Monday, October 02, 2006

Sagittarius - Friendship Compatibility - Sagittarius and Cancer

When Cancer and Sagittarius form a friendship, they both need to give the partnership a little while to warm up. As it does, each friend will find more to offer one another. While Sagittarius is a thrill seeker who enjoys taking a risk to experience an adrenaline rush, Cancer derives much more satisfaction from security. Early on, Cancer may want more of dedicated promise of friendship than Sagittarius is willing to offer. As time goes by, Sagittarius will learn to appreciate the strong emotional support Cancer offers. Cancer and Sagittarius have different approaches to life; Cancer is more emotional and traditional, while Sagittarius is experimental and restless. It can be hard for Sagittarius to accept the emotional tidal wave of Cancer. It might be difficult for Cancer to accept the Sagittarian restlessness and craving for external activities. Cancer can offer Sagittarius a secure base and keep their dreams and ambitions on track. Sagittarius can help Cancer add diversity to their life and to learn to appreciate the excitement that can be derived from boldness. Cancer is ruled by the Moon, and Sagittarius is ruled by Jupiter. The Moon is about love, nurturing and the maternal instinct. Jupiter focuses on expansion, optimism, luck and travel.

Together this combination of growth and expansion, masculine and feminine energy, is why the two admire and can sustain each other as a friends. When sharing a goal or interest, these two can achieve just about anything to which they set their minds.
Cancer is a Water Sign, and Sagittarius is a Fire Sign. Sagittarius wants freedom, while Cancer longs for emotional security and stability. Sagittarius actively pursues their ideas, while Cancer is more emotional in their approach to their goals. Although these friends may find it difficult to understand where the other is coming from, their complementary approaches can actually be quite exciting and mutually beneficial. They will not always see things the same way. As long as they both see the value in the friendship, their conflicts can usually be resolved.

Cancer is a Cardinal Sign, and Sagittarius is a Mutable Sign. Sagittarius likes to jump from one thing to the next as the feeling takes them, while Cancer is the instigator of new plans. Cancer needs to give Sagittarius the freedom to explore their own space and interests. Cancer can make Sagittarius' ideas bear fruit, even if Sagittarius has lost interest and moved on. Sagittarius can teach Cancer that broadmindedness is sometimes better than an inflexible determination. The best aspect of the Cancer-Sagittarius friendship is the security they can give each other
(once Cancer gives Sagittarius the freedom to offer that security freely). They make wonderful companions once they learn to look at the world through each other's different philosophies and open themselves up to one another. As long as they communicate and celebrate their differences, theirs will be a stable and happy friendship.