Cancer and Aries: Compatibility in Sex, Love, Work and Life
This relationship can be painful for both partners and takes a lot of work to function.
We usually see the sign of Cancer as extremely asexual. Our family is represented by the sign of Cancer and the Moon, and it is a psychological challenge for all of us to understand that our parents are sexual beings. It would be okay if members of this universal Cancer family weren’t convinced of their asexual nature as well. Their emotional characteristics only allow sexual relations with meaning and enough tenderness. Only when they meet the right person to free them do they come to know the other aspects of their sexuality.
The question of trust is something different for this couple. They will rarely discuss their trust in each other’s loyalty. Usually the problem they encounter is a trust issue when it comes to intimacy. Aries has a different view of intimacy. In the eyes of their Cancer partner they may seem pushy and even aggressive with an attitude that leads to nothing relaxed. As much as Cancer would like to understand the direct nature of Aries, it will be extremely difficult to see it as anything other than bestial.
Both of these partners have the same tendency to act on impulse and to interrupt the conversation before they even get to the point. It is not their intention to react this way, but they push each other’s buttons and it is very difficult for them to stay focused and solve the problem they talked about. Their interests differ too much, so even when they’re trying to have a peaceful conversation about something impersonal, it’s still a battle to keep the focus on the subject, whoever started the conversation.
Aries and Cancer are both deeply emotional, although Aries are often described as having an emotional disability. They are affectionate, passionate, and have high expectations of their partner when it comes to scratching beneath the surface. Their boundaries may be too rigid as they fear their own sensitivity and sometimes act like heartless soldiers. Cancer wears their emotions like a winter coat and hides them only when they are ashamed to show them. They accept their emotional nature as a fact and work towards a personal world full of respect for their weak side. We often say Cancer wants to have a family and raise children, but this is not because they need to reproduce or stay indoors all day, but because they need a safe haven for their emotional side and enough people to share their compassionate natures with.
While Aries gives a lot of meaning to someone’s state of energy, focus and coherence, Cancer appreciates the ability to remain rational and stable, qualities they have a hard time achieving or being in a state of emotional balance. Their values aren’t even connected, except that they both have the idea that some sort of future balance, which can be quite difficult to achieve, would make them better.
As much as Aries wants to devote themselves to their physical body, sports and all the ways to keep their creative energy high, Cancer wants to sleep, dance and eat as long as they want. They mostly share sexual activities and time for rest, since Cancer probably has no intention of following that crazy Aries rhythm.
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