There are numerous types of relationships to explore when considering compatibility between two signs. We grow up in a parent/child dynamic. Outside our family, we form friendships with other children and eventually other adults. We look for and find love. And, we go to work and have careers, interacting with employers and co-workers.
Each sign-to-sign interaction guides our behavior in every relationship. Read through this section to find out how each of the above dynamics works astrologically so you can experience the optimal way to communicate and get along with your sign and all the other signs.
The Cancer-and-Cancer interaction is not as easy as one might assume when a sign meets one of his or her own. As the “I nurture” sign of the Zodiac, these individuals need to caretake others, share compassion, and be the emotional safe harbor in relationships. A long-term relationship might prove difficult because they both want someone to “plug into them”. Also, the emotional intensity might be enjoyable when first meeting, and feeling a kindred spirit, but could lead to intense feelings that can be difficult to keep from overwhelming the relationship.
Cancer Parent/Cancer Child
The Cancer parent and Cancer child can work well because of the power differences. The Cancer child can learn the energy of his or her Cancer nature with the help of a Cancer parent. And the Cancer parent can experience raising a child that needs exactly their kind of guidance. As a rule, Cancer does best with multiple children rather than a single child. They have the tremendous emotional energy to give and share, which can feel overwhelming to an only child. However, if the parent were to have just one child, a Cancer, Taurus, Virgo, or Capricorn would be the best signs for that parent.
Cancer Friend/Cancer Friend
Cancer and Cancer friends will have a long-lasting friendship, even if it is fraught with challenges. Cancer is one of the most enduring and persistent signs, so a friendship “with itself” is likely to be lifelong. Where the challenge might arise is with other shared friends in gatherings. Cancer needs to be needed, so a friendly or not so friendly competition can arise if the gathering is not large enough to support two Cancers in the same space. But if these two are “coffee and tea” buddies, they can regale each other with endless stories about all their other relationships.
Cancer Lover/Cancer Lover
This romance, love, sex combination will be intense. It should not be surprising that as the sign of the mother it is also one of the most sexual signs, and it can be one of the most possessive. This combination can be deeply loving or epically tragic, depending on the nature of the Cancer involved. This sign demands loyalty and commitment and will usually be monogamous, so the match will likely lead to marriage or serious commitment fairly quickly.
Cancer Employer/Cancer Employee
The Cancer employer and the Cancer employee is an excellent combination for building a work environment into a family environment, so long as the Cancer who is the employee does not try to usurp the power of the Cancer employer, which may be hard to avoid. While both individuals will be hardworking and supportive, Cancer is still, essentially a leader sign, since it is one of the cardinal signs. It can work under a leader but will do so best when the leadership strengths are not identical.
Cancer Co-worker/Cancer Co-worker
These two had better have a manager or employer who knows they need a certain number of other co-workers to interact with so as not to find themselves in competition for the nurturing of their fellow employees. It may seem odd to say, but two Cancers, like the friends’ example, need to be part of a large enough group that they can divvy up the remaining people and not have to compete for the emotional support they so easily offer others. If there is not enough emotional need/support to go around, these two can get quite nasty with each other.