Cancer and Sagittarius Compatibility: The Homemaker and the Adventurer

It’s easy enough to tell straight away from the zodiac archetypes of this couple that true Cancer and Sagittarius compatibility in love will be hard to find. The fundamental nature of the Homemaker, Cancer, is at odds with the wanderlust and expansiveness of Sagittarius the Adventurer. This relationship is a constant battle between security and risk, with neither partner being fully able to compromise.

Cancer and Sagittarius compatibility, uneasy though it is, does manifest as a steamy and passionate match – for a short while. This could be a relationship or love affair which burns brightly for a few weeks or a few months, before Sagittarius’ fire boils away Cancer’s emotions, and until Cancer’s water threatens to extinguish Sagittarian enthusiasm for good. That’s the trouble with these two: they will try to change each other.

The Cancer partner is all about home and family life, and forging a stable home will be their top priority in a relationship. The Sagittarius partner really isn’t interested in all that, and would much rather sow his or her wild oats first. Sagittarius would be delighted to have Cancer along for the ride on the adventure, but Cancer won’t want to go – which leaves Sagittarius exploring alone, and Cancer sat at home waiting and wondering and constantly wondering whether the Adventurer will ever return. It’s a constant worry and turmoil for Cancer, and Sagittarius compatibility will not improve as the Homemaker tries to take control and limit Sagittarius’ freedom.

Expect a lot of bickering between this couple. Cancer can be very passive aggressive and manipulative when they’re not getting their own way, which infuriates Sagittarius. The Adventurer can be blunt, tactless and hurtful, but the Sag partner will always be honest and direct. Cancer’s evasive ways will not go down well here. For Cancer and Sagittarius, compatibility doesn’t always extend even as far as enjoying a good argument, because both partners will fight very differently and will quickly become frustrated by the other.

The good news is that there is very little malice in their fights. Sagittarius is fundamentally good-hearted and well-meaning and does not want to hurt Cancer. Cancer is kind, gentle and loving, and does not want to hurt Sagittarius – but they just can’t help it. With (a lot of) patience and mutual understanding, this couple could learn to tolerate one another’s differences, and then possibly Cancer and Sagittarius compatibility might improve. The problem is, however, that the Sagittarius partner isn’t hot on patience and the relationship might never get deep enough for the pair to discover a way through the mess.

When this relationship does work, it can over time become a mutually supportive one. Like all zodiac signs, this pair can learn from one another. Cancer can teach Sagittarius the value of deep emotions and can add a sensible note of caution to some of the Adventurer’s wilder flights of fancy. Sagittarius, meanwhile, can teach Cancer to take a risk or two, to lighten up and to let go of constant worries and niggles. If they get the balance right, this couple can sometimes bring about a truce between Sagittarius and Cancer; compatibility can grow in the space they give one another. This is likely to be one of those partnerships which grows stronger when the couple are apart, even though Cancer in particular will hate being separated in this way.

More often than not, however, the Homemaker and the Adventurer are destined to go their separate ways. They will do so with good will and may well remain good friends after the relationship ends. It’s better that way than for either partner to live a life of anguish and angst – sadly, when Cancer and Sagittarius compatibility doesn’t work out, it can be quite damaging for both partners if they stay together in a dying relationship. Cancer will end up suffocating Sagittarius’ optimism and exuberance, and Sagittarius will end up driving Cancer to the edge of a nervous breakdown. Without a great deal of work and a huge amount of compromise on both sides, the signs for Sagittarius and Cancer compatibility are not all that hopeful.

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  1. But I love this men we got a 3y old together yes he is 53y old and IM 31y old I belive that any relationship could work.

  2. I believe regardless to zodiac compatibility, Sagittarius and cancer can get along quite well. I know a male Sagittarius and he’s almost nothing like what this describes him as. I am a cancer and i never try to hold him back from enjoying life. We been together for 10 years and its been great!

  3. I’ve been with my husband for 4 years. He is a Sag and I’m a Cancer, plus it’s important to know that it’s a whole zodiac natal chart to consider, if that is your thing.

  4. My situation has been exactly like this! I’m a female sag, he’s cancer. I am a business owner and a writer, publishing my second book… he is so emotionally inclined, we CLASH, just like this scope is saying. I love him dearly, he loves me but we have separated and I’m aching inside. I miss him and I want him back!!

  5. I wish could say the same but No the words are true .Hes a Cancer and Im a Sag .It took a bad situation to separate us and I had to move out of state .Next thing I found out a month later I was pregnant and more bad things kept happening.It took a bad car accident to happen to him and have him in a coma for a month .That whole month not talking to him n arguing I became a different person Here it is almost time for me to have the baby and be away from him.I know I love him but its better for us to be 4 states away for me to love n care for him.It took him this long to love me and really care and have real feelings towards me.To me its better to be separate bc we dont compromise.I prefer us to be good friends instead of a couple.I just see more good from us this way.

  6. I’m a sag and he a cancer, to me it’s what you make of it.. It can work if u compromise, I’m the goofy, know how to motivate and cheer him up its like we both are help me’s to each other, have a lot in common, I have what he needs in life, and he the other half I need in life it’s..a complete set, not saying its not going to be a bumpy ride, but it will be a journey and it’s more than worth a thousand smiles.

  7. I have found a very nice man and his cancer. we straight away started talking and it didnt take us long to click. i think his very understanding and honest. i love family life more then travelling and im sag. love is fantastic and we both miss each other. i think ill do anything he likes as long as he loves and takes care of me.

  8. As a cancer I don’t do to well with the sags in my life. They seem like they are mostly happy with themselves which would be delightful company but they complain A LOT about other people and that brings me down. The ones I know just seem pretty self absorbed, don’t listen well, and come off as know it alls.

  9. I’m SAG with rising sign in Pisces. I’ve met my big love, he’s Cancer and it’s me the one who wants to stay at home.. He’s the most caring person I’ve ever met and I would not leave him for anything in this world!

  10. Im a Sagittarius and my boyfriend is a cancer. I love th e way he seems to put out my fire how he eases my mind and the amount of love he shows me sure we have disagreements but we are strong enough to push passed that and our love shine above everything

  11. This explains my first and last relationship in a timeline of events. I’m a cancer and hes a Sagittarius. I fell hard for him and his odd but free personality attracted me dangerously. After 9months we separated because he didn’t want to commit and he cheated on me several times. We remained on and off friends for a while. And I say on and off because when we were off its because we always hurt and upset each other. After a while of being friends there was a realization of passionate chemistry that everyone could see, but eventually he deteriorated what was left of my feelings and the relationship between us and now I’m ignoring his existence for good due to the fact he cant and wont leave me alone and I have no more respect for him.

  12. I am good friends with a sagittarius (im a cancer), and we get along just fine and we also have a lot in common, maybe i got influenced with the positive attitude from her.

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