Raising a Cancerian baby? Find out the traits and challenges you may face
Here's looking at the traits of a Cancerian baby (June 22nd-July 22nd) and highlights the challenges you may face according to your star sign.
Cancerian baby | June 22nd-July 22nd
The Cancer baby is nurturing, empathic and strongly intuitive. However, they are commonly found clinging to their parents, requiring extra special cuddle attention.
This is because their sense of well-being demands them to be close to others, along with making others smile and receive affection.
A Cancerian baby will generally have the trademark “moon-like” face and soft skin. With their emotions being projected well through their eyes and skin.
Forget about changing their mood!
Defined by emotion you can expect your little one to either wake up happy, or wake up sad and have that mood be reflected throughout the whole day despite whatever efforts you give to change it.
The Cancerian babies are natural empaths, which means that in the case of siblings, they will attempt to give their parents a break when their siblings seem more demanding than normal.
Being natural nurturers, your Cancerian baby will constantly aim to make others feel better, but will often forget about looking after themselves.
If there was any baby in the zodiac that a parent could forget about for short spurts, because they’re so quiet and comfortable alone, it’s going to be these Cancerian little ones!
Attention? Not here, not now. Never!
The emotional Cancerian baby will frequently stare off into space as a newborn and continuously throughout childhood, as they come to grow into their naturally introspective personalities.
Cancerians are not one for the spotlight, and will shy away from being the focus of others attention.
This will lead them to being difficult with strangers and struggling to maintain many friendships throughout life, preferring that one or two close friends.
Cuddling is key
Cancerian babies find great comfort in sleeping with their parents (especially as toddlers, where their demand is commonly placed on parents to allow them to cuddle up at night).
Self-soothing is a common problem with Cancerian babies, as they seek comfort from others not independently.
The Cancerian babies have a strong protective instinct, which means that sharing is not something that comes naturally to them.
Parents can expect the toddler and early childhood years to be filled with many arguments over allowing others to play with their most valued toys.
Cancerian children will fight in a bid to “protect the treasure” rather than risk having someone else spoil or break something they hold so close to them.
What are they laughing at?
Cancerian children often communicate with deceased family members and have natural psychic experiences, especially through clairvoyance (the gift of seeing).
As a parent to a Cancerian child, you will experience seeing them laugh, point and chat to what is seemingly nothing, but really, its good old Grandma coming in for a tickle!
As a teenager, it is common for Cancerian children to start placing high levels of expectation and stress onto themselves by taking on other’s problems.
It’s important that they learn that they cannot just forget about themselves, that they do have to take care of themselves first before they can take proper care of others.
How to parent a Cancerian baby according to their star sign
As an Aries personality, you have a naturally positive, energetic and happy approach which the emotional Cancerian will reap the rewards from. You can expect many happy days connecting to your child through fun and happy emotions, as even the smallest things will result in big smiles.
The Aries mum at times can be too honest and insensitive in their approach, which can leave the overly emotional Cancerian child to feel at times that they are a great disappointment.
An Aries mum can also develop a “because I said so” attitude, which can result in arguments as the Cancerian child will question to develop a sense of understanding as to the reasons behind their mums decisions.
The Taurus mum is patient and diplomatic, which allows the Cancerian child to feel secure within their parents love. Taurus mums are quite often supportive of others dreams, which for the Cancerian child will nurture their imagination and self-motivation.
Taurus mums can at times be self-indulgent, which creates a lack of understanding from the sometimes-too-selfless Cancerian child. Taurus mums often encourage their children to have many strong friendships, and may struggle to understand why their Cancerian child can quickly reject a possible friend based, or become too shy to interact, from their first meeting.
Gemini mums tend to have a youthful, “cool” attitude and appearance with their children. They are not natural disciplinarians and they tend to develop an understanding of their children’s dreams and desires, which is highly beneficial to creating a positive self-esteem within a Cancerian child who is at times, overly critical on themselves.
Gemini mums are heavily defined by thought and quick-wit, with a less emotional complex. Gemini mothers can potentially become unemotional, showcasing their affection and love through practical and materialistic means rather than emotional support and conversation.
Cancerian children are less on the materialistic and practical things in life, so it would not matter how many times you took them out or what you bought for them, they would still be in search for that cuddle and emotional support and may become rebellious if they are not receiving it.
Cancerian mums have a nurturing approach to parenting that the Cancerian child will benefit from.
Cancers are also quite intuitive and caring, so both mum and child will have like-minds and find a lot in common within each other. Nothing and nobody will break down the bond between a Cancerian mother and Cancerian child, unless they’re too busy forgetting about themselves.
Cancerian mums being emotional in nature run the risk of driving their Cancerian child into an overly emotional state through being too-nurtured.
Cancerian mums quite often are overprotective and controlling, which is heightened when they learn their Cancerian child is naturally selfless and empathic. However, like all of us, each child needs to be set free to learn from their own mistakes and go through their own hardships to grow stronger.
