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Scorpio Compatibility: Best & Worst Matches for Scorpio Zodiac Signs

They don't want to take a backseat to anyone.


When it comes to astrology, there isn’t one zodiac sign that’s safe from getting roasted over an overgeneralized stereotype. For instance, the feisty Ram (Aries) is perpetually angry, the cocky Lion (Leo) is considered a narcissist, the Fish (Pisces) are cry babies … The list goes on and on. 

While there’s no denying that these broad brushstroke claims about the birth chart can be entertaining, they fail to acknowledge that every sign has its own unique strengths and weaknesses. Mysterious Scorpions, for example, are passionate, independent, and ambitious. However, the fact that they’re a fixed sign (a.k.a. stubborn) means that their intense energy can also lead to powerful emotions like rage, jealousy, and bitterness. In other words, Scorpios can be easily misunderstood, making it difficult for the Scorpion to find a love match.  

What You Need to Know About Scorpio Compatibility

In astrology, Scorpio (also known as “Scorpius”) is the eighth sign of the zodiac. It governs the period from October 24 to November 21. Its representation as a Scorpion signifies the Greek mythological legend of the scorpion king who was sent by Gaia (Earth) to kill Orion. The two fought and met their demise in the battle, but from their ashes rose the constellations Scorpius and Orion. 

Element: Water

Quality: Fixed

Ruling Planet: Pluto and Mars

Symbol: Scorpion

Color: Red

Famous Scorpio People: Kelly Osbourne, Gabrielle Union, Anne Hathaway, Bill Gates 

Scorpio (or Vrishchika in Vedic astrology) energy is fiery, mystical, and mysterious. This magnetic and intensely sensual water sign is known for being extraordinarily independent and dominating. They don’t want to take a backseat to anyone. Their powerful attitude can present a challenge to some zodiac signs, but there are others that are a good match for the Scorpion. Let’s talk about Scorpio love compatibility and what the most compatible signs of the zodiac for this sign are.

Worst: Aries (March 21 — April 19)

Scorpio and Aries are both ruled by Mars, so they should have quite a bit in common, right? Well, nothing’s that straightforward with these two signs. Sure, they might be destined to have incredible sexual chemistry, but if they don’t learn to compromise emotionally and respect each other’s emotional depth, there will be no romantic relationship. In other words, balance is key for this pair. 

Worst: Taurus (April 20t — May 20)

While it’s true that opposites attract, that doesn’t necessarily mean they’re meant to be together forever and always. This is the case with Taurus and Scorpio partners. When the two meet, sparks fly. But after the heat cools, what’s left is two notoriously stubborn fixed zodiac signs that are a little too unique to make a relationship last. 

Worst: Gemini (May 21 — June 20)

Some zodiac signs naturally mesh and become fast lovers, while others find challenges in getting along. As for the cosmic Scorpion and celestial Twins’ compatibility, they tend to fall in the latter camp. Scorpio is a fixed water sign, meaning they are very focused, emotional, stubborn, and intuitive. Gemini is a mutable air sign, meaning they are adaptable, logical, and prone to changing their mind. These differences don’t necessarily mean this pairing is doomed. Rather, they mean that the relationship hinges more on effort and fate than convenience and harmony. Still, with persistence and patience, this love match just might work. 

Best: Cancer (June 21 — July 22)

The passionate Scorpion and sensual Crab are both water signs, so they’re capable of going deeper than many other zodiac matchups. The downside? Because they are both water signs, the duo is incredibly emotional, and sometimes those strong feelings boil over, leading to resentment and hurt. The good news is that they get each other, so they’re usually able to work through any hard feelings. Bottom line: Scorpio and Cancer are a great match. 

Worst: Leo (July 23 — August 22)

The feisty fire sign Lion and sensitive Scorpion are like night and day. Leo is ruled by the sun, so they’re energetic, confident, extroverted, and optimistic. Conversely, Scorpio is ruled by transformative Pluto, which represents death, rebirth, obsessions, and hidden truths. It’s a relationship between two signs whose personalities, goals, and outlooks on life are completely different. As such, this is not an ideal match. 

Best: Virgo (August 23 — September 22)

On the surface, the emotional Scorpion and grounded Maiden may not seem like a wise pairing. One is a classic Type A perfectionist, while the other is the zodiac’s notorious brooding bad girl. Still, despite what some people may think, this relationship has a lot of potential. As long as the two signs can control their negative traits, they have a strong chance of surviving everything life throws at them.  

Best: Libra (September 23 — October 22)

The celestial Scorpion and just Scales make an unexpected love match. To no one’s surprise, Libra loves the chase, and clingy behavior is not quite their thing. This is good news for Scorpios because they love nothing more than being chased (and their independence). That said, if healthy boundaries aren’t established early on, this duo may experience some challenges. For this relationship to thrive, communication is key. 

Worst: Scorpio (October 23 — November 21)  

When two Scorpios come together, passionate sparks are sure to fly. Both are wired for intensity and attachment, which can create an unbreakable bond. But the Scorpion also tends to play power games and attempts to control everything in their orbit, so too much of that strong energy could cause this match to combust. In other words: Proceed with caution.

Best: Sagittarius (November 22 — December 21)

The Scorpion is governed by Pluto (the ruler of psychic energy) and Mars (the ruler of strength and self-expression). The Archer, on the other hand, is governed by Jupiter (the ruler of fortune, truth, and philosophy). While different, these two zodiac signs have a lot to learn from one another, and as long as both signs are honest in their commitment to a loving and faithful relationship, this match could last a lifetime.   

Best: Capricorn (December 22 — January 19)

The Scorpion and Sea Goat are a strong pairing with a lot in common. They’re both driven, methodical, and will do anything to make their dreams come true. While both of these signs are slow to let their guard down, they’ll commit to each other for the long haul when they do. 

Worst: Aquarius (January 20 — February 18)

What happens when a highly sensitive and possessive sign finds itself in a relationship with an elusive, free-spirited sign? A not-so-wonderful love match, that’s what. The enigmatic Scorpion longs for a deep emotional connection and likes to become one with their lover. The Water Bearer, on the other hand, is very independent, and love isn’t something they prioritize. In addition, these zodiacs are both fixed signs, meaning there’s really no changing their ways. Scorpions’ energy can lead to powerful emotions like rage, jealousy, and bitterness, whereas Aquarius’ energy can make them stubborn, independent, and cold. Simply put, this is a combo that can lead to a whole lot of hurt. 

Best: Pisces (February 19 — March 20)

If you’re a mysterious scorpion on the hunt for your perfect love match, you may want to turn your sights to the seas. A Scorpio-Pisces relationship is one where conversation flows easily, causing major sparks to fly. These two zodiac signs are both extremely perceptive, inventive, creative, and capable of sensing the emotional truth of any circumstance. While there are many decent matches for Scorpio, there are none that are quite like the ethereal Fish of the zodiac ocean. 

The Scorpion Summary

Whether you’re a Scorpio on the prowl for your soulmate or you’ve got your eyes locked on a Scorpion and you’re wondering how they mesh with your sign, you can use this guide as a tool for navigating the intense seas of this feisty water sign. That said, nothing is set in stone, and with strong communication and perseverance, any zodiac sign could be the right match for the Scorpion. 

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