Scorpio Cancer Compatibility
Scorpio Cancer is one of your very best star sign combinations (tied with Pisces), youre both highly emotional, intuitive, empathetic, very possessive, and very loyal, and will each make the other feel more loved than in potentially any other combination.
(All scores range from 1=low to 5=high)
Note, this article is written from the viewpoint of the Scorpio man or Scorpio woman. There is a separate article from the viewpoint of the Cancer man or Cancer woman available here Cancer and Scorpio
This is very likely to be a whirlwind romance, given how compatible you are and how much you both value commitment. Dont be surprised if you arent married before you know it!
You have a lot of things in common with each other: you both like privacy, youre both very intense and romantic, youre both intuitive to the point you can almost communicate without words.
Youre more controlling, and generally inflexible, and to a large degree that will be attractive to your Cancer, when combined with your high level of sensitivity, empathy and emotion. Similarly, youll feel more secure with this partner than with most others, and your potential jealous nature will be comforted by your partners loyalty.
Cancer is a lot more sensitive than they can appear, and you both can be fairly vindictive if you feel wronged. Its important then to keep any meanness to a minimum in this relationship, as it can easily spiral out of control if you both go into nasty mode at the same time.
The main risk to the relationship in this area from your side is your Cancers potential moodiness, which may make you want more space, which in turn may be seen as selfish, creating a vicious circle. Its also best to make it clear early on that you need space to recharge, as Cancer can be incredibly clingy if they feel insecure, and they may start to associate your innocent recharge time with some form of dissatisfaction with them, which again risks a vicious circle.
The only other negative with this combination is that you both can be somewhat pessimistic at times. This relationship is easily strong enough to deal with that however, and you both know how to cheer the other up.
Highly emotional and intense, sex between you will never be dull. There will be a lot of chemistry in this combination, and your levels of intuition are comparable. Youll each know exactly what the other wants, and probably often make each other cry (in a good way!)
So is this article conclusive?
No! This article is based only on sun sign interaction. In order to provide a lot of people with information it's a convenient and fast way to generalize, but it's far from conclusive at this broad level.
To get a complete picture we need to take all the other planets and their interactions into account. If you would like more information for your unique relationship please see the astrology compatibility reports page.
Other resourcesOften the best way to establish for yourself how compatible you are is to ask your partner questions. Sounds obvious and easy, but in practice it can be awkward.
Often the hardest questions to ask are the most important - for example, what are their views and expectations for raising children? sharing housework? saving money? career goals? etc.
One subtle and fun way to approach this is by working through a couples question book together - that way it's not really you asking, and delicate subjects can be covered easily. The best book for this I've found is Michael Webb's 1000 Questions For Couples
For reviews of this and other relationship ebooks on subjects ranging from improving your sex life to getting an ex back please see the relationship ebook reviews page.
A third method of further research is to share experiences with other couples of this same sign combination - you may be amazed how consistent they often are. Please see the links below for visitor experiences and questions.
In any relationship there are also very significant external factors. One of these is how well you understand yourself, your partner and your partnership - the more you do, the easier it is to make the relationship more exciting, fulfilling and satisfying for both of you, regardless of your starting position. The articles on how to Make him fall in love with you and Make her fall in love with you have information on how you can use astrology to revitalize a relationship.
Scorpio man and Cancer woman
Learn more about Scorpio men from our Scorpio man page.
Learn more about Cancer women from our Cancer woman page.
Scorpio woman and Cancer man
Learn more about Scorpio women from our Scorpio woman page.
Learn more about Cancer men from our Cancer man page.
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