A Cancer mom is an archetypal mom who loves to tend to and fuss over her children. How a child will relate to this mom's style of mothering can be seen in mother/child astrological sun sign compatibility. However, a Cancer mom should realize she may have to modify her style of mothering in order to do what's best for her child's developing sense of self.
Cancer mom is all about her children. They are everything to her, and she will do anything and everything for them. She is sensitive to her children's needs, and she wants to protect them and provide them with a feeling of security. She's also perfectly in sync with their emotions, and her emotional attachment to them assures they will be raised in a warm, loving, protective, and caring environment. She often finds it difficult to "let go" and encourage her children to become independent. Infancy and early childhood are her specialties, independent and older children who need her less will be a challenge.
A Cancer mom wants to do everything for her child, but even as a toddler an Aries child is self-absorbed and independent. He wants, even demands, to do everything for himself and seldom thinks before he acts. The challenge for mom will be to balance his spontaneity with caution and do this without stifling his independent nature. Mom can slow him down a bit, provide guidance, and give him freedom within limits. She should also stand back let him try to "do it himself." If he fails, rather than doing it for him, she should tell him how and let him try, try again.
A Cancer mom can easily provide the security, comfort, and cuddling a Taurus child needs, and she not likely to be worried if her Taurus child seems slow to develop. She's happy this mellow, slow-paced child allows her mom to do everything for her, but it's also possible for a Cancer mom to stifle this child's initiative and independence. The good news for a Cancer mom is that a Taurus child knows her limits and is unlikely to venture far from her mother or home. Mom also should be aware her Taurus child will always be more than happy to let mom do for her and that she'll have to coax and encourage her to do things for herself.
A Cancer mom is all about creating a comfortable, secure home for her children, while her Gemini child is more inquisitive about what and who are outside the home and wants to be on the go. He'll show little restraint in telling his mom, "I love you," but is not as overly interested in her hugs and cuddles; he'd prefer she plays with him, talks to him, and answers his questions. A Cancer mom will be happier with her active Gemini child if she loosens up on her protective instincts and gives him the freedom to interact with others and explore the outside world.
A Cancer mom and Cancer child share very similar needs and natures, which makes it easy for mom to create the comfortable, secure home her child needs and to give her all the nurturing love and affection she craves. However, mom will need to make a special effort to nurture her Cancer child's independence, because this is a child who will resist growing up and breaking free from mom. As difficult as it might be for a Cancer mom, she needs to encourage her Cancer child to find interests and friends outside the home and then stand ready to come to the rescue if she needs help.
A Leo child is naturally happy, warm, and affectionate. What these kids need most is unconditional love, validation, and praise. A Cancer mom is sensitive, affectionate, and loving enough to tap into those needs and intuitively aware that behind a Leo child's sunny and courageous exterior is a vulnerable child that thrives on her loving attention. She'll also understand his sensitive pride and always take care to preserve it. A Cancer mom's selfless love ensures her Leo child will always be able to come to her for soothing support and that she'll always be cheering him on from the sidelines.
A Virgo child is a reserved, serious, self-critical, and shy child who is a born worrier. A Cancer mom can easily make a Virgo child feel cared for, loved, and appreciated. She's the perfect supportive mom for this high-strung child. She's sensitive to her Virgo child's feelings and concerns and can provide her with the emotional support she requires. With mom's tender, caring nature, she'll feel secure and accepted. However, mom needs to take care that she doesn't compound her Virgo child's fears by becoming overly protective. Mom must show confidence in her child and in herself, even when she does not feel it.
Libra children are peaceful, and mild-mannered kids, who love to socialize. A Cancer mom's instinct is to protect her kids up close. So mom is likely to be a bit uncomfortable with her friendly Libra child's need to mix and mingle, and with how quickly he greets everyone with a warm and open hello. Mom will need to understand he's naturally more sociable than she is because it's essential for a Libra child to have the mental stimulation of new friends and ideas. However, mom also needs to be alert to the fact her Libra child is a people pleaser and protect him by teaching him in standing up for himself and guiding him in choosing his friends wisely.
A Cancer mom understands her Scorpio child's emotional nature and intuitively knows how to respond to the needs of this rather intense and complex child. Both have a need for emotional closeness, but the intensity of this child, as well as the things she does and is curious about, will sometimes shock and make a Cancer mom uncomfortable. However, it's best that mom let her delve into everything in the way that comes naturally to her because that's who she is and how she'll learn and grow. Mom only needs to be standing by to guide and answer questions as needed.
Sagittarius kids are open, carefree, adventurous, straightforward, independent, and funny children. A Cancer mom is a nurturing, supportive, and protective mother who seldom let her kids far out of her sight. If there's anything a Sagittarius kid doesn't want or need, it's a mom hovering over him all the time. A Cancer mom needs to understand he's naturally curious, energetic, and has a knack for cleverly evading restrictions. As emotionally difficult as it might be, a Cancer mom needs to give him space to roam, trust him to take care of himself, and be there for him when he makes missteps, which he will.
A Capricorn child is an emotionally reserved, quiet, and responsible child that seldom seems in need a mother's undivided attention. More than anything, a Cancer mom wants her children to need her. Of course, it will bother mom that her child acts older than her years. However, as self-sufficient as this child seems, she still needs mom's love, care, and attention. Luckily, a Cancer mom is a master at subtle clues, sensitive to her child's moods, and knows intuitively what she needs. Life will be more pleasant for both mom and child if mom lets her child be her responsible self while encouraging her to relax and talk about her feeling and insecurities.
An Aquarius child is a thinker who's curious about everything and everyone. A Cancer mom is all about what's familiar. Mom thrives on tradition, while on the other hand, her Aquarius child thrives on what's unique and different. He's an independent kid who thinks for himself. Unlike his Cancer mom, he processes his world through his mind and wants to be surrounded by unusual and stimulating friends. Even though it goes against her basic mothering style, she needs to give him plenty of room to explore the things that interest him, as odd as she believes they are.
A Cancer mom's intuitive, caring, and nurturing approach to mothering will be a blessing to her trusting, shy, and emotionally sensitive Pisces child. This is a child who needs and will thrive under a Cancer mom's supportive and warm-hearted care, and mom will feel secure in the child's love for her. However, mom should also be aware that because of her Pisces child's gentle, impressionable and easily led nature that she also runs the risk of becoming overly protective and doing too much for her.
Sun Sign Compatibility
The astrological sun represents the "self." More often than not a mother has to set part of her "self" aside to facilitate the growth of a healthy sense of "self" in her child. However, mother/child compatibility depends on much more than their sun signs. So, if what's written above doesn't sound like you and your child, there could be any number of reasons why and a visit to a professional astrologer can tell you more about your child and what you can do to validate them as a unique individual.