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Friendship Compatibility between Gemini and Cancer
Gemini and Cancer
- Friendship Compatibility Profile
When Gemini and Cancer form a friendship, it may be a rather curious combination. Gemini is intellectual, while Cancer is sensitive and emotional. Gemini may charm Cancer with their quick wit, causing the cautious Crab to come out of its shell quicker than it normally would. Cancer, on the other hand, can teach Gemini how to slow down and appreciate the workings of the world around them. Troubles may arise if Cancer feels unappreciated or ignored by Gemini. Both Signs must understand that, although they come from entirely different directions, it is possible for them to meet happily in the middle and cooperate.
Cancer is the Sign of home and hearth, while Gemini is the thinker. Gemini is very protective of Cancer and ends up shielding them from harm. In return, Cancer provides Gemini with a comfortable and somewhat domestic atmosphere. Sometimes Cancer might build an idealized image of their Gemini friend or act overly possessive of them with other friends. Gemini can help by reassuring the Cancer friend that they are valued, loved and appreciated. Additionally, Gemini needs to listen to Cancer: The Crab is strongly instinctive, and their advice can help Gemini to avoid emotional dramas and to remain in situations where they are needed.
Gemini is ruled by the Planet Mercury, and Cancer is ruled by the Moon. Gemini has an open, expressive nature that is welcomed by Cancer, since they often stifle feelings and emotions. Cancer can store up intense, feminine energy, and Gemini can help them learn to release this energy. The Moon controls tides of the Earth, quietly affecting all life; and Cancer emanates powerful feelings while Gemini bubbles with ideas. Cancer tends to be intuitive, and can teach Gemini to slow down and appreciate the small joys of life instead of always rushing on to the next exciting thing.
Gemini is an Air Sign, and Cancer is a Water Sign. These two elements can be a great combination if they cooperate, using emotional drive and intellect to find fun and to get things done. Cancer can help soften their Gemini friend's edges, while Gemini teaches Cancer to come out of their shell. Cancer can be emotionally overpowering -- too much Water dampening Gemini's quick wit and enthusiasm. Conversely, too much Air can blow ripples across the Water and leave Cancer tossed and tattered. Gemini and Cancer must talk openly and freely to ensure their balance is maintained.
Gemini is a Mutable Sign, and Cancer is a Cardinal Signs. Cancer is an initiator while Gemini is more open to other ideas. On the surface, Gemini is the leader, bravely facing any challenges that come this pair's way, but Cancer will be indirectly in charge through emotion and the ability to weigh each situation. It's important for both to be willing to meet halfway. Each must learn to accept giving in at the right time.
The best aspect of the Gemini-Cancer friendship is that -- once they realize they're on the same side -- they can soar to great heights together. Gemini is thinking ahead, and Cancer is quietly supporting their ideas behind the scenes. Each friend's ability to provide what the other is lacking makes theirs a fulfilling partnership.