Cancer Love Compatibility
Love sign compatibility: Comparing Venus signs in Astrology
Zodiac Sign Compatibility
Note: You are likely familiar with comparing sun signs to determine compatibility. It can be much more revealing to compare Venus signs in romantic relationships! Find out your position of Venus by sign here.
Keep in mind that you can use these compatibility interpretations for Sun Signs as well!
If your Venus is in Cancer:
When your Venus is in Cancer, you look for security and safety in partnership. You are the most caring and nurturing of lovers. Your lover is likely to be flattered by your excellent memory for all they say and do—in some cases, they could be intimidated as well! Sincerity from your partner is important to you, and you are attracted to people who you consider to be natural and genuine.
You are the most intuitive of lovers, finding it easy to “read” your partner’s character and feelings. As mentioned above, this can be flattering to many, and cause for concern for others! Which, of course, is fine by you, because the ideal partner for you is comfortable in their own skin. Anyone threatened by your “feelers” may not be sincere enough for you!
Appreciation, security, and tenderness are most important to you in matters of the heart. You work hard at accommodating the people you love, taking care of them in every way you can. Because you are not very comfortable with confrontations, you are prone to side-stepping problems. You are easily hurt, but you can work hard at concealing that fact.
It is difficult for you to forget any kind of action that you consider a betrayal on the part of your lover, but you are not one to run away from your commitments. You would benefit from expressing your hurts instead of letting them stew inside of you. In many cases, your partner may not even know that they’ve hurt you!
Your charm is of the understated kind, and you may not always know just how attractive you are to others! The truth is, no matter how you come across, you fairly ooze sweetness. Of course, not everyone will find that quality attractive, but to those that do, you can be irresistible. It can be difficult for people to stay angry with you. This may be because you have mastered the “art” of playing innocent!
You are especially attracted to neediness, and you might work hard at keeping the people you love in a state of needing you. Their dependence on you feeds you, making you feel loved, but you can have a love-hate relationship with that dependency over time. In some cases, Venus in Cancer people might wonder if they’ve created a monster! You do get off on taking care of your lover, often at the expense of your own needs. It would be helpful if you could detach yourself from some of the problems of your loved ones, even just a little, and recognize that you are not responsible for others’ happiness. This concept is difficult for you to learn. You understand it, but living by it is a completely different thing.
You observe your partner very closely, and the love you offer holds the rare quality of cherishing. (See Venus in Cancer for more details on the Venus in Cancer temperament).
How You Relate to a Partner with Venus in Aries: This combination definitely makes for a bit of an odd couple! Your Venus is Moon-ruled, while your partner’s Venus is Mars-ruled. There is a distinct difference between what is important to you in love, and what your partner considers important. Your partner rides high on spontaneity and is quite open in their expression of feelings, if not a little erratic. You tend to take your time when it comes to both expressing feelings and moving a relationship forward. You are often defensive with your feelings, while your partner is configured to be on the offense much of the time!
At first, your markedly different styles can be wildly attractive. Later, your differences can prove to be a bone of contention. Tenderness is important to you, but your partner expresses love in a more direct, aggressive manner. Their assertive style can border on being downright inconsiderate, which is the polar opposite of how you treat a loved one! Your lover wants instant gratification and doesn’t have much patience for beating around the bush, but you often require others to gently and subtly coax you to open up and express your feelings.
What it boils down to is a difference in styles of expressing love and affection, and understanding that your styles are often dramatically different can go a long way toward harmony. If you are willing to learn from each other, your partner may become an expert at infusing your relationship with energy and excitement, and you can offer the support and security that doesn’t come naturally to your partner.
How You Relate to a Partner with Venus in Taurus: The dependability you sense in your Venus in Taurus lover is appealing to you. This is a person you can truly feel safe and comfortable with. Your partner will appreciate your warm, even practical style of expressing love. Although you tend to be the more emotional of the two, your partner can help you to feel more secure than most signs.
The risk here will be that the relationship becomes too patterned and too predictable. Your partner doesn’t easily respond to indirect expressions of feeling and is not as intuitive as you are. They are not the type who will push and prod you to open up, and as a result, communication can suffer.
You will likely agree about issues surrounding family and finances. Both of you are committed to creating a comfortable environment and building a solid future. Flexibility, however, can be lacking in this partnership, and you might feel your partner is a little too stubborn for your liking. They revel in sensual pleasures, as do you, and ultimately they are most satisfied with strong, permanent alliances. This is sure to please you!
