Aries may be loud and proud – and occasionally a whole lot of annoying. But even the zodiacs’ most boisterous fire sign needs nurturing and guidance – and Cancer is the perfect person to do that – when allowed.
If the balance is right they can act as each others warrior when battle is required. If there’s a glitch in the universe though Cancer can turn into an enabler as Aries starts to take risks that are – well, huge mistakes and bound to lose oxygen fast.
The trick with these two is to understand their synchronicity and fine tune it like a Stradivarius violin. Here’s what you need to know about Aries-Cancer relationships.
Decoding Aries and Cancer friendships…
Aries and Cancer have the potential to become long and lasting friends. Despite their many differences they are often able to develop a strong bond thanks to their mutual respect for each other.
As a dynamic duo they make for really good wing-men/women when out on the town together – the desperate and dateless can have their pick of brooding and mysterious Cancer or hyperactive, charismatic Aries.
Cancer will be Aries go-to person for relationship advice as they recognize the crabs ability to accurately interpret the human psyche. Whilst Cancer utilizes Aries’ high energy to suffocate episodes of melancholy.
First signs of attraction & compatibility…
Both Aries and Cancer are cardinal signs giving them natural leadership qualities and a deep sense of passion. When courting each other they will try to highlight the important aspects of their lives in the hope that the other will want to buy-in and become a part of it.
You know things are heating up when they suddenly start to step outside their comfort zones and do things they normally wouldn’t. When Aries becomes thrilled to keep Cancers elderly grandmother company and Cancer becomes more outgoing and willing to live out of a suitcase – you can be pretty sure they are attracted to each other.
In the early stages loved ones often shake their heads and wonder whose stolen their Aries/Cancer friends. The answer is of course – romance. This strange personality swap only lasts for a short time however – when the novelty wears off discussions about lines in the sand and limitations must be had.
The Aries and Cancer in relationships…
Whilst the Cancer personality likes to nest and put down roots, the Aries personality is forever free-range. But in a healthy Cancer-Aries relationship they will work to find a middle ground and balance each other out.
The Cancer will encourage the Aries to slow down and think things through when they’re on the verge of acting recklessly. And the Aries will bring out Cancer’s bolder side by being spontaneous and adventurous.
When they’re working together they will frequently touch base with each other to make sure that they are on the same page. Though, sometimes their style of negotiation and compromise may look like one step forward, two steps back – imagine 30 changes to an anniversary party in two days. Their friends may tear their hair out in frustration but this process does mean the two signs are in tune.
Moodiness can sometimes makes an unannounced appearance and these signs are not afraid to be sullen together in public. When they are in a foul mood they can turn a dinner party quickly uncomfortable… though it usually doesn’t last for too long. Just put them on the balcony to hash it out they will be fine in a while.
Where they may encounter turbulence…
Like all relationships, if these two aren’t careful they can encounter some serious turbulence as they get further into their relationship.
When Cancer isn’t willing to enact some tough love and lets Aries get away with poor behavior – whether that be cheating, selfishness or just forgetting to take the garbage out – the relationship can deteriorate into a disgruntled parent/child dynamic.
Likewise, when Cancer gets lost in a black hole of emotion for so long that Aries feels dragged down by it – it can create real tension within the relationship.
Should problems arise, some time apart might be necessary to refresh things. Otherwise, tantrum throwing and festering resentment can rear their ugly heads leading these two headstrong signs to drift apart.
When Aries and Cancer fall in love…
The hues of Aries and Cancer falling in love very much depend on timing. If it’s off then the differences between Aries and Cancers can simply be too much of a barrier, leading to a love that’s swift and short-lived.
But if the timing is right and both fall in love on a high – then beautiful music will start to play in the cosmos, just like a beautiful orchestra symphony.
In love, their opposing traits can work together like yin and yang to make each other feel wanted – without feeling like the other is being “needy”. Cancer can teach Aries to get in touch with their emotions whilst Aries teaches Cancer to break out of their shell.
This in turns creates relationship solidarity and a stronger bond between the two. With good and open communication, they can navigate almost any obstacle that they encounter and create a love that lasts.
Aries and Cancer sexual compatibility…
Cancer cannot have sex without emotion whereas Aries will hump a good looking chair – there in lies the problem.
Cancers ruling planet – the moon represents family and parenting. Crabs are sensual, giving creatures that often align sex with procreation and and nurturing. Sometimes they turn quite asexual because finding “the one” just seems too evasive.
Aries needs to be patient and willing to wait – a hard feat for the ram but if they open up to Cancer emotionally, build trust and don’t choke on that “commitment” word – they will be rewarded with a beautiful, playful partner between the sheets.
Cancer will in return get a nuclear reactor.
Aries and Cancer marriage compatibility…
If these signs make it to the alter, chances are they will have ironed out most of the relationship creases beforehand.
Emotionally intelligent Cancer wants a keeper so discussions on important stuff like children, holidays, and careers will be well and truly thrashed out by the time Aries is willing to say “I do”.
So long as they are accommodating of each others needs they have a real shot at making the marriage work. From time to time, Aries will need their freedom and a weekend trip away with the boys/girls. Whilst Cancer on the other hand will require downtime to potter and nest.
They also have the capacity to be great parents and it doesn’t take much to figure out who will be the “fun” one (hint: its Aries) and who’ll be the responsible but strict one (hint: its Cancer). And that’s okay – again, it’s all about that yin and yang with these two!