon natives in twelve different lights! You won’t ever be bored for sure. The moon stays in each sign for about 2 ½ days.
Close Relationships Are Important to Cancer Moon People
These are people with strong family ties, and don’t you dare say a word about their Sainted Mother! They speak with mom on the phone several times a day. They have a handful of close friends that they consider family as well, and tend to hang onto friends for a long time, often from childhood all through adulthood. This is all well and good, but if you are in a romantic relationship with any Cancer moon sign people and their family and friends don’t like you, it could be a deal breaker for your affair. So if you love this person, be prepared to do your best to get along with the important figures in their lives. These people are old-fashioned and romantic, and normally looking for a stable, committed relationship, like marriage. They love children and normally want to have a big family. Actually, their health and well being can depend upon it. They like belonging to close-knit communities and social groups, it gives them a sense of security.
Since they have such a love for children you can also find them as midwifes, nurses, OBGYN doctors, or emotional counselors. They really shine there since they have such great intuition and good bedside manner. It sometimes surprises people that Cancer moon sign people are much stronger emotionally than they appear. After all, Cancer is a cardinal sign of leadership. They handle business matters very well, and are trusted members of whatever business they gravitate towards. They are very security minded and are good at handling money, so you will find them in the worlds of accounting, banking, and real estate. Cancer rules the home, so they like to buy and sell them, as well as take care of their own.
They also make good actors or writers. Just because they are a touch vulnerable, don’t make the mistake of thinking that they are weak. They may shed a tear as they argue with you, but as soon as you leave they will calmly clean a closet or balance the checkbook. Cancer moon types are much tougher and more resilient than you think. Remember the hard shell that surrounds a crab? It knows when to hide its head to protect itself. Many astrologers describe Cancer as a whiny, hypochondriac sign, but it is a cardinal sign of leadership, and you will find many respected business people and others as Cancers (check out my Famous People of the Signs series, to learn more about well known Cancer achievers),
Cancer Moon Sign People are Emotional and Nurturing
Cancer moon sign people are the care-takers of the zodiac. They are loyal friends who will take you into their homes for weeks while you work out problems and get back on your feet. They usually have pets they dote upon. They are serious and responsible parents and siblings, often the ones who smooth over family spats and help solve problems. Cancer moon sign people are very sympathetic, and put that into action all the time. They love to putter around the house and garden, and are good cooks. You may find them as owners of a florist too. They can’t stand the thought of anyone going hungry or being alone and needing help. They are always willing to feed the hungry, or to crusade to help the down-trodden. These are peaceable people as well.
Some of them come off as needy and self-absorbed, but they worry too much, especially about health related matters. While young they feel like they don’t fit in anywhere. Later, they find out that practically everyone feels that way at times. Cancer moon sign people are imaginative, creative souls, who love poetry and music. They are tender and lovable, but are afraid to let others see how sensitive they really are, so may keep that hidden until they know you better. You will find they have a great sense of humor, and may use it to cheer you up as you tell them your problems. They are good listeners and will do their best to give you sound advice.
Cancer moon people tend to hold in their emotions for a long time. Then when you least expect it, they let loose a diatribe about all that bothered them about you for the last ten years! This can be very disconcerting to say the least. They need to learn to get their feelings and issues out into the open, as it’s not healthy to keep them in and to brood about them. So if you have an important Cancer moon sign in your life, try to talk about any issues that come up as soon as they do. It's best to air things out before they fester. Cancers don't mean to hold grudges, but are so afraid of hurting your feelings, they keep their own in, and this can cause trouble in any relationship.
The Crab Symbolizes Cancer
Cancer Moon Sign People Are Restless and Businesslike
Cancer moon sign people also are restless and love to travel to exotic places, to meet new people. They like to socialize and are good hosts. But they also need “down” time to be alone with their thoughts. Do not take it personally when they want to be alone. They do actually have a rich inner life and will go out by themselves at times. People seem to think they are clingy, but in actuality a Cancer moon is a person who feels comfortable going out to dinner or a movie alone. It helps to recharge their energy level, which is a bit low, as it comes in spurts. They do a lot for a period, then sort of go into seclusion for a bit, until you think, “Gee, I haven’t heard from so and so for a while, I should call.” They tend to withdraw when they are upset and having problems. So you need to be able to judge when to offer help and try to cheer them up, and when it’s best to just leave them alone. It is hard for them to say “no” to those in need, as it is also difficult for them to put themselves first. This is the cause of their occasional burnout.
As you likely know by now, the moon passes through all 12 zodiac signs each month, staying in each for a little more than 2 days. So this will affect not only Cancer moon and sun people, but all the people in your life. When I began my serious study of astrology, I kept a moon journal. After a few months, it became obvious that specific things happened or just worked out better in certain moons. Capricorn moons are good times to pay bills and take care of policies, to work on the serious things in your life. Gemini moons are times to entertain. If you choose to follow such a journal, it can help you immensely. You will be able to see what is a good day to ask your boss for a raise, or a good day to work in your garden.
Cancer moon sign people are well respected people that you can trust. They are often the treasurers of clubs, or the ones who help their family and friends with financial planning. You are in good hands when they decide to help you. These are people who tell the truth when you ask for advice. It may not be the truth you want to hear. But it is never said just to hurt you. Cancer moon natives are very conscientious and normally very well liked. When in their homes, you feel cozy, welcome and will never go home hungry! You may not want to go home at all!
