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Cancerian

[ kan-ser-ee-uhn ]
/ kænˈsɛr i ən /
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noun

a person born under the sign of Cancer, usually between June 21 and July 22.

adjective

of or relating to the sign of Cancer.

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What does Cancerian mean?

A Cancerian is someone whose zodiac sign is Cancer.

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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Cancerian is typically used in the context of astrology, including as a way for people whose zodiac sign is Cancer to identify themselves.

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