Once you’ve gained their trust and loyalty, your lover can be like the Rock of Gibraltar—they might be exactly what you need to steady your sometimes swirling emotions and to calm and soothe your fears. Stubborn and inflexible moments aside, this partnership has great potential for stability and longevity.
How You Relate to a Partner with Venus in Gemini: You and your partner have Venus signs that are side-by-side. In astrology, side-by-side signs have very little in common. This generates plenty of interest and fascination between the both of you. You approach love in markedly different ways, and your partner mirrors many of the traits you lack, as well as vice versa.
The attraction is strong between you. You have a uniquely nurturing approach to love and partnership. Your memory with regards to loved ones is outstanding! You cherish your partner, showering them with your concern and caring gestures. Your partner’s style in love is more cerebral, and their cheerful disposition, flexibility, and intelligent charm can fascinate you.
Over time, your very different approaches to love can surface as difficulties, with the bottom line a clash of values. Your partner is flirtatious with you, and their teasing is actually a true show of love. Until you recognize this, it can be difficult for you to feel nurtured and cared for. You are sensitive in matters of the heart, although you don’t always want to show it. More than likely, you will play along with your partner’s lighthearted games, but may ultimately long for more warmth. Your partner believes that any problem can be solved by talking it through. You will certainly try to work through problems, but, in your heart, you believe in and value a more emotional bond—a bond that would not only be difficult to verbalize, but that might even be cheapened if it were to be defined with words. You show love through practical gestures as well as commitment and may leave your partner wanting for fun and excitement.
On the positive side, your partner will be able to lean on you for emotional support and will value your ability to make them feel safe. This is important because your partner can go through some very insecure and uncertain moments. You are likely to appreciate your partner’s flexibility more than anything, and you will reward your lover with a commitment that is difficult to break. Your partner needs to consciously pay more attention to tenderness in their exchanges with you, as this can only serve to strengthen the bond between you.
How You Relate to a Partner who also has Venus in Cancer: Both of you are protective, caring lovers. Because you share the same Venusian sign, both of your strengths and your weaknesses in relationships are highlighted! Sentimentality will run high in your partnership. Others will find you the most caring, sweetest of couples. You are inclined to dote on one another, offering sympathy to your partner, and gathering sympathy from them as well. The problem can be too much of a good thing! All of that mothering each other probably needs a bit of structure and discipline or you could get carried away with emotions.
Both of you are moody in love, and in terms of sensitivity, you’ve met your match! You are likely to agree on commitment to family and security, and you’ll be very devoted to each other. There is a tendency for both of you to be somewhat shy in love, and, as a result, this relationship may be a little difficult to initiate or get off the ground. However, once you’re past the perhaps awkward initial phases of the romance, and you are sure of your mutual feelings, commitment to one another is easy and solid.
How You Relate to a Partner with Venus in Leo: While you are at your best in a relationship that feels safe and settled, your partner thrives on—and wants to be consumed with—the desire and passion of love. Your lover easily feels threatened when a relationship feels like it is settling down! You demonstrate your love in subtle ways, revealing sincere concern about how your partner is doing and tending to their basic emotional needs. Your partner will appreciate this attention and your sentimentality, but might feel threatened by your lack of “showiness.”
Your partner might find your mood swings in love rather disconcerting, and you may question your lover’s commitment, finding their flirtatiousness hard to deal with. Your partner is, in reality, fiercely loyal, and flirtatiousness is actually fueled by the need for flattery as well as an infatuation with feeling attractive. Until you understand and accept this, you can easily find your partner’s behavior distressing! Your subtle, and oftentimes indirect, approach in love can be confusing for your more frank and direct partner.
Note that Leo is ruled by the Sun and Cancer is ruled by the Moon. These are two very different signs and planets/bodies! Because these signs are “next-door neighbors,” they don’t share the same element nor do they share the same modality. The result is a distinct difference in approaches to love. Do not despair, however! With a healthy dose of tolerance, this relationship can work very well. Being aware of the different personality traits and needs of each partner is the first step to greater understanding. In fact, there is likely to be an enormous attraction between the two of you.
