How Compatible is Cancer with the Other Zodiac Signs?

Posted on June 27, 2016

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Cancer: June 21 - July 22
Element: Water
Quality: Cardinal
Ruling Planet: Moon

People born under the zodiac sign Cancer have a lot on their shoulders. They′re basically the caregivers of the zodiac, and that comes with a lot of pressure (and even more responsibility).

When the Sun moves through July, it really is your time to shine. Time to come out of your shell and be done with your crabby self. Stand up and be counted, because you′re one of the most considerate and caring signs that there is. You′re also one of the most vulnerable — and that can make relationships hard for you. Let′s take a closer look at Cancer′s compatibility with other signs, so that you can have the upper hand when it comes to looking for love.

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Accept Your Strengths (and Weaknesses)

In order for you to be happy in love, first understand and at least accept yourself — even if you′re unhappy with some of your traits. That′s okay. We′re all a work in progress, and if you know what you want to change, then you can work on improvements. Don′t be too hard on yourself, though. No one wants to be with a martyr!

As a Cancer, you may be empathetic or open to hurt feelings more than other signs — but that′s what your hard outer shell is for. To find a healthy, happy and romantic relationship, you have to learn to open yourself up to love. That may also mean you′re opening up yourself to rejection or loss, but know that you′re strong enough to cope with any upheavals that seeking a life partner might bring.

Keep Your Moods in Check

Being a water sign, you tend to take the shape into whatever situation you′re poured. Don′t be too malleable. Don′t let others take advantage of you. The fact that you′re so moody can make you seem a bit of an enigma to others, so try to find consistency in your life (this will bring you consistency in love) Here′s what you need to know when it comes to Cancer′s compatibility through the signs.

Aries / Cancer Compatibility

People born under the zodiac sign Aries needs to feel independent and have a sense of freedom, so be sure you′re not coming on too strong. If you can meet them halfway, then you can create a home life they′ll appreciate, and they may just teach you a thing or two about adventure.

Taurus / Cancer Compatibility

Cancers and Taureans are both very sensitive, and you both like to spend time at home. Just watch that you don′t get so wrapped up in each other that you forget about the rest of the world. Make a point to attend regular social activities to keep the energy fresh and new between you.

Gemini / Cancer Compatibility

Geminis are social butterflies, yet you usually want to shy away from crowds and gatherings. You can bring some creature comforts to your favorite Gemini. Gemini, in turn, can open doors for you, perhaps take you traveling or introduce you to new ideas and philosophies.

Cancer / Cancer Compatibility

You′ll feel like looking in a mirror when romance blooms with another Cancer. You′ll go out of your way to please each other, but you can also each get quite hurt by the other should you feel you′re not getting enough attention. When you′re in sync, this is great, but don′t give up on it when it gets out of sync. It′s worth the effort, providing you don′t get wrapped up in each other too tightly.

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Leo / Cancer Compatibility

Leo is very proud and needs attention, and while it will be easy for you to give the lion the attention that′s required, it will also be easy for you both to get hurt feelings, thinking you′re not getting enough attention. You′ll have to watch your moods with Leo, but with a bit of work, this can be a very devoted match.

Virgo / Cancer Compatibility

Virgo can be too critical for you, and that′s something — with your sensitivity — that you′re going to have to watch. If you can get past this, then your Virgo partner can provide you with a lot of security and stability. You′ll have to work to unlock Virgo′s passion, but once you do, you′ll find a lot of steamy romance just under that cool outer indifference.

Libra / Cancer Compatibility

You and Libra are very different, even though you both just want love and harmony in your lives. You′re more of a homebody for your Libra lover, though, and that could cause issues. If you want this to work, then you′re going to have to go places and do things even when you′d rather just stay home. You′ll be rewarded with new experiences and new respect from your partner.

Scorpio / Cancer Compatibility

You′re both water signs, so there′s already an underlying good vibe between you. However, Scorpio is so intense, and you′re so very sensitive. You may feel that Scorpio is always criticizing you or judging you, and even though that may be the case, if you can get past this, then you′ve got the foundations for something that can be incredibly rewarding for both of you.

Sagittarius / Cancer Compatibility

Socially, your Sagittarius partner is likely to be your polar opposite. The more you like staying home, the more they want (even need) to go out and about to feel accepted and alive. You like traditions, while Sagittarius is always looking for the next best thing. You may have trouble finding real understanding between you, but if you do, you stand to learn a lot from each other.

Capricorn / Cancer Compatibility

You really are opposites with your Capricorn companion as you′re opposite signs. That opposition can work for you or against you, depending on how you handle it. Capricorn may be too cold and materialistic for you, and you may be too sensitive and emotional for them. However, if you can meet in the middle, Cappy can bring you the security you seek, and you can work together as a team to build a great relationship together.

Aquarius / Cancer Compatibility

This can be a hard one when it comes to understanding each other because you just don′t! You′re more different than chalk and cheese! Aquarius isn′t the sort to dote or give you the attention that you need. In fact, they may find all of that a bit unnecessary. Freedom and originality are the keywords for Aquarius, but you need compassion and connectedness. You′ll have to let Aquarius have a bit of freedom and not get jealous or possessive if you want this one to work.

Pisces / Cancer Compatibility

A Piscean partner may be able to provide you with a perfect match. You can get absorbed in each other, and that kind of connection could even make you think this is a soul mate. However, you′re both water signs, and thus, very dreamy and very changeable. Neither of you deal well with the harsh realities of life, and that can mean that responsibilities get overlooked. Escaping into a fantasy is fun for awhile, but with Pisces, you could struggle to get back to reality.

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Finding the Right Partner

Of course, this look at Cancer′s compatibility through the signs has only scratched the surface. It takes more than your Sun sign to make a good match! That′s where a full chart interpretation and a relationship synastry can really help you to understand not just how appropriate your partner might be for you, but also how to handle them — and your own quirks and traits. Then you can avoid some of the potential problems in your partnership, and remain on the road to real romance!

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Charla Stone

Hi! I’m Charla Stone and I learned astrology and mysticism way back in the 1970s. I've spent the last four decades using the stars, tarot, runes, crystals, totems, and more to bring light and guidance to others. I’m just an old hippie at heart who has traveled the world to learn of its cultures. I’ve been published online and in print—which still rather surprises me, as this isn’t something I do, it’s just who I am! When I’m not writing or doing readings, I’m spending time in my garden or the art studio, or with my beloved dogs. Read More by Charla Stone