Aries and Cancer Compatibility – Fire + Air

cancer + aries

When it comes to this combination, they can definitely work as a couple. It is one of those scenarios in which opposites attract each other.

The only thing they need to keep in mind is that it’s bound to generate excitement and explore the differences that they have with one another, but it may also trigger some grievance as they navigate the waters.

Both are cardinal signs, seen as the “eager beavers” of the zodiac, with the Cancer being a water sign and Aries being fire.

When these two cardinal signs come together, they normally don’t get along since fire and water don’t mix. The blending of the two together creates what are often perceived as frictions and challenges that they have to face in the relationship.

Their personalities and their styles are rather different from one another, even though they both tend to be assertive and a leader in life.

Cancer can be considered highly emotional, caring and commanding when they need to be. Aries at the same time can be bossy as well, pushy,and sassy on the other side of things.

People who are born under the sign of Cancer tend to have a love for traditions and  focus on things from their past, while the Aries like to try out new things in life and focus on what’s in the future, whilst at the same time leaving the past behind. Once again the opposite of one another.

Aries can come off quite a bit cold emotionally at times in a relationship, where as in the cancer is very sensitive when it comes to emotions, quite overly emotonal when things start to get really tough for them.

This is why the Aries can come across as too dominating and harsh for the cancer to deal with.

The interesting aspect between this combination is that their attraction to each other is quite strong due to the friction that they have with each other. This aspect is known to create a lot of passion between them. The fascinating part is they find this friction quite thrilling.

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Experts Discuss This Couple:

Melissa: Comfort craving, nurturing Cancer gets scorched by the Ram.

Celia: The Crab’s pessimism puts a damper on your natural enthusiasm and confidence. Cancer understands your insecurities

Jenn:This match is not a match made in heaven. The domesticated and shy Cancer will have a hard time taming your enthusiastic ways. Likewise you may find the Cancer to be too complex and boring to stay with for very long. However if you can learn to stop looking for new territories to conquer and can settle down with the home-loving Cancer, this can result in a beautiful relationship filled with trust and security.

Lidia: The best thing about these two star signs is that are both incredibly intuitive and you should be able to work out what each other wants or needs over time. Cancers are great confidence boosters and they always know the right thing to say at the perfect moments, so you are likely to feel very sure of yourself Aries, when in a relationship with a Cancer. Aries must put themselves out a limb to give constant reassurance to their partner to make this relationship work.


Sex between the two of is very loving and passionate, especially when you make up after a jealous argument! Aries want everything done here and now, yet Cancers are all too willing to shop around for the best deal and time over what they will choose, and this can cause a big clash. Work on who is responsible for what at an early stage and then there is no reason for you not to agree about situations as and when they happen.

Laura: Both signs like to initiate action and these two will want to make things happen. Cancer will try to keep up with Aries, because the ram is seen as an intriguing challenge. Both may want the lead, but once again, Aries will likely win out in that department. Cancer’s sentimental side often pulls on Aries’ heart strings, as Aries fully appreciates Cancer’s emotional depth.

Tracy: Many Cancer signs hide their feelings and may act stronger than they really are. As the sign can be prone to moodiness and may sulk for long periods this clashes with the fun and direct nature of Aries. This combination of water and fire sign could be successful if they work together using both action and emotion in a positive manner.

Keley: This can be a very difficult pairing as Aries will find Cancer a little too sensitive, and Cancer can be easily hurt by Aries abruptness.

Marcus: It could start off interesting, but soon fade out. Cancer is a homebody and Aries a go after life type of person. There could be a lot of bitterness in a continued relationship, unless, someone is willing to bend. This relationship will most likely require a lot of hard work to keep it going.

David: You’re both lively and openly expressive. Cancer is emotionally sensitive, while Aries is to dominating the scene with fireworks –  to the frustration of the moody Crab

Cancer Man and Aries Woman

 

Aries woman and the Cancer man differ in the way they express their feelings. Aries woman is of impulsive nature and a Cancer man remains calm and keeps his pose. Aries woman has a governing nature whereas Cancer man loves to be governed and this makes a good foundation for the relationship. But Cancer man can get hurt by the nonchalant attitude of Aries woman. Both the male and the female love each other and value love in the relationship but have different views regarding love. Money can also be an issue of debate for the two as both have separate views regarding spending and saving of money. Basically, there is a difference in nature but the relationship may work fine.

