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What does Cancerian mean?
Cancerian can also be used as an adjective to describe something related to the zodiac sign or to the constellation that it’s named for.
The constellation Cancer is a group of stars thought to resemble a crab. It’s sometimes referred to as The Crab. Cancer is considered one of the 12 zodiacal constellations—constellations that appear within a particular portion of the sky called the zodiac.
In astronomy, the zodiac is the band of sky along which the paths of the sun, the moon, and the planets appear to move.
Despite its basis in astronomy, the word zodiac is mainly associated with and most often used in the context of astrology, the nonscientific practice in which the positions of heavenly bodies at certain times are thought to influence or be correlated with human behavior and events. In astrology, zodiac refers to a diagram (often a circular one) representing the zodiac belt and showing the symbols associated with each of the 12 constellations or sections, which are called the signs of the zodiac. Cancer is one of these signs. It is situated between Gemini and Leo and is considered the fourth sign of the zodiac.
The position of the sun in a particular portion of the zodiac at the moment of a person’s birth is thought to correlate with their personality. This is what people are referring to when they talk about their zodiac sign (or star sign or often just sign). People whose sign is Cancer are those born between June 21 and July 22.
Example: I’m a Cancerian, but I don’t think I fit into the sensitive Cancer stereotype.
Where does the word Cancerian come from?
The first records of the word Cancerian come from the early 1900s. The base word cancer comes from Latin, in which it means “crab.” The suffix -ian is used to form adjectives and nouns.
In astrology, the different signs of the zodiac are thought to be associated with certain personality traits. Traits associated with Cancerians include loyalty and sensitivity.
Get more insight into what it means to be Cancerian by visiting our article on the many traits of Cancers.
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What are some other forms related to Cancerian?
- Cancer (noun)
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How is Cancerian used in real life?
Cancerian is typically used in the context of astrology, including as a way for people whose zodiac sign is Cancer to identify themselves.
As a Cancerian I feel it's perfectly feasible to blame the fact that I am still at my desk working on an article that is due today at this late hour on the supermoon and not on my terrible hangover.
— Matthew Curtis (@totalcurtis) May 26, 2021
Cancer season is one week from now!
My fellow Cancerians, what do you have planned for your birthday this year? 🦀
— TONI TONE (@t0nit0ne) June 14, 2020
My boss is also a cancerian (exactly 2 weeks before my b'day) wow if that doesn't mean a promotion I don't know what does.
— SexTina Aquafina Belcher (@HitchhikerQ) June 26, 2019
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True or False?
Cancerians are those born between June 21 and July 22.
How to use Cancerian in a sentence
The recent Cancerian theme of creativity bleeds into the domestic sector, opening the door on imaginative modes of habitation.