Let’s face it: Cancers aren’t always so loveable. Chances are, if you are involved with a Cancer, you have more than a few complaints about their suffocating ways. But if you can look past their temperamental natures, you’ll see that Cancers are one of the most doting and attentive signs of the zodiac. And they can be the best sexual partners as well, primarily due to their sensitivity.
The Cancer Personality: The Benefits
If you’ve ever dated a Cancer, you know what it’s like to be cared for and nurtured. As the fourth sign of the Zodiac, Cancer Suns rule the domain of home and family. Cancer has always been recognized as the matriarch of the zodiac; gender aside, this is a sign that knows how to tend to your most basic needs. They are fiercely protective of their loved ones, as well as highly committed and loyal.
To say this is a domesticated sign would be somewhat misleading though, as Cancers tend to feel the most fulfilled when nourishing others. Not too many folks would pass up the opportunity to be in a relationship with a Cancer, especially when home-cooked meals, tender love, and self-sacrifice all come with the package. Arguably the sweetest and most loving sign in western astrology, life with a Cancer could feel like a match made in heaventhat is, once you get past their frequent mood swings and overbearing attachment.
Unpredictable Cancer: Dating Challenges
[ad]Due to their watery element, Cancer Suns have emotions that wax and wane with the lunar phases of the Moonthe sign’s traditional ruler in astrology. Their feeling nature can be completely unpredictable, which makes them extremely temperamental. Symbolized by the Crab, Cancers are known to retreat into their proverbial shells when threatened by adversity. But adversity could be anything from criticism of their latest crock pot creation, to feelings of neglect from their significant other.
At a core level, Cancer really just wants to be relied upon and appreciated. This explains their tendency to cling in relationships; separation can lead them to think they failed in their attempts to show affection. This emotional ebb and flow can be taxing on anyone, so you will have to be mindful that their moping doesn’t rub off on you.
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Making Your Cancer Relationship Work
Dating a Cancer isn’t a total uphill battle. They really can be the most devoted of partners. Only a Cancer would fight to the death for those they love, and their passive inclinations are easily overlooked by their sheer tenacity. This sign instinctively knows how to respond with TLC, and all you have to do in return is show how much you value their efforts. In fact, the best way to bring Cancer out of its funk is to cater to their every need. That is, do unto them as they would do unto you.
Cancers typically prefer to be home entertaining or watching a romantic comedy. They expect you to want to play “house.” This may mean spending a night indoors to snuggle once in a whilebut is that too much to ask for domestic bliss? At the end of the day, you’ll be happy you stuck around to be fussed over. A little smothering wrapped in love and warmth isn’t such a bad thing after all.
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