The Best (and Worst) Love Matches for Cancer

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Read on to find out which signs match up best with our watery cardinal sign!

It is finally springtime which means love is in the air! This month, we will be discussing the perfect, and not so perfect, love matches for the signs. I already talked about Pisces, Aries, Taurus, and Gemini so this week we are tackling Cancer.

Are you a Cancer or do you have Cancer in a prominent place somewhere in your birth chart? Do you prefer quiet nights in with your partner rather than wild nights out? Are you yearning for someone who understands you on a mental and emotional level? Do you want to find someone who will kiss you under the glow of a full moon?

If you have answered “yes” to any of these questions, then you are in luck! Because I have a list of best and worst zodiac matches for you!

What makes a good zodiac love match? When calculating your compatibility with a potential partner based on their zodiac sign, it is important to look at their element (fire, earth, air, or water) and their modality (cardinal, fixed, and mutable.)

Cancer is a water sign, so they connect really well with other water signs and most earth signs. Water seeks its own level, so it is really easy for Cancer to find common ground with other water signs. Speaking of “ground,” earth signs have a lot to offer water signs as well. Water signs and earth signs enrich each other’s lives

Cancer is also a cardinal sign, meaning they are natural-born leaders and their brains are always teeming with ideas. Because of this, they tend to get along well with fixed and mutable signs. Cardinal signs often seek stability from fixed signs and they admire innovative mutable signs. Though they will not always get along with every fixed and mutable sign. It is possible for two cardinal signs to find love with each other, but due to their stubborn and temperamental nature, they may butt heads every now and then.

Before I get into the best and worst love matches, I want to preface this article by saying that I am in no way implying that these matches will be right for every Cancer. If you have found a healthy and stable relationship with an Aries or a Capricorn, then by all means, stay where you are loved and celebrated. This list only serves as a bit of advice for those who have not found love yet.

Read on to find out what romantic advice the stars have for you!

Best Match: Pisces


Pisceans fit a lot of the above criteria for a suitable Cancerian match because they are mutable water signs. Your cardinal modality helps to guide and provide them with stability. And their mutability will keep you on your toes. Your hugs will literally feel like home to them and every day with them will be a new adventure for you. You are both water signs, so your compassionate tendencies will complement Pisces’ empathy.

Worst Match: Aries


I have said before that Aries are secret softies. But even so, they are no match for the moody moon-child. They are a bit too aggressive and optimistic for you and you are too sensitive and cynical for them. These contentious traits will only lead to hurt feelings for both of you. Plus, their need for adventure will clash with your homebody tendencies.

Best Match: Taurus


This is the coziest match that could ever possibly be made. You both love to create safe spaces. You will give them a sense of emotional security and stability. And they will give you a taste for the finer things in life. You both enjoy the little pleasures of life and will be comfortable with each other but never bored.

Worst Match: Sagittarius 


On the other side of the romantic spectrum, the mutable fire sign does not share your appreciation for coziness. They also may not want to commit to a serious, long-term relationship for fear that they will lose themselves and their own identities. They don’t want to be tied down and you don’t want to be emotionally neglected. Better to just stay friends. 

Best Match: Virgo


This is probably the most balanced relationship on this list. You share the same values and goals, but you have different approaches on how to implement those values and achieve those goals. Your emotional approach to taking action balances out their analytical approach. In this case, opposites really do attract.

Worst Match: Libra


I’m sure Libra hates to be out-balanced by an earth sign. You are ruled by the moon and Libra is ruled by Venus. So while you are governed by your inner self and emotions, they are governed by their sensuality and romantic inclinations. They will go out of their way to make you feel loved. But they will also flirt with everybody around them because it is just their nature. Even if they remain faithful to you, you may still feel a bit jealous. 

Best Match: Scorpio


Lucky you! You get one of the sexiest signs on your best match list. And lucky them! They get one of the most insightful and compassionate signs on their best match list. You are both incredibly emotionally intelligent and will bring out the best in each other. They will bring out your adventurous side and you will bring out their poetic side.

Worst Match: Aquarius 


You could work well with an Aquarius as a creative partner, but not so much as a romantic partner. You are both highly intelligent and compassionate. But intellect is more important to them than emotion. That’s not to say that they won’t feel things deeply, but they may have trouble expressing it. And you may find that you have little patience for their eccentricities and stand-offish tendencies.

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