Both Cancer and Scorpio have big trust issues. This causes each to keep the guard up, especially when someone is trying to win their heart. Cancer can be defensive or seem indifferent, which puzzles many potential suitors. Scorpio intuits the sensitivity behind the aloof facade, and becomes intrigued.
At the same time, Scorpio can be wary and brooding. Some sense danger and don't try to get close to Scorpio. But this is right up cardinal Cancer's ally, being courageous in matters of the heart. Cancer can sense the compressed emotions of Scorpio, and admire the self-control that's part of the Scorpio nature. The two are water signs, so much of what goes on is unspoken. During first dates and beyond, they are reading each other's depth. Trust is built when they sense the other stands guard over the private world that they've created.
More Highs: empathy, rushing to the defense of the other, psychic connection, intimate communication, sensual and passionate in bed, loyalty, shared interest in human behaviorLows: Lost at Sea
What can be missing between Cancer and Scorpio is perspective. With runaway emotions, there can be great extremes in the relationship. Cancer can overreact to any hint of rejection and go into the shell. Scorpio is susceptible to compulsive feelings of revenge, resentment, judgment and possessiveness. Scorpio's ability to shoot poison darts can strike a fatal blow to the relationship, as far as Cancer is concerned. Once Cancer's trust is lost, it's hard for them to open up fully again.
But in extremes, we discover our outer edges. And in the Scorpio-Cancer relationship, these times of emotional intensity comes with the package. But coming back from the edge, the pair may choose not to "go there" together to that dark place again. Some Scorpio-Cancers go to emotional hell and back, and are stronger for it.More Lows: compulsive hurting of each other, harboring resentment, suspicious, jealousy, possessiveness, destructive tendencies.