Understanding Your Individual Signs
Aries (March 21-April 19) comes first in the Zodiac, and this fire sign is definitely associated with being on top. Meanwhile, Cancer (June 22-July 22) is a water sign that’s often characterized by a cool, calm surface and warm, caring depths. These two astrological opposites usually fall on each other’s “worst matches” list, but that doesn’t mean your Aries-Cancer relationship is doomed. An Aries man and Cancer woman can be compatible, but is important that each understands the other’s individual Zodiac profiles first. This will help them anticipate common clashes and lean into the traits their partner actually wants.
Meet the Cancer Woman: Cautious, Dependable & Sensitive
Cancer women love being comfortable, so they’ll put up walls to prevent being hurt, then plant roots when they finally feel safe. Like the crab that symbolizes her – hard on the outside, soft on the inside – the Cancer woman is a complex creature, and there’s a lot of passion, intuition, and loyalty stuffed beneath that cautious shell. However, her need for loyalty and safety may look like paranoia, clinginess, or cowardice to anyone who clashes with her.
Ultimately, the Cancer woman just wants stability in her career, home, and relationships. She is braver and more resourceful than she seems, so give her a chance to get settled and feel needed, and she’ll open up to reveal her sweet, loving self. Cancer women are nurturers who form lifelong bonds and don’t forget about the past, so they’re ideal candidates for friendship and romance, but they also expect loyalty and sensitivity in return. If you tease or betray a Cancer woman, she’ll hold it against you.
Meet the Aries Man: Rambunctious, Ambitious & Magnetic
The Aries man may not act like an alpha male – he wins admirers with his optimism and his adventurous spirit, not his leadership skills – but secretly, he loves to take the lead. If you need advice, the ram is your man, but it may not be the most intuitive or valuable advice. He’s surprisingly sensitive, but that doesn’t mean he taps into a deep well of emotions. Instead, he takes things personally, and it’s easy to offend him because he’s so self-centered and impulsive.
However, there’s plenty of positive potential in the spontaneous, optimistic Aries man. He jumps into new experiences with both feet, works really hard to keep his friends and family entertained, and shares his opinions and feelings without any pretense. And whether you’re sharing a bed, an office, or a friend group with an Aries man, you’ll quickly learn one important thing about him: he sees right through people who aren’t genuine. It’s hard to trick an Aries.
When Ram Meets Crab: Finding Love in an Aries-Cancer Relationship
Romantic relationships between Aries men and Cancer women are often stormy, if they get started at all. Aries men tend to have red-hot personalities, which means they’re entertaining and courageous, but they can also be impatient and vain. Cancer women are far quieter and more reserved than Aries men, which could make them better at picking a partner – or less likely to settle down in the first place. No matter which sign you were born under, you should be ready to compromise and cater to your partner’s individual romantic needs. So, what are they?
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Dating a Cancer Woman
Cancer women are among the least compatible mates for Aries, so you have an uphill battle to truly understand and communicate with your partner. However, the victor’s spoils are lifelong loyalty and affection. Because Cancer women tend to form deep emotional attachments to the people and places they love, they’re quite nostalgic and sentimental. Your Cancer girlfriend will be great at saving tokens of your relationship and picking out thoughtful gifts that bring back old memories. And when she decides she wants to make a lifetime of happy memories with you, she will protect your bond with all her heart.
The Cancer woman is a loyal partner who thrives when she feels needed and appreciated, and she will work hard to make him feel loved, protected, and comfortable in return. Of course, if you’re the Cancer woman in the relationship, your desire to feel needed might not align with your Aries man’s approach to romance. If you’re falling in love with an Aries man, you’re not necessarily doomed, but your cautious side will want more information before you crawl out of your shell. Here’s a good place to start.
Dating an Aries Man
When he’s living his best life, the Aries man is fun, adventurous, and full of energy and good will for everyone around him. He makes his partner feel special and takes her on dates that put dinner-and-a-movie clichés to shame. At his worst, however, Aries is selfish, naïve, and recklessly impulsive with a trail of disappointed people in his wake. The same traits that draw you to him – spontaneity, optimism, and a health sense of confidence – could be his undoing, especially if he’s not considerate of your time or gentle with your feelings. He doesn’t like rejection or conflict either, but instead of playing it safe, he will wear his emotions – good or bad – on his sleeve.
The Aries man isn’t quite as proud as his fellow fire sign, Leo, but you’ll need to keep his vanity in mind if you hope to win him over. He wants love and affection, and he’ll pursue it at any cost, which could be helpful if you have trouble breaking down your Cancer walls. But once he’s in a relationship, he almost expects constant affection and validation, and he might act out instead of realizing that his partner just wants the same in return. Taking care of her lover’s needs will come very easily to a Cancer woman, and this makes it easier for him to commit to monogamy. However, she may have to assert herself and her own needs if she expects long-term fulfillment.
Before writing off your romantic compatibility, talk to an online spiritual advisor who can help you make sense of your Zodiac sign. Every relationship is unique, and your relationship with a Cancer woman or Aries man could prove that fire and water are the perfect match after all.