Cancer and Cancer: Are They a Good Zodiac Match?


Every sign in the Zodiac has an element–earth, air, fire, or water. There are three signs to each element, and when two signs share the same one, they have a high chance of a positive compatibility. Therefore, it’s likely that you’ll get along with someone who shares the same sun sign as you.

That’s not always the case–especially when it comes to relationships–but in this case, with two Cancers, you share enough similarities as water signs that you two are a match that will flow incredibly well together in both friendship and love.

Cancer Zodiac Symbol


You’re a cardinal water sign ruled by the moon, Cancer. You’re incredibly in tune with your emotions and enjoy taking the initiative, but also adaptable and happy to go with the flow with the people around you. However, you also need to know when it’s time to return home.

Like your symbol, the crab, you’re a homebody and need to crawl back into your shell in order to recharge your emotional mindset when things get too overwhelming.

You’re intuitive, capable of sensing other people’s motivations, while also guilty of absorbing the feelings of people around you. Your empathy is sometimes a flaw that will weigh you down and overwhelm you. You crave harmony and will avoid confrontation, but you’re also one of the most loyal signs in the Zodiac, and when you allow someone into your inner circle, you’ll be there for life. And this is why a Cancer-to-Cancer friendship is one of the best matches in the Zodiac.

Cancer and Cancer in Friendship

Cancer, you’ll love this friendship with another Cancer, because finally, you won’t need to justify your desire to be alone. You’re an understanding sign, often a people pleaser, and you’ve probably struggled with explaining to your friends and partners that you need alone time to reset your emotional mentality when you’re feeling overstimulated by external circumstances. Your Cancer friend will fully understand this because they, too, will need time alone to recharge.

Fire signs, like Aries, Leo, and Sagittarius, are your least compatible match, their intensity often overwhelming your go-with-the-flow mindset. You’ll embrace water signs, like Cancer, the best, because they’re often the most intuitive signs and are conscientious of their emotions and understanding of how their feelings affect others.

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You two crave quiet nights alone and you’ll have no problem enjoying each other’s company with more laid-back activities. You’re social, but only when you’re in the right mindset.

When you’re in the right mood, you’re more than happy to get out in the world and see what there is to offer. As a cardinal sign, you’re a go-getter in pursuing the things you want, whether that’s a prospective partner, a hobby, or a new job. Still, you’re a natural introvert, and you need time alone to get your bearings straight.

Your Cancer friend will understand this need of yours more than anyone else, and it’s likely they’ll be the first person you’ll want to hang out with when you’re ready to come out of your shell. And you may not even wait until you’re recharged to give them a call.

Cancer is the one friend who will sit by your side on the couch to keep you company, and there will be no awkwardness in the silence you share.

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Because you both run from confrontation, you typically avoid bringing up your emotions unless you fully trust the person you’re friends with. This will be the first you’ll have no problem talking to.

Although you can both be moody, you’re calm and level-headed, and you gravitate towards friends who mirror that energy, as you’ll probably absorb the way they feel. This is why interacting with fire signs can take a lot out of you.

That won’t be the case with your Cancer friend. They flow on the same wavelength as you and will understand your need to express yourself. You’re both guided by your heart, so you’ll appreciate friends who can express themselves emotionally.

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You both fall hard in new love. Sometimes, you wish you didn’t. It’s likely you’ve ended up in relationships after only a few weeks, and when the butterflies settle, only then does your logical mind come in and make you question if you made the right choice.

You’re incredibly private, so it’s unlikely that either of you will express your thoughts on new partners to many of your friends. But your Cancer friend is different from your other friends. They understand where you’re coming from because they mirror not only your sensitivity but your ability to fall fast.

The only downside here: if you confide in each other, it’s likely that you won’t talk each other out of moving too fast because you both crave that type of connection. For that reason, if there’s even a slight physical attraction here, you two may decide to take things to the next level.

Cancer and Cancer in Love

You’re both emotionally driven individuals and while this makes your friendship incredibly successful, it can sometimes cause issues in a relationship.

Because you’re guided by your heart, you both are rooted in your feelings, and sensitivity and vulnerability are a common trend in your relationship. However, because of this, you’re incredibly understanding of your partner because you understand the depth of their needs, as you too feel things intensely.

You’ll both be supportive of each other and mindful of what you both need, but because you both have moody tendencies, you’ll need to find the patience to give each other the space you each need to process your emotions.

Fortunately, patience is one thing you understand, and because you thrive in an independent environment, you won’t have a problem when your Cancer partner needs some time alone. You’ll both need to recharge independently from time to time, and then when you reconnect, you’ll bring a new clarity to your relationship, and your conversations will only bring you closer together.

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You two will probably choose a quiet restaurant over a rowdy bar, not just because you want to hear each other talk but because you can be overwhelmed by the energy of loud, wild places.

You’re natural introverts who gain your energy from being alone instead of being surrounded by people. Still, you crave genuine connections and embrace loyalty in your friendships and relationships, and although you may not like dating, you’ll take the initiative to put yourself out there as you enjoy having that bond.

You’re also capable of being alone though, your independence is a quality you enjoy and one you will work to keep even when you end up with a partner. This is something your Cancer partner will understand because they, too, need their own space. This will be a calming bond that feels effortless, and a second date will be inevitable.

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Quality time is everything to you and fortunately, you have the same perspective on how to spend your time.

You’ll lean toward quiet nights at home, and as natural nurturers, you’ll go out of your way to make your home life a safe space.

Communication is equally important to you, and fortunately, you both have a calm, levelheaded mindset that makes expressing yourself effortless. This is a safe space, one where you can be in touch with your emotions without judgment.

Still, because you both can be moody when one of you needs to talk, the other may need to be alone. For this reason, you both will need to be patient and understanding when it comes to respecting each other’s needs. But because loyalty is everything to you, you’ll make the effort to be there for one another.

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You both need to trust someone in order to share your personal space, what you consider your haven.

Because it may take time to reach this level of trust, you both may be slow to share physical intimacy. But once you get there, it’s going to be nothing short of an amazing experience.

You’re both keen on expressing your love for your partner in physical ways and because you’re both people pleasers, you’ll both walk away feeling incredibly content.

The Verdict?

This is a calming bond, one where you two will understand the sensitivity required to keep your friendship flourishing.

A relationship may take a little more work in the patience and communication department, but because you’re both incredibly loyal, you’ll make an effort to keep this genuine connection strong.

Compatibility Scale:

  • 1- Get AWAY from me
  • 2- Who are you again?
  • 3- I tolerate you
  • 4- You’re pretty cool
  • 5- Let’s gooooo!

Friendship Compatibility

5.0 Gold Stars

Love Compatibility

4.0 Gold Stars

What if I Love This Person?

When two water signs like you, Cancer, collide, you’ll flow together, merging into a waterfall of seamless connection.