Watery Cancer Moon is like the rain that nourishes the ground, or it is like a hurricane that blows through and destroys. Put two of them together, and you may very well have a hurricane or perhaps the rain that relieves a drought. These two want to be married. They want to settle down, buy a house, and have a family. This is what makes them feel secure, and this where they have a place in the world. They very much want the same things, and they know this instantly. So, getting married is actually something they readily do.
The problem is that they both want to be the same person in the relationship. Cancer Moon is the mother of the zodiac, but it is also in many ways a child. They both want to be the nurturer, even if the reality is someone has to go out and work and earn money or simply deal with the world outside of the home. It's the little things first. They have different tastes in home décor, but neither will budge, and they will whine about whatever the other chooses. Then it's the big things, like why the other person doesn't make more money to the other can stay home with the kids and the cats.
But here's the thing: when everything is okay, they're like two fawns frolicking in a meadow. The world is their oyster, and they are the pearl. No one makes romance quiet like Cancer Moon and no couple quite makes romance like two Cancer Moons.
These two are either eternal children or eternal old coots. They would prefer to be eternal children, but they will kick into action if they feel the need to be the parent. Imagine this: two people who both want a beautiful house, in a beautiful neighborhood, in a beautiful suburb, as part of a beautiful marriage, with beautiful children, and all the fun and happiness that entails. It may not be this fantasy exactly, but they tend to err on the side of traditional or family-oriented. To be the matriarch or the patriarch of a big, tight family is success to both of them, and they have big dreams.
So to that end, two Cancer Moons will work very hard to make sure they have this, and if they don't get it, the claws come out. They're not realistic in their youth, and they don't settle down in old age, either. Even if crabby, tired, overworked, and constantly bickering with each other, the flame of your still burns in them, and even in those moments, they can see the child in each other. They're both very sensitive, and neither is particularly eager to go out in the world, but they will if it means providing the best they can for their families.
Do you have an idea of the perfect grandparents? These two are the perfect grandparents. They want to play with their grandchildren, spoil them, bake tasty meals for them, and tell them stories. They want to take them to the playground. They make the holidays the greatest. They have a comfy home full of toys. They are always up for a game or to watch a children's movie.
Now, imagine that instead of 70 years old, these people are only 25. Now you have a Cancer Moon relationship at its very best. It's a love to be shared with everyone so long as someone can deal with the nasty business of work, budgets, mortgages, and changing diapers.
Cancer Moon loves sex because it reinforces the emotional bond. Unless there are other astrological factors at play, this Moon doesn't engage in casual sex or extramarital sex. It wants to have sex, but it won't actually engage in sex unless it feels wanted and loved.
Cancer Moons are not only likely to remain faithful, but to have sexual drives in sync. They have sex to heal a fight. They have sex to celebrate their anniversaries, holidays, and personal successes. And it is entirely possible that once the honeymoon phase ends, they only have sex to celebrate other things. There is nothing wrong with this, so long as they're both happy with it.
When they do have sex, they like to set the mood. This is important because Cancer Moon wants sex to be magical. It wants the candles, the music, the satin sheets, the low lights, and the foreplay. Definitely the foreplay. A quickie just makes Cancer Moon feel cheap. It should be told that it loved, that it is beautiful and that it is desired. There is a knight in shining armor and a damsel in distress (and some nights, it switches). It's almost like a play-by-play reenactment of a soap opera love scene, minus the commercials.
And this might make others roll their eyes, get bored, or fulfill their desires on the side, but not watery, sensitive Cancer Moon. One thing this relationship does for both of them is fulfill their sexual needs.
The main problem is that Cancer Moon wants to be taken care of. Yes, it does need to nurture, but it needs to be nurtured in return. Surprisingly, because their needs for this is so high, they're not as likely to feel smothered, like other partners with Cancer Moon would. However, if they feel unappreciated, they will lash out. Cancer Moon has quite a temper if it feels threatened and will protect what it thinks is theirs with ferocity. They are possessive, and they wish to be possessed.
But even these two need a little space once in a while. They can't be together every moment of the day, and that's where the friction starts. It's not that they don't want to check in all the time; it's when they can't that is the issue. Cancer Moon has a deep-seated insecurity that if it is not reminded that it is loved, it must not be. Distance makes it go crazy.
The key for these two is to learn that a little distance is healthy, and that they can be apart and have separate friends and interests without jeopardizing the relationship. Cancer Moon needs to learn how to be loved without constant reminders.
Sun sign compatibility will get you so far. Sure, you get along well, but will they give as good as they get? If you want to know if you are happy with Cancer Moon's motherliness, even for men, you must know if your Moon sign is compatible with this Moon sign. To determine if your Moon is in Cancer, put your birth date and birth time in our Natal Chart Calculator and do the same for your partner.