Scorpio Compatibility In Love, Sex & Relationships

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If you want an epic love story with your own hero or heroine, you need to find a Scorpio.

Scorpio Compatibility: Overview

When it comes to Scorpio compatibility, not all signs can keep up with this mysterious zodiac sign. They're hot, passionate, have an edge to them, and, in terms of zodiac compatibility, you'd be lucky to have them.

According to astrology, the Scorpio personality doesn’t do boring; often times, they don’t do easy. But it's these contradictory traits that make Scorpio such a great partner.

What makes a good or bad match for Scorpio?

Those who can withstand Scorpio compatibility know they should never lie to them or betray them.

If you hurt a Scorpio, it will be a huge challenge to get them to trust you again. They aren’t the most forgiving of the zodiac signs. Scorpios are independent, and if anyone is the dominant or controlling partner in the relationship, it’s probably them.

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Scorpios may not be the most misunderstood sign, but they're not easy to read; their personalities are made up of a number of contradictions. They want their partners to be completely honest with them, but they reserve the right to hold back everything about themselves.

They’re extremely private and tend to have an air of mystery about them. Scorpio intrigues us, and we want to know more. It doesn't matter how long you’re in a relationship with Scorpio — you will run out of things to discover.

You can’t talk about Scorpio traits without mentioning how gifted they are sexually. It’s been said that there is no one more passionate or creative. Their never-ending libido is legendary, and no one compares to a Scorpio in the bedroom.

Scorpio Compatibility With Each Of The 12 Zodiac Signs

Scorpio and Aries

Love: Scorpio and Aries are a tricky combination as they're at cross-purposes when it comes to a relationship.

They're both devoted, loyal signs who won't struggle to be faithful to one another. But arguments can drive these two apart.

Scorpio is very sensitive, and when Aries is in a mood, they will say anything, even if it's hurtful. Scorpio will push back just as hard. When there is a misunderstanding or an argument, Aries will get over it quickly, whereas Scorpio will nurse a grudge until they have payback.

Sex: They both have a lot of sexual energy, so they get along on that front.

Aries is a Fire sign but Scorpio might get burned if they get too close to the flame. Aries is wild in bed but lacks the depth Scorpio needs to feel satisfied. Scorpios tend to keep things to themselves and want things to improve over time, and Aries is much more open and can be all or nothing right off the bat.

Long-term Relationships and Marriage: Scorpio wants to have a strong emotional bond, while that may not be Aries' thing.

In a long-term relationship, Scorpio can wind up feeling starved for attention and emotional understanding. Physical intimacy can only go so far. If these two are not on the same emotional playing field, the game is lost.

Scorpio and Taurus

Love: Taurus is dynamic enough to capture Scorpio's interest and has enough of a sense of self to keep it. The problem is that both signs are stubborn, strong-willed, and prone to bouts of jealousy.

Both signs take a long time to build up trust, but it's a lot easier to gain it back once you've lost it with Taurus. But they don't have much in common, so there tend to be long, drawn-out pauses when they're having a conversation. Things might fizzle out after a while between these two.

Sex: These two have an "opposites attract" kind of dynamic. Both enjoy touch and the physical side of love, so that is a plus.

With Venus ruling Taurus, and Mars and Pluto controlling Scorpio, physical intimacy might be the only common ground. They're both steady, sensual lovers who will satisfy each other's needs from the jump. That said, since neither likes surprises, their sex life might grow repetitive over time.

Long-term Relationships and Marriage: Relationships are all about compromise, but neither of these signs does compromise well.

If there is a disagreement, these two may never relinquish their position. However, Scorpio is often secretly glad to meet their match. These two will have to learn to give and take power in order to avoid locking horns.

Scorpio and Gemini

Love: And the award for least compatible with Scorpio goes to Gemini! If they're going to make it work at all, they're going to have to learn to accept and understand each other's differences, which are numerous.

Gemini is chatty and open while Scorpio is more closed off and secretive. Scorpio has intense, laser-like focus, and Gemini gets bored easily and flits from one subject to another. They can be in the same friend circle, but one-on-one there are major challenges.

Sex: It's hard to imagine any scenario where these two find themselves alone in a room together, let alone in bed.

Scorpio loves to be completely wrapped up in their partners, while Gemini always needs to feel space and freedom. If Scorpio is willing to let go of their "all or nothing" attitude, these two can find room for a fun, no-strings-attached fling.

Long-term Relationships and Marriage: The kind of control Scorpio wants over their relationships is in opposition with Geminis's dreams of a free, open marriage.

Social Gemini might accidentally set off Scorpios jealousy. Scorpio takes betrayal hard, and Gemini tries to let go of any negative feelings as quickly as possible. Gemini has no problem telling a white lie if it will save someone from getting hurt (especially themselves), and for Scorpio, any lie is a deal-breaker.

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Scorpio and Cancer

Love: Scorpio is one of the most compatible signs with Cancer. Both signs are emotional, sensitive, and passionate.

