A relationship between two Cancer zodiac signs can sometimes feel like a soapy teen drama. There are tears, angst, and heavy emotions, mixed in with tenderness, affection, and sweet declarations of love. Cancers are, after all, highly sensitive water signs. Despite the dramatics, no one understands the depth of a crab’s emotions more than another crab. Cancer and Cancer compatibility shows why this pair of water signs have what it takes to go the distance.
As astrologer Kristina Semos tells Bustle, a Cancer-Cancer relationship is moody, emotional, nurturing, and comfortable. “Cancer is a highly intuitive, highly sensitive, and highly emotional sign that takes time to open up and trust,” Semos says. “When you get two Cancers in a long-term relationship, some things will match up amazingly well, especially intellectually and emotionally.”
A Cancer’s needs are fairly simple: They want to nurture and be nurtured. They want to make sure that their friends and family are always taken care of. They also want to live in a home that feels safe and cozy. That’s why Cancer and Cancer compatibility is pretty high. They share the same strong values in life, and want the same things.
“They may have differing interests as far as what they do for work or hobbies, but they’d respect the other enough to take it seriously,” Semos says.
Cancer & Cancer’s Sexual Compatibility
In general, Cancers prefer having an emotional connection with their partner before getting physical. According to astrologer Mitzye Ramos Ribas, quality time, acts of service, and words of affirmation are all part of their love language. “As long as both partners feel appreciated, the sparks between the sheets should remain fiery,” Ribas says.
Cancers are naturally intuitive signs, so two Cancer signs in bed will be in tune to each other’s needs and emotional states. “They can read each other, so they know if something is going awry and can quickly soothe whatever is coming up,” Semos says. Above all, they’ll feel safe and comfortable with each other.
But since Cancers are givers by nature, it’s easier for them to do whatever their partner wants than express their own desires. Semos says Cancers may be so into giving that they’re not in tune to their own sexual needs. “This could create a sexual hiccup because neither can ‘take care of’ or ‘nurture’ their partner if their partner doesn’t know what they want,” she says.
Cancer & Cancer’s Emotional Compatibility
Two Cancers make a highly compatible pair emotionally, too. Despite how sensitive crabs are, they do have thick outer shells – it usually takes them a while to open up. But since two Cancers speak the same “emotional and intuitive language,” Semos says, it’s easy for them to trust each other. Cancers feel things deeply, and they’ll spend a lot of time talking about their feelings with each other. They’ll have no problem forming a deep bond.
“Like the waxing and waning moon that rules their zodiac sign, they both understand that emotions go in waves,” Semos says. When one partner is being moody or passive aggressive, the other won’t be completely put off by it. Instead, they’ll know to either give them space, comfort them, or ask their partner what they need.
One of the best aspects of this zodiac match is how in sync they can be. According to Ribas, there’s a “deep telepathic ability” between these two. They’re the type of couple who can sit in silence together and feel fully comfortable and relaxed. Cancers take love seriously and typically date with the intention of finding their soulmate, so when these two find each other, they won’t let go.