The friendship between an Aries and a Cancer can be considered as a union of opposites: the Aries being wild and impulsive, the Cancer being tranquil and sensitive. Aries might overwhelm Cancer with their abundant positive energy. Even though Cancer commit themselves slowly and warily, Aries’ stormy approach to friendship could often win the Cancer over straightaway. Aries, on the other hand, often fall for Cancer’s sensitivity, which they find alluring and is in stark contrast with their typical audacity. However Cancer are known for their mood swings and Aries might find that trying. And Cancer might find the assertive nature of Aries too domineering. Both star signs must accept that they are completely different in temperament and must be understanding of each other’s thoughts and feelings.
An Aries is a soldier who faces every challenge boldly, while a Cancer represents home. Aries are usually very protective of Cancer and take care of them. Cancer, in their turn, provide for Aries a pleasant, comfortable environment as well as emotional security. While Aries could overwhelm Cancer with their aggressive nature, Cancer have an idealized notion of friendship and its consequent demanding nature could exasperate Aries. The ram needs to convince the crab that it is much wanted and that its friendship is much valued. The crab has good natural instincts and could advise the ram against hasty decisions and overly optimistic pursuits.
Aries is ruled by planet Mars, and Cancer is ruled by the Moon. Aries have an open, honest nature and express their emotions plainly, a trait that Cancer admire, particularly as Cancer often hide their own feelings and emotions. Cancer have a strong feminine energy which balances the masculine energy of Aries. Cancer, by nature, rarely seek glory, and are happy to stay behind the scenes, while Aries get all the limelight. The sentimental nature of Cancer could help Aries control their enthusiasm and appreciate the finer points of life, before moving on from one thing to another.
Aries is a fire sign and Cancer is a water sign: direct opposites. These two signs might find it difficult to combine their opposite energies; but if they did, they could achieve miraculous results. Cancer help Aries restrain their rash nature and have more control of things, while Aries help Cancer to be more open and more gregarious. Aries and Cancer must take care of their friendship and talk openly and freely to make sure that they maintain a stable equilibrium in their relationship.
Aries and Cancer are both cardinal signs. That means both friends are good at initiating things. However, due to their widely different perspectives they have to cooperate well to make sure that their endeavours are successful. The Aries acts as the leader meeting challenges heads on and controlling things directly. The Cancer is in indirect control of things, using his or her strong instincts to analyse the pros and cons of a situation, and controlling the emotional aspects of everything.
The best aspect of an Aries-Cancer friendship is that, once they realise they are on the same team, they balance each other wonderfully. Either friend provides exactly what the other lacks, and together they could help each other experience all the diverse aspects of life, which they could hardly do on their own.