Scorpios are known for the intensity of their presence. With a deep sense of intuition and a will to not only discover but conquer whatever corner of the world they wish to inhabit, Scorpios are also notorious for their secretive, some might even say dark, nature. While Scorpios make for fascinating and loyal partners, their sensitive nature at times presents as a “Scorpio sting”, defending themselves by using their wit and finely tuned sense of others’ emotions to say or do caustic and even hurtful things. Don’t be fooled, though: Scorpios can be equally attentive and empathetic members of a relationship. At their highest vibe, the Scorpio ego rises above the little issues and is a powerful, deep, protective and enduring partner who is in for the long haul.
Now, the Sun Signs themselves are not a perfect test of compatibility. You are a unique soul with free will, and there are deeper compatibility markers in astrology beyond the Sun as well. We often start here, though, because the symbolic elements of the Sun Signs do give us a good idea through the ego archetypes they represent.
Fire Signs (Aries, Sagittarius, Leo)
While Fire and Water signs make for an odd match at the best of times, Scorpios in particular can make a potentially stormy pairing with Fire signs. Adding the Scorpio’s mysterious inclinations and intense persona to the fiery bearing of a Fire sign can spell trouble, but also passion. Proceed with caution and an abundance of patience in this pairing, but as long as both partners are in with the same level of commitment — this can be an epic love story.
Air Signs (Gemini, Libra, Aquarius)
Air signs may be intriguing to the slower, more secretive Scorpio, but Scorpio might quickly grow frustrated by what it sees as the Air signs flighty, even frivolous nature. While air signs tend to love conversation and being the center of attention, Scorpio prefers to be the quiet one at the party, talking only to those who want a conversation beyond small talk, or gathering information for future use. Air can also possibly trigger the famous Scorpio jealousy, and that can lead to problems later in the relationship. Best case scenario with these two would see Scorpio stepping back while Air takes over the small talk duties.
Water Signs (Cancer, Scorpio, Pisces)
Water signs share a natural sensitivity and interest in introspection, which can provide a comforting environment for the Scorpio’s secretive nature. On the other hand, too much deep self-reflection can cause a near-overwhelming sense of negativity, even mutually self-destructive behavior — so that is something to approach with care. This can be a nurturing pairing as long as both parties maintain perspective and treat one another (and themselves) with kindness.
Earth Signs (Taurus, Virgo, Capricorn)
Earth and Water signs tend to make a mutually nourishing duo, and Scorpio will likely find the slower pace and methodical nature of Earth signs to be a soothing balm to their tempestuous inner life. Earthy passion is a big draw to the Scorpio ego. Communication is key in this pairing, with Scorpio needing to make sure it takes time to communicate its wants and needs to the sometimes less intuitive Earth sign and not expect them to do the, “If you loved me, you’d know” thing.