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What makes them?
Pisces Woman and Cancer Man both have a very child-like, black-and-white set of principles and will understand this aspect of each other. Cancer wants someone to protect and Pisces is waiting to be protected; these two can keep it very simple and straightforward.
What breaks them?
They both take a step back from real life to retreat to their own comfort zones, which can easily be misinterpreted at the beginning of the romance. Both can become self-absorbed in their own emotions and expect too much of their partner without checking first to see if they’ve given back.
Can it work between Pisces Woman and Cancer Man?
Quite straightforward… Yes.
Here’s a gracious “Prince Charming meets his princess” story that can wear out a few royal dynasties before these two find a routine to sustain their attraction. The obvious charm here is the hard exterior of Cancer’s shell, which Pisces respects very much even if she is often mistaken for a soft touch. She needs to know her partner has some iron in his soul because Pisces is essentially looking for a partner who can throw in a little bark and bite when she trips up over life’s practicalities.
This formula works to bring out the best of them in later life but could make a laughable ruin out of them as adolescent lovers. Cancer needs time and experience to figure out why the bottom-line means to much to him. He doesn’t have a natural grip on his finances and access to all-areas but he comes to master the finest of what life has to offer, in due time.
He is very much the career man come back to avenge the world for his rejections and disappointments in early life. Pisces can understand a little of where he is coming from. Although she always makes a point of keeping up a mannerly, pleasing and equal-opportunity appearance to all newcomers, she has met with disappointment and been taken advantage of in the past.
If they meet each other as teenagers or very early stage adults, there is no realistic future for a Cancer-Pisces couple who will still fall hopelessly in love just the same. Pisces has a reputation for treating her (and other people’s) resources as bottomless, and Cancer loves her as something more brilliant and substantial than anything else he has come across to be rendered helpless in trying to say no. He may not even have nearly enough answers to all her questions and can mistake her periods of venturing off into her own world as growing indifference or rejection of his growing possessiveness.
It is later on in adulthood that these two are likely to rediscover their brand of magical, fairytale romance and find that their values haven’t been compromised by the diktats of real life. Cancer and Pisces have simply adjusted but both fundamentally remain childlike and uncompromising in their dreams. He wants a maiden he can possess (congratulating himself on the way to such a successful conquest) and she still wants a protector. When Cancer and Pisces build a home together, it will have to be with enough space for their worst moods and a warm centre-piece for their loving communication.
Cancer has enough dark and depressing mood swings to match Pisces’ unpredictable moments of solace. Where Pisces differs from Cancer’s former loves is her soothing reaction to his moments of despair. She does not utter negative words to even strangers in the street, so she would never think to haunt Cancer with practical rebukes of “grow up” or pointing out how dramatic he is being. Instead, she indulges her lover and raises his spirit for better days. These moments are the biggest avenue for these two water signs to take on the typical inseparable bond of two streams flowing down the same river-path.
Cancer never loses the growing sense of having found a woman who is trustworthy and nurtures his vulnerabilities out of him. This is never more true than when these two get to making love, as their water signs cover enough ground between sensory pleasure, emotional understanding and imaginative perception to keep the current hard and steady. When they can tear themselves out of their secluded lovenest, Cancer has enough romantic plans and gifts in store to keep the lady Pisces pleased of his enduring courtship.
If it sounds too good to be true this is possibly because there is a significant amount of security and resources needed to underpin a meeting of two childlike souls like Pisces Woman and Cancer Man. It is highly unlikely they can achieve ascendancy to such bliss in early life and, if there is need to end this relationship before it ruins or spoils them out of growth, a real problem arises in Cancer’s inability to let go and Pisces’ inability to come out with a clear “no”.
This isn’t a relationship to be trusted in the hands of the immature and irresponsible. Rather, a more learned Cancer and wizened Pisces can hold hands into the promised land.