Female Cancer Zodiac Sign Personality Traits and Tendencies

Stylized image of a Cancer woman

The female Cancer zodiac sign is one of maternal instincts and desires, a protective nature and the moodiness Cancer women seem to be known for. What else does a Cancer woman house within her personality though? There's more to a Cancer woman zodiac characteristics than mood swings, the inspiration to nurture, and the likelihood to go to extremes to protect those they consider their own.

Female Cancer Zodiac Personality Characteristics

Cancer sun sign women are often a study in contrasts.

She's Tough but Soft

This means the maternal side of a Cancer woman gets exercised well. Cancer females can be effective disciplinarians while also showing their kids they love them. Crabs have hard outer shells with soft bodies. Female Cancer zodiac members are similar this way.

Cancer Is Loyal

Incredibly loyal, Cancer women tend to make great spouses. They feel responsible for protecting their families.

They Make Great Leaders but Tend to Overreact

Being a Cancer is great when things are up. Cancers make fantastic leaders, artists, inspirational speakers and friends, but there are some flaws to this sign! Cancers may find themselves with inferiority complexes and a tendency to overreact. They can also be quick to latch onto an insult and beat themselves up over it. Additionally, Cancer women are sometimes difficult and hard to pin down, and they have a tendency to live in the past (if not their imaginations).

Crabs Are Diplomatic

If you're a Cancer woman, you're the diplomat, the peacemaker. You don't like confrontation, although if you have to stick up for a friend, you tend to do so with no hesitation.

Cancer Woman Have Many Facets

Cancer tends to be the most far-reaching sign of the zodiac. The facets of Cancerian nature include everything from shyness to a desire for the spotlight. Cancerian women can be sensitive, kind, artistic, romantic, eccentric or flamboyant.

Her Emotions Run High and Her Intuition Is Strong

Female cancers take "women's intuition" even further since they tend to be very intuitive anyway.

She Can Be Moody

At their worst, Cancers are known for their moodiness. At best, they're the friends you want in your corner when the chips are down because of their fierce loyalty.

She Values Feelings Over Thinking

If you're a female Cancer, you probably use the words "I feel" much more often than "I think," "I see," "I believe" or "I hear you." It's due to the moon being your ruling planet and the effects of being pulled this way and that by your emotions. While this is not always a negative, Cancer women tend to "think" with their hearts rather than their heads.

The Basics of the Sign

Women born between June 21 and July 22 are the female Cancers of the zodiac. Cancer, a water sign, is ruled by the moon and therefore by emotion.

They're Maternal

Female Cancerians are said to be the maternal ones of the zodiac, nurturing and kind while also ferociously protective. Cancers are supposedly small, although stature varies: small feet, small fingers, slight curves, lithe figures and so on. Their faces tend to be round with broad foreheads and bright, clear eyes. Hair tends to be thin and light. Height, as mentioned above, can vary from short to tall.

They're Homebodies

Cancer's homes are their nests. They like to have a place to return to for solitude after braving the public for any length of time. They're not necessarily anti-social, but their homes are their dens, their nests, and they like having a place to call their own that produces a warm, calming effect. They tend to prefer home to going out on the town.

What Interests a Cancer Woman?

Cancerians tend to be interested in fantasy, the occult and going everywhere their imaginations can take them. They want to know the unknown. Cancer women are also interested in nurturing plants, animals and other people. They may find themselves interested in gardening, cooking, volunteering at animal shelters, and performing random acts of kindness for others.

Job Matches for Female Cancers

While Cancer's list of interests never seems to end, there are a few career choices that tend to make excellent matches for this sign:

  • Chef
  • Homemaker
  • Housekeeper
  • Nurse
  • Journalist
  • Writer
  • Politician
  • Businesswoman
  • Real estate broker

No Woman Is Solely Her Sun Sign

These are just some of the standout traits, sign basics and aptitudes of the traditional Cancer woman. Of course you will need to take into account the moon signs and other planet alignments to determine which of these traits really do describe you. Not every Cancer will make a faithful spouse, a great friend or even a competent chef. However, these observations may just help you discover something about your Cancerian personality that you never realized before.

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Female Cancer Zodiac Sign Personality Traits and Tendencies