Aries doesn't understand the indirect style of the Cancer nature, and could become impatient. The emotional world of the Cancer could seem claustrophobic, dependent and limiting to the strong-willed Aries. A needy, wounded Cancer that tries to hang on to an Aries may hold on for many years before letting go. If this pair makes it through the initial shock of their encounter, it could end up being a challenging, exciting relationship. Aries inspires Cancer to let go of their fears and "just do it," and Cancer opens the Ram up to their emotional depths.