At home in Cancer, the moon shines at its best.

This is a peak self-care placement. It's a time to retreat into whatever routines make you feel nourished and safe. A Cancer moon encourages us to take care of ourselves and each other. This placement is the ultimate peace-seeker, trying to find harmony with friends and family. Keep in mind that this impulse to help others can take on a self-sacrificing quality, so try not to compromise your own needs. A Cancer moon encourages us to consider both our childhoods and our future family, as well as the way we reconcile the two.

Moon in Cancer: Significance & Meaning

Element And Modality: Water & Cardinal

Positive keywords for Moon in Cancer:

  • Empathetic
  • Imaginative
  • Nurturing
  • Quiet
  • Sensitive

Negative keywords for Moon in Cancer:

  • Clingy
  • Defensive
  • Guarded
  • Impressionable
  • Unstable

Moon in Cancer Personality

"I am what I feel." Cancer moons don't simply feel; their feelings form a fundamental aspect of the self. They possess a high awareness of their feelings and those of others. Much like their celestial ruler, the moon, the emotions of a lunar Cancer fall into cycles—sometimes submerging even them in their high tides.

Positive Traits

While folks often ignore their cardinal tendencies in favor of their lunar ones, Cancer moons can also be incredibly driven—provided the goal appeals to their emotional needs. Alongside their protective disposition, lunar cancers react strongly to any attempt to trouble those they hold dear. Their memories are long, so beware!

Negative Traits

Though stirring, Cancer moons' sentimentality keeps them clinging to the past, unwilling to turn their eyes to the future or to change. Due to this backward-looking nature, they tend to be very hesitant about new habits and new people. Open yourself to new experiences, Cancer moon. You may find you like them!

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