- Alexandria Lettman, astrologer and founder of Jupiter Jewel
- Emily Newman, astrologer, psychic reader, and spiritual healer at The Best of Psychic Readers
- Lumi Pelinku, astrologer and spiritual coach
- Maria Sofia Marmanides, astrologer, tarot reader, and intuitive
- Stefanie Iris Weiss, writer, clinical sexologist, professional astrologer, and author of the forthcoming book Sex and Your Stars: A Sexologist’s Guide to the Erotic Energy of the Zodiac
- Tenae Stewart, astrologer and spiritual coach
Key Scorpio traits
Passionate, loyal, and protective, with an all-or-nothing attitude, the myriad of Scorpio traits make them one of the most multifaceted signs of the zodiac. Scorpio’s characteristics are influenced by not one, but two ruling planets, mysterious Pluto and, in traditional astrology, energetic Mars.
As such, the stinging scorpion might be seen as intimidating because of their quiet intensity. “They have a reputation for being brutal,” says Emily Newman, psychic reader, spiritual healer, counselor, and astrologer at The Best of Psychic Reader. However, underneath their hard-shell exterior, Scorpio is deeply emotional and sensitive—even if they don’t always show it. As a fixed sign, they are fiercely loyal to those who earn their trust. “They will go to the edge of the world for those they value,” Lumi Pelinku, an intuitive astrologer and transformation life coach, told Well+Good.
What’s more, “Scorpios are self-sufficient, proactive, insightful, and excellent advisors,” says Newman. They are highly intuitive, so they can quickly get to the bottom of things—a gift that Stefanie Iris Weiss, astrologer and co-author of Surviving Saturn’s Return, referred to as “detective energy.”
Conversely, however, Scorpio has a dark side, with complex, twisted ways of thinking. As one of the water signs, they can take things too personally—and because being vulnerable is hard for Scorpio, they can easily become very possessive over their partner. They may also manipulate others to get their way, and if they feel slighted or wronged, they can become vindictive.
Scorpio compatibility in relationships
It takes a lot for Scorpio to show their sensitive side, so they expect their partner to be completely loyal and honest with them. As passionate individuals, they’ll also want a partner who matches their inner intensity. Fellow water signs Cancer and Pisces are likely to understand Scorpio’s emotional depths, while earth signs Virgo and Capricorn can bring a grounded energy to a relationship with a Scorpio partner. Since Taurus also values commitment and security in a relationship, they can create a lasting partnership with Scorpio, for as long as they learn to understand each other’s emotions.
Ahead, learn more about which zodiac signs are the most (and least) compatible with Scorpio.
Scorpio and Aries compatibility
Aries and Scorpio share ruling planet Mars, so both signs are passionate, which are important qualities for Scorpio. With that said, Scorpio is a water sign and Aries is a fire sign, and their conflicting astrological elements may cause friction in their relationship. As astrologer Alexandria Lettman previously told Well+Good: “I could see instances where [an Aries-Scorpio relationship] could really work, but then also where it completely wouldn’t.”
True to their watery nature, Scorpio feels things deeply and wants to talk through their feelings with their partner, while Aries doesn’t spend much time thinking about how they feel. This could lead to trouble, as Scorpio wants to bond with their partner on a deeper level, while Aries might not have the patience to navigate Scorpio’s watery depths and emotions.
Scorpio and Taurus compatibility
On paper, Taurus and Scorpio are total opposites. Fixed earth sign Taurus is practical, reliable, and grounded, while Scorpio is emotional, and, at times, intense, which might seem like too much for Taurus to handle. However, Taurus is incredibly patient—and so long as Scorpio is honest, reliable, and loyal, the bull will happily stick around.
Both are fixed signs that can be stubborn and set in their ways, but if they learn how to appreciate each other’s differences, they can value what the other brings to the table. “Taurus may provide a calming influence, while Scorpio can assist Taurus in spiritual growth,” says Newman. She underscores, however, “they must understand each other.”
Scorpio and Gemini compatibility
Gemini, the mutable air sign, and Scorpio make a tough pairing. The social butterfly of the zodiac, Gemini is as fun-loving as they are prone to changing their mind, which might be problematic for Scorpio who needs consistency to feel fully secure in a relationship. “As a result, Gemini may perceive Scorpio as domineering, while Scorpio may perceive Gemini as being uninterested in them,” says Newman.
In addition, Gemini needs to constantly connect with new people, and if they have a Scorpio partner who tends to be possessive, it can make the twin sign feel stifled in the relationship. The signs may also struggle to understand each other on an emotional level. Airy Gemini is cerebral and Scorpio is a deep feeler, and if they can’t find common ground, misunderstandings are bound to ensue.
Scorpio and Cancer compatibility
Cancer is a cardinal water sign that is emotional, nurturing, and sensitive, and they can offer Scorpio the special care they need to feel secure in their relationship. Likewise, Scorpio helps Cancer feel validated in their feelings. “They provide a sense of protection and security to the Cancerian,” says Newman. Cancer also values loyalty, which resonates with Scorpio, who needs assurance they can trust their partner to have their back.
Their innate understanding of the other’s needs can allow them to reach new levels of intimacy and form a deep bond of companionship. What’s more, “Scorpio is a super executor, and Cancer is a wonderful planner,” says Newman, so it’s easy to see how they can build a life together. Overall, Scorpio and Cancer make for a highly compatible match.
Scorpio and Leo compatibility
Both Leo and Scorpio are fixed signs that are passionate and fiercely loyal to those they love, but they can also be stubborn and set in their ways. The two like to be in control, but conflict may arise if no one wants to back down. “The true challenge occurs when both partners begin to compete for power rather than working together, and both partners in a relationship must be on the same page for it to work,” says Newman.
