Upside: A slow build to emotional trust; share a need to retreat; family-oriented; lovers of history and the past; able to build support networks; some wisdom with finances.
Downside: Two drowning people clinging to one another; erratic moods; no boundaries; challenges seeing relationship issues objectively.
When two Cancers hook up, they go all moony-eyed over each other, seeing the mirror of deep understanding reflected back. They feel things out in the same way.
While dating, they may intuit the emotional interest of the other, and find the cautious approach endearing. And that brings a slow bonding love ritual that suits the pace of this emotionally sensitive sign.
With a love match, each will try to show the other that they're homebase -- a safe zone in a world of meanies and players. Once trust is established, they'll enjoy going out, but also spend a lot of time at home, the start of lifelong nesting. Intimacy is sweet and sensual, and bonds their hearts like superglue.
Both ruled by the Moon, this relationship has intense ups and downs, with moods that linger over the atmosphere. Take it from someone brought up in a Cancer-Cancer household, when it's good, it's grand and when it's bad, it's horrid! On the choppy emotional sea, it can seem like nobody is steering the ship.
One or both players in this duet suddenly retreats from real or imagined hurt, and the silence is deafening. Without the subjectivity of other signs to balance it out, this pair drowns in their own emotional swamps. And being Cancers, it's not acted out in a direct way, but through complex passive actions meant to stir a reaction in the other.
Cancer is sometimes voted the Craziest Zodiac Sign for its erratic mood swings. With two Cancers, you've two people liable get lost in their own personal atmospheres with its extreme highs and lows, and everything in between.
The reason it's tough to "reason" with a crabby Cancer, is that they're deep in their world of subjectivity and submerged feelings. Easily overwhelmed is one way to look at it. But check the rest of the birth chart for more keys to understanding -- especially the Moon sign.
Two Cancers make for a loyal pair, definitely marriage material, since security is at the top of the list. When they've started on the domestic path together, the defenses start to come down, and all energy goes into creating a cozy home.
They're ambitious cardinal signs, and this also is channeled back into the family empire. They share a love of history, family ties, especially Mother, affection, food and having an intimate, private, soulful romance. Two Cancers are over the Moon to raise a family, for the sense of intimate belonging it brings.
Unless their emotional tsunamis destroy what they've created, this is a sure thing.
Cancer and Cancer Love Story
"The article is true. I met him 3 years ago and it felt like we knew each other before. We went on our seperate ways and met again randomly, ever since the natural connection bounded us like glue. we are not boyfriend and girlfriend yet, but I would not change anything about it right now. He just knows how to pull me back from my moodiness and his presence completes me. we are alike yet slightly different and I know that we both like each other dearly. we will take it day by day and be simply happy and loved by one another. The best feeling ever."
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