Cancer: character traits
Cancer is the fourth sign of the zodiac and is represented by a crab. Cancer is an emotional, intuitive and very sensitive sign. It’s a water sign (as is the case with Pisces and Scorpio), which makes sense considering the emotional depths associated with this sign.
Cancers wear their hearts on their sleeves, but they have a range of emotions on the inside, which can sometimes make them seem overly sentimental or moody. Just like real crabs, Cancers retreat into their « shells » and are most comfortable when they are in their homes, surrounded by loved ones. They have an introverted side, preferring deep, intimate connections with just a few people rather than socializing in large groups, which can easily overwhelm Cancer.
Cancer shows absolute loyalty. Still, it takes a long time to fully earn a Cancer’s trust. Cancerians do whatever it takes to help those they love, even turn their backs on their own beliefs or sense of judgment. Their strong ability to empathize with others is part of what makes the Cancer sign one of the most devoted in the zodiac.
In addition to being loyal, Cancers are extraordinarily protective of their loved ones. They deeply cherish their family and close friends and often go out of their way to protect those around them, no matter the cost.
Intuition is another key characteristic of Cancer. They rely more on their intuition than on their practical or rational sense of judgment; this is due to their intense emotional state and their ability to easily detect emotional changes in others.
Cancers are known for their kind and caring nature. They can be overly sensitive when faced with criticism. Due to the complexity of their emotions, Cancerians can quickly shift from one mood to another. When a Cancer is upset or uncomfortable, they immediately retreat into their shell. Cancers like to succeed and usually try to do so out of kindness and selflessness. But if that doesn’t work, their emotions can take over and make them feel insecure.
High Compatibility with Cancer:
The signs of Taurus, Pisces and Scorpio are the most compatible with that of Cancer.
Cancer and Taurus
Both Cancers and Taurus value loyalty, so they will be committed to each other for the long haul. Although Cancers may be annoyed by Taurus’ stubbornness and Taurus may find Cancer moody, these two partners still form deep bonds because of their honesty, kindness, and loyalty.
Cancer and Pisces
Because they are both water signs, Cancer and Pisces are very in tune with their feelings, as well as the feelings of others. As a couple, they are kind and caring towards each other. Pisces can sometimes feel like Cancers are too vindictive and Cancers feel like Pisces isn’t opening up enough. But, in general, these disagreements are rare.
Cancer and Scorpio
These two water signs are very similar. Cancers and Scorpios are loyal, honest, and tend to feel their emotions very strongly. They are a couple who understand each other well, but in case of conflict, it can escalate before things are settled (which they always do).
Average compatibility with Cancer:
Cancer compatibility is average with a Virgo, Cancer, Sagittarius, and Leo partner. The relationship really depends on the effort that everyone makes to make the couple work.
Cancer and Virgo
These two signs really complement each other. Virgo’s stability can help Cancer be less moody, and Cancers’ tendency to « follow their instincts » can help keep Virgo from overthinking everything they do. Both signs are also known to be loyal and caring.
cancer and cancer
When two Cancers are together, things usually go pretty well. They get along especially well in relationships and as close friends due to their qualities of empathy and generosity. Communication can be difficult at times as Cancers can be moody and easily hurt.
Cancer and Sagittarius
Cancer and Sagittarius go well together…under certain circumstances. Both of these signs are creative, honest, and generous, but Sagittarius can have a serious problem with commitment. This often causes great harm to very loyal Cancers.
Cancer and Leo
Cancer and Leo have an average compatibility. Both are extremely generous with others, but Cancers may find Leos arrogant and selfish.
Weak Compatibility with Cancer:
Extra effort is needed when Cancers pair up with one of the signs below. This does not mean that these partners can ever get along; they only need to recognize and overcome their differences to achieve a high level of compatibility.
Cancer and Capricorn
It’s possible that a Cancer/Capricorn couple is an example of opposites attracting, but, in most cases, these two signs don’t get along very well. Their similarities (pessimism and emotional distance) tend to bring out the worst in them. Capricorn may be annoyed with Capricorn’s mood swings, while Cancer may find Capricorn to be an annoying workaholic. However, neither is afraid of hard work, so if they really want to make this relationship happen, it’s definitely possible if both partners put in the effort.
Cancer and Gemini
Cancer and Gemini can have a lot of fun together because they enjoy being with others. However, while Cancers are very committed to the people they care about, Geminis are notorious for their unreliability. This can create conflicts between them.
Cancer and Libra
Cancer and Libra care deeply about others, something they’ll need to remember when they inevitably disagree. Cancers are often tempestuous, and they can be vindictive when trying to get their way. This stands in stark contrast to Libra’s desire for fairness and calm.
Cancer and Aquarius
It’s hard for these two to get along. Aquarius is independent and highly analytical, while Cancer can become very emotionally attached and rely more on their intuition. Both partners care about fairness and equality, but it’s hard for them to see eye to eye because they pursue these values in different ways.
Cancer and Aries
Cancers can be deeply offended by Aries’ tendency to jump from one thing to another and see it as a sign of disloyalty. But Aries is just trying to have fun. Additionally, these two signs can be very emotional, which can create some real explosive fights.
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