Cancer and Pisces are two water signs who share profound and mystical energy. This energy is due to their zodiac rulers; The moon rules Cancer, and Neptune rules Pisces.
These individuals are indeed a fabulous pair. Their oppositions complement each other fantastically, and yet they are similar in the aspects that really matter.
Both signs are compassionate, kind, and tolerant. This is one of the few zodiac pairs where each individual can have completely opposite beliefs and yet have a strongly bonded friendship. Cancer and Pisces’ complementary nature allows them to love each other despite their (sometimes considerable) differences.
Cancer And Pisces – Personality Traits
Cancer is emotional, intuitive, and sensitive.
These traits translate into a great sense of empathy for their friend (and lover, family, and just about everyone else they meet).
Cancer is steadfastly loyal; they will never speak poorly of a good friend behind their back. And, while Cancers may be shy, they will toss that aside and disrupt the flow of conversation to correct any two-faced behavior.
Cancer is often said to be overprotective. However, their friends call this trait nurturing and usually appreciate Cancer’s reliable ways.
These individuals are prone to strong emotions; their day is one big rollercoaster with lots of highs and lows. These mood swings are difficult for Cancer and everyone else around them (which is why Pisces’ empathetic and patient nature is such a good match for Cancer).
Cancer releases their stress and big emotions through creative outlets, often including forms of art, writing, or music to calm their nerves. However, in contrast to these calming creative activities, Cancer can sometimes take shelter in a good exercise routine.
Cancer’s emotional and intuitive gifts can have a drawback; Cancer is more likely to manipulate, and they are effective manipulators too. Their best friend must be able to recognize this behavior and gently bring it to the attention of their Cancer friend for correction.
Cancers can be codependent creatures, so their best friend must be okay with their neediness and be willing to open up and share their lives with the Cancer.
One trait that all close friends with Cancer appreciate is Cancer’s straightforward love and conspicuous emotions. Cancer is always sure to remind those closest to them how much they are loved, appreciated, and seen. This vulnerability is genuinely one of Cancer’s most remarkable aspects, and it certainly makes their environment a better place.
Pisces, like Cancer, is empathetic, compassionate, patient, emotional, and selfless.
Pisces are significantly more likely to use their hearts and gut feelings (intuition) to make decisions rather than their minds. Luckily, Pisces’ instinct is usually spot-on.
These natives pride themselves on their loving and nurturing ways. Pisces will always be waiting with open arms and an open heart for those they are closest to.
Pisces’ intuition paired with their people-pleasing desires can make their personalities “flexible.” Consciously or subconsciously, Pisces will alter their feelings, characters and wants to blend with the people they spend the most time near.
For example, if Pisces has three friend groups, one workgroup, and one hobby group, then Pisces likely has five slightly various personalities for each other in these situations. Things can get a bit complicated for the Pisces if two or more of these groups ever intersect.
Pisces will almost always put their friends’ happiness before their own, so Pisces must surround themselves with kind and intuitive individuals who will keep these tendencies in check.
These natives are also naturally trusting, so it is wise for them to keep a more grounded and skeptical friend around for their own safety. Outsiders often perceive Pisces’ trust as naivety.
Pisces has great big dreams but may not follow through on these dreams due to fear of failure or rejection. Having a Cancer friend can be largely beneficial in this aspect.
What To Expect From A Cancer And Pisces Friendship
1 Mutual Empathy and Intuition
No matter how different Cancer and Pisces may be, their beliefs, religion, opinions, or lifestyles, they will tolerate one another’s differences with grace and love.
In addition to differences in opinion, Cancer and Pisces are also empathetic to the other’s big emotions. Both signs are known to constantly ride a rollercoaster of vast emotional highs and lows; mood swings are common occurrences for each character. Because of that, it is helpful that both people are so understanding and tolerant of these emotions.
Cancer and Pisces are never bored when they’re together. They usually find solace in the other’s understanding of their emotions. Most other people don’t accept their moods, so this is a welcome change of pace. It never takes too long for Cancer and Pisces to begin sharing the more intimate details of their lives and speak on their emotional well-being.
