The Cancer Musician: How Your Zodiac Sign Affects Your Music
Cancer season runs from approximately June 21st through July 22nd. This has always been one of my favorite times of year, because growing up in Michigan this was the only time of year it would be warmer than 60 degrees.
Before we get into this, I just need to say that this is for entertainment purposes only. I do these for fun and make no claims or predictions about how your music career will turn out. I can, however, give you a rough idea of how your personality might shape your music and your career. Many people don’t believe in zodiac signs at all, and that’s completely fine also. You have more than just your star sign, so you might resonate with one of your other signs (you can find them here).
I also have a post listing every Cancer musician ever, which you can check out here.
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Cancer Singers, Songwriters and Musicians
Let’s do a general overview of Cancers if you need a refresh: Cancers are symbolized by the crab, a water sign with deeply emotional connections to friends and family. They are said to be highly intuitive and sensitive to their environments. On the negative side, they can be overly ambitious and give up easily when their goals don’t pan out. They feel any emotion intensely, which makes their dark moods scary and their bright moods incredible.
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Because Cancers are so emotional, they tend to be great lyric writers. They can beautifully sum up a story with ease and connect to their listeners’ hearts. Whether writing fairy tale love songs or dark breakup songs, they are an eloquent and intuitive lyricist.
They may have writing spurts where they literally cannot put the pen down, then they go through a cycle where they can’t stand the thought of writing at all. You must learn to ride the waves of your creativity, Cancer. You get SO much done when you do work, that you can afford some time off. Don’t beat yourself up in your slow season. You know you’ll come back to it eventually.
If your co-writer is a Cancer, you’ll want to make sure you’re including their ideas. Cancers hate arguments, so they may not voice a differing opinion (if you need help with difficult co-writers of any sign, I have a post on that here). This can lead to resentment on both sides. You might think they aren’t ambitious because they don’t speak up, but careful Cancer is quietly feeling all of the feels and working through them. Encourage them to talk it out with you and you’re sure to get some great lyrics!
Cancers tend to be great with fans. Their open and kind nature can make meet-and-greets an amazing experience. They truly care about what fans think and will listen to any feedback with acceptance. However, due to their sensitive nature, they may appear to take criticism well and then retreat to their cave to heal.
Let’s be honest here, Cancer. You can also be a little narcissistic. This is not always a bad thing, especially if you’re the lead singer. It makes you a great performer, but you can be just as dramatic off stage as you are on. Your overly-ambitious nature can also make your stage designs impossible. You don’t *NEED* a fire-breathing swan robot on stage, do you? Of course it would be cool (and call me when you finally make it work) but keep your ideas reasonable to avoid disappointing yourself and your fans.
For a list of Cancer singers, check out my list here!
The Cancer Musician
Instruments may be a real struggle for Cancers. You may want to become amazing overnight or learn three instruments at a time, and you really are only human! You’ll need to pace yourself and realize that slow and steady is the best way to learn an instrument. Don’t get frustrated if you plateau or feel like you aren’t improving. Set reasonable goals for yourself and when you meet them, you’ll be encouraged to keep going.
Cancer and the Music Business
Because you’re so kind and empathetic, your band members won’t have to worry about you screwing them over. However, you need to make sure YOU aren’t being screwed over either. Lawyer up if you feel like you can’t stand up for yourself (and seriously, lawyer up anyway).
Your biggest struggle will be reaching burnout quickly, or giving up when things get tough. Your sensitivity is a great gift, Cancer, but it’s going to hurt you if you let it rule your life. The music industry is tough. You’ve got to understand that no one cares about your career more than you do.
Cancers could definitely use some help in the PR department. You may go months at a time without updating your social media, simply because you’ve retreated once again. Today’s industry needs you to consistently show up, so get someone to help you if you need it!