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Zodiac Sign Cancer Love Match
The Crab in Relationships
In love and other relationships, Cancer is most caring and protective. Like a nursery. Some people love that, and some don't. The ones who do will want it to go on forever. That's also Cancer's intention.
Who Wants Cancer's Devotion?Compatibility with other Star Signs depends on much more than similarities. Cancer, the benevolent of the Zodiac, belongs to the element water, which is that of emotions. So do Scorpio and Pisces, but that doesn't necessarily mean Cancer is particularly compatible with them - they need to feel mutual attraction, which is something elusive at times.
Nor for that matter is Cancer always incompatible with, say, the fire signs Aries, Leo, and Sagittarius, although they are quite different. Actually, differences are important in a relationship. If there are few of them, both will be bored with one another.
That's the most evident when the astrological qualities - cardinal, fixed, and mutable - are compared. Each Zodiac sign has one of those qualities. Cancer in cardinal, which means leading, even rather bossy or controlling. Cancer is sure to know what's best and will insist on it. That doesn't blend well with other cardinal signs in a relationship. They are Aries, Libra, and Capricorn. None of them is that compatible with Cancer, since there will be a rivalry of leadership. Two strong wills often collide.
Cancer is much more compatible with the mutable signs, which are the followers of the Zodiac. They are Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius, and Pisces. Such a relationship, with one leader and one follower, is at least mostly smooth. But of course, there can be other issues. Sagittarius, for example, is not that fond of being protected if it means limited freedom.
With the fixed signs, uneager or slow to change, things can get complicated with Cancer if the two don't agree on most things from the start. If they do, it's a match made in heaven. If not, the two may sooner or later find that they are incompatible. The fixed signs are Taurus, Leo, Scorpio, and Aquarius.
But nothing is written in stone. A relationship is complex. There is no guarantee as to what will work and what will not, especially at length. All the personality traits of each Zodiac sign have to be considered when examining their compatibility in astrology.
Cancer Compatibility in GeneralGenerally speaking, Cancer is the motherly protector, also in a relationship. Cancer needs to feel like the one who protects and deepens the love, whether that is true or not. Usually it is.
A relationship with Cancer is like going back to the protected life of childhood. Some people like it, some not. Cancer insists on it, whatever the partner has to say about it. But it's sweet and comforting, so many have no objection.
The feelings are warm and Cancer can be trusted not to hurt them in any way - as long as the partner accepts who decides what's best for them and what's not.
Read more about Cancer's compatibility with other Zodiac signs here:
Cancer Compatibility Sign by SignThe love match of Cancer with each of all the twelve Zodiac signs. Also, how compatible their fathers are.
Sun Sign Compatibility and GenderWhen looking at how compatible Zodiac signs are in relationships, it makes no difference what gender they are. Their Zodiac sign traits and how they match are the same, whether they are male or female.
Compatibility of the Zodiac Signs
Here are links to all the Zodiac signs and their compatibility in love and other relationships with the twelve signs of the Zodiac.