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Cancer love compatibility: Which signs are a Cancer’s best (and worst) match?

There are more Cancer compatible signs than you may think!

 

Beck Diaz

 

Marisa Losciale

IRL

Published May 27, 2021   Updated May 27, 2021, 1:05 pm CDT

Despite all of the hate they get online, Cancer compatibility is possible. I know, I know, some may call it slander but people do love Cancers. So if you’re one of the types to gush over this zodiac, it wouldn’t hurt you to know what signs are compatible with Cancer. (And what signs are not).

Just as a fun disclaimer, all of these predictions are just my opinion based on sun sign astrology. For a detailed look at Cancer expressed through the zodiac, keep an eye out for our upcoming guide to all things Cancer!

Cancer compatible signs: Who’s a Cancer’s best match?

The valiant and tenacious crab is the fourth sign in the Zodiac. You might consider yourself a Cancer if you ugly cry during the Superbowl commercials or if you were born between June 21st to July 22nd. Cancers are the first water sign to greet the zodiac. They carry many of the distinguishing traits of their fellow water signs. Seemingly hard to get to know at times (thanks to their always questioning mind). And oftentimes labeled as overly emotional and sensitive. However, if you manage to crack their hard outer shell, you’ll find a loyal partner that values family and will carry you through it all if they deem you worthy enough. 

While Cancers might be a challenge to crack for some, those who succeed will win over a reliable and intelligent partner. Fellow water signs Scorpio and Pisces lead with their hearts and find a kindred spirit in Cancer, and earth signs Virgo and Taurus help Cancer stay on track.

Taurus and Cancer

If there was ever a match made in heaven, it would be Taurus and Cancer. Rarely is it that you find two signs so compatible. But what works here is the fact that Taurus and Cancer have the same core values. Both signs also share a sensitive and warm emotional disposition. All they want to do is breed love and tenderness! Their similarities help them understand each other deeply. If it’s not clear already, no one loves like these two. When it comes to communication, these signs will have no problem reaching a mutual understanding. Even in silence, their thoughts are understood.

Despite all of their shared sensibilities, this may be what makes or breaks them. Taurus’s stubbornness and Cancer’s moodiness can be quite an explosive combination. If the going gets rough, it’ll be a hard uphill battle with these two. And it’s at no fault but their own. Taurus may stick their head in the sand when it comes time to put their foot down. This harsh tone is something that Cancer may take personally. And just like that, this love story could be lost in the wind. Still, these partners are more likely to talk it out and come together before letting a grain of sand stop their gears.


Virgo and Cancer

This combination proves that sometimes opposites really do attract. Rational and analytical Virgo actually unwinds with the emotional and understanding Cancer. But it might all hinge on their shared sexual chemistry. Cancer will break out the freaky side of Virgo in the bedroom. We’re talking about a type of intimacy that goes far past sex and enters vulnerability and emotional depth. If Virgo is able to let their guard down, Cancer’s patience and understanding will coax them out of their mental cage. Cancer’s sensitivity and level-headedness will outrun Virgo’s tendency to doubt. Virgo will actually take this as a sign of consistency and want to settle down. 

What could tear these two apart, however, are their issues with trust and commitment. Neither sign is the poster child of fearlessness. This unfortunately can bleed into the relationship. Either in the form of avoidance or anxious cynicism. The only way through this is out. So until both signs are willing to dive head first into their fears, the relationship could become so stagnant it doesn’t go anywhere.


Scorpio and Cancer

This one is a match of extremes. Not for the fainthearted, a Cancer-Scorpio pair will bring the highest of highs. And if they are not careful, it’ll also find the lowest of lows. Depending on Cancer’s level of patience and endurance these two have the potential to see eye-to-eye on a lot of matters. Love, sex, trust, communication, and intellect are this couple’s strengths. Scorpios are known for their impressive ability to repress emotions. But their Cancer partner may just be the magic truth potion that has them spilling it all.

However, their heavility contrasted traits may be the downfall of their devotion. Cancers relish each and every emotion, often throwing themselves into them headfirst, and value consistency and stability. Where this relationship will be determined as on the battlefield of emotions. If Scorpio can learn to use their words, the relationship should fair well. But it’s also up to Cancer to learn patience and embrace change for this connection to last.


Pisces and Cancer

A Cancer-Pisces match-up although compatible could still be rocky. It usually hinges on one thing: emotional vulnerability. These two water signs can understand each other easily. They often feel an unmistakable pull of “love at first sight.” And that’s because these two signs feel emotions intensely. Allowing each other room to breathe is unimaginable. With attentiveness as a necessity on both sides, all these eyes see are each other.

