Are Cancers Weak As Compared To Scorpios?

A reader asks:

“Why are Cancers considered weaker or less intense than Scorpios?”

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104 thoughts on “Are Cancers Weak As Compared To Scorpios?”

  1. I’m a Sun, Venus, Mercury in Cancer, Leo Ascendant/Moon, Pluto in Libra about in Scorpio, Mars in Scorpio, Saturn in Scorpio, Neptune and Uranus in Sagittarius. Jupiter in Capricorn, Pallus in Pisces, Mid-Heaven in Taurus.

    I would eat all the animals of the zodiac. Even the mystical ones. I would steal Libras balancing scales and make a grill out of it. Then I would steal the jar of Aquarius so I could drink something with it. I would get the Geminis to be some kind of dancing clowns for me. I would make Virgo do my taxes.

    Unless I turn cannibal, I’ll only eat the rest of them. Sagittarius I might eat half of.

    Scorpions are good for survival food in the desert.

  2. Fun post, blah. You have more water in your chart than any chart I have seen in a long time. Actually, I do think water is the strongest element, it puts out fire, and reduces earth to mud, and takes up all the air anywhere it resides.

  3. that should be a HUGE warning for u….no joke!!!cancers have the highest percentage of criminals and prisoners…please dont make him/her come out of that shell and they also sometimes seek revenge and they are also wayyy sneakier than scorpios…scorpios are more straight up..but a cancer will do what ever it take to get u….unless youre messing with a non experienced cancer with low self-esteem.emotional,sensitive people always turn out to be killers lmao

    1. That “statistic” maybe a bit distorted, because more babies are born during the cancer season, so of course there is higher percentage of cancer signs and criminals. I believe but I can be wrong of course. I would love a real statistical report on this, but I don’t think our gouverments are up to it :/

  4. Cancers are indirect and vague. I think they’re most likely to hurt themselves by not confronting the person who has wronged and hurt them. Scorpio strikes back and eventually heal and move on

  5. As a cancer everyone looks at me as if I’m made of glass but in all reality everyone that’s been around me would rather go head to head with a Scorpio than me.

  6. All people I’ve known to be a cancer are whiny and annoying as hell… They repeat what they say MULTIPLE FROGGING TIMES just to get someone’s attention and they will annoy the shit out of you just to get what they want…

    (I’m a Scorpio BTW and this is only based on people that I’ve known to be a cancer.. This doesn’t fully apply to ALL cancers…)

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    I was brought to tears once by the crazed alcoholic rage of a Cancer moon/Taurus sun and I have the moon in Scorpio. Cancers can be as vicious as they are nurturing but I notice this more with the moon placement than the sun.

  8. I love cancers… But they are far more dangerous than Scorpios IMO.

    You see Scorpios coming, you can feel them, but that cute little Cancer girl would never do anything to hurt you.

    Hey, where’s my liver?

    1. This. Exactly.

      Cancers cloak their viciousness behind a southern-like “bless your heart” appearance. And the worst thing is they never forget, never forgive, and never let go. Meaning resentments can be held onto for decades. Once Scorpio is done, they’re done. The thing is dead and they’ve already moved on.

  9. I agree with above comments suggesting that Cancer strength is unseen (not as in stealthy, but actually invisible), and Scorpio power, however mysterious, is more overt. I think both have unique abilities to regenerate – Cancer regaining function quicker and with more efficiency, versus Scorpio which requires more time and/or energy in order to heal. In terms of who is stronger, it probably depends on the defending individual’s Moon and Mars!

  10. Weak is definitely not a word I would use to describe either sign. Firstly, I dont know why or if its just me, but every Cancer I know, especially Cancer man, is highly intelligent to the point of bordering on genius. I find all water signs can be emotionally manipulative, they just have this ability to make you feel bad for something even if you’ve done nothing wrong. The scary thing about certain water signs is when they are in a mood, no amount of reason or logic can pierce through it, they just do not see another POV in that moment. I wouldn’t want to go against either one. Scorpio appears more intimidating than Cancer, but you just never know.

  11. Well Scorpio is a fixed sign, Pluto can be cold and unforgiving.

    Cancer is a cardinal sign. Moon is changeable and not even comparable to Pluto.

    Cancer can never be as intense as scorpio. Period.

  12. “Are Cancers Weak As Compared To Scorpios?”

