Horoscopes
Cancer

The Cancer Man

Wistful, shy, and mysterious, Cancer is ruled by the Moon. A Cancer man is reserved when he first meets someone new and it will take many more meetings before you can get close to him. At the first sign of overly aggressive friendliness, the crab will sidle out of sight and bury himself in the tide. Tread softly, and wait for him to open up of his own accord. Doing things by force never works with a Cancer.

It can be difficult to pick out a Cancer man from a first impression. He may be nervous and fickle one minute, then extremely confident the next. These mood shifts are influenced by the lunar phases of the moon. Transformations such as these are not indicative of a split personality like Gemini, but a changeable one. The Cancer man is capable of many emotions, often one after the other, running the gamut from one end to the next.

Waving his pincers around but really using them only for self-defense, the Crab will retreat into his shell if he feels threatened. His is a sensitive soul, so handle him with care and be mindful of hurting his feelings. If the Cancer man initially appears a little crabby, sarcastic, or distant, remember that it's just his outward persona - a smokescreen to scare off the world. Inside, he is gentle, kind, and affectionate, if you can get behind his walls.

Always polite and a little worldly, this sign is the epitome of old school gentlemanly manners. Chivalry comes as second nature to these traditionalists.

Most Cancer men are also very family-oriented, and will want to set up a home filled with the patter of tiny feet. He never takes this lightly, however, and can take time feeling secure enough to embark on this adventure. His home is his sanctuary and it is where he feels safest. Highly intuitive, a Cancer man can often guess at what others are thinking or feeling. Famous Cancerians include Tom Cruise, Kevin Bacon, Tobey Maguire, and Tom Hanks.