The Cancer woman is very sensitive, moody at times, and prefers to stay close to home. She does not like conflict, will work to keep peace at home, and seems to get emotionally involved with those close to her.
The Libra man craves mental quizzing, intellectual skill, and loves to go out and socialize. He does his best to avoid conflict and is attracted at first to the Cancer’s tendency to provide a happy home. The Libra man is quite content with her sensitive nature at first, but this does not last long.
The Cancer and Libra relationship is very hard to maintain. Although both are fairly sensitive, do not like confrontations, and like to communicate – this is where the similarities end. He can seem to be overpowering to Cancer’s emotional side. He makes her feel as if she is suffocating in the relationship. The Libra man can drown a Cancer with his feelings when she does get him to open up completely to her. She feels overwhelmed and loses control when he becomes emotionally needy. Usually the Libra man will seem detached from the Cancer woman and this turns her off. She wants to feed the emotional bond between them but going slow is important to her. Libra is a very romantic partner and he can shower her with every fairy tale scene she wishes to reenact but this does little to assure her feeling of uneasiness when Libra wants to go out to party and leaves her at home.
Resentment, hurt, and conflict can seep between these two easily and most relationships between them rarely last a lifetime. Cancer and Libra are an incompatible astrological pairing.