 

aries woman with cancer man

Cancer Man Aries Woman Real Life Stories

 

Alex

I was in a relationship with an Aries girl. I,m an Cancer guy July 18 to be exact. When we first started talking it was Amazing it was as though we’d known each other in a different life. I fell completely in live with her. She was strong passionate ambitious. But as the relationship progressed our differences came out. Shes aggressive and mean. Whereas I’m calm and introverted. We had the potential to drive each other nuts. Nonetheless shes the first girl Id jump the broom with. I was willing to fight for our love she wasn’t. People got in her head and added to the confusion in her head. I did everything in my power to make her happy and it just wasn’t enough. Its never enough for Aries. Its either too much or too little. We broke up yesterday and I’m beside myself her? Shes fine already put single on her Instagram and shes on to the next sucker. As a cancer I feel like we always get the short end of the stick. Other people leave move on and we’re left holding the bag wondering what happen.

Jean E

My cancer man & I have been together over a year now; it was difficult at first making it this far, but I’m thankful for it. He is very sweet, however insecure but I try to help him gain more confidence which makes him more happy. After about 8 months we really settled down on the arguments and gained much more trust in each other. I know Cancer and Aries are an off match, but it is what you make of it. I’m very happy with my cancer & how he makes me feel very safe & secure & cares for his mother deeply. Can’t wait for our future together & what will happen. Also, the sex is amazing. Very romantic.

Cheryl J

I’m an Aries girl who has been dating a Cancer guy for months. We’re both college age but we attend different schools. During the first few weeks of knowing each other, there was a strong attraction. Since his approach of chasing was a bit slow for my liking, I was the one who helped us get to the next stage of our relationship. We totally enjoyed each other’s company and we were generally honest & possessive of each other. Cancer is very affectionate and loving and brought out my femininity. We’ve had a few heated fights where Cancer ended up calming me down. Although, he finds it hard keeping up with my energy both sexually and my desire to do different things; both reasons have made me lose interest recently and resulted in me hooking up with a Libra guy, who made up for what Cancer lacks. I ended it with him before that  as i wouldn’t cheat on him, but we tried to give it another try. Cancer is in love with me, but I’m not in love back and I plan to end it with him soon. Personally, amazing start but interest rapidly decreases for Aries.

 

Aries Man and Cancer Woman

 

Talking about cancer woman and man, both are not really compatible for each other and trying to find a way will be like trying to live a life full of compromises. Happiness and sadness will follow heel. This is mainly due to the violent nature of the Aries man. Whenever he is in distress, he starts shouting out loud and a mess is there for the neighbors. On the other hand, a cancer woman is very soft natured and has a calm attitude but the laziness and ignorance of the responsibilities of the Aries man can make her really angry. The couple needs to negotiate and compromise in various matters to start a happy life.

 

aries man with cancer woman

Aries Man Cancer Woman Real Life Stories

 

Renea

I’m currently dating an Aries man, he is sending me mixed signals, hot one minute and cold the next, our whole relationship is controlled by him as to when, where and how we will see each other. I have confronted about being cold and how it is bruising and affecting me emotionally and his response is that i choose to bruise, his says we choose how we feel and i chose this life when i decided to be him, he says he is like Popeye “I am what I am” he wont change or do anything to make me feel at ease with him, im totally in love with him but he”s broody and moody when we are together. The reason we have lasted this long i think its my ability to stand up for myself and be able to tell him where to get off when i feel he’s too much, he will sulk but he always comes back and i have also matured enough in the process to deal with his cold ways and have learnt to see humour in some of his candor that we end up laughing together when i mimic his actions and we move on.

Robin L

Aries men suck, i’m sorry but there’s no other way to say it. they don’t share anything about feelings it’s all action, no talking and you can’t trust them because they’ll never say what’s really going on in their head. Plus they aren’t patient enough for cancer women. So get out while you can if you’re hesitating, don’t leave the breakup up to them. He won’t have a problem cheating on you or pulling off worse case scenario stunts that will tear your heart apart. You’re better off breaking up when hesitating, if you still want him then you give minor signals he’ll want to chase you all over again anyway. But don’t be too easy, he’ll won’t even bother the chase or will get bored in a minute. These are my own experiences.

