Cats share many of the astrological characteristics of zodiac signs as humans do. The sign of Cancer is from June 22 to July 22 is ruled by the moon, it’s element is water and it’s symbol, the crab. For sixteen years I shared my life with the sweetest Cancerian Siamese cat, but like all the zodiac signs there are two sides to their purrsonality. Cancerian kitties like other the water signs of Pisces and Scorpio are sensitive and intuitive.
All cats have mystical side to them but a Cancer almost knows what you’re thinking before you do and will be purring up a storm if it’s about food or treats. They love good food but watch the catnip before the full moon, or you’ll have loony moon cat on your hands. Just as the moon has many phases, crab cats’ moods can change on a silvery dime. One minute, they’re cuddly lovebugs, the next minute, they’re off with a swish of their tails to sulk.
They will know the instant plans are made for a vacation or a trip to the vet. Don’t try to hide it. Talk to them calmly about what’s happening in detail. They’re super psychic sponges and will mirror your anxiety, so stay calm. They hate change more than other cats. A cat sitter would preferable to boarding and mobile vet who makes house calls is ideal.
The best way to make them less moody and more happy is to give them consistency and routine. These homebodies want the same schedule in the same cozy house forever. Home is everything to them. They love all boxes except moving boxes. They are the least likely to roam or seek adventure down the block. They like soft blankets, cozy baskets where they can hide like crabs under their shell when things get too hectic or noisy.
There’s a certain roundness about them even if not overweight. Their digestion can be sensitive, so watch their diet. All cats benefit from probiotics for their digestion for but especially Cancerians. Place their food and water in a quiet, private area. Ruled by water, they love drinking fountains, splashing in water faucets and the whoosh of a toilet if it’s not too loud; they’re sensitive to noise. They will even tolerate baths.
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Cancerian creatures of the night, they love skulking and meowing under a moonlit night or a safer choice, sitting by a window. Nurturing and maternal, they are especially fertile. All the more reason to keep them spayed/neutered and indoors at night.
Usually sweet and good natured, they tend to be conflict-avoidant, good with kids, the ill and the elderly. Being as sensitive as they are, don’t you dare laugh at them. They can be clingy and will lash out or be crabby if not treated well. These soulful crab cats, if socialized early will be affectionate companions for many moons.