8 reasons why Cancer needs an Aries best friend

8 reasons why Cancer needs an Aries best friend
8 reasons why Cancer needs an Aries best friend

Cancer is water; Aries is fire. You’d think this is one of the most opposite pairs in astrology.

But when it comes to the friendship compatibility between Cancer and Aries, these two cardinal signs are surprisingly wonderful for each other.

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Perhaps there really is something to the idea that opposites attract.

Although they may not seem like the most obvious compatibility when you think about which signs match best, both are leaders and innovators. Both Aries and Cancer can be a bit sensitive, even if they don’t show it. In short, there’s much more in common between these two zodiac signs than you might imagine. They just have different ways of showing it.

However, it’s true that there are challenges in the friendship between Aries and Cancer due to their obvious differences in nature. One craves stability, while the other constantly seeks new adventures. One tends to prefer enjoying their quiet time, while the other likes to take a walk on the wild side from time to time. But even with these differences in mind, Aries and Cancer can grow and learn from each other, as they can balance each other in the most unexpected ways.

Once they understand and accept each other for who they are, their friendship can only improve over time. Here are eight reasons why every Cancer needs an Aries best friend (and vice versa):

1 – An Aries is Cancer’s biggest cheerleader

Compared to other zodiac signs, Cancerians can be more prone to mood changes. In one minute they’re happy, the next they have a dark cloud over their heads. What this sign needs from a best friend is found in Aries’ infinite positive energy. “Aries challenges Cancer to get out of their comfort zone,” says Miami-based astrologer Valerie Mesa. This is very helpful when Cancerians have doubtful thoughts about themselves.

2 – Aries brings a new perspective to Cancer

Cancerians are intense and tend to overthink and analyze things. Their hypersensitive nature can make a big deal out of anything, and somehow every subject in life seems much heavier and alarming. While it’s good to think deeply and thoroughly, sometimes this trait can bring Cancerians down. It’s almost like a bottomless pit that Cancerians dig for themselves without realizing it.

This is when an Aries friend is most needed. “Aries’ courage gives strength to Cancer,” says Valerie. Aries’ carefree, optimistic, and impulsive ways often see things in a different light and give Cancer a new perspective on their problems.

This makes them realize that life doesn’t always have to be so hard. As a result, Cancerians can turn off their inner crab and be more carefree, which helps the water sign improve their mood and enjoy making spontaneous decisions.

3 – Aries makes it easy for Cancer in social situations

The surprising compatibility of Aries and Cancer can easily be identified in social environments. Cancerians are not always reserved and can be quite outgoing when surrounded by close friends. However, when Cancerians are at a party full of people they don’t know well, they can become quite quiet or even uncomfortable and shy.

Fortunately, Cancerians have nothing to worry about when they are with Aries. Cancerians can happily stay behind and play the calm and tranquil role. “Aries can also be a bully sometimes,” says Mesa, “but in a playful way, especially when around grumpy Cancerians.” Aries is an artist, and they will work their charm and ensure that Cancer is introduced to everyone and included in all conversations.

Cancerians no longer feel obligated to put on their extroverted and social face (which can quickly drain their energy) now that Aries does it for them. They feel safe and strong with Aries by their side.

4 – Aries are spontaneous with Cancer

At first glance, Cancerians may seem quiet and introverted. However, when the crab is around close friends and in a good mood, their spontaneous and wild side comes out and surprises everyone with exaggerated ideas, which makes Cancer quite compatible with Aries.

In moments like these, Aries is always there to join in on any fun plans Cancerians may have, and they will jump in with full enthusiasm. With Aries, Cancerians feel that anything is possible and are ready to turn all possibilities into reality.

5 – Cancer helps Aries slow down

As a ram, Aries tends to dive headfirst into things without thinking twice. “Cancer’s empathy and intuition encourage Aries to use their discernment when acting, rather than just going full throttle,” says Mesa. While natural spontaneity is part of what makes Aries so fun, sometimes the “act now, think later” attitude has consequences and can benefit from a little foresight – which Cancer is more than happy to provide.

Cancer helps Aries to reel it in when necessary – not just in their actions but also in their words. “Cancer’s emotional body is very receptive, which is one of the many reasons why it is difficult for them to forgive and forget; however, Cancer’s sensitivity reminds Aries not to be so impulsive and reckless with their delivery,” says Mesa.

6 – Cancer and Aries are natural leaders

The zodiac is made up of three modalities: cardinal signs, fixed signs, and mutable signs. There is one sign of each element in each modality. Think of modalities as another way to group signs besides fire, water, air, and earth. For the cardinal modality, fire and water are represented by the signs of Aries and Cancer, respectively.

Cardinal signs are the initiators. They are natural leaders – so when you put two of them together, you can expect them to butt heads a little. “This is one of the reasons why they challenge each other,” says Mesa. “Aries’ cardinal fire can be the trigger for Cancer, but it teaches Cancer to express their passions fearlessly. Cancer’s cardinal water brings out the softer side of Aries, which is not very common for this warrior ruled by Mars.” Once they allow themselves to strengthen these sides of themselves, the pair is a force to be reckoned with.

8 reasons why Cancer needs an Aries best friend. Foto: Pexels
8 reasons why Cancer needs an Aries best friend. Foto: Pexels

7 – Aries and Cancer balance each other out

Overall, Aries and Cancer may not be as opposite as they seem. In fact, they complement each other remarkably well on fundamental levels. “In short, Aries brings out the Yang energy of Cancer, which is expressive ‘masculine,’ while Cancer brings out the Yin energy of Aries, as it is ‘feminine’ and emotionally motivated,” says Mesa. They help to reveal all the sides they wish to show but may struggle with on their own. They also allow and encourage each other to put their best qualities to work.

For example, Cancerians can embrace their sensitivity, maturity, and deep thinking even more with Aries, as these Crab traits balance out Aries’ impulsiveness, audacity, or even shallowness. In addition, Cancer’s insights illuminate and enrich Aries.

When Aries feels out of control, Cancer’s calmness is there to keep Aries’ feet on the ground. Over time, both signs can learn from each other and help fill in what the other lacks to become a better person. With mutual understanding and respect, Cancer and Aries can be quite compatible: this pair is made to stay together for a lifetime.

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8 – Cancer and Aries are naturally intuitive

The cardinal modality initiates new cycles, which is why cardinal signs like Aries and Cancer prefer to take the lead. However, when you really think about what fuels and drives these zodiac signs, you may wonder where exactly this inspiration comes from.

Both Aries and Cancer are remarkably intuitive, but not in the way you’d expect. For example, when considering the personality of their ruling elements (fire and water), you can see why Aries is more action-oriented while Cancer tends to be driven by their feelings. This innate ability to respond to an inner knowledge and desire, whether emotionally (Cancer) or passionately (Aries), continues to validate the unsaid similarities between these cardinal signs. They are natural leaders because they are being led by something much greater.

Expert: Valerie Mesa, astrologer, soul coach, and writer. Source: EliteDaily

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