Cancer and Sagittarius: Compatibility in Sex, Love, and Friendship

Is it true love between Cancer and Sagittarius? Not at all. With Cancer’s need for emotional security from one person and Sagittarius’ “Zeus complex” with everyone, they might struggle to make it work. Let’s understand their personalities a bit more and see how incompatible this love match really is:

Cancer and Sagittarius Compatibility


The Cancer Zodiac

Cancer is ruled by the moon, the ruler of intuition and emotion. The Cancer symbol is a crab, but the constellation could depict it as the breast of a woman, representing the Greek mythology goddess Hera or the nurturing nature of a woman. As a water sign, Cancers are very in tune with their emotions. They tend to go through mood swings, feeling sorry for themselves, and playing the victim. As a cardinal sign, Cancer tends to lead with their heart. They are sensitive creatures!

Personality Traits of a Cancer

Cancers are incredibly loyal. When they enter a relationship, they would never dream of betraying their partner. They will put their full effort into the relationship. They would do anything for the people they consider family. Cancers are also sympathetic. They cannot stand to see other people in pain. They will do whatever they can to make the world a better place. They are people pleasers, so they want everyone to be happy. They don’t want anyone to be as miserable as they are. 

Cancers are an open book. They won’t play games and won’t be embarrassed to express their emotions. However, sometimes those tears could be fake. After all, Cancers are skilled manipulators. Cancer is the type to express their emotions through creative outlets. They are skilled when it comes to writing, drawing, singing, dancing, and other creative pursuits. 

The Cancer man can be quite moody and sensitive. He wants to feel needed and loved wants to share his life with someone. When he’s in a relationship, he won’t hide his feelings from his partner. The Cancer woman is very vulnerable and open. She’s nurturing, romantic and ready for love. She also has a fierce loyalty to her too.

Cancer: Moon, Rising, and Venus Signs

In astrology, every person has a sign in the moon, rising, and Venus placements of their zodiac chart. Your moon represents your inner self, your rising is how people see you when they first meet you, and Venus represents love and beauty.

If your moon sign is in Cancer, you are maternal. You take care of your family and friends. You would do anything for them. However, if your affection isn’t returned, you will grow resentful. You won’t understand why others can’t help you in the same way you’ve always helped them. 

If your Venus sign is in Cancer, you’re a homebody. You would rather cuddle with your partner in bed than go out drinking with them. You also consider yourself a romantic. You’re willing to go far for the people you love. 

If your rising sign is in Cancer, you enjoy having a routine. You don’t like unexpected surprises. You want to have your week planned out in advance. It’s hard for you to adjust to change, which is why you’re most comfortable in a routine. 

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The Sagittarius Zodiac

Sagittarius is ruled by Jupiter, the planet of luck, fortune, philosophy, and truth. The symbol for Sagittarius is a bow and arrow, or an archer, meaning they are strong and powerful. Sagittarius is a fire sign, meaning they are honest, intense, and has a vibrant enthusiasm for life. They also have a great sense of humor and tend to get along with anyone. Sagittarius is a mutable sign, meaning they can be adaptable and flexible, but also careless and inconsistent. They cannot stand waiting and make rash decisions in the heat of the moment instead of thinking things through.

Personality Traits of a Sagittarius

Sagittarius is energetic, bold, and intense. They will rebel under the authority and will be unafraid to take a risk. Since they hate routine and would prefer if life was unpredictable, they are very adventurous. They dream of seeing the entire world, being able to experience cultures other than their own. As a very open-minded person, Sagittarius is always ready to learn more about the people around them.

Sagittarius needs to have the freedom to make their own decisions – in their careers and in their relationships. They don’t want someone else telling them what they are allowed to do. They don’t want to feel like they are smothered or tied down. This fire sign want to maintain their independence. Honestly, they don’t mind the idea of being single forever because they are flirtatious. They have fun playing the field. They don’t fall in love easily because they get bored easily.

The Sagittarius man is very courageous and independent. He can be quite cocky and flirtatious, craving attention and for people to feed his ego. He enjoys his freedom and is likely to settle down in a relationship. The Sagittarius woman is wild and independent. She will speak her mind, even if her words could hurt someone. It also won’t be easy for her to fall in love. However, when she is in a relationship, she will want it to be exciting and spontaneous.

Sagittarius: Moon, Rising, and Venus Signs

In astrology, every person has a sign in the moon, rising, and Venus placements of their zodiac chart. Your moon represents your inner self, your rising is how people see you when they first meet you, and Venus represents love and beauty.

If your moon sign is in Sagittarius, you’re a free spirit. You never take life too seriously. You’re a carefree soul who sets their own rules. Since your so spontaneous, there’s a chance you’ll randomly book a flight on any given day. You don’t think too far ahead because you want to enjoy the moment.

If your Venus sign is in Sagittarius, you grow restless easily. You feel uncomfortable when you’re stuck in a routine. Sagittarius prefers unpredictability and spontaneity. You love life — and you want to surround yourself with others who feel the same. You don’t want to waste time repeating the same things you did yesterday.

