Cancer and Sagittarius Compatibility

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

  • The Cancer star sign 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 goddess Hera from Greek mythology and the nurturing nature of woman. 
  • As a water sign, the Cancer zodiac is very in tune with their intuition and emotions.
  • As a cardinal sign, Cancer people tend to be very sensitive creatures who lead with their hearts impulsively.
  • Personality traits of a Cancer
    • Emotional, sympathetic 
    • Loyal, overprotective, and nurturing 
    • Prone to mood swings 
    • Finds peace through creative outlets 
    • Manipulative 
  • Cancer man personality:
    • Moody, sensitive 
    • Creative 
    • Won’t hide his feelings from his loved one 
    • He wants to feel needed and wants to share his life with someone 
  • Cancer woman personality: 
    • Vulnerable, open 
    • Fierce loyalty 
    • Nurturing 
    • Co-dependent 
    • Romantic and ready for love and intimacy — she plays the field 
  • In astrology, we each have a sign in certain placements of our chart. We each have a moon sign and a rising sign; our moon represents our inner selves and how we deal with feelings and emotions and our ascendant (rising) sign is how people perceive us when they first meet us. 
    • If your moon sign is in Cancer, you are incredibly intuitive, empathetic, and emotional. You’re a natural caregiver!
    • If your rising sign is in Cancer, you are protective, empathetic, and you tend to put others first. 

Cancers are an open book. They aren’t going to make their partner guess what is running through their mind. They aren’t going to play any dating games. They are going to be blunt about how they are feeling. It’s common for them to cry in public because they don’t hold anything back. They aren’t embarrassed to express their emotions. However, sometimes those tears could be fake. After all, Cancers are skilled manipulators. They know exactly what to say and do to get their way.

Cancers are also artistic. They are skilled when it comes to writing, drawing, singing, dancing, and other creative pursuits. Not only are they talented artists, but these activities give them a great outlet for their emotions. After all, Cancers are an extremely emotional sign. They are prone to mood swings and can lash out at their partners if they’re not careful. It’s important for them to have a healthy way to express their emotions – and doing something creative can be a big help.

The Sagittarius Zodiac

  • Sagittarius is ruled by the planet Jupiter, the ruler of luck, fortune, philosophy, and truth. 
  • The symbol for the Sagittarius zodiac sign is a bow and arrow, or, an archer. 
  • As a fire sign, a Sagittarian is honest, has an enthusiasm for life and an intense personality, and will do anything to achieve their goals. 
  • As a mutable sign, they are adaptable and flexible, but also careless and inconsistent. 
  • Personality traits of a Sagittarius sun sign:
    • Intense and energetic 
    • Adventurous and unafraid to take a risk 
    • Will rebel under authority 
    • Hates routine and would prefer if life was unpredictable
    • Huge egos and overly confident 
    • Very honest and has no filter 
  • Sagittarius man personality traits
    • Courageous 
    • He is cocky and likes attention and for people to feed his ego
    • Flirtatious 
    • Enjoys his freedom and will be less likely to settle down in a relationship 
  • Sagittarius woman personality traits
    • Wild and independent
    • Will speak her mind, even if her words could hurt someone 
    • Won’t be easy for her to fall in love 
    • She wants to be in an exciting and spontaneous relationship 
  • In astrology, we each have a sign in certain placements of our chart. We each have a moon sign and a rising sign; our moon represents our inner selves and how we deal with feelings and emotions and our ascendant (rising) sign is how people perceive us when they first meet us. 
    • If your moon sign is in Sagittarius, you have a deep sense of wonder and will always be learning and trying new things. You trust yourself more than you trust others, and this might come across as cocky, selfish, and cold. 
    • If your rising sign is in Sagittarius, you are the life of the party. You are free-spirited and you love to be the center of attention.

Sagittarius isn’t meant to work nine-to-five jobs. They are rulebreakers who rebel against anyone in power. They have trouble getting along with authority figures and will clash with bosses in an office environment. Plus, they hate repetition. They don’t want to relive the same exact day over and over again. They want to go on adventures. They want to see the world. They want to be surprised by what life has in store for them. They will be miserable if they’re stuck in one place for too long.

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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 being smothered or tied down. They 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.

