11th House Cancer: 5 Ways It Can Affect You

11th House Cancer

When Cancer is in your 11th House, you can be very protective of your friends. You view your friends as your second family. You may have difficulty making new connections due to your shy and reserved nature. You rely on your emotions for motivation which shows that you can experience some ups and downs throughout your journey to fulfill your ambitions.

To understand what it means when a sign lands in a house on your natal chart, you need to look at the meaning of the house, meaning of the sign, and how they interact:

  • The 11th House represents ambitions, friendship, support from others, popularity and groups.
  • Canceris a cardinal water sign. It brings nurture, care, moodiness and a need for protection.
  • When Cancer is in the 11th House, it means that you are likely to have the same friends and friend group for a long period of time. You can be quite reserved and you may feel uncomfortable by the thought of making new friends. You can be ambitious and ready to take action but that may depend on your current emotional state.

Note that this is just one facet of your natal chart. Other elements of your natal chart can overpower or contradict with the below points. To get an accurate reading, get a holistic reading of your full natal chart from an astrologer.

What Does it Mean when Cancer is in the 11th House?

11th House Meaning

The 11th house tells us about our friendships, the groups we are a part of, the people who share similar aims with us.

It shows our social circle, the people we surround ourselves with, the people we build connections with. It can represent popularity – having a following, an audience of people who we inspire.

We learn a lot about our aims in life – what we desire on a level that is beyond our professional or personal life. The 11th house is connected to our dreams, our ambitions and hopes. It can be connected to achievements we have with the help of others.

To interpret what the house has in store for us, we need to take a look at our natal chart and explore how the signs and planets interact with the 11th House.

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Cancer Traits

As a water sign, Cancer is a deeply emotional and sensitive sign that finds it difficult to control their feelings.

They are sensitive to what is happening around them and may find it hard to stay rational and use their logic.

As a cardinal sign, Cancer likes to take action. They are very protective of the people around them and can often be like a parent to their friends. They love providing others with affection and nurturing others, making them feel loved and understood.

While they enjoy showing love to others, they need the same treatment in return. Cancer’s biggest fear is rejection and lack of acceptance and if that is experienced they are likely to go into their shell and avoid coming out for a long time.

Cancer values their friendships and connections. They hold strong attachment to those they have known and been friends with for a long amount of time. They can be very protective of their friends and they always seek their best interest.

They view their friends and friend group as their family. They can lack motivation and may use their emotions as a way to stay ambitious and driven. They are likely to accomplish the things they want as they are capable of taking action.

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11th House Cancer: Key Takeaways

1. You view your friends as your family

Cancer on the 11th house cusp shows that you are likely to have very close friendships.

In your friendships you value your friends and you share a strong emotional bond with them. Your friends matter to you and you always seek ways to show you love them.

You can be dependent on your friends and you may share unhealthy boundaries with your friends. You may view your friends as family due to your closeness and attachment to them.

You may have the same friend group for a long period of time and once you form a friendship with someone you are unlikely to ever give it up.

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2. You rely on your emotions for motivation

The 11th house represents our hopes and dreams. Cancer is ruled by the Moon the planet of emotions so having Cancer in the 11th house shows that you are very reliant on your feelings when it comes to motivation and ambition.

If you are feeling good you are motivated and determined to accomplish a lot and if you are not feeling well emotionally you lack drive and it may take a while for you to get it back.

This indicates that you may lack discipline and you have to learn to put your emotions aside when you have a goal you want to pursue.

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3. You have trouble leaving your comfort zone

The 11th house represents the future and our ambitions. Cancer on the 11th house cusp can show that you might be reluctant to accept or go after big changes in your life.

You are fearful of going out of your comfort zone and pursuing your dreams.

This can make you bitter and insecure and you may project your insecurities onto others. In order to deal with this you must learn to let go of what no longer serves you purpose in life.

You can be optimistic and dream of the life you could have once you decide to go out of your comfort zone and pursue what you want the most.

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4. You have difficulty making new friends

Cancer on the 11th house shows that you have a reserved and shy nature. You may have difficulty making new friends as you are reluctant to open your social circle to new people.

You are fearful of forming a connection with anyone new and you are unlikely to pursue people first.

You have a friendly nature, but you aren’t needy of new friends, especially if you already have a friend group you love and are attached to. You view your friends as your second family and you may find it difficult to build a relationship like that again.

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5. You are a humanitarian at heart

The 11th house represents the humanitarian in us. Cancer on the 11th house cusp shows that you have a gentle and caring nature.

You love helping other people and bringing purpose into their life.

You empathize with all kinds of people and your kindness is spread everywhere you go. You are likely to participate in humanitarian activities like donations, charity, etc. You love doing good for other people and improving other people’s lives.


With Cancer in the 11th House of your natal chart, you hold strong emotional attachment to your friends. You may have difficulty making new friends as you tend to prefer the company of people you have known for a longer time. You can be quite reserved and you fear leaving your zone of comfort.

Remember that you need to look at the rest of your natal chart to make a better prediciton of your natural personality traits. Other elements on your natal chart may override some of these points (and I’ve tried to note that a few times in this article).