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.