Cancer and Cancer (two partners, both of the Cancer sun sign) is a very romantic match, intensely emotional and highly sexual. Often this match has soulmate potential!
These scores show the averages for data collected from my clients over the past 20 years. It's important to note however that individual relationships vary enormously. This is a summarized picture, a real compatibility reading is needed to judge a real relationship. It's also worth noting that Soulmates can be found in any sun sign match, even those which are statistically likely to have low compatibility.
You're both emotionally intense, needing and giving affection constantly - making for ideal partners in this area. You're both empathetic to the point of being psychic - not literally, however you'll rarely have to ask how the other feels at any given time, and this is an ability you greatly appreciate in a partner. Don't take it for granted once you get comfortable!
You both can be moody, however you're also one of the few partners who can understand and empathize with this. Interestingly you'll probably find you end up in sync with each other, either both on a high or both on a low at the same time, which can actually work remarkably well - especially if you anticipate it happening. Whether you're crying together or laughing together this can work perfectly.
You're both very attentive lovers, who try to meet each others need, and enjoy nurturing each other. This is one of the few partners who you wont feel that you give more than you take from.
You both enjoy the home and family, and tend towards being sensible with money. You both need security and loyalty from a partner, which again works perfectly as you're both so loyal.
Three areas of warning need to be noted in this match however:
1- This is a match which is particularly sensitive to moon sign placements. This match works best if neither of you have water moon signs, and your moon signs are compatible (for example one fire and one air).
2- You both tend towards being passively aggressive, so it's important to say what you mean and not play mind games or use emotional blackmail with each other. You're both masters of doing so, and this relationship can easily reach a very frustrating point if you don't each control this tendency.
3- If one of you has children from a prior relationship, while the other doesn't, it can make this match much more one sided. One of you will be giving 100% and the other 50%. If neither of you have children, or you both have children (or have them together) then everything is of course fine.
You're both caring, moody and exciting lovers sexually, and both want an emotional as well as a physical connection. In this respect this match is likely to be very satisfying for both of you.
It's important to note however that we're looking only at sun signs here. There are many other planets which can have an equal or greater effect on someone's personality. Makes sense, as ultimately everyone is of course unique. Generalizing too far based just on sun signs can therefore be misleading.
To fully understand someone or how compatible you are with them we need to calculate those other planet placements from their date of birth, and compare them to your own, and then interpret the results.
This unlocks the real power of astrology, and gives much more useful and specific information: everything from how they view you, how to turn them on, how to avoid arguments with them etc. If you would like to explore this further please see the astrology compatibility reports page.
So is this article conclusive? No! This article is based only on sun sign interaction. In order to provide a lot of people with information it's a convenient and fast way to generalize, but it's far from conclusive at this broad level.
To get a complete picture we need to take all the other planets and their interactions into account for each of you. If you would like more information on this for your unique relationship please see the astrology compatibility reports page.
For details of the most common pros and cons of relationships with each of the other signs I have a separate index of articles on Cancer compatibility
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