Aquarius and Cancer may find it difficult to bridge the difference between them. The primary gap here is their different emotional needs. The Water-Bearer is analytical and detached while the Crab is Intuitive and dependent. While it is true that differences often strengthen a relationship and promote growth between partners, Aquarius and Cancer’s differences are fundamental and will take a lot of effort and understanding to overcome.
As with Pisces and Scorpio, its fellow Water Signs, emotion rules Cancer’s world. The intuitive Crab always seems to know what others are thinking – sometimes even more than its subject does. This is great for a partner that is comfortable with emotions but makes for a rough road with in it comes to more disconnected mates. Cancer is so at home with feelings that the Crab can easily use its abilities to manipulate others into getting what it wants, although this is usually something Cancer believes is good for the other person.
Feelings play such a big part in the Crab’s nature that Cancer can be hard to fathom with its rapidly changing moods. The Crab finds it hard to let anyone go and ending a connection with a Cancer can be a real challenge. The Crab is loyal and somewhat clingy in its relationships, wishing to spend as much time as possible with its partner. Cancer is a sensitive and willing lover, seeming to know what its partner wants without being asked.
A humanitarian to the core, Aquarius truly believes in noble purposes. The Water-Bearer is often accused of being a “hippy” because of its endeavor to improve the world and unconventional thought process. Whether this is a compliment, or a denigration matters little to Aquarius as the Water-Bearer cares little for the opinion of others. While its benevolence for the human race might make one assume that Aquarius is warm and fuzzy, the Water-Bearer tends to hold itself aloof from more personal relationships.
The Water-Bearer is quite content with its own company and needs some solitude to recharge, especially after social events. Despite this, the Water-Bearer doesn’t avoid social situations and can be very assertive when it is called for. Always sure of the correctness of its opinion, Aquarius will become obstinate if questioned and only appealing to its analytical nature will change its mind.
Cancer’s charm may be what draws Aquarius in, while the Crab instinctively knows that it would benefit by the Water-Bearer’s analytical approach to the world. Emotions don’t play a big part in Aquarius’s life. Cancer is an expert in this area and can help the Water-Bearer to come to terms with buried feelings and appropriate ways to express them. The Water-Bearer can provide a stable structure of logic in the Crab’s constantly shifting perspective.
The Water-Bearer’s love of humanitarian causes strikes a deep chord in Cancer’s soft heart. The Crab can bring a new dimension to Aquarius’ approach in this vocation during their work together. Emotional Cancer plunges much more deeply into the causes of need than detached Aquarius is able to. This allows the analytic Water-Bearer to work on solving root causes rather than just the symptoms, improving the results of Aquarius’s efforts.
Cancer’s enigmatic inclination makes it capable of understanding and accepting Aquarius’s more eccentric turns without censure. This allows the Water-Bearer to relax and really be genuine in the relationship. The Crab loves discovering what makes people tick and enjoys having such a unique subject to observe.
Basic differences such as those between Aquarius and Cancer can be tough to overcome. While there are circumstances in which these two can make things work, it will be hard for Aquarius to deal with Cancer’s emotiveness while the Crab will have a difficult time with the Water-Bearer’s detachment. Even their fighting style is different as Aquarius will want to just leave and avoid conflict while Cancer has a need to explore the feelings uncovered by the dispute.
Assertive and quite direct in its dealings with people, Aquarius will find Cancer’s shifting moods and nebulous reasons for the shifts maddening. In fact, the Water-Bearer may begin to believe that Cancer is using its very ostensible emotiveness as a manipulative tool. This could very well be the case, and the Crab is quite capable of doing so. As this pattern progresses in the relationship, Aquarius will respond less and less to emotional appeal and, since Cancer is not constitutionally formulated to be logical, this results in a deadlock.
Level of dedication and physical tenderness is also a big barrier for an Aquarius – Cancer match. The Water-Bearer is not deeply touched by its partner, preferring a more cerebral connection, while the Crab is deeply devoted to its mate the moment it makes the commitment. Along with this fidelity, Cancer wants to unite all parts of the couple’s life. Aquarius, needing solitude for mental stability, will feel trapped by this and the Water-Bearer will resort to emotionally and mentally detaching from the Crab even while it is physically present. Sex is very important to Cancer, who considers it a direct line to emotional joining. While Aquarius enjoys the physical aspects of sex, the Water-Bearer is uncomfortable with Cancer’s insistence on assigning profound emotional significance to the act.
Aquarius and Cancer will have to work very hard to make their relationship work. They have serious incompatibilities where emotions are concerned, and their thought processes could hardly be different. Dethatched and analytical, the Water-Bearer finds the Crab’s changeable moods difficult to bear. Cancer longs for a profound connection with its partner and Aquarius is hard pressed to provide this. The Water-Bearer is independent and needs time alone to be comfortable. The Crab wants to share every part of its life with its partner. In order for these two to be truly happy together, both will need to make some major compromises.
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