Female Cancer Zodiac Sign Personality Traits and Tendencies

Are you a typical Cancer woman?
Are you a typical Cancer woman?

The female Cancer zodiac sign is one of maternal instincts and desires, a protective nature and the moodiness Cancers seem to be known for. What else do female Cancers house within their personalities, though? There's more to them 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

What You Are

  • Tough, but soft; this means the maternal side of a woman gets exercised well. These women 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.
  • Incredibly loyal, Cancer women tend to make great spouses. They feel responsible for protecting their families.
  • 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).
  • 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 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.

Emotions Run High; Intuition Is Strong

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


  • Cancerians tend to be interested in fantasy, the occult and 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.

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.

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.

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.

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

A Final Word

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