Cancerians are very connected to the sea; the transient moods of Cancerians reflect the lunar influence that causes the ebb and flow of the ocean. Cancerians, like the crab will walk sideways in their pursuit for what they want. They are naturally assertive but do not show it directly. Their tenacious attitude, once intent on a goal, would rather lose a pincer than give up fighting for it. The sensitivity of the Cancerian is protected by a hard shell. They spend half of their life on dry land and the other in deep waters, balancing life between the practical world of responsibilities and the imaginative, creative world where they can explore the depths of the ocean that is also a home to them.