By Keen Editorial Staff

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When it comes to romantic or platonic compatibility between two people, the elements are always a good starting point. In a relationship that includes a Scorpio man and a Cancer woman, the ruling element is especially important, because it’s one of the only things the two have in common! Scorpio (October 23-November 21) and Cancer (June 21-July 22) are both water signs, which means they’re both mysterious, sensitive types that need to be contained in some way. However, at first glance, the similarities appear to end there.

While Scorpio men and Cancer woman share an element, they each “contain” and express themselves in very different ways, and might let miscommunication get in the way of a promising match. When diving into the traits that define each of them – and how these traits complement or clash with one another – it’s important to keep their foundations in mind. Intensity and emotional depth will run through everything a Scorpio man and Cancer woman do as pair, but their different approaches are quite compatible and will balance each other out, creating a spiritually satisfying combination.

Before analyzing the Scorpio man Cancer woman relationship, it is important to understand their tendencies as individuals.

Meet the Scorpio Man: Logical, Ambitious & Secretive

The Scorpio man is an analytical charmer who sees the world in black-and-white and likes to be in control. He spends most of his life on a quest to succeed, but this isn’t always as manipulative or self-centered as it sounds. Sometimes, success means accomplishing professional goals or building a wall around his emotions to prevent others from hurting him. Other times, it means securing the love and loyalty of a worthy partner, or making sacrifices for his friends and family. He can be both loyal and possessive, sensitive and bottled up, and he doesn’t settle for romances or friendships that don’t make him feel safe and happy.

Meet the Cancer Woman: Emotional, Caring & Complex

Like the Scorpio man, the Cancer woman is a complex creature with a deep, deep well of emotions. However, she’s not afraid to plunge into this well, because she is deeply connected to the phases of the Moon and spends her life going from one extreme feeling to the next. As a deeply empathetic and sensitive woman, she prefers peace and may find herself fighting for the wrong cause or running in the wrong direction – until she stops and reorients herself. The Cancer woman is very good at expressing herself and learning from past mistakes, so despite her free-flowing emotions, she doesn’t actually give her trust easily. Friends and boyfriends alike must earn her loyalty, but once they do, she is one of the most generous and intuitive partners you could hope to have.

Romantic Compatibility: When Scorpio Met Cancer

So, what happens when these two water signs get together? After all, Scorpio men bury their emotions, while Cancer women are guided by them. This might sound like a recipe for disaster, but it can actually be a good thing. These two signs approach their desires and feelings in polar opposite ways, but once they break the surface of their differences, they can reach explosive depths.

If you’re in a Scorpio/Cancer relationship, your communication will get better as you get to know each other. Start with a romantic rundown of each sign. Get a love life reading on Keen for more information!

Loving a Scorpio Man

Scorpio men are such ambitious, straightforward people that it’s easy to assume they’re completely self-sufficient. In reality, the Scorpio man desperately wants a deep connection with a loyal partner. He just doesn’t want to settle for someone who isn’t perfect for him, and he can’t risk exposing his emotional depth to someone who doesn’t truly understand him. A Cancer woman follows her heart even if it hurts. Meanwhile, her Scorpio partner listens to his head – even when he doesn’t really want to. By making him feel safe and understood, it will be much easier for him to give into his emotions and deliver the kind of passion and intimate connection both partners crave.

Loving a Cancer Woman

Cancer women are walking contradictions, so it’s a good thing Scorpio men love a good puzzle! A Cancer woman’s complexity isn’t a sign that she’s duplicitous or flaky; she simply has misunderstood mood shifts because she allows herself to be more vulnerable and passionate than most of her peers. A Scorpio man may benefit from her emotional intelligence, because he’s wary about revealing his own intense emotions to people who don’t understand. Cancers are nurturers who easily tap into their motherly instincts, so it’s a match that may actually work.

Platonic Relationships: Compatibility as Friends & Coworkers

Life is full of significant relationships that have nothing to do with romance or sex. In fact, sometimes non-romantic relationships are the most important connections in our lives, as friendships outlast love affairs and work takes up the majority of each week. If you have a platonic bond with a Scorpio man or Cancer woman, you’re in luck, because these star signs are aligned regardless of romance.

In the office, Scorpio men are ambitious, fact-driven leaders who know how to turn goals into completed projects. Meanwhile, Cancer women are great when given a task, because they know how to manage their time and energy wisely. When these two meet outside the office or the bedroom, Scorpios and Cancers are also promising friends… as long as the friendship is a deep, long connection rather than a casual acquaintanceship.

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