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Cancer-Scorpio: similarities and differences
by Richard Pellard
English translation by Julien Rouger

The interpretation examples that we are suggesting are very far from being exhaustive: they only show and outline a general frame describing the problematics of both Signs. They should therefore not be taken literally. Each being brings indeed its own responses, more or less original, to the issues raised by a Sign. Through combining logic, observation and imagination, you will be able to develop a thousand other possible meanings, a thousand other variations on the same theme.

It’s possible that your Sun Sign is not dominant in your birth chart. One can for instance be born under the Aries Sign while the most valorized Sign is actually Taurus. In this case, it will probably be difficult for you to recognize yourself in the interpretations that are offered to you below. You will have to refer to the interpretations corresponding to your actual dominant Sign in order to relate to these. For further information, please feel free to visit our website and get a free mini-interpretation of your birth chart with our software Astrosoft.


Adapted Cancer and Scorpio


S−

Similarity Cancer-Scorpio: Inhibition strength

S−Blocking Inhibition strength for Cancer: the defender. One protects oneself from the overdose of external stimuli, one delineates one’s force, territory or power, one places a border between oneself and the outside world. Inside this border, one explores one’s acquired skills, one’s wealth (mental, affective or whatnot) accumulated through strengthening one’s protective bulwarks. One defends one’s nest, one’s stronghold, one’s shelter, one’s core community. There, one faces oneself: self-esteem, narcissism or subjectivity problems.

S−Differentiating Inhibition strength for Scorpio: the opponent. One perceives first and foremost what distinguishes, differentiates or separates beings, objects, feelings or ideas: one dissects, one discriminates, one split hairs, one refuses too easy associations or similarities. One systematically emphasizes what contrasts and separates: nitpicking, adding fuel to the fire, widening the gaps, standing out at every opportunity, triggering splits, hitting a nerve, accentuating contrasts.


Difference Cancer-Scorpio: No induction versus Negative induction

NINegative induction for Scorpio: the insightful. The associating Excitation focuses onto a narrow field: sectarian alliances, clannishness, mafia, close ties, demanding oaths, exclusive and closed unions, exacting interlockings. Focus on the most minute details, on the flaws of a contract; intense perception of time: critical juncture, historical moment.


Sl+Q−

Difference Cancer-Scorpio: Excitation slowness versus Inhibition quickness

Sl+Excitation slowness for Cancer: the tortoise. The Excitation (the action) is slow, continuous, progressive, persevering: one builds step by step, one organizes systematically, one is patient, one hangs on, one is able to wait. The openness is mastered: it must be efficient. Concern for organizing and controlling within a closed environment, self-control or tutelary authority. Ritual or repetitive behaviors: habits and routines providing a sound framework for actions, thoughts and emotions. Persistence of memories, traditions, regulating safeguards.

Q−Inhibition quickness for Scorpio: the crafty. The Scorpio is an inhibited person with ultra-fast defence systems: he’s a motocross topnotcher. Clever, subtle, crafty, skillful, he slips through nets, zigzags betweens obstacles. His mind quickly grasps how beings and things function behind the scenes. He brilliantly knows how to use evasive promises and detailed threats, always ready to dodge as and when necessary, standing firm about the content while being very flexible in form.


SSSP

Difference Cancer-Scorpio: Sense of syntheses versus Sense of proportions

SSSense of syntheses for Cancer: the heritage. Gemini phase was characterized by an ensemble integrating ever more elements (growth and absolute domination of daytime). In Cancer phase, daytime still dominates absolutely but is now decreasing: there is nothing left to include, it’s now time to integrate. It’s a synthesis within a closed environment: a place for the greatest content. One gathers within a restrictive framework, under the same auspices. Preserving an exhaustive memory, living fully all the facets of one’s inner world and protecting it against any exteriority. Steadily maintaining a variety of projects. Sense of internal consistency and of homogeneity.

SPSense of proportions for Scorpio: the double-crosser. The Sense of opposites gives way to the Sense of syntheses: one must strike a subtle balance between the taste for sharp contrasts and the unity of behaviours. The concentrated associativity requires to unite two opposites into one perspective, while the differentiating Inhibition maintains antagonisms. It’s the world of double-crossing: one deals with one’s adversary so as to better fight him and to bring him onto one’s ground; one makes a deal with the devil so that good should prevail. One stands on pivots, on dividing lines, conducive to underhand double deals. One partners closely with one’s rival in order to better tie him up.