Cancer and Pisces do not judge the other individual during these long chats; and instead, they comfort and reassure one another. They know that love and acceptance are what they seek in these talks, so they are sure to give that to their companion.
2 Deep Connections
Again, thanks to intuition, empathy, and profound emotions, Pisces and Cancer will openly share their thoughts, feelings, and the details of their personal lives freely with one another. When Cancer and Pisces meet, they’ve usually found their best friend and confidant for life.
Pisces and Cancer can be best friend soulmates, and it shows with their connection. Many people will mistake these two friends for lovers because of this connection.
While Pisces and Cancer may put more effort into their romantic relationships than their lovers do, this friendship is a safe space for these two natives to give equally and often to the other. Finally, having someone receptive and appreciative of their efforts is exciting for both signs.
As a result, Cancer and Pisces will check in on the other, bestow gifts for the other, take trips together, spoil each other, and be emotionally present at all times.
It’s no wonder they are often mistaken for lovers.
3 Complimentary Gifts
Pisces is naturally creative, while Cancer is more driven.
When combined, Pisces can teach Cancer about letting their inner child out, finding creative outlets, exploring spirituality, and embracing a more whimsical and wild way of thinking and living.
On the other hand, Cancer can teach Pisces about getting a grip on their big dreams, creating roadmaps, and then taking small, actionable steps towards achieving Pisces’ greatest aspirations.
Cancer And Pisces Friendship Challenges
1 Cancer Sees Pisces as Irresponsible
Pisces’ carefree ways can get them into tight spots at times, which can be frustrating for the overprotective Cancer to watch. Cancer wants to see their friend succeed and thrive, so Pisces’ reckless, unstable behaviors are not just irritating but painful for Cancer to watch.
On the other hand, Pisces feels that Cancer is selfish or pessimistic and missing out on the simple joys of life. Pisces will spend a good deal of time working on getting Cancer out of their shell and taking more risks.
2 Pisces Sees Cancer as Dull
Cancer is driven and dedicated, not just to their friends, but to their career as well. This stability brings Cancer much comfort and peace of mind; to Pisces, it’s downright dull.
Pisces will occasionally try to distract Cancer with fun hobbies, adventures after work, or even suggest Cancer quit their job after an awful day.
As a balance, Cancer will show Pisces the benefits of sticking to a profession and working through the highs and lows.
How Can Cancer And Pisces Get Along Better?
While Cancer and Pisces will naturally gravitate towards one another and find ways to overlook each others’ shortcomings, there are a few pieces of advice that the two signs will likely find helpful.
Cancer needs to accept that Pisces is mutable. Pisces is a free spirit and wants to go wherever life takes them.
Pisces needs to understand that Cancer loves to initiate and accept that being career-driven with structure and rules is part of who they are (and what makes Cancer happy).
Both signs can learn from each other. Cancer can show Pisces how to initiate change, and Pisces can teach Cancer how to follow through with the projects they started.
While both signs will naturally appreciate the other, here are a few notable qualities that the other will notice and love about their friend:
- Cancer will love Pisces’ humanitarian and environmental efforts.
- Pisces will love Cancers’ financial intelligence and mannerisms.
- Cancer adores Pisces’ taste in music and movies.
- Pisces will be obsessed with Cancers’ delicious cooking abilities.
Some activities that both signs can likely appreciate and do together to build their bond include hiking, reading, spiritual musings, movie-watching, taking classes of any kind together, and long, intimate talks about anything and everything.
Cancer and Pisces are two feminine water signs which will delight in their naturally formed relationship.
Each sign will freely and happily give to the other in the form of affection, attention, gifts, time, and thoughtful surprises. Their mutual intuition and empathy for one another is appreciated by both parties and will allow each to thrive in the presence of each other.
Others are likely to mistake these two natives as lovers. They aren’t far off; a Cancer and Pisces friendship is so strong that it is expected to be stronger and more fulfilling even than their own romantic relationships.
Cancer and Pisces are destined to be best friends for life.