Cancer Compatibility

Cancer compatibility

Find out who are the best and worst matches for Cancers.

Cancer is best matched with fellow water signs, as well as earth signs that often share their natural sensibilities. Read more in “Cancer compatibility”!

Best Matches


Taurus ♉

Taurus and Cancer are alike in that they share a common need for security and a sense of permanence when it comes to all significant aspects of their lives. Their differences are actually beneficial, each one’s individual strengths making up for the other’s weaknesses. Both signs are sensitive and attentive to their loved ones, making for an astrology love match that is likely to stand the test of time quite well.

Scorpio ♏

Scorpio can be a prickly love match for many zodiac natives, but this is not the case with Cancer. Cancer’s natural possessive tendencies help Scorpio feel secure and wanted in the relationship while Scorpio’s passion helps encourage shy, introverted Cancers to come out of their shell more often. Each one’s innate personality makes the other feel safe and loved, making this a very harmonious love match.

Virgo ♍

One of the best things about a Virgo-Cancer pairing is the immense capacity for caring that is there. Both Virgo and Cancer are signs that delight in looking after their loved ones, and their union will be a loving one indeed. They are also great at communicating with each other, even though Virgo always speaks from a practical standpoint, while Cancer is more emotive.

Worst Matches

Aquarius ♒

Aquarian natives love fun and variety, which tends to clash with Cancer’s need for peace, security, and sanctuary. Cancer’s traditional, conservative approach toward life doesn’t mix with Aquarius’s unconventional, often cavalier attitude. Aquarians are also typically much too emotionally detached to meet Cancer’s vital needs, while Cancer’s moodiness annoys and aggravates Aquarius.

Libra ♎

Although this pairing does have the capacity for success, it is unlikely, due to the wildly different ways these two individuals function. Cancer is all emotion and feeling, while Libra approaches life on more intellectual terms, causing the two of them to speak completely different languages. Libra’s social ways can clash with Cancer’s more introverted tendencies while Cancer’s moodiness can prove harrowing for Libras who prefer to avoid drama whenever possible.

Gemini ♊

Although Cancer and Gemini can connect well on an emotional level, these two are ultimately far too different to really make for a successful partnership. Cancer is introverted and near hermit-like a lot of the time, while Gemini is insatiably social, preferring to be around other people more often than not. Cancers also prefer security and peace, while Gemini is all about variety and unpredictability. Sooner or later, the Gemini could well become restless and begin looking for greener pastures.

Wild Cards

Cancer ♋

Two Cancers together tend to be very much attracted to each other, and they will have their mutual love of security, peace, and quiet to hold them together. However, they are equally alike when it comes to sensitivity and emotion, which can be a breeding ground for turmoil, hurt, and discord if they do not learn to control their tendency to argue and feel resentful towards one another. They must also learn to forgive and forget, instead of constantly digging up and rehashing past mistakes.

Capricorn ♑

Capricorn’s devotion to its partner, as well as its strong focus on security-building and money-making, can go a long way toward making Cancer feel safe and secure in the relationship. Capricorn is likely to appreciate very much Cancer’s shared ability to manage money and finances, as well as the Cancerian respect for roots and tradition. However, many Capricorns are too emotionally cold to truly meet Cancer’s need for a doting, attentive partner while many Cancers are too moody, putting Capricorn on edge. Success depends on their ability to put themselves in one another’s shoes and branch out a bit to meet each other’s differing needs.