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-Libra relationship should be very challenging since the signs square one another. However, the essential nature of the two signs makes them more compatible than disagreeable. As the “I nurture” sign of the Zodiac, Cancer is caring, sympathetic, and compassionate. Libra is the “I relate” sign of the Zodiac, and is analytical, connecting, and fair. A long-term relationship (outside parent/child) is very possible. Libra is a cardinal sign, that leads by partnering, and Cancer is a cardinal sign that leads by caretaking.
Cancer Parent/Libra Child
The Cancer parent and Libra child will harmonize, mainly because the Libra child is attuned to read the emotions and reactions of others, and Cancer is happy to invest in the emotional well-being of their children. Libra, as a type, wants to know how to relate successfully with each person he or she meets. The Cancer parent can be an excellent resource of knowledge about processing feelings, both the child’s own feelings and those of others. The Libra child will appreciate the Cancer parent, who will be caring and nurturing.
Libra Parent/Cancer Child
The Libra parent and Cancer child can work in a similar way as the Cancer parent and Libra child, but this time there will be a bit more analysis and objectivity from the parent. The Libra parent will learn about his or her child and teach the Cancer child how best to adapt and relate to others. The child will want to explore the emotional dynamic of all the family relationships first, then branch out to relationships outside the family. A Libra parent can help the child analyze his or her feelings so he or she can be better prepared to deal with the ups and downs of real life.
Cancer Friend/Libra Friend
Cancer and Libra friends are very important to each other because they both love to share and relate. It is easy for them to stay in touch daily and spend a lot of time together, never really tiring of each other’s company. Air signs are the most social, so when one of them strikes up a friendship, it will be long-lasting and constantly engaging. Libra might say, “should we try this” or “should we try that”, to which Cancer will say, “well, I love doing this with you, so let’s do it”. Cancer might say, “I really want to share this experience with you”, to which Libra will say, “well, let’s go have that experience!”.
Cancer Lover/Libra Lover
This romance, love, sex combination is very good thanks to the love of sharing these signs both want to experience. Cancer is a “I will be your porn star if you love me, and I love you” lover and Libra is a “I will give you what you want so long as you give me what I want in return” lover. Once Libra realizes Cancer is up for anything, then Libra can enjoy a very intense relationship, all the while checking in about the relationship along the way, which the Cancer will appreciate and enjoy also. Cancer will get a partner and lover who will want to please them and be willing to “get inside their shell” through genuine interest and the desire to know their Cancer lover.
Cancer Employer/Libra Employee
The Cancer employer and the Libra employee combination works just fine. The Cancer boss is one of the best at knowing what employees need from a job and making sure everyone is doing what they can to help the company (i.e., the family). As the sign that prefers to relate, the Libra employee will make sure his or her relationship is working with the Cancer employer. They can also help other employees find the right balance with a Cancer boss. The Cancer boss will value an employee who knows how to take care of his or her responsibilities, knowing that everyone depends on everyone else in some way or another.
Libra Employer/Cancer Employee
If the employer is a Libra and the employee is Cancer, this combination works in similar ways to the Cancer employer/Libra employee dynamic. Libra wants things done so that everyone is pleased with the process and results. They want harmony in the completion of tasks. As a result, they may be the best managers for any sign. A Libra boss can provide a Cancer employee opportunities to be responsible and helpful to the other co-workers and the company. So long as the Cancer employee feels needed, he or she will be an outstanding employee.
Cancer Co-worker/Libra Co-worker
This combination is good. If there must be some teamwork or partnering, making sure Libra is on the team with any sign is a good plan. Cancer will “look after the team” in a different way, but as strongly as Libra. These two signs do represent the pinnacle of thought and emotion, so they can be a very good combination as co-workers, both leading individual projects and working together on them.