A Cancer friendship means you’re part of the family. We threw in a gift guide for your Cancer friend, too.
On a good day, Cancer friendships can be warm, healing and comforting. Sensitive to moods and feelings, Cancer naturally tunes into people’s emotions. They like to nurture their loved ones, and they feel guilty turning their back on people in pain.
Want some extended family? Make a Cancer friend
In spite of their giving nature, they are quite private when it comes to sharing their own deeper feelings. In the beginning, they’ll know their friends better than they know themselves. However, this sign is not looking for superficial relationships. They want to form genuine bonds that stand the test of time. Once they’ve opened up, Cancer will gather their closest friends into cozy little families.
They know better than to judge a book by its cover, and their true friends will quickly learn that this is a secret to success with them. No matter what Cancer reveals on the surface, there’s a lot going on behind the scenes.
Hanging out with a Cancer friend
Ruled by the ever-changing moon, they can be quite moody. Crabbiness will come up and can confuse friends who had no clue that there was a storm brewing behind their sunny facade. Usually, these downswings are a result of Cancer holding too many feelings inside—or depleting themselves by being too caring and generous without receiving enough love in return. By learning how to be more open about their needs, Cancer can create a consistent vibe within friendships.
Sentimental Cancer likes to be surrounded with photos of loved ones. Whoever makes it to your inner circle had better master their selfie game! It’s getting into the picture that’s the hard part. Self-protective Cancer does not let people in very easily— and doesn’t let go easily either. But the bonds you build are always legendary.
Gift guide: the perfect presents for Cancer
- High-end kitchen equipment, like a Le Cruset pot or bread maker
- Scuba or sailing lessons
- Concert or theater tickets
- Gift certificate to a high-end boutique
- Hardcover books
- French perfume or chocolate
- Dinner at a Michelin-star restaurant
- Artful, handmade collectibles for the home
- Crafting supplies