Gemini seeks new options, while Cancer needs security. Although they appear to be very different, both of these signs are in a constant state of flux. Whether this creates a mutual understanding—or a relationship that’s too unstable to last—depends on how they handle their energies.
Sun in Gemini is the Juggler. He always seems to have multiple activities, friendships and projects on the go. This juggling act can make him scattered and superficial, but he craves variety. Sun in Gemini is happiest with a partner who supports and contributes to his quest for new ideas. Communication is essential for this Mercury-ruled sign, as is a lover who is ready to discuss anything at a moment’s notice.
Moon in Cancer is the Nurturer. She needs to care for someone in order to feel fulfilled, and a partner who’s receptive to her care (while not taking advantage of her) is best. Moon in Cancer is self-protective and private; she is highly sensitive and must trust her lover completely before she opens up. But even in an established relationship, her moods can fluctuate on a daily basis. She can shift from loving to sulky to angry and back to loving, all within the space of a few hours.
Sun in Gemini will bring out Cancer’s hidden chatty side. Moon in Cancer loves one-on-one conversations, and Gemini’s light touch will make her feel safe. Together they can flow from one topic to the next, with her fluctuating needs matching his changing ideas. But eventually, Moon in Cancer will want a more emotional connection, and may be dismayed to discover that Gemini’s light touch doesn’t go any deeper. For his part, Sun in Gemini may get bogged down by Cancer’s emotions, and overwhelmed by her changing moods. He’ll escape by socializing with others; she’ll feel threatened and withdraw. Neither of them are great at standing firm in a crises, so they may end up going their separate ways. However, with stabilizing influences (like planets in earth signs) in their charts, these two may be able to create a solid foundation that supports their fluctuating energies.