From June 21 to July 22, the sun transitions into the fourth astrological sign under the tropical zodiac, which is associated with the constellation Cancer.
Ruler: The moon
Season: Summer, fourth sign of the zodiac
Keywords: Loyal, dependable, sensitive, moody, caring
Packed full of contradictions and mysteries, Cancers are kind-hearted, reliable and always ready to have a good time.
Besides the fact that you might get to attend a bangin' summer birthday celebration, here are 10 reasons you should spend time with a Cancer in your life this summer:
1. They will listen to whatever you have to say.
Cancers are highly sensitive people and compassionate listeners.
If you are having a problem with a relationship, need to vent about a difficult day at work or making a challenging decision in your life, a Cancer will be patient and attentive.
2. If you make plans with them, they won't bail.
There is nothing a Cancer values more than loyalty, and whether that is in the form of a long-term relationship, or sticking to Friday night plans, Cancers follow through with their commitments and expect you to do the same.
You won't have to worry about a Cancer canceling on a movie at the last minute, or bailing on happy hour drinks after work.
3. A Cancer will keep you guessing.
Cancer is a notoriously moody sign, but that's not a bad thing!
Cancers are emotional and highly in tune with their bodies and minds, so if they feel something, they will let you know it. Cancers are raw and upfront, and they're okay with not being okay.
Other signs can learn to accept and be non-judgmental of their emotions from a Cancer and will never have a boring day with this sign by their side.
4. They will keep you from making bad decisions.
While Cancers love to explore and be adventurous, they are also extremely rational and thoughtful when it comes to their decisions.
Cancers will be game for anything, but they will draw the line when a situation is potentially harmful or can have repercussions in the future.
Keeping a Cancer around is a great way to avoid those horrible “I really shouldn't have done that” moments, which seem to crop up on sunny summer weekends.
5. They enjoy physical pleasures.
Cancers are children of the moon, and their moods are governed by their strong emotional instincts.
Cancers appreciate the physical pleasures in life – from eating a delicious meal to cozying up next to a loved one.
Cancers are also sensual love-makers, so if you find yourself with a Cancer this summer, don't be surprised if he or she seeks constant physical contact.
6. They will bring out your creative side.
Best categorized as extroverted introverts, Cancers are very creative people and thrive when they share their art – writing, drawing, music – with others.
A Cancer will take great pleasure in expressing his or herself creatively, and will push others to explore their creative sides, too.
7. They don't need you, but they will enjoy your company.
Cancers crave emotional support, but they're also strong, tenacious and fiercely independent when they have to be.
A Cancer will create deep, lasting bonds with their friends and family, but will never allow him or herself to become dependent on others.
Cancers can be content and productive on their own, but they will always appreciate having a good friend along for the ride.
8. A Cancer will go anywhere with you.
Despite having a deep connection to their home and sense of security, Cancers are always seeking adventure.
Want to take an impromptu road trip to the Grand Canyon? Check out an outdoor indie music festival? A Cancer can't turn down a new and exciting experience, and he or she will be eager to try almost anything with you.
9. Cancers will care about you.
More than any other astrological sign, Cancers are exceptionally loving and caring.
It is no surprise Cancer is the sign that represents motherhood; Cancers have strong maternal instincts and are empathetic by nature.
If you are lucky enough to be friends with Cancers, they will care about you more than they care about themselves. They'll go out of their way to meet your emotional needs.
10. If they let you in, Cancers will never let you go.
Cancers tend to be guarded in their relationships. They don't easily dole out trust, and they're protective of their deeply fragile hearts.
But if a Cancer lets you in, you will never find a truer friend.
Loyal, dependable, caring, responsive and often unwaveringly optimistic, Cancers will pour their entire selves into a relationship and be there for life.