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Libra and Scorpio Compatibility: Are They a Good Match in Love and Friendship?

Libras live to charm, and Scorpios love to seduce.

So, there’s a new Libra man or woman in the office, and you want to know how your passionate Scorpio energy will gel with the new hire. Or maybe you met a Scorpio man through a mutual friend, and you’re trying to decide if you should go on a date. Whatever the case, you’re wondering about a Libra-Scorpio love match — and you’ve come to the right place. Keep reading to learn everything you need to know about Libra and Scorpio compatibility. 

All About Libra Partners

Libras are the aesthetes of the zodiac. This Venus-ruled air sign (their fellow air signs are Gemini and Aquarius) is also a cardinal sign (alongside Capricorn, Aries, and Cancer). Libras tend to have many loves throughout their lifetime, but nothing will ever compete with their truest love: harmony. Libras strive for balance and symmetry in everything they do — they’re symbolized by the scales of justice, after all! Work-life balance, career goals, appearance, and even the home are fair game when it comes to curating the perfect mood. Think of that woman you know who’s always running off to pilates class or acquiring a new piece of art for her dining room. Chances are, she’s a Libra. 

Libras don’t just enjoy symmetry and harmony in a material sense; they also strive to cultivate peace in their relationships, whether they be familial, platonic, or romantic. That means they don’t put up with BS, and won’t hesitate to cut someone out if they bring only negative energy into their space. Being in a Libra’s inner circle is special, so don’t take it for granted. These air signs are picky about their closest relationships, because personal connections are everything to them. Libras are often known for being party animals, thriving in noisy and crowded social scenes; the exuberant energy of a gathering gets them going like nothing else. Just don’t confuse their social butterfly nature for superficiality. There’s nothing a Libra hates more than a fake friend. 

All About Scorpio Partners

As the dark and mysterious grudge-holders of the zodiac, Scorpios are often mistaken for fire signs like Aries, Leo, and Sagittarius. (I can’t really blame anyone for making that mistake — Scorpios are so fierce and fiery by nature, it just makes sense.) However, they are actually water signs, which will become apparent once you get to know them better. Their deeply-held passions and explosiveness are actually triggered by a deep undercurrent of emotion, although few Scorpios will let you know that. Scorpios are deeply intuitive (which is probably why they know exactly where to strike to hurt you most with that scorpion sting) and well-connected to the psychic and spiritual realms — which only makes them more adept at reading emotion in others. They’re also extremely patient and enigmatic, which is likely what makes them so magnetic to other signs. We’re hooked by the mystery of a Scorpio, and they easily reel us in. It shouldn’t come as any surprise, then, that Scorpio is ruled by Pluto, the planet of transformation and destruction. The presence of a Scorpio in your life can signal the presence of either force — so get ready for a mind-altering, life-changing transformation or for your entire life to go up in smoke. When it comes to Scorpios, there’s no in-between. 

The last thing you need to know about Scorpios before entering into a relationship with one is that if Libra’s one true love is balance, Scorpio’s one true love is control. They know exactly what they want, and they’ll take the necessary steps to get it, no matter how long that takes. In the most innocent context, this can come out as responsibility — put a Scorpio in charge, and they’ll be sure to take care of everything, down to the most minute detail. On the other hand, their desire for power can sometimes derail other aspects of their life, including relationships. 

Scorpio and Libra Compatibility in Friendship

I’ll be completely blunt: When it comes to friendship, Libra and Scorpio may struggle. These signs are right next to each other on the zodiac wheel, which naturally primes them for competition, both as a love match and as friends. They see similar traits in each other — the romance of Libra vs. the sexual energy of Scorpio, the popularity of a Libra vs. the magnetic pull of a Scorpio — and can’t help but compete for what they see as limited resources. Plus, Libras are air signs, and Scorpios are water signs; and when it comes to compatibility, water signs tend to click more with earth signs, while air happily feeds the flame of fire signs. 

So, these two aren’t made for immediate friendship, and that’s okay! Don’t blame it on them; blame it on the zodiac. One disclaimer before we move on: Please don’t take this as a sign that your budding Scorpio-Libra friendship will flop. Every sign is slightly different, and no matter how well you know your birth chart, it’s impossible to predict exactly how a relationship will play out. Trust your own instincts.

Scorpio and Libra Love Compatibility

Just because friendship waters can be rocky doesn’t mean that all hope of a Libra-Scorpio romantic relationship is lost. Although these adjoining signs may find it difficult to overcome their natural competitiveness as pals, that exact same sense of challenge can lend itself to instant chemistry in the bedroom. From the first conversation between these two, they’ll be constantly trying to one-up each other in witty banter and charm — and believe me when I say that this can turn into outright flirting real fast, leaving these two convinced they’re soulmates. In fact, sparks are sure to fly almost immediately anytime these two signs meet. 

Libras are lovers; they aim to please their partners and spend a good amount of energy creating an environment and personality of maximal charm. Scorpios, on the other hand, love to seduce — they are typically known as the most sexual sign of the zodiac, and aren’t afraid to put their intuition to work in the bedroom. When paired together, these two signs can be a veritable whirlwind of romance and passion. 

Trouble in Paradise

That’s not to say these two won’t have bumps down the road. “Passion” is the operative word here: When it comes to the more consistent effort and energy it takes to build a stable relationship, they may find it more difficult. That’s because the communication styles of a Scorpio and Libra are very different. (Doesn’t it always seem to boil down to communication?) As a water sign akin to Cancer and Pisces, Scorpio loves to stew in their emotions and isn’t the best at letting their partners know what’s going on in their heads. They can often experience dark moods or bursts of anger, which can be difficult for the harmony-obsessed Libras to accept. Libra women and men also tend to intellectualize their feelings; in other words, they don’t feel their emotions in their bodies the same way a Scorpio (and other water signs) will, which can be difficult for a Scorpio to understand. Any of these differences can drive a wedge between even the most ardent Scorpio-Libra pair. 

Libra and Scorpio Couple: A Perfect Match?

The good news is that Libras are known for being the best communicators in the zodiac, and Scorpios are fixed signs who won’t stop until they get what they want — including that Libra they have their eye on. Although this couple will face obstacles, they can overcome them with the right amount of determination, communication, and a shared foundation of respect and trust. Although friendship might be tricky, it certainly isn’t out of the question for them to transform their initial chemistry into a relationship that lasts. 

So, is it worth the time and effort to develop a relationship with your new Libra coworker if Scorpio is your zodiac sign? Will flirting with that spicy Scorpio blossom into something more? We can analyze and assess the differences between these signs until we’re blue in the face, but at the end of the day, the only person who can answer these questions is you. How do you feel when you’re in their presence? Do you like the person you are with them? At the end of the day, those are the only questions that matter. Your daily horoscope says: the sole person who can make this decision is you. 

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