Emmanuel Rosario

6 Things People Don’t Realize You’re Doing Because You’re A Cancer

Cancers are born from June 21st through July 22. Known as the emotional and sensitive sign of the zodiac, Cancers often lead more with their hearts than their heads. But if someone isn’t well-acquainted with the zodiac, they might not realize how so much of what you do is because you’re a Cancer. Here are the things you do, large and small, that give off serious Cancer energy.

You’re the “mom” of the friend group, with or without kids.

Every friend group has that mom–the one who spends at least some of their time focusing on the happiness and comfort of the rest of the crew. That’s you! You’re the one with a big purse full of tricks if someone needs hand lotion or ibuprofen. You’re the one who checks up on people when they’re having a stressful week at work. And everyone loves you for it.

When someone needs you, you’re there to help.

Not only are you there if someone needs help or a favor, it isn’t just your inner circle who you’ll jump at the chance to save. Your big, compassionate heart leads you to helping anyone who asks–and even some who never ask at all. Of all the signs, you’re the one most likely to hand off your spare change to people who ask for it.

Your loyalty sometimes comes off as “clingy.”

You don’t feel like you’re being clingy, but you’ve gotten that criticism before from some exes and friends. The problem might be that you gravitate toward people who are significantly more aloof than you are. But for you, it’s less about being clingy and more about showing your loyalty and feelings for the people you care about.

You have a hard time saying no.

Your compassion sometimes gets in the way. You find yourself putting other people’s wants and needs ahead of your own. It’s not that you don’t want to say no sometimes, you just worry that they’ll get mad if you do. So you say yes to every favor, even if it conflicts with a plan you already made, because you don’t know how to say no. Luckily, your true friends would never take advantage of that.

You proudly wear your heart on your sleeve–though you can’t exactly help it.

Cancers are most known for wearing their emotions on their sleeves. There’s no guessing how you feel–you broadcast it to anyone who happens within 20 feet of you. What people might not know is that you don’t consider your emotionality the burden that others might.

You don’t understand how people get over heartbreak so quickly and easily.

You wish you could just wallow with some ice cream for a week and then get over it, but that’s never been you. Every heartbreak is a stinging chest wound that takes months, years, or never to recover from. As a result, you have a list of exes that you still stress about, who will forever be on your Shit List. The idea that others can just move on as if nothing happened is foreign and confusing to you.