Cancer Moon

The moon rules the moods and emotions. The placement of the moon in your chart determines your inner self; it shapes your soul and what you need to feel emotionally secure. It controls what goes on below the surface of your personality. The moon sign may influence how strongly your sun sign is expressed, which is why people with the same zodiac sun sign may behave differently. If Cancer is your moon sign, that means the moon was traveling through Cancer when you were born.

If you are unsure of what your moon sign is, calculate your birth chart to determine your moon sign.

Of all the moon signs, Cancer is the most subjective position. The Moon rules Cancer, so it is "at home" here - the Moon is the natural ruler of this sign.


Cancer Moons have deep, empathetic emotions. With the Moon at home in the sign of Cancer, people with this sign are very in touch with the emotions of both themselves and others. They feel emotionally fulfilled when they protect, support, and nurture the people around them, as well as when their family and home matters are secure. The strong empathy of a Cancer Moon makes them easily influenced by the feelings of others, however, so it is important for a Cancer Moon to discern their own feelings and needs from those of others.

Being a water sign, Cancer Moons tend to be sensitive and driven by emotions. Similar to the ocean’s waves, their feelings ebb and flow, making them a bit moody at times. Like the Crab, this sign may hide their emotions from others until they are comfortable enough to come out of their shell. This sign is also known to be very imaginative and creative, as these endeavors are a good emotional outlet for them. In relationships, a Cancer Moon needs someone who provides a balance between being strong and sensitive. Cancer Moons nurture their partners, but require the same in return.

Positive Traits:

One of the best traits of a Cancer Moon is their almost uncanny sense for the needs of others. They have a very strong intuition and can usually tell how someone is feeling without them explicitly stating it. As a cardinal sign, Cancer Moons take action, which manifests through them helping others. With the maternal instincts of Cancer, this moon sign is very good at making others feel secure! This sign is also centered around home and family matters, so Cancer Moons tend to be very hospitable, possessing a great memory.


Cancer Moons may often feel taken for granted. Some Cancer Moons put so much effort into taking care of others that they almost never get an equal amount in return. They may even attract emotionally needy people, as their empathetic nature draws that type of energy in.

Though this sign is very good at nurturing, they should try to do so with boundaries. Some may nurture to the extent of smothering, so they should be wary of being overly possessive or emotionally dependent. It is also important for Cancer Moons to take responsibility for how sensitive and emotional they are, as it is sometimes hard for them to understand their emotional selves without being overwhelmed. Having a creative emotional outlet (like art, music, poetry, etc.) would be beneficial for a Cancer Moon.

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