    My first reaction? Oh hell no. My ex/baby daddy of grown children is a double Cancer Sun and ASC), loaded 12th house (Gemini Moon there), Mars/Uranus conjunction in Leo 2nd house.

    He rules and runs everything. His way or the highway. And nasty about it. No Scorpio anywhere in the chart (occluded in the 5th house). He won the children. I had to give them up. Let’s just say there were threats involved.

    So I say “Hell to the no!”

    1. I’m sorry you had to go through that 🙁 Hope all is ok now?
      Well have you looked at his progressed chart? He might have had scorpio placements there

  13. PS this is a funny thread. Lots of good info. I can see both sides, but tend to agree with Indy. Having been married to a double Cancer. With all that 12th house, he was exactly like a Southerner in the woods with the rifle cocked. Except he was born in the Near East (overseas).

  14. anonymoushermit

    New Yorkers are more Aries/Leo to me, Scorpios are more like torture in North Korea.

    Cancers will poke your eyes out with their pincers.

  15. Hey, Mike Tyson is Cancer, just sayin’ 🙂
    I would not underestimate the Cancer, especially when their home is endangered, they will fight tooth and nail…

    1. Tyson also has moon in Scorpio in the Jyeshta nakshatra. I don’t need too describe the energy if I give you two more jyeshta/Scorpio Moon people as illustrative: Charlie Sheen, Donald Trump. I cried when I discovered my moon is in the esta nakshatra in Scorpio. I cried because I have never liked Scorpio people, and to discover that I and one, well, it came as a shock. it is said that we should not judge one another I’ll try to pull the splinter out of our brother’s eye because we can’t even see the log to pull it out of our own eye. I always wondered why it was hard for me to make friends and why I wasn’t invited to a lot of social events. finally at the age of 56 I discovered why. It was always hidden from me because I used Western or tropical horoscope where it’s hidden in the sign of Sagittarius. when I did a Vedic chart my sun moved from Aquarius to Capricorn (but I don’t relate with Capricorn at all), my Moon moved from Sag to Scorpio (I could never relate to the sad Moon, but when I read about the Scorpio Moon, especially in that particular nakshatra, I could relate, very much to mine shock and horror, but my rising sign, the overemotional and oversensitive cancer at the 29th and 3/4 degree conjunct Regulus stays in Cancer.
      I have never known any tough cancers except for me, but it’s not my cancer that stuff it’s my moon in Scorpio. my rising sign at 29 degrees of cancer seems to merely amplify watery emotions. I never thought of cancer as vicious until reading this blog. when I reflect on it now, my younger brother, the middle brother, has cancer sun and he is kind of a pussy, face-to-face anyway. He’s a backbiting back-stabber.
      I’m not a backbiting backstabber. I’ll tell a person what I think right to their face and not give a shit what they think because I am speaking the truth, and if they don’t like it, they need to do some self evaluation, face it, and change it. that’s what I’ve had to do with my Scorpio Moon. my Scorpio moon has no sympathy. my ascending cancer has too much sympathy and wants to help everyone out to my (our?) detriment.
      I wish I hadn’t been pressed to 2 shut Scorpio in the closet and lock the door and walk away, because it turns out my Scorpio Moon was really the source of my spine/guts/courage, the few times she was able to escape, when I was defending others. I could always defend other people, just never myself, and I always thought that was weird. well it is weird. why was I a tiger coming to the aid of other people but a mouse when other people came at me?

      There was a rare alignment when I was born — that week, all the planets from sun to Saturn and the Moon and Ketu, moved into Aquarius within 17 degrees. That was on 2/4/62.

      every planet is debilitated by its proximity to the other planets. none of them work right. other than my moon, my entire chart is red. Neptune squares everything except the Moon, and the Moon is squared by Pluto. Saturn @ 4* Aquarius slammed the door shut just as Mars was coming into the house, so Mars was closed out at 29* Capricorn with his foot in the door. He’s really pissed at Saturn! and just seconds away from being exactly opposite cancer rising sign. that Mars Saturn conjunction opposite the ascendant has been one of the banes of my existence. The nodes are on the 1st and 7th house axis in tropical astrology so My Chart seems to indicate that I am to have no relationships of any kind in this life, I will have to do everything on my own, I’m a draw people who have no good intentions whatsoever and will harm me, I don’t know who I am and am prone to delusion, but I better figure out how to see without the rosey tint because no one else is going to help me do it. and that’s just the beginning.

      there is Pluto conjunct Lilith in my second house in Virgo. as if Virgo isn’t critical enough, I’ve got Lilith conjunct Pluto. Jesus Christ, talk about a tongue as a sword. It’s a horrorscope. I’ve run charts for over 80 people, not one with as many disharmonious aspects as mine.

