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How Cancer and Pisces Can Get Along

Christofer has been a counselor, contract administrator and has studied astrology with his mother since the 70s. He has eight grandchildren.

Read on to learn how Cancer and Pisces can get along.

Read on to learn how Cancer and Pisces can get along.

Pisces and Cancer

Pisces is water and mutable. Cancer is water and cardinal. These are both creatures of and around the ocean. Symbolically, they are in tune with the Neptunian and Lunar worlds of mystery, the subconscious, the unconscious and the nonmaterial. The changeability of Pisces leans toward an adaptation by Cancer. Cancer’s contrasts—home, business, and emotional concerns—can offer Pisces sympathy and focus at the same time. There is much to be optimistic about with this match, because of the essential understanding of their deep inner selves. Their contrasts lie in the mundane and the outer activities of life. Many signs do not have this benefit.

How Cancer and Pisces Can Understand Each Other

Pisces can pretty well understand Cancer. The fish knows the crab’s sentiments and feelings and can lock into the phasing cycles of their lunar consciousness. Pisces understands most everyone, and their ability to see the crab’s modulations would help the relationship. Cancer, loving and appreciating the Pisces they are attracted to, will most certainly exert its organizational, money-wise and practical side on their fish.

They will view this as total helpfulness and see it as a manifestation of love. Pisces, however, able to shift this way and that, disappear into a murky subpart of a reef, and then emerge with a smile on its face a few hours later, will insist on being itself. The challenge around money is a little more fundamental than one might think. Pisces is generous in wonderful ways and fanciful with their spare dollars. They could end up in a poker game on the other side of town and feel tremendous freedom.

Cancer is cautious with the bucks in so many numerous ways. The crab would view dropping some cash in “silly excursions” as more of a misdemeanor, especially if they were not communicating about these things. These two are wired like cousins, but their key plugs and switches end up in different places.

Positive Postulate

Pisces can be spiritual, happy, and blue at the same time. This makes them an intriguing partner, especially if there is an attraction in the heart of the Cancer. Pisces’ sweet, humble quality will actually listen to the crab. The crab does not like to reveal their secrets. Often the secrets are not worth keeping (they aren’t crimes or misdemeanors); they are just their secrets. Pisces somehow does not mind sharing secrets but seemingly doesn’t have the desire to discover secrets. What a great combination for the Cancer. This predicts mellow harmony.

Romance Recommendation

What goes on inside the minds and hearts of these two is often more than the average Psychological Sleuth would be ambitious enough to undertake. This still is not so bad for the both of them, as long as they stay in a romantic and sensitive mode, and do not get overly demanding of the other. Romance is where the various human dimensions meet. Romance for these two will work, especially if drugs, alcohol, deep sadness, or depression are not a part of the playing field.

Conflict Quotient

At its worst, conflict could be a miasma of dark emotional murky quicksand. Neither of these two should push so that the other feels trapped or not empowered. Since below conscious activity might be at the core of the conflicts, each should give one another a break and not trap the other with low-blow accusations about malice and insensitivity.

Peace Parlay

Life, in the end, is repetitive and mundane, and so is romance itself. This factor asks, "Can we be bored together over the long term?” As we sometimes say: Boredom can be a refuge. Psychic repair needs to take place periodically for both of these. Especially Pisces will seek out places to be alone and quiet and maybe be bored. Cancer, chatting it up and managing a project, and then discovering themselves on the way to their next meeting is more their style. Cancer will probably keep the two busy, while Pisces gives them a sense of perspective.

Keep Up the Interest Graph

All kinds of interesting things are available to these two. The watery sense of possibility lays open a whole world of interest to the two of them. It would simply lie in what they would choose together.

Seven Year Itchiness

There are some signs that, by their nature, are more stable in their love interests and family concerns as time goes on. Others are not. Seven-year cycles of infidelity would not probably affect the fish's way of seeing the relationship. They tend to go on a clock that is completely their own. The Cancer would have the stopwatch and then realize that the fish just needs to be loved and encouraged for them to feel free of any watery demons that might fretfully inhabit their oceanic psyche.


Astrocompatibility Possibility Rating

80% Positive Long Term / 70% Short Term

Pisces and Cancer would be warmly engaged right away, upon meeting. Then, as they disclosed themselves to each other, their complex and sensitive selves would unfold and perhaps make a long term union that could navigate their pathways to greater health and happiness than they could have imagined would have been possible on their own. Cancer’s urge to make a prosperous family would benefit Pisces; and Pisces could enhance the atmospherics, ambience and heart of that home.

This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.


