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Cancer Man

Cancer Man

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Cancer men are defined by their community and know that it is their history that makes them…

  • Dates: June 21-July 22
  • Ruling Planet: The Moon
  • Symbol: The Crab
  • Element: Water
  • Quality: Cardinal

Cancer Man Personality, Traits & Characteristics

Like all the water signs, Cancer is very in tune with their emotions, and unlike many men, they aren’t afraid to let them float to the surface. Ruled by the Moon, they are also highly intuitive, and they are good at reading people and situations. They trust their gut when it comes to making decisions. They know that they are on the right path, even if they don’t know how they know.

Cancer men are defined by the people they are surrounded by, and no one is more important to them than their nearest and dearest. He is probably very close to his parents, is best friends with his siblings, and has many friends who are like siblings. While they are generous when it comes to helping others, they would never want to inconvenience anyone else by asking for help. They may stubbornly struggle alone.

Personality Traits:

  • Emotionally Aware
  • Intuitive
  • Community-Minded
  • Generous
  • Stubborn

Learn more about the Cancer zodiac sign.

Likes & Dislikes

Cancer men love to be at the center of their community, whether that be at work or at home. But they also prioritize having a space to call their own to recharge their batteries, a sanctuary from the world which is tranquil. While they are very generous, they have very clear ideas about what they think is right, and can easily become frustrated when things don’t go their way. They have a passion for history, especially that of their own family.


  • Friends and Family
  • Personal Space
  • History


  • Asking for help
  • Not getting their way
  • Excessive Chaos

Home Life & Family

Cancer men are all about home and family. He probably calls his mother every night, goes fishing with his dad on a weekly basis, and goes out on the town with his siblings on a regular basis. His sensitive and intuitive nature means that he makes friends quickly and easily. He quickly finds himself at the center of a new community wherever he is, being the person who knows everything and to whom everyone turns to for help.

Career & Money

Cancer men thrive in roles that involve working with people, whether that involves managing people or taking on a caring role. They are happiest in jobs that also give them a sense of fulfillment.

These men like to know that they are making a difference in the world as well as providing for their family. They do have a tendency to overcommit and try and do too much without help, so they can suffer from burnout if they don’t take care of themselves. This sign are good at prioritizing money, as they know what is important and what is superficial.

Cancer Men in Love & Relationships

Cancer men are very intuitive and good at reading people, which gives them a leg up when it comes to dating. They always seem to know exactly what to say. This is the reason that their friends always approach them for love advice.

Men born under this sign are more interested in genuine relationships than a fling. It is also important to him that his partner fits into his community. He needs the approval of his family and friends to take things to the next level.

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Sexuality & in Bed

Cancer men make excellent lovers as they are generous, and also very intuitive, so they can tell when their partner is having a good time or just pretending. They can be a little self-conscious, and can be overly sensitive if they don’t think that they are getting it right.

Attracting a Cancer Man

Nothing is more attractive to a Cancer man than someone who can get on with his friends and family. He is enamored by someone who can have a laugh with his mates and bonds with his mother.

Men of this sign also believe that you can tell a lot about a person by the company that they keep. He will be keeping an eye on potential partners’ friends and family to better understand them.


Cancer men are most compatible with Capricorn and Taurus. They sync well with Capricorn as they are also nesters and home builders and share many of Cancer’s values. They are also another intuitive sign, and can be just as good at reading Cancer as Cancer is at understanding them. Taurus is cautious when it comes to love and appreciates the way that Cancer really likes to get to know someone, and their community, before moving too fast.

Learn more about Cancer compatibility.

Famous Cancer Men

Cancer men are always more than the sum of their parts as they play a larger role in their community.

  • George W. Bush, Former U.S. President
  • Tom Cruise, American Actor and Scientologists known for Mission Impossible
  • Tom Hanks, American Actor known for Forrest Gump
  • Kevin Hart, American Comedian
  • Jaren Padalecki, American Actor known for Supernatural

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