Cancer - Cancer Love Compatibility - Cancer Couple in Love

Cancer is the fourth sign in the zodiac calendar and also the first water sign. Love compatibility between partners of this zodiac is usually good but will need some amount of effort from both to make it work in the long run.

The most significant characteristic of the Cancerian is perhaps their deeply emotional nature. They attach great importance to feelings and in a relationship they primarily look to develop meaningful emotional connections with the partner. This is a perhaps a consequence of the ruling element of water. The chief characteristic of water signs including other two like Scorpio and Pisces is that they are attuned to emotions and often seem to have an innate ability to sense the moods and feelings of others around them. This is what chiefly works in favor of Cancer-Cancer love compatibility. A Cancerian is best placed to understand what is expected of him/her in a relationship. Both partners of this sign are able to provide the emotional intimacy they crave so much and without which a relationship holds little meaning for them. On the other hand if a Cancerian is paired with an earth sign like a Taurus or Virgo, they might have to wait a long time for the partnership to develop an emotional bonding. This is because the earth signs are much more practical in nature and are rarely swayed by feelings and sentiments. Those ruled by air again like Aries and Libra are even more emotionally detached. They try to make sense of the world through their mind which is why they prefer to stay away from the complexities of the emotional self. Thus it is with another water sign, preferably their own that a Cancerian can best expect their emotional expectations to be understood and returned.

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The ruling planet for Cancer is the moon which lends its own special influence to the love compatibility between partners of this sign. Being ruled by the moon, women of this zodiac sign are highly feminine and seductive. Like the lunar influence which draws the tides in the ocean, a Cancer woman when in the mood, can attract a man to her without so much as lifting her delicate little finger. This is because of their innate charm, sympathetic natures and pleasing manners which are usually enough to bowl over a guy. In case of the men, the lunar influence makes them extremely caring and adept at sensing the feelings and moods of their partners. They are ready to form emotional connections with the women they love which is often a welcome change from men belonging to signs like the Leo and Aries who cannot get past their massive egos.

Yet another aspect which works to bring men and women of this zodiac closer is their mutual love for home and family – hardly surprising since they bear the symbol of the Crab, a creature which is happy to lug around its house on its back. In women this trait is manifested in a maternal and caring nature while in case of men it expresses itself as a preference for domestic pleasures and a readiness to settle down with a partner. When Cancer partners date, they are much more likely to prefer a quiet intimate dinner before the fireside rather than a night out at the discotheque or the bar. This is also one reason why problems can crop up when a Cancer dates a highly extroverted sign like the Gemini or the Aries. The latter will want to go out and party while the Crab would be only too happy to stay at home. Thus when dating a fellow Cancerian, it is easy for them to agree upon the best way to spend a romantic night, which could be whipping up a romantic dinner for two or watching old love movies on the DVD.

Then again it is extremely important for a Cancer to feel secure in a relationship. This is perhaps a consequence of their highly emotional natures which is why they need to be assured repeatedly that they are the only one for their partners. Both Cancer men and women can get extremely jealous if they believe that their partners are not paying adequate attention to them. As a result of this tendency, it is difficult for a Cancer to pair up with signs like the Gemini and Sagittarius who are known for their outgoing social natures. On the other hand a fellow Cancerian will understand their need for emotional security and not balk at their possessive overtures.

However the emotional nature of the Cancer also poses the primary obstacle to their mutual love compatibility. The
overwhelming focus on feelings ends up making Cancerians extremely sensitive as a result of which an indifferent glance or an impatient gesture can wound them deeply. They are quick to take offence when confronted with an alternate opinion or opposition. Any hint of criticism and the male Crab will probably withdraw into a shell while a female Crab would begin to sulk or dissolve into a flood of tears, all the while refusing to talk about what went wrong. And when Cancerians get into one of their legendary ‘moods’, it is entirely up to them how long they will last. Just like a crab in its shell, no amount of prodding and provoking will make them emerge from a self-imposed retreat. The problem is that when both partners are completely given over to feelings, the relationship can lose in touch with reality. What each feels, thinks and perceives will begin to assume greater importance that what is actually going on in the relationship. At such times, the practical nature of a Taurus or the airy detachment of an Aquarius might have helped to put things in perspective and search for realistic solutions to any problematic issues.

Also the Cancer’s nurturing bent can get rather overwhelming at times. Too much care and mothering from the female Crab can turn out to be smothering while the male Crab’s protective instincts can appear to be controlling and overly possessive. However these traits are more likely to bother signs like the Gemini and Sagittarius which require ample breathing space about them.

Finally the Cancer-Cancer partnership shows great promise of romantic compatibility. All it needs is a little common sense to balance out the excessive emotionality of the sign and the couple can find themselves set for a lasting, fulfilling relationship.