It's not an accident the icon for this sign is a crab that carries its home on its back. Cancers need a home filled with a loving family. If Cancer could carry his home on his back, he'd be the happiest sign in the zodiac. These traits give Cancer unique compatibility with certain signs of the zodiac. Water and earth signs are the best matches for the crab.
Cancer and Water Signs
Cancer's watery nature works especially well with other water signs when it comes to relationships.
Cancer and Cancer
There's an immediate understanding between the two of you. It's almost as though you can read each other's mind because you're so much alike. You'll feel this is a match made in zodiac heaven, and it will be for a while. Whether this is more than the first rush of new love or if it's a lifetime love affair depends on other aspects of your natal charts. Too much of the same thing can breed malcontent in your relationship. You need a few differences to keep things hot and spicy.
Cancer and Scorpio
This has the potential to be one of the best matches between signs. Cancer can be a bit too emotional and even clingy for Scorpio. If Scorpio can recognize the reason behind Cancer's jealousy and neediness is a fear of loss, this can help the crab overcome feelings of insecurity. A little reassurance will go a very long way toward helping Cancer not feel so out of water. Just don't let the crab retreat to the protection of his shell, or Scorpio will have a difficult job getting him to come back out and talk. Scorpio should be mindful of that stinging tongue that can sometimes turn on poor unsuspecting Cancer. If both these signs can get over their hard-shell attitudes, they'll discover a very rewarding and fulfilling relationship.
Cancer and Pisces
The emotions of both of these signs run deep. Not every zodiac sign is up to the task of weathering the crying jags and pouting sessions Cancer is known to give at the drop of a hat. That's not to say that Cancer is fickle. It's not a conscious act because Cancer simply cannot help it. It's just the nature of this water sign.
The fish and the crab are content to float through life together. Both live in their own fantasy worlds and rarely glimpse the harsh realities of the real world. However, they can only escape into their dreamy, watery world for so long. It's doubtful that both signs will swim out of their dream world to take care of the mundane, but one of them must eventually dip into the real world long enough to pay a few bills and figure out the budget. At first, this will seem like the perfect relationship, but unless it's tempered with a few doses of reality-checks, this couple could end up being carried too far off course and caught in a rip tide or worse, tossed onto the beach. Metaphors aside, one partner will need to be better grounded in reality in order for this relationship to flourish into the once-in-a-lifetime love it could be.
Earth and Water: Giving Form
Earth signs work well with water signs to co-create a life together. Earth gives water form and contains the many energies and ideas flowing from water signs. Water signs nourish earth and help grow ideas into profitable business ventures as well as a home and family.
Cancer and Capricorn
Cancer longs for security and stability. People of this sign want a solid financial foundation and a home they can enjoy. Capricorn's ambition excites Cancer who understands the importance of goal setting. Home and business will be closely interconnected. Cap would make a great business partner with Cancer. This pair could build a dynasty and love every moment working together to create it.
Cancer and Taurus
Cancer will expect Taurus to come charging in, but will be pleasantly surprised by the bull's sense of style and taking things slowly - at first. Taurus' sensual nature and deep appreciation for beauty will quickly win over the sensitive Cancer. The Bull's love of the finer things in life fits in with Cancer's appreciation for creating a home. Together, this pair knows what they want, and they can have it all.
Cancer and Virgo
This match moves along at a snail's pace. Virgo doesn't take risks, especially when it comes to love. Virgos want to be sure their Cancer partners are really as good as they seem. Time is the biggest tester of authenticity, and Virgo isn't in any hurry to rush into this relationship and create a situation where there is no way out. First things must come first, and understanding mysterious Cancer is the first priority. The first thing Virgos notice is how much Cancer needs their help in getting life organized and prioritized. Once trust is established, the relationship will move steadily forward and can grow into a profound love of deep appreciation for each other.
Connecting With Fire and Air
Cancer's emotions are always close to the surface. It only takes a very light scratching to find the wellspring of emotions that can scare off most air signs and extinguish passionate fire signs. On the flip-side, just the thought of being blasted with hot air makes Cancer cringe. So, it really helps to know what signs are compatible with Cancer before venturing into a relationship.