Compatibility Check: Cancer’s Best Matches 

Written by Angie Menjivar
Updated: May 15, 2023
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A Cancer thrives around water, feeling right at home. The immense emotional seascape within is reflected in the boundlessness of water without. Cancers walk an imperceptible line between their inner and outer worlds. What may appear as a distant person may just be one in deep communion with themselves. Learn more about this zodiac sign and discover Cancer’s best matches!

Cancer Zodiac Sign Overview

Those who have Cancer as their zodiac sign were born between June 21 and July 22. This is a water sign that is accompanied by the symbol of a crab. The symbol is meaningful, as it highlights the nature of a Cancer. They are malleable, moving with the tides and with the flow of their emotional worlds as they manifest in material planes.

Highly sensitive, a Cancer is not walking around with their heart on their sleeve. They feel deeply, and not just within their inner worlds. They also feel the energies of those they encounter daily. Due to this sensitivity, they work hard to protect themselves. Like the crab, they keep a tough exterior. Within, however, they’re complete softies. Cancers just need to find their best matches.

Cancer zodiac sign

Like the crab, people born under the Cancer zodiac sign are intuitively guided by emotion yet tough enough to protect themselves from harm.


Cancer: Personality Traits

Cancer individuals are known for their profound emotional nature. When their emotions take over, they greatly influence their thoughts and actions. These signs are also highly imaginative, sensitive, and intuitive. They have a high level of appreciation for all forms of art, including music and poetry.

They possess impressive problem-solving skills because they are able to see the issue from different angles. They are also very perceptive of the needs of others around them. Cancers are family-oriented people. They do whatever is necessary to keep their loved ones in a safe environment, protected, and shielded from harm.

They cherish their personal space and value the space of others. Mood swings are something that they deal with, especially when critics have something to say! Cancers may then go into their cocoon to recharge and let it all simmer for a while.   

It is very important to remember that not everybody born with the sign of Cancer has the same traits. Some may have only half dependent on when they were born and what other planetary alignments dictate their nature. Their personalities may closely mimic a Gemini or a Leo.

Cancer: Career Path

The healthcare field is excellent for those people born as Cancers. They may thrive as nurses, doctors but also social workers, therapists and counselors. These, though fantastic career paths for this zodiac sign, are not the only options. Cancers are also easily inspired and can become great poets, painters, musicians, and writers! When left to their creative devices, they produce beautiful works.

Cancers are also perfect candidates for early childhood educators, child psychologists, and childcare in general. Their need for social justice gives them a sense of responsibility when it comes to community work. They may also enjoy and excel in non-profit organizations and human rights advocacy. 

Cancer: Relationship

Cancers are nurturing and supportive people. They continuously show affection and emotional support to their partners. They are also highly loyal and devoted, frequently finding themselves thinking of their partners. They’re romantic and express affection easily. They don’t hesitate to go out of their way to make their partner feel wanted, cherished, and loved. Cancer’s best matches appreciate these traits.

Slight criticism causes a Cancer to spiral a bit. Their natural inclination toward protection may cause them to become a bit too possessive. That may result in clingy behavior, which can bring harm to the relationship. Another tendency that Cancers have is recounting memories of past hurtful moments over and over. Left unchecked, this cyclical behavior could detrimentally affect their relationships (romantic and otherwise).

Cancer: Compatible Zodiac Signs

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Cancer has several compatible zodiac signs.


Cancer and Taurus

Taurus is one of the best matches for Cancer. Cancer and Taurus share an emotional bond and they both understand what the foundation of a family is. Loyalty and devotion keep these signs bonded.

Cancer and Virgo

Cancer and Virgo are both sensitive and caring, appreciate the attention to detail, and share the value of loyalty. Having these virtues in common can go a long way and bring a harmonious life to both partners.

Cancer and Scorpio

Scorpio and Cancer have a unique connection not only on the emotional level but also in terms of passion. There is a mutual understanding of each other’s emotional states.

Cancer and Pisces

Pisces and Cancer are both water signs. They share emotional sensitivity and intuition. They have a strong bond and protect each other until the end of time.

Cancer and Capricorn

Capricorn and Cancer complement each other well. Cancer provides emotional support and warmth, and Capricorn is well known for being practical and stable.

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About the Author

Angie Menjivar is a writer at A-Z-Animals primarily covering pets, wildlife, and the human spirit. She has 14 years of experience, holds a Bachelor's degree in psychology, and continues her studies into human behavior, working as a copywriter in the mental health space. She resides in North Carolina, where she's fallen in love with thunderstorms and uses them as an excuse to get extra cuddles from her three cats.

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