7th House Cancer: 5 Ways It Can Affect You

7th House Cancer

When Cancer is in your 7th House, you may attract people who are very moody and emotional. In your relationships codependency might become a problem as you can be very clingy and emotionally attached to your partner. In business, you may have trouble staying rational.

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 7th House represents personal and professional relationships, contracts and business.
  • Canceris a cardinal water sign. It brings nurture, care, moodiness and a need for protection.
  • When Cancer is in the 7th House, it means that you are very caring and affectionate in your relationships. In both your personal and professional relationships you may attract people who are moody and easily impacted by the things happening around them which can make them unreliable.

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 7th House?

7th House Meaning

The 7th house tells us about our relationships – how we act in both our personal and professional relationships, what kinds of people we attract in our life.

It gives us an insight into any long-term commitments in our life.

We learn a lot about how we handle any committed relationships in both personal and professional settings by looking at the 7th house on our natal charts.

The 7th house also holds our businesses and any legal contracts. While the 10th house represents career and professional life, the 7th house represents any endeavors we start 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 7th House.

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 can attract people who are very emotional, yet affectionate and caring. They may draw in partners who are very protective of them.

In relationships they become easily attached to people and can have trouble forgetting people they have been in relationships with. They love nurturing and caring for others. In business they can be quite unreliable as they easily change their mind.

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7th House Cancer: Key Takeaways

1. You are drawn to Water signs

The 7th house represents our personal and professional relationships. Cancer on the 7th house cusp may signify that you are drawn to Water signs – Cancer, Scorpio and Pisces.

They are the ones you can form a strong emotional bond with. They are empathetic and understanding of your emotional nature and know how to take care of it.

Their presence might be more nurturing than other signs and they are the ones who understand your true self.

Relationships with them can go through a lot of ups and downs as both of you can experience codependency and issues with jealousy. Despite that, the love you may have for them will be one that is great.

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2. You experience ups and downs in your relationships

Cancer is ruled by the Moon the planet of changes. Cancer in the 7th house of relationships shows that you are likely to experience a lot of ups and downs in both your personal and professional relationships.

You may be happy in the relationship one day and irritable in the next one. You may attract people who are too emotional and needy and there can be difficulty creating healthy boundaries.

Codependency may also be a big problem in your relationships, especially romantic ones as you may be too emotionally attached to your partner.

3. You are caring and affectionate

Cancer on the 7th house cusp shows that you are very nurturing, caring and protective in your relationships.

You always seek to show your love for the people around you, especially your romantic partner.

You want their needs met and you are willing to do anything to please them. You love to take care of other people and you are very compassionate of those you love.

You are understanding and patient with them and you are always ready to provide them with comfort and advice.

4. You can be unreliable in business

The 7th house represents business and contracts. Cancer in the 7th house could show that you are likely to involve your emotions in your business decisions.

You can lack rationality at times and this can bring difficulties in your professional relationships.

You easily change your mind and you could have difficulty committing to something long-term or abiding to the rules of a contract. You can be quite spontaneous and you may take risks you are likely to regret later.

You may attract people who are untrustworthy due to their irrational nature and building a business with them could lead to hardships.

5. You have trouble moving on from relationships

You form strong attachment to the people you have been involved with in both your personal and professional relationships.

This shows that you are likely to face some hardships when having to move on from a relationship.

You are sentimental and nostalgic and you may often relive the past or the good moments in the relationship and overlook anything bad. You see the good in people. You may idolize people and can have trouble seeing their bad side.

This makes you prone to forgiving those who have wronged you because of your emotional attachment and affection for them. Try to be more rational and respect yourself and your dignity in order to avoid being hurt again.


With Cancer in the 7th House of your natal chart, you are very caring and nurturing in your romantic relationships. You are generous with your love and may often follow your heart rather than your mind when you are in love. You are drawn to Water signs as they easily tune in with your emotional self. 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).