Cancer is one of the hardest signs to understand due to having many contradictions. Cancer people tend to be unpredictable, fragile and complex. At times they can be very forceful and dynamic, and at other times they can be very emotionally dependant. This can be seen as the perfect balance of give and take, or it can be seen as very confusing! One thing which makes this challenging for a partner is the Cancer reluctance to share their feelings, which are often highly volatile. Due to this they are often seen as being moody, irritable, temperamental or prickly - often at the times when they most need encouragement and support. Which are the most compatible signs Cancer should surround themselves with in order to gain the most from their relationships? Read on and find out!
The most compatible signs with Cancer are generally considered to be Taurus, Virgo, Scorpio and Pisces. The least compatible signs with Cancer are generally considered to be Aries and Libra.
In reality there is no 100% typical Cancer relationship, as every Cancer (and every partner) is slightly different. A persons Moon, Mars, Venus and other planets positions at the time of birth all influence personality to make each person and relationship unique.
Comparing sun signs can often give a good general idea of compatibility. However, this is just a quick and easy way to compare, and it’s going to have lots of exceptions.
There are many other planets which can have an equal or greater effect on someone’s personality than their sun sign. Makes sense, as ultimately everyone is of course unique. Generalizing too far based just on sun signs can therefore be misleading.
To fully understand someone or how compatible you are with them we need to calculate those other planet placements from their date of birth, and compare them to your own, and then interpret the results.
This unlocks the real power of astrology, and gives much more useful and specific information - everything from how they view you, how to turn them on, how to avoid arguments etc.
Cancer Compatibility Chart
This table shows the average scores for relationships between Cancer and each of the other sun signs. The links in the table will take you to our Cancer compatibility articles, which explore each match in more detail.
|Cancer and Aries||Low||Medium||Low|
|Cancer and Taurus||High||High||High|
|Cancer and Gemini||Low||Low||Medium|
|Cancer and Cancer||High||High||High|
|Cancer and Leo||Medium||Medium||Medium|
|Cancer and Virgo||High||High||High|
|Cancer and Libra||Low||Low||Low|
|Cancer and Scorpio||High||High||High|
|Cancer and Sagittarius||Low||Medium||Low|
|Cancer and Capricorn||Medium||High||Medium|
|Cancer and Aquarius||Low||Low||Low|
|Cancer and Pisces||High||High||High|
Each combination of sun signs with Cancer has different strong and weak areas, and nearly every combination has its own quirks and unique features. Due to this each combination has its own article here, discussing the strong and weak areas of the relationship. Each relationship is often slightly different from each partners perspective, so our articles also look at each partner’s viewpoint separately.