What these signs need to be wary of is letting fear cloud their judgment. Cancer values stability and honesty in their relationships and Pisces can give them that. That is as long as they are on the same page. If Pisces feels like the romantic connection between them is stronger on Cancer’s side, they may get bored. Pisces’ boredom could easily turn into secrecy and infidelity. You know what they say, idle hands are the Devil’s workshop! However, if there is balance and understanding between these two signs, Cancer’s uncanny ability to understand a vulnerable Pisces will solidify their bond like no other. 


Cancer love compatibility continued: What signs are not a match for Cancer?

Aries and Cancer

While these two are both relatively emotional signs in their own respect, when Aries and Cancer come together they’ll stay in their feels. Although being emotionally in tune with oneself is a trait necessary to any relationship’s success, a Cancer/Aries couple won’t be able to make any decisions not based on pure emotion. Rationality may be thrown out the window and these two have the potential to do nothing more than feed each others’ impulsive tendencies. Both signs have a bad habit of being short-sighted, so when an argument arises it’s unlikely that these two will be able to talk it out effectively.

Aside from the emotional clashing, the sexual tension between the signs may be found on two different planes. Cancer prefers a slow build, while Aries can bust out naked at a moment’s notice. I know they say opposites attract, but it is possible to be too different and I believe might be the case for these two.


Gemini and Cancer

Uh-oh, here comes trouble. Don’t get me wrong, it’s not that these signs are particularly mischievous. But when they’re together? Well, they just make problems for each other. It all boils down to their distinct perspective of intimacy, emotions, and communication style.

The patient and loyal Cancer will wait for its Gemini partner, regardless of who tries to step in their line of sight. While this may sound like a dream to others, the never wavering Cancer can seem a bit stagnant and suffocating to their Gemini partner. Without the right amount of passion and commitment, these signs can develop a huge problem connecting not just sexually, but emotionally as well. It’s not that this pairing can’t communicate, it’s that their ways of communicating are on opposite ends of the spectrum. Cancer might want to spill their heart out every chance they get, but the Gemini will most likely see that as too much for them to handle.

It’s also important to remember that these signs value completely different things. And what’s important to one might not even register on the radar of the other. The only hope for this pairing is striking a delicate but important balance between listening, understanding, and engaging one another. 


Leo and Cancer

“Yikes” might be a great way to preface this pair. These two signs are different in so many ways that it makes striking a balance seem like a complicated math problem. The issues this couple will have to overcome just to be compatible are too many. Differences in communication, social life, personal values, and trust may defeat any chance of this relationship blossoming.

That said, there are things that can be done to right the ship when it starts to tip. For Cancer, understanding the fast-paced Leo might just come from respecting who they are at their core. You have to be willing to break out of your comfort zone, Cancer! For Leo, understanding that Cancer does not feel the same pull towards them that many others of the Zodiac do can take this a long way. They still love you even if they refuse to appease your attention-grabbing behaviors. These problems might not reveal themselves at the start, but as time passes, they’ll bubble to the surface. And working through these issues may prove to be too much for either party to handle. 


Aquarius and Cancer

This couple isn’t even the slightest bit compatible and that’s because they lack even a semblance of chemistry. Sexual intimacy within their relationship can prove to be quite stressful, as both of these signs value sexual intimacy differently. While cancer is fully satisfied by sharing emotions during sex, Aquarius needs a little more action. Cancer is highly sensitive though and might not be able to understand their partner’s iconoclastic needs. If left unresolved, it could result in a severe gap in intimacy.

A similar situation arises from these signs valuing different things. They come from different backgrounds and look to achieve different things in life. But since their own are so distant from each other’s desires, it can read as a red flag. It may sound insular, but when there’s no understanding there’s no respect, either.

These two will also struggle with trust. Confidence is normally second nature to Cancer, but with an aggressive partner like Aquarius, the Cancer counterpart can be scared into doubt. The only way this pairing will survive is if both signs succumb to each other’s differences. For the Aquarius, taking part in some of Cancer’s favorite at-home activities could help their partners’ views on trust. For Cancer, taking part in some of Aquarius’s favorite outdoor or social activities could go a long way. Overall, they will both need to delve a little deeper into each other’s worlds to make the sparks last.


Where to get a Cancer compatibility reading

For more information on these planets and luminaries relating to your romance or relationship, or if you just want to find your or your partner’s chart, these sites can help! Here are the best places for a Cancer compatibility reading.

