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Western Star Signs
At heart Cancer is an emotional, sensitive, perhaps moody or sentimental person, while Gemini is more intellectual and able to be detached from personal feelings and prejudices. Gemini can see a situation more clearly and objectively most of the time.
Gemini is also a great talker and has a mischievous, witty side, and some of Gemini's banter may hurt Cancer, who tends to take everything personally. Gemini is attracted to Cancer's emotional sensitivity, but may also feel swamped by it at times.
At heart, Cancer is more emotional, while Gemini is more intellectual. Gemini is essentially articulate, versatile and adroit. Put another way, Gemini likes variety. Gemini is an idea person. On the other hand, Cancer is a good person who needs to deal with family and emotional issues. Cancer's hugs are world class and Cancer's snuggles are second to none. Cancer is naturally inclined to be touchy about some, but not all relatives, and needs to work on the family tree and make some sense of it all.
Gemini's mind naturally likes to go from subject to subject. Gemini has varied interests and likes to keep up with what's going on in the world. Gemini can be the original "quick study" who grasps facts, concepts and ideas. On the other hand, Gemini can get bored easily and does not like things to drag along.
Cancer is not necessarily the most direct individual. Security is something Cancer is always aware of. Usually it's a top priority. Cancer is definitely strong and protective of turf.
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Chinese Star Signs
The Rat and the Horse may run into problems. While both are very social, witty and energetic, the Rat needs a circle of friends and the Horse needs independence. This difference in needs will create a great deal of tension. They may not be able to maintain a great love life for more than a short while. Their overall compatibility rating is 20%.
While in the Western World the Rat is looked upon with disgust and revulsion, he is admired and honored in much of the East for his cleverness and aptitude for acquiring things of value. In China and Japan Rats are signs of good luck and prosperity.
The Rat is a charming creature capable of captivating almost anyone. Rats are connoisseurs who take pleasure in flaunting their style. They also possess a great sense of humor. Rats can be very protective and generous to those who are loyal to them.
Rats are also quite self-serving. They have their own goals and ambitions and will not hesitate to advance them. Those outside a Rat's social circle may find them easily riled and verbally abusive. Rats do not often pass up the opportunity to debate.
Rats are very curious about everything, and are always on the hunt for new information - anything that may be of use to them in the present or future.
The Rat's biggest problem is they find it difficult to see beyond themselves. If they can find room for others they will be well on the way to true happiness.
Note that Chinese star signs are determined by your exact date of birth, and not just your birth year. For more information, read about the Chinese Zodiac »