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When Cancer and Virgo Fall in Love: everything you need to know about this romantic pairing

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Don't Be Afraid to Fall in Love


A Dreamer and a Doer Come Together

Cancer and Virgo walk different paths in this world, but can be together to get ahead in this forest of life.

This romantic combination is complex.

  • Cancer is emotional, creative, unusual, sometimes crabby, and passionate.
  • Virgo is studious, a perfectionist, cerebral, a loner, and cunning.

Where Virgo wants to be alone, Cancer clings. Where Virgo wants to plan and take action, Cancer is spontaneous. Where Virgo relies too much on logic, Cancer relies too much on emotion.


Understanding the Differences and Similarities

Despite their differences, these two signs have some commonalities. They both suffer from depression, they’re both summer signs, they’re both idiosyncratic, and they both are goal oriented.

Earth and water signs are kismet. They’re meant to work well together: where the ground needs water to grow flora, the water needs boundaries to have distinction. Virgo gives Cancer those much needed boundaries, and Cancer gives Virgo the kind of care and nourishment it needs to evolve.

It’s fascinating when this pair comes together. Virgo is considered the most loner and single sign of the Zodiac. Virgos are obsessed with work. Cancer meanwhile is bound to social relationships, particularly family. Cancer is one to be in a relationship.

  • Virgo: hard worker, wants to do well in school, driven by success, wants to use hands and get into the thick of the action, meticulous, studious, disciplined, perfectionist, and highly cerebral.
  • Cancer: power house of creativity, constant mood shifts, never ending social desires, relationship oriented, dreamer, empathetic, shaken but not stirred, flirtatious, dynamic, sensitive, and indecisive.

Virgo will benefit from Cancer’s unique perspective: she is invariably an artist. Sometimes Virgo becomes too predictable in their studies and becomes mundane, so they need some edge to get them through. Cancer's creativity blends well with Virgo's studious "get it done" attitude.

However, there is something to be cautious about here. Virgo will both be intrigued and annoyed by Cancer’s larger emotional displays. Cancer is also sensitive to this; their feelings could get really hurt by Virgo's quick reactions to them. Virgo needs to think before they speak. Virgo must try to rely on empathy rather than reason when in times of crisis. Cancer doesn’t always want to deal with what is concrete.

Cancer needs to have a wide array of friends. She needs to socialize in part to give Virgo space to do his own thing. Cancer has great power and say in the relationship. Virgo is really picky when it comes to choosing a mate, so they likely fell for Cancer’s charisma, beauty, warmth, and crazy side. Virgo often likes someone who doesn’t mirror them.

The two together give off an energy like Leo, which is the only sign between them. They have the ego, the need for affection, the studiousness, and bravado when they come together as a whole.

This couple would do well to follow their own paths and not get caught up in the going-ons of other relationships. Cancer and Virgo are unique. They would have a beautiful home together. They should invest in a nice garden and a nice bathroom setup as this will bring soothing and positive energy into their lives.

Cancer + Virgo

Cancer and Virgo at a Quick Glance


House #






Represented by







Early Summer

Late Summer



Chest, Breasts, Lungs




Leadership Type

Manager: great at mobilizing social resources, somewhat good at getting things started, somewhat organized, social priorites, and indecisive

Manager: excellent with physical resources, excellent at organizing money, great at planning, meticulous


Moody, social, flirtatious, sensitive, weird, creative, parental, sometimes shy, clingy, touchy feely, whimsical

Hard working, intelligent, meticulous, perfectionist, logical, cerebral, detailed, disciplined, ambitious, strategist,


Explosive moods, indecision, debauchery, lust, gossip, peer pressure, luxury, mental distress, lack of sleep

Depression, anxiety, critic, lack of sleep, cynical, hollow, loner, dastardly, uninspired, extreme conservative

Different Sides of the Same Coin: Interpreting Summer from Opposite Ends

Cancer begins the summer season and Virgo ends it. There are a few takeaways from this.

