Read a list of Cancer characteristics separated into Good – or Haute – and Bad – or low. They’re damn tricky to understand, but this will help, guaranteed.
The High Version Of Cancerian Is:
EMPATHETIC: Cancerians ooze simpatico emotion in the same way other people sweat. They can relate to anyone: the celebrity going through a nasty divorce, the addict who stole their iPhone. Just confiding to one of these folk is soothing. They are excellent at assuring one that “everything is going to be all right,” issuing profound advice and putting issues into perspective. They’re mood alchemists, turning foul moods to fair.
ARTISTIC: Cancer is the sign most likely to be a fulfilled and successful artist. Modigliani, Gustav Klimt, Rembrandt, Frida Kahlo, Marc Chagall, David Hockney are but a few of many. Their poetic psyche picks up on emotional nuance and honors the forgotten.
Cancer Characteristics 101 – They Are A Comfort Zone In Motion, Set To Auto-Nurture
ALLURING: Crab People are dangerously alluring. Devotees hover around them, avid for every detail of their latest hair issues, unresolved adolescent angst, or creative blocks. Emotional intelligence coupled with beautiful liquid eyes is a devastating combo.
NURTURING: Kind, sweet, and generous, Cancerians are set to auto-nurture. They’re feeders, a comfort zone in motion. At any one time, they tend to be mentoring a variety of folk. They understand the quirks of children, older adults, the disadvantaged, and the lovelorn. The Crab’s home is often a haven for the psychically displaced. They give shelter and like to withdraw into their cave with their chosen loved ones.
PSYCHIC. Without fanfare, Cancerians pick up on a lot of signals. Their perceptions are eerily apt, and they are exceptionally gifted in the realms of psychometry: picking up vibes from objects and places. They do well to take up home-witchery arts such as feng shui, geomancy (harmony with the environment), or space-clearing. But their mysterious powers are just as useful in career and commerce.
TRADITION-HONOURING. Cancerians make sure they do events like weddings or Christmas correctly. They are good at maintaining photo albums and keeping up with every single niece and nephew. They make fabulous family historians; so do Capricorns, but it’s an attempt to find ancestors of status. Geminis don’t bother because they can fib about it. Pisceans look into the family background to find an excuse for their conduct. Crabs do it because they genuinely revere their family story.
The Less Desirable or Low Version Of Cancer Characteristics Is That They Can Be
SULKY: Okay, so Crab People are really into feelings but, guess what? Sometimes it’s just their feelings. They invented the Power Sulk. Huffing out an inky black fog of disappointment, they use their psychic powers to beam a “you screwed up badly” message. Ask what’s wrong, and they’ll say, “nothing,” before zooming off to call an ex-lover in secret. They never forgive but will pretend to forget. Then they’ll release the recriminations as a shock tactic when you’re not doing what they want. They think nobody understands them and nobody does.
SUBJECTIVE: Crab People are capable of boring everyone else to tears with subjective accounts of their feelings. They believe urban myths but get hurt and pouty when someone scoffs. Why should any conversation be exciting or amusing if the Crab is in the mood for a good wallow? Your refusal to feel their pain or lower your vibe to match theirs counts as a transgression.
They Never Forgive But Pretend To Forget And Then Release The Recriminations As A Shock Tactic
OVER-NOSTALGIC: This is the only sign which seems to think things were always better in history. Never mind plagues, witch-burnings, or lack of sanitation, weren’t the frocks lovely? Didn’t they make beautiful furniture in those days? Think French writer Marcel Proust (Remembrance of Things Past) yearning over the taste of a cookie from yonks ago. Crabs are perfectly capable of bugging someone over an apparent whim of memory: “Surely you remember?” They can become haunted by a snatch of song and stalk around for weeks trying to make everyone else recognize the thing: “You must remember this, it goes ‘dum de dum de dah.’ It’s at the back of my mind.” But a lot of things lurk at the back of Crab’s mind. Not all of them need daily dredging up for reappraisal.
GUILTING: Which Sun sign is the greatest guilter of all? It always comes down to a play-off between Virgo and our Crab. Virgo is better at verbalizing. If you want pithy words to drill straight down into your guilt complex, just let a Virgo down one day. But the Crab method of guilting is more diffuse. They can glance at the culprit and leave them in a heap of remorse. They like to guilt the light fantastic, to make it Shame Week at Crab Central. Virgo does it for a hobby, but Cancer is the guru of guilt. Cancerians plan blame-storming expeditions. They answer the phone in a voice rich with recrimination. Or drunk-dial a former lover not to say “Come around right now” but to make them feel guilty for wrecking Crab’s life. They can deliver dinner party “victim impact” statements years after you lost a book they lent you.
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