When Cancer and Aquarius make a love match, it can be a case of opposites attracting. Cancer takes an emotional approach to life, Aquarius, an offbeat, unconventional approach. While Cancer often retreats into its shell, Aquarius takes every opportunity to be the extrovert, the organizer and party animal. They love to find themselves amongst friends; social settings are simply their thing! If a Cancer and an Aquarius can find a way to combine these qualities in a positive way, they can go anywhere together.
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Both Cancer and Aquarius can be ambitious and determined. They want to get their way, and neither likes to conflict. Cancer can be old-fashioned, attached to tradition and routine, their morals more conservative than progressive. Aquarius, on the other hand, is very modern and likely numbed by routine, yawning at the dull and the boring in which Cancer sometimes finds comfort. Cancer may be intrigued by their Aquarius lover’s sense of excitement, but this traditional Crab could get frustrated trying to keep up with this revolutionary’s mind. Though Aquarius won’t appreciate the possessiveness of a pinching Crab, they could find great comfort in the solid base Cancer provides. Just try to get them to admit it!
The Moon (Emotion) rules Cancer, and Saturn (Karma) and Uranus (Rebellion) rules Aquarius. The Moon is a radiant, feminine energy and Saturn is a cool, contained masculine energy. Uranus is about all things abnormal and novel. The Moon is emotional and concerned with growth and domesticity, both of which become central themes in many Cancer’s lives. Saturn deals with hard work and the discipline required for achievement, while Uranus symbolizes forward thought. This combination makes sense for an Aquarian, as they are futurists unafraid of getting their hands dirtied by labor. Cancer mates can teach social, intellectual Aquarius lovers the value of emotional impulses, and their feminine influence will bring beauty and comfort into the home. While Cancer teaches the valuable lesson of an open heart, Aquarius can come right back with the usefulness of a detached heart. Aquarians are blessed to be able to extricate themselves from uncontrollable situations and to reevaluate goals if they get off-course. Not necessarily cold, Aquarius could still benefit from Cancer’s warm, feminine Moon-based influence.
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Cancer is a Water Sign, and Aquarius is an Air Sign. Aquarius sees life as an intellectual exercise, a constant exploration and expansion of the mind. Cancer’s more pragmatic. Cancer stops to ask, ‘how does this feel?’ while Aquarians keep asking ‘what else is there?’ It may be tough for one to get where the other is coming from, and conflicts can arise if Aquarius gets a little too cool or Cancer too emotionally demanding. They may end up working at cross-purposes: Cancer asks for more and more, Aquarius may pull further and further away. By accepting that their worldviews are dissimilar, Cancer and Aquarius can move on and celebrate their diversity, learn to say ‘vive la difference’ rather than feeling threatened by it.
Cancer is a Cardinal Sign, and Aquarius is a Fixed Sign. Both persevere when working toward goals. If they have a set path, they’ll follow it to the end. With this sort of shared perseverance — and if they both place a high value on their relationship — this couple will never be dissuaded from that knowledge and will constantly think of one another. If they run into snags, Aquarius will discover that Cancers, though they may seem shy and retire into their shells, can actually be very tenacious and dogmatic, not above using emotional manipulation on their loved ones. Also, Aquarius could be bothered by Cancer’s over-emotionality. If they agree to work toward a common goal, these two can get along.
What’s the best thing about the Cancer-Aquarius love match? When they decide to come together, they are an indomitable force! When they decide to combine their disparate energies, Cancer and Aquarius can find their own natural balance and have fun with their differences rather than letting them frighten them away from a chance to love.