10 Powerful Tips That Will Lead a Cancer to Success

Posted on July 21, 2017
Updated on August 28, 2020

Cancer is the fourth sign of the zodiac. You are also a water sign symbolized by the crab and are considered an emotional, caring, loyal and loving astrological sign. You are creative and tender-hearted and possess many qualities that are beneficial to you when you are focused on succeeding in your life.

Tom Cruise, Princess Diana, and Meryl Streep are but a few of the many successful Cancers we admire. We all have the ambition to be successful in our lives, whether in our career, social, or love lives. If you can learn about your deep-seated traits, and learn how to use them to their full potential, you can be as successful as you have the courage to dream.

5 Cancer Traits to Help You Succeed

You are artistic and creative: Cancers have an unstoppable imagination, and the talent to back it up, too. You often excel in the expressive arts of writing, painting, singing, and acting. You have a well of emotion to draw upon that enriches your art and entices your audience.

You are sympathetic: Cancers, being emotional creatures, are sympathetic and understanding of the feelings of others. You are good listeners, and provide a loving shoulder to cry on. It can be beneficial for yourself and those around you because you form genuine bonds and connections and slowly growing your network of people.

You are persuasive: Cancers are good with words and earnest at heart, which allows you to really showcase your point of view in any argument. You are able to make your case without making anyone uncomfortable or defensive. Your communication skills and persuasive nature aid you in proposing your great ideas to those around you.

You are hard-working: Cancers are hard-working and reliable, dedicated, and energetic, You will finish the job on time and are sure to impress everyone with your diligence and dependability. This trait is sure to serve you well in your career and also in your love life.

You are intuitive: Being ruled by the Moon, Cancers have an innate intuition that will help guide you in the right direction. As long as you trust your instincts, and with the right focus and dedication, you should be directed toward a path of success in no time.

Now let’s take a look at five negative traits to be aware of that can exist within a Cancer that may hold you back from success if you allow them to creep into your habits.

Related Article: How Compatible is Cancer with the Other Zodiac Signs?

5 Cancer Traits to Avoid

You can be pessimistic: Within a Cancer dwell great emotions, with wide mood swings ranging from stunning highs to harrowing lows. You feel things deeply and can sometimes find yourself down in the dumps. Keep your spirits up by practicing gratitude and visualizing your dreams coming true.

You can be insecure: If only you believed in your endless talents and great qualities, oh what you can accomplish! Your unassuming, selfless nature can sometimes leave little room for self-confidence. Take stock of all of the wonderful aspects of your being and set your confidence free.

You can be seen as manipulative: Your mastery of persuasion can be mistaken for manipulation at times if your genuine motives are not displayed. Be open and honest with your intentions to avoid being mistaken as being manipulative by other people in your life.

You can be unforgiving: Cancers are very understanding, up to a certain point. Once a line has been crossed, however, it can difficult for a Cancer to forgive and forget. Try to understand that people make mistakes and allow yourself to forgive them their transgressions.

You can be overly sensitive: Water signs are associated with emotion, and Cancers are no exception. You are emotional creatures and as such run the risk of over sensitivity. Try to understand where others are coming from, and remember to value yourself and your talents.


By understanding your innate characteristics, you can unlock the power within you to achieve success. Everyone has dual qualities within them, and it’s up to you to overcome the negative aspects of your personality and to harness the positive traits to use to your best ability.

Cancer, if you can build up your confidence, balance care for others with self-care, keep your emotions balanced, and build upon your artistic talent and creative vision, you have the potential for great success in whatever you choose to do with your life.

Remember to check out your Cancer daily horoscope each morning here on Astrology Answers.

Related Article: Career Tips for Cancer, Scorpio & Pisces — Water Signs

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