Lia S

I once dated an Aries. (I was 22, he was 26). We dated for a few months. Our first date was one of my favorites. He planned the whole day and I honestly had a really nice time. (one of his perks was definitely planning fun dates/birthdays)… other than that… I’m gonna have to pass on Aries. lol. We just didn’t click… I tried to look past everything but it was like he was toxic. As if something was saying “this isn’t for you” I was very sexually attracted to him (not because he was super attractive)… hmm. But the relationship ended bad… not saying it 100% has to do with him being an Aries… but when I read more about it… boy does it make sense.

Aries and Cancer Friendship

This relationship works best if you don’t live in each others pockets.

It is often said that these two work together better in a friendship situation than as a couple.  They do have that hot sexual compatibility,  but outside of that friendship is the most likely outcome for these two. Aries can bring a lot of enthusiasm and excitement into the cancers life, whereas the cancer can bring calmness and tranquility that the Aries lacks. These two can definitely make pretty good friends.

the Friendship compatibility between these two is a pretty good match up

Cancer and Aries Relationship

As lovers:

Can be hard work. Works best if the eldest partner is the arian.

Long-term relationship:

If you are both prepared to put the effort in you will have a good long lasting relationship.

Short-term relationship:

Lots of emotion. Tears, laughter anguish and happiness.

Read More about how the signs are in dating

Dating An Aries | Dating a Cancer

Aries and Cancer Sex

Satisfaction will not be acceptable. You will both want a little bit more.

These two together make a great combination in the bedroom, As the cancer will bring all the feeling and intensity that the Aries needs, whereas  the Aries will bring all the fire, passion and energy missing from the cancers life.  If you’ve ever wanted to see a bed blow up due to the heat of the moment this is it.

The sexual compatibility between these two is  high

aries and cancer sexually compatible

Read More about how the signs are when it comes to sex

Aries in bed | Cancer in bed

Aries Compatibility with Aries Overall Score:

overall score 49%

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Melissa Martinez

Melissa Martinez

Melissa Martinez currently has 10+ years of experience helping people navigate life with the use of astrology. When not working on the website she is busy writing her first book on love and astrology.

12 Comments

  1. Gloria Ward says:

    I am a full born Aries, my love is Aries our relationship is hot when we are in each other company there’s no patience when we are in each other company.

  2. HeavenSent says:

    I once dated an aries. (I was 22, he was 26). We dated for a few months. Our first date was one of my favorites… he planned the whole day and I honestly had a really nice time. (one of his perks was definitely planning fun dates/birthdays)… other than that… I’m gonna have to pass on aries. lol. We just didn’t click… I tried to look past everything but it was like he was toxic. As if something was saying “this isn’t for you” I was very sexually attracted to him (not because he was super attractive)… hmm. But the relationship ended bad… not saying it 100% has to do with him being an aries… but when I read more about it… boy does it make sense.

  3. Im currently dating an Aries man, he is sending me mixed signals, hot one minute and cold the next, our whole relationship is controlled by him as to when? where and how we will see each other. I have confronted about being cold and how it is bruising and affecting me emotionally and his response is that i choose to bruise, his says we choose how we feel and i chose this life when i decided to be him, he says he is like Popeye “I am what I am” he wont change or do anything to make me feel at ease with him, im totally in love with him but he”s broody and moody when we are together. The reason we have lasted this long i think its my ability to stand up for myself and be able to tell him where to get off when i feel he’s too much, he will sulk but he always comes back and i have also matured enough in the process to deal with his cold ways and have learnt to see humour in some of his candor that we end up laughing together when i mimick his actions and we move on.

  4. Aries female with a cancer guy ,Its been almost 2 years i’m with my cancer and i can say i totally love it.we have our drawbacks coz he seems so insecure and dependent at times but i jus understood we learn from each other and he is worthy changing my wild temper for him. he is very caring,loving and romantic,making me feel like a princess.on the other hand i push him towards decisions and make him feel more confident.i think we are pretty good balanced

  5. Happygurl says:

    My cancer man & I have been together over a year now; it was difficult at first making it this far, but I’m thankful for it. He is very sweet, however insecure but I try to help him gain more confidence which makes him more happy. After about 8 months we really settled down on the arguments and gained much more trust in each other. I know Cancer and Aries are an off match, but it is what you make of it. I’m very happy with my cancer & how he makes me feel very safe & secure & cares for his mother deeply. Can’t wait for our future together & what will happen. Also, the sex is amazing. Very romantic.

