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Cancer - Virgo Love Compatibility




Relationships between Star Signs like Cancer and Virgo, which are 60° apart, have a blissfully 'fated' quality and an unusually high level of love compatibility. Because the two individuals can sense they have an important part to play in each other’s lives, they may find it hard to resist each other – and even harder to part.


Star Signs which are two signs apart from each other, such as Cancer and Virgo, are ruled by complementary elements, here Water and Earth, and for this reason are traditionally considered to get on very well in a love relationship! What makes these signs so compatible is that the two are linked by sufficient similarities to allow them to function harmoniously together, yet at the same time there are enough differences to provide an alternative perspective and create that all important spark of excitement.

In this case both Cancer and Virgo are natural born carers with the same desire to look after – and at times fuss rather unnecessarily over – each other. Cancer and Virgo, both big worriers, tend to have a lot of sympathy for each other's little anxieties and can provide each other with strong mutual support in a long-term relationship. Actually, they often make ideal partners, both being talented home-makers, with the Crab providing the loving touch, while Virgo looks after the practicalities.

Cancer and Virgo are somewhat unalike, of course, in that while Virgo’s strengths are its pragmatism and attention to detail, Cancer takes a more intuitive and sensitive approach. And whereas Virgo tends to be quite down-to-earth and emotionally self-contained, the watery Crab is much more concerned with feelings. However, because these traits balance each other well, they have the potential to be a highly successful team!


Each in their own way, Cancer and Virgo tend to be quite moody at times, but may have difficulty in understanding the source of the other’s discontentment. Virgo frets a lot about getting everything perfect at a material level, and becomes very irritable when its standards aren’t met. Cancer is far less fussy and judgmental, but prone to moods of melancholy, sentimentality and nostalgia which its more logical and down-to-earth partner may find hard to relate to.

Cancer and Virgo are both capable of great devotion to their lover and would both do almost anything to help them. However, each sign expresses its love in a different way, Earth sign Virgo being most ‘in its element’ when carrying out practical, concrete tasks while Water sign Cancer is a lot stronger on sympathy, tenderness and compassion.

There may be occasions when cool-headed Virgo despairs of the Crab’s frequent emotional ups and downs, or when Virgo’s unemotional and somewhat critical approach gives Cancer the impression it is rather cold-hearted. But despite these differences, Cancer and Virgo usually muddle along well in a domestic situation and together make highly conscientious parents.


Sexually, Cancer and Virgo have much in common. Love, for these star signs, is all about nurturing, both having a powerful need for safety and stability, and both going to a lot of trouble to ensure the other's satisfaction. Okay, with its fondness for techniques, Virgo may take a rather more mechanical approach to sex than the emotionally needy Crab, who may feel Virgo is a bit too cool and matter-of-fact at times. But since both are willing to work hard at getting their sexual relationship right, these issues can usually easily be overcome.


The process of making decisions or solving problems exposes some fundamental differences in these two Star Signs’ mindsets. Cancer is governed mainly by its gut instincts, ‘feeling’ its way round issues and waiting for the right inner guidance. Virgo is led more by its head than its heart, relying only on concrete facts and figures, and insists on satisfying itself that every little detail has been carefully thought through before making a final practical judgment.

Although neither sign is inclined to arguing with each other, there can be some friction in their verbal interaction due to their different communication styles. Virgo is very precise and to-the-point in the way it puts its ideas across, and can seem irritatingly pedantic to the Crab at times. Cancer expresses itself with much greater sensitivity, but because it can’t articulate its thoughts very clearly or logically, appears too vague and woolly minded. For better communication, Cancer needs to sharpen up and get with it, and Virgo has to learn to be less critical.


Striking a balance between Virgo’s no-nonsense practicality on the one hand, and Cancer’s intuitive, feelings-oriented approach on the other hand is the fundamental compatibility challenge of this star sign pairing.

Virgo has to understand that there are dilemmas in life which can’t be solved by commonsense alone. Big-hearted, caring Cancer must realize it can only look after others effectively if it stays level-headed and keeps its feet firmly on the ground. Learning from each other, absorbing some of the other’s best qualities, and adapting to whichever approach is most appropriate in a particular situation, will turn Cancer and Virgo into a highly effective team.