  1. Cancer borrows more from the spring season. Flowers are still in bloom and some of the most powerful storms are in June and July. The storm patterns and their infrequency are a symbol of the Cancer moods and emotions. These storm patterns are not the same as in Pisces, where we see snow. Nor are they like Scorpio autumn rain later in the year. Rain happens anytime of the year, but these types of precipitations can be wildly different when comparing October rain vs February snow vs Cancer storms.
  2. Virgo borrows more from fall. Virgo gets the very beginning of when leaves change colors. This season might get to see some pumpkins and apples. Where Cancer lingers on the sweet, Virgo has a more in depth robust flavor profile. They’re not afraid to get dirty and make a point. They’re not as empathetic and sweet as a spring flower.
  3. Both cardinal (Cancer) and mutable (Virgo) modalities have flexibility. Cancer starts summer. It’s a talker, a go getter, a flirt, she changes her mind, she deviates from the norm established before her, she’s a little weird as a trend setter. Virgo is a listener, they’re adaptable, great at blending, they want things done ahead of the next season, they’re mature, and they like things cooled down and chill. Mutable signs come right after the big ego of a fixed sign, so they tend to be less intense and focused. They tend to be more grounded and humble.
  4. Cancer + Virgo = Leo. This combination will put off the energy of a Leo. They have all the qualities of this type of person, big, powerful, arrogant, soft hearted, sensitive, and intelligently meticulous. Imagine a Leo cut in half and made into two separate people and those two are desperately trying to come back together into one whole. This could be dangerous if the two are dependent on each other and try to force their identities into a Leo frame. The two do better to be independent and stand their separate grounds. When these two come together behind closed doors, the energy does become like Leo.
  5. Summer energy is heavy. Heat can do some powerful things that other seasons cannot. When enough energy is produced it causes action, flirtation, aggression, and ego.
  6. Cancer is an automatic feminine energy, that doesn’t mean males are not born under it. Cancer is in a sense a maternal mother, a young one at that. Aries, Taurus, and Gemini are her children. She’s next to one of the most masculine signs, Leo.
  7. Virgo is symbolized by the maiden, and yet the cold-logical ways are more akin to what we think of in masculinity. The scholar type is comfortable in their own skin and not as insecure about gender stuff as Cancer and Leo may be. Cancer has fierce femininity. Leo has fierce masculinity in order to counter Cancer. Virgo instead just wants to be and get stuff done.
  8. Cancer is moody. This is in part because of the heat and changes with rain. Virgo is more straightforward, less heat and a little more air.
  9. Cancer is directly impacted by the moon. Everyday the moon looks different to us. The moon also has a relationship to our tides.

Cancer ideally will want to focus on relationships and the health of relationships. This person will want to have all his or her needs met for all members of the household. Cancer is happiest when people around her are happy too. She will be eager to please the Virgo. She doesn’t want to disappoint. She can be very vain about her looks.

Virgo wants to have some say about the structure of the household. He likes to create things with his own hands, so he may want to build furniture, repair household items, organize cabinets to his liking, build a garden, or the like. A Virgo is happy to know they have created a physical structure or tangible structure that protects and supports those he loves. Virgos are great at setting up savings and retirement accounts. They have a drive to be successful and know the limits of their means.

Cancer is messy compared to clean Virgo, this will likely be a big point of problems for this pair. Cancer is focusing so much on emotions, social actions, and the like that the physical world isn't always obvious to them. They are great caretakers of relationships, while Virgo is great at all the physical resources from the household to the money. These two need to split up responsibilities based on what is really their passions.

Top Ten Tips for This Couple

1. When conflict arises, be patient. Give yourself time to think things through. There is always more than one way to solve something. You don't have to have everything answered from the beginning.

2. Virgo, let Cancer live in their emotions. Don't try to constrain them or blow them off. If you don't know what to say or have nothing nice to say, don't say anything at all. Virgo, work toward finding encouraging things to say and giving physical comfort.

3. Cancer, don't let your negative emotions get the best of you. Sometimes the best place to release unpleasant thoughts and feelings is in the shower or bathtub.

4. Virgo, never ever cheat on a Cancer. This will have long term negative consequences. It will massively mess with Cancer's emotional matrix. Something you never want to do.

5. Cancer, have a side hustle that brings in money. It might be smart to have some play money setup for you. Sometimes earth signs are very tight and frugal. But sometimes, you need to be silly and spend money in funny ways. I highly recommend a hobby or something that gives you the play money you want... that way your spending doesn't become an argument.

6. You two make really great parents. You have different styles, but because of your different ways of handling things it causes you to raise the children well. Don't be dismayed by the other person's style. Focus on making sure your kids have healthy relationships with the both of you.

7. Cancer, your Virgo does not have to like everyone in your social circle. It's okay if Virgo needs some alone time while you go to a social function or hang out with others, etc.

8. Virgo, watch the ego. Don't get bent out of shape over little things. There is no such thing as perfection -- that's an illusion. You need to apply yourself into the world but with grace. You will have setbacks, shortfalls, and the like.

9. Have things that are a routine for the both of you that you both enjoy.

10. Cancer, don't make huge sudden changes without talking to Virgo first. Don't randomly go get a pet and force it upon them.


If This Sign Were a....


Musical Instrument




Mantis Shrimp



Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

Groundhog Day

TV Show

My Strange Addiction


Greek Mythology Counterpart




Fruit Smoothie


Breed of Dog


German Shepherd

Final Fantasy Class

Red Mage



The Bell Jar

The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring


Vanilla and Cinnamon

Citrus and Earth

Outdoor Setting

The Shore

The Woods

Indoor Setting


Woodwork Shop


Crab Claws


Make Up

Eye Shadow


Article of Clothing

Versatile Dress

Work Shoes




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