Margaret on January 21, 2019:

Are we getting married in 2019

Shelley-Kroposky on April 06, 2017:

well I have to say that I am a Pisces and my brother in law and my one friend born on the same day as him are Cancers .. To my life they are like cancer .. They do nothing but tear me down, make fun of me . complain anytime they see me smile or have a good time. My brother in law has even hit me to the point of hospitalization required .. and that was over his feeling of losing power .. both of them it all stems from their feelings of entitlement .. It has been a cycle that has gone on every 3 - 6 months for 10 years .. It almost feels like it will only end in death .. if not physically, certainly spiritually, and that sucks .. I know I'm tired of it .. and I cut all ties once and for all .. and this time for good I hope .. However my husband, it's his brother, so what he ruined the wedding, hits you , degrades you, .. then he'll get mad and cut ties, but never can just stay away .. He's an Aquarian .. Oh and I should mention I'm a cusp with Aquarius .. I just wish I could understand how two compatible signs can want nothing but anger and pain towards one another in order to make themselves feel good .. (at least on the Cancer side) ..

Christofer French (author) from Denver on October 07, 2015:

al anderson: You might take a look at my column about "TRIADS" It focuses on outer personality, ego and inner realm. But that's not this treatment, so first of all, you don't sound happy. Maybe some fundamental contrasting priorities are blocking happiness. Pisces can get impulses from within that keep it in "automatic behaviors". Cancer is very judgmental, and sometimes that's great. However if fundamental rules are broken, they tend not to tolerate. Money, budget, family priorites vs. individual priorities are very important to the family oriented/business model for Cancer. Some Pisces can't even spell budget, but when people don't get along on basic things, they will also tend to fail at overall unity and affection for each others problems. I would suggest counseling if there is a desire to. To do the "Triads" you must know birth hour (Rising) and place of birth (Moon). Wishing all the best.

al anderson on October 07, 2015:

Don't know why we don't connect on anything.. My Pisces is mean money hungry selfish insensative I've family more than anything argumentive apposing etc. Why ? Jim a cancer

Christofer French (author) from Denver on September 17, 2012:

styleis4ever: Check out the response above, to anonymous. He sounds like a pretty typical Cancer; loving but tending to serious preoccupation with home, work. It's not that they don't have a sense of humor, its just that they have so many more serious things they are worrying about. And forgive me Pisces, but a merry Fish seems too carefree for a Crab picking up pebbles on the beach and grabbing food for the family. First, you might inquire as to their concerns and problems, so it appears that you care about their issues. But in fact, if a Pisces is merry, I say keep what you've got. I would ask myself, "How much do I think he "can't stand me". You might be getting a message. Try out my Triad column and I will do an assessment.

Christofer French (author) from Denver on September 17, 2012:

anonymous: Other than my speculation, read my article on "Triads", get your hour of birth and place of birth, from an automated site, you can get you moon and rising signs. Check out the column, I do blends of those three and come up with a more unique picture of each party, apart from a straight chart.

styleis4ever on September 16, 2012:

ok so im a pisces girl and my bestfriend is a cancer boy but we never get along hes so confusing and so rude i don't understand him at all and we always argue one minute he says i like you then the next he cant stand me and that im weird but im very optimistic and he just thinks im weird i think i love him but he so rude i just want us to get along he use to laugh at all my jokes and never was so serious but now he is way serious and ever since he told me he liked me things have totally changed can somebody please tell me what i should do

anonymous on September 16, 2012:

ok so im a pisces girl and my bestfriends is a pisces boy but we never get along and he's so confusing and so rude i don't understand him at all and we always ague one minute he says he likes me the next minute he doesn't care about me umm help please

Christofer French (author) from Denver on July 09, 2012:

Simi: At 15 you are supposed to be ambivalent for heaven's sake. Virgo Moon will make you critical and sarcastic and picky for the rest of your life. If it's in the Moon, it gives you that deep disposition. On the good side, it makes you not flighty, not easily persuaded. You like washed hands and clean lips. You are going to be difficult to deal with, but then you should be. Nature blessed you this way. Amen.

Simi on July 08, 2012:

lol @Christofers Flow you're so funny! "Swim, swim, swim." LMAOO! i'm 15 and I have aqua in venus [and 12th house] so I'm not in a rush to settle down or don't call every guy my hubbie, like "some" girls my age. lol jk. I have pluto aspects with all my planets, but it's only a Cancer that makes me want to settle down because I know they'll take care of me. Scorpios are a little sneaky, ;D [myself included]. I also have a virgo moon, why do you feel [think] that I feel like this?

Christofer French (author) from Denver on June 07, 2012:

Chikka: Oh dear Pisces - so available, so friendly, so without self respect. 10 years of marriage and a breakup and you sound surprised. The only way to increase your apparent value, is to get out of Dodge. But, I would find a way to live on your own, be on your own and gather round good old friends. You are not a part of his "Cancerian" mindset. If he is living with you, does not that tell you something? Take care. There are so many fish in the the Sea, Pisces. Swim, swim, swim. The Crab is just on the beach to pinch you. Blessings.

Chikka on June 06, 2012:

My "man" is a cancer, I the pisces. He spends days at a time away from home - no notice - phone off - and then re-emerge without explanation - or desiring to be questioned in any way. He seemingly values his friendships and spending time meeting new ones male/female over our relationship - he never invites me to anywhere he's invited to attend - he never leave his cell phone exposed - won't answer it or let it ring when I'm present - keeps it lock - he doesn't spend money dating me - he doesn't show affection, reach for me or offers much of a conversation anymore. I don't feel love, attended to, honored, respected, or desired anymore by my mate. Has he found another love? Should I demand he leave and dissolve this live-in arrangement? We were once married ten years ago, after five years apart we tried dating - he moved in and we failed miserably. He's move in again this past January. It started off great, but by mid-Feb he began hanging out, then staying gone days at a time. I am so confused - wanting to not smother him, but nervous that too much freedom has created a permanent disconnect.

