Cancer is associated with the home and garden, and good Cancer gifts are often useful and practical items for the home, garden, or garage. Other associations include food and drink, photography and video, and items that evoke nostalgia such as classic cars and boats and antique furniture.
Pastimes associated with the sign of Cancer include:
- Acquiring antiques
- Building things
- Cooking or baking
- Home improvement
- Indulging in nostalgia
- Listening to music
- Making beer or wine
- Making videos
- Restoring old furniture
- Watching movies (especially older movies)
- Watching television
- Writing stories
Based on Cancer-associated hobbies, gifts for Cancer include:
- Alcoholic beverages
- Antique items
- Bath stuff
- Books (especially recipe, biography, and hobby-related)
- Classic cars
- Comfortable clothing
- Cozy pajamas
- Garden tools, decorations, or seeds
- Gift certificates for hardware or cookware places
- Hiking gear
- Historical memorabilia
- Home-made treats
- Plants or flowers
- Quilts and blankets
- Swim passes
- Video equipment
Many Cancers appreciate gifts that have a personal touch. For Cancers who have an interest in gardening, a gift basket can be put together with garden tools, decorations, and seeds. For those who love good food, a gift basket with home-made treats is sure to be appreciated.
Cancer Colours, Patterns, and Designs
Cancer colours are pale blue, ocean blue, and silver. As a moon-ruled water sign, Cancer tends to prefer cool, soothing colors that suggest peace and depth and exert a calming influence. Blue is also favoured by this sign due to its healing association.
Patterns associated with Cancer are loose, curving, rolling backgrounds such as waves or clouds. Cancer usually prefers patterns that suggest nature or natural things.
Cancer gemstones include moonstone, lapiz lazuli, pearl, alexandrite (June), and ruby (July).
Cancer Trees, Plants, Flowers, and Foods
If purchasing plants, seeds, or food, there are certain trees, herbs, and edibles associated with Cancer. Cancer trees include the oak (June 10-July 7) and holly (July 8-August 4), as well as willow trees.
Foods associated with cancer include pumpkin, lettuce, turnip, cabbage, mushroom, olive, banana, mango, melon, cucumber, and seaweed. Cancer flowers include water lilies, honeysuckle, white rose, larkspur, and jasmine. Herbs and spices include lemon balm, hyssop, and cardamom.
The Atypical Cancer
Not all Cancers will conform to the typical Cancer profile. A Cancer whose rising sign is in Gemini, for example, will be very different from one who has Taurus rising. A Cancer with Gemini rising will be more extroverted, drawn to modern things, and inclined toward writing and other communications, whereas with Taurus rising, the cancer is more likely to prefer hands-on practical crafts.
For more on Cancer, see the Cancer Personality Profile. To see personality and marriage profiles for all the sun signs, visit the main Astrology page. To get an astrology chart, see the Astrology Charts page.