The pairing of a Cancer man and Sagittarius woman might seem impossible at first glance. The two are opposites in a lot of ways: fire vs. water, adventurous vs. cloistered, and deep vs. superficial, to name a few. While these two will need to overcome a lot to make their relationship work, it is by no means impossible.
The Cancer man and Sagittarius Woman will need to get over their differences. However, they have the potential to teach each other many things and be what the other lacks. Read on to learn more about this couple.
Can a Cancer Man and Sagittarius Woman Work?
A Cancer and Sagittarius couple is doomed to fail much of the time. This is even more true if the couple isn’t willing to put in the work needed to understand each other. All couples need to work in some capacity to stay together, of course, but Cancer and Sagittarius have it a bit harder than the standard.
In the first place, it’s a bit strange for a Cancer man and Sagittarius woman to fall in love at all. The Sagittarius woman is flirty, charming, and often a player. The Cancer man is usually bookish, shy, and reluctant to fall in love.
However, it’s possible that the Cancer man might see beauty in Sagittarius’ free spirit and fiery nature. Similarly, Cancer might be the emotional anchor that Sagittarius needs to take things seriously. However, these traits can just as quickly get on the nerves of their partners or drive a wedge between them. They will need to put in a lot of work to understand each other, but it is possible (and worth it)!
Dating Tips for a Cancer Man and Sagittarius Woman
The word to describe this pair best would be “compromise.” Cancer would prefer romantic nights in with his Sagittarius spent showering her in affection. Sagittarius will preen under the attention, but she would rather have a late night out partying with Cancer and sating her wanderlust. A setting like this might make Cancer feel uncomfortable and insecure.
Sagittarius’ propensity to flirt and show off will almost always turn Cancer’s stomach. He wants security and loyalty in his relationship. Any acting out on Sagittarius’ part, even innocently, will have emotional consequences. To preserve Cancer’s trust and feelings, Sagittarius will need to give Cancer ample opportunities to stake his claim. She may need to curb some of her showy habits.
Cancer, on the other hand, will want nothing more than to hide Sagittarius away at home, showering her in love and keeping her all to himself. Sagittarius would only feel miserable in this situation, however. To keep Sagittarius happy and healthy, Cancer will need to be willing to embark on some adventures with Sagittarius. He must learn not to take it personally when Sagittarius doesn’t want to be at home.
These two should plan to switch off on date ideas to please both of them. For example, one night Cancer might provide a homemade candlelit dinner for the two of them, fulfilling his need for intimacy and quiet. The next week, however, Sagittarius might choose to take the two out to a club or casino to have some high-energy fun. As long as their separate needs are taken into account, both of these two will be happy.
Alternatively, proposing ideas that appeal to both parties might also be a successful strategy for these two. There may be limited activities on which they can agree, though. One example might be a cruise vacation. Here, Cancer can find peace and romance during private dinners and nights in their room. Sagittarius can also find some excitement on evenings spent dancing or gambling.
In the bedroom, things will be much like normal life between these two. Cancer will be somewhat shy, and he may feel uncomfortable with adventures behind closed doors. However, as long as Sagittarius takes the time to expose Cancer to her fantasies slowly, she may open up a whole new world for Cancer. The key will be to take things slow and not overwhelm Cancer with too much intensity.
In the same way, it will be Cancer’s job to open Sagittarius’ heart. After failing to connect at a deeper level with others, she may not believe that it is possible to be emotionally intimate with someone else. Cancer is capable of showing her how possible (and beautiful) this intimacy is. He can show Sagittarius what she has been missing all these years.
Cancer-Sagittarius Communication Difficulties
The way that Cancer and Sagittarius communicate is intrinsically different, and often at odds. These two will need to exert some effort to keep the air clear between them. They will need to work on not jumping to conclusions or getting into needless fights.
Because Sagittarius is so straightforward and blunt, she rarely beats around the bush. She prefers clearness and conciseness when communicating with others. She will always take the most natural, efficient path when saying what she wants to say. Many appreciate this quality in Sagittarius, but Cancer has trouble understanding it.
Cancer is sensitive, guarded, and a bit insecure, so he tends to read too much into everything. He will find extra meanings in Sagittarius’ actions when she often meant nothing of the sort. He is also a fan of dropping “hints” for Sagittarius, but she rarely picks up on these. Sometimes, these “hints” may even anger Sagittarius. She wants Cancer to speak plainly to her about what he’s thinking.
Again, these two will need to reach a compromise in their communication. Sagittarius needs to exercise more sensitivity when it comes to interaction with Cancer, as he’s unable to say what he wants outright as she wishes. She will need to do her best to pick up on Cancer’s thoughts and insecurities from time to time, but this will not feel natural to her. However, the results will be worth it.
Cancer will need to resist his feelings of insecurity and try to take Sagittarius’ words at face value. He will also need to work through his expectations for Sagittarius to “read his mind.” Although Sagittarius is very sensitive, and he knows this, expecting her to know everything he feels is unreasonable. It can also put strain on their relationship.
As a very guarded and self-conscious individual, sharing his thoughts and feelings will not be easy for Cancer. There may be some fights caused by this starting out, but with enough help from Sagittarius, Cancer can (and will) get over this habit with time. He just needs a steady, understanding hand to guide him, and Sagittarius is very capable of providing that.
Unfortunately, Cancer’s dictations can sometimes feel stifling for Sagittarius. Cancer needs to be aware of this, but also needs to try to change it, and learn not to take offense when it happens. Respecting Sagittarius’ nature and boundaries will go a long way towards smoothing communication between the two.
In a contrary way, though, it will be Sagittarius’ job not to respect Cancer’s boundaries. She will need to take care not to push him too far, but at the same time will need to tug him out of his shell. When Cancer fails at something, he likes to retreat into the recesses of his home to let himself heal. With Sagittarius’ influence and guidance, however, he will realize that these failures are nothing to be ashamed of.
Natural Similarities Between the Cancer Man and Sagittarius Woman
Despite the many differences between these two, they do have an innate ability to understand each other. Both of these signs are kings of communication, and even if they fight, they can talk it out. However, to do this, Cancer will need to let go of some of his insecurities, and Sagittarius will need to slow herself down to Cancer’s pace.
Cancer will always admire Sagittarius’ strong will and spirit, and he secretly covets her courage. He loves her even more for it, though. Sagittarius adores the attention that Cancer showers her with, though she may not always show it. She also loves the way Cancer will give his everything to make others comfortable and happy, and she sometimes wishes she could do the same.
More than anything else, Cancer makes Sagittarius question her promiscuous nature. Often, a Sagittarius will have lost faith in love because of her many exploits. Cancer makes her wonder if she was wrong, however. He makes her question whether it really is impossible possible to settle down with one person forever, as well as whether she might have a soul mate out there as loving as he is.
Cancer, on the other hand, is inspired by Sagittarius’ bravery and fortitude. Seeing it motivates him, and it might drive him to be more adventurous himself. When he comes out of his shell, he makes a genuinely charming man, and Sagittarius finds herself falling for this Cancer even more.
Can These Two Make It?
The short answer to this question is: yes, with work! As long as they are willing to put effort towards understanding each other and compromising, these two can be very positive influences on each other. As they say, opposites attract, and this could not be truer for this pair. As long as they stay open with each other and don’t let resentment take root, they will learn and grow together.