This is how Cancer gets along with others, based only on their Sun signs. These are compatibility interpretations for all 12 possible combinations with Cancer.
Yes, this is a limited and incomplete way to determine compatibility. But, Sun-sign compatibility is still the base for overall harmony in a relationship. We explained this in one of our synastry lessons where we said that it’s best to start with compatible Sun-sign elements.
The rule of thumb is this: yin and yang do not see eye to eye. Yin goes with yin, and yang goes with yang. While relationships between yin and yang can succeed, they require more work. The earth and water zodiac signs are yin. The fire and air zodiac signs are yang.
Cancer and Aries
Cancer and Aries is a difficult yin-yang partnership. With patience, a lot of patience, on the part of Aries, they can possibly fit together. However, they most both do a considerable amount of work if they want to pursue this relationship. Cancer will feel that Aries is too selfish. Cancer will feel very insecure every time the unpredictable Aries decides to go out where the action is. Aries, on the other hand, will come to feel exasperated with Cancer’s insecurity. This relationship requires hard work.
Cancer and Taurus
A relationship between Cancer and Taurus can turn out to be excellent because they will support each other in valuable ways. Taurus will be in charge of sustaining Cancer in a material way. Cancer provides emotional support and inspires Taurus to continue working for their home. Cancer will also feel protected emotionally with the material security provided by Taurus.
Cancer and Gemini
A lot of patience is the key if Cancer and Gemini want to be together. Cancer is demanding, because it feels insecure. Gemini tends to flee when they get asked for many things. And, Gemini is not very interested in the justifications that Cancer poses for its insecurity. Without freedom, Gemini cannot feel happy. Without protection, Cancer drowns in a glass of water.
Cancer and Cancer
When two Cancers come together, who will contain who? This is the big question. Both are very insecure beings who need at their side a person who can offer a framework of protection and security. But being the two Cancers, each one will ask the other to fulfill that role and conflict will be inevitable. They will have plenty of cuddling and pampering, but they will not be able to put aside their worries. It is a difficult relationship, but not impossible.
Cancer and Leo
The forecast is bad for a relationship between Cancer and Leo. Cancer is too big a weight for Leo. At first, Leo will be happy to have a partner who demands love and protection. But as soon as Cancer begins to shut Leo up and criticize Leo for not being home anymore, Leo will want to end the relationship as quickly as possible.
Cancer and Virgo
A relationship between Cancer and Virgo can become really great, if both members manage to create spaces so that they do not suffocate each other. Cancer and Virgo share much of their needs: they will seek affection, help each other in difficult moments, feel protected, share lots of hugs and pampering. Virgo is the one who must take care not to fall into the habit of constant criticism.
Cancer and Libra
Cancer and Libra can form a good relationship as long as they are both willing to open their hearts. Cancer and Libra both tend to close themselves and hide their true feelings. It is necessary for them to learn to talk openly about love issues and their relationship. This is the only way that they can complement each other. Otherwise, they will grow farther and farther apart.
Cancer and Scorpio
A relationship between Cancer and Scorpio can be highly satisfying, if Cancer is able to let Scorpio take the reins. Cancer should not worry about its safety: Scorpio will be there to give them everything they need. In turn, Cancer will provide for Scorpio unlimited love and pleasure. In such a relationship, Scorpio is less aggressive than usual.
Cancer and Sagittarius
A relationship between Cancer and Sagittarius is not recommendable, especially for Cancer: Cancer will be more insecure than ever. Sagittarius is not a sign that can guarantee to constantly provide emotional or material support for a partner. Quite the contrary: instability, and even irresponsibility, often marks the life of Sagittarius. This relationship can be tried, but Cancer will have to learn to be more independent.
Cancer and Capricorn
A relationship between Cancer and Capricorn can be excellent. Capricorn has a lot to offer Cancer in terms of safety and material well-being. Cancer will teach Capricorn that life goes beyond the work and mental field: Cancer will help Capricorn enjoy life in ways Capricorn never imagined before. There are no real problems in this relationship.
Cancer and Aquarius
A relationship between Cancer and Aquarius is not very viable. Aquarius’s free and independent nature will not tolerate Cancer’s constant demands for love. Aquarius will not be able to reassure the partner, nor provide safety and security in the relationship. Cancer’s outbursts will be noticed right away. Aquarius will flee to its beloved friends.
Cancer and Pisces
Cancer and Pisces can build a very good emotional relationship. Their problem is: who will deal with their finances and practical issues? Both are willing to manage the home, but neither one will want to deal entirely with economic responsibility or obligations. The success of this relationship will depend on the way they manage this ground.
Cancer in Love and Passion
Cancers find it difficult to take the initiative and, before asking for a date, they often make sure their feelings are reciprocated. They usually take a rather passive attitude at the beginning of the relationship.
In the long run, however, they end up revealing their affectionate and warm side, which is perplexing for those who only know their more withdrawn and defensive side. Sex is a very important experience for Cancer signs. They are intuitive and imaginative lovers.
In addition, they lavish their partner with attention and make sure that their partner feels loved at all times. They like to take them out to dinner or enjoy their company in the intimacy of their home. They run away from people with a hectic social life.
Sometimes they prove to be too dependent or possessive and, even unwittingly, can be somewhat smothering, to the point of destroying the relationship. Failed romances affect them greatly, and some are incapable of falling in love again.
Cancer in Marriage
Cancers are very homely people, inclined to settle down and start a family. Both men and women take their responsibilities as partners very seriously, and it is rare for them to cheat on each other.
Always willing to offer affection and protection, they value family above all else. If their marriage is in crisis, they will use their great tenacity to try to save it.
Cancers are comfortable in the role of a housewife or househusband, and many prefer to care for children while their spouse works. They are very creative and put a lot of imagination into maintaining their home.
On the other hand, male Cancers like to take care of their spouse and provide them with the stability they need. They are very sensitive, traditionally unlike other men, and they do not hesitate to show it. They want their spouse to feel loved and respected at all times.