Watery, nostalgic Cancer is like a flowing river. Of tears. They can be tears of joy tears of sadness. Like the other water sign moons, it is very sensitive. It is protective, like a mama bear. Aries Moon is a bit of an emotional clod that may run roughshod on Cancer's feeling without realizing it. Because Cancer is so sensitive, and because Aries Moon isn't so sensitive, these two will have conflict.
However, neither moon shies away from confrontation. Usually, Cancer is upset that Aries Moon did or said something thoughtless. Cancer Moon erupts, and Aries Moon erupts back. Unless other water moons, Cancer Moon will immediately let someone know how they feel. Aries Moon doesn't wait to speak.
In that sense, they have a lot in common, and their passionate responses to things may be what bring them together. However, what bothers each moon the most is nearly embodied by the other moon. Cancer Moon hates it when people think of themselves first. Aries Moon thinks that if they don't take care of their own needs, who will?
Water puts out the fire. Fire boils water. Both moons will champion their own feelings and fight for them. Aries Moon, however, runs out of energy quickly and is quick to forgive and forget. Cancer Moon, however, holds grudges. Just when Aries Moon thinks that something is in the past, Cancer Moon brings it up again.
Cancer Moon thus has a tendency to nag Aries Moon, who responds to nagging by taking off. Cancer Moon sees Aries Moon as perpetually child-like and may be drawn to taking care of Aries Moon. Aries Moon doesn't understand that Cancer Moon is only trying to help and feels smothered. It doesn't care about the past and will often forget birthdays, anniversaries, and other things that are important to Cancer Moon.
Cancer Moon needs love and affection, and sex is simply a part of that. They want to feel safe and protected during sex. It needs to hear sweet nothings. It wants to be courted the old-fashioned way. Aries Moon, on the other hand, sees sex as a means to an orgasm and wants to have sex for the sake of it.
Aries Moon isn't hung up on old ideas of romance or saving sex for love. It can grow impatient waiting for the time to be right. Cancer Moon knows this and may withhold sex as a way of punishing Aries Moon for their sins, real or imagined. It is also jealous and would prefer Aries Moon doesn't have friends whom Cancer Moon sees as a threat.
The best thing this couple can do is to find a happy medium. Cancer Moon has to get out of its comfort zone and try to seduce Aries Moon. Aries Moon, in turn, has to play the role of knight or lady and learn the game of courtship.
Unless there are other astrological aspects in their favor, this combination usually keeps couples from staying together. Neither has peace and neither feels entirely comfortable being themselves. The best they can do is give each other space, but neither will be truly happy knowing the other is unhappy.
This aspect is easier if the couple has children, since Cancer Moon can focus their need to nurture and protect on them as opposed to their partner. However, there will be conflicts over parenting style. Cancer Moon may be hands-on, even smothering, while Aries Moon prizes independence in children. It is difficult for them to compromise on how they raise their children.
Sun sign compatibility will get you so far. Perhaps you like each other now, but can they make you feel like a real man or woman? If you want to know if you want to invest your heart in the untamed wildboy or wildgirl that is Aries Moon, you must know if your Moon sign is compatible with the moon sign. To determine if your Moon is in Aries or Leo, put your birth date and birth time in our Natal Chart Calculator and do the same for your partner.