Cancer and Sagittarius: Friendship Compatibility

  • A Cancer and Sagittarius friendship isn’t going to be the strongest. 
  • With the Yin Cancer and their sensitivity and openness and the Yang Sagittarius with their ambition and assertiveness, these differences will make or break them…and most likely break them. 
  • Although Cancer’s feelings (or rather, over-feelings) might dominate the friendship, Sagittarius’ attitude and ego will jump in to run the show. 
  • Both are smart and witty and laughter will bring them together, however, there’s nothing strong enough keeping them together.

 These signs might have a fun time when they show up to the same party or bar – but they 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, Cancers get 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, Cancers get 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: Sex and Love Compatibility

  • 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 these two signs 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 these two signs are too big. Any relationship is bound to end in a disaster.

Cancer and Sagittarius: Zodiac Compatibility 

Cancer Compatibility 

  • If you’re a Cancer, you’ll find that love with earth sign Virgo will be pretty good, despite the differences. Practical Virgo and sensitive Cancer are on the same page when it comes to loyalty in love: Cancers are possessive and Virgos are so dependable that they have no reason to be unfaithful. You will complement each other very well. 
  • If you’re a Cancer, you’ll find that love with a fellow water sign Pisces will be a great match. You two are on the same page when it comes to emotions and communication. These two are able to understand each other’s sensitive nature and desire for intimacy.

Sagittarius Compatibility: 

  • If you’re a Sagittarius, you’ll find that love with Aries or Leo will be super strong. As fire signs, you are all passionate in your own ways, especially in love. You are all very self-aware of your brutal honesty and your sense of adventure. The only time you might argue is when it comes to who gets to be the center of attention and the leader in the relationship.
  • If you’re a Sagittarius, you’ll be very incompatible with an air sign, like Libra or Aquarius. When it comes to sex, Sagittarius and Aquarius will be physically strong and adventurous but will lack trust, shared values, and emotional intimacy. There will be little to no trust in a Libra and Sagittarius pair and there will even be an archetypical battle between them.

Cancers and Virgos will get along much better than Cancers and Sagittarius. Virgos are looking for the same thing as Cancers. A commitment. They won’t mind spending their weekends on the couch watching movies and playing video games. They will feel more comfortable one-on-one than stuck in crowds. Even more importantly, they will be able to trust each other. There won’t be any paranoia or fights about how late the other person is coming home because they’ll always be together.

Meanwhile, Sagittarius should consider a relationship with a fire sign. Since fire signs are adventurous, they will understand a Sagittarius’ restlessness. They will go out on the town together. They will book plane tickets together. They will travel the world together. Instead of holding each other back, they will encourage each other to try new things. They will bring out the best in each other instead of trying to change each other.

Cancer and Sagittarius: Relationship Compatibility with Cancer or Sagittarius 

Cancer man + Sagittarius woman:

There will be plenty of pitfalls on the road to love with these two and their different personalities. Cancer will want to micromanage and Sagittarius will want to be free to roam. They’ll clash a lot and even feel as if they’re 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 Sagittarius man will have no patience for the Cancer woman and she’ll get so frustrated with him for never wanting to settle down. 

Cancer compatibility with a Cancer:

No matter if it’s a Cancer woman and woman, man and man, or man and woman, a Cancer-Cancer relationship will be deep and emotional. They might struggle in the bedroom, just because they’re more emotional creatures than physical, but they’re both great at sympathizing with one another. This is a strong emotional connection. 

Sagittarius compatibility with a Sagittarius: 

No matter if it’s a Sagittarius man and woman, man and man, or woman and woman, a Sagittarius-Sagittarius relationship will be exciting, adventurous, and passionate. The sexual compatibility is strong! They’re both able to focus on themselves and their personal projects and will be understanding and respectful of one another.

Two Cancers are going to have an up-and-down relationship. Since they are both moody, there’s a possibility there will be a lot of conflicts. However, if they learn how to communicate with each other properly, their arguments will turn into learning experiences. After all, it’s a good thing that neither of them holds back their emotions. There will never be any secrets between them. They will tell the truth about everything, even when it’s difficult to say.

Meanwhile, two Sagittarius is going to have a passionate relationship. They won’t talk each other out of going on crazy adventures. They will want to go together! They are never going to run out of things to talk about because they will always be embarking on new experiences and learning new things. This will keep them on their toes, expecting the unexpected. Not to mention, the sex will be fiery and intense. They won’t be able to keep their hands off each other.

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