The crab is used to describe this sign
because it carries its own house with it. It will also move sideways
instead of in a straight line, and although a crab cannot really
hurt you with its claws, it can hang on very tightly to something it
A typical Cancer person is
home-loving and fond of his family. At the same time he is often
quite subtle in his behaviour and may approach people and situations indirectly if he cannot get what he
wants by going straight forward. And when he loves someone or has
something which makes him happy, he will hang on very tightly and
not let go.
Cancer people want to be
needed, and it is important to them to be around people who love
them and help them to feel secure. They are also often shy and
sensitive, but they can be brave and courageous about protecting
their friends and loved ones. Many Cancer people also have wonderful
imaginations, and can create fine stories and paintings.
Cancer belongs to a group of signs which
astrologers call water signs. By this they mean that Cancer people
have a deep, mysterious, gentle quality which makes them think of
gazing into a cool, deep pool or into the flowing waters of a river.
Scorpio and Pisces are also water signs.
If you are a Cancer
think about how good you feel when you are close to your family and
feel safe and secure in a warm, happy home.