Who Is Most Compatible With Scorpio?

Patricia Lantz C.Ht.
Romantic, intense couple

The best match for Scorpio is someone who understands their true nature and really appreciates the brave and competitive edge they offer. Astrological compatibility within the zodiac boils down to two key factors: triplicity and quadruplicity. Scorpio's quadruplicity is fixed, and its triplicity is found in the water element.

Scorpio's Best Matches

Scorpios are stubborn, bold, courageous, tough, competitive, resourceful, mysterious, and direct. And often live their lives on the edge of one extreme or another. They need a partner who's independent, ambitious, empathetic, loyal, and understanding. The signs that are the most compatible with Scorpio are the Water signs, Pisces and Cancer and the Earth signs, Capricorn and Virgo.

Water and Water

A Scorpio will feel at home with the Water signs, Cancers, Pisces, and other Scorpios. These three signs share the same elemental energy, one that is deep, emotional and introspective. When two water signs are in a relationship, they understand each other on an emotional level and are easily compatible. The two best Water sign matches for Scorpio are ambitious, family oriented Cancer and passive, empathetic Pisces.

Cancer and Scorpio

Cancer's water is like a babbling brook. Cancer and Scorpio have a complementary relationship. When they pair up each partner's strengths balances the other's weaknesses and the nurturing nature of Cancer (a Cardinal sign) can be healing to an intense and brooding sign like Scorpio

Pisces and Scorpio

Pisces water is vast, deep, and oceanic. Pisces (a Mutable sign) is a slightly less serious sign than Scorpio and can provide a Scorpio with some much-needed optimism.

Earth and Water

The Earth and water signs are attracted to one another. It's the Earth element that soaks up excess water, while also containing it and giving it direction. The two best Earth sign matches for Scorpio's complicated nature are disciplined, self-controlled Capricorn and methodical, analytical Virgo.

Capricorn and Scorpio

Capricorn and Scorpio are both very loyal, neither has a problem with commitment, and both hang in through thick or thin. Each is security conscious, equally good with money, and each is prepared to work hard to improve their long-term security.

Virgo and Scorpio

Virgo and Scorpio are both cautious, reserved, investigative, and thrifty. Each values solitude and is very self-sufficient. These two complement each other's strengths and weaknesses well.

Scorpio's Elemental Matches

Where only the elements are concerned, a water sign like Scorpio:

  • Matches easily with other Water signs
  • Can be compatible with complimentary Earth signs
  • Has difficulty understanding the nature of Air signs
  • Completely clashes with Fire signs

Compatibility Table

Below are Scorpio's best matches, ranked from most compatible to least.

Compatibility Ranking Zodiac Sign Element Quadruplicity Explanation
1 Capricorn Earth Cardinal

This is a real powerhouse coupling. Scorpio provides the investigative curiosity and intuition, while Capricorn provides diligence and practical know-how. They also have great physical chemistry. Who's in control is the main issue these two will deal with.

2 Pisces Water Mutable

Both have an emotional take on life that gives this couple an understanding of one another. Scorpio brings stability, Pisces brings variety and excitement. Scorpio brings passion, Pisces brings romance. Their key to success is for Scorpio to avoid being too controlling and possessive.

3 Cancer Water Cardinal

Emotional soul mates and kindred spirits, they feel safe with one another and will nurture one another. Scorpio provides the security that Cancer needs, while Cancer provides the devotion and commitment that Scorpio requires. This is a union custom built for long-term commitments if they can keep their heads above the water

4

Virgo

Earth Mutable

Both are private, reflective, spiritual, and fascinated by the tiny details of life. Scorpio is perceptive, Virgo has common sense, and both are cool and calculating in the face of trouble. Both signs are hardworking and goal-oriented. Both internalize their problems. This relationship is slow to start but can last a lifetime.

5 Taurus Earth Fixed

Taurus is steadfast and domestic. There's sexual chemistry and both seek comfort, security, commitment, and consistency. Their differences can push both of them to grow, but they can also lead to fights that escalate into cold-wars.

6 Scorpio Water Fixed

These two have an innate understanding of one another and a two-way psychic connection. They have similar motives, interests, and emotional depths. However, when same-sign couples come together, the sign is magnified, for good or bad.

7 Aries Fire Cardinal

A clash of basic natures. Aries is active, dominant, and needs to lead. Scorpio tenacious and not easily swayed. There's plenty of sexual chemistry, but they have a fundamentally different approach to life that can bring about some big disagreements.

8 Leo Fire Fixed

Scorpio craves privacy, security, and comfort. Leo craves attention and adulation. Scorpio prefers the dark corners. Leo loves the bright lights. And they are both very stubborn. If they share an agenda, they can be a power couple, but if they turn on each other, it could be an endless war.

9 Sagittarius Fire Mutable

This is a love/hate passionate affair that's not likely to last. Scorpio craves security, broods, and is nostalgic. Sagittarius craves adventure, is independent, and always has eyes on the future. Compromise is essential if they are to succeed as a couple.

10 Libra Air Cardinal

Libra is far too objective and superficial to understand Scorpio's emotional complexity. Scorpio is too jealous, brooding, and intense for light-hearted social Libra, and Libra's cavalier approach to commitment and responsibility push Scorpio's hot buttons. This is not a union that is built to last.

11 Gemini Air Mutable

Scorpio is loyal. Gemini if fickle. Scorpio is private. Gemini is a social butterfly. Gemini is changeable. Scorpio is stubborn and determined. Gemini is flirtatious. Scorpio is jealous. These two would have a complicated and arduous relationship.

12 Aquarius Air Fixed

Head and heart collide. Scorpio is suspicious of everyone, Aquarius has never met a stranger and is a friend to all. Scorpio is receptive, Aquarius is assertive. Scorpio is controlling. Aquarius demands freedom, and both are stubborn. This is a push-pull relationship that would contain endless power struggles and clashing agendas.

The Fixed Factor

Although signs of the same element match best with each other, quadruplicities (Modalities) do not follow the same laws. For this reason, a Scorpio tends to match better with the Cardinal sign of Cancer and the Mutable sign of Pisces than they do with another Scorpio. This is because Scorpio is a fixed sign, and fixed signs are deeply rooted, intense, and can be very stubborn. The unmovable nature of a fixed sign can be overwhelming when partnered with a like-minded individual. Such similarities may inhibit relationship growth as well as the personal growth of each partner.

Incorrect Compatibility Theories

Scorpio/Taurus

There have been some astrological theories involving zodiac opposites that lead people to believe that the polar opposite of one's zodiac sign actually represents an ideal match. In Scorpio's case, this ideal partner would be Taurus. There are numerous reasons why such theories are incorrect, but the most glaring would be that of Modality and Element understanding.

Understanding Modalities and Elements

Though earth and water signs can complement each other, a fixed sign like Scorpio requires a partner outside their own quadruplicity (modality). Unfortunately, Taurus is also a fixed sign, and a fixed earth sign to boot. A Taurus is notoriously stubborn and needs emotional stability. A Taurus aims for status-quo and peace at all costs, while a Scorpio thrives on extremes and must delve into the very depths of their soul on a daily basis. Passion, intensity, and truth at any cost are values that define a Scorpio.

Further Considerations

Scorpio isn't just found within the Sun signs. This zodiac sign can infiltrate any of the planets and houses in a natal chart. If an individual's natal chart is Scorpio-dominant, this person will partner best with a chart-dominant Capricorn, Pisces, Cancer or Virgo. The nuances of natal charts can be intimidating to those newly acquainted with astrology, so it is best to consult a professional astrologer where chart compatibility is concerned.

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