Like everything else about this sign, Scorpio compatibility is complicated. Scorpio has a reputation for being sexy and passionate, but this reputation can be rather misleading. This sign is intense, and often, this intensity can turn into passion. While Scorpio does enjoy sex, as do all of the other signs, Scorpio wants to connect on an emotional and spiritual level as well. Indeed, physical intimacy means nothing to this sign without emotional intimacy.
When reading this article, keep in mind that this is about those whose Sun is in Scorpio. While Sun Signs are important, they are not everything, and no one is just their Sun Sign. If you want to know about a particular person or relationship, it is best to get the advice of a professional astrologer.
Table of Contents
- 1 Scorpio Compatibility Table
- 2 Best Matches
- 3 Worst Matches
Scorpio Compatibility Table
Below you will find a chart with Scorpio’s compatibility with each sign. These percentages are based on the relationship between each sign along the wheel of the zodiac. They are also based on the particular qualities of each of the signs, as well as professional observation and experience as to how the various signs tend to interact with each other.
Scorpio and Aries
Scorpio and Taurus
Scorpio and Gemini
Scorpio and Cancer
Scorpio and Leo
Scorpio and Virgo
Scorpio and Libra
Scorpio and Scorpio
Scorpio and Sagittarius
Scorpio and Capricorn
Scorpio and Aquarius
Scorpio and Pisces
Below are the signs that are the most compatible with Scorpio.
In many ways, Pisces and Scorpio are made for each other. As Water Signs, they are highly sensitive and can bond at a very deep level. These two understand each other intuitively, and at times, they may even seem to be communicating telepathically.
Yet, even though there are many similarities between these signs, they have some important differences that help them to balance and complement each other. Scorpio is more intense and worldly, while Pisces is softer and more easy-going. Scorpio is also far more driven, and Pisces is much more flexible.
Regardless of the gender of the two signs in the relationship, the Scorpio partner often assumes the more dominant and protective role in the relationship. In turn, Pisces softens Scorpio and soothes the powerful emotions of this sign. Together, these two fit together seamlessly and bring out the best in each other.
In most relationships with other signs, Scorpio will be the dominant partner. This will be true whether Scorpio is a man or a woman. Yet, with Capricorn, a Scorpio native will have met their match. The relationship between Scorpio and Capricorn will be one of equals.
From the outside, Scorpio and Capricorn can look very similar. Both of these signs are driven and are extremely hard workers. Both of these signs also have the ability to rise from their circumstances and focus on long-term goals rather than short term results. Scorpio and Capricorn will understand each other on a very deep level.
Yet, there are important differences between these signs that allow them to balance each other. The primary difference is that Capricorn is an Earth Sign, while Scorpio is a Water Sign. Because of this, Capricorn can help steady the turbulent emotions of Scorpio, while Scorpio can soften the ambition of Capricorn. While these two can make great romantic partners, they also do very well in business together.
Like Pisces and Scorpio, Cancer is a Water Sign. Cancer shares the emotional intensity of Scorpio as well as the capacity to bond at a deep level. Cancer is also the archetypal caregiver and is highly domestic.
In theory, the relationship between Scorpio and Cancer should be as harmonious as the one between Scorpio and Pisces. Indeed, on a practical level, Cancer native can be a valuable partner to Scorpio by freeing Scorpio from domestic duties to focus on their career. Yet, Cancer has more of a temper than Pisces does, and there are times when the claws of the Cancer crab meet the sting of the scorpion.
Also, traditional gender roles can be tricky with this pair, especially if Cancer is the man. If they can work out the division of labor between them without outside interference, they should be fine. Yet, the extended family, particularly, his mother, may cause problems, especially if she is critical of the lack of domesticity in the Scorpio woman.
Taurus is Scorpio’s opposite sign. In theory, opposite signs are each other’s natural partners. In practice, however, some opposite pairs do better than others. Taurus and Scorpio tend to make a very good match.
In astrology, opposite signs are not completely different from each other. Usually, they have some similar traits. One way to understand this is to think of them as opposite signs of the same coin. For example, Taurus and Scorpio both have a reputation for being excellent lovers, yet, there is a difference in the way they think about sex. Taurus is very physical and focuses on pleasure and sensuality, while Scorpio is very passionate and focuses on emotional intimacy and depth. This makes for a very powerful combination in the bedroom.
Another similarity is the stability and determination of both of these signs, which often crosses the border into stubbornness. Indeed, neither of these two can out-stubborn the other, which creates a certain equality between them. This also allows Taurus to be an anchor for Scorpio and for Scorpio to motivate Taurus.
Now that we have looked at the signs that are the most compatible with Scorpio, let us look at the signs that give Scorpio the most trouble.
As discussed above, opposite signs in astrology often have some traits in common. It is the signs that are adjacent to each other that have nothing in common, although there are a few exceptions. Scorpio and Sagittarius are not among the exceptions.
Scorpio’s deepest desires are depth and intimacy, and Sagittarius needs freedom above all else. It is easy to see how the needs and desires of these signs are incompatible with each other. These differences will be very difficult to negotiate or resolve.
Scorpio will never be satisfied with the level of intimacy that Sagittarius will be able to tolerate, and Sagittarius will feel smothered by Scorpio’s need for depth. One of the saving graces of this pairing is that they will know their differences early on, and in most cases, they will never get together in the first place.
Scorpio also has difficulty with Sagittarius’ opposite sign, Gemini. While the difficulties between Scorpio and Sagittarius concern the larger issues in the relationship, Scorpio and Gemini fall apart on the little things.
Communication between Scorpio and Gemini is particularly problematic. When a Scorpio native has a conversation, they like to discuss a subject in depth. They can stay on one topic of conversation for hours, or even days, if they have the chance. In contrast, Gemini flits from subject to subject in an almost random matter. When these signs try to talk to each other, Gemini is bored with a topic before Scorpio has even had a satisfactory introduction.
While this could just be a minor annoyance, these signs cannot even comprehend the other’s point of view. To Gemini, Scorpio is obsessive, and to Scorpio, Gemini is shallow. Furthermore, the Gemini tendency to flirt will often invoke the jealousy of Scorpio.
These signs tend to bring out the worst in each other.
Scorpio’s other neighbor in the zodiac is Libra, and relationships between Scorpio and Libra are also problematic. Indeed, a relationship with Scorpio may be the most volatile pairing that is possible for the diplomatic Libra.
The problems between Scorpio and Libra come from their very different values. For Libra, there is nothing more important than social harmony, including honesty. Libra has absolutely no trouble with telling a “little white lie” to avoid conflict or unpleasantness. For Scorpio, depth and transparency are extremely important. For this sign, lies, even “little white” ones, are often seen as betrayals.
While Scorpio will not be rude for the sake of rudeness, this sign is not afraid to uncover or speak embarrassing truths when the situation calls for it, even in public. Such behavior will completely mortify Libra.
Scorpio is a powerful and intense sign that is capable of a deep and lasting relationship when paired with the right partner. Pisces, Capricorn, and Cancer are the signs with the highest compatibility with Scorpio. Scorpio also does well with Taurus. Scorpio has the most trouble with Sagittarius, Gemini, and Libra.
While compatibility by zodiac sign can be a useful tool in analyzing relationship potential, there are other factors to consider. Some of the most important factors as to whether a relationship is successful are the commitment of the partners involved and their willingness to work through difficulties.
This is true of all signs, but it is especially true of Scorpio. This sign is known to work through problems that would seem insurmountable to others. This sign is also known to sever a relationship completely and fully because of a real or perceived betrayal. It is wise to never underestimate the impact of the strength of will of this sign in any astrological analysis.