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Astrology - How To Get Along - Cancer and Virgo

Updated on December 27, 2019
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How To Get Along – Cancer and Virgo

The Moonchild and the Virgin

This series on AstroCompatibility will cover all of the potential matchups in the Zodiac. We will continue this series thinking about and commenting on Cancer and Virgo.

Cancer - Virgo

Cancer’s watery action-oriented (cardinality) self can see and understand Virgo’s Earthy Mutable agenda. Virgo does see the whole place as “needing improvement”. They get great purpose from this mission. Since they are Virginal and naïve, they see this as their noble purpose. Cancer’s gentleness and sensitivity is appealing to the Virgin. Narcissus is associated with Virgo. Remember that Narcissus fell in love with itself, because it did not understand that the reflection in the water was in fact, itself. Virgo’s sense of superiority with their minds full of plans for the all too human rest of the world, finds tolerance in the warm whimsy of the Moonchild. Ironically, both of these have “internal turmoil” – for differing reasons, but that inner stormy nature, finds a partner in the other.

The Virgin is health-oriented and full of safety and cautionary advice. Since they are here to fix the rest of us, they can turn to their buddy Cancer, who has food and drink and a little cash stashed for its loved ones. Cancer’s Cardinality works well with Virgin Mutability. They both have plans and are ready to act. Cancer is focused on the home. The Virgo cares about health and order. Their troubled lack of ease besets them both, but they would not have it any other way. How can you complain about your mission in life? There is that word “complaint”. Both of these tend to see “complaint” as a normal part of the constructive and creative process. You have to complain to communicate your emotional unrest and suggest ways to get rid of the complaint. Of course, they don’t tell you that they will complain tomorrow about a new previously unsolved problem or state of being. Virgo’s fast-paced mental activity leads to edgy impatience. That inner irritability, the Cancer can deal with, since they have moods of their own.

Positive Postulate: Virgo is openly gentle and Cancer is engaging and polite. Neither is dismissive, arrogant or outlandish. Yes, Virgo is the best person it knows and Cancer would respect the Virgin because it does not go out and officially try to offend, it just insists on giving helpful advice. Virgo, at the same time can be quite attentive to the suffering and the needy. When the Moonchild is overwhelmed, Virgo will be there.

Romance Recommendation: When at their best, these two can submerge themselves in their earthen watery worlds. That blending can be deeply satisfying and reinforcing for their souls. Subsumed in the quietude of meeting and knowing each other, it can be beautiful. They both should watch for the edginess that they both can foster. The Virginal world of the Critic, the Lunar world of Worry can converge, or even generate the others mood, in a kind of response. “Leave each other alone and let batteries charge” could be the quickest and most satisfying advice.

Conflict Quotient: Virgo can definitely develop a “laundry list” to which the Cancer could react, if they decided to lose their patience. Cancer’s moods can get deeply emotive and they can take a protective stance that might lead to defensive measures that are razor edged. Since Virgo does not tend to self-examination and doubt, they will be given to repeating their crtitiques and sharpening their points on their partner. Objective resolution of issues will not be won as one might hope. These two have to really watch what they say to each other, so that hurts won’t embed themselves in the flesh of their relationship and require surgical remediation.

Peace Parlay: Life in the end is repetitive and mundane, and so is Romance itself. This factor asks the question: "Can we be bored together over the long term?" Virgo is restless and wants to always improve things. They would see boredom as a problem to be addressed. Cancer’s cardinality would keep them in motion and also address unproductive stale situations. Although, both would need time for healing, solace and solitude, these things would probably not be viewed as “boredom” issues, but rather salubrious interludes. They both can find things to do in the garden, or the home improvement catalogue. Peaceful patterns of living would be in the calendars of each.

Keep Up The Interest Graph: Not adventurous, as in “flying off to Cancun on a whim”, Virgo could end up being accused of too much “normalcy”. Cancer might like the trip to Cancun, but would plan each day and budget for each meal. Virgo would have to see “interest” as a more high-minded issue, like “marital improvement” or “relationship enrichment”. Then the Virgin could proceed creatively and address their lacks as a construction project, not an admission of fault.

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. The Virgo would see the 7 year itch as a needless flaw of the average person. Cancer would worry about it as something their partner might do. As a scenario for them, neither would consider it openly, officially. An actual time of infidelity would be like scheduling a sickness or malady.


ASTROCOMPATIBILITY POSSIBILITY RATING: 75% Positive Long Term - 60% Short Term. A happy and mellow mating could be easily envisioned. A hot short term would not be foreseen, just a warm growing of understanding, a heart-felt meeting of needs without the natural tendency to criticize or suffer from hurt feelings. Internal hurts and excessive criticism would be the potential damage makers.

Oh, the Positives!

Virgo is openly gentle and Cancer is engaging and polite. Neither is dismissive, arrogant or outlandish. Yes, Virgo is the best person it knows and Cancer would respect the Virgin because it does not go out and officially try to offend, it just insists on giving helpful advice. Virgo, at the same time can be quite attentive to the suffering and the needy. When the Moonchild is overwhelmed, Virgo will be there.


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