Let's Talk About Cancer and Scorpio Compatibility

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Do you know why they call them water signs? Because they’re always crying! As two of the three water signs in the zodiac, Cancer and Scorpio are both known for being super-emotional and très deep. When it comes to a romantic relationship, a friendship, or sex, how compatible are these two, really?

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The Cancer Basics

Dates: June 21 to July 22

Element: Water

Modality: Cardinal

Ruler: The Moon

Represented by: The crab

Famous Cancers: Selena Gomez, Jacob Elordi, Post Malone, Ariana Grande, Solange, Chloe Bailey, Khloé Kardashian, Jaden Smith, Meryl Streep, Tom Hanks, Lana Del Rey, Sandra Oh, Olivia Munn

The Scorpio Basics

Dates: October 23 to November 21

Element: Water

Modality: Fixed

Ruler: Mars (traditional) or Pluto (modern)

Represented by: The scorpion

Famous Scorpios: Kendall Jenner, Lorde, Drake, Willow Smith, Winona Ryder, Katy Perry, Amandla Stenberg, Penn Badgley, Gabrielle Union, Tracee Ellis Ross, SZA, Pete Davidson, Ciara, Ryan Reynolds

The Signs You're Most Romantically Compatible With

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Photo credit: Getty/Margie Rischiotto

The Signs You're Most Sexually Compatible WIth

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Photo credit: Getty/Margie Rischiotto

Think You're Not Compatible? You Might Be Wrong

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Photo credit: Getty/Margie Rischiotto

Cancer and Scorpio: Personality Traits

Still waters run deep, and that’s def true for both Scorpio and Cancer. These signs are both very emotional, emotionally intelligent, and intuitive. They have a tight circle of loved ones rather than a wide group of acquaintances, and they don’t let others in easily. The main difference here is that Cancer tends to wear their heart on their sleeve, while Scorpio is more private.

Cancer and Scorpio: Friendship Compatibility

Cancer and Scorpio have a good chance at forming a solid friendship, if only one of them makes the first move! Both of these signs tend to have a “no new friends” policy, so while they’ll probably get along perfectly well, it might take some initiative to take them from “friendly acquaintance” to “actual close friend.” Once they’re hanging out one-on-one, though, these two can get deep, talking about their earliest memories, deepest fears, and most secret wishes.

Cancer and Scorpio: Sexual Compatibility

For this couple, sex could either be amazing or meh. Both Scorpio and Cancer see physical intimacy as intertwined with emotional intimacy and have their hottest sex with someone they know and trust. But Scorpio tends to be kinkier than Cancer, and while Cancer loves to cuddle, Scorpio needs their space.

Cancer and Scorpio: Relationship Compatibility

In a relationship, this pair's shared introversion, emotional intelligence, and loyalty can get them a long way. Both signs value romantic relationships and are very loyal and caring to their partners. However, neither sign is particularly good at confrontation; if something is bugging them, they’ll both bottle it up, getting increasingly passive-aggressive until they explode. Not a good look!

Cancer and Scorpio: Marriage Compatibility

Everything that makes a relationship work—or not—for these two goes double for a marriage or other long-term commitment. These two definitely have a lot in the “pro” column, but to make a marriage thrive long-term, they both need to learn to communicate directly when something isn't working, so that they can fix it before it blows up into something even bigger.

Cancer and Scorpio: Compatibility Summary

As two water signs, Cancer and Scorpio are very compatible. However, that doesn’t mean their relationship is all smooth sailing. Both signs will need to learn to communicate clearly when issues come up and avoid passive aggression.

Famous Scorpio and Cancer Couples


  • King Charles (Scorpio) and Queen Camilla (Cancer)

  • Tom Hanks (Cancer) and Rita Wilson (Scorpio)

  • Adam Driver (Scorpio) and Joanne Tucker (Cancer)

  • Nick Offerman (Cancer) and Megan Mullally (Scorpio)

  • Harrison Ford (Cancer) and Calista Flockhart (Scorpio)

Broken up:

  • Ariana Grande (Cancer) and Pete Davidson (Scorpio)

  • Khloé Kardashian (Cancer) and Lamar Odom (Scorpio)

  • Kendall Jenner (Scorpio) and Ben Simmons (Cancer)

  • Tia Mowry (Cancer) and Cory Hardrict (Scorpio)

  • Jessica Simpson (Cancer) and Nick Lachey (Scorpio)

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