There are numerous types of relationships to explore when considering compatibility between two signs. We grow up in a parent/child dynamic. Outside our family, we form friendships with other children and eventually other adults. We look for and find love. And, we go to work and have careers, interacting with employers and co-workers.
Each sign-to-sign interaction guides our behavior in every relationship. Read through this section to find out how each of the above dynamics works astrologically so you can experience the optimal way to communicate and get along with your sign and all the other signs.
The Cancer-and-Aquarius relationship is not an easy one, since one person operates from the heart and the other from the head. As the “I nurture” sign of the Zodiac, Cancer is caring, sympathetic, and compassionate. Aquarius is the “I revolutionize” sign of the Zodiac and is social, idealistic, and individualistic. A long-term relationship (outside parent/child) would take work from both individuals.
Cancer Parent/Aquarius Child
The Cancer parent and Aquarius child will face the feeling/mind struggle for integration. Aquarius, as a type, is usually quirky or unique is some way, focused on what is new and innovative. Cancer, as a type, appreciates tradition and emotional sharing. The Aquarius child often appears to be from a “different world” regardless of who is the parent (except maybe another Aquarius), but the difference will feel very distinct in this combination. It is quite likely that the parent and child will really have to put some work into finding mutual connections and enjoyment.
Aquarius Parent/Cancer Child
The Aquarius parent and Cancer child will have to work just as hard to connect in this dynamic. There will be rules with the Aquarius parent, like with any fixed sign, but they will probably be clear enough that the Cancer child will easily understand them. It is just that Aquarius is not one of the more emotive signs, being fixed air. The Cancer child may find it easier to connect emotionally with the other parent or another family member.
Cancer Friend/Aquarius Friend
Cancer and Aquarius friendships can occur, but they will probably not have the depth a Cancer can experience with earth signs or other water signs. They will make the effort to connect, and Aquarius, while cerebral, is social. It’s just that Aquarius can move in and out of social situations with as much independence and disconnection as Aries, which is why those two signs have an easier time than Cancer and Aquarius.
Cancer Lover/Aquarius Lover
This romance, love, sex combination can be strange, but long-lasting, since a fixed sign is involved in Aquarius, and the other sign is Cancer. If Cancer falls in love with someone, they will do all in their power to make the relationship work and last. Aquarius, for all its love of what is new and cutting edge, can easily become a creature of habit, which may not be the most romantic notion for a relationship. But if these two do connect romantically and sexually, they can go a long distance before separating. If they settle into a comfortable relationship, their differences can become assets for dealing with daily life and raising children.
Cancer Employer/Aquarius Employee
The Cancer employer and the Aquarius employee match is one of the easier combinations, mainly because of the professional environment. Cancer wants to see his or her employees grow successfully as employees. Aquarius loves to innovate and find unique ways to solve problems or do his or her work. Basically, the Aquarius can work under any employer if he or she is allowed to work autonomously or be part of a team where his or her role is very clearly defined.
Aquarius Employer/Cancer Employee
If the employer is an Aquarius and the employee is Cancer, this combination is slightly better. Aquarius likes to see a team thrive through the efforts of its individuals. Cancer will enjoy working on the team and connecting with everyone. Aquarius leaders understand the need for each sign to do what it does best and behave how it prefers to behave. They should be able to see how the Cancer employee can provide the emotional safe harbor for others, acting as the “den mother or den father” of the workgroup.
Cancer Co-worker/Aquarius Co-worker
This combination is easily one of the more disconnected unless the Aquarius comes to the attention of Cancer. Aquarius is very social, and friendly, but not necessarily deeply invested, especially when working. Cancer enjoys connecting deeply with everyone regardless of the circumstance. So, in essence, the Aquarius may just not have time for the Cancer co-worker.