Cancers are one of the most enigmatic signs of the Zodiac.  Cancers are ruled by the moon and that fact alone makes them mysterious.

People born under this sign tend to be very sensitive and caring, but, at the same time, they can also be moody and prone to jealousy.

The Cancer symbol is a crab, so you would think that Cancers would be insensitive and tough.

But, in reality, they are soft and very sensitive on the inside, which makes them unique.

Cancers, like the moon they are ruled by, tend to undergo different phases when it comes to life experiences and the emotions that go along with them.

So, as you can imagine, Cancers are very complex people and, as such, difficult to understand at times.

Below are 5 things that only Cancers will understand about themselves.

1. Home sweet home

Cancers are homebodies and would rather be at home than anywhere else, which can be difficult for friends and family to understand.

A cancer’s worst nightmare is being dragged to a huge party or event, and they will make up any excuse they can think of to not have to go.  Cancers very much prefer a small gathering (at home, of course).

2. They have little to no patience

Telling a Cancer to be patient is like telling a hungry lion not to eat that steak sitting in front of them.  It’s impossible.

Patience is something that a Cancer neither has nor understands.  If they want something, they have to have it now.  If they need to tell you something, it can’t wait….ever.

3. They are extremely sensitive

Unlike the hard shell of the crab, Cancers are one of the softest, most sensitive signs in the Zodiac.

Any criticism, no matter how well-meaning, will go straight to their heart and they will wind up in a puddle on the floor.

So, tread very lightly if you need to criticize them in some way.

4. Cancers are very loyal, but trust does not come easily

If a Cancer has chosen you to be their friend, consider yourself very lucky.  They will be one of the most loyal, loving friends you will ever have.

But, don’t expect them to call you “friend” right away.  Trust has to be earned, and that will take some time.

5. Love is what makes them happy

As I mentioned above, Cancers are very sensitive and will hold on to the hurt of a breakup for a long time.

But, they also have a huge amount of love to give and are excellent at maintaining a long-term relationship.

The love that Cancer has for their few close friends and family is the bond that holds their fragile shell together, which is something you’ll only understand if you’re a Cancer.