The cancers are symbolically represented by the crab. They are usually very emotional from the inside, but they protect it with their hard shell. It means that they build up a wall around themselves which makes it difficult for people around them to penetrate through their emotions. This is because they are very sensible and tend to get easily hurt. Once they are hurt it takes a lot of time for them to recuperate. So, prevention is better than cure for them. Their derive their greatest strength from their friends and family and they mean the whole world to them. They are known for their frequent mood swings, which makes it very difficult for people around then to cope. They will lose their temper in matter of seconds. Another important part of their nature is their habit of clinging on to the past. It is very difficult for them to let go, forever and forget. They take a lot of time to move on. This at times creates an obstacle many times in their life. On the other side they also have a good sense of humour and can really lighten up your mood with their interesting talks.
Key planet – Moon : the moon is a planet which keeps on moving. It never stays fixed at one place and its rate of movement is quiet fast that the other planetary bodies. The same is with the mood of the cancer; it is never stable or fixed. For both the cancer man and woman moon is the key planet which has profound influences on their feelings and emotions. It also helps you deal with your basic needs and helps you interact with other people.
Home and Family – these people are very homely. For them their home and family means a lot. They prefer to have a large family and have very nurturing and motherly qualities and are great care givers. Their entire life revolves around their home and family. Be it friends, family, distant relatives or even their neighbours they are always ready to care and provide for them if need be.
Element – water: the element of water is related with emotions. Thus those who are associated with it tend to have strong emotions. Their emotions are either calm like a still water or as tremulous as ripples or waves. It is also responsible for their frequent mood swings, that they are known for and also their temperament.
Their weaknesses: some of their weaknesses are their temperament, frequent mood swings, instability and the tendency to change their sides quite frequently. They are also clingy, selfish and unforgiving. All these negative qualities hamper their personality.
Their strengths: one of their biggest strength is their ability to provide and care for others. They are nurturers in the truest sense. They are also trustworthy, reliable, adaptable, empathetic and responsive. They are very sensible to the feelings of others and will never do anything to harm or hurt them. They are also very helpful.