Which Sign Is A Cancer Most Compatible With?

Anyone born between June 21 and July 22 belongs to the Cancer zodiac sign. Cancers are water signs and are known for being some of the sweetest and most sensitive people we'll ever meet. "Cancer is an ocean of emotion, submerged in infinite consciousness and intuitive memory. It is where we find both the mother and the home within ourselves," Valerie Mesa, an astrologer who happens to be a Cancer, tells Bustle. Therefore, Cancers exude a caring, parental vibe and can probably use their loving energy to make people feel more comfortable in various situations.

Moreover, as Cancers are all about comfort, they typically enjoy tradition and routine and would rather stay in than go out (via Co-Star Astrology). Because of this, perhaps don't throw a Cancer a surprise party — that would probably make them uncomfortable! These caring, comfort-loving Cancers deserve to be happy in their friendships and romantic partnerships, so it will benefit them to know who they'd best pair with, in both types of relationships.

Which signs should a Cancer befriend?

Compatibility is crucial for friendships, as trying to maintain a friendship with someone you can't relate to or don't understand can get awkward and even stressful. According to Horoscope.com, Pisces are emotional like Cancers, and these two water signs should be best friends. While some more stoic signs might get annoyed by Cancer's many intense emotions, a Pisces will relate to a Cancer's feelings and perspectives. Pisces and Cancers can vent to each other when they hang out and boost each other up when they feel down or angry, as most other signs may not understand how to handle the situation.

Scorpios and Cancers are also very compatible for friendships, as neither of you will waste time on cringe-worthy small talk when you're together. Instead, Scorpios will stimulate your mind with intense conversations and genuinely value your friendship (via Tarot.com). Furthermore, although Capricorns and Cancers would probably be too different for romantic relationships, the two signs make excellent friends. Since both zodiac signs are super reliable, you won't have to worry about a Capricorn bailing on plans or showing up late, which would likely annoy a Cancer. Plus, Cancers never want their friends to let them down, and a Capricorn won't break a promise (via PureWow).

Which signs make the best romantic partners for Cancers?

Now, it's time to talk about romance! People always say it's best to date someone you have a lot in common with, so it's no surprise that Cancers are compatible with other Cancers. More specifically, Cancers and Cancers have very high compatibility scores regarding sex and communication (via Compatible Astrology), and both of these elements are crucial for any romantic relationship. A double Cancer couple should enjoy talking about feelings, making each other feel loved, and connecting in bed.

On the other hand, Cancers should give analytical Virgos a chance, too, as they put significant effort into their relationships. "Cancer will love the attention to detail, and meticulousness Virgo brings to the commitment of the marriage," astrologer Philip Young, Ph.D., tells Bustle. So, if you're looking for a sign likely to be spouse material, a relationship-oriented Virgo is probably your best bet.

And last but not least, not only do Pisces make great friends for Cancers, but these two water signs make lovely couples, too. "Pisces and Cancer are both sensitive and are better understood when they are working together," astrologer Emily Newman, who also does psychic readings, spiritual healings, and counseling, tells Well + Good. Who knows? Maybe your Pisces bestie will end up being your future spouse!