Cancer Love Horoscope

By Jeff Jawer
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For the Week Of 1

You might lose all hope for a romantic situation to work itself out. If you've been living in a fantasy, just waiting for a miracle to happen, this might be the time when you have to make peace with the fact that sometimes, the miracle is within the loss. If someone is meant to be yours then you wouldn't need to force it. You wouldn't need to hope and pray and fantasize this much. No, you would be with that person in a happy, secure relationship. Recognize this week that, as bitter as a romantic loss might feel, ultimately you'll come to realize that it really was a gain.

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Characteristics of a Cancer

Your sign is the crab which has long claws because you tend to hold on to things from your past. The crab has a protective outer shell and the Cancer uses their home for their protection and typically hold your own feelings behind these protective walls.  Water is your element  which symbolizes emotion.  The water of Cancer is that of the changing tides. Creatures that live there are fed and nurtured by the regular rhythms of this tide. It is also about the appearance of a smooth surfaced lake. You can see no movement but beneath the surface lies much movement and hidden currents. Your key planet is the Moon which is always changing. As the key planet of Cancer, the Moon symbolizes our basic needs -- how we need to be nurtured and how we nurture others. Your birthstone is the ruby or pearl and your colors are purple, aqua and green. The iris, white poppy and white carnation are the Cancer flowers. The fourth house is related to the mother and this is where we are nurtured. Your greatest strength is your ability to nurture others and your greatest weakness is your fear of the past repeating in the future.

The Cancer sign has some characteristics similar to their symbol, the crab:  A hard exterior but soft on the inside.  If you are close to a Cancer, though, you will have all the loyalty and affection you can get as they tend to be more caring of those they love.  These signs also have a tendency to be moody, always changing their emotional outlook on things.  In love, Cancers are the ultimate romantic and put love and romance as a priority in their life.  When Cancer love is good, it is very good but when it goes bad, these jealous creatures can be quite vicious. 

A Cancer is a water sign.  Water signs get along with fellow water signs, air signs and earth signs but should stay away from fire in general.  A Cancer is pretty adaptable and can get along with most everyone.  Taurus, Virgo, Capricorn, Gemini, Libra, Aquarius, Scorpio and Pisces are all good matches for the Cancer.  However, they should stay away from Aries, Sagittarius and Leo.  While those signs may be able to coexist it will take some compromise and a lot of understanding to make it work.  Beware of conflict, though.  When it gets rough with a fire sign, it will be not be pretty.