The Aries Sun Cancer Moon combination creates cognitive dissonance. Aries Sun wants a momentum play. Cancer Moon wants to talk about the emotional reality. Aries Sun feels fantastic by doing. Why? Because Aries is as Aries does.
If in doubt, Aries accelerates. Cancer is more strategic and too perceptive to rely overly on a ‘just charge at the obstacle‘ approach. But they’re both Cardinal signs. AKA big-time ‘boss’ energy. So this person is not undone by the conflict between their Sun and Moon. Like everything else in their life, they make it work.
At it’s best, the Aries Sun Cancer Moon combo is an alloy of audacity and emotional intelligence. The lunar intuition informs the Aries drive.
At worst? The person oscillates like mad between their different styles. They actualize everything in sight and blasting forward, scorching everything in sight with Ramzilla ego and then withdrawing into an over-emotional Cancerian neurosis. One moment they’re barking orders and the next doing big goo-goo eyes, to ask you how you feel.
The jagged switching between two modes gives them the worst of both signs. What to do? Zap away the Cancerian tendency to nurse their grudges with some Aries heat and ‘get over it’ energy.
And, temper the Aries ‘do it now’ mindset by making tactics and planning a kind of mindfulness practice. The Aries Sun Cancer Moon, when well managed, is an intuitive Warrior energy.
The author Erica Jong has this Sun-Moon aspect and she expresses it brilliantly here: “I stand in the mist and cry, thinking of myself standing in the mist and crying, and wondering if I will ever be able to use this experience in a book.”
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