Christofer French (author) from Denver on June 04, 2012:

t: Age and Religion are fixed situations. If you want to go to my "TRIAD" article, go to a computerized service that will give you your chart, then I can give you a reading from your sun, rising and moon, for both of you. I really don't have any "astro" comment about age and religion. These are actually obstacles for you two to deal with.

t on June 03, 2012:

im a cancer girl and i am in LOVE with this pisces man. we read each others mind so well. when we get close i cant breathe, but there are major differences between us that make me unable to get any farther with him. for one thing our religions are different, and so is our age. He is way older than me. But i know hes my soulmate and he knows im his too. im not sure what to do.

wasi on February 13, 2012:

ya pisces are very loving and very sensitive regarding their love one . i love my pisces from the core of my heart . she is everything to me . nodoubt cancer and pisces made for each other :)

Christofer French (author) from Denver on January 24, 2012:

These matches can be wonderful matches, but watch out if the Cancer gets moody and demanding. The Pisces understands but needs to feel understood. The great thing about these two is that they can always find their ways back to each other.

kree on January 23, 2012:

I HAVE TO AGREE TOO! I finally met my soulmate! We also read each othets minds, and time serms to go by like seconds when we are together, its only been 2 months and i feel as tho ive known him forever, I miss him when we are apart so much. Im a cancer and he is a pisces! I Cant dream of being with anyone else!

mc on January 10, 2012:

I'm a cancer and my man is a Pisces, the connection between us two is amazing. We can't get enough of eachother...truly a soulmate. Not really a huge fan of astrology but damn oh so true lol

Christofer French (author) from Denver on December 27, 2011:

It is very much like the Pisces to say they will do anything to win love. Cancer is a serious sign, so don't think a purely sensual offering will get their full attention. You must win the Cancer in a thorough way. Everything they do is family or business. Blend those two smartly to win the day.

Sex101 on December 26, 2011:

I love my bf

Hi on December 26, 2011:

I like this guy who's cancer I'm a Pisces but Idk if he likes me back but I love him and will do anything for him anything and I mean anything.

soccerrrrrrr on November 23, 2011:

welp i am a pisces female and my boyfriend is cancer! and i love him :D i think hes my soul mate or something. we do read eachothers minds, and our convos go on and on, he goes to a different school so its kinda hard being apart, when im longing to be with him, and i think about him everydaayyy all dayyyyy! we make eachother laugh a lot haha, we were together for 4 months then i broke up with him for a stupid reason, then we were talking on and off for 5months and he was hidden in his shell too hard and i got fustrated. its cause i wasn't open enough. i didn't want to admit that i was still inlove with him. then finally we got back together and its wayyy better than last time! everybody tells us how cute we are together and yeah i gush to my friends about how i feel:) well we are in love with eachother and im gonna have his babies one day:) its gonna happen. he says im the best hes ever had and hes the best i ever had too, my first REAL boyfriend hahaa. the others lasted like a week cuz i dumped them.but yeahh we probably will never be able to truly let go. we have cried over eachother and at first he said he didn't but he finally admited it. i already knew he cried when i broke up with him cuz i cried too. cuz he meant so much to me. the breakup was soo stupid:P but it made us get closer

anonymus on November 08, 2011:

i am attracted to this pisces man and i feel like we can read each other's minds, we do think the same way and at the same time. that's kind of amazing

tesha on October 27, 2011:

my boyfriend is a pisces and i a cancer thiis so describes us

shail on September 07, 2011:

It is so true, my gf is pisces and I am cancer.

Sometimes is seems like we can read each other minds.

We're so happy...

Anonymous on August 25, 2011:

my boyf is a cancer and we are the perfect couple :)

we sometimes say the same things at the same time...

ahh true love lol

a match in heaven? or just great signs ! feel sorry for the rest of you !! on August 06, 2011:

just starting off... and everything described is so true. not one thing is wrong. we actually read each other's minds that we both started talking about our signs at the same time. and i never have to say much as a cancer. all i have to do is look at him, and he says something to me like he understands me already

Nell on November 29, 2010: boyfriend is a cancer n im a pisces n we never get along..we always argue...what's up with that.?

Ale on November 12, 2010:

My husband

ANN on October 17, 2010:

its true.... am a piscean n he s a cancer... v both r 2gtr alwz!!!!!!

shantelle on May 20, 2010:

my bf is a pisces and im a cancer and this is upt to the tee. we share ever thing and are relaxed together.

Coolboy19922009 on March 30, 2010:

My cousin is cancer and i am pisces... we r the best friends

AAE on December 16, 2009:

This is so true! My boyfriend is a Pisces and I'm a Cancer and this describes us almost perfectly!