The constellation for Cancer is the crab and a crab is a good metaphor for the sign. Cancer has a soft interior and a hard shell, and unfortunately some pretty sharp claws as well.
A Cancer woman needs the security of a relationship, but because she is so shy, it can be difficult for her to find one. Under her crispy shell, a Cancer woman is usually very sweet and loving and often the proverbial "girl next door".
However, a Cancer woman in love may not always show her feelings. So watch out for these signs that a Cancer woman likes. See also the best and worst matches for a Cancer woman .
- 0.1 The astrology of relationships
- 1.1 First encounters – signs that a Cancer woman finds you attractive
- 1.1.1 1) She will talk to you at all
- 1.1.2 2) She will agree to a date
- 1.1.3 3) She will subtly take care of you
- 1.2.1 4) She will want to be with you a lot
- 1.2.2 5) She will want to talk or write to you at least every day
- 1.2.3 6) She will cook for you
- 1.3.1 7) She will take you to her parents
- 1.3.2 She will show her temper sometimes
- 1.3.3 9) She will talk about having children
- 1.4.1 10) She will want to have a home with you
- 1.4.2 11) She will take control of the housework
- 1.4.3 12) She will want to be alone with you
The Astrology of Relationships
To recognize the signs that a Cancer woman feels for you, it is helpful to understand the progress of order relationships in astrology.
As your relationship with a Cancer woman grows, she will slowly and step by step come out of her shell. These steps are predictable and follow a pattern.
You can follow this pattern with the Sun sign, but there is also another sign that will give you accurate results. This is known as the ascendant or rising sign. This is the sign that rose in the east when you were born.
Based on the Sun sign or Ascendant, all relationships begin in the 1. House when you meet and decide if you want to see more of each other.
You will then become a friendship in the 11. House. You can be drawn to a romance in the 5. House develop and in a marriage in the 7. House or culminate in a long-term relationship.
Clear signs that a Cancer woman likes you at any stage
First encounters – signs that a Cancer woman finds you attractive
Relationships start in the 1. House when meeting and getting to know each other for the first time. This is always the sign itself, in this case cancer. Cancer women are difficult to get to know. You are extremely shy and generally do not open up to new people.
To find out if a Cancer woman has a crush on you, look out for these signs early on that a Cancer woman likes you.
1) She will talk to you at all
A Cancer woman is not one to make contacts when she doesn’t have to. If she can be dragged to parties or social events, she will usually sit off to the side without talking to anyone.
If someone approaches her that she hasn’t met before, she will say as little as she can without sounding unforgivably rude.
So if a Cancer woman talks to you at all, you can be sure that this is one of the signs that she finds you attractive.
However, she may not say much even if she thinks you are attractive. However, it will look different than if she does not like you.
When a Cancer woman has a crush on you, she blushes a little and stammers and smiles shyly at you. If she doesn’t like you, her behavior will be cold and distant.
2) She will agree to an appointment
If you ask her out and she agrees, this is one of the signs that a Cancer woman likes you. If she doesn’t like you, she will refuse. Even if she likes you, she might not agree right away, and she may need to be persuaded.
You can tell by her behavior and tone if persuasion will be effective. If her no is firm but polite, you are generally out of luck. If she says no in a way that seems indecisive or hesitant, she may look to you to convince her.
3) She will subtly care about you
Cancer women are the most nurturing women in the zodiac, and even in the early stages of your relationship, she will begin to care for you. She will notice if you seem sad or if you haven’t eaten anything.
She will offer to get things for you or pay attention to how you take your coffee. If you tell her about your problems or difficulties, she will sincerely express her sympathy.
These demonstrations of caring and concern for your well-being are one of the hallmarks of a Cancer woman liking you at every stage of your relationship.
A growing friendship – sign that a Cancer woman feels comfortable around you
The next phase of a relationship is when a friendship develops. Friendships are relationships in 11. House, and the 11. House of Cancer is Taurus.
If a Cancer woman feels safe with you, she will relax and enjoy your company.
4) She will want to be with you a lot
A Cancer woman does not like parties or large social gatherings, but she does like to be with those she is close to. She generally has a small number of friends that she spends a lot of time talking to one-on-one.
You will know if you have become part of her small, select group of friends when she wants to spend as much time with you as you will give her.
5) She will want to talk or write to you at least every day
Cancer women are known to be rather affectionate . They like to be in constant contact with those they care about.
A Cancer woman tends to be insecure, and she needs a lot of reassurance that you really care about her. She will also really worry about you if she hasn’t heard from you for too long.
If this is a difficulty for you, she will probably be satisfied with cute emoji or short messages over text. She doesn’t necessarily need long conversations, just something to let her know you’re okay and that you really still like her.
The beauty of this is that she’s happy to give you as much as you want when you need reassurance.
