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Sagittarius and Cancer compatibility

Sagittarius & Cancer

Find out how compatible Sagittarius and Cancer are in love, communication, career, and life.

Overall Compatibility Score35%
Communication & Intellect50%
Emotions & Sex40%


Realistically, these signs are fundamentally different from each other and it would take loads of time and patience for a relationship between them to work out in the long run. It’s most likely that their connection is a flash in the pan, where they’re both able to provide each other with what they need for a season in their lives. However, they will soon need to move on to something that better fits each of them.

Cancer is someone who values stability above all else while Sagittarius is ruled by their insatiable desire to keep moving in life. It’s easy to see why that doesn’t make for an ideal pairing. Cancer makes every effort to build a home and remain grounded and Sagittarius would quite possibly feel completely content if they never stayed in one place for more than a few years. This couple would truly need to care for each other on a level that calls for self-sacrifice in order to stay in each other’s lives. Unfortunately, if this is the case it may inevitably lead to resentment.

Communication & Intellect


Cancer and Sagittarius might not enjoy conversation with each other at first because of how long it takes for Cancer to open up. Sagittarius loves to chatter away and they best feed off the energy of people who reciprocate this. While Cancer may eventually come out of their shell, it might be too little too late. Sagittarius’ restless nature would have caused them to move along to better connections.

In a relationship, Sagittarius needs to be able to talk things out in order to resolve conflict, while Cancer tends to overthink things, which causes them to become withdrawn. If they wish to get over any hurdles they’re facing, they will need to be mindful of each other’s communication styles and develop a technique that allows both of them to get their points across without hurting the other’s feelings.

Both these signs have intellectual capabilities that allow them to have intelligent conversations with each other. Cancer is extremely emotionally intelligent, and their ability to pick up on things that Sagittarius may not have communicated verbally yet will surely catch Sagittarius off guard.

On the other hand, Sagittarius has a hunger for knowledge and is a great partner in a game of Trivial Pursuit. Their wide knowledge base may cause them to come across as somewhat of a know-it-all to others, but Cancer is able to see past this and understands Sagittarius for who they really are.

Emotions & Sex


Truthfully, Sagittarius may be incapable of meeting Cancer’s emotional needs. Cancer requires a partner who is really attentive, caring, and will go out of their way to calm their insecurities. Sagittarius is just not that person. They are really direct and take a long time to admit they have an emotional connection, which will deepen Cancer’s anxieties about the stability of the relationship.

Cancer wears their heart on their sleeve, so it would be really easy for them to fall in love – even with a Sagittarius. While Sagittarius may eventually feel the same way, they may not know how to express their feelings in a way that Cancer needs. They also struggle to convey their negative emotions and will choose to bottle them up. Cancer might pick up on this, but their inability to communicate effectively could hinder any constructive discussion on the matter.

This couple may initially enjoy a sexual relationship with each other. Sagittarius approaches sex the same way they do everything in life – with a spirit of excitement and adventure. While Cancer doesn’t have many limits, they do have a need for a strong emotional connection in order to really enjoy a sexual relationship – something that Sagittarius may not be able to provide.

Ultimately, this couple will really have fun together sexually if Cancer is able to let loose a little. They are both daring and fun in bed which makes for some potentially sexy endeavors between the sheets.



Let’s face it – if one person wants to settle down and build a home and the other wants to live each day different from the last, it’s quite inconceivable that they could ever have a successful relationship.

Cancer is the person who prioritized homeownership when they got their first job and has put time and effort into creating a space that can provide the comfort they desire. They have an idealistic view of the life they want and they’ve daydreamed about it since they were a child. They want to be able to build a life with their partner and get married and have kids sooner rather than later.

Sagittarius could not be more different. They value freedom and new experiences above all else. Sagittarius sometimes stresses that they may not have a long enough life to accomplish everything that they want to. They have a long list of goals, but marriage and kids are all the way at the bottom (if they’ve even made the list)!

If this couple really wants to be together, it will take a lot of effort from both of them. Cancer will need to be understanding of the fact that their partner may not choose to spend every evening at home with them. Sagittarius will need to be accommodating of Cancer’s reluctance to join them on their adventures. Ultimately, it will lead to disappointment for both at some point.



Cancer is an introvert who worked hard to build a home they’re comfortable in so they see no reason to leave it in order to have a good time. They enjoy domestic activities like cooking, baking or gardening and will be quite content to stay home come rain or shine.
Sagittarius has no problem being home, as long as they are able to work on something new or learn a new skill while they’re there. If not, then they’d rather be out discovering their new favorite restaurant or trying an adventure sport for the first time.

While these signs may have contrasting personalities, it’s not impossible for them to find an activity to do together. However, Sagittarius will undoubtedly become bored if that’s the only activity they have in common. So, it’s hard to say how long that will sustain their connection. Cancer would really need to step out of their comfort zone to satisfy Sagittarius’ fiery spirit.

Overall Compatibility Score