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-Pisces interaction can be challenging because both are water signs. Of all the same element to same element combinations, water is the most complex and problematic. As the “I nurture” sign of the Zodiac, Cancer is caring, sympathetic, and compassionate. Pisces is the “I dream” sign of the Zodiac and is intuitive, visionary, and imaginative. A long-term relationship (outside parent/child) is possible, mainly because it involves a cardinal sign (Cancer) and a mutable sign (Pisces).
Cancer Parent/Pisces Child
The Cancer parent and Pisces child will likely have a special bond, thanks to the caring nature of the Cancer parent and the desire for the Pisces child to have a loving parent who will fully support, and want to see flourish, his or her imagination. This can be a truly magical experience for both, especially before adolescence. Once adolescence arrives this relationship can get much more complicated, especially with two highly emotional signs, and one of them at the mercy of hormones.
Pisces Parent/Cancer Child
The Pisces parent and Cancer child can be a bit more problematic depending on the nature of the Piscean parent, which can be very invested or so free-flowing as to be rarely “present”. If the Cancer child gets a Piscean parent who is engaged and tuned into them, it can be a wonderful relationship. However, if the Pisces parent is “lost in space”, the Cancer child may end up caretaking the parent as the way to connect with him or her.
Cancer Friend/Pisces Friend
Cancer and Pisces can be good friends. However, they can both bring a lot of drama to the friendship, depending on how their other friendships, family dynamics, and romances are going. They can have a fundamental difference of opinion about commitment and love, with Cancer favoring monogamy and deep commitment, and Pisces favoring the free flow into and out of romances, even if some of those romances are happening at the same time.
Cancer Lover/Pisces Lover
This romance, love, sex combination can be rather interesting, and even a bit unusual. Cancer will provide the boundaries for the relationship and Pisces easily adapts, so they can have a long-lasting relationship, supported mainly on the shoulders of the Cancer. If they are both strong and healthy individuals, the connection can be very intense and feel very comfortable at one and the same time. If someone is emotionally immature, which is never good for any relationship, the problems can be fairly extreme.
Cancer Employer/Pisces Employee
The Cancer employer and the Pisces employee can work much in the same way as the Cancer parent and Pisces child. Cancer wants all his or her employees to grow into their potential. Pisces, in the employee role, will want to adapt and support his or her boss, regardless of sign, and will do so using intuition. This approach will work fine for Cancer, since, as an employer, he or she wants each member of the team to feel good about their job.
Pisces Employer/Cancer Employee
If the employer is a Pisces and the employee is Cancer, this combination is not the same as the parent/child dynamic because of the professional nature of work. The Pisces employer will appreciate and value the Cancer employee who is in touch with the “family” of the workforce. A Pisces manager can be very adaptive with his or her leadership, following his or her intuition in each situation to make the best business decisions. They can trust that Cancer employees will be responsible and caring about what they do and who they work with.
Cancer Co-worker/Pisces Co-worker
This combination works fine, and much in the same way as the Cancer and Pisces friendship. The Cancer co-worker looks after everyone but will keep a special eye on the Pisces because they know this co-worker is very sensitive. The Pisces co-worker will intuitively sense that the Cancer co-worker is a good person to team up with, who will help them and look after them at work.