Unless Leo and Scorpio learn how to compromise, they won’t see eye-to-eye—and, unfortunately, compromise doesn’t come easy to either sign. “Both will be unable to comprehend one another, as they tend to believe they are correct in their thinking and actions, and haven’t done harm, and are generally resistant towards accepting the views of others,” says Newman.
Scorpio and Virgo compatibility
Virgo is a mutable earth sign who is organized and detail-oriented, while Scorpio is focused, and once they put their mind to something, they are all in. As such, the earth and water combo can make a productive pair. “Both signs are bright and intellectual and enjoy a well-structured life,” says Newman. If they commit to one another, they’re usually in it for the long run and will work to strategize, plan, and execute shared life goals.
Despite Virgo and Scorpio’s high compatibility, they can run into their fair share of challenges. As the zodiac’s perfectionist, Virgo can come off as overly critical. They have to be careful that their commentary isn’t being perceived as hurtful by their Scorpio partner, who tends to take things to heart. Both signs can also be controlling, which, if left unchecked, could lead to power struggles within their relationship.
Scorpio and Libra compatibility
Libra and Scorpio are on the cusp of and next to each other on the zodiac calendar. As the romantic of the zodiac, Libra may be drawn to Scorpio, who is passionate, if intensely emotional, while Libra can provide Scorpio with comfort and security in a relationship. However, things can take a turn for the worse if Scorpio becomes possessive, which can be off-putting for their partner.
Libra tends to have a rich social life and their friendliness can easily be taken as flirting, which could trigger Scorpio’s insecurity and their controlling tendencies. “Scorpios feel passionate and are prone to covert planning, with a need to gain the upper hand in situations,” says Newman, and while Libra will often put their partner’s needs before their own, they also don’t like to be controlled.
Scorpio and Scorpio compatibility
When you bring two Scorpios together, there will be a lot of passion. What’s more, “they have a tendency to go very deep, so they’re probably going to spend a lot of time deep in the relationship,” says astrologer Tenae Stewart, author of The Modern Witch’s Guide to Magickal Self-Care. As they’ll both be loyal to the core, they can forge a strong emotional bond that withstands the test of time.
On the flip side, Scorpio’s innate sensitivity can be a drawback to the relationship—and if a conflict occurs, they have to be careful not to get swept away with their emotions. “They have a tendency to focus on these negative moments when they’re deep in emotion, so they also need to give as much commitment to the pleasurable moments with their partner,” says Stewart.
Scorpio and Sagittarius compatibility
Scorpio and Sagittarius are on the cusp of and next to each other on the zodiac calendar—and, on the surface, they don’t seem to have a lot in common. Watery Scorpio is emotional, sensitive, and can be possessive of their partner, while fiery and free-spirited Sagittarius doesn’t like to dwell on their feelings and needs their autonomy in a relationship, which can be off-putting to the scorpion.
Differences aside, “they’re both passionate signs,” Stewart told Well+Good. “As long as they understand how the other expresses their passion, they can learn to value each other.” If they find a middle ground, these elemental opposites can learn a lot from each other, too. “Scorpio can inspire Sagittarius to bring out their emotional side, while Sagittarius can inspire Scorpio to take action,” she says.
Scorpio and Capricorn compatibility
When Capricorn meets Scorpio, they might both be slow to express their feelings to one another. “They’re probably two of the most private signs in the zodiac,” says Stewart. While it will take time for them to open up, this isn’t necessarily a bad thing. When the other realizes the other is loyal and trustworthy, they can experience what Stewart calls a “natural unfolding” in their relationship.
Once they commit to one another, Capricorn and Scorpio can make a compatible match. They not only share the value of honesty, but their complementary elements create the potential for a secure relationship, too. “Capricorn will bring a grounded energy to the relationship, which will make Scorpio feel safe opening up to them,” says Stewart.
Scorpio and Aquarius compatibility
An Aquarius and Scorpio relationship can go one of two ways: it could either be incredibly passionate, or an emotional rollercoaster ride. Regardless, when they initially meet, “passion and sparks will definitely be flying between the two,” astrologer Maria Sofia Marmanides previously told Well+Good. “They will naturally feed each other’s innate curiosity and fascination with other people.”
However, their differences can lead to tension in their relationship. For one, Aquarius tends to have a rich social life, which can make a Scorpio with possessive tendencies jealous. As a result, “what can happen is a battle of wills and trust issues can surface as Aquarius’ need for socializing will often conflict with Scorpio’s desire to keep their circle small,” says Marmanides. Scorpio is also highly emotional, which can be tough for logical Aquarius.
Scorpio and Pisces compatibility
Pisces is a water sign that is similar to Scorpio in many ways. They are both emotional and long to be “one” with their partner. What’s more, “Pisces and Scorpio are both highly intuitive and able to see through others with ease,” Stewart told Well+Good. With much in common in regard to how they are in relationships, it’s easy to see how the two can forge a deep bond with one another.
Although Pisces and Scorpio are highly compatible, they can experience issues when it comes to boundaries. While they both long to merge with their partner, Scorpio tends to be more reserved about their emotions than the fish, who can become frustrated if their partner can’t let their guard down. However, they can quickly overcome this challenge if they both “allow the relationship to be a safe space,” says Stewart.
Frequently asked questions
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Scorpio can find a kindred soul in fellow water signs, Cancer and Pisces. They are naturally in tune with their emotions, and they can offer the comfort and security that Scorpio needs in a relationship (and vice versa).
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