Cancer Moon Sign Emotions
Cancer the Crab
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. They also tend to be in situations or lives where they get a lot of public attention for people so quiet!
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!
This article is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge. Content is for informational or entertainment purposes only and does not substitute for personal counsel or professional advice in business, financial, legal, or technical matters.
Questions & Answers
I’m a Cancer moon with Libra sun, Sagittarius rising and Venus in Sagittarius as well. What does this say about me?
The Libra Sun and Cancer Moon are both leadership signs, so you have plans and are a person who knows what you want and where you are going. Cancers are kind, emotional, expressive people who are family oriented. They like to be the power behind the scenes, but somehow always find a way to get attention. You are friendly and well-liked, trusted, and people always ask for your advice, because it is sensible and you don't judge others.
The Libra Sun means you are ruled by gentle Venus. You also like nice things, but the Cancer and Libra ambition means you will work hard to get them. You are personable, and I can see you working in the public, in the hospitality industry, as the owner of your own business, and being creative and artistic. Libras want to be half of a couple; Libra rules the marriage house in astrology, so finding a partner is very important to you. You don't like crude behavior or coarse language and are sort of refined.
Sag rising is the way others see you. You can be tall with this ascendant. You are interested in religions and cultures, education and philosophy. You could fall in love with a person from a different country and culture, especially with your Venus in Sag, too. The Sag in you means you are blunt in speech and can hurt other's feelings, though the Cancer and Libra should mitigate that somewhat. You stand up for what you believe in.
I am a contributor to several niche sites and have written many instructional astrology articles. I wrote a whole series of Venus articles because it represents your love life and social life. I have covered what Venus means in each of the zodiac signs, and these articles are found on Letterpile.com. I will give you the URL to Venus in Sag; it has more info than I have room to write here and should answer your Venus questions: https://hubpages.com/serializations/Venus-in-Sagit...Helpful 68
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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: https://hubpages.com/astrology/Best-Moon-Signs-For...Helpful 28
I am a Leo sun (8th house), Libra moon in Pisces house, Venus in Cancer. I'm very quiet and rely on heavy amounts of seclusion or time away. I feel the urge to defend myself, but also the massive urge to be incredibly passive. I find it hard to let others in and find it easier to cut people out. I would like to change my ways and know I have processes to go through, but I feel a major disconnect from my head and heart. What can I do?
Your Libra Moon is in the sign of the balance. Libra doesn't like to make waves, so even if you have a big disagreement with someone, you may not say anything about it. This is intensified by the fact it's in the 12th house, ruled by Pisces. You are secretive too, and kind, you don't want to really hurt anyone's feelings. This is what gives you the urge to protect yourself and distance yourself from others. The Moon rules your emotions, but in Libra, you are ruled more by your head than your heart. This doesn't have to be a disadvantage though, so try not to make it one.
Venus in Cancer goes two ways, normally they are very sensitive about what others say about or to them, but aren't so careful about how much they insult others. So they can dish it out, but can't take it. An example of this would be Donald Trump, a classic Venus in Cancer, who says what he wants, but holds a grudge over what others say regarding him. For you, maybe you are passive and don't speak out when your feelings are hurt, but you will stew about it.
I think the Leo Sun is the best avenue to express the outgoing part of you, it is there. The 8th house rules finances of the partner, but also death and sex. It's a house of research, being the natural Scorpio house, so if you have expertise or know a lot about certain topics, this can be your saving grace. Talk about what you know the best. Or read what's trending, so you have topics of conversation ready when you go out. Leos are friendly and generous. You are a good host, throw a party! Even the Venus in Cancer can make you a good listener, and people love that, if you like to stay in the background more. But there are factors here you can bring out more.
I am a Moon Cancer, Sun Pisces, with a Gemini Rising. I think I was born under the Constellation of Aquarius (March 5, 1971). How do I reconcile these signs? Having two signs with duality seems difficult to do. I also have Sagittarius in my Venus and Mars planets.
Being a Sun sign Pisces does have some duality, but it's not too hard to overcome. You are a dreamer, so may have ideas which seem great at the time, but really aren't so good. Make sure you think carefully before you make expensive financial plans or get involved in dubious partnerships. You are sympathetic and could be an easy mark for unscrupulous people. On the other hand, you have psychic ability, aided by the Cancer Moon, and can read other people very well. You understand what others are going through and are a colorful storyteller. You are also very artistic and creative, so try to make use of those talents.
The Cancer Moon rules your feelings, and you want security in relationships. Not to a stifling degree though, because Gemini, Pisces, and Sagittarius are all that we call mutable signs. So what you want changes often and you get bored easily in relationships. But you love family and most likely will make friends who will be your family of choice. Cancers are loyal and kind. They have a good head for business, something you need, so use the Cancer intuition when making choices. This also gives you caution and care.
Gemini Rising is the way you appear. It is the sign of the Twins, and you could have two great loves in your life, or be in love with two people at the same time. You seem witty and are fun to be with. You are talkative and friendly, like to go out, and to try new things. This rising sign puts Sag on your marriage house. So you may meet a partner from a different culture, or from a different country. You and the partner could travel much together. Sag also rules education, law, and philosophy, so if you study those or teach these subjects, you could meet partners there. Depending on the degrees of Sag the Venus and Mars are in, they can be in the 7th or marriage house so that you will get married. I think you will marry more than once.
The duality is hard to deal with; it seems you do move on fast in life and get bored easily. We all have Free Will in Astrology though, nothing is fated or predetermined, so no matter what the circumstances, you make your own choices. Just go slow and don't rush into things without doing the research. I can't tell more without casting a whole Natal Birth chart. I can't see exactly where Venus (love and social life) or Mars (actions likely to take)are without drawing it out. You will experience much change due to having three mutable signs. Based on what I have here, all I can do is warn you to be careful, read all contracts. Don't try to have a love relationship with someone who bores you. You would do well to find someone who could ground you more. Capricorn would be a good choice. Taurus would be good as well.Helpful 1
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