Friendships between Cancer and Aquarius are relatively rare, and when they do come together it is far from comfortable. But community-minded Cancer and independent Aquarius can challenge one another in a way that helps them grow as people. While they might not always like one another, they will respect one another.
Overview of the Cancer and Aquarius Friendship Compatibility:
|Fun & Excitement
|Likelihood to last
Are Cancer and Aquarius Compatible as Friends?
Cancer and Aquarius find it hard to be good friends and generally have very little in common. However, in some circumstances, they can form a surprisingly tight friendship.
Cancer finds enigmatic Aquarius fascinating, and a challenge to be solved. Aquarius, though they would never admit it, often need someone to anchor them to the rest of the world. No one is better to do this than Cancer.
Aquarius tends to be curious about the world, while Cancer tends to be curious about people. But that doesn’t mean that they won’t find things in common, as Cancer may well find Aquarius fascinating.
Aquarius knows what they like, and it can be difficult to turn their heads. They don’t find themselves pulled by other people’s interests. They tend to think that their own are far superior. So, they are unlikely to pick up an interest in anything that Cancer loves.
But Cancer is much happier to hitch their wagon to someone else’s, and might well follow Aquarius. That is if Aquarius lets them. Aquarius tends to be a loner and doesn’t really like sharing with others. But he’s more likely to let Cancer, as they know how to be useful but unobtrusive.
Cancer and Aquarius will have uneven levels of loyalty in their relationship, with Cancer giving more than they receive.
Cancer is one of the most loyal signs. They are naturally generous, but they also like to feel needed, so they enjoy being able to lend a hand. They also enjoy the way that these ties people to them and brings them closer. Though none of these thoughts are on the conscious surface.
Aquarius, on the other hand, tends to view life as “me against the world”. They never ask for help, and they don’t feel like they owe anyone anything. Aquarius don’t like to be the person who you call for help moving house or to meet for a drink after a breakup. They don’t really want anyone to rely on them, as they don’t like to rely on anyone.
But if Aquarius knows that a friend is in a seriously tough spot, they’ll be there. Aquarius would think it beneath them to turn their back on someone genuinely in need.
Cancer doesn’t mind that Aquarius doesn’t return their favors. They don’t mind having Aquarius in their debt. But whether Aquarius appreciates Cancer’s attention or feels the weight of the debt is pretty unlikely.
Fun & Excitement
Cancer and Aquarius aren’t really on the same page when it comes to fun and excitement. Cancer is their happiest when they are spending time with their nearest and dearest. They like to organize the event, and spend all their time ensuring that everyone is having a good time. Aquarius, on the other hand, is a loner.
Aquarius us happiest when they are doing their own thing, lost in their own thoughts and interests. They don’t tend to like social situations as they simply refuse to perform for other people. They also tend to think that most people’s opinions are wrong, but also that there is no point trying to talk them around.
As a result, for Aquarius at the far end of the spectrum, it can be very difficult for them to fit into Cancer’s world. Though Aquarius with milder “loner syndrome”, might find Cancer’s world challenging, but perhaps in a positive way.
Likelihood to Last
Cancer and Aquarius aren’t the type of friends to spend a lot of time together. Aquarius rarely thinks to call, and while Cancer will always keep in touch, Aquarius might actually dread the call, as it usually means another invite to a gathering of friends.
Cancer might find Aquarius’ reticence a challenge and not give up on them, or they might let them go as a lost cause. Which way it will go can be unpredictable.
Though Aquarius will never admit it, they do need people to tie them to a world – no one is an island. Cancer can be this type of friend for Aquarius, as long as they don’t push too hard.
Cancer and Aquarius friends don’t have the odds stacked in their favor when it comes to forming a deep bond. Cancer is reticent with their feelings. They don’t tend to share due to fear of getting hurt.
Aquarius also isn’t a great sharer. They assume that most people won’t understand them, so there is no point going into detail. They also aren’t the type to push Cancer to open up, as their interests in the thoughts is also relatively limited.
But sometimes these two beat the odds and find themselves making a connection. If they do, it may be deeper than expected as Cancer is better at understanding complex Aquarius than most.
Cancer and Aquarius Potential to be More Than Just Friends
It is not unknown for a Cancer and Aquarius friendship to find themselves falling for each other. Cancer can find enigmatic Aquarius fascinating, which is always an aphrodisiac. And Aquarius, while they would never admit it, often need someone to anchor them to the rest of the world. There is no one better for this than Cancer.
Their relationship is likely to be tumultuous. Aquarius won’t really want to join Cancer on all their social gatherings, preferring to be left to do their own thing. Cancer might find this hurtful, and might even get suspicious about what Aquarius is up to while they are not around. Cancer is naturally suspicious.
While Aquarius is unlikely to have anything to hide, they don’t really like to be accused and aren’t likely to respond well. The things they say might hurt Cancer’s fragile feelings. And Aquarius isn’t generally sensitive to know how to get things back on an even level.
But while Cancer and Aquarius might have these stacked against them, the right couple are certainly able to overcome these hurdles.
Jessica has had a keen interest in the esoteric since she was a teenager, studying and practicing for many years.
More recently, she has become interested in how new age practices can be used to boost confidence and self-esteem, and help people take control of their lives and their mindsets.
An Australian abroad, Jessica has a Masters from the University of Oxford where she studied ancient religions and cult practices. After graduating, she worked for the Oxford University Museums for several years.
She now lives in Brazil where she works as a freelance writer, translator and Capoeirista.