“The zodiac quality of Cancer is Cardinal, and Cancer is devoted, protective, wise, diligent, dependable, and compassionate,” says Emily Newman, psychic reader, spiritual healer, counselor, and astrologer at The Best of Psychic Reader.
However, Cancer has a dark side, which you don’t want to face. “Cancer can also be extremely sensitive, irritable and vindictive,” says Newman. They are hard to argue with and their sensitivity and grudge-holding attitude can be cumbersome for the health and maintenance of relationships long-term.
Plus, Cancer often becomes passive aggressive when hurt, which can make it hard to communicate efficiently and quickly with others who may not realize that they’re upset, too.
Signs compatible with Cancer will tend to be more compassionate, patient and understanding, and they’ll need to have more tolerance for petty disputes and more acknowledgment of Cancer’s extremities in sensitivity and feelings.
Who Is Cancer Most Compatible With?
1. Cancer with Taurus
Taurus is a water sign, so, like Cancer, they place significance on relationships and at the same level—which is a plus. “They both have the same traits: loyal, loving, wise, emotional, and homely,” says Newman, which they’ll show for each other when in a mutually loving and harmonious partnership. (Which comes a bit more naturally for both when paired together!)
According to Newman, Cancer is an ambivert, and Taurus is an introvert, and together, they find it easier to root for each other's successes as a team. There’s one red flag to watch out for, though. “Taurus' possessive tendency, on the other hand, can be a concern for Cancer; otherwise, both have great chemistry,” says Newman. Good communication and trust can counteract this.
2. Cancer with Pisces
Pisces, like Caner, is a water sign, and together they can have excellent communication and work as a natural match. “Pisces needs a partner who is grounded, protective, and spiritual, and Pisces and Cancer are both sensitive and are better understood when they are working together,” explains Newman.
Cancer can be a bit too heated and argumentative for Pisces, perhaps, but it’s manageable with the right energy and outlook. “While Pisces is calm, peaceful, easygoing, and adaptable, Cancer is temperamental, emotional, and overly concerned; however, they balance and complement each other's characteristics and have a strong bond,” says Newman.
3. Cancer with Scorpio
Scorpio and Cancer are two water signs share many similar characteristics, where they’re both loyal, truthful and emotionally aware and powerful, overall. “They are innately sensitive and both help each other to nurture,” says Newman.
However, Scorpio can have a big mouth and needs to work on being silent and staying away from the drama for a smooth partnership with Cancer. “Scorpio enjoys gossip, and Cancer dislikes it, which might lead to friction, although it is seldom a major issue,” says Newman.
Lastly, both are guarded and don’t open up and trust too easily, so they’ll need to let each other in first in order to love. “Scorpio must first earn a place in Cancer's heart, which might be challenging because Cancer does not trust easily,” says Newman. (And visa versa.) “However, once a bong is established, it lasts longer,” she explains.
Who Is Cancer Least Compatible With?
1. Cancer with Aquarius
Aquarius is an air sign and appreciates freedom and socializing, whereas Cancer is more of a homebody. “Cancer prefers to spend time with a spouse over other individuals, and Cancer is more overly emotional, whereas Aquarius is more analytical in decision-making,” says Newman.
So, there’s a difference in the signs’ natural way of thinking and feeling, where emotions are felt and choices are made in mismatched ways. This can make communication and relationships harder. Aquarius might be impatient and unable to grasp and understand Cancer's feelings, as well as handle them.
Cancer might be too needy and attached for Aquarius’ liking and be more argumentative when upset, without the ability to resolve matters faster. “Both tend to believe that their partners do not understand their emotions and do not give them adequate space to express them, which aggravates the relationship,” says Newman.
2. Cancer with Aries
Aries is a fire sign, and they often have strong physical chemistry, but fail to connect emotionally and mentally in order for Aries to be one of the signs compatible with Cancer long-term.
“Aries do not prefer too much emotional behavior, like that of Cancer, and when both partners are faced with a challenge, Aries likes to battle and win, whilst Cancer prefers to hide,” says Newman.
What’s more, both have opposing views on life, which can make goal-setting and planning for the future difficult and unrealistic. “Cancer does not like Aries' daring and overly rational behavior, and as a result, they are not an ideal fit,” says Newman.
3. Cancer with Gemini
Gemini is an air sign and is one of the most social signs of the zodiac and craves more lightheartedness and less emotional intensity. “Geminis are chatty, intelligent, charismatic, and daring, and Cancer is stable and prefers to stay at home,” says Newman. So, their differing preference in lifestyle and how to spend time, such as on weekends, can cause them to struggle.
“Gemini can appreciate Cancer's honesty and reliability, but it cannot accept excessively sensitive behavior,” says Newman. “On the other hand, Gemini is temperamental and has a split personality, which confuses Cancer,” says Newman. Cancer may feel that Gemini ignores their feelings, whereas Gemini might find Cancer to be too boring and uninteresting as a partner.
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