AQUARIUS - CANCER LOVE COMPATIBILITY
What are the chances of success of an Aquarius-Cancer love match? How compatible are Aquarius and Cancer emotionally and sexually – and what are their relationship strengths and challenges?
As far as love compatibility is concerned, some people see this as one of the more challenging Sun Sign combinations, with one sign – Aquarius – ruled by the element of Air and the other – Cancer – ruled by the conflicting element of Water. In reality though, things aren’t necessarily quite as difficult as they might initially appear!
True, a fundamentally different approach to life – sensitive and domestically oriented in the case of Cancer – rational and highly sociable in the case of Aquarius – can give rise to some disagreements and a fair bit of mutual criticism.
In a long-term relationship, Aquarius's powerful need for freedom can be unsettling to Cancer, for whom security is always paramount. On the other hand, Aquarius – usually a big party animal – may feel held back and frustrated by the shy Crab's reluctance to leave hearth and home.
But if each accepts they have much to learn and benefit from the other, Aquarius and Cancer have the potential to cooperate quite successfully as a team. From motherly Cancer – born to look after others – Aquarius can gain the emotional and domestic stability it needs to counterbalance its restlessness. In turn, Aquarius – a confident mixer with lots of wacky friends – can help the nervous Crab to widen its horizons and make some new and interesting contacts.
AQUARIUS-CANCER EMOTIONAL COMPATIBILITY
Clearly there are some major emotional differences between Aquarius and Cancer.
Water sign Cancer is one of the most highly sensitive and deeply emotional signs in the Zodiac. In stark contrast, Air sign Aquarius is often disconnected from its emotions, its characteristic responses being governed largely by logic rather than gut feelings. What the Crab wants most is emotional warmth and closeness, but the independent Aquarian has no real need for such things in its life.
The big problem here is that Cancer may be looking for a level of emotional attachment and nurturing that Aquarius – probably the most emotionally detached of all the star signs – simply isn’t capable of delivering.
AQUARIUS-CANCER SEXUAL COMPATIBILITY
Sexually, Aquarius and Cancer don't always click initially: emotionally needy Cancer may complain that Aquarius is too cool, too unpredictable, and too unwilling to commit, while to self-contained Aquarius, the tender-hearted Crab can seem too moody, too clingy and far too easily hurt.
For things to work sexually between these two, Aquarius has to be prepared to give up some of its personal space and tune in more to the Crab's feelings, while Cancer needs to ease up on its demands and develop more self-reliance.
AQUARIUS-CANCER COMPATIBILITY CHALLENGES
While Cancer is very attached to the old and familiar, Aquarius is much more into the new and kicks against all forms of tradition and convention. Rebellious Aquarius loves to shock others through unexpected and controversial behavior, while the easily startled Crab hates any kind of unforeseen surprises. The risk-averse Water sign prefers hanging out with close-knit family and friends and can be nervous about meeting new people, while the unorthodox Air sign thrives on exciting new contacts, and the more unusual the better.
This raises some important questions regarding the ability of an Aquarius-Cancer couple to co-exist harmoniously together. Will stay-at-home Cancer end up stifling the innovative Aquarian’s urge to constantly move forward and make all kinds of new discoveries? Will the motherly Crab be left carrying all the domestic responsibilities in this relationship, while its Aquarian partner enjoys an unfettered and fancy-free existence?
Only if both people have a live-and-let-live outlook and are very tolerant of one another, is an Aquarius-Cancer love match likely to prove successful in the long run.
AQUARIUS-CANCER COMPATIBILITY SCORE: 5/10
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