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An Astrological Civil War (Part Three)blackwidowimage

Back in 2012, when the first Avengers movie came out I wrote a series of articles speculating on the Sun signs of that cast of superheroes. (Click on Captain America, Iron Man, Black Widow, Hawkeye, Thor and the Hulk to see those articles.) Now Marvel is getting ready to release “Captain America: Civil War” in which many of those characters, plus a bunch of new faces, battle one another over the question of submitting the Avengers to government control.

Being a Marvel comics fan from way back, I can’t resist the temptation to match those characters, and the Sun signs I’ve assigned them, against one another is an imaginary astrological battle. Last time we looked at a couple of new members, the Falcon, a Libra and War Machine, a Taurus.  This time let’s look at a couple of the “old timers” among the Avengers, Hawkeye and the Black Widow.

Hawkeye vs. Black Widow

The way that Hawkeye was presented in the first Avengers film made me think of him as a Scorpio. However, later movies have shown him to be more than a single-minded assassin. He turns out to be family man, with a wife and kids and a white, clapboard house out in the country. So, I’ve changed my mind about Hawkeye (as he is portrayed by Jeremy Renner.) I’ve decided that he is a home-loving Cancer.

For the Black Widow, however, I’m sticking with my original guess that she is a Virgo. I know some people might object, saying that Virgo is not the right fit for a sexy superspy with remarkable combat skills, but the most outstanding quality of Scarlett Johansson’s Black Widow, as I see it, is efficiency. She wastes neither time nor motion in doing exactly what she sets out to do. And efficiency, above all else, is the hallmark of Virgo.

Hawkeye and the Black Widow were friends and allies long before they got together in the first Avengers movie. (The same was true in the comic books, in which they occasionally teamed up against Iron Man.) So this will be a battle between two people who know each other very well, and neither will be too anxious to do harm to the other.

In this kind of a fight, Virgo has a decided advantage. Virgo is a cerebral sign. It acts on factual information and rational conclusions, not emotions. In a situation in which emotional baggage has to be put aside in order to get the job done, you couldn’t ask for a cooler and more intellectually detached combatant than Virgo.

However, even though Cancer might be at a disadvantage at the beginning of the battle; that could change radically once the Cancer realizes that he or she has been betrayed. A broken-hearted Cancer can call upon deep reserves of emotional intensity and wild, irrational rage. Sure they may be crying, but that doesn’t mean they won’t hit back.

So this should be a close contest. However, unless Virgo can score a quick victory, I have to give the advantage to Cancer. An emotionally charged, tear-stained counter-attack is just the sort of thing to send a Virgo into retreat. Given a choice between unconditional surrender and talking about their feelings, Virgos will almost always choose surrender.

So, what's your take on a fight between Cancer and Virgo? Super powers aside, which would you pick to win?

  So what’s your take on a battle between a Cancer and a Virgo? Super powers aside, which sign do you think would win?

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