Cancer and Virgo Compatibility

This is one of the dream matches of astrology. Quite simply, these two adore each other! Virgo finds Cancer so sweet and compassionate, and Cancer loves Virgo’s earthy and sensual, yet grounded nature. Harmony, romance, love, a shared love of family, joy, and lasting satisfaction fill this relationship. It’s actually one of the best matches for Cancer, the instinctive and dreamy Crab…

Cancer x Virgo – Romance and Sexual Chemistry

Earth and water blend beautifully together. For starters, they’re both feminine in nature, and feminine energy is yin, passive, emotional, sensitive, gentle, modest, and graceful. They possess healthy amounts of self-sacrifice, a willingness to please their partner and provide for them emotionally, psychologically, physically, and spiritually where necessary. Cancer is actually more spiritual than Virgo, and this can help their Virgo lover see the big picture in life and adopt a more holistic or philosophical perspective. Virgo can be very closed-minded, which is one of the only blocks to a good sex life they need to be careful of. 

Staying in the negative, Virgo is Venus´ fall. In astrology, when a planet is in fall in a sign it means it’s in a really disharmonious position. It’s bad! This signifies that Virgo lacks the emotional depth, warmth, and sensuality, least to mention erotic love, that Cancer desires. Virgo can be overly analytical, rational, and logical. They overthink in the bedroom and suffer from a general lack of emotion. On the other hand, cancer is instinctive, spiritual, emotional, and intimacy craving. They need depth, and some wild and non-restricted liberation when it comes to sexual affection and showcasing passions & needs. 

Despite this, they rate high on the sexual compatibility scale. Virgo’s shyness and modesty allows Cancer’s inner dominatrix to come out, a role they love playing from time to time. Cancer is usually submissive, so they appreciate being “forced” to take the lead and be courageous. As a Cardinal sign, they are also great initiators, while Virgo is Mutable, so adaptable. The brashness of Virgo is actually seen as sweet and both cute and sexy, therefore Cancer will have no problem in showing this Virgin Maiden how to let go, have fun, and experiment or get a bit kinky! Over time Virgo begins to adore the way Cancer helped them come out of their self-protecting bubble, and this increases communication, trust, and loyalty within the relationship. It’s a beautiful organic exchange of energy. 

Once Virgo is confident and comfortable around their partner, their natural skills really start to come out. But Cancer always knew they were an amazing lover, on an instinctual level; there’s an almost psychic or clairvoyant aspect to the Cancer sign. So they can foresee how a relationship is going to go by being so connected to both their intuition and the world of emotions & feelings… This helps in other areas outside of sex and intimacy. Another positive to note is that they both offer warmth, friendship, platonic love, and lots of foreplay and non-sexual affection (like hugging, kissing, back stroking, massages…), which is received by both partners. Cancer’s imaginative and creative ways can add new dimensions to Virgo’s life.

Cancer x Virgo – Family and Marriage

What a beautiful match! Truly, this is one of the best out of all possible star sign combos. Cancer rules the 4th house of home and family, roots, security and physical foundations, maternal instincts and the mother, and emotional & astral wisdom. Virgo rules the 6th house of wellbeing, work, health, service, and daily routines. These two houses go well together! Both signs are practical yet down-to-earth, responsible yet sensitive, and hard-working yet devoted and caring. They seem to flow with each other when it comes to family, children, home, and domestic matters. Neither claims total dominance or control, and neither needs the spotlight. This is an excellent aspect and pathway to long-lasting bliss in marriage or commitment. 

There seems to be very little clashes when it comes to home and family life as well. They both love a beautiful, clean, and comfortable home. Both enjoy the finer things in life, some luxury, but certainly material abundance and security. Security is important to both Cancer and Virgo. Cancer draws their needs for security and connection from the emotional cues and impressions they receive from others and their environment, while Virgo feels most secure when, 1, there is trust and commitment in a relationship, and, 2. they have financial, physical, and material abundance and prosperity. (Cancer does need total loyalty as well though!) Regardless of these differences, they support one another and let the other one take the lead in the areas they excel in, playing a supportive role in the other.

Cancer x Virgo – Friendships and Platonic Partnerships

Unless both people are in a serious and happy relationship, it can be difficult for these two natural soulmates to stay friends. They will always share a magnetic bond and sexual attraction, even if it’s never acted upon. Holistically speaking they are soulmates, yet if they choose to remain platonic they can channel their energies into business or financial projects. Cancer and Virgo can be a powerhouse when it comes to monetary and manifestation matters.

They feel safe around each other, secure too. Each knows they can turn to the other for advice, moral support, or wisdom. As friends, they can happily talk for hours over coffee or cakes, and help to show others it’s ok to be vulnerable and emotionally open. Their sensitivity, depth, and emotional intelligence actually inspire others (like on-lookers) to be more gentle and in tune with their feelings. In community events like socials or festivals they gravitate to each other… if you’re a Cancer looking for an accountant or brains and practical input to your venture, choose a Virgo friend! Simultaneously if you’re a Virgo and are seeking some imaginative, colorful, or intuitive input, go with your Cancer collaborator.

Things to watch out for: Red Flags & Warnings!

Virgo is analytical as mentioned, and therefore can be a bit cold for Cancer’s liking. When Cancer feels threatened, dismissed, or judged they can resort to emotional manipulation and moodiness, even slinking into depression and isolation if it goes too far. Virgo is the most cynical, critical, and nit-picky sign of the Zodiac… Cancer is pretty chilled, for the most part, and also encompasses a holistic and spiritual perspective. These are the main clashes to watch out for.

Secondly, with respect to Virgo’s interests and needs, Cancer can become overly emotional and sensitive when Virgo needs their own space. Virgo is quite independent despite being so companionable, yet Cancer is prone to codependency. The key to making this pairing work is to communicate- talk things out. Tell each other exactly what you need and what you expect from each other and from your relationship. Further, Cancer prefers to communicate through feelings; Virgo is primarily intellectual, thus there is a difference in communication styles. Nothing should be too much to handle with empathy, caring, and respect, however. Always stay sweet and bring a feminine touch, otherwise chaos and explosive reactions could erupt.

General Rating:

Love: 8 / 10

Sexual Synergy: 8 / 10

Emotions & Emotional Connection: 6 / 10

Intellectual & Psychological Connection: 7 / 10

True Love/Soulmate Compatibility: 9 / 10

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Zodiac Man Traits:

Aries Man // Taurus Man // Gemini Man // Cancer Man

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Sagittarius Man // Capricorn Man // Aquarius Man // Pisces Man

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Aries Woman // Taurus Woman // Gemini Woman // Cancer Woman

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Sagittarius Woman // Capricorn Woman // Aquarius Woman // Pisces Woman

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By Grace Gabriella Puskas

Grace Gabriella Puskas is a passionate Reiki Master, Astrologer, Dream therapist/interpretor, Holistic Healer, and Herbalist. She is also a visionary poet and published author, who enjoys gardening, caring for others, healing the earth, and creating educational & spiritual videos (free) on Youtube. Her website is: