Friendships between Cancer and Virgo work well. Just two signs apart on the astrological wheel, they sit comfortably in the vicinity of one another as friends. In open Cancer, reticent Virgo can find someone that they can trust, and when Virgo opens us, Cancer finds someone that they truly value.
But Cancer and Virgo are also very different, with the former being outgoing but lacking direction, and the latter socially reticent but with an iron will. As a result, they have the kind of compatibility that helps both of the zodiac signs to grow.
Overview of the Cancer and Virgo Friendship Compatibility:
|Fun & Excitement
|Likelihood to Last
Are Cancer and Virgo Compatible as Friends?
Cancer and Virgo are well placed to be excellent friends. Open and understanding Cancer is just the right person to convince Virgo to let their guard down. While Virgo can subtly teach Cancer that it is OK to put themselves first sometimes, and will be their cheerleader when they do.
Both are good at walking in one another’s shoes, and so the two will rarely have a reason to argue, meaning that their friendship is one that is likely to last.
Virgo can be very niche in their interests. They are the type of person who is like to have a deep interest in an obscure martial art or a random historic period. They develop the kind of interest that borders on obsession.
Cancer is less obsessive in their interest and are more eclectic, dipping in here or there. But Cancer loves to hear about other people’s passions, and so they will be happy to have a taste of whatever Virgo is into.
Cancer will develop enough interest that they’ll be able to listen to Virgo’s obsessive interest. And Virgo will appreciate it, and never be patronizing that Cancer’s awareness is more superficial. They respect the way that Cancer manages to be interested in everything.
Cancer is an incredibly loyal friend. They are intuitive and usually know what people need before they do. They are also very generous, so they will always be there to lend a helping hand, even if it means putting themselves out.
Virgo is less overtly loyal. They are invested in their own lives, and can also be a bit self-conscious about offering unsolicited help. So they aren’t the type of person who offers to help you move house or invite you out for a cup of coffee when they know that you are feeling bad. But if you ask Vigo for serious help, they’ll be there.
When Cancer develops a proper bond with another person, they treat them like family. That means not turning their back on them no matter what. Virgo is also incredibly loyal. They have a firm moral core and always believe in doing what is right, even when it is difficult. So, they will never turn their back on a friend in need.
Fun & Excitement
Cancer and Virgo will have a lot of fun together. Both prefer to plan to make sure that they make the most of their time, rather than just jump in on the spur of the moment. But this is because their time is valuable. So, they prefer to have a plan.
But both Cancer and Virgo will say yes to some spur of the moment fun if it sounds promising, and are good at dealing with the unexpected. The two make a dynamic duo. Cancer is excellent at reading people and getting on their good side, while Virgo is good at reading and analyzing situations and putting all of the pieces of the puzzle together.
Cancer enjoys socializing more than Virgo, who doesn’t like to have to perform for other people. But Virgo feels better able to manage social situations when they have a Cancer friend there to support them.
Likelihood to Last
If Cancer and Virgo find themselves bonding, theirs is a friendship that is likely to last. They both believe in treating good friends like family, and sticking by them through thick and thin.
If they do have problems, but might be that Cancer digs a little too deep into Virgo’s life. Both signs like to play their cards close to the chest. But while Cancer is secretive, they are also nosy, and might stick their nose in where it doesn’t belong. Private Virgo won’t like this, especially since they will feel like this is hypocritical.
But the two are unlikely to have a disagreement that they cannot mend. Both are forgiving, and understand that no one is perfect. They are happy to forgive and forget, and won’t hold past crimes over one another.
Despite being very compatible, it can take quite a bit of time for Cancer and Virgo to build up a bond. This is because both are quite protective of themselves. Cancer worries about being hurt, and Virgo fears being revealed as less than perfect. As a result, they both hold back parts of themselves.
But with time, the two can break down these barriers and form a true and deep friendship. Intuitive and sensitive Cancer knows just the right thing to say to show Virgo that there is nothing to fear. Cancer will also see that they can trust Virgo, who takes honesty and integrity very seriously.
While these two will always have parts of themselves that they will never share, this is true in all circumstances. They are likely to be willing to share quite a lot with one another.
Cancer and Virgo Potential to be More Than Just Friends
If Cancer and Virgo form a close bond, they are very likely to make it as a relationship, though it is unlikely to be love at first sight.
Community-minded Cancer is generally attracted to someone more open than Virgo, while complex Virgo is usually drawn to someone more complicated than Cancer. As a result, neither is likely to fall head over heels when they first meet.
But these two can quickly realize that they have a lot in common, and find themselves getting close. Romantic feelings can evolve without either of them even realizing.
When they do come together, the relationship is very healthy. Cancer can help Virgo to be more outgoing, and can provide them with a social outlet, as they can have a tendency to cut themselves off. Virgo can provide Cancer with stability and direction. Cancer can sometimes lack goals of their own, but Virgo will have more than enough for the two to share.
This is a couple that will rarely fight as they are both good at using their words to resolve issues, and at letting go of small things that don’t matter.
Jessica has had a keen interest in the esoteric since she was a teenager, studying and practicing for many years.
More recently, she has become interested in how new age practices can be used to boost confidence and self-esteem, and help people take control of their lives and their mindsets.
An Australian abroad, Jessica has a Masters from the University of Oxford where she studied ancient religions and cult practices. After graduating, she worked for the Oxford University Museums for several years.
She now lives in Brazil where she works as a freelance writer, translator and Capoeirista.