Unadapted Cancer and Scorpio


w+

Similarity Cancer-Scorpio: Excitation weakness

w+Associating Excitation weakness for Cancer: the stay-at-home. He doesn’t want or is not able to join forces with others, with the outside world, withdraws timidly inside its protective cocoon, makes any contact impossible, breaks all ties, eradicates any common ground. He dawdles, gives in to laziness, to carelessness, to nonchalance. He’s gruff, antisocial, hermit, cultivates clannishness, refuses to understand viewpoints that differ from his. He functions in closed circuit, auto-intoxicating himself with his own thoughts or emotions.

w+Unblocking Excitation weakness for Scorpio: the prisoner. Locked up in the cell of one’s singularity, one is not able anymore to step outside oneself, outside one’s boundaries, to break free, to surpass oneself. One stagnates in the doldrums, one wades through the quagmire, ones sinks into the swamp. Decay, ghetto, oppressive environment, life sentence, prisoner of fate. In order to be oneself nevertheless, one sticks to one’s miasmas, one’s failures, one’s turpitude; one becomes even more negative by walking round and round in the prison of one’s singularity.


q−sl+

Difference Cancer-Scorpio: Unadapted Inhibition quickness versus Unadapted Excitation slowness

q−Unadapted Inhibition quickness for Cancer: the alarmist. Inhibition reactions are strong but unadapted to the situation: one runs away from imaginary dangers, one has ill-timed or early defense reactions, one buries one’s head in the sand. One fears, one freaks out, one worries for nothing. One panics about the intrusion of elements foreign to the cocoon; the outside world is systematically considered as hostile. Discriminations are running on empty: phobic doubts, impossible choices, speculations about anything.

sl+Unadapted Excitation slowness for Scorpio: the vampire. Persistence of haunting images, need to organize and control in a closed environment: one feels vested with magical, unique, secret powers; one draws power from one’s immutable fixedness, from one’s intolerant subjectivity, from one’s systematic oppositions — futile just as well as haughty. One pulls the strings from behind the scenes while living as a parasite, at the expense of others’ sorrow, shamelessly, with a cynical domineering mindset.


UP

Difference Cancer-Scorpio: Ultraparadoxical phase versus Paradoxical phase

UPUltraparadoxical phase for Cancer: the shambles. The loss of the differentiation of antagonisms reaches the sense of boundaries: are we inside or outside? Uncertain boundaries. Homebirds dream of adventures. Adventurous or bohemian ones dream of a home sweet home. What’s real and imaginary, subjective and objective, gets superimposed and mixed up. One is moved by one’s own emotions, one thinks about one’s own thoughts in a closed circuit. Everything agglomerates within a closed environment: heterogeneous shambles or jumble, stacking of thoughts, dreams or emotions smashed into pieces, without any link in between, without any connecting thread. Identification to what protects (family, place, authority) and reflexes of fear or flight once faced with cooperation offers, with helping hands.

Paradoxical phase for Scorpio: the schemer. Losing the sense of intensities, the Scorpio reacts strongly to weak signals. His discriminating mind will therefore take above all else an interest into what’s mysterious, hidden, secret — no matter whether true or fake. Frenzied curiosity for what’s marginal or underlying; chase for an insane dominion over others by giving the impression that one knows a great deal about what others ignore: hints, veiled threats, blackmail, insidious propaganda. Over-negativism: dramatizing, painting a bleak picture, systematic pessimism, ill-boding, etc. Over-scheming: one wants to win on all fronts by excessively manipulating what’s known and unknown to the others.

This article was brought to you by: Richard Pellard
English translation by Julien Rouger

See also:

▶ Cancer in natural astrology
▶ The Cancer on video

▶ Aries-Cancer: similarities and differences
▶ Taurus-Cancer: similarities and differences
▶ Gemini-Cancer: similarities and differences
▶ Cancer-Leo: similarities and differences
▶ Cancer-Virgo: similarities and differences
▶ Cancer-Libra: similarities and differences
▶ Cancer-Sagittarius: similarities and differences
▶ Cancer-Capricorn: similarities and differences
▶ Cancer-Aquarius: similarities and differences
▶ Cancer-Pisces: similarities and differences

▶ Scorpio in natural astrology
▶ The Scorpio on video

▶ Aries-Scorpio: similarities and differences
▶ Taurus-Scorpio: similarities and differences
▶ Gemini-Scorpio: similarities and differences
▶ Leo-Scorpio: similarities and differences
▶ Virgo-Scorpio: similarities and differences
▶ Libra-Scorpio: similarities and differences
▶ Scorpio-Sagittarius: similarities and differences
▶ Scorpio-Capricorn: similarities and differences
▶ Scorpio-Aquarius: similarities and differences
▶ Scorpio-Pisces: similarities and differences


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