Both Leo mums are often proud of their warm, welcoming and positive household. This creates a naturally positive atmosphere for the Cancerian child, which as they have strong empathic abilities, allows them to maintain optimal happiness and wellbeing.
Leo’s don’t mind a bit of mess around the home and can laugh off children’s mistakes.
This allows the Cancerian to feel more at ease from the fear of being a disappointment whilst also allowing them to learn from their mistakes. A Leo mum will openly accept a Cancerian’s apology and shrug off a bad situation.
Leo mums can at times be overdramatic and stubborn regarding situations, which can heavily drive a Cancerian child to turn against themselves in upset.
Leo mothers can also like to have a superiority and command over their children, which will be questioned frequently by the Cancerian child if they do not “feel right” about it. Frustratingly, a Cancerian child will almost always prove their parents wrong in a situation where their intuition is telling them to go against their parents, which for the proud Leo, may be difficult to swallow.
Virgo mums commonly have a highly energetic, fun and witty approach to their parenting. The Cancerian child will thrive off being surrounded by fun, positivity and laughter.
Virgo mums tend to also have a humanitarian outlook on life, which creates a deep understanding of their Cancerian child’s need to help and support others.
Virgo mums can at times be overly demanding and critical of their children, especially as a Virgo mum tends to be able to read a situation in a detailed, precise and logical manner. It can be hard at times for the Virgo mum to understand her Cancerian child’s decisions and actions that are lead by emotion, rather than logic and create an argument which at times can be a little too harsh for the Cancerian.
Libran mothers tend to be cooperative and fair-minded, allowing the Cancerian child to develop a sense of balance and wellbeing between being emotional and too emotional in nature. Libran mums tend to also have a humanitarian outlook on life, which creates a deep understanding of their Cancerian child’s need to help and support others.
Libran mothers commonly make master manipulators, which gives a window of opportunity for them to convince their child to take on extra burdens or go against their own belief, in the Cancerian child’s need to support their mother.
Both a Scorpio mother and Cancerian child will have strong intuitive abilities, allowing them both to work at a deeper level of understanding together.
Scorpio mothers also tend to be emotional and passionate, particularly towards their children, which will create an extremely close emotional tie between mother and child.
Scorpios generally have a very protective streak and can come across as strict or stubborn. The Scorpio mother can become easily frustrated by their Cancerian child’s rebellion in situations where their emotions lead them against their mothers wishes.
Scorpio mothers can also be quite moody, which will set up for either an extremely great day together, or an extremely bad one from the moment they wake up.
The Sagittarius mother will often be about inspiring and stimulating their children through intellectual means, but also maintain a fair-minded approach. The Cancerian child will benefit from focusing on other stimulations, outside of emotions and has the opportunity to have a very balanced and successful life through the support of their mother.
Sagittarius mothers at times can be careless and blundering, which can create big emotional conflict between the overly-caring and sensitive Cancerian child and mum. Sagittarius mothers will at times also struggle to take responsibility for their own mistakes, which will send them in a furious spin when their Piscean child makes note of their mistake and attempts to prove why they were wrong.
Capricorn mums are often found providing common sense solutions to their children’s problems. A Cancerian child will benefit from this insight as they are often blinded to solutions by their own emotions.
The challenge of a Capricorn parent with a Cancerian child is understanding and forgiving their child’s mistakes. If a Capricorn parent is struggling to accept and forgive a mistake, the Cancerian child can further downward-spiral into a place of self-pity and self-hate, which will only frustrate the Capricorn parent further.
Aquarius mothers tend to be open communicators with their children, which the Cancerian baby will benefit from the freedom to talk about their wellbeing.
Aquarian mothers also tend to have strong humanitarian outlooks, which will help develop their understanding of the naturally selfless Cancerian child’s actions, so long as it’s for the greater good of humanity.
Aquarius mothers have stubborn and analytical mindsets that will struggle to fathom why a Cancerian child is so willing to drag themselves through the mud in the aid and support of others.
Another common challenge for an Aquarius mother is to remember to give emotional support to their Cancerian child, who will be quick to crumble if their parent remains emotionally detached for too long.
Piscean mothers have stubborn and analytical mindsets that will struggle to fathom why a Cancerian child is so willing to drag themselves through the mud in the aid and support of others. Another common challenge for a Piscean mother is to remember to give emotional support to their Cancerian child, who will be quick to crumble if their parent remains emotionally detached for too long.
On the negative, Piscean mothers can become dependent on their Cancerian children as they grow older. They can also foster depressive, self-pitying and temperamental attitudes together. Self-blame can be a problem for both mum and child, and the Piscean mum will have to remember that they cannot continuously blame themselves nor allow their child to when facing difficult situations.
This article was republished with permission from Kidspot.