Parent-child dynamics will play out in this union. Mars in Cancer will take on the role of the bratty/needy/loving child, while Moon in Capricorn will be the authoritative heart of the relationship. For every moody action that Cancer takes, Capricorn will respond with controlled reassurance. Attraction is high with these opposite signs, as each provides what the other is looking for.
Mars in Cancer will charge in with his efforts to protect and nourish, but he requires just as much as he gives. While he may seem like the perfect blend of passionate lover and guardian, he also has a fair amount of child in the mix. His ideal partner will be receptive to his nurturing; understanding of his quick temper; and more stable than he is. Mars in Cancer’s actions can fluctuate from ultra-giving to cold withdrawal if he suspects that he’s being ignored or unappreciated.
Moon in Capricorn needs to be the boss in her relationship. No matter how dominant her lover may be on the outside, when it’s just the two of them, she’ll call the shots. Moon in Capricorn will bring control, reliability and independence to the partnership. Her lover can count on her to do whatever it takes to preserve the union, even as she does her own thing (she doesn’t actually need anyone). Her Shadow side can emerge when independence is distorted into cold indifference, and control becomes emotional repression.
Mars in Cancer’s enthusiastic attempts to look after Capricorn will bemuse, annoy and captivate her. He’ll be drawn to — and frustrated by — her self-contained vibe. But if anyone stands a chance at melting her reserve, it’s Cancer. Moon in Capricorn will quickly take control of the relationship, although (on the surface) more volatile Mars in Cancer will appear to dominate. She’ll react coolly to his temper, and while he may rail against her rules, she’ll be the reliable partner he’s always craved. He’ll take care of the cooking and cuddles, while she handles the practical issues.Together, they’ll create a family unit, with or without children.