More than most people, you both need plenty of reassurance and expressions of warmth in order to feel satisfied in a relationship…for you, to build a sense of safety and comfort, and for your partner, to build confidence. What you need to understand is that your lover has their ego tied up in relationships—your partner lives for love and romance! You will appreciate your lover’s sincere warmth, enthusiasm, and admiration; and, while few people can sate your partner’s appetite for attention and affection, you more than anyone are likely to make them feel special.
How You Relate to a Partner with Venus in Virgo: This pairing is one of the better combinations in practice! Care and nurture will be a strong theme in this relationship. This is most likely to be a low-key relationship—perhaps not as exciting as some, but fertile in a quiet way. The physical and sensual aspects of love are important and emphasized in your relationship with this loyal and nurturing partner. Your partner’s mood swings in love may spark an occasional problem, and they might find your approach to love a tad dry at times. Both of you, however, crave security and dependability in partnership, and you are both very capable of delivering these things to each other.
You and your Venus in Cancer lover come alive in a safe environment—exactly the kind of atmosphere you enjoy creating. You value the sincerity of your partner’s approach to love, and they sense your willingness to put effort into making your relationship work. You may find your partner lacking in the communication department, however, simply because they place a higher value on non-verbal expressions of love. You need to understand that your partner is very sensitive to criticism, and what you might consider constructive criticism might result in some feelings of rejection.
With understanding and tolerance, however, your partner can help you see the forest for the trees, and you, with your gentle ways, can stimulate your partner to open up a little more than comes naturally to them. More than likely, there is a lot of respect between the two of you, and a feeling of security that is enviable.
How You Relate to a Partner with Venus in Libra: Initially, the fact that both of you are sensitive to each other and very accommodating might make it seem like this is a match made in heaven. On further inspection, however, there is a key difference between your styles of loving that could easily become a bone of contention over time. You express your love in a distinctly personal manner, while your partner is definitely more intellectually inclined, and their manner can seem particularly impersonal in your eyes. Your partner is adept at zeroing in on what you need and what makes you uncomfortable—so much so that they might change their style completely in order to keep the peace. Your partner will quickly feel you out and get to know that you are a more sensitive soul than most.
The risk here is that both of you might compromise your own needs to avoid hurting each other’s feelings, thereby maintaining the status quo. Both of you value harmony. You are capable of putting up huge walls around yourself, and communication is utterly critical to your partner’s sense of fulfillment in a relationship. The more your partner presses you for the feedback they thrive upon, the more you may be inclined to withdraw. As charming as your partner is, they might be able to coax you out of your shell.
However, you both should be committed to keeping game-playing to a minimum, as that is one of the biggest problems that can arise between your different temperaments. Your greatest strengths together are sensitivity and balance, so concentrate on developing these things in aboveboard ways. Your partner will find you extraordinarily caring and supportive, and you will be thrilled at how willing your lover is to accommodate you and to compromise!
How You Relate to a Partner with Venus in Scorpio: This is considered an easier pairing than most because both of your Venus signs are in Water. A similar—and familiar—vein to the quality of your expressions of love can draw you to one another and make you feel “at home.” Both of you take commitment rather seriously, and neither of you is frivolous with your feelings and expressions. Your warmth and caring nature will feel regenerating to your partner, and you sense an all-encompassing love in your lover that appeals to you. At times, that love can feel all-consuming, but this doesn’t scare you like it would with some other lovers. In fact, the love you give is rather similar, and your Venus in Scorpio lover doesn’t fear closeness and intimacy—they live for it!
The attraction between the two of you is magnetic, deeply felt, and has the potential to withstand the test of time if other factors in synastry support it. Both of you tend to be possessive in love, and your memory is powerful. Communication should be as open as possible, as both of you tend towards holding silent grudges at times. Your reaction to hurts is often internalized, while your partner can grow cold and unresponsive when they feel slighted. However, the empathy that runs between you can soften any hard angles in your relationship.
How You Relate to a Partner with Venus in Sagittarius: This is a confusing combination, although it has the potential to be very stimulating if you are willing to accept each other for who you are, and learn from one another! While you are at your best in a relationship that feels safe and secure, your partner is unhappy when a relationship becomes too predictable or confining. You show your love through your attention and caring, and this wonderful quality can sometimes feel lost on your more free-wheeling partner. Relationships that support growth in all directions are what gets your partner high and happy. They need to feel like you are headed somewhere, and that the journey will be a fulfilling one both physically and mentally.
