This post looks at the compatibility between the combination of Sun in Aries Moon in Cancer.
These cardinal (initiator) signs will push each other to extremes. Raw ego (Sun) and emotion (Moon) ensure a hot relationship. But conflicts will flare as Aries’ search for risk disrupts Cancer’s need for security.
Although “she” is used for the Moon and “he” is used for the Sun sign, these pronouns are only used for convenience.
You can look at a man’s Moon and a woman’s Sun, or the Moon and Sun placements for the partners in a same-sex couple.
Sun in Aries
Sun in Aries lives for conflict. He discovers what he’s made of by challenging everyone, including his partner.
The more exciting a relationship is, the more vital Sun in Aries will be. He needs a partner who pushes back while allowing him to be first.
“Unfiltered” is the word that best describes his desires, temper and initiative. He will always let his partner know exactly where he stands.
Moon in Cancer
Moon in Cancer is the ultimate nurturer. Being the Mother in a relationship makes her feel safe.
But if she’s feeling needy, she’ll use her unmatched nurturing skills to control her partner. And she’ll lash out if she’s feeling vulnerable (after initially withdrawing).
People overlook the fact that sensitive Cancer is an aggressive cardinal sign. Combine this quality with the instinctive Moon, and you have someone who simmers with emotion.
Sun in Aries Moon in Cancer compatibility
When Sun in Aries returns from his adventures, Moon in Cancer will be waiting. She’ll tend to his scrapes and boost his ego.
Sun in Aries will be gratified by her support. But when he tries to step out again, she’ll have trouble letting go. Moon in Cancer will feel threatened, Sun in Aries will be smothered. He’ll abruptly push her away.
Cancer will sulk as she tends to her wounds, but she’ll quickly come out swinging. She may even throw a temper tantrum.
Aries will love this; here’s a challenge he can sink his teeth into! They’ll feed off each other’s reactions in an overheated sparring match.
Fortunately, neither are wired to hold grudges. The spat will blow over (until the next round) and life will be a series of passionate flare-ups for this couple.