When Gemini and Cancer come together in a love affair, it can be quite a curious relationship.
Sensitive, emotional Cancer finds it difficult to communicate clearly, but clear communication is what defines Gemini. Gemini's chivalrous nature and silver tongue can encourage the Crab to come out of their shell more quickly than usual. Cancer, on the other hand, can teach Gemini to slow down and appreciate the world, which frenetic Twins hardly ever stop for a while to do. If Gemini seems to ignore Cancer or doesn't provide them with as much tranquillity and intimacy as Cancer needs, problems can arise. These two signs approach the world in such different ways that they must be able to understand and accept each other's differences.
Cancer is the sign of the home, while Gemini is the thinker. Gemini can easily step into the role of Cancer's knight in shining armor. Cancer returns the favor with its characteristic desire to protect those they love. The quality of life at home is important to Cancer, and Gemini will be spoiled by the warm home-cooked food, the soft bed and other comforts of their Cancer lover. Cancer is strongly intuitive and maintains an almost psychic connection with their loved ones, but can tend towards possessiveness and idealization of their Gemini partner. If Gemini just assures Cancer that they are loved and cherished, all will go well.
Gemini is ruled by the Planet Mercury (Communication) and Cancer is ruled by the Moon (Emotions). Cancer tends to keep their emotions bottled up inside, as they find it difficult to express themselves. They envy Gemini's gift of open and clear communication provided by Mercury's influence. Gemini, in turn, can benefit from Cancer's intuitive approach, so different from Gemini's bubbly superficial nature. Cancer can teach Gemini to slow down and appreciate life instead of rushing straight past the good things in their haste to get to the next new thing.
Gemini is an air sign and Cancer is a water sign. If these two signs can work together, they can be a great team, after all, the best decisions are made by incorporating emotions and intellect. The problem for these two is learning to cooperate. They come from such opposing points of view that it can sometimes seem as if they simply have nothing in common. Deep, emotional Cancer can also sometimes dampen Gemini's airy enthusiasm, and light, fast-paced Gemini can leave Cancer feeling chilled, even ragged. Balance can be achieved if they learn to talk openly to each other.
Gemini is a mutable sign and Cancer is a cardinal sign. Gemini is flexible, willing to go with the flow and follow the other's path. Cancer is an initiator and likes to provide that leadership. Gemini can try to lead by being courageous, even confrontational. For things to flow smoothly between these two, they both need to learn when to step back and let the other lead the way.
What is the best aspect of the Gemini-Cancer relationship? Once they realize that they are allies, they can fly to great heights together. Gemini is always thinking about the future and Cancer is quietly supporting these ideas behind the scenes. Each partner's ability to provide what the other is lacking makes for a satisfying relationship.