Arguably the most affectionate sign of the Zodiac, Cancer does not commit to a relationship easily. Discover what floats a Cancerian’s boat in the love department. Cancer: love and relationships, and everything in between. We’re starting with the magical cusp of Gemini-Cancer.
Gemini-Cancer Cusp June 19-24
This is the enchanted week of the year, when midsummer casts spells of love over us all. People born during this week are imbued with magical qualities, or so it appears. Gemini-Cancer cuspers have a way of creating an aura of myth and magnetism around themselves and it is easy to fall for their charms. Despite this, they are quite cool and calm, always a little wary of giving their love away. In fact, they can be quite self-protective and very private people.
Gemini-Cancer can be so self-protective that they will avoid meeting new people or mixing in company. Therefore they do better with a partner who is extroverted and willing to cajole them out into public. The same with close friendships. They need someone to override their default setting of passivity.
Love is very important to Gemini-Cancer and they will always choose love over wealth, power, or fame. Problems occur when they use withholding love as a weapon if they deem their partner requires bringing into line. They can do this because they have complete control of their emotions; logical Gemini dominating emotional Cancer.
Relationships, whether with friends, family, or lovers, take on a certain structure, each being different. Each will have its own boundaries regarding what is and isn’t acceptable. Overstep the line and the relationship may never recover. Romance is very important to Gemini-Cancer and a good dose of candlelight and snuggles never goes amiss.
Cancer 1 June 25-July 2
On the surface, Cancer 1s appear to be quite straightforward in nature. Anyone who meets them is convinced that what you see is what you get. Nothing could be further from the truth. Cancer 1 is a seething mass of emotions, often contradicting themselves. One person might meet a Cancer 1 and conclude that he or she is outgoing and sociable, while another person will perceive them as reclusive.
Cancer 1s often have negative psychological hangovers from childhood, especially if they were treated badly, or their parents underwent a harrowing divorce. These traumas will cause them to construct an impenetrable emotional barrier that only the strongest love can break down. Unfortunately, Cancer 1s may have a streak of aggression; it rarely surfaces but it’s a good idea for them to recognize that it exists. They need to have some kind of emotional or physical release, such as a sport or other expressive passion which can absorb those fear and anger responses.
Romantic partners may feel frustrated at times when Cancer 1 bottles up his or her feelings and retreats into depression. There’s no point in joining them there. It’s better to carry on as usual and allow Cancer 1 to surface from their mire of despondency in their own good time. On the whole, a relationship with a Cancer 1 will be rewarding as they are empathic, generous and want to make their partner happy. Just be prepared for the odd period of withdrawal and moroseness.
Cancer 2 July 3-10
Cancer 2s are often private and zany characters who are able to keep up the facade of a conventional life while secretly living in their own fantasy worlds. They adore color and quirkiness, yet they will conduct their professional life in conservative gray and black. Those who fall in love with them experience the joy of uncovering the layers of weird and bizarre that lie beneath. Often their homes will display their penchant for the more eccentric aspects of life.
Cancer 2s have to be wary of becoming obsessive, both with lifestyles and people. Unrequited love can be a problem for them. Sometimes they become attached to someone who is either completely unsuitable, or is not interested. For example Cancer 2 can fall head over heels in love with someone who is not of the right sexual persuasion. It can never come to fruition, but Cancer 2 will harbor their secret desire for years.
Partners of Cancer 2s need to have their feet on the ground to keep the family functioning, yet they can revel in their love one’s fun-loving ways and enjoy their empathic support. The right combination of personalities here can have a very successful and rewarding relationship.
Cancer 3 July 11-18
The strength of the Cancer 3 personality is in their ability to know themselves. They are persuasive and powerful and can generally get what they want to achieve their aims. Thus their professional life is possibly more important than their personal life. Often they will select a partner from a work environment, and whose life goals align closely with their own. However, they are extremely discerning and would rather be on their own than compromise in the sphere of relationships.
Cancer 3 is always honest and transparent. They never pretend to be anything other than the face they present to the world. What you see is definitely what you get. They prefer simplicity in their relationships as they do in their daily life. One of their best attributes is being able to cut through complexity and simplify the issues. This makes them genuinely good managers and leaders, and this spills over into family and personal relationships. Unfortunately this can be problematical for partners who don’t want to be ‘managed’.
Cancer 3s must use their good judgment when selecting a life partner, and should also be aware of their tendency to dominate and direct. It’s possible to create and build a loving partnership but it must be on an equal basis. Therefore they do best with a partner who is able to assert themselves in the face of an unstoppable force.
Come back next month for Cancer-Leo cusp.
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