Cancer is a cardinal sign. They like to lead and be in control. They have a genuine need to be in control. Of all the Cancerians I know, the ones who are the most satisfied with their lives have at least one area where they get to have most, if not all, of the control. That area serves as a retreat and gives their lives a sense of stability. In the same way that Taureans often need to be surrounded with valuable and beautiful things to feel a sense of worth, Cancerians need continuity in order to feel a sense of security. They need to have something in their lives that is dependable, that feels like a shell they can wear as protection. The need for control in Cancerians needs to be embraced and channelled in healthy ways, so they can avoid trying to control the people and situations, or looking to things outside of themselves for comfort.