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Scorpio and Cancer: Avant Garde meets the Traditional

Scorpio and Cancer: Avant Garde meets the Traditional

Of all the possible water sign pairings, the Scorpio love match with the Cancer zodiac sign  is the sweetest — even more so than the wonderful Pisces and Scorpio love match. Pisces may be too timid and low-key for Scorpio — and fellow Scorpios may be too much of a mirror, but Cancer, being a cardinal sign, is an initiator who can keep the Scorpio relationship from stagnating or dissolving into a boring, emotional mess. People born under the Cancer astrology sign tend to be sincerely devoted to Scorpio and far more reliable and committed than Pisces.

But are they too much like nagging, whiny babies for Scorpio to hang around?


The Good

This Cancer Scorpio compatibility succeeds whether it involves a Cancer man and Scorpio woman or Scorpio man and Cancer woman. Cancer men and cancer women are both traditionalists in relationships and are able to fit classic gender roles in a way that appeases Scorpio. Scorpio women tend to be assertive and wield an almost masculine energy that can make them very aggressive. Consequently, they are often attracted to very strong men.

While watery Cancer men are emotional and highly sensitive, they certainly are not weak nor emasculated. In fact, some Cancer men may even be macho,  given to weightlifting, boxing or careers in the military.  The opposite sign of drill sergeant Capricorn, a Cancer man knows how to be in charge when necessary. He can be a strong, nurturing equal for the Scorpio woman in love.  The Scorpio woman will appreciate that the Cancer man can be in touch with his feelings AND has a masculine side at the same time. In fact, Scorpio will find this darn sexy!


A Scorpio man likes a woman with spunk who is able to compete with him — but won’t.  A cancer woman is ambitious but also domestic, able to provide a nest for homebody Scorpio and give him the respect and deference he craves. Cancer women are highly feminine and Scorpio men are very much attracted to this womanliness.


Since both Cancer and Scorpio  prefer staying at home instead of going out incessantly, these two will build a safe, comfortable haven together.  They are able to create a world of trust and build a relationship with many layers. This Scorpio love match succeeds also because Scorpio will love that Cancer is just as protective as they are — and even more touchy-feely.



The Bad

Insecure Cancer needs a lot of prodding and often shuts down and pouts when brooding. This will irritate Scorpio who may get tired of offering assurances and encouragement to Cancer’s wounded self esteem.  Sensitive Cancer will find Scorpio behavior a tad bit rough and offensive, causing many slights, whether intentional or unintentional.

While traditional masculine and feminine roles might make Cancer attractive to their Scorpio lover, their traditional values and rituals might be too suffocating and tedious for Scorpio who likes the non-conventional.

Cancer, the baby of the zodiac, needs lots of attention. Scorpios? Yeah, they need lots of attention too and will find Cancer’s demands annoying.

Cancers love to cuddle, which Scorpios will love until that cuddling become neediness and clinginess.  For this Cancer Scorpio love match to work, Scorpio needs a lover who is loyal but not always underfoot.  The crying and drama from Cancer when Scorpio needs space might be too much for Scorpio to endure on a regular basis.

The Boudoir

The Scorpio lover will adore the sensual, fleshy body of Cancer, a sign known for producing great bosoms and ample phallic features.  Cancer astrology is after all associated with babies, so Crabs  tend to have all the tantalizing features necessary for baby-making.  The sex between Cancer and Scorpio will be both physically and emotionally satisfying.

Long-term Outlook

This  Scorpio love match with the darling, emotive and affectionate Cancer sign could lead to marriage and a long, happy life. If not, the bond is destined to produce a reliable friendship.

In Real Life:

I’ve only had one date with a Cancer, but I’ve lusted after two others. They never turned out to be the ultimate Scorpio love match for me due to conflicting value systems. I met my Cancer date at a time in my life when I was in a feminist phase (Plutonic women have played huge roles in advancing women’s rights by the way).  I have found Cancer men don’t really like feminists, per se. This Cancer man engaged me in a discussion about how fathers should be the main disciplinarian for children and other traditional ideologies. I rejected that notion and was a bit too aggressive with my philosophical stances. We never went out again.  Had I met this man after my rabid feminist phase…when I became more mellow, we would have been a great team as we had a wonderful, soft and sweet harmony together. Speaking of traditionalists, another Cancer man I met said if his wife stopped washing his clothes and cooking, he’d leave her. Um, OK.


Remember these Past and Present Scorpio – Cancer Love Matches?

Scorpio Lamar Odom & Cancer Khloe Kardashian

Scorpio Laker star Lamar Odom and Cancer wifey Khloe Kardashian

Scorpio basketball star Lamar Odom and Cancer wifey Khloe Kardashian


Scorpio Leonardo DiCaprio & Gisselle B.


Scorpio Leo DiCaprio and former Cancer flame Gisselle

Scorpio Leo DiCaprio and former Cancer flame Gisselle



Scorpio Nick Lachey & Jessica Simpson

nick and jessica



Scorpio Eva Marcille & Lance Gross

Scorpio Model Eva Marcille & Cancer Actor Lance Gross (Photo Credit: Film Magic)




Scorpio Rita Hanks & Tom Hanks

rita and tom



Scorpio Harry Hamlin & Lissa

Scorpio Harry Hamlin and longtime wife Lissa Rinna.

Scorpio Harry Hamlin and longtime wife Lissa Rinna.


Scorpio Calista Flockhart & Harrison Ford

Scorpio actress Calista Flockhart and Cancer hubby , actor Harrison Ford.

Scorpio actress Calista Flockhart and Cancer hubby , actor Harrison Ford.

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Synthia L. Rose

Synthia L. Rose is a 9th house Scorpio with a four-planet stellium in Sagittarius. She has more than 10 years of experience as a professional journalist and six years of experience as a professional blogger. An ardent student of astrology, she has studied intuitive astrology since 2008. Synthia is obsessed with penning blogs that examine Scorpio's mystique, Plutonic personalities and the risqué, taboo 8th house life.