      I escaped the “Antichrist” energy by 4 days, when the moon joined the party in my 7th house on Feb. 4th, 1962. I’m grateful I came out while the moon was still in the 5th and trine/sextile the party going planets.
      I never had anyone teach me how to be demure or feminine. I didn’t have finishing school or debutantes School. I didn’t even have parents who were present to teach me anything. They left me completely alone to fend for myself and do whatever I wanted because they were too busy to bother with me.

      so, it’s the Scorpio that makes me scary. I never knew I was scary till my Chiron return, when I began asking my friends about self. I got feedback that I can be “kinda mean”, scary, super intense, a control freak, and a drill Sargent.One friend said I’m “intelligent and authoritative”. I am all those things.

      my problem has been that I’ve spent a half century trying to be ladylike and passive and diplomatic, and it just made me a disingenuous sycophant. Now I am learning how to love the part of me the world doesn’t like because she’s harsh, blatantly truthful,cusses like a sailor, and she’s the boss.

      I’m realizing that Im tougher than almost every man I’ve met. I warn people, “please stop. Don’t piss me off. I can feel Mars getting riled, and you do not want to meet my Mars”, but they don’t believe me.

      I’ll eat the face right off of any moron who fails to heed my warning. Nobody wants to see me pissed off. I don’t like myself when I get pissed off. I’m a very non-violent person and I absolutely hate pain, inflicted or being the inflictor. I shoved a Scorpio down into the shadow, at a very young age oh, probably when I was five and a half in kindergarten and my mother was in the hospital having my youngest brother delivered prematurely because her body was going to kill him if he hung out any longer (an rh-negative thing). anyway, my dad was home making breakfast, which he never did ever, but this one particular day he was stuck with us and he burned the toast and tried to drown it in butter to make up for it; and he put chocolate milk on the Cheerios. something must have come through into this life from a past life because my cute little kindergarten self said, about the carnage on the table when my father tried to prompt me to eat it when I was reluctant, “This tastes like shit.” I was taken from my chair at the table, whisked away under my dad’s arm to the bathroom, where he shoved a bar of Lava soap in my mouth and pushed it until it foamed. Lava soap doesn’t usually foam.

      that was in 1967. no one around me cussed. I think it came through from a past life.

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    the laughing goat

    My Mother in-law is Scorpio Sun and Rising, and sister in-law has a 5 planet stellium in Cancer… vicious as hell! Cunning, passive-aggressive, and relentless if you cross them… or should I say what they perceive as being crossed. BTW – they are this way to each other as well. Sometimes it’s fun to watch!

  17. Hi melinn, thank you… no Scorp prominent in natal, will look at progressed for time of those events… it’s way in the past except for one incident in the past year.

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    hermit (in Australia)

    It’s a generalisation I know but there’s no way the Cancerion archetype is any less potent than Scorpio, just a different flavour, at least not in my experience, both equally fascinating!

  19. I am a fiery…Stellium Cancer woman..
    But very Plutonian, with a Capricorn moon
    And a strong Lilith influence
    And I have been putting a Scorpio stellium person through the wringer —-for the past four years…and we’re just getting started..
    How do I know they are in torment? Because we happen to have a psychic link….also other Plutonian methods of inferrance..

    That is also how I can confirm that Scorpio is more intense than Cancer more often than not, because I literally feel it..and it feels like I’m in a microwave..with the waves beating down on me…

    But in conclusion… Deep emotional intelligence is a great Cancer strength and we can fight their battle on their plane.

  20. In my opinion the worst any Scorpio could have is a Libra ascended and Capricorn moon. Despite what you hear I really dislike Cap and I really dislike Cancers. Cap just dishonest as ever and not just that but I seem to always end up with Cancers and never have I ever been put through the ringer with anyone else. Cancers creep in take your heart and then start showing crazy stuff like mood swings insecurities and whining about their exes that left them two years ago. Caps like to play games and are boring to me. I’m a second deacon Scorpio born November 9, and I have a lot of water Earth and fire in my chart. I also seem weak to people because my ascended sign Libra. People don’t like friendly it scares them. Libra really gives me a drive and desire to love learning but my Scorpio keeps me grounded and feeling other people energy even when I don’t want to and I am attracted to Virgo and Taurus signs but Virgo has no interest and Taurus is super allusive. I talked to a Taurus and he spoke how he felt the same as me but no communication yet. I have a hard time separating my feelings from everything. It’s like I feel too much. Most of my feeling lead me in the right direction. Anyway enough about my confusion.