Cancer is more forthcoming with their feelings than Scorpio, which is more than fine for both of them. Scorpio wants devotion and they're going to get it with Cancer; whereas other signs might find Cancer too clingy, Scorpio likes knowing how much they mean to Cancer.

Sex: Physical intimacy between these signs can feel like magic.

As Water signs, these two go with the flow and weave between one another effortlessly. Often, they don't even have to communicate their desires, they can simply know what the other wants through intuition.

Long-term Relationships and Marriage: Scorpio and Cancer don't just have the same kind of temperaments, they have the same kind of goals (security, love, family) and creative pursuits. They are on the same path in life and are happy to build a lasting union together.

Since they're on the same level intellectually and emotionally, Scorpio and Cancer understand each other very well.

Scorpio and Leo

Love: A relationship between Scorpio and Leo would fall under the category "Extremely Challenging."

Scorpio likes to be their partner's focal point and they don't understand why Leo constantly needs attention, especially from other people. Scorpios always hold something back whereas Leos are an open book.

Scorpios are a little too emotional for Leos, who tend to be more light-hearted and happy. Leo will sometimes wonder why Scorpio has to take everything so personally. There are so many people in Leo's life, which can inspire Scorpio's jealousy.

Sex: Despite (or maybe because of) their emotional differences, these two have a fiery sex life. Scorpio is often mistaken as one of the Fire signs due to their passion and intensity. This means these two can ignite a flame when united, even if it will burn out.

Long-term Relationships and Marriage: Both signs are very loyal, which is an important part of any marriage. These two have no desire to betray one another, but that doesn't mean problems won't still arise.

Scorpio is too emotionally intense for Leo. As partners, Leo may find it difficult to tolerate Scorpio's mood swings. Meanwhile, Scorpio will feel misunderstood and emotionally neglected.

Scorpio and Virgo

Love: A Scorpio and a Virgo together could go either way. They might get along really well because they're both very smart, creative, and have high standards. However, Scorpio may scare Virgo with their intensity and passion.

There could be a battle of the know-it-alls since both believe they know a lot more than the other, and they're not afraid to prove it. Virgo may be put off by the raw, crude, and aggressive parts of Scorpio's personality, and Scorpio may see Virgo as not trying hard enough to advance in their career and being a bit too lazy.

Sex: Virgo is known for being one of the most fastidious of the Earth signs but they're actually secretly very sexual. This is a huge turn-on for Scorpio who is drawn to anyone with a mysterious side that rivals their own.

These two will definitely value the chance to get to know one another in new ways.

Long-term Relationships and Marriage: Once these two overcome some of the hurdles associated with falling in love, this union definitely has the potential to last. These two are devoted individuals who will put their all into a relationship.

Scorpios have an unrivaled loyalty while Virgos are willing to go above and beyond for those they care about.

Scorpio and Libra

Love: Scorpio and Libra are like the couple that has a great one-night stand, tries to turn it into a more serious relationship, and almost immediately sees their relationship as a disaster in the making.

Libra is the master of talking things out while Scorpio is secretive and would sooner hold a grudge than resolve an argument.

Sex: Sexually speaking, these two signs are very compatible. Scorpio's Mars nature will become an irresistible force, and Venus-ruled Libras will have to give into that urge to merge.

It's just that the lives that happen when they're not having sex don't mesh. Scorpios are too intense for Libra, and Libra is too thoughtless for Scorpio. They don't mean to hurt each other, they just do.

>Long-term Relationships and Marriage: If these two somehow manage to make it to the courthouse, it won't be long before they're back there for very different reasons!

Scorpio is the kind of person who will bring up an argument from 10 years ago just to start a fight, while Libra is someone who will never really speak their minds, creating even more problems in the long run.

Scorpio and Scorpio

Love: Most of the time when two people of the same sign are together, it's a slam dunk. Not so in the case of Scorpio and Scorpio. Turns out you can have too much of a good thing.

This is a combative union — they get into fights, they're jealous, stubborn, and neither one will listen to reason.

Sex: Love and hate are close to each other so, even between the battles, these two manage to find time to make magic in the bedroom. All their secret rage and passion comes out under the bed sheets, making for an electrifying experience.

But that doesn't mean anything for their love life outside of the bedroom. Sure, they have amazing sex, but they also have a hard time understanding each other.

Long-term Relationships and Marriage: These two love and hate in equal measure, so while they might have moments of extreme adoration, they will also brew resentment for each other over time. When one Scorpio hurts another one, it's an epic battle.

Two Scorpios can have a passionate relationship, but they're going to have to work at their relationship if they expect it to last.

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Scorpio and Sagittarius

Love: Scorpio and Sagittarius tend to not be compatible.

Scorpio is way too intense and controlling for free-spirited Sagittarius. Sagittarius' natural ability to talk to everyone will inspire Scorpio's jealousy.

These two signs don't even travel the same. Scorpio likes to go to one place and immerse themselves in the culture, while Sagittarius likes to go to many different places and try a little bit of everything.

If they're in the same family or friend circle, they will have an appreciation for each other, but a romance between them might be too frustrating for both.

