While it might seem that Aries and Cancer can’t possibly make a go of it, Fire and Water don’t usually mix, but with care and determination, this can be a match that makes better people of both. The overbearing Ram can work on slowing down and confronting its feelings. The sensitive Crab will be forced to leave its comfort zone and see what life out of the shell is like.
Aries draws attention with its irrepressible manner and reckless courage. The Ram loves to compete and is happiest while playing anything from chess to soccer. Aries doesn’t even require someone else to compete against; the Ram can be found pushing its limits at solitary sports as well. Boundless energy and drive seem to radiate from Aries no matter what it is occupied with. Despite all its bravado, there’s a kernel of insecurity in the mighty Ram, which is carefully hidden from the world.
The “devil may care” personality of the Ram can be a lot of fun, but if taken too far, Aries can end up being incredibly overbearing, not to mention leaving its companion exhausted. The Ram is honest and can be quite tactless. This isn’t done out of unkindness, but the Ram is so busy with action that Aries just doesn’t seem to have too much time to consider feelings. Not sensitive itself, the Ram has a lot of trouble seeing things from another’s point of view.
Emotion is central to Cancer’s personality. Because the Crab is so in tune with its own feelings, Cancer can easily comprehend the emotional state of others without being told. This done intuitively, and the Crab often can’t logically explain how it knows what it knows. As a result, Cancer is often able to give a person exactly what they want without being asked. Being able to read others so easily brings with it a serious temptation to be manipulative.
Logically, one might expect such an expert on emotion to well be in control of its own, but logic holds no sway with Cancer. The Crab’s moods are perpetually shifting for no apparent reason. This can be very draining for Cancer’s partner if they are affected by the Crab’s emotional state themselves. Still, Cancer’s loyalty and devotion often make up for the work it takes to maintain stability in the relationship. The Crab lavishes attention on its mate and wants its partner and itself to share their lives completely.
The assertive Ram is generally the pursuer at the beginning of this pairing. Aries can’t resist a challenge and Cancer is so very different from its straightforward self. The thrill of chasing the elusive Crab will occupy the Ram entirely and the more Cancer resists, the more Aries insists. Of course, the perceptive Crab is fully aware of this and is happy to give the Ram exactly what it wants, remaining just aloof enough to present a challenge but available enough to give Aries hope. This game can continue for quite a while and both enjoy it immensely while it lasts.
There comes a time when the Crab must be caught, and Aries must win. Cancer rewards its intrepid partner with hours of hedonistic pleasures in the bedroom. The Crab’s intuitive knowledge of its mate extends to sex and, once again, Cancer is happy to oblige. While the act of sex may inspire a deep emotional bond for the Ram that it does for the Crab, Aries adores the attention and sometimes deep feelings leak out without the Ram even noticing. Of course, sensitive Cancer observes this and delights in this glimpse inside its standoffish partner.
Rather reticent and a little shy, the Crab has no choice but to come out of its shell when in the company of irrepressible Aries. The Ram has a large circle of friends and is involved in many activities. Aries enjoys doing things with its partner and will sweetly wheedle Cancer into joining in. Yet the Ram has a generous nature and will allocate quiet time alone with the Crab. Here, Aries is forced to slow down, maybe for the first time in its life. This opens the door for introspection and perhaps coming to terms with its own feelings.
With such an extreme difference of viewpoints, the potential for clashing is great between Aries and Cancer. The Crab isn’t particularly high energy and can find the Rams ebullience exhausting. Complex Cancer needs quiet time to relax and sort through the ramifications of its experiences. On the other hand, Aries is a fireball of energy and seldom sits still for a minute. Time alone is to be endured, not enjoyed and the Ram would much rather be cheering in a crowd than sitting in solitary thought. The Crab’s need for peaceful retirement can seem suffocating to Aries.
The couple’s differences in love style can also cause difficulties for them. While the Ram has a strong sense of integrity, it does not have the deep loyalty that Cancer bestows on its partners. Aries can be so pulled away by all its own comings and goings that the Crab may feel neglected. Since the Ram doesn’t have the empathetic turn of mind Cancer does, Aries isn’t likely to notice until the wounded Crab points this out. In a situation like this, the Ram is likely to feel Cancer is being clingy, since there is nothing to stop the Crab from coming along for the ride but its own preferences.
Aries and Cancer face a difficult, but not insurmountable, a task in forging a bond between them. The Ram is a powerhouse of energy, competitive and rash. The Crab is extremely intuitive, moody, and contemplative. Cancer’s innate ability to discern the needs of others allows the Crab to stoke the Ram’s passion with the challenge of pursuit. Once Cancer is caught, it welds them together with passionate, inventive lovemaking. If Aries can learn to enjoy slowing down with the Crab and Cancer can overlook the Ram’s obtuseness, this pair can truly be a power couple.
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