June 22 - July 22
Ruling Planet of Cancer: ☽ Moon
If you're dreaming of a man characterized by tenderness, care, fidelity, and romanticism, then Cancer is indeed your lucky ticket. Even if at first glance he may seem introverted and silent, even if his old friends pull you aside to whisper that he's a penny-pincher and a confirmed bachelor, don't believe it: it's all a false impression.
Indeed, the Cancer man is not a flighty gallivant, chasing after every skirt, for whom marriage is just another adventure, but perhaps that's for the better? By the way, it's precisely the Cancer man, being an aesthete, who knows how to appreciate the beauty of a woman's body, mind, and soul, and is capable of showering you with the most exquisite compliments.
Yes, Cancer is not prone to throwing money around, preferring to have a substantial reserve in his bank account, but this only indicates that he is not a spendthrift. Observe how willingly Cancer parts with money when he's certain that he's purchasing something genuinely needed, quality-made, and durable. Perhaps you won't receive gifts from him as frequently as your friends do from their more frivolous suitors, but instead of cheap mass-produced items, the Cancer man will select for you a European-assembled sound system or a magnificent antique trinket, which will increase in value tenfold over the years.
How to Win Over a Cancer Man
Inherently unhurried and thorough, a Cancer man may spend nearly all of his youth searching for his "other half," but once he makes a choice, he acts decisively. You won't even notice how quickly you find yourself surrounded by his care and attention, touched by the tenderness and sensitivity of his nature (qualities that he diligently conceals from outsiders behind his thick shell).
However, even amidst love, remember that Cancer always moves cautiously. Conquering new frontiers is not as important to him as firmly establishing himself in known territories. For this reason, he may delay making any important decision, but he holds tightly to all his already claimed trophies, whether it's a good job, money, friends, or love.
So, if Cancer is hesitating for some reason to propose, the best remedy for his indecisiveness might be jealousy. Cancer is a possessive sign, and if he notices that his prey (i.e., you) threatens to slip out of his hands, this may be the best argument for not postponing your wedding indefinitely.
Relationship with a Cancer Man
Generally, the Cancer man doesn't treat marriage lightly, because home and family mean everything to him. And you'll have to get used to both its positive and negative aspects. It's simply wonderful when you're assured that your husband prefers an evening at home over hanging out with friends. It's also great that Cancer loves making your house a cozy family nest, and that he enjoys cooking. However, remember that before he met you, the Cancer man lived in another family, with his own parents, and this fact will always play a very important role in his life.
In other words, if you've decided to become the wife of a Cancer, prepare yourself to accept that your main competitor will be his mother. This isn't surprising, considering his mother has been the guardian of his home since childhood, the provider of comfort and cosiness – essentially, the being that, for a Cancer man, personifies home and whom you have now replaced. Therefore, in skills like homemaking, cooking, and raising children, you'll likely find yourself compared to Cancer's mother. If you don't want an ordinarily peaceful Cancer to rise in serious rebellion, approach this with understanding.
The way to a Cancer man's heart is through delicious food, beautiful music, poetry, painting, tender conversations, and all the other things that can caress his refined senses. Give all this to a Cancer man, and in return, you will forever become his goddess, the heart of his hearth, and thus, his entire life.
Cancer as a Father
It's hard to find a more attentive and caring father than a Cancer! He alone possesses the patience and understanding to deal with both a screaming infant and a rebellious teenager. Even when his child is forty, they will still be the object of his guardianship and sincere love.