Cancers are ruled by their hearts and belong to the sign of family and children. They have a tight circle of friends and often fall in love with someone they are already close to or use their friends as a romantic referral service because they trust them to know what the Cancer is looking for. Learning about your Cancer love horoscope can be difficult to stick to in our world of casual flings. Cancer the Crab is looking for a long term partner, someone they can settle down with, have a home and start a family with. Getting along with Cancer’s family is a must because family is the most important thing to them.
Loving a Cancer and What Their Horoscope Reading Says
Cancers can be difficult to pin down, they are very picky about their lovers, but once they decide on someone they commit permanently. This sign is extremely protective of the people they care about and very nurturing. There is little a Cancer won’t do for someone they love. They will sacrifice anything for their loved ones though they have a tendency to be a little possessive.
Female Cancers love to be spoiled and pampered a bit, while male cancers love to spoil and pamper their partners. Ideally Cancers will pair up with Taurus, Virgo, Scorpio or Pisces. They are best suited to earth and other water signs because these signs also tend to prefer home life to the wanderlust of Aries.
Those who fall under this sign are often slow maturing and won’t really be ready for true compatibility with someone until their late twenties, though this may be in part because of the time it takes others to be ready to settle down. Cancer’s will retreat into their shell when they are wounded and it may take time to coax them back out again. They want approval from their partners and can become co-dependent quickly. You must be willing to let them cling to you a little bit (as some of the needier signs are known to – see here for more information about those signs).
Great: Taurus, Virgo, Capricorn, Cancer, Scorpio, Pisces
Favorable: Leo, Sagittarius
Challenging: Gemini, Libra, Aquarius
What To Know About Being In Love With a Cancer
They match well with Water and Earth, but rarely Cardinal signs. As a Cardinal water sign they love to be the boss of everything. They do not gel well with others that like the same. They love being nourished and nourishing others. They thrive on being a nurture, male or female. Cancer blends seamlessly with the fellow waters and practical, grounded Earth signs that are waiting to be fed by the Cardinal Cancer. Emotional signs like Air or quick moving signs liek Fire may be too much for Cancer. But water and fire make steam so it can work if you work on it.
Remember that a Cancer love horoscope will always show Cancer’s intense empathy and understanding of people. They just know, instinctively, what others are going through and how their hearts hurt. This is both a good and bad thing. They are able to anticipate a loved ones needs, and are able to keep up with the wants of everyone around them, but ultimately if they are not given time to recover they can burn out.
If you are lucky enough to be in a relationship with a Cancer then it is up to you to nurture them. These are people who need approval, love and affection to thrive. Spend time telling them how important they are and how much you value them. The more you help them see their positive qualities and what makes them so precious to you, the more they will come out of their shell and become secure in the relationship. This will also help them move through their moody phases, where they beat themselves up for mistakes of the past, more easily and bring them back into a happy, family focused mood. While a Cancer love horoscope may not be exactly what you wanted out of it, these are general guidelines to follow to protect yourself from getting hurt and making rash decisions based on emotions.