Questions & Answers
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I'm a Cancer Moon, with Aries Sun and Leo Rising. I find it somewhat difficult to balance this watery emotional core with these fiery placements. What do you recommend?
Well, all of your planets are in an astrology sign, all 10, if we include the Sun and Moon, or luminaries. So having the Sun and a Fire Rising sign isn't so bad with a water moon.
The Aries and Cancer are leadership signs, so you have a strong personality, and Leos can be a tad bossy, or come off that way, since the Rising sign is the way others see you.
Aries Sun people are the pioneers, always the trailblazers. This can be evident in your work, or just in your social group (I bet you make all the plans)! Aries are sunny and warm, optimistic and fun people. You can be the life of the party.
The Cancer Moon means you are emotional, but nurturing and kind. Cancers often change, as the Moon goes through all 12 zodiac signs in 28 days. So you make a little shift every two days or so. Cancers are also outgoing to a certain extent, although they do value some privacy. But they get bored easily and know how to throw a great party. Just because Cancer rules the home doesn't mean you walk around with a broom in one hand and a mop in the other. You love to go to restaurants, clubs, vacations by the sea, museums, and are a restless creature. You are also lovable and a little bit reserved, but since Aries shows their love passionately and wants everyone to know, and Leos all expect to be treated like kings and queens, these three signs should serve you well.
Sometimes if we look at the elements, water puts out fire. I have seen Water and Sun Sign couples where the water person worries so much about the fire person it hurts the fire person's development. Is that what you feel here? I don't think you need to worry about it. You could be overwhelming to people with the Aries Sun and Leo Rising, and I think your Cancer Moon is a calming influence on you. Llewellyn puts out a yearly Moon sign book and also an astrology calendar which shows what signs and when the moon moves into and out of them. This could help you plan what to do on the days the Moon is in certain signs. Here is an article I wrote that might help you: http://hubpages.com/astrology/Best-Moon-Signs-For-...Helpful 23
I was born on September 22nd, 1992, 3:50 AM in Croatia. I was always very interested in astrology (and astronomy as well), and according to some online calculators, my Moon is in Cancer, and my ascendant is Leo. I was wondering if that's correct. I feel like these 3 things (Virgo, moon in Cancer and Leo) are kind of conflicting. What do you think?
I looked up your Sun, and it is in Virgo, 29 degrees of Virgo. Some people still believe that they can have birthdays "on a cusp" which is untrue. So you are a true Virgo! That means you are intelligent; you care about your health, you get bored easily, and are a strong communicator. Virgos often work in service fields to be of help to others, an admirable trait to have.
Your Cancer Moon also means you have nurturing qualities and care deeply about those you love. You are imaginative, charming, moody, also easily bored, but it's a leadership sign so you'll get out there to find something for you and your friends to do, or will take a course to learn about a new subject you have a sudden interest in. You want security in a relationship and are likely to settle into one marriage with one person you feel comfortable with and who you trust.
The Leo Ascendant is the mask or facade we wear with people we don't know well. Leo is the Queen or King, and expects attention from other people. You want to look your best and will spend to get the better items to wear, although, with Cancer and Virgo in you, it can wait until it's on sale! Leos are strong-willed and usually attract a following. You are a good host and love to go out and also entertain.
Nothing is conflicting about these signs; they are in zodiac order, Cancer, Leo, Virgo. The Cancer Moon is in what is called a sextile aspect to the Virgo sun (easy, creative). And Leo goes well with both of those zodiac signs. So if you are experiencing conflict, there is another reason in your chart regarding other planets, houses or aspects. This trinity is a nice one.Helpful 10
I have a Taurus sun, Cancer moon, and a Libra rising. I’m very intuitive. The more I read about my natal chart, the more fascinating it gets. I’ve always been drawn to learning more about tarot readings, mediums, and astrology. I’m very emotional, and in all of the jobs I’ve had I’ve always been a leader. When I was 21, I was made a manager over the course of four months. How do my other signs play roles in this?Helpful 4
I'm an Aquarius sun, Cancer moon, and Sagittarius rising. Why is dating difficult for me?
It's really hard for me to answer questions like this without casting and interpreting a complete birth chart. I can't see what signs your other planets are in, or what houses, or what aspects your planets make to each other. You had to go on a site to get your ascendant, didn't they offer an explanation of your chart there? Unless you did the work and cast the chart yourself.
Aquarius is a freedom loving sign, and you don't like conventional relationships, so that could be one reason. Aquarius is ruled by Uranus, and you make sudden and erratic changes. This can confuse others.
Cancer rules your emotions. Cancer is a loving and nurturing sign. But Cancer's ruler is the Moon, and it travels through all 12 zodiac signs in a month, so you also go through little changes every 2 days or so. So that Cancer/Aquarius dynamic can try the patience of say, an Earth sign person, or someone who isn't up to a lot of change. Plus an Earth sign would bore you to death, I'd say no to that.
Sag people seem really friendly and outgoing, and usually don't judge others. They accept everyone and make others feel at ease. So that's not causing the dating issue.
Even though Cancer and Aquarius are changeable signs, there are many Cancer/Aquarius couples. I think it's the fact you need some space in a relationship and although Cancer loves security, Cancers need alone time, so also need space. You need someone who honors that and accepts you are a nonconformist. I hope that helps a little. Try an Air sign or Fire signs. Hang in there. Sometimes we meet someone great when we aren't looking.Helpful 2
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