There are specific tarot cards that you can use to describe the different areas of life as a Cancer. To learn more about what cards they are and what they mean, continue reading.

Cancer’s Tarot Cards

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Tarot Cards That Represent Cancer

Using tarot cards can be pretty helpful when you want to gain further insight into something or someone. Some people use tarot cards to help them understand the different areas of someone’s life. That technique can be applied to each of the 12 zodiac signs as well.

1. Personality: The Chariot

The Chariot depicts an armored knight riding on a chariot. 

It is a traditional tarot card that rules Cancer. It represents Cancer’s armor-like personality. They have a hard, strong exterior, but once they allow you in, you will be able to see all of their inner softness.

The Chariot also shows how Cancer can remain focused on their goals. When they have something in mind, they strive to achieve it.

When Cancer becomes unstable, however, the Chariot expresses the frustration they may feel. They may also become egotistical, thinking that they can do no wrong.

The Chariot says that Cancer must keep their balance. They should try to remain calm and humble to avoid that from happening.

The Chariot and Cancer share the same elemental affinity which is water. The Chariot’s connection to water is not apparent from the card’s illustration. However, if you pay attention, there is a body of water behind the warrior. 

Keywords that describe the Chariot and the personality of a Cancer:


  • Strong
  • Focused
  • Ambitious


  • Instability
  • Egotistical
  • Frustration

2. Love: Two of Cups

The Two of Cups represents how Cancer is a sympathetic lover. They can feel and understand their partners’ emotions quite easily. Their ability to sympathize allows them to strengthen their connection and a strong, long-lasting union with their lover.

The Two of Cups also signifies the harmony that Cancer strives to create in their relationships. They want to make sure that they and their significant other are satisfied and happy in their relationship.

When Cancer’s love life isn’t going well, the Two of Cups indicates it is due to an imbalance of feelings. Miscommunication may become a big issue. When Cancer cannot correctly communicate and sympathize with their partner, tension will arise.

To keep things harmonious in their relationships, Cancer needs to have a solid understanding of how their partner feels. That way, they can work together with their lover to remove any confusion that causes tension and uncertainty in their relationship.

Keywords that describe the Two of Cups and how a Cancer shows their love:


  • Sympathy
  • Union
  • Harmony


  • Imbalance
  • Miscommunication
  • Tension

3. Family: Queen of Cups

There’s nothing a Cancer loves more than their family. The Queen of Cups represents how Cancer is a very loving family member. They empathize with their family members and care a great deal about their health and wellbeing.

The Queen of Cups also represents the loyalty Cancer has for their family. They like to stick by their family members’ side through thick and thin. You can count on Cancer to always be there to offer their family support and affection.

However, on the negative side of family matters, the Queen of Cups shows Cancer’s naive side. They may begin to turn a blind eye to their family member’s wrongdoings.

The Queen of Cups warns that Cancer should not overlook their family members’ toxic behaviors and actions. It can turn into some martyrdom or unhealthy dependence.

Keywords used to describe the Queen of Cups and Cancers role in their family:


  • Loyal
  • Empathetic
  • Loving


  • Naïve
  • Martyrdom
  • Dependence

4. Friendship: Three of Cups

The Three of Cups represents Cancer and the joy they bring to their friendships. Cancer loves to have fun and celebrate with their friends.

The Three of Cups shows that Cancers friends can always depend on them. They are always available to offer their love and support when needed.

The Three3 of Cups indicates that Cancer could be prone to peer pressure from their friends. They should take care not to take part in excessive partying. They should also take care not to be consuming large amounts of drugs or alcohol, even if their friends are.

The Three of Cups also shows potential gossiping when friendships are negative. When Cancer partakes in toxic habits and behaviors with their friends, it usually will end in social isolation.

Keywords that describe the Three of Cups and what kind of friend Cancer is:


  • Happy
  • Celebration
  • Supportive


  • Overindulgence
  • Gossip
  • Isolation

5. Career: King of Wands

The King of Wands represents Cancers business savvy thinking in the workplace. They are very innovative and always coming up with new ideas, making them perfect businessmen or businesswomen.

The King of Wands also indicates Cancer’s ability to lead. They often do a fantastic job while in a position of authority.

However, the King of Wands may indicate an extreme need to be in the spotlight at work. Their need to be recognized could make them come across as attention-seeking. It could also then them into a bit of a bully if it gets too out of hand.

Keywords that describe the King of Wands and Cancers career life:


  • Innovative
  • Business
  • Authority


  • Attention-seeking
  • Extremism
  • Bully

Cancer and Tarot Cards

When it comes to tarot cards representing Cancer, many of the cards from the suit of cups are great descriptors.

The four tarot card suits represent the four elements:

  • Wands – Fire
  • Cups – Water
  • Swords – Air
  • Pentacles (coins) – Earth

Cancer is a water sign, alongside Scorpio and Pisces. So, that makes sense that the cups suit would have cards with the best descriptions of them.

Here are some keywords associated with Cancer, the suit of cups, and the water element:

  • Emotional
  • Relationships
  • Intuition
  • Love
  • Serenity
  • Imagination
  • Nurturing
  • Sensual


There are some specific tarot cards that you can use to represent Cancer. You can use each of those cards to describe or explain a different area of their life.

The Chariot is the traditional ruler of Cancer and represents their personality. The Two of Cups illustrates the true love that gets displayed in their harmonious unions.

The Queen of Cups represents the empathy and loyalty Cancer has for their family members. The Three of Cups illustrates the fun-loving and supportive type of friend that they are.

Finally, King of Wands represents the innovative leader inside of Cancer. It also indicates that they do well in business-type work.

Each of these cards represents a particular part of Cancer. They accurately display the sensitivity and strength that this water sign has within them.

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