1) Kasamba

screenshot of kasamba's homepage

If you’re looking for deeper insight into your relationship or love life from a reputable astrologer, Kasamba has got you covered. Since 1999, Kasamba’s psychics have guided over three million people down their paths via psychic readings, tarot readings, astrology readings, and more. With over 80 resident psychic profiles complete with ratings, reviews, photos, and respective rates, finding your perfect psychic match has never been easier. This is a great place to start for a basic Cancer compatibility reading.

It’s important to note that the psychics on Kasamba all charge per minute, and while some rates can be as high as $30 per minute, many go as low as $5 per minute. However, when starting a session with a new advisor, Kasamba awards its members with three free chat minutes to ensure that they find the right match. 

Kasamba
$3+/min
(regularly $5.99)


2) Keen

What I love about Keen is its clean and concise platform. This setup allows for easy navigation when searching for your perfect reader. The site’s services range from basic readings to predictions focused on your love life and relationships. There is even a section for handpicked specialists focusing on more niche readings. As long as you have a price range and availability in mind, matching with a reader is a breeze thanks to all the built-in filtering options. Users can even view top-rated and trending advisors with the click of a button. So if you’re new to this and don’t trust yourself to find a reliable reader, let Keen do it for you.

For those looking for straightforward and insightful material, Keen’s articles and blog posts cover almost all astrology-related topics. The blog features an advisory council that can be every bit as rewarding as chatting to an advisor in real-time. With Keen’s network of over 1,000 trusted advisors, you’ll be sure to find the answers you’re looking for. 

$1.99+/minute
New members get 3 minutes free!


3) Psychic Source

To help you get to your personalized Cancer compatibility reading sooner, PsychicSource.com offers a “Find a Psychic” tool. This feature matches you to a trusted psychic based on your answers to a short quiz.  The readings provided by PsychicSource.com will also benefit communities in need of support. A portion of the proceeds from each reading supports the site’s Kindness Initiative. The Kindness Initiative donates to a variety of nonprofits, all of which benefit different movements. Some of the charities that PsychicSource supported in the past include the National Center for Housing and Child Welfare, Futures Without Violence, and Paws With a Cause.

As of right now, PsychicSource.com is offering new users a low rate of $1/minute (plus three free minutes) for their first session.

1/min (Regularly $5.99+/min)

4) MyLifeCreated

screenshot of mylifecreated's creator, mecca woods', biography.

Mecca Woods decided to open her Astro coaching practice after having applied the same practices to better her own life. Woods trained at the Rebecca Gordon Astrology Mentorship Program and has dedicated herself to teaching others how to better tap into their own natural-born gifts. Her work is featured in publications like Bustle, Girlboss, Refinery 29, and more. And her horoscopes are sure to be insightful and easy to understand. If you want a personal reading from her, you will need to get a head start on the calendar and book in advance. So run over to MyLifeCreated and hop on the waitlist to secure a spot for next year! While you’re there, browse through the monthly horoscopes available through her site.

Natal chart reading (90 mins)$145
Synastry reading (90 mins)$200
Solar return reading (60 mins)$100
Kids’ reading (45 mins)$85
Birthday chart reading gift certificate$100
Natal chart reading gift certificate $145

5) Charm Astro & Tarot

Interested in more than just the mainstream types of astrology reports? Charm Torres is the reader you need. She has been working as a professional astrologer since 2018 and has all the certifications to prove it. But her experience with astrology spans more than just these last two years. She started a formal mentorship in 2016 and completed multiple levels of curriculum including the foundations of humanistic and psychological astrology, modern predictive and relationship techniques. Before her journey into professional astrology services, Charm was actually a registered nurse in Ontario. Clearly, she has a passion for helping others! Charm offers more than just birth charts and astrology-specific readings, too. In addition to these zodiac-related readings, she offers tarot readings on a sliding scale.

Tarot readings (30-60 mins)Sliding scale
Birth chart reading $77
Birth chart + year ahead reading$127
Year ahead astrology reading$77
Month ahead$27
Locational astrology readingSliding scale
Saturn return reading$39

6) Patrick Watson

Patrick Watson stands in front of an astrology chart

Patrick Watson is a professional astrologer based in Arizona but he’s originally from the UK. He’s been practicing astrology since he was 15 years old and his talents speak for themselves. Watson has worked alongside renowned astrologers like Chris Brennan. In the spring of 2012, Watson and Brennan publicly issued an accurate prediction that Barack Obama would win the 2012 US presidential elections. Most recently, he accurately predicted the day of President Trump’s concession. By day, he is a music teacher, by night he is an astrologer, blogger, researcher, and astrology tutor!