Facing up to intense emotional issues or problems in the relationship is not your partner’s best quality, but it is certainly your department! Intimacy, for you, is intoxicating. Rejection is your worst fear! If the love is there, your partner is certainly capable of committing, but their style may rub you the wrong way until you understand that it is just that—a style. Freedom and energy are important “ingredients” in a satisfying relationship in your lover’s eyes, and no amount of coercing or theatrics will change those needs. However, if you can put some faith (one of Sagittarius’ favorite words!) in your partner, and give them some freedom of movement, you won’t feel the need for tactics to keep your lover with you.
If this relationship is allowed the time and space to grow, you can have some great fun with your lover, and they can certainly benefit from your more tender, emotional touch.
How You Relate to a Partner with Venus in Capricorn: Opposites attract, and you and your partner’s Venus (love) signs are in opposite signs of the zodiac! You are sure to find each other fascinating indeed. The attraction will be powerful as you represent qualities that your partner lacks and vice versa. However, over time, your different partnership needs can cause a few problems. Your approach to love is sensitive and intuitive, while your partner is more practically inclined. They prefer to have tighter control in the emotional department.
Still, both of you are very mindful of the future. You are both quite willing to commit, although somewhat unsure about it at the beginning. This slow and cautious approach to commitment likely stems from the fact that both of you know that you are responsible people and rushing into something might get you into something that can be difficult to break. This might mean that your relationship takes some time to get off the ground, and your partnership can involve quite a bit of “feeling each other out,” and in some cases outright testing of each other, in the initial stages of romance.
When your relationship settles, you will most certainly take good care of each other—you in a nurturing way and your partner in a practical sense. You have much to learn from each other, and loads to offer one another. Your relationship will meet with the most success if you appreciate each other’s differences, rather than single them out and use them as emotional weapons against each other. Dependability will characterize this pairing, and both of you put dependability near the top of your “lists” in the relationship department!
How You Relate to a Partner with Venus in Aquarius: This combination can be a challenging one, simply because your styles and needs in love tend to be at odds with one another. You want a relationship that is very personal and committed, while your partner is more inclined to look for a classic friendship in any love relationship! The powerful initial attraction you may feel to each other is likely due to the fascination of the differences between you. There’s a bit of quirkiness in you both, although yours is a softer charm, while your partner’s charm is a little more direct and offbeat. Your partner’s behavior can be unsettling to you, simply because you are looking for a certain measure of security in partnership.
Your lover is a freedom-lover, and their love may seem universal and impersonal—the style doesn’t hold the kind of intimacy and attachment that you crave. Your tendency to wrap yourself around a partner is soothing and nurturing for some, and is probably attractive and fascinating for your Venus in Aquarius partner, but can cause a problem if your lover interprets it as stifling or restricting. Each of you can learn a lot from each other, as long as you are tolerant of each other’s needs. Love can make it work, although plenty of adjustments are necessary to keep this pairing going.
How You Relate to a Partner with Venus in Pisces: This can be a highly rewarding partnership featuring plenty of devotion and dreamy attachment. Mutual respect is likely, and some similar goals in partnership and romance are sure to strengthen the bond. Both of you value understatement and innocence in romance, and an emotional attachment is important to you both. You want to take care of the people you love, offering them security and love, and your partner is particularly receptive to this nurturing style.
The biggest problem that might arise between you is this fundamental difference between your love natures: you are more clannish and personal in your affections, while your partner tends toward universal love. The sensitivity they express doesn’t always make you feel special, as you sometimes may sense that your partner is in love with humankind in general, not just you! You may find yourself desiring to redirect your partner’s love into more focused channels. They may easily fall for the underdog, and you may feel that your partner needs a little directing in this respect.
You, too, are attracted to the needy, but you have met, in your Venus in Pisces lover, a soul who seems to be easily led astray, and you may spend some time trying to capture and tame this elusiveness that can be a little disconcerting! If, in fact, you learn to understand and accept this basic difference in style, this partnership can certainly be a powerful one. It’s an especially warm, devoted, and nurturing combination, and the ties you make with each other are sure to be unforgettable.
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All combinations can work with love and understanding! While some combinations may be a little easier to deal with than others, there exist countless real-world couples who make each and every sign combination work.
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