Cancer Love Horoscope

By Jeff Jawer
Provided by Tarot.com
For the Week Of 1

If you're completely single, then it's possible you'll meet someone this week you're sure is relationship material. This person will be mature, possibly even older than you. It's his or her responsible approach to life and to partnership that will attract you more than anything else. In fact, you'll find it refreshing to meet someone who has zero interest in playing any type of immature love games. Don't be surprised if this love connection takes time to get off the ground. Be patient -- it's worth waiting for.

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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.