Cancer Man and Scorpio Woman Compatibility
Linda Goodman is renowned best selling astrologer who has written books on Astrology and in depth knowledge of Signs, which has redefined the way of Astrology.
This post is based on Linda Goodman’s Book “A NEW APPROACH TO THE HUMAN HEART LINDA GOODMAN’S LOVE SIGNS” for the Love Compatibility of Cancer Man with Scorpio Woman.
Sometimes …. he had dreams, and they were more painful
than the dreams of other boys. For hours he could not be
separated from these dreams, though he wailed piteously in
them. They had to do, I think, with the riddle of his
existence. At such times it had been Wendy’s custom to
take him out of bed and sit with him on her lap, soothing
him in dear ways of her own invention, and when he grew
calmer to put him back to bed before he quite woke up, so
that he should not know of the indignity to which she had
This relationship works best when the woman is the Crab, the man the Scorpion. Yet, since these lovers are influenced by the 5-9 vibrational Sun Sign Pattern, the sex of the lovers won’t seriously impair their chances for harmony. Her ruling planet, Pluto, is stronger, and more intense, than his ruler, the Moon – but then, his Cardinal Sign essence is more powerful in an inter-reactive way than her Fixed Sign essence. Cardinal means to lead – Fixed means to not follow – which will be one of the more basic problems between these otherwise nicely tuned-in people. Read the last two sentences over several times, and you’ll know how the aforementioned problem works out in the final analysis. It takes meditation.
They will share the qualities of gentleness, loyalty, intensity of emotion, and great imagination. Together, they can create all manner of marvelous things – a powerful love, a star-blessed child or children, or a great career. Create is the key word. Cancer and Scorpio, when they combine their auras, can become an awesome regenerative force. Sarah and Abraham were surely CancerScorpio mates, never mind which was the Cancerian, which the Scorpion. For Sarah conceived a child, fathered by Abraham, created from the depths of their mutually intense desire, long after they were past what those who follow the illusionary chronological calendar would call the “childbearing age” for her and the “virile age” for him. To prove how illusionary such matters are, each was (literally) several hundred years “old” when their child was born – that alone being a miracle to those who are today brainwashed or soul-washed by the “normal life span” deceptions of insurance companies and the like.
“Is anything impossible unto the Lord?” Abraham was asked. No. Nor is anything impossible unto the children of the Lord – (or of our co-Creators) – we who were made in Their image.
Along with Capricorn and Taurus, Cancer and Scorpio share the tendency to longevity. In reality, all Sun Signs have the potential of a life span in the same flesh body of five hundred to a thousand years or so, sans the aging process, but these particular Sun Signs lead the way to enlightenment. Capricorns demonstrate the reversal of age, by appearing younger, as they grow Earth-Time “older” – Taurus shows us how being calm and patient adds less wear and tear to the body, the Bulls retaining their splendid strength long after most others have given up – Cancer exhibits the necessary tenacity – and Scorpio knows, on a still subconscious level (soon to be conscious) the alchemy secrets of cell regeneration which make longevity possible. Naturally, if everyone – or when everyone – learns the secret of Abraham and Sarah, such a miracle would appear to create a population problem, in consideration of those new souls being born, simultaneously, as babes. There is a solution to this apparent mathematical problem, but it’s too complex to be explored in this book, therefore, it must be delayed until a forthcoming one, in which we will attempt to deal with all these matters in more depth.
Since the Crab and the girl Scorpion have a better chance than most of remaining on the planet for a considerable number of Earth years, it’s a lucky thing they’re more compatible and harmonious than many other couples. They will surely never bore one another for the first few centuries.