If your rising sign is in Sagittarius, you are enthusiastic and active. You cannot sit still for long. You are happiest when you’re on the move, experiencing new things. If your life becomes too repetitive, you grow bored and unsatisfied.

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Cancer and Sagittarius: Friendship Compatibility

A Cancer and Sagittarius friendship isn’t going to be the strongest. The Cancer zodiac sign is ruled by their sensitivity and the Sagittarius zodiac sign is ruled by their assertiveness, and these differences can make or break them…. but mostly break them.

Cancer and Sagittarius are smart and witty, and laughter will bring them together, however, there’s nothing else strong enough to keep them together. Cancer’s feelings might dominate the friendship, but Sagittarius’ attitude and ego will jump in to run the show. 

Cancer and Sagittarius might have a fun time when they show up to the same party or bar – but these two signs probably won’t continue the friendship after that. After all, Sagittarius is too flighty. They don’t remain in one place for long. They have a million friends, but it’s rare for them to have a close friend. Meanwhile, Cancer gets attached to everyone in their life. They won’t want to go days without talking or weeks without seeing each other. They won’t receive this type of consistency from a Sagittarius, so their friendship won’t last long.

Besides, Sagittarius is brutally honest. They don’t have a filter. They will say whatever pops into their head without stopping to consider whether it sounds offensive. Meanwhile, Cancer gets their egos bruised easily. The smallest comment could ruin their entire day. It’s likely that a Sagittarius will say something without thinking and make a sensitive Cancer burst into tears. Although these signs won’t hate each other, they won’t get along well either.

Cancer and Sagittarius: Compatibility in Sex and Love

A romantic relationship between Cancer and Sagittarius isn’t ideal. In fact, these two signs will rarely be attracted to one another. Cancer’s jealousy and possessiveness will be too much for their Sagittarius partner, just as Sagittarius’ huge ego and need for attention from others will irk their Cancer partner. Sagittarius’ unpredictability and Cancer’s mood changes can make their love life exhausting.

If Cancer and Sagittarius enter a relationship, one of them is going to get hurt. Cancers are looking for a secure, consistent relationship – and Sagittarius isn’t looking for a relationship at all. If they’re going to commit to someone, it needs to be someone who gives them space. It needs to be someone who allows them to assert their independence and make their own decisions. However, Cancers won’t want their partner to roam around without them. They will want to be together at all times.

Cancers will set way too many rules and boundaries for a rebellious Sagittarius. Meanwhile, a Sagittarius will be way too flirtatious for a Cancer to handle. Cancers will never feel comfortable in the relationship because they will constantly worry they are going to get cheated on or abandoned. They will feel like they are being neglected. The differences between Cancer and Sagittarius are too big. Any relationship is bound to end in a disaster.

Compatibility: Cancer and Sagittarius

Cancer man + Sagittarius woman:

There will be plenty of pitfalls on the road to love in this Cancer Sagittarius relationship. Cancer will want to micromanage and Sagittarius will want to be free to roam. Sagittarius’s bold and intense energy and Cancer’s deeply emotional energy might make it hard for good communication. They won’t understand each other’s character very well. It might seem as if they are always walking on thin ice with each other.

Sagittarius man + Cancer woman: 

These two are so incredibly different, but even so, they have a similarly stubborn mind. The bold Sagittarius man will have no patience for the emotional Cancer woman, and she’ll get so frustrated with him for never wanting to settle down. Will there be good communication about their problems? Definitely not! These two value different interests and things in life, too: Sagittarius likes adventure while Cancers appreciate the comfort of staying at home — while they might support each other’s varied interests in life, they still might not get along or join their partner’s ideas of fun.

Cancer woman + Sagittarius woman

This kind of Sagittarius and Cancer combination might be a bit too intense for both of them. Cancer will struggle with Sagittarius’ boldness and independence and Sagittarius will hate Cancer’s mood swings and sensitivity to most things and will tell them exactly just how much they hate it. Sagittarius doesn’t like stability or being tied down, while Cancer takes an interest in developing secure and stable relationships. When things get tough, Sagittarius will run away and Cancer will play the victim in manipulating behaviors, but they won’t talk about what’s wrong. These personality differences make for a pair that just doesn’t make much sense. This is a romantic and friendship match that should be avoided if possible.

Sagittarius man + Cancer man

This Sagittarius Cancer relationship will find that they clash a lot. Whether it be because they have the fire and water elements or because they just have two distinct personalities, they won’t really get along. With emotional and manipulative Cancer and straightforward and energetic Sagittarius will find it hard to accept each other. At their worst, Sagittarius will make a point to tell their Cancer partner that they’re irritating them, and Cancer will make a point to manipulate and play the victim. Overall, these two are not a good match.

January Nelson is a writer, editor, and dreamer. She writes about astrology, games, love, relationships, and entertainment. January graduated with an English and Literature degree from Columbia University.