  6. mary mary says:

    Ok so this is more of a friendship experience more than a relationship. So as a Cancer I naturally hide my inner emotions, why? Because I don’t want to be judged and I hate it when people know what I rely feel. So I’m with my Aries friend and I actually start opening up to him. You know you have managed to gain a cancers trust once they open up to you. So I tell him about me not liking to show deeply deep true emotions. The response I received might as well have moved me from one side of the world to the other. He told me that what I had just told him about my self was complete bull ****. As pig headed as ariesians are, nothing changed their opinion about something. So I ask him why he doesnt believe me. Once again his response pissed me off. He is full on convinced that I’m bull ******* about hiding my emotions, because He believes I make it up to gain attention. Any one else have this problem with Aries? After this Event I don’t think our friendship or trust will ever be the same.

  7. aries suck, i’m sorry bt there’s no other way to say it. they don’t share anything about feelings it’s all action, no talking and you can’t trust them because they’ll never say what’s really going on in their head. Plus they aren’t patient enough for cancer women. So get out while yo can if you’re hesitating, don’t leave the breakup up to them. He won’t have a problem cheating on you or pulling off worse case scenario stunts that will tear your heart apart. You’re better off breaking up when hesitating, if you still want him en you give minor signals he’ll want to chase you all over again anyway. But don’t be too easy, he’ll won’t even bother the chase or will get bored in a minute. These are my own experiences.

  8. crabby baby says:

    i fell in love with a aries man ……love is not a new thing….but we havent meet each other yet….he is from a different country………first omegle then facebook…and SKYPE ……he is a romantic boy who speak every thing to make my heart beat fast and gasp……i don’t know how i fell in love but now the problem is he doesn’t opens up……he sometime is a best man..but sometime(more frequently)this days……..ignores me…..i love him so i want to make our relationship last longer..he do loves me but..its too difficult to maintain a relation between two countries and with a red planet man………………he is good at ignoring…and don’t understand my feeling…thing which are so important he take them as simple issues..it hurts when he is acting like an a**hole………i think not knowing his personally well is another main issue in our relationship….

  9. cancer woman says:

    I was in a relationship with an Aries man we lasted seven years due to my patience dealing with him, but he definitely ran our marriage when,who, and what arrogant always the I look good and smell better than u always cold as he could be when ever he pleased yeah definitely not a great match for me

  10. I was in a relationship with an aries girl. Im an Cancer girl july 18 to be exact. When we first started talking it was Amazing it was as though we’dknown each other in a different life. I fell completely in live with her. She was strong passionate ambitious. But as the relationship progressed our differences came out. Shes aggresive and mean. Whereas Im calm and introverted. We had the potential to drive each other nuts. Nonetheless shes the first girl Id jumpthe broom with. I was willing to fight for our love she wasnt. People got in her head and added to the confusion in her head. I did everything in my power to make her happy and it just wasnt enough. Its never enough for Aries. Its either too much or too little. We broke up yesterday and Im beside myself her? Shes fine already put single on her instagram and shes on to the next sucker. As a cancer I feel like we always get the short end of the stick. Other people leave move un and we’re left holding the bag wondering what happen

  11. Aries Teen says:

    I’m an Aries girl who has been dating a Cancer guy for 3 months. We’re both teens but we attend different schools. During the first few weeks of knowing each other, there was a strong attraction. Since his approach of chasing was a bit slow for my liking, I was the one who helped us get to the next stage of our relationship. We totally enjoyed each other’s company and we were generally honest & possessive of each other. Cancer is very affectionate and loving and brought out my femininity. We’ve had a few heated fights where Cancer ended up calming me down. Although, he finds it hard keeping up with my energy both sexually and my desire to do different things; both reasons have made me lose interest recently and resulted in me hooking up with a Libra guy, who made up for what Cancer lacks, behind Cancer’s back (he still doesn’t know). Cancer is in love with me, but I’m not in love back and I plan to end it with him soon. Personally, amazing start but interest rapidly decreases for Aries

  12. aries girl says:

    Well, my experience is a friendship one. My best friend is a cancer. At the beginning I swear I couldn’t stand her, too sensitive for me..and I felt like she wasn’t being herself when she was with me, it was a strange feeling and I didn’t like it. But then after like a year, we started to get close…and she started opening up to me, and showing her real self and well, that’s when we started getting close. Then I started considering her my best friend, and I started telling her everything, as the Aries I am (we love sharing things with our best friends). Of course we fight because of our many differences, but we always make up 🙂

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