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Cancer + Sagittarius
Cancer and Sagittarius can be a beautiful pairing that can last for the long haul. When two people come together with water and fire… it creates steam. Cancer will care about Sagittarius in ways that no one did before her. Sagittarius will charm Cancer in ways that free her to be herself.
It is a wild and crazy match. You have Cancer in one corner coming in with water energy, maternal instinct, and crab-like reflexes — and in the other corner — Sagittarius, with fire energy, the jokes of a quick-witted comedian, and, well, the thighs of a horse.
People will enjoy watching this couple interact with each other. The emotional preferences of the two people are categorically different. Cancer is a feeler, a mystic, and sometimes dramatic. Sagittarius is a prankster, a scholastic thinker, and aloof.
Sagittarius will find Cancer’s mystical thinking incredibly interesting. He’ll be drawn to her moods, which are unpredictable and constantly changing — like the moon. He’ll learn from Cancer how to freely express his emotions.
Cancer thinks outside the box for the means of survival. She will take on any mood and dwell in it. She wants to feel each emotion. She changes her mind quickly, particularly when she wants to appear more agreeable to others. Sagittarius is unpredictable in action, so together these two will be a whirlwind of change.
Important note: Cancer wants to be agreeable and friendly, so they'll change their opinion to blend in with others. Sagittarius doesn't want to fit in with others, so they'll be rebellious and do things in an atypical way.
Signs in a nutshell: Cancer has a natural proclivity toward art, music, and creativity. Sagittarius is ambitious and dabbles in everything — the fire sign often switches gears before he becomes too attached to something. The two signs will be intrigued by each other because of their different goals and motivations. Cancer wants to be up close and intimate— Sagittarius wants space.
Where does the couple align best? They’ll like each other for their physical chemistry. They’re both drawn to exploring: Sagittarius is curious about everything and Cancer is well-suited for fun if she can let herself go. These two have great potential, and at the very least, they can enjoy each other’s company for a short while.
If Cancer can give Sagittarius space, and allow for wild adventures and changes, then she can handle a relationship with a Sagittarius.
A Mix of Different Energies
Cancer and Sagittarius can make it through their hardships by compromising. Cancer will want commitment, but Sagittarius will want freedom. This will be the biggest conflict to overcome.
- Cancer can’t keep a tight leash on Sagittarius. Cancer has to trust Sagittarius and give them space to do what they want. If a relationship is too suffocating, Sagittarius will abandon it. You have to give the fire sign freedom.
- Sagittarius requires variety in a relationship. They can’t stand a life where every day was spent doing the exact same things.
- Cancer needs someone who is emotionally attentive and available. Cancer doesn’t do well in a relationship with someone who has poor EQ.
- Sagittarius needs someone who is open-minded and chaotic like them. They don’t do well with repetition or rigid structure.
- Sagittarius would do well with a hippie lifestyle or getting in a van and traveling around the world.
Sagittarius needs to be sensitive to Cancer. Not everything should be taken in jest. Some things need to be taken seriously, or at least emphatically. Cancer needs to know she is heard and understood. Cancer also needs to have thicker skin. You can’t get offended too easily if you date a Sagittarius.
This is going to be a strange pairing in many ways: think of a horse running through an open prairie with a crab on its back. It’s not something you see every day, likely a scene only reserved for cartoons. A Sagittarius and Cancer pairing is something straight out of the wild.
A Rare Pairing
I’m not sure how frequently the two signs will pop up in the same social circles nor how naturally they’ll be drawn to each other instead of the other suitors around them. It seems far more likely that they’ll be friends or episodic lovers.
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The vastly different goals of each person will clash. Cancer may want to commit and then Sagittarius up and leaves. Sagittarius may want to have fun and go on a big adventure... and Cancer wants to stay home.
If Cancer wants to keep Sagittarius, she’ll have to consistently work her flirtatious magic. She’s going to have to put on a show, a spectacle, and really wow him. If this is out of her comfort zone — I don’t suggest it. (Most Cancers do have this charisma.)
Cancer should take some notes from her neighbor Leo. She should make herself look big and proud. Put on the red heels, wear the dress with the low neckline, apply the expensive perfume, and heck, throw on a wig. A Cancer man should wear a tailored suit, get his hair professionally done, and don shiny shoes. Regardless of gender: you should make yourself noticeably attractive.
If Sagittarius wants to lure in a Cancer, he’ll need to do two things: Make the Cancer laugh and show them that you’re a responsive listener.
When Early Summer Meets Late Fall
- Cancer is born from June 21 to July 22. The sign is born in early summer. Flowers are in bloom, storms rage, humidity makes an appearance, there is more sunlight, and there is a lot of heat.
- Sagittarius is born from November 22 to December 21. This is the last sign of fall, when the holidays pick up, when flora turns brown, and the first freeze. Merriment is high with end-of-the-year celebrations. Usually, 4th quarter sales are the most lucrative.
