Every zodiac sign has its own characteristics. The zodiac signs are divided into four elements – fire, earth, air and water. The water signs are Cancer, Scorpio and Pisces and they are known for being emotional and sensitive. One of the most common stereotypes is that Cancers are crybabies. However, I personally think it’s too harsh to refer to them in this way. Yeah, they tend to overreact and can come across as too emotional every now and then, but it surely isn’t just them. 

The moon sign is one of the most significant aspects of the astrological profile and is calculated based on the position of the moon at the time of birth. It represents a person’s emotional side, feelings and intuition. The zodiac sign Cancer is ruled by the moon, which is why Cancers are very emotional. However, someone with a Cancer moon would be far more emotional than someone with a Cancer sun. 

If we look at it from this point of view we can see that we can’t generalize a zodiac sign this way, because there is a lot more that goes into a person’s astrological profile than their sun sign. 

Another point against Cancers being crybabies is that even if they are very emotional and overreact a little too much sometimes, they are very caring and comforting to others. If they weren’t as emotional and in need of someone to care for them, they wouldn’t do it for others either. They have many other positive traits too and calling them crybabies would mean that we only focus on their negative ones, but the bad can’t exist without the good, and the good can’t exist without the bad. So us focusing on their bad traits would only worsen their insecurities and make them seem even more emotional. This puts them in a cycle of being called emotional and then acting like it, which means the term ‘crybabies’ is unfairly forced onto them.  

In conclusion, Cancers should not be labeled as crybabies. Although they are emotional, it is just a part of their personality and it isn’t necessarily a negative trait. 

Gergana Petrova, 9. Klasse