    Cancers and Pisces great friends but that’d it. I would not care to be romantically involved with another water sign, not even my own.

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    Both of these signs are supremely intelligent and intense. The difference that works in Scorpio’s favor is that they fundamentally believe in their own superiority. Cancers sense their own superiority, but are too susceptible to environment to avoid feeling inferior (but intelligent enough to pretend otherwise). This conflicting energy can make them somewhat more complex and offputting to others.

    If you are a Cancer, the Moon placement can make all the difference. But nobody would really say overall that Cancers are weak, and the dominant astrology narrative that paints them as stove-hovering cry babies needs an update. Cancers are wild and unstable at worst. I keep thinking of Courtney Love.

    In general, I’ve found that all the water signs, Pisces included, are born with a deep-seated sense of superiority, because they see and sense what others often don’t. They consider this a blessing or burden, depending on the person, and express it to the benefit or detriment of others in various degrees.

  22. You summed it up pretty accurately moonsofjupiter and cancers are passive aggresive

    Cancer – Passive (to protect loved ones or don’t care to put energy into it) / agressive

    Scorpio – wont tell you (sometimes better this way if you don’t have the ability to know what they feel without words) / agressive (honestly not scary I love them)

  23. I am always surprised when people describe Cancers as weak, whiny, etc. All of the Cancer sun women I have met in my life are strong, capable woman, very often living alone after divorce, or widows, and they get along just fine. (Cancer is my 11th house and I have Uranus there.)
    Have you ever looked up how many famous women in high positions are Cancers?

  24. I think involved Scorpio’s leave such an impression on other emotionally weak people that you hear the whole ‘vicious’ label and it’s not warranted. IMO Scorpios are able sense (in others) and deal with the emotions, pain and issues that scare other people into paralysis or selective perception. I Dare say that most Scorpios know that there’s nothing they encounter that can hurt them more than they themselves. So we have very little patience for people who pretend to not see a situation for what it is or deal with people who think they are trying to pretend to be anything short of authentic. It’s easy to smile and stay silent until the din grows too great and other perspective is needed. Not sure what’s transiting but this Scorpio isn’t in the mood to sugar coat anything today. Not in a mean way, just trying to help the masses understand life better 😉

  25. I’m a Scorpio, and every Cancer I’ve met can be read like a two page book in bold colored ink. They make a point to go out of their way to be a certain way, in hopes that it will confuse their target. Ultimately, the inconsistency and lack of strategy does tell all.

  26. I don’t know anyone who would say a Cancer is weaker than a Scorpio. Cancers are very specific in how they do things and what they like. They are very caring and thoughtful when in love. They can be manipulative and complainers because they want things their way. They give but they expect kindness and gratitude in return. I have a mother, daughter and boyfriend who are all cancers and they are all different. My mom is entitled, my daughter ask for what she wants. She is very precise and knows what she likes. She remembers everything. My boyfriend however is less sure of himself, softer and I have to encourage him to speak his mind. All of them have a kindness and compassion to take care of others naturally. Cancers are not weak, just different. I’m a scorpio.

  27. Cancers generally, can get pissed over anything. Sometimes the shoe, often they don’t.
    Scorps can get outrageous and can be terrifying but usually you see this coming. So it is up to you if you let the shit happen. Scorpios most of times focus on what they think really important. Like telling lies, that will trigger their anger. Won’t explode over small things. If they do, tell them not to fuss over small things. They will grumble and agree and shut up. Tell a cancer he is fussing over small things and he will explode. To an angry crab, there is no small thing.

  28. This thread went from have we ever made a mistake in moving to a place we thought was best for us due to something we didn’t really think about or anticipate, to a thread on Scorpio and Cancers. Funny! It’s like folks aren’t reading the question but answering the last post!
    Anyway, my natal Moon is in my 9th House and I have moved 14 times in my life ( from East Coast to West Coast at Two years old and to Europe and back) and feel at home everywhere I have been so far. I did move in with a roommate once though, who at first was just great, until, poor thing went of her meds and had a bad Bi-Polar episode so bad, I was terrified and had to get out of there. Mostly though all has been well, knock on wood!

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