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Aries & Cancer: The Yin and the Yang

Aries and Cancer are both cardinal signs, meaning they like to kickstart things. But that’s where the similarities end. Cancer is a nurturer who likes the security and comforts of home. Aries is a scrappy wild thing who won’t be domesticated.

The Good
Cancer, being sensitive, fragile and a bit skittish craves protection. Aries is dominant enough to guard like no other. This will attract Cancer strongly. Cancer will admire Aries’ daring nature. Aries can teach Cancer to fight for what they want instead of shrinking back and playing the wounded victim. Cancer will bring out the softness buried deep inside the heart of Aries which this warrior is too proud to show.

This combination is especially good if the Cancer is the woman and Aries is the man, because they are the ultimate male-female archtypes. Cancer is nurturing, caring, maternal, sexy — and stories of their impressive mammaries are quite well-grounded. Really.
Aries is the strong, bold, and fearless hunter. Tarzan? Meet Jane.

Even the reverse, with a protective nest-providing Cancer Man is attractive to the Aries tough chick who is uninterested in historical female roles and would rather live rugged and free.

In dating, this combination will finally get Cancer out of the house for some fun! Cancer, symbolized by the crab, typically hides in a shell and makes a suitor work too hard to gain attention and response. Many lose interest. But Aries the champion, is too forward to be put off by this. When Aries wants someone, they do a full-court press for the win. Cancer will love the Aries’ attention, confidence and persistence — and consequently will fall madly in love.

The Bad
Cancer wants security right away. Aries is a player who will only be possessed when tired of the open range. Cancer is clingy and emotional. Aries is too unreliable and absent to be clung to. Aries will interpret Cancer’s sentimental neediness as weakness — and will loathe it.

Cancer will at times want a mate who is more gentle and in touch with emotions.

Sexual Chemistry
Cancer will be turned on by Aries roughness in bed and will enjoy trying to tame with gentleness. Aries will be overwhelmed with love for a creature so vulnerable and so opposite in nature. Sweet!

Long-term Outlook
Because this combination brings the yin-yang of life together so well, it’s a union that could last indefinitely. Success will depend on whether Aries can curb the cavorting and find adventures at home — and on whether Cancer can be secure enough to let Aries occasionally roam.

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Synthia L. Rose

Synthia L. Rose is a 9th house Scorpio with a four-planet stellium in Sagittarius. She has more than 10 years of experience as a professional journalist and six years of experience as a professional blogger. An ardent student of astrology, she has studied intuitive astrology since 2008. Synthia is obsessed with penning blogs that examine Scorpio's mystique, Plutonic personalities and the risqué, taboo 8th house life.