Although some people with significant Cancer placements may be seen as moody, emotional and highly sensitive, Cancer is this way for a reason: Cancer is also associated with purity, innocence and unconditional love.
As the first water sign of the zodiac, Cancer represents the initial development of emotions within the human consciousness, much like that of childhood. As a baby, we lack the ability to express our needs through speech, so we cry or make big emotional displays to signal to our caregivers that something is wrong. As Cancer placements shape someone’s personality, it has a tendency to increase their sensitivity and reactivity towards certain things, because this is Cancer’s instinctive way of responding to things.
Just like the crab itself, Cancer has a protective and spiky outer shell with large pinchers, which can make them feel unapproachable or volatile, but if your turn them over you’ll see that their shell protects a soft and sensitive underbelly. Deep down, Cancerians are deeply emotional people, but due to the complex layers of their own unique human experiences they may struggle to properly articulate their feelings, so emotional explosions sometimes result.
Cancers who have worked on their self-awareness are far less prone to emotional outbursts. But without these emotional displays, what else defines them as Cancer?, As the sign matures they develop a sense of maternal instinct, which diverts their protectiveness from their safeguarding their own emotions and towards the well-being of others. Matured Cancers often carry a maternal vibe, which they use to express empathy and give unconditional love toward others.
Do you or anyone you know have significant Cancer placements? Do you see how their Cancer qualities have changed as they’ve aged?