This is often a good match. Two Cancers are likely to share common interests and lifestyle preferences. They can also forge a deep emotional and intuitive connection and show one another plenty of compassion and love (unless their ascendants fall in colder signs). This match tends to be stable whether it is a romance, a platonic friendship, or a business partnership, unless other elements in their natal zodiacs are highly incompatible.
Having too much in common can be a disadvantage in some ways. Both individuals are very sensitive in this pairing, so neither is good at helping the other lighten up emotionally. When fights do occur, these two will know how to really hurt one another, and both are inclined to sulk and retreat when wounded. On the other hand, in a positive relationship, two Cancers will tread gently when bringing up contentious issues to avoid causing emotional distress.
Cancers tend to be very attached to their families, homes, and belief systems. Because neither of these loyal individuals is flexible with regard to these issues, if there are conflicts between their families, preferred home bases, or beliefs, this can be a deal breaker as neither individual is likely to change views, preferences, or loyalties to accommodate the other. However, having the same sun sign increases the likelihood that preferences will be in alignment.
When these two live together, they will want to create a cozy nest, ideally somewhere with natural surroundings (close to an ocean, lake, park, or forest). They tend to prefer peace and quiet to the hustle and bustle of the city center and would rather go on a hike together or spend time in a quiet pub with friends than go nightclubbing.
Two Cancers also make good business partners because they share a rare combination of entrepreneurial talent that encompasses both idea generation and follow-through. They also tend to have good work ethics, a pragmatic focus, and plenty of common sense, which increases their likelihood of success. In a romantic partnership or friendship, these strengths may be applied to DIY projects around the house and garden, where two Cancers can share in the creation of something new or the restoration of something old. Typical Cancers have a penchant for practical crafts or a love of outdoor pursuits, so they are likely to bond over this common ground as well.
Note: There is more to astrological compatibility than sun signs alone. Other elements in a person’s natal zodiac also play a role. Ascendants (rising signs), moon signs, and other planetary placements and aspects also shape personality and affect compatibility. For example, a Capricorn with Leo rising will be more extroverted than a typical Capricorn, and a Taurus with Aries rising or the moon in Sagittarius will be more compatible with Sagittarius than a typical Taurus. For more information on other natal chart elements, see Astrology Sun, Moon, and Ascendant.
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