Cancer shows caring through sentimental gestures, food, togetherness and well-intended nagging.
At the very core of their existence is a desire for something more out of life. Because Scorpio, a fixed water sign, carries a heart that can't help but overflow with passion, they're basically dripping with carnal romance wherever they go. Stellar guidance. Just because you have won their trust, doesn't mean they'll stick around. The Crab has a drama to play out, as part of its growing to emotional maturity, and you may simply be playing a supporting role. That is why fellow Water signs are good matches, because they just get it.
Capricorn's expression is through duty—bringing home a steady paycheck, showing up on time, holding it together when everyone else falls apart. Capricorn must learn to honor Cancer's feelings and intuition; the Crab must develop gratitude for Capricorn's loyalty and quiet wisdom. Parenting is where you really shine as a team. Raising children is the ultimate honor for your signs, as well as a creative challenge. You're both loyal to your families, no matter how much they drive you crazy.
This is a quality you respect in each other. At the end of the day, you share enough common values to make a solid, lifelong match. This oddball match is as fascinating and perplexing as a Proenza Schouler pump—and like the highbrow fashion house, few understand its power. Here we have Cancer, sentimental and family-oriented, possessive, anchored by deep roots and tradition.
Mix in Aquarius, the sci-fi nomad, a butterfly escaping the net of convention, laughing with you and at you all at once. How on earth…? This is a coupling that doesn't happen often, and for good reason. Cool Aquarius doesn't need much affection, and Cancer withers without physical touch. The Crab clutches his loved ones in powerful pincers, and scuttles after Aquarius, practically begging for love.
Naturally, free-spirited Aquarius feels smothered and trapped by these demands for intimacy, and constructs little trap doors everywhere—a basketball team, a drama class, a post on city council. Yet, when wounded Cancer withdraws into his shell, Aquarius is suddenly intrigued.
Where did my lifeline go?
What Aquarius takes for granted is Cancer's loyalty, which can resemble a mother's love for her troubled teen. The Crab can see the vulnerable child underneath the surly bravado. Beyond that, you owe each other a karmic debt so profound, you can't even articulate it. Explains one Aquarius, who's been with her Cancer mate for 35 years: "I've learned that sometimes you have to do what the other person likes, even if you don't like it.
You'll certainly grow in spirit and character. Sometimes, your soul needs a challenge more than a smoothly-paved road. You're a pair of softies underneath it all, even if the world sees a hard Crab shell or a tough, scaly Fish. Alone with each other, your compatible Water signs are as tender as can be. You're both compassionate and nurturing, soothing each other with sustenance and sensitivity. There's nothing a stick of butter, cookies made from scratch, or a nice after-dinner cordial by the fire can't solve. Romantic and sensual, you love to pipe classical music through the sound system, light the candelabras and whip up a gourmet feast side-by-side.
Hours of kissing and foreplay will follow. Though your relationship is a refuge, it can also become a fishbowl that limits your growth. You absorb each other's fluctuating moods like a sponge, so get out of the aquarium-for-two. With your refined sensibilities, you're excellent patrons of the arts, so head to museums, gallery openings, concerts, and dance performances. Fling open your doors for dinner parties that toast an artistic friend, an esteemed poet, or a relative's good news. This satisfies your nurturing instincts, and invites new energy into your space. You must both learn when to let go of grudges, since you can be passive-aggressive and play the victim when your feelings are hurt.
Slammed doors, sulking and brooding must stop. Don't excuse bad behavior with psychobabble, either e. Grow up, will you? If you've been cruel, simply say "I'm sorry" and offer a long hug.
The power of touch can heal anything between you, too. Aries is the zodiac's baby its first sign ; Cancer is its matriarch, ruling the fourth house of motherhood, home and family. Is this relationship doomed to be an Oedipal cliche? Not if you temper these traits through steady, conscious self-development. Otherwise, you easily lapse into automatic roles that polarize you into a parent-child or master-and-servant dynamic. Aries can be selfish—not maliciously, but in a crude, clueless style that leaves Cancer resentful and dismayed at the Ram's lack of nuance.
Cancer knows how to play the nurturing giver, but this delicate sign needs room to be vulnerable, too. Aries loves to be coddled, but Cancer's maternal indulgences will create a spoiled brat or a demanding diva. Besides, while the Crab may have a tough outer shell, the true warrior is Aries, ruled by aggressive Mars. Your differences are many: Aries is a diehard independent and Cancer is a family guy; Aries needs freedom, the Crab's possessive grip clings tight. You'll need to compromise, or else the relationship can turn into a competitive, jealous hotbed.
You can both brood with the best of them, and your dark days eclipse even the tiniest sliver of hope. Talk about depressing. Swear off the silent treatment and learn to communicate as two adult equals. Buy those twin rocking chairs and install them on the porch: You're an old-fashioned throwback, high school sweethearts at any age.
