Getting to Know the Cancerian Man

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Black and white illustration of a couple sitting at dinner with the Cancer crab over a blue background behind them

A Cancerian man can make a wonderful long-term partner for the right woman. He's ruled by emotion and matters of the heart, and not by his intellect. Because of this, he's usually very affectionate, thoughtful, and intuitive of the feelings of others, especially of those he cares about. Home and family are of utmost importance to a Crab, and he can be fiercely protective. Cancer thrives on stability, security, and comfort. You'll always feel loved, safe, and well cared for with a Cancer partner. Most Cancerian men make faithful, supportive husbands and kind, patient fathers. His relationships are well tended, and he's often incredibly romantic, while having a great sense of humor.

Sounds like the perfect man? Before you drag out your Crab pot, you should hear the rest of the story. Cancer men are emotional. They're ruled by the moon, and as the moon goes through frequent changes, so do the Cancerian's emotions. He demands complete and utter love and devotion, and he won't like sharing too much of your attention. You might find Cancer to be jealous and controlling. He's a hard worker, and he'll expect the same from you. He's also a homebody, so if you're a party girl, you're wasting your time on a Cancerian. Some signs find Cancer too needy, clingy, brooding, and boring.

Finding and Keeping a Cancer Man

If you're interested in meeting a Cancer guy, frequent places that attract him. Because of Cancer's creativity and appreciation for beauty, they often attend art exhibits, galleries, and museums. Arts and crafts supply stores are another good bet. You might also find one at a home improvement store, since they love the idea of making a comfortable and attractive home.

Oftentimes with a Cancerian man, you'll have to make the first move because they have such a fear of rejection. Show him that you care about the same things he does, such as home, family, beauty, and romance. Don't come on too strong, but be somewhat aggressive in your pursuit. He needs to know that you're really interested in him before he responds!

The Cancer man likes femininity, so wear a flirty dress and perfume on your dates. Also, cook for him. One of the ways to a Canceian's heart is definitely through his stomach! Let him notice your homemaking skills, and above all, never try to make him jealous. This will cause him to retreat into his shell, and once that happens, you'll find it all but impossible to lure him out again.

If the relationship leads to marriage, be a wife in whom he has absolute trust. Make your home a safe, cozy haven from the outside world, filled with sentimental mementos, works of art, and comfortable yet stylish furniture. Pamper him with candlelit dinners, bubble baths, and massages, and compliment him often. Your emotional support and approval will be very important to your Cancerian husband.

Compatibility with Other Zodiac Signs

  • Aries March 21 – April 19

    The Aries woman and Cancer man have opposite personalities, and in this case that's not a good thing. The Ram is sporadic and spontaneous, while the Crab is thoughtful and prefers to take his time. Aries is outgoing and adventurous and would feel that Cancer is far too controlling and clinging. Another problem is the ram's temper, it's just too much for gentle Cancer.

  • Taurus April 20 – May 20

    The Taurus woman and the Crab make a great match. Both signs are warm, loving, and loyal, and the Bull will supply the emotional and financial security that Cancer needs. The Crab and the Bull will work together as a team to achieve like-minded goals and have an excellent chance of creating a comfortable home and a loving family.

  • Gemini May 21 – June 21

    The Gemini woman is far too logical for emotional Cancer, and the Twin's independent nature would threaten the Crab's need for stability. The Twins are like quicksilver – flighty and unpredictable, and this is often just too much for the Crab to take in. Also, Gemini is often somewhat of a flirt, and Cancer would have a hard time dealing with this.

  • Cancer June 22 – July 22

    A Cancerian woman living in the same household with male Crab will usually be either blissful or terrible. They'll understand each other's emotional needs, and together they'll make a warm and loving home. Problems arise when both partners are in one of their inherent moody stages at the same time, since neither will be willing or to cheer the other up.

  • Leo July 23 – August 22

    The differences in Cancer and the Leo woman often work in their favor. The Crab loves showering his mate with praise and attention, and the Lion gobbles these up hungrily. The Cancerian man has no problem allowing his leonine partner all the time in the proverbial spotlight.

  • Virgo August 23 – September 22

    This union is difficult but not impossible. A Virgo woman is much too practical to ever understand Cancer's emotional approach to everything. The constant criticism from the Virgin will hurt the Crab's tender feelings. On the positive side, both signs love their "creature comforts" and have a strong work ethic.

  • Libra September 23 – October 22

    This usually is not a good match. The Libra woman is often a "party girl," while Cancer would much rather spend time at home. The Crab is a penny-pincher, too, while the Scales lady often has extravagant tastes. Libra loves positive energy, so she would have a real problem when the Crab was being, well, Crabby.

  • Scorpio October 23 – November 21

    This is often a match made in Heaven! Although the Scorpio woman and Cancer man have very different personalities, they complement each other well. The jealous nature of the Scorpion would be soothed by the Crab's total devotion, and both would seek to establish a harmonious family and home.

  • Sagittarius November 22 – December 21

    The Archer and the Crab are seldom compatible. A Sagittarius woman is a reckless daredevil who thrives on adventure, while Cancer is a careful, cautious homebody. Also, many Archers are incredibly blunt, which will hurt the Crab's feelings. Sagittarius will likely feel suffocated by Cancer's emotional needs, and there will be lots of arguments over the archer's spending habits.

  • Capricorn December 22 – January 19

    This is an "iffy" relationship, at best. While Cancer will love the security and stability that the Capricorn woman will provide, the Crab will hate Capricorn's seeming lack of emotion. The Goat will often think that the Crab isn't ambitious enough for her. Practical Capricorn will also have a hard time with Cancer's mood swings.

  • Aquarius January 20 – February 18

    This is not a good match. Cancer is much too clingy for the aloof Aquarius woman, and the two share few of the same life goals. While the Crab is ruled by emotion, the Water-bearer is ruled by intellect. The Water-bearer's need for adventure often frightens the cautious Crab, while she finds the Cancerian man dull and boring.

  • Pisces February 19 – March 20

    This match is usually very good for both partners. Both signs are emotional and compassionate, so they'll understand each other and there should be few clashes. The Pisces woman is generally upbeat, so The Fish will provide positive juxtaposition to Cancer's moodiness and will often be able to predict her partner's mood swings with amazing accuracy.

Where to Find Help

When it comes to love, dealing with a Cancer man is tricky. The Crab will often retreat into that hard shell of his any time he feels threatened. And once that happens, it's difficult to coax him back out into the open. You'll need some professional help with this one!

One of the staunchest allies you can have in finding love is a gifted psychic. A psychic can provide you with all sorts of knowledge about the Cancer man that you might never discover on your own. She can read both of your charts and offer an amazing array of tips and advice. This knowledge far surpasses anything you might find in a hundred books, because it's specifically tailored to you and your Cancerian love interest. It's highly customized and takes factors other than just your birth dates into account.

Consulting a psychic is easy! All you have to do is pick up the phone. Your information is kept private, and your psychic will have your best interests at heart. She'll be an invaluable ally in the game of love. By consulting a psychic, you'll be making a strategic move that will set you on the right path and save you time, disappointment, and heartache, while helping you find your soul mate.

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