Cancer in Love: Caring but Clingy

Cancer is a deeply romantic and caring sign, with a great deal of emotional power and depth. When you fall in love, you fall deeply and you will surround your lover with the full force of your feelings. Cancer compatibility has a lot to do with emotional security and trust, because you will hold off commitment until you are certain that you’re not going to get your heart broken. You don’t “do” superficial relationships, casual relationships or casual sex – your emotions run much to deep to permit such frivolity!

You are a sensitive, sensual and imaginative lover, with a strong sense of intuition. You know when something’s not right with your partner, and you will move heaven and earth to protect him or her. However, this protection comes at a price, and the price is tolerance for your moodiness, changeability and somewhat touchy nature. High up on your compatibility list will be someone who can shrug off your slightly cruel tongue during the bad times, being able to appreciate the underlying softness which is always at the core of the Cancer heart.

Cancer is considered the mother of the zodiac, or the homemaker if you think of mythological archetypes, and family ties are extremely important to you. Even in the strongest love match for Cancer, compatibility will struggle if the two of you don’t agree on whether or not to have children, or the upbringing of those children. It’s also likely to struggle if your family don’t approve of your partner, since you’ll always find it hard to go against family wishes.

The toughest problem for Cancer compatibility with other signs, however, is your need to smother your partner with love. How can that be a bad thing? Well, it can be suffocating at times. Because you always imagine the worst, you like to keep your lover on a tight rein, and minor niggles can quickly become major issues. You easily get stuck in the past and won’t let go of past hurts, so you find the same old issues coming up again and again in your relationship rows. For this reason, your star sign compatibility depends upon finding a partner whose independence can handle your clinginess. An Astromatcha astrology compatibility report will pinpoint the strengths and weaknesses of your relationship, and can be an ideal tool for working it all out together.

With your tendency to worry and fret, you can be your own worst enemy, Cancer – compatibility issues for you revolve around stability and security. Your fellow water signs are a good bet, because they want the same things as you do. Earth signs are also good at offering you the stability you crave. Fire signs sometimes burn a little too hot for your sensibilities, and as for air signs – signing up to a life of risk, excitement, indecision, emotional aloofness and new ideas is close to your idea of a nightmare!

When relationships go wrong, you as a Cancer retreat into your shell to lick your wounds, and it can take a long time before you feel confident enough to venture back out into the big, wide world. With one bad experience being enough to turn you off the whole romance lark, it’s little wonder that for many, true Cancer compatibility isn’t found until the late twenties at the earliest. The younger you are, the more likely you are to prefer being alone rather than being in an unsatisfactory relationship. It’s important not to cut yourself off from the dating world altogether, though. Don’t despair as you cross names off that compatibility list. You have an inner core of steel, and somewhere out there is someone who will truly love your many special qualities.

When it’s working well, your relationship will be delightfully sentimental, charming, touching and ever so slightly old-fashioned in its values of courtesy, respect and traditional household roles. Cancer women are known to be excellent home-makers (even if working full time outside the house too), but even Cancer men have a touch of the house-husband about them, and will take pride in making the home a castle for the whole family. With so much to offer, Cancer compatibility is certainly a thing worth fighting for, and most star signs will find something to love about the sweet, kind and caring crab.



Cancer Compatibility with Each Star Sign
Cancer & Aries Cancer & Taurus Cancer & Gemini
Cancer & Cancer Cancer & Leo Cancer & Virgo
Cancer & Libra Cancer & Scorpio Cancer & Sagittarius
Cancer & Capricorn Cancer & Aquarius Cancer & Pisces
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  1. cancerean 28/6/1979 (premature) born 12:45 pm

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