When Aries and Cancer come together, it's a case of opposites
attracting. Aries is rash and brash, while Cancer is sensitive.
Aries may overwhelm Cancer with a flurry of emotion. Even though
Cancer usually likes to take time with relationships, Aries'
whirlwind approach can be stimulating. Aries, on the other hand,
may find the Cancerian sensitivity appealing; it's a good balance
for the typical Aries bluntness. At times, though, troubles may
arise if Cancer's mood swings or Aries' aggression become
hurtful. Both Signs must take time to listen to their partner's
needs and understand they're coming from different directions to
meet a common goal.
Cancer is the Sign of home and hearth, while Aries is a soldier
meeting every challenge head-on. Aries is very protective of
Cancer and takes care of them; the Ram can be the Cancerian's
knight in shining armor. In return, Cancer provides Aries with a
happy domestic life and emotional security. Sometimes Cancer
might build an idealized image of their Aries partner or be
overly possessive. Aries can help by reassuring their Cancer
partner that they are loved and cherished. Additionally, Aries
needs to listen to Cancer: the Crab is strongly instinctive, and
their advice can help Aries avoid making silly mistakes and rash
decisions caused by a lack of planning.
Aries is ruled by the Planet Mars and Cancer is ruled by the
Moon. Aries has an open, passionate nature that appeals to
Cancerians, who often internalize emotions and feelings. Cancer
can have intense, feminine energy, and Aries can help them learn
to release this energy. The Moon controls tides of the Earth,
quietly affecting all life; Cancer works behind the scenes while
Aries rushes into battle. Cancer tends to be sentimental, and can
teach Aries to slow down and appreciate life instead of rushing
on to the next thing.
Aries is a Fire Sign and Cancer is a Water Sign. These two
elements can be a great combination if they work together, using
emotion and physical action to get things done. Cancer can help
Aries slow down and learn to be gentle, while Aries teaches
Cancer to come out of their shell. But Cancer can be emotionally
manipulative, too much Water dampening Aries' enthusiasm.
Conversely, too much Fire can cause Water to evaporate and leave
Cancer emotionally raw. Aries and Cancer must talk openly and
freely to ensure their balance is maintained.
Aries and Cancer are both Cardinal Signs. Both partners are
initiators, but they have to cooperate in order for their
initiative to work. On the surface, Aries is the leader, rushing
out to meet a challenge, but Cancer will also be indirectly in
charge through emotional control and the ability to weigh the
situation. Cancer tends to compromise more easily while Aries can
be unwilling to yield, so the Crab may have to accept giving in.
The best aspect of the Aries-Cancer relationship is that -- once
they realize they're on the same team -- the combination of Fire
and Water works well together. Aries is out there getting
attention, and Cancer is quietly supporting the back end. Each
partner's ability to provide what the other is lacking makes
theirs an equal relationship.