Along with the vices and virtues they share, there are a few traits they don’t share, and these will be, from time to time, troublemakers. He does not possess her Pluto-propelled intensity of emotion, her near-compulsion to strike back when angered, and this can become a dangerous problem to their happiness, if too many stings from the Scorpion’s tail cause the male Crab to permanently retreat into his shell of hardness. Another difference between them, scattered among the smooth similarities of character, which could rock the relationship, will be her inability to comprehend his undue caution, his occasional timidity – and his reluctance to allow fate to guide his destiny. It’s difficult for the Scorpio woman to understand his Lunar lack of courage when a challenge demanding direct confrontation occurs – from outsiders, as well as in their personal association. She’ll have to remember that all Crabs take a step or two sideways or backward before lunging ahead, giving them time to carefully consider all possibilities, which is why he’s a more clever strategist in both material and emotional matters than she may realize. Despite her outward femininity and reserve, this girl fears nothing in Heaven or in Hell (or on Earth) herself – unless her Sun was severely afflicted by malefic planets at birth – therefore, his hesitations will both puzzle and trouble her. Likewise, her willingness to plunge into churning emotional waters and unknown situations which could be dangerous will frighten and trouble him.
Much of the time, their conflicts will be quickly dissolved by a wave of his Looney Bird humor. There’s nothing as startling – and as refreshing – as the Cancer man’s sudden switch into laughter, following one of his dismal, cautious, cranky, and crabby moods. She needs his laughter, for Scorpio is too often deeply engrossed with the mysteries of life to laugh casually. Humor heals. It’s a bridge which spans any kind of misunderstanding. The agonizing conflict between blacks and whites in America only began to truly dissolve when comedians of both races had the courage to make fun of prejudice before mixed audiences, whose reactions were at first uncertainty – then finally intense relief, allowing both races comprehension of – and compassion for – one another.
But humor has two sides. The swiftest way to destroy an enemy is not through verbal abuse or bitterness, but through subtle ridicule. The Crab must take care not to overdo his sense of the divine comedy of life to the point of teasing her and making her feel ridiculous. Her sense of self-importance and basically serious nature cause her to be reluctant to laugh at jokes aimed toward herself. She can be offended by excessive teasing or an ill-timed joke. And you know what offended Scorps do – get even. When this woman is really angry (which won’t be often, with the emotional control she has developed at great cost over the years) her Cancerian mate will be fortunate to have his crab shell to hide under until the storm blows over, or until the volcano stops spouting lava, whichever image fits the scene.
His own temper isn’t anything to scoff or sneeze at either. When his tender, sensitive feelings are hurt, he can pout, snap, or crackle with crankiness for days, weeks, or months – in extreme cases, for years. Not even the powerful force of her ruling Pluto can blast the Crab out of his protective shell when he wants to remain there, nursing his emotional cuts and bruises.
All right, here it comes. I’ve been waiting to bring up the subject slowly and carefully. Even though theirs is the usually harmonious 5-9 compatibility pattern, there is one HUGE boulder looming between them which must be either gently sailed around – or dynamited at the beginning. A word with seven letters. Interesting. Seven is the number of Neptune, and Neptune rules, among other more positive things, deception. But I’m getting carried away into metaphysical nuances (perhaps not without pertinence). The word is “secrets.” Both he and she take perverse joy in keeping secrets – and neither of them can stand having a secret kept from them. Do you see the picture? Think about it. Obviously, something or someone has to give – more than an inch. Maybe several yards. Make that miles, depending on their Moon Signs.
True, they’ll share more of their secrets with one another than with those outside their personal periphery, nevertheless, there will be times when the Crab will sit on a secret she’s burning to burrow out of him; other times when his woman holds back some mystery he’s fairly quivering to learn. A Cancerian literally cannot sleep if he believes someone, especially his mate, is keeping a secret from him, however minor it may be – and frankly, however much it may be none of his business. A Scorpio woman is consumed with curiosity under the same circumstances. The difference is that he’ll reveal his anxiety by chewing his nails, frowning, or snapping. She’ll hide her desire to know behind the cool poise and surface nonchalance that cover her inner turmoil, and will worm it out of him more often than he’ll worm mysteries out of her – because she knows how to employ the subtle, sneaky interrogation technique until the secret has popped out unintentionally from her victim. (Victim is the only word.) This will frustrate the Crab, who prides himself on his cleverness in keeping things under his hat, even if he doesn’t wear one.
