Zodiac Facts: Cancer

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Astrologists suggest that a study of your birth sign can reveal insight to your personality and relationships. Astrology accepts that people are influenced by heredity and environmental factors, but asserts that a person is also influenced by the state of the solar system at the moment of birth. Cancer, the fourth sign of the zodiac, represents individuals who are loyal and complex. Whether you are a Cancer or you're shopping for someone who is, these facts will help you get to know the sign better.

Facts about the Cancer Sign:

  1. Cancer is the zodiac sign for people born in early summer. This sign reigns between June 22 and July 22. It is the fourth sign of the zodiac calendar, and the crab symbolizes its constellation. The moon rules over Cancer, so individuals born at this time are sometimes referred to as moon children.

  2. Cancer is loyal, protective, and adaptable. But these strengths are balanced by the sign's weaknesses of being moody, oversensitive, and somewhat self-absorbed. Those born under this sign are known to be temperamental, too. It is a mysterious sign, full of contradictions; for example, Cancers can seem unpredictable and indifferent, but they are the nurturers of the zodiac, compassionate toward family and friends, dependable at work.

  3. Cancer wants security and comfort. It may seem that your favorite moon child loves few things more than curling up on the couch with a cozy comforter, for he or she appreciates the warmth and protection of home life. They have a need for constant support and encouragement, which contributes to their reputation for being a bit sensitive but also helps to explain their deep devotion to loved ones. A Cancer is an intensely loyal friend.

  4. Cancer also seeks new adventures. Since they adapt quickly to changing situations, you'll find moon children leading the way on outdoor activities. They take on new challenges, see the project through to the end, and watch over other participants.

  5. Cancer takes care of business. Get a Cancer a briefcase at graduation because these summer babies grow up to be exceptional business leaders. Their intuitive abilities and forward-thinking minds allow them to predict future trends. They have incredible perseverance and stand up for their beliefs, so they also excel at careers in law and education.

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