When two Cancerians come together in a love affair, a loving and yet very emotional domestic relationship ensues. A Cancer-Cancer match makes for a deeply devoted duo, endlessly loyal to one another. Both will learn the ins-and-outs of their partner, the best ways to heat each other up or, if necessary, to cool one another down. Both will also find great comfort and satisfaction in their underlying commitment to one another. This couple is faithful and caring, helpful and sympathetic of individual needs and very oriented toward making a home and creating a sense of family — especially when they can get over their brooding, manipulative and self-pitying habits. If they can find a way to keep their fluid and moody emotions in check, this relationship will nurture both lovers.
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A Cancer’s place is in the home. Once safely entrenched in their personal sanctuary, the moody Crab may forget about the world outside, not paying mind to the opinions of others, only concerned with what’s going on behind their own closed doors. This attitude carries over into relationships: Like their cherished possessions and material comforts, Cancer never hesitates to defend a loved one if threatened. This devotion and willingness to fight and toil for the survival and success of their relationships are really a Crab’s greatest contributions to the game of love. It’s no wonder Cancer’s symbol is the ‘crabby’ scuttling Crab, for outbursts and flare-ups are common with this emotional crustacean. While their mood swings may injure each other’s feelings, it’s a Cancer’s subtle mastery of the fine art of emotional manipulation that one should watch out for.
The Moon (Emotion) rules Cancer, and this Sign is sensitive to the moods that ebb and flow with the Moon’s monthly cycles. The Moon, the maternal orb of the heavens, is the celestial force behind Cancer’s great maternal and care-giving nature. The energy of this instinct creates a warm, secure home environment, a perfect love nest for the growing and cultivation of a healthy relationship.
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Cancer is a Water Sign. Instinct and emotion drive this relationship. With these deep, intense intuitive powers comes a fragility, as Cancer’s feelings are brittle and easily hurt. Hence, that Crabby shell in which they hide themselves when frightened or overwhelmed. So often retreating to their shells can put a strain on any relationship with a Cancer, but two Crabs together will hopefully be perceptive of each other’s needs for personal space and temporary time-outs. The key is realizing that it’s not a personal slight if one of these Cancers wants some alone-time. This Watery element of their nature can protect them and their loved ones from the harsh realities of the outside world.
Cancer is a Cardinal Sign. Though not the most physically active of the Signs, a Cancer’s quick emotional reflexes and powers of perception offer an alternate line of defense under stress. The Crab is not shy about getting exactly what they want from their partner. The protecting feral beast within is the first emotional element to leap forward under stress or a threat to the pack. However, these bursts of emotion may overwhelm a Cancer and crush their tender feelings. Fierce loyalty binds this Cancer-Cancer love match, but it can also threaten its very existence. Both partners must always strive to see things from their lover’s point of view as well as their own.
What’s the best thing about the Cancer-Cancer love match? Their utter devotion to enriching their commitment and the strong emotional bond between them. Together, this pair will protect one another and keep their love safe from the outside world, as well as work toward creating a happy domestic life and nurturing a loving family.