Cancer’s attitude toward jealousy
You’re involved with a Cancer, and you’re wondering what to expect?
Emotion. And lots of it.
Ruled by the Moon, this water sign is the sign of the crab. Sensitive and emotional and moody, Cancer can be a handful at the best of times. A crab born on the cusp of Gemini might be a bit more light-hearted, and a crab born on the cusp of Leo may be a bit more outgoing and dramatic.
When a Cancer falls in love, they don’t do it for kicks. Like their symbol — the crab — they like to latch on firmly with their strong claws, and they don’t like to let go. This isn’t a sign you can casually fool around with.
Like actual crabs, a Cancerian has a tough outer shell, and soft and quivery insides. Even if they can hide their emotions, don’t think they don’t have any because they most definitely do, and they’re very easily bruised.
They’re real homebodies. Their homes and families are crucial to their well-being. Their home will be a secure retreat from the harsh world, filled with beloved collections of things that mean something to the crab. Marriage, children, a nice bank account and a well-stocked kitchen can soothe a Cancer like nothing else can.
Sensitive, moody, brooding and self-protective…but they can be charmingly sweet, when their moods propel them. They tend to have a good sense of humor and can be very sympathetic friends.
Cancer tends to be very insecure. In love, it’s not so much that they’ll be jealous, as they’ll be terribly hurt and will lose trust in their mate if their mate is flirting. Their insecurity leads to a tenacious possessiveness. Breaking up with a crab is never easy. In fact, you’ve got to really hurt their feelings and beat up on what little self-confidence they have in order to distance yourself from the relationship.
The crab is most compatible with other emotional water signs, Scorpio and Pisces. They can also be compatible with airy Gemini, earthy Taurus and Virgo, and fiery Leo. There’s not much of anything with fiery Sagittarius and airy Aquarius. The signs a typical Cancer is least compatible with are fiery Aries (too rough), airy Libra (too fluttery) and earthy Capricorn (too blunt).
If the tides have washed you onto shore with a sweet, sensitive crab, take care not to become too trapped within those strong claws…unless that’s exactly where you want to be. If you can handle the emotional ride, you’ll be loved and cherished, which isn’t such a bad thing after all.