Friendships between Cancer and Scorpio either work well and they find easy camaraderie, or it is like water and oil, they just don’t mix. Whether they are compatible as friends or not often depends on if they share common interests to bind them.
Both water signs, their horoscopes suggest that they are both highly emotional, but the skin that covers these emotions are very different. Cancer is community-minded and accommodating, while Scorpio is ambitious and controlling. This results in either a perfect astrological match, or a repelling force for these two zodiac signs.
Overview of the Cancer and Scorpio Friendship Compatibility:
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Are Cancer and Scorpio Compatible as Friends?
When it comes to friendship, Cancer and Scorpio either find that they fit together like a hand and a glove, or they rub and blister-like a foot in the wrong-sized shoe. While these two signs have a lot in common, they also have extreme differences, with each being at the far end of the spectrum when it comes to conflicting personality traits.
Whether they make a success of it depends on whether they have enough in common to help them gravitate towards one another, and focus on what joins them, rather than separates them.
While Scorpio tends to have very firm ideas about what they like and do not like, Cancer is happier to be led by others. But that doesn’t mean that these two always fall into a leader-follower relationship.
Cancer may find themselves quite at home in Scorpio’s world, or they might find them too assertive and controlling in a way that grates. Meanwhile, Scorpio may or may not be happy to let Cancer tag along with them. They like to have everything their way, and won’t take kindly to Cancer sharing their own bright ideas about how things should be done.
Cancer and Scorpio friends can have a complicated relationship when it comes to loyalty, but one that tends to work for them.
Scorpio is always scrupulously honest, so you always know where you are with Scorpio, even if they let you know with an unnecessarily sharp manner. But Cancer appreciates this. While they can be easily hurt, they like to know where they stand.
Scorpio’s ambitious nature means that they tend to put themselves first, so they aren’t always there for other people when they need them. This is the opposite of Cancer, who is willing to bend over backward to help other people.
But Cancer doesn’t demand the same from their friends as they do from themselves. And in fact, they don’t mind having the high ground.
Fun & Excitement
There is nothing that Cancer enjoys more than organizing a party, and their primary concern is making sure that everyone else is having a good time. They don’t need to be the centre of everyone’s active attention, though they are always at the centre in some way or another.
Scorpio, on the other hand, is a bit of a loner. They don’t really like crowds, especially if they have to cooperate with everyone else rather than do whatever it is that they want. They also don’t see why everyone else’s good time should be their responsibility.
Cancer and Scorpio friends work one on one, with Cancer accommodating Scorpio and letting them take the lead. But they can find one another frustrating in group situations, with Scorpio thinking that Cancer is too easy to please, and Cancer feeling that Scorpio doesn’t try hard enough to get on with everyone else.
Likelihood to Last
Cancer and Scorpio friends can be prone to disagreements. Both tend to be on the suspicious side, and on the secretive side. They are both likely to read too much into one another’s words and conduct. It can become a source of contention.
Scorpio also has a sharp tongue, which can easily hurt Cancer’s sensitive feelings, and Scorpio is no less emotional. While Cancer is relatively understanding and can forgive and forget, Scorpio tends to hold a grudge. They don’t forget easily when they have been crossed.
But, while it can be difficult, these two might choose to get past their differences for the sake of their friendship. They generally recognize that they are opposite sides of the same coin, and can learn to adapt.
Cancer and Scorpio can struggle to form a deep bond, because they both tend to be secretive. While they are highly emotional, they tend to play their cards close to the chest for fear of getting hurt. This means that neither is in a hurry to open up and start sharing. Also, they both tend toward suspicion, which can throw up a barrier to trust.
The way that Scorpio can be very assertive with their opinions doesn’t help. Cancer won’t open up when they feel like Scorpio is not listening. But if Cancer and Scorpio are on the same page, Cancer might find a welcome sanctuary with Scorpio. There will be few people with whom they feel more safe and secure.
Cancer and Scorpio Potential to be More Than Just Friends
The saying that opposites attract can certainly sometimes apply to Cancer and Scorpio. They can find the combative air that exists between them highly stimulating. They might also see the other as a puzzle to be cracked, and both enjoy that type of challenge.
If the two find that they have a lot of common ground, they may well build a healthy relationship. Independent Scorpio won’t necessarily relish the many social occasions that Cancer organizes, but can grow to appreciate the different dynamic this adds to their existence.
Scorpio’s firm and ambitious manner can give Cancer a sense of direction and security that they adaptable and accommodating nature can find it difficult to create for themselves.
But if these two don’t find enough common ground, a constant level of background disagreement will likely drive them apart. Both highly suspicious, this can add fuel to an existing fire and erupt.
So, these two are likely to either fit together like a perfect pair, or repel one another like two sides of the same coin. Either way, it is sure to be an interesting ride that fosters personal growth, even if it is hard to see at the time.
Jessica has had a keen interest in the esoteric since she was a teenager, studying and practicing for many years.
More recently, she has become interested in how new age practices can be used to boost confidence and self-esteem, and help people take control of their lives and their mindsets.
An Australian abroad, Jessica has a Masters from the University of Oxford where she studied ancient religions and cult practices. After graduating, she worked for the Oxford University Museums for several years.
She now lives in Brazil where she works as a freelance writer, translator and Capoeirista.