Sex: Sagittarius is an energetic lover, which might be more than Scorpio bargained for. Scorpios typically want sensual intimacy while Sagittarius wants a good time.

That said, these two can definitely learn new moves from each other.

Long-term Relationships and Marriage: Scorpio wants security and Sagittarius needs to have the freedom to do what they want. This can be a constant battle in marriage.

They do have some good times, though. Sagittarius has a great sense of humor which Scorpio can appreciate. But sometimes they go too far and say or do something that inadvertently hurts Scorpio.

Scorpio and Capricorn

Love: Scorpios and Capricorns are a good match.

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Both have a very strong work ethic and are extremely focused on setting up for their future. Capricorns are very honest, which is a definite plus for Scorpio, and would never knowingly betray anyone.

Sex: Scorpios may be known for how adventurous they are in the bedroom, but Capricorns are just as freaky. These two sure know how to satisfy each other and will carry their emotional connection into physical magic with ease.

Long-term Relationships and Marriage: Long-term relationships are about knowing when to pick your battles and when to find space. Both signs know when to focus and when to cut loose.

Capricorn is better at being objective and can be somewhat emotionally detached at times, which works well with a Scorpio, especially when they're seething with emotion. However, Capricorn can be Scorpio's emotional support when they need it the most.

These two are good at coming together for the important moments.

Scorpio and Aquarius

Love: They not only don't have much in common, they don't even behave in the world the same way.

Scorpios feel things deeply — too deeply as far as Aquarius is concerned. Aquarius would rather not talk about Scorpio's feelings or share their own.

Scorpios can become fixated on a romantic interest and become obsessive, which Aquarius doesn't like at all. Aquarius love their freedom and they don't want to feel as if they have to answer to anyone, which doesn't go down well with Scorpio's need to control.

Sex: While an emotional bond might be lacking, a physical one won't take much work.

As fixed signs, these two know what they want in life and are more than willing to chase it. This means both Aquarius and Scorpio will get exactly what they want from the other so no one is left feeling unsatisfied.

Long-term Relationships and Marriage: When it comes to marriage, Scorpio and Aquarius would have a hard time making a go of a relationship. It seems as if these two signs are never going to give the other what they want. Air signs tend to feel drowned out by Water sign Scorpio.

Scorpio and Pisces

Love: Scorpio and Pisces are extremely compatible! It's funny — they have a lot in common and their differences meld well together.

Scorpio may be secretive, and while Pisces is more open, they often retreat into their fantasy world. Pisces may not know everything about Scorpio, but they're creative enough to come up with their own answers.

Both signs are sensitive and understanding. Scorpio is more driven and focused, which makes them good advocates and examples for Pisces. If Pisces feels shy about sharing their talent, Scorpio will light a fire under them and encourage them to get their art out into the world, and get paid for it.

Sex: One of the greatest things these signs share is powerful instincts.

They have the ability to know what the other one wants without having to ask which is an important ability in the bedroom. They both have a way of making the other feel satisfied without ruining the spontaneity of sex by asking what to do next.

Long-term Relationships and Marriage: Pisces give to Scorpio kindness, sympathy, and care — all things that Scorpio needs but may be too scared to ask for. In turn, Scorpio's emotional depth is similar to Pisces who often struggles to find that in a partner.

In marriage, neither of these signs will feel misunderstood or neglected.

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What signs are Scorpios attracted to?

Everyone is attracted to Scorpio, but does that work both ways? Definitely not.

Scorpio might love to play with others, but when it comes to who actually ticks their boxes, few make the cut. Fire signs initially draw Scorpio in with their confidence and passion. Leo's pride and affection is a source of intrigue for Scorpio. But these unions are not made to last.

Often, the signs that appear most attractive to Scorpio off the bat, are not the ones for them. Instead, Scorpio should pay more attention to some of the more reserved signs like Virgo or Capricorn who are waiting to wow them.

What is a Scorpio's best match?

Pisces is definitely an extremely good match for Scorpio.

When it comes to mutual understanding and emotional depth, few bonds are as strong as these two. These signs are both looking for someone to put all their faith and trust into and can definitely find that in each other. Even the mood swings these two have will be in sync!

Who should a Scorpio marry?

Pisces is a strong candidate for marriage for Scorpio. These two will easily provide long-term emotional support to one another.

Capricorn is also a good partner. Ambitious and driven, Capricorn will gladly work hard to build a stable life with Scorpio. Plus, these two have an unrivalled sex life that can keep any marriage exciting!

Who is Scorpio's soulmate?

Aside from Capricorn and Pisces, Cancer can be another soulmate for Scorpio.

These two have a shared intuition that makes them feel bonded at a soulful level. With a mutual understanding as powerful as this, it's easy for these signs to feel like they were connected in another life. Almost as if they are two halves of one soul.

With any match, it's important to remember that all the signs in your natal chart play a role in love compatibility. Just because your Sun signs may not be the most compatible, that doesn't mean your Moon or Rising signs aren't.

Remember to take all planetary positions into consideration when examining zodiac compatibility.

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