Currently, Watson doesn’t offer relationship-specific questions in terms of Taurus compatibility, but he does Horary consultations. Horary readings are focused on finding the answer to one very specific question you have. While it’s much different from a full-blown relationship reading, there can be some overlap if you’re focusing on a specific scenario. (I.E. “Will I get married this year?” or “Is my partner the right one for me?”.

Rectification consultation (60 mins)$175
Electional consultation $125
Horary consultation $50
General consultation (60 mins) $99*
*Normally $150, but Watson is offering a discount for the duration of the pandemic

7) Oracular Jake

With a background in social work and psychology, Jake makes sure to handle sensitive topics delicately and with compassion. As a gay white man who attended an HBCU to study social work, Jake feels well-informed and comfortable enough to discuss topics relating to race and racism. And in an effort to dismantle gender roles and heteronormativity, he has removed gendered language from his astrology practice. You just can’t say that about anyone! Jake offers multiple types of readings from natal charts to horary questions and everything in between. His prices are pretty affordable too. So regardless of your price range, Jake wants you to have access to professional-level guidance. His services begin at $30 and continue into the $100 range.

Like Watson, Jake doesn’t offer relationship-specific questions. But he also offers Horary consultations and Electional readings. Electional readings (also known as even astrology) focuses on finding the most ideal time to start something. So again, while this is wildly different from your traditional Aries compatibility reading, it may work for you. That is if you’re asking the right questions! (I.E. “Is this the right time to take my relationship to the next step?” or “Is now the right time to start dating?”).

30 minute natal chart reading$50
60 minute natal chart reading$100

8) StarsMoonAndSun

StarsMoonandSun is a great site to find fun yet educational information on the zodiac and corresponding horoscopes, including Cancer love compatibility. Here you can delve further into the science of astrology, with articles covering natal charts, cusps, eclipses, and retrogrades. Plus, if you need a little break from the deeper sciences about the governance of the stars, StarsMoonandSun has some star-studded entertainment for you. Freely enjoy piping hot tea about your favorite celebs horoscope and charts. 

30 minute reading$55.55
15 minute reading$33.33

9) Astro.com

Astro.com is personally my favorite online astrology chart reading site. In using the AstroClick Portrait, clients can receive a free basic reading. Free services include a birth chart map and brief descriptions of what each placement means. The site also offers in-depth love and life readings as well as a breakdown of all the current transits. That’s in addition to the 12+ free forecasts. In addition to all of that good stuff, the site even hosts a wiki and community forum. This is great for those looking to teach themselves more about the practice, connect with a local astrologer, or learn how to read a birth chart.

Most of the services are free. But if you want to unlock all the site has to offer, you’ll have to pay for it.

Prices vary by reading

10) AstroLabe

astrolabe birth chart gives insight into a cancer's love compatibility

If you’re a DIY type who is just beginning to dip your toes into the meanings of the planets, stars, and asteroids, AstroLabe is a perfect starting point. And you’ll be happy to know that the watered-down version of that chart is available to use for free. However, if you want a professional-grade, full astrology reading that really gets into all the nitty-gritty details of your Taurus compatibility and alignment, it’ll cost you only $25.

Like other online astrology reading sites, AstroLabe hosts a library of literature as well as a list of recommendations for further study. This site’s predictions are trustworthy and easy to digest, which is great for beginners. More advanced astrology students may find it falls below their abilities, though.

Full birth chart report$25

11) AstrologyZone

astrology zone love compatibility calculator

Home to the world-famous author and astrologer Susan Miller, AstrologyZone is a favorite for more than 17 million readers. Here you’ll find personalized and accurate horoscopes, including in-depth Cancer compatibility readings. Her predictions are so precise that she has earned accreditation by the International Society for Astrological Research. Don’t just take our word for it, though. Miller’s work can be found in countless publications and influential circles that praise her faultlessness.

As AstrologyZone celebrates its twenty-fourth anniversary, its fan base has only grown. Each year, it serves 200 million page views to over 11 million readers, and for those readers, Miller personally writes between 30,000 to 48,000 words per month. If you’re looking for scarily prophetic daily and monthly horoscopes, joining AstrologyZone should be a no-brainer. While monthly horoscopes are free to view on the site, those in search of more constant and thorough insight should look into subscribing to one of the many plans available. 

That said, if you want to keep it brief, sweet, and low-cost, AstrologyZone is prepared to tell you if your current love interest is one of the Cancer compatible signs. All you need to do is head on over to the site’s Love Calculator and input the sun signs in question. In a few minutes, you’ll have a basic report of Miller’s predictions for the longevity of you and your crush!

1 month subscription$4.99
3 month subscription$12.99
1 year subscription$49.99

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*First Published: May 27, 2021, 12:44 pm CDT