Sun in Cancer Moon in Aries Compatibility

This post looks at the compatibility between the combination of Sun in Cancer Moon in Aries.

This passionate couple will hold nothing back from each other. Whether Aries and Cancer are arguing or making up, this relationship can be a moody roller coaster. Fortunately, both signs thrive on expressing themselves, then moving forward.

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.

Graphic of a golden cancer on a night sky background.

Sun in Cancer

Sun in Cancer’s goal is to nurture and protect. This applies to his lover, of course, but first and foremost it applies to himself.

Highly sensitive and deeply empathetic, the Crab approaches all new experiences (and people) with extreme caution. It takes a while to win his trust and penetrate his shell of aloofness (which is actually shyness).

But once he feels comfortable, Sun in Cancer will become deeply bonded to his mate and won’t let go easily.

Shadow Cancer can be moody, irritable or needy, especially if he feels like he’s going to be abandoned.

However, Courageous Cancer can be surprisingly aggressive (and determined) when something (or someone) engages his emotions.

Graphic of a golden aries on a night sky background.

Moon in Aries

Moon in Aries needs to express herself. This means that the more comfortable she feels with her partner, the more she’ll let loose with little jabs of temper or outright challenges.

She feels most alive when she’s being provoked (or doing the provoking) so her partner should understand that arguments are her way of adding juice to the relationship.

Highly independent, Moon in Aries is not a domestic goddess. Too much routine or cozy nesting will make her restless.

Then, she’ll jab at her partner until she initiates the desired changes, or one of them leaves.

Sun in Cancer Moon in Aries compatibility

Sun in Cancer will feel uncomfortable with this warrior Moon; she’ll barge right past his protective shell and push all his buttons.

Moon in Aries will be challenged by Cancer’s initial defenses, then frustrated if they progress as a couple.

However, these are both Cardinal signs, which means they share a desire to keep moving forward.

Aries will bring out Cancer’s fierce (and passionate) side, and they’ll have never-ending squabbles that blow over as quickly as they flare up.

This will suit Aries just fine, and Cancer will be ok with it as long as Moon in Aries proves her loyalty.

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