Cancer has plenty to celebrate. The sign occurs during summer vacations, but that’s not what Cancer is usually about…. Cancer symbolizes pregnancy and all the emotions that come with it. This can be daunting for a party lover and fun enthusiast like Sagittarius. Cancer is excited about creating new life, but it’s hard work.
Sagittarius shouldn’t let pregnancy or serious matters scare them. They can bring some of their happy-go-lucky nature to Cancer to make her sparkle, to help her loosen up, and to enjoy life more. His positive outlook can make her circumstances easier to go through.
Also, what’s more energetic, exciting, and unpredictable than a baby? Sagittarius LOVES new life.
Cancer can get lost in their existential thoughts and needs help letting go of their grievances. Sagittarius can be of great service here. They can lighten the mood and help Cancer to see things with more hope.
Sagittarius likes Cancer because they're a window into the existential. Sagittarius is a natural academic, so anything existential will be exciting for them. Cancer is a natural artist and constantly changes and learns different perspectives to survive and empathize.
Together, they can be a powerful force. They need to figure out how to use their minds as a pair, and they must develop an appreciation for their partner. If you can find compromise and middle ground, everything will fall into place.
Suggestions for this Pairing
Sagittarius may find Cancer’s constant moods draining — and albeit ridiculous. Cancer may find Sagittarius’ constant quest for the new and the bold (and their jesting) rather insincere.
Sagittarius has to dial it back to some degree: don’t explain everything in humor or high-brow thinking. Sagittarius sometimes needs to talk in simple and plain ways. Cancer has to be in charge of her emotions and not let them control her to the point of self-sabotage.
The two signs do best when they attract to each other’s energies: when Cancer is charmed by Sagittarius’ humor and wit and when Sagittarius is attracted to Cancer’s emotions and nourishing ways.
Cancer’s Profile: Caring, Moody, and Flirtatious
Cancer types are nostalgic; they carry things with them that they love. They keep mementos from old letters to cherished gifts. They place certain people and things on a pedestal. They want to create a safe space for their loved ones.
This sign is sensitive to others’ needs. They sponge up all the emotions of a room. They are intuitive when it comes to social dynamics, they flirt by showing off their bodies — they give out hugs and use lots of body language. Cancers are affectionate, sentimental, and can be serial hoarders… like little hermit crabs collecting shells.
The cardinal water sign can come off aloof, standoffish, and not really certain where they want to go. Cancer will avoid conflict and withdraw rather than face confrontation head-on. They can also drive a point way too far when they’re angry.
It’s important for Cancer to be mindful of how they expend their energy. They have a tendency toward depression. They’re moody and broody, and this often results in deep lows.
Cancer is ruled by the Moon. Study the Moon, and you’ll learn the secrets of Cancer from all their different phases and emotional waves.
Sagittarius Profile: Wild, Funny, and Celebratory
Sagittarius can be crude, outspoken, and stunningly clever. They are forward-thinking and, for the most part, optimistic. They’re not negative vampires living solitary lives in castles and caves. They don’t sit around and brood like a Scorpio. They’re jokers, enthusiastic academics, and plucky opponents.
They want to go out into the world to try their luck. They find sitting around and doing nothing to be sinful. A life well spent will touch many lives and places.
Sagittarius types have a hard time focusing. They are wild and like to go through 8,000 things all at once. They need to feel like their partner is headed in the same direction as them, but not like they’re crayons stuck in a box. Sagittarius is looking for another horse that can keep up with them.
Sagittarius is the most likely sign to casually date and to flirt openly with multiple people. This could stir up jealousy in Cancer or make them feel insecure. Sagittarius has to prove that they’re faithful. If Cancer knows Sagittarius is loyal to them, then it won’t bother them when Sagittarius gets into a long conversation with someone else.
The mutable fall sign is notably independent. Sagittariuses are often single or bachelors; they like to play the field. Cancer, on the other hand, is one of the more dependent and couple-oriented signs. Cancer likes to charm people, but she’s mostly trying to get someone to match up with her for a long-term monogamous arrangement.
Cancer’s cardinal water energy and Sagittarius’ mutable fire energy make this pairing unpredictable and off-the-wall. Cancer will like Sagittarius’ forward-thinking curiosity and consistent enthusiasm. Cancer is more reflective and past-oriented. Sagittarius will like that Cancer is nostalgic and wildly free to express her emotions.
Cancer and Sagittarius at a Quick Glance
June 21 to July 22
November 22 and December 21
Caring, Moody, Charming, Emotional
Funny, Wild, Vibrant, Unpredictable
Represented in Body
Leader or Manager
Manager of Emotions
Leader of Chaos
This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.
© 2019 Andrea Lawrence