When Aries and Cancer come together in a love affair, it’s a case of opposites attracting. Cancer is sensitive and emotional, which is a good balance for the typical Aries bluntness and fiery emotion. Troubles may arise if Cancer’s mood swings or Aries’ aggression becomes hurtful, thus both Signs must take time and effort to move from different directions to a common goal. A helpful thing here is that both Signs are extremely protective of those they love. The Ram is a soldier, strong and brave, meeting every challenge head-on, and the Crab draws his shell around themselves and their family, providing Aries with a happy domestic life and emotional security. Having emotional control and the ability to weigh the situation, Cancer is often indirectly in charge and can teach Aries to slow down and appreciate life.
Sometimes Cancer might build an idealized image of their Aries partner or be overly possessive, which can really grate on independent Aries, who, however, can fix it by reassuring Cancer that they are loved. Aries really needs to learn to listen to Cancer, who operates on an instinctive level and can help Aries avoid making silly mistakes caused by that typical Aries lack of planning. Aries is a Fire Sign and Cancer is a Water Sign. Sometimes there’s just too much Water dampening Aries’ enthusiasm, or, conversely, too much Fire, leaving Cancer emotionally dry. Once they realize they’re on the same team, the combination of Fire and Water works well together.