In astrology, a Cancer native is someone who has the Sun in Cancer in his natal chart. This sign centers on emotions, intuition and compassion. Cancers respond to life in an emotional, introspective manner. They are led by their feelings and want to experience them fully.
Because people born under the sign of Cancer cherish their memories, they are often tempted to live in the past. They get a sense of security from reminiscing and being nostalgic. Having a sense of security is important for them and they create it by cultivating deep friendships and a strong family.
The Cancer is associated with the crab because the crab's shell represents the sign's instinctual need for protection from the outside. Cancer natives are vulnerable and have a rich inner life, but only show that to those they trust.