What is my advice, as an astrologer? I’m sorry to say I have none. I could tell these two to level with each other as much as possible, but they won’t. So, they’ll just have to fight – then go to bed and make up.
I didn’t mean that to be facetious, for sexually, this man and woman are blessed with the grace to achieve a beautiful physical fulfillment together. Their auras are color-coded: harmonious, the auric light surrounding them during their mating nearly always shaded in the rainbow hues of love – unless some Sun-Moon static in their charts causes a few muddy tones. Children conceived through 5-9 Sun Sign vibrations, when the Sun-Moon exchange is also favorable, are aptly called “love children.” Although this can occur between couples of all Sun Signs, it occurs more often with the 5-9 vibrations. When a man and woman blend sexually, an auric light is sent forth which attracts souls in the astral, seeking a channel for birth. The auric light of love attracts the more gentle, evolved souls into its magnetic stream, whereas mating performed in lust alone attracts the lower evolved or still not yet sensitive souls into a birth channel. Since both kinds of souls must enter the birth wheel of Karma for gradual and eventually certain enlightenment, each at its own chosen speed, even a lust mating has its purpose in the Universal Plan – though a constant attempt to add the tenderness of real love to lust is eternally an obligation to such couples.
The Crab and the Scorpion usually have no need to be reminded of such cosmic responsibilities. Their basic harmony nearly always creates a sexual chemistry which is both aware and inspirational. Cancer and Scorpio instinctively blend the mental and emotional with the physical, which is the secret key to an ecstasy never experienced by those who separate sexual desire from the other parts of their natures, seeking only the sensual. The added dimensions of affection and mental affinity brought to sex by Cancer and Scorpio result in a kind of lovemaking realized by a relatively small percentage of man-womanmatings in any particular incarnation. This explains the powerful initial attraction between two lovers of this 5-9 Sun Sign Pattern; their lingering pain when separated their abundant opportunities for “trying again” after a quarrel.
The Scorpio woman takes her commitment to love very seriously, with an almost religious fervor. But should she find she is not loved in return, she will eventually follow her heart elsewhere, without regret. Let that be a warning to the man who treasures her. The Cancer man is moody, often fussy and exacting. He requires his frequent unconscious and conscious nightmares to be tenderly soothed away in order to be his gentle, funny self. Otherwise, he’ll grow crankier and more reclusive, until the soft side of his nature, and his beautiful, romantic imagination disappear entirely, and he crawls away dejectedly – sideways, of course, as is the wont of the Crab – back home to mother, who always understands him. Whether she’s still living, or has passed on, she’s still the only woman who ever totally understood him. Just ask him sometime. He’ll tell you all about her. If he’s one of those very unfortunate Crabs who was adopted, or whose mother died when he was an infant, he will dream of her, and sense that she would have understood him. The maternal yearning is powerful in Cancer.
Cancerian dreams, like Scorpion perceptions, are very vulnerable, and need gentle protection from harsh reality. These two should cherish one another, true love being as rare as it is these days for no one else will treat the girl Eagle with quite so much reverence as her Cancerian man, and no one else will treat his dreams quite as tenderly as his Scorpio lady – except for his mother. She approves of their union. Believe me, she does from wherever she may be on Earth – across the continent, or across the street – or from Heaven – she sends her son’s Scorpio mate her secret sympathy.
More than any other man, the gentle Crab will forgive the deceptively quiet Scorpio woman her occasional stormy rages and hurtful words or acts of revenge, because he learned a lesson as a child he’s never forgotten. He knows that the opposite of love is not hate – the opposite of love is indifference. Whatever he receives from his Pluto-ruled woman, it will never be this. True, she’s capable of totally ignoring those for whom she feels contempt, as though they didn’t exist – and for her, they don’t. Yet, when it comes to the man to whom she’s once given herself, once loved, however long ago it may have been – years, or yesterday – her Pluto power deserts her. And this is her well-guarded secret.
Never mind the icy mask she wears to disguise her pain or torment of decision. Her passions may leap from love to hate, and back again – but indifference toward the man who has totally possessed her is one emotion this lady will never master. And so, the Lunar man can take it from there.