The Moon (to react to) in Cancer (Instinctive and Protective) If you have the Moon in water sign Cancer, you very easily respond to the emotional environment in which you are placed. You soak up feelings and emotions like a sponge. Perhaps this is why you so easily become moody, irritable and inconstant in thought and emotion. Learning to control your own moods is a hard time and may be very difficult, yet necessary, for you. Your greatest need is to nurture and mother someone or ones. You often appear irrational to others because you can’t always explain the reason or source of your feelings. Anyone who lives with you must accept your ups and downs and appreciate your need for times of withdrawal.
You are also very sympathetic and understand the unspoken feelings and needs of others. You take slights very personally, and though you may forgive a mistake by a friend or loved one, you never forget it. For a cancer moon, Security is essential to you, and you look for it in your home and family life. Your senses and emotions are quite strong, and it would be wise for you to listen to your intuitive side as you can be quite psychic. You are very tenacious, and you do not give up or let go of things or people easily. Your mother is/was a strong influence for good or ill in your life. You are basically an introvert but will do whatever it takes to protect and defend your family or loved ones. 😀You tend to be a pack-rat because everything has an emotional memory behind it and you find security in all those memories.