Cancer Rising / Ascendant
Cancer Rising is a gentle soul. They feel like someone you have known a long time… they are familiar.They are sensitive to their surroundings, and get flustered easily, especially in crowds. When they feel threatened, their first instinct is to protect themselves. They are usually shy in new situations or when meeting new people. They will approach these situations with caution, and gradually allow themselves to warm up to the situation as they get a bit more comfortable. They are caring and sweet. On the opposite side, when a Cancer Ascendant has retreated so deeply into him or herself, they can be anything but sweet or approachable. They can appear moody, insecure or overly sensitive.
Cancer Rising wants structure in their life. Security is important to them and they are willing to give up some freedom to get it. They prefer a strong partner in life, along with emotional and financial stability. They like rules that are well-defined in their relationships so they always know where everyone stands. They are practical and matter-of-fact, and behave so even in marriage. They can create an amazing sanctuary at home for their family. Cancer Ascendant doesn't do well with casual relationships emotions are always tied closely with intimacy. This Sign wants to satisfy their personal goals and ambitions, but may appear very vulnerable, so some may have difficulty determining whether Cancer Rising is strong enough to do the job. They may, on the other hand, be able to hide their vulnerability behind a façade of forcefulness.
Cancer Rising is imaginative and sentimental. They are a sympathetic listener and they enjoy a good conversation. This Ascendant relates strongly to the home. They are very sensitive to criticism, and love history. They may have an interest in genealogy. Comfort is important to them and they like to collect things.
When Cancer Rising gets upset, they have a tendency toward indigestion. They are creative, but may be insecure. When they finally feel secure, you will see their personality bloom as they let themselves get comfortable. They do best in the world when they have a secure home base to retreat to every night. This gives them a place to rejuvenate and prepare for their next foray into the world.