Scorpio is one of the most profound and mysterious signs of the zodiac. The dark and poetic nature of this sign contributes greatly to Scorpio's romantic interactions. When supported by harmonious signs and energies, Scorpio can be a powerful and invested lover. However, when ignited by conflicting passions, a Scorpio's relationship can erupt into an unpleasant melodrama. So why is Scorpio marked as the dark, brooding poet of the zodiac? Scorpio's historic stereotype has as much to do with his or her elemental nature as it does with quadruplicity, sometimes called modalities.
Behavior Is Influenced by an Emotional Nature
Scorpio is a water sign, and this element is known for its emotional nature. Water seeks its own level and can span across and cover large areas and hide a secret world below the surface. Water is a powerful element; it washes land away, puts out fires, and dissolves air.
When it comes to love, the water influence means Scorpios tend to:
- Feel love quite deeply
- Be introspective
- Be emotionally driven
Behavior Is Influenced by a Fixed Nature
Scorpio's quadruplicity is within the fixed category. Fixed signs are the least movable of the quadruplicities. Fixed energy runs deep, hangs on, and does not give up. This explains why Scorpios tend to be extremely deep, introspective, and stubborn. If Scorpio were an earth sign, grounded earth energy combined with the fixed quadruplicity would translate into a very stable but stubborn individual. However, Scorpio is water, and when water is deep and does not flow, it can lead to stagnation, obsession, and deeply hidden emotions.
Hence, when Scorpios fall in love, that fixed nature means:
- They feel love right down to their very core.
- They want to control and become one with their beloved.
- They want to feel all the pleasures and all the pain of love.
- They want to immerse and lose themselves in that love, drown in it, and be transformed by it.
As you can imagine, the influences of the water element and the fixed quadruplicity combine to make most Scorpios very intense, passionate, and possessive, but also ferociously loyal and protective lovers.
Extreme Romantic Behavior
The ancient Greeks called love "the madness of the gods." Songwriters described it as, "Whenever you're near, I hear a symphony." Shakespeare said, "Love is blind, and lovers cannot see." Aristotle said, "Love is composed of a single soul inhabiting two bodies." Modern psychologists define it as "a strong desire for emotional union." Astrologers call this extreme romantic behavior Scorpio.
A Love Worth Singing or Writing About
When you examine Scorpio's love behavior, it's easy to see why this sign almost dominates so many of the creative arts. A Scorpio is fully invested in their partner, the experience of love, and the good and bad sensations that accompany a romance. A chart-dominant Scorpio often sees love in black and white, can become obsessive, and can commit every intimate moment to examining the memory. They might even go so far as to record their experience in a book or in song. This is why many Scorpios are associated with poetry, literature, music, and arts. It's cathartic for them to expose and explore the depths and extremes of their emotionally intense, erotic, and sometimes dark romantic behavior through a creative art form.
Beware the Jealousy
A sign that experiences love so deeply also feels betrayal every bit as deeply. Scorpios are jealous, sometimes horribly so. After all, every emotion they feel is enhanced by their fixed and water-driven nature. Jealousy is no different. The jealousy of a Scorpio can lead to acts of vengeance and a completely unforgiving nature. Once spurned, a Scorpio feels emptied and ruined. They lack the solidity of the earth signs, the rationality of the air signs, and the optimism of the fire signs. Chart-dominant Scorpios are ruled by their emotions and will react from depths of their emotional extremes.
Extremely Protective, Loyal, and Faithful
Any love relationship with a Scorpio is bound to be complicated and an exercise in extremes. They can be moody for no apparent reason and are known for their possessiveness and jealousy, but if they're seriously committed to a relationship, they are responsible and will always remain stable and true through any relationship highs and lows. Scorpios are extremely dependable, protective, loyal, and faithful, and even more so if they receive the same from their partner. A Scorpio is either all in or all out, and it's more likely than not they'll simply burn the relationship bridge if they're unsatisfied rather than cheat on their partner.
Other Scorpio Behaviors
Scorpios in love want to experience the extremes of love, its highs and lows, and the total emotional and physical experience, and this causes them to behave in some mysterious ways.
They can behave in ways that are:
- Resourceful, honest, and protective
- Faithful, constant, and enduring
- Passionate and unrestrained in the bedroom
On the other hand, they can behave in ways that are:
- Cold, secretive and distrustful
- Controlling, possessive, and obsessive
- Vengeful and hurtful
Perhaps their most mysterious behavior is that if the relationship has gotten too calm, comfortable, and loving, they will behave in ways that stir up trouble.
Sometimes a Scorpio Doesn't Have a Scorpio Sun
Scorpio swings between extremes of behavior. Likewise, due to the fixed quality of these extremes, their behavior can be overwhelming. However, you don't have to have a Scorpio Sun to behave like a Scorpio. The behaviors above don't just apply to just Scorpio Suns, it applies to all individuals whose natal chart contains the placement of at least three significant planets in Scorpio. In particular, individuals who have a Moon Scorpio or a Venus/ Pluto aspect in their natal chart will likely behave in the above described manners. Astrological love profiling is a nuanced art. To uncover the most accurate assessment of a love interest, it's best to work with an experienced client-centered astrologer who can properly dissect your lover's natal chart. However, make sure to get your lover's permission before making an appointment. A professional astrologer's ethics include never doing an extensive interpretation without specific permission from the third party.