A Cancer woman will understand your insecurities, and it will never be necessary to adopt a false bravado or tough exterior. She will like you all the more if you show your weak points.
6) She will cook for you
Like a Taurus woman A Cancer woman will almost always be a fabulous cook. If you get close to her, it is almost certain that a Cancer woman will ask you out to dinner at some point.
While a Taurus woman will be an artist in the kitchen, a Cancer woman will specialize in "comfort foods". She will want to know what your favorite childhood food was, and she will do her best to replicate it for you.
You can’t give her a greater compliment than cleaning your plate and asking for seconds or thirds. If you don’t, she will worry that you didn’t like it.
If there is something you didn’t like about the meal, it’s best to be honest about it. She will know if you are holding back to be polite, and she will imagine that the problem was far worse than it probably was.
Another reason to tell her is that she will most likely cook for you often if you continue to see her. She will remember what you said and change the recipe accordingly.
A romantic relationship – signs that a Cancer woman is falling in love
After some time, your relationship may become a full-blown romance. Romantic relationships are found in the 5. House, and the 5. House of Cancer is Scorpio.
In popular astrology, Cancer sometimes has a reputation for being somewhat weak and overly emotional. While the reputation of excessive emotion is fair, a Cancer woman is anything but weak!
A Cancer woman in love will show her strength and is a force to be reckoned with. Below are the signs that a Cancer woman likes you and is falling in love.
7) She will take you to her parents
Unless there is a very good reason not to do so, a Cancer woman will maintain very close relationships with her parents and family.
If she falls in love with you, she will want you to meet her. She will also want to meet your parents and family.
Family is extremely important to cancer, and when your relationship gets serious, you need to accept that her family will be a part of your life together. Hopefully you will get along with them.
For the same reason, she will understand your family commitments very well. If you are estranged from your family for some reason, she will want to help you reconcile with them.
She will sometimes show her temper
As loving as a Cancer woman may be, this sign is known for its temperament! Remember that Cancer is the crab and a crab has claws! If you spend more time with her and she feels safe around you, it is very likely that she will let you show her that side of her.
When angry, a Cancer woman may say things that bite to the point of cruelty.
If your Cancer woman gets angry with you, it’s best to back off and not deal with her.
You probably said or did something that hurt her tender side, and she’s protecting herself. The last thing you want to do is literally or symbolically back her into a corner.
Once she calms down and feels safe again, she will go back to her sweet self and feel bad about hurting you.
9) She will talk about children
Cancer is the sign of the mother, and a Cancer woman will almost certainly want children.
One of the signs that a Cancer woman likes you and is serious about you is when she starts talking about children and asking you if you want them. If you do not want children, this may be a difficulty in your relationship with her.
If your Cancer woman is older and past childbearing age, if she already has children, or if she can’t have them for some reason, she usually has pets that she treats as her children.
However, if you want to be with a Cancer woman, you’ll have to find a way to get along with the pets she has as well.
A long-term commitment – sign that a Cancer woman wants you in her life forever
If you have gone through all the other stages of your relationship and everything has gone well, you may want to get married or enter into a long-term partnership.
When and if this happens, your relationship will enter the 7. Move in house. The 7. House of Cancer is Capricorn. A Cancer woman takes marriage and commitment very seriously.
Here are the signs that a Cancer woman has a crush on you and is ready for a commitment.
10) She will want a home with you
Home and hearth are very important to Cancer women, and when she is preparing for a long-term relationship, her first consideration will be where you will live together.
Unlike a Taurus woman who thinks about your property, a Cancer woman wants to have a home. She will take the initiative in this department and may make plans before you realize she has done so.
11) She will do the housework
If you have already moved in together or if she is with you a lot, she will do a lot of the housework. It may be tempting to just let her do this, but that is not a good idea.
A Cancer woman tends to develop a "martyr complex" and this could become a vicious cycle.
She does the housework because she cares about you. If you don’t notice or if you don’t contribute as well, she may start to think you don’t care about her.
It doesn’t matter that you never asked her to do all the things she took on. It doesn’t even matter if you really wanted her to do them in the first place. The best thing you can do is notice and appreciate her efforts.
Even if she seems grumpy about it, this really is one of the signs that a Cancer woman likes you and considers you a lifelong companion.
If you really want her to feel loved and cared for, try doing little things for her too. This will likely move her to tears of love and tenderness for you.
12) She will want to be alone with you
Cancer natives are usually introverts, and when they are with people, they exhaust them. A Cancer woman needs time to recharge.
Yet she will still want to be in the same room as you. She will want to spend time alone, but together.
For example, she may want to read a book quietly or engage in some other quiet hobby. She may want to watch TV with her headphones on her tablet or other device. It might feel like she’s pulling away.
However, if you were to leave the room, she would call for you and wonder where you were. The fact that she wants you with her, even when she spends time alone, is one of the sure signs that a Cancer woman likes you very much.
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