Reaction to portrayal of Cancerians in the book Cosmic Coupling by Starsky&Cox

This book doesn’t talk about the Cancerians with vicious or violent tempers, the ones who are too embittered or hurt to give their hearts away easily or the ones who have walled their hearts off from nearly everyone. It doesn’t talk about their tendency to sulk and withdraw and snap and hide away in their shells and refusing to talk to anyone – even their own mothers – if they’re not in the mood. It doesn’t talk about the Cancerians who scream “GET out of my life” or “EAT shit and DIE motherfucker”  I am here to tell you that each and every one of those kinds of Cancerians exists.

Starsky & Cox seem to have forgotten about the Lunar deities behind the Moon children – Hecate, Medea, Circe, Artemis/Diana or the mother goddesses Demeter and Kali.  (Read up on how Erysichthon fared when he offended Demeter. Or how Acteon fared when Artemis was offended). They seem to have forgotten what Penny Junor pointed out “the moon too has a dark face.” There is a part of the Cancerian that is forever inaccessible, invisible, untouchable, and unknowable.

The passive and agreeable Cancerian does exist, but it would be ridiculous to suggest that we’re all like that all the time, or that we’re eager doormats willing to let anyone run roughshod over us.

This is the sign of Amanda Knox, Lizzie Borden, Paul Vario, Mike Tyson, O.J. Simpson, Leona Helmsley, Nancy Reagan, Andrea Yates, John Dillinger, IK Enemkpali and George W. Bush. Yes. The Cancerian can be a very doting lover, but you’d be a fool to think Mr. or Ms. Cancer never makes a few demands of his or her own.

The authors have glossed over how difficult we Cancerians can make the lives of lovers who displease us – we can pack their bags and send them on very long guilt trips, withdraw our love and affection completely and/or sulk and snap for untold lengths of time. Starsky & Cox don’t tell you that while Cancerians cater to their lovers’ whims or make themselves indispensable to their intended, that it can often be a form of manipulation or control. They also don’t tell you just how underhanded the Cancerian can be to get what he or she wants.

Nor does the Cancerian  have to attack another directly either, but instead may enlist the aid of others by trying to elicit their sympathy and/or make the targeted person look bad in the eyes of others.

The Cancerian who has given him or herself over completely to madness, hatred and evil is more dangerous than most could ever imagine. They know what’s close to your heart, and if wounded and enraged enough – will use it against an enemy in any and every way possible. They know how to exude a placid exterior and seethe silently within. Just like Medea, they are capable of torturing and killing the loved ones of an enemy right in front of him or her with relish before killing that enemy. If you find your dog or cat missing, don’t be surprised if parts of Muffy or Rover turn up in your mailbox or in your food.

The most dangerous enemy you’ll ever have is the one you don’t know exists.

I don’t recognize myself in the portraits of the passive, agreeable male painted in the couplings with other signs described here, and think anyone who tried to behave with me in some of the ways mentioned in the book  would exit my life faster than he or she entered it.

7 thoughts on “Reaction to portrayal of Cancerians in the book Cosmic Coupling by Starsky&Cox

  1. Trip Golding says:

    This is written by a Cancer male? I suggest you read Starsky + Cox’s first book Sextrology. Also the personality you describe isn’t so much a Cancerian as just a psycho. But if a dog or cat goes missing we will know where to look. Also the archetypes you mention are mainly applicable to Leo Women (Artemis, “the lioness of women”–Homer) and Virgo Women whose symbol virgin symbol is the goddess Demeter in virgin form, Kore. Cancer woman is likened to Themis, who is most like Isis and her sister Nemisis, reflecting both sides of moon personality which Starsky + Cox point out in their books. Incidentally, I work for the authors!

    • andy2700 says:

      This was written by a Cancerian male. Yes. There are Cancerians who are psychos too. We are in every conceivable niche of society. Some of us are warm and cuddly, and some of us would slit your throat in a New York minute. If you want good information on zodiacal archetypes, I would suggest – Katlheen Burt’s book on the subject. FYI- The sister of Isis was Nephthys – Nemisis isn’t an Egyptian diety.

      To suggest that Artemis is applicable only to Leo Women and not a Lunar deity is another reflection on the poor grasp of the original lunar deities and myths. Artemis, Diana, Hecate, Selene – all are LUNAR deities – NOT solar, and have nothing to do with Leo. Simply because a character is strong and independent doesn’t automatically make the character a Leo. Geez.

    • andy2700 says:

      Here’s a good link with sources named, regarding Artemis & the moon:

  2. Trip Golding says:

    and Medea/Circe are archetypes of the Libran Woman. It’s all in the 560 some odd pages of Sextrology which goes into great detail about each of the 24 gender signs of the zodiac. It’s just been made available as an ebook. In Cosmic Coupling, with 300 relationships to cover in fewer pages than Sextrology there isn’t much archetype at all in there. But it is ALL in Sextrology. And there is an amazing new book in the works, too. You can follow Starsky + Cox on Twitter and join their Group page on Facebook. I will let them know about this when they pop in. I will say that they LOVE and welcome this kind of debate from thinking people like yourself! T

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