July 15, 2024
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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. Learn more about the compatibility between Cancer and Sagittarius…

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.

Generally Speaking

The Cancer-and-Sagittarius relationship is not an easy one. As the “I nurture” sign of the Zodiac, Cancer is caring, sympathetic, and compassionate. Sagittarius is the “I expand” sign of the Zodiac, and loves to explore, share, and adventure. A long-term relationship (outside parent/child) is not likely unless other factors in the charts help them stay connected.

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Cancer Parent/Sagittarius Child

The Cancer parent and Sagittarius child will be one of the more difficult configurations. The child is usually ready to explore the world much sooner than the parent would prefer. Cancer does believe in helping all his or her children succeed, but the fire signs are the ones that will really test the patience of the parent. From the child’s perspective, much of its energy may be spent trying to “escape the clutches” of the parent.

Sagittarius Parent/Cancer Child

The Sagittarius parent and Cancer child dynamic is a bit better. The child is very attuned to what makes others happy or sad, especially his or her parents. The parent can be a guiding light regarding belief, wisdom, and mastery of knowledge, which the child can readily absorb and contemplate. As long as the child gets to go on adventures with the parent and build lasting memories, it can be a strong family relationship. But if the child gets “left behind”, then real gaps in the emotional connection can occur, which the Cancer child will feel acute.


Friendship can turn out to be a bit of an “odd couple”. In many ways, Cancer represents home and Sagittarius represents the world away from home. This friendship could last a lifetime, but it would probably be a “punctuated” one, meaning they would see each other in spurts, with the Cancer as the emotional anchor of the friendship and the Sagittarius as the adventurer who shares the world with his or her Cancer friend.


This romance, love, sex combination is very difficult if there is no help from the rest of the charts. Cancer is “I will do anything for you if I love you and you love me” and Sagittarius is “I want to explore many bodies with my body and enjoy the variety of life”. These two essential approaches do not mesh well, especially for Cancer. For the Sagittarius, it could be a great love affair among many, but for the Cancer, it could be “the one that got away” or the one “that broke my heart”.

Cancer Employer/Sagittarius Employee

The Cancer employer and the Sagittarius employee will work well so long as the employee is in a position that allows them to travel and use their expertise, reporting to the boss when necessary. This can be one of the more professional and less personal employer/employee relationships. Cancer may want more personal interaction, but Sagittarius will try to stay on the go as much as possible.

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Sagittarius Employer/Cancer Employee

If the employer is a Sagittarius and the employee is Cancer, the dynamic can work so long as the interactions are limited. The boss will not often worry too much about employees beyond, “is the job getting done or not.” If the employee is hoping for more emotional connections at work, he or she will be more likely to find them among co-workers than with a Sagittarius employer. Most likely, the leader will be one in a large organization where close connections with most employees would be limited or non-existent.


This combination is problematic only in the sense that these individuals may not have much in common or much of a reason to interact unless the job situation demanded it. These elements do struggle to connect and can actively frustrate each other. Sagittarius can come off as flamboyant and arrogant while Cancer can come off as nosey or moody.

Sagittarius and Cancer Compatibility
This is an indicative score. For a more accurate match it is necessary to do a synastry compatibility calculation.
What percent do they match?59 Votes
2 social birds
Doting and loving
Great friend and confidant
Have varying interests and preferences
Not apt in the bedroom
Leos spontaneous while Sagittarius is not
Zodiac signs compatibility