No two signs are more traditional, sentimental or family-oriented than yours.
Although the sweetness can be cloying, you're a love story for the ages. In fact, you may emulate your own parents or compensate for their shortcomings , since you share a rather conventional moral compass. Affectionate and nurturing, you crave lifelong security and a comfortable home, and you'll squirrel away a sizeable nest egg together.
Not that you don't indulge. Your signs both appreciate art, culture, decorating, music and gourmet food. As parents, you're protective but firm, Taurus doling out tough love in your children's best interest, nurturing Cancer kisses every boo-boo. Framed family pictures creep like urban sprawl through your home. At times, Taurus' booming voice and blunt remarks wound the Crab's tender feelings. Like a bull in a Bernardaud shop, Taurus doesn't realize his own size, strength and intensity.
Taurus will need to dial down the volcanic energy—intuitive Cancer doesn't need every point driven home. At the same time, Cancer must overcome insecurities and toughen up, since Taurus doesn't mince words or tiptoe through the tulips for anyone. Sure, there will be tears and misunderstandings, but there's nothing that any recipe calling for heavy cream can't solve. You both love pampering and feasts, and if your waistlines expand along with your joy, c'est la vie.
Cancer is an emotional Water sign who loves to nest and bond; Gemini is a restless Air sign who prefers intellect over sentiment. You have similar interests, different temperaments. Cancers need a home filled with a loving family, and this gives Cancer unique compatibility with certain signs of the zodiac. Water and earth signs are the best matches for the crab. Cancer's watery nature works especially well with other water signs when it comes to relationships.
There's an immediate understanding between the two of you. It's almost as though you can read each other's mind because you're so much alike. You'll feel this is a match made in zodiac heaven, and it will be for a while. Whether this is more than the first rush of new love or if it's a lifetime love affair depends on other aspects of your natal charts.
Too much of the same thing can breed malcontent in your relationship.
You need a few differences to keep things hot and spicy. This pairing has the potential to be one of the best matches between signs. Cancer can be a bit too emotional and even clingy for Scorpio. If Scorpio can recognize the reason behind Cancer's jealousy and neediness is a fear of loss, this can help the crab overcome feelings of insecurity.
A little reassurance will go a very long way toward helping Cancer not feel so out of water. Just don't let the crab retreat to the protection of his shell, or Scorpio will have a difficult job getting him to come back out and talk. Scorpio should be mindful of that stinging tongue that can sometimes turn on poor unsuspecting Cancer. If both these signs can get over their hard-shell attitudes, they'll discover a very rewarding and fulfilling relationship.
The emotions of both of these signs run deep. Not every zodiac sign is up to the task of weathering the crying jags and pouting sessions Cancer is known to give at the drop of a hat. Gemini, as Mutable sign, is able to spread its love across the zodiac with love compatibility with Fixed and Cardinal signs, as well as Air and Fire. Gemini may also make it work with Sagittarius, Virgo and Capricorn. As a Water and Cardinal sign, Cancer is an emotionally intense sign that needs its love signs to be comfortable with the depths of this kind of emotionality. That is why fellow Water signs are good matches, because they just get it.
Cancers are also keen to nurture the signs with which there is love compatibility. Some Earth signs are good matches, as their down-to-earth qualities are well suited for the domestic comfort of a Cancer. The Sun ruled sign, Leo, is also a Fixed Fire sign, which further propels this lion into the center stage of all things. For the most part, Virgo is a good fit for Water and Earth signs. Being a Mutable sign that loves having a partner for life, a Fixed sign is a good bet too.
There is also an opportunity for a spark to be found in the horoscope compatibility love matches with Leo, Aquarius and Pisces. Libra loves to be the one who calls the shots, which is not surprising for a Cardinal Air sign. At the same time, Libra is interested in balance and demands harmony in relationships. Love is intense and passionate for Scorpio, a Fixed Water sign. They need love compatibility that can match their level of intensity and emotionality to feel satiated. Sagittarius is the epitome of a Mutable sign and a Fire one to boot.
This sign loves autonomy in love and is not known for traditional lines of fidelity. They get on well with Fire and Air. Capricorn is a Cardinal Earth sign and truly has the strongest love compatibility with fellow Earth signs. Capricorn wants a straightforward connection to make a partner for life. As a Fixed Air sign, Aquarius would prefer that their partner defer to them, or to at least be steadfast and sure of the decisions made in life. Pisces is often dreaming up its love matches, as a Mutable Water sign, but does long for having found love compatibility in real life.
Pisces needs a love that is supportive and encouraging of their dreams and visions to make them become reality, as well as play make-believe with them as a form of intimacy. Compatibility is important in finding love, but it is also important to consider when choosing a career and even a pet.