(all Crabs have a faint waddle to the walk), crawling first sideways, then backward, then skipping merrily ahead, scattering jokes like little berries on their path.  Picture then the slim (usually) and modest Virgin, dressed lightly and unostentatiously, clear-eyed, graceful and lithe, humming a lovely melody… while below, the Crab hastens to keep pace, making funny faces, drawing looney pictures in the sand… and crankily gripping the Virgin's ankle or leg when the latter goes too fast and the Crab is weary, waiting to rest for a spell. 

When the waning of the Moon causes the Cancer man or woman to weep over haunted memories of the past - or nightmarish fears of the future - the tender Virgin (whether male or female) will be sweetly sympathetic and consoling.  Virgo will probably have a nice, clean hanky to hand the tearful Lunar friend, relative, business associate, lover or mate - which will be accepted, between sobs, with touching gratitude. 

Both these Sun Signs are noticeably dependable and reliable workers.  Barring a severe affliction to their natal Suns, or other negative planetary configurations in their birth charts, Cancer and Virgo take their duties and obligations seriously.  They both are more inclined to enjoy work than to look upon it as a burden.  Virgo enjoys work because a job well done, to the Virgin, is its own reward.  Cancer enjoys work because it provides the means to build a large savings account for protecting against such terrible potential catastrophies as flood, fire, earthquake, volcanic eruptions, tornadoes, hurricanes, war, siege, the bubonic plague, a stock market crash, muggers, rapists even boy Crabs get jittery at the thought of rape), vandalism, socialism, communism and famine.  Virgo is no slouch in the savings department either.  If there is anything in this world Virgo absolutely abhors, it's the thought of possibly being dependent upon others in some way later on in life.  This is why the maternal (or paternal) Cancerian silently projects such comfort to the typical Virgo.  The Virgin feels somehow secure within the protective presence of the Crabs, who are so solicitous of Virgo's welfare, so genuinely concerned and affectionate.  Likewise, the Crabs feel comfy-cozy floating around in he cool calmness of Virgo, such a haven from the noisy outside streets, all cobblestoned with people, and demanding.  Virgo - so clever, bright and witty, so nicely conventional, who can pack such a neat picnic basket, never forgetting the salt or napkins - always remembering a small surprise, like chilled grapes and Brie. 

The main obstacle of mounting tension over which the Crab and the Virgin must leap on their way to the cool pool in the fragrant woods is hinted at in the next to the last sentence of the third paragraph of this chapter.  I hoped it might stay there, buried in the sand, but it wants to be remembered, and now it whispers to us that Virgo wilts into yesterday's lettuce left out of the fridge at the first clutch of possessiveness and restriction.  The Crabs can't separate possessiveness from warm, affectionate caring and friendly concern.  Cancerians clam up and won't even tell you when they last stared at the Full Moon and turned into a frog - yet they'll pry secrets out of others as if they were human corkscrews.  Virgo is not a can and does not like to be pried open, turning into a walking worry-wrinkle when he or she feels restricted , third or fourth degreed.  After a time, the Virgo man or woman may view the Crab's solicitous manner and protectiveness as possession's prison - and courteously (at first) request parole.  This is a signal for the Cancerian to step sideways a while, even backward, allowing Virgo to dance ahead, feeling free and living up to the loner image for an imaginary lifetime, lasting a few weeks or months.  Eventually, Virgo will return to gently nag the Moon person once again, sugar-coating criticism with politeness, causing the Crab to snap crankily.  Virgo will shed one tiny, perfect tear - Cancer will weep a waterfall, and say "I'm sorry."  Then Virgo will apologize for the weakness of such sensitivity. 

Cancer stimulates Virgo's imagination, stirs Virgo's mind into a creamy whip of promises that will be kept perhaps… and Virgo makes Cancer feel that the Crab won't be left alone on the beach, ignored… to starve and pine away from loneliness.  Earthy Virgo knows and understands, will see that friendship is kept polished and not allowed to rust.  These two are lyrically linked by the 3-11 Sun Sign Pattern vibrations,

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