Airy Gemini is like a gentle breeze or a tornado, depending on how revved up that breeze gets. Watery Cancer Moon is like a waterfall. It starts off as a gentle, nourishing rainfall but can turn into an all-out hurricane. It is sensitive and very protective of its heart. Gemini Moon needs to be in the know to feel secure, even the things Cancer Moon would prefer not to address. Air pushes water around and dries it up, while water makes air heavy and cold.
Gemini Moon needs a friend. Cancer Moon needs a parent or child. They're both concerned with what is going on around them, and they both care about the people in their lives. This is what brings them together. However, Gemini Moon needs to get to know them, while Cancer Moon needs to take care of them or be taken care of by them. Cancer Moon may try to parent the child-like Gemini Moon, who in turn rebels like a teenager. Cancer Moon needs to be the one maintaining tradition and safety for everyone. Gemini Moon just wants to try new things. Cancer Moon may have to drag Gemini Moon down the aisle, kicking and screaming the whole way.
If they make it to the altar, it will be a miracle. They could have one of the most drama-filled divorces ever.
Cancer Moon thinks Gemini Moon just isn't sensitive enough. Cancer Moon needs someone to discuss old memories with nostalgic and fondness, not recall old arguments they should've won. Gemini needs someone who wants to go out, meet people, and be out in the world. Cancer Moon gets angry with Gemini Moon for bringing up things it doesn't want to talk about, and Gemini Moon can't understand how anyone could be so bothered by a memory. Memories aren't actually real, right? Cancer Moon gets angry. Gemini Moons wonders what it did and buys flowers, but it still has to sleep on the sofa.
Now, here's the thing: Cancer Moon brings a gun to a knife fight. If it even gets a whiff of possible aggression or disapproval of themselves or their family, they come back twice as hard. It doesn't even occur to them that they're hurting other people, perhaps needlessly; they think it's justified as self-defense. The good news is that Gemini Moon doesn't take actions seriously, so a lot of what Cancer Moon does rolls off its back. But it never forgets words. Tell a Gemini Moon you hate them, and they take it at face value. When angry at someone, Cancer Moon needs to make the other person hurt just as much, if not more. It takes a lot to drive Gemini Moon over the edge of that waterfall, but when it does, it disappears into the air and flies away.
Gemini Moon and Cancer Moon are fundamentally mismatched when it comes to sex. Cancer Moon has sex to reinforce the love bond. Gemini Moon largely has sex for fun and to do something with someone else. Gemini Moon is willing to try anything and gets bored doing the same thing. Cancer Moon is threatened by having to change up anything that's working for them. No, it won't get on top. No, it won't put that in its mouth.
Gemini Moon is more flexible and more likely to give Cancer Moon what it wants. It's good with its hands, so it knows how to touch Cancer Moon. It just doesn't want to linger in bed listening to the rain and falling asleep while cuddling. It would rather get up and do something else, like eat, or watch television, or get on the computer. And why not? Sex time is over for Gemini Moon. The problem is that everything before and after sex is still sex to Cancer Moon, who feels unappreciated and unattractive when left in bed while Gemini Moon goes on Facebook.
The reason this relationship gets a 2 and not a 1 is because they actually do have hope. Cancer Moon can use some of its sensitivity to try to understand Gemini Moon more. Gemini Moon can use some of its brainpower to understand Cancer Moon more. They both have the ability to understand someone very different from themselves and love them just the same. Cancer Moon is family oriented, and family is about trying to keep together people who are very different. Gemini Moon is about long friendships, and the people in long friendships grow and change but still find common ground.
If Gemini Moon can think about how Cancer Moon feels when it just wants to relax at home in the quiet of the night, and if Cancer Moon can understand that Gemini Moon needs a lot of activity, they can compromise, or at least, give each other space to do their own thing while the other gets what they want.
Sun sign compatibility will get you so far. Sure, you get along well, but will they allow you any peace and quiet?
If you want to know if you can live with Gemini Moon's constant communication, you must know if your Moon sign is compatible with this Moon sign.
To determine if your Moon is in Gemini or Cancer, put your birth date and birth time in our Natal Chart Calculator and do the same for your partner.