Cancer vs. Scorpio

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Difference between Cancer and Scorpio

Cancer is a Zodiac sign that is the fourth astrological sign. Cancer is a feminine sign as well as a water sign. People born during summer solstice, or June 22 through July 21 are considered to be Cancerians. The cancer sign is symbolized as a crab.

Scorpio is the eighth sign of the Zodiac and is symbolized by the scorpion. Scorpio is one of only four Zodiac signs that are fixed, joined by Leo, Taurus, and Aquarius. Scorpio is a feminine sign and a water sign. People born during the time of October 23 through November 22 are considered to be Scorpios.


Characteristics of Cancer and Scorpio

Cancerians love to be in the spotlight and have a strong desire to be loved. Emotional and touchy sometimes, you are full of purpose and can endure most anything. Qualities of the person born under the sign of Cancer include being understanding and trustworthy and also moodiness and pessimism.

Scorpios are considered to be intelligent, shrewd, and powerful. A natural born leader, Scorpios are positive, dominating, and tactical. A loyal friend and feared enemy, Scorpios are not easily tricked and very dedicated.

Mythology of Cancer and Scorpio

Cancer's Greek legend begins with the goddess Hera placing a crab figure in the night sky, which formed the Cancer constellation. She did this as a reward to the crab she sent to help the serpent kill Heracles, who was crushed in the battle by Heracles foot.

The story of Scorpio also is based in Greek mythology as it is told that Zeus put Orion in the stars with a scorpion forever chasing him. Orion had become friends with Artemis, which made her brother Apollo very jealous. Apollo sent a scorpion to sting Orion's heel. Artemis became angry, killed the scorpion, and demanded an apology. Faced with Artemis dashing his city of Delphi, Apollo apologized.

Compatibilities of Cancer and Scorpio

Cancer is compatible with the other water signs, Scorpio and Pisces. In addition, the earth signs of Capricorn, Taurus, and Virgo. Due to the cardinal quality that is shared among the Cancer sign with Aries and Libra, there is only semi-compatibility between them.

Scorpio is compatible as well with the other water signs of Cancer and Pisces. The earth signs of Taurus, Capricorn, and Virgo pair nicely, the same as Cancers compatibilities. Leo and Aquarius are semi-compatible as they share the fixed quality.

Similarities and Differences

Cancer and Scorpio are both signs of the Zodiac that are feminine and water signs. Shared characteristics are that both Cancer and Scorpio people tend to be sensitive and caring. While Scorpios are demanding and possessive, Cancerians are perceptive and understanding enough to deal with it.

  • Scorpios tend to need a bit of time alone and Cancer people are prone to insecurities, which can make them a bit clingy.
  • Cancerians have a wacky sense of humor, which can be very beneficial to the Scorpio who is sometimes too much business.
  • Empathetic and occasionally brooding, Scorpios make wonderful companions for Cancer as long as either never breaks the trust.


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  • Satya . 3+ yrs. ago

I am not sure if I have cancer or Scorpio

Cause my jataka(indian traditional method of determining sunshine) tells me as cancer nd ur site tells me as Scorpio(by date of birth)both the traits are a common in me pls hlp.



  • Jilan . November 2021

It’s actually same for me but opposite way, in my religion my family said I’m a Scorpio but every site I go to it says cancer and now I’m going with my religious since you know I trust it more than anything else (and sometimes I look at both and see which one is correct about me and it was both so I still don’t really know) and you might would like to do the same 🙂 but then again your choice

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