This relationship is about merging to the max, as Mars in Cancer reaches out, and Moon in Scorpio draws him in. While Cancer may make the first move, he’ll actually be responding to Scorpio’s magnetism. He’ll want to create an emotional connection, and she’ll need to get as intimate as possible.
Mars in Cancer wants to protect and connect. He’s motivated to look after his partner by ensuring her physical and emotional security, but he also wants to create an emotional bond. This ensures his security, while creating that reassuring exchange of “I need you, you need me” that he craves in a partnership. There’s no such thing as too close for Mars in Cancer. This can make him a wonderfully passionate lover, and an incredibly needy partner.
Moon in Scorpio needs to get inside her partner. This sounds extreme, but it’s all-or-nothing for Scorpio. She needs the ultimate connection with her lover; no boundaries and no secrets (although she may have one or two secrets of her own). Moon in Scorpio feels most secure when she truly knows, and truly “has” her partner, which can make her a demanding, possessive lover. But no one is more passionate and dedicated than she.
Mars in Cancer will be drawn to Scorpio’s all-consuming energy, and she’ll feel satisfied with his efforts. Cancer will have finally met his match in a partner who not only meets his demands for emotional security, but exceeds them. For every nurturing action he takes, she’ll pull him deeper. The more she needs, the more he’ll give, and neither will be drained by this dynamic. There will be a constantly replenishing source of comfort and passion between these two, as they jealously guard their relationship against all outside interference.