Scorpio Love Match
One of the most rewarding and yet dangerous lovers to become involved with in the intense power the Scorpion Planetary alignment. Even though Pluto is a relatively new planet (in terms of our discovery of its strange elliptical orbit, which happened in 1930) its effects on Scorpio’s has always been there, quietly driving and defining their characteristics. There is debate around which of Scorpio’s planets has primacy, mars or Pluto, but the reality is that both the fire of mars and secret intensity of Pluto has great bearing on the interaction and personalities of your Scorpio lover.
One of the most obvious aspects of this tension is the way that Scorpios affect other people around them. If you haven’t noticed it yet, pay close attention to how others act around your Scorpio. He/she is the one at the bar with their arm around a complete stranger sharing a drink and talking of life, but at the same time they are evaluating and manipulating, drawing people into their inner circle quickly and efficiently. The opposite sex is always overly fond of your Scorpio and people in their life seem adopt their mannerisms and turns of phrase, without even really noticing it.
But here is key, the blending of intense social interactivity and secret internal intellect create a volcano-like rumbling, threatening to blow and destroy everything around them, and that unfortunately can include lovers and friends. It is important to stand back a bit when your Scorpio is in full tilt, because getting in his/her way can often lead to catastrophe. And don’t for one minute think that if your partner fails in their endeavor that they will be satisfied and give up, on the contrary the Pluto in their sign allows for a depth of understanding that will get back in the belly of the beast and retool whatever needs to be fixed and get back on course.
In spite of what seems a recipe for complete personality disaster when your Scorpio’s life is balanced with love and friendship the intense power and passion that are at their disposal can bring great happiness to everyone around them. This is the state that a good lover can bring to their Scorpio. It is in many ways the reason that throughout history Scorpio men are so associated with desirability. A lot of women out there, you all know who I am talking about, want to fix men in their lives, and strangely enough Scorpio men are one of the only sun signs that not only allow but also tend encourage this paradigm of help and helper.
But don’t betray them. Of all the signs they are the most vindictive, and they will wait patiently to exact their revenge. This is why it is so important to make sure that you are the right mate for a Scorpio, since even if they perceive a slight or a betrayal of trust they can fly off the handle, dropping into a deep state of depression, making everyone around them miserable. Cultivate a sense of trust and calmness in your Scorpio and the dividends will pay off huge.
Best Match for Scorpio
As a star sign ruled by the element of Water, your safest bet, Scorpio, is probably one of the other two Water signs, i.e. CANCER or PISCES. The favorable 120° – or 4 signs – spacing between Zodiac signs in the same element makes for an especially harmonious relationship and a level of compatibility well above the norm.
Both Cancer and Pisces are good compatibility matches for Scorpio since they share Scorpio’s high level of sensitivity and similarly intuitive approach to life. However, Pisces probably just beats Cancer as the better compatibility choice for Scorpio. Broad-shouldered Scorpio enjoys defending the vulnerable Fish, while Pisces feels safe and well supported with the strong Scorpion by its side.
Really excellent too, in terms of their ability to harmonize with sensitive Scorpio, while at the same time helping it to keep its feet on the ground, are the practical Earth signs VIRGO and CAPRICORN, spaced by 60° – or next but one – from Scorpio. Many believe this kind of Water-Earth combination is actually the ideal – and surely it’s no coincidence that a high proportion of successful compatibility matches are between people with birthdays two Zodiac signs apart.
So what about another SCORPIO as a good compatibility match? On the plus side, you’ll definitely know what makes them tick, since they embody so many aspects of yourself. Especially with a Scorpio of the opposite sex, the chances are you’ll be strongly attracted to their best Scorpionic qualities – like their power, courage and incredible loyalty. But because we don’t tend to like our bad points when we see them reflected in somebody else, there will also be things about Scorpio people that you’ll positively hate – most likely their stubbornness and manipulativeness! If so, better take a long hard look at yourself in the mirror!
Worst Match for Scorpio
The truth is, Scorpio, your ideal compatibility match will rarely simply be a clone of yourself (how boring would that be!). But neither, for that matter, should their star sign be too astrologically antagonistic to your own.
For this reason, you should be cautious – in the absence of redeeming features – about folk born under the star signs of LEO and AQUARIUS. Because both these signs are at a challenging 90° angle (or 3 sign spacing) from Scorpio, the differences between you may be so vast, the chances are they’ll be too incompatible – and just too much hard work!
Of these two star signs, Leo just qualifies as the worst possible compatibility match for Scorpio. Due to its equally inflexible and controlling nature, Leo may find it harder than just about any other Zodiac sign to cope with Scorpio’s unrelenting quest for power and dominance.
Signs spaced at 150° (or 5 signs) from Scorpio, such as GEMINI, can also present more minor compatibility challenges. However, although traditionally considered to be ‘awkward’, and involving signs in conflicting elements, 150° relationships aren’t necessarily quite as bad as they might appear. Okay, these may not be your first choice, but neither should they be your last. So don’t make the mistake of writing them off as unsuitable – in many cases a love match could work out fine!
Why Opposites Attract
Rather than someone who conflicts with you, Scorpio, what you’re really looking for, from a star sign compatibility point of view, is the kind of person who is able to balance or complement you in some way. For this reason, the sign diametrically opposite your own, i.e. TAURUS, can be a great compatibility match for you, Scorpio. Opposite star signs are often magnetically attracted to each other, their strong yin-yang polarity giving them the potential to complete each other like two halves of a perfect whole.