What Zodiac Sign is July?

What Zodiac Sign is July?

There are 12 zodiac signs and each sign is believed to unveil a person’s traits and abilities. Your zodiac sign depends on the date of your birth and you are probably here because you want to know what zodiac sign June is.

June is dominated by the Cancer sign. Cancers are those with birth dates that fall from June 21 to July 22. Cancer is symbolized by the Crab and is the fourth zodiac sign. Cancer is governed by the Moon and it is a Cardinal Water sign known to be sensitive and nurturing.

If your birthday is July 23-31, then your sign is Leo.

If your date of birth falls from July 23 to August 22, you are a Leo. Read “What zodiac sign is August?” to learn about your sign.

Before I jump into more details about the Cancer sign, I want to point you to the Related Articles section at the bottom of the page. I have compiled some articles I know you’ll enjoy so make sure you check them out!

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Cancer Mythology

Cancer came from the tale of the giant crab sent by Hera to slaughter Heracles, one of Zeus’ illegitimate children. As Heracles was battling the Hydra, the crab cinched on his foot. Heracles turned his attention to the crab and smashed it.

Hera sent the crab to the heavens to become the constellation of Cancer as a tribute to the fallen creature. Cancer is known to be the 31st biggest constellation in the sky.

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Cancer the Crab

Cancer is symbolized by the Crab. Just like their symbol, Cancers are known to be sensitive and self-protective. Cancers know how to mingle well with their surroundings while keeping their private life secret.

Cancer is ruled by the Moon, the astronomical body depicting an individual’s special needs, passion, and responses. The moon is warm, open, and thoughtful; the arbitrator within one’s internal and external lives.

Cancer is a Water sign alongside Pisces and Scorpio. Water signs are seen to be changeable, instinctive, and sensitive. Cancer is also a Cardinal sign like Aries, Capricorn, and Libra. People with the cardinal modality crave movement and progress.

Cancer is the fourth sign in the fourth house. This house is connected with a person’s bloodline, heritage, and properties, among others. 

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Cancer in Love

In this section, we’re going to talk about Cancer in love.

The Crabs are sensitive and sentimental folks. It may take time for them to break down their walls and show their vulnerabilities, but they fall hard when they believe to be with the right person.

They’re empathetic individuals who are easy to love. Cancer will give its all to you and nurture you. Cancers are always determined to make things work in their relationship.

Cancer Compatibility


Two Cancers in love will be fully absorbed into each other. They will take the same pace from slowly opening up until they fall head over heels.

Because Cancers are governed by the Moon, their relationship will be a whirlwind of emotions. It’s great when things are going smoothly but when things get bumpy, it can get messy. It will be difficult to think things through with their emotions in full control.

Two Cancers in a relationship must learn to control their shifting moods and see situations in an objective manner.

Cancers are loyal lovers, hence, this partnership could go a long way!

Compatibility with Other Signs

Most Compatible with Cancer

The most compatible signs with Cancer are Pisces, Scorpio, Taurus, and Virgo.


Cancer and Pisces are both water signs who tend to let their emotions flow like the sea. Two emotional individuals in a relationship are expected to bring a hurricane of emotions. You need to deal with the challenges hurled at you and not let your emotions consume you both (although it might be hard).

What makes this pairing compatible is also because of your sensitive and emotional nature. You know how to love deeply and you understand your significant other better than anyone. When a Cancer begins to open up to their lover, it means they are ready to show them their most genuine feelings.

This is going to make your relationship work for a long time.


A Cancer and Scorpio match is also one of the highly compatible pairings among the zodiacs.

Cancers find themselves drawn to people who unveil less of their emotions. Hence, they are most likely drawn to the likes of Scorpios. Scorpios are also drawn to Cancers because they seek comfort in their nurturing energy.

Cancer and Scorpio are both water signs as well, so they connect to a deep emotional level. Communication between the two signs is smooth because they know how to speak to each other with warmth and compassion.

These two signs do not only connect emotionally but they also do intellectually and physically. It is a powerful match meant to endure a lifetime.


Cancer and Taurus will take time to get to know each other but will fall hard when they do. You want something genuine and would not rush into a relationship if you do not see it to be real. 

Cancer and Taurus are both nurturers. Cancer will nurture their Taurus partner through their emotions and empathy, while Taurus will nourish their Cancer lover with sensual pleasures. You both seek the security and comfort you will find in each other.

These two signs have so much in common and are bound to a strong love affair.


Cancer and Virgo make it to the most compatible list because of their amazing connection.

Their relationship may start slow but their bond only grows stronger over time.

While Cancer is emotional, Virgo leans towards the more reasonable side. This difference might lead to some challenges, but it gives more of an advantage because it only means they can balance each other out.

With a Virgo partner, Cancer will learn not to fully rely on their feelings but also on logic and reason.

Cancer will also then influence Virgo to expose its delicate side.

Least Compatible with Cancer

The least compatible with Cancer are Aries and Libra.


Cancer is a water sign while Aries is a fire sign and this can make this pairing a tad bit complicated. Just like their elements, water can put out the fire while fire can dry out the water.

Cancer can be cynical and skeptical, while Aries can be quick-tempered. More so, Cancer can be manipulative and vulnerable while Aries can be hasty and aggressive.

Compromise can be difficult to reach with this pairing because of its characteristics. Due to Cancer’s insecurity and vulnerability, they can get possessive, which is something that can stifle Aries.

Cancer can be too emotional for Aries while Aries can be too demanding for a Cancer.


It is really difficult for Cancers and Libras to get along due to their differences. Cancer is a water sign while Libra is an air sign. Water signs communicate with feelings while Air signs communicate with words. They have different languages and may be tough for them to connect because of that.

Due to Libra’s carefree attitude, it is hard for Cancer to see them as reliable. On the other hand, Libra might see Cancer as close-minded and dull. It may be hard for a Libra to fully commit and stick around if the laidback Cancer bores them.

Libras may seem detached and aloof so a super emotional Cancer may also scare them off.

Regardless of their differences, these two pairs should work hard to meet halfway if they want to make their relationship grow and succeed. Various circumstances build or destroy a relationship, notwithstanding what the signs tell us.

Don’t worry if you do not see your sign in the list. Your sign may not be the most compatible with Cancer, but you are not incompatible either! Just note that the most important thing to do when you like someone is to let them fall in love with your most authentic self.

See these links to articles if you want to understand more about the compatibility of signs:

Final Thoughts

You Cancers know how to guard yourselves, often not sharing a lot of what you think and feel with others. You’re also protective of the people you care about.

You have a rep for having intense mood swings, especially since you’re ruled by the Moon. You’re a very sensitive bunch so your feelings get hurt easily. You tend to avoid confrontations and withdraw from the person who hurt you.

Cancers are sentimental folks so you are most fascinated with things that have a story associated with them. You often find yourself looking at old photos and keepsakes to remind you of the past.

People appreciate you because you have a better understanding of others compared to most signs. You’re empathetic and have great intuition. You’re loyal and caring souls. You truly bring something special into this world!

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