This page has three sections about love and the zodiac sign:

  1. Flattering Natives is a paragraph with suggestions regarding what to notice and admire when interacting with someone who was born when the Sun was in the sign (aka an Cancerian).
  2. Compatibility Scores are score ratings for Cancer with every sign on a seven star scale.
  3. Loving a Cancerian is a short essay of useful things to know if you’re in relationship with one.

Flattering Natives

Cancer’s capacity for tender nurturing is carefully protected. Praise Cancer folk for the depth of their caring, their food (if they feed you), their family, and their many kinds of children.

Compatibility Scores

  • Cancer (Jun 21 – Jul 22) +

    Note: dates are approximate and vary slightly by a day or so from year to year.

    Loving a Cancerian

    Cancerians are a deep and soulful lot. Probably it’s the most difficult sign to be in our patriarchal culture because its dynamics arise from the most primal of human bonding experiences: primary nurturing parent and infant. Cancerians will present as either side of this polarity or a mixture of both at different times of their lives. This dynamic is deeply intimate, so the sign is private, typically leading with strong outer defenses that protect their sensitive and vulnerable cores.

    Their luminary the Moon is the root of their reputed psychic gifts as the Moon illuminates the dark side of the Earth, where the world slumbers. Their capacity to see in the dark should not be underestimated! No one can anticipate another’s requirements, actions and circumstances the way a Cancerian can. They have a reputation for being the most manipulative sign, but that’s really not as bad as it sounds: if they know what you need, or have a feeling about it, they may be able to offer fulfillment. You being aware of the process of how you are being attended to might be a good thing! Comfort is sweet and no sign does it better.

    In relationship Cancer needs to give and receive care, for the deepest dark secret about the sign is that Cancerians all need to be needed. These people will literally and figuratively feed you (they operate on the principle that the idea being the way to a person’s heart is through their stomach). If you find yourself with one, help them to give birth for their own development’s sake “children,” whether literal or creative, that your Cancerian can take care of and help grow.

    Ideally, Cancerians want to family with you in a way that is mutually supportive. If they want you, they want you to be a member of their tribe.

    To learn more about Cancerians as individuals, check out their profile.

    Go to the Love main page.