The Cancer child is very sensitive and moody. He can laugh and cry many times during the same day. Cancer Baby is very perceptive and is fascinated by the world around him, always trying to discover new things. He is attracted to all the colourful images he sees and these images will stay in his mind forever. This child is delicate, gets scared pretty easily, and will probably need a light on at night. His emotional world is vast and he has a great need to give and receive love. At a young age he takes on the role of protector and he usually has pets. He loves to feed them and takes care of them with great dedication and delicacy. Children of Cancer are very good doctors and nurses.
The main influence for Cancer Baby is the home, and he has a special relationship with his mother. He may depend on his parents and brothers or sisters longer than other children might. He can be very shy and sometimes he does not like to be around people. You do not have to force him or compel him to do something. He has a delicate sensitivity and will always remember any bad treatment he has received, which could cause problems or traumas in the future. He is very aware of what is going on around him, so it is very important not to quarrel when he is there, or he could feel guilty about it. Though he is docile, quiet and tender emotionally, it is not easy for him to follow other peoples' rules. He is very individualistic and independent in his way of thinking. Cancer Baby usually gets what he wants and sometimes he is a sort of spoiled child. But if he does not receive the love and tenderness he needs, he could become a rude and lonely person.
He has a bright imagination and it is very probable that he will meet friends of the same kind to play with. He also shows some tendencies towards the arts and creativity in general, especially music. Teachers might complain about his stubbornness or that he is a day-dreamer. Usually when Cancer children get hurt, they keep quiet instead of letting everybody know what happened.
Cancer Baby gathers strength from nature. He would be very happy sowing seeds and watching them grow. He is usually in a good mood and communicates his joy to others. You do not have to worry about his bad moods; they will disappear quickly. He keeps all the things he loves. Even as a grown-up he will still have his toys. This is true also with the things of his heart, including his family, his friends, the neighbourhood, the city, etc. He loves to collect things and he is very fond of history. No matter where he lives, he will always keep his memories very fresh. That is why his parents should keep his things, his books, even his own room the same after he leaves home. Only when he feels emotionally complete will he show his authority naturally and become a leader. Girls of Cancer could have a stronger personality than boys of Cancer, and they will be the leaders in their homes. Because a Cancer child develops a deep love for his family, he will always be willing to assist them. All the love he receives from his parents will work as an investment, as he will give it back to them in larger amounts.