Scorpio Compatibility and Best Matches for Love

Scorpios crave intimacy and live a life of extremes. These are their best matches.

Updated September 19, 2023
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Scorpio, you simmer with passion and intensity. Your ideal partner is someone you can trust implicitly who matches your passion and fascinates you. You're also highly intuitive, so there's a good chance you already know your best match, Scorpio. And when you find them, get ready for an intense, sensually charged, and emotional relationship. 

Scorpio Best Matches for Love and Romance

When assessing romantic compatibility, not all zodiac signs will be the passionate and loyal partner you desire. Earth signs Virgo and Capricorn are Scorpio's best matches. Both can help ground your more emotional nature, and you'll find them stable and trustworthy mates who match your passion. You'll also pair well with fellow water signs Cancer and Pisces. 

Scorpio Compatibility Chart

Scorpio Compatibility Chart

The compatibility chart below shows how each zodiac sign will match with Scorpio in four areas that are critical for a successful long-term relationship.

Love Passion Friendship Trust
Aries Poor Good Poor Poor
Taurus Good Good Fair Fair
Gemini Poor Poor Poor Poor
Cancer Very Good Good Excellent Very Good
Leo Fair Very Good Fair Poor
Virgo Excellent Very Good Excellent Excellent
Libra Poor Very Good Fair  Poor
Scorpio Fair Excellent Good Fair
Sagittarius Poor Very Good Fair Poor
Capricorn Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Aquarius Poor Fair Fair Poor
Pisces Very Good Excellent Very Good Fair

Scorpio Compatibility With Every Zodiac Sign

Scorpio, you're a person of extremes — and this intensity makes you a great fit with some sun signs and less so with others. Your best matches are stable, grounded earth signs and emotional fellow water signs. But since there's more to people than just their sun sign, you may have compatibility with others, as well. Here's a compatibility breakdown by zodiac sign. 

Scorpio & Aries: A Temperamental Clash

Your basic natures clash. Aries is active, dominant, and needs to lead. You're tenacious and not easily swayed. There's plenty of sexual chemistry, but you have fundamentally different approaches to life that can bring about some big disagreements.

Scorpio & Taurus: Could Be Hot... or Very, Very Cold

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

Scorpio & Gemini: Different Natures

You're loyal. Gemini is fickle. You're private. Gemini is a social butterfly. Gemini is changeable. You're stubborn and determined. Gemini is flirtatious. You get jealous. It may be a passionate relationship, but it's also complicated and arduous.

Scorpio & Cancer: It Could Be Soulmate Connection

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Cancer's water is like a babbling brook. You and Cancer share a complementary relationship. When you pair up, each of your strengths balances the other's weaknesses, and the nurturing nature of Cancer can be healing if you allow it.

Emotional soulmates and kindred spirits, you'll feel safe with each other and will nurture one another. You provide the security that Cancer needs, while Cancer provides the devotion and commitment that you want. This is a union custom built for long-term commitments if you can keep your heads above the water.

You're both emotional, sensitive, secretive, self-protective, and very private individuals who don't trust easily. The emotional intensity generated between you can also take you to some very dark places. Some Scorpio/Cancers couples go through emotional hell and back because of suspicion, jealousy, and betrayal. Still, some of the most enduring relationships are created between a Scorpio and Cancer.

Scorpio & Leo: A Difficult Match

You crave privacy, security, and comfort. Leo craves attention and adulation. You prefer the dark corners. Leo loves the bright lights. And you're both very stubborn. If you share an agenda, you can be a power couple. But if you turn on each other, it could be an endless war.

Scorpio & Virgo: A Slow Burn to Last a Lifetime

You and Virgo are both cautious, reserved, investigative, and thrifty. Each of you values solitude and is very self-sufficient. You complement each other's strengths and weaknesses well. You're both private, reflective, spiritual, and fascinated by the tiny details of life.

You're perceptive. Virgo has common sense. And you're both cool and calculating in the face of trouble. Both signs are hardworking and goal-oriented. Both internalize your problems. This relationship is slow to start, but can last a lifetime.

Scorpio & Libra: Not Built to Last

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

Scorpio & Scorpio: It's Complicated

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

Together, you have a magnetic and psychic connection and can easily share your deepest, darkest secrets with one another. You'll mirror each other's powerfully passionate sexual natures and are captivated by the other's depth of feeling and need for soul-level encounters. You can expect magic, mystery, intrigue, and passion when two Scorpios come together.

The end game for a Scorpio/Scorpio romantic connection is for both of you to achieve personal peace and soul growth through pain and conflict. You'll see the best and the worst of yourselves revealed in the other, and the relationship is likely to be an "I love you and hate you" stormy and complicated affair that's filled will secrets, complexity, and cringe-worthy melodramas.

Scorpio & Sagittarius: A Passionate Short-Term Fling

Passionate Couple

This is a love/hate, passionate affair that's not likely to last — although your initial chemistry could be off the charts. You crave security, tend to brood, and are nostalgic. Sagittarius craves adventure, is independent, and always has eyes on the future. Compromise is essential if you are to succeed as a couple.

Scorpio & Capricorn: A Power Couple

You and Capricorn are both very loyal. Neither of you has a problem with commitment, and you both hang in through thick or thin. You're both security conscious, equally good with money, and prepared to work hard to improve your long-term security.

This is a real powerhouse coupling. You provide the investigative curiosity and intuition, while Capricorn provides diligence and practical know-how. You also have great physical chemistry. Who's in control is the main issue you'll deal with. But if you can work it out, this relationship will go the distance.

Scorpio & Aquarius: Power Struggles

You're suspicious of everyone. Aquarius has never met a stranger and is a friend to all. You're receptive. Aquarius is assertive. You're controlling. Aquarius demands freedom. And you're both stubborn. This is a push-pull relationship that contains endless power struggles and clashing agendas.

Scorpio & Pisces: Mutual Understanding

Pisces water is vast, deep, and oceanic. Pisces is slightly less serious than you and can provide you with some much-needed optimism. Both of you have an emotional take on life, so you get one another. You bring stability, and Pisces brings variety and excitement. You're passionate, and Pisces is romantic. Your key to success is for you to avoid being too controlling and possessive.

There are no two signs more capable of understanding the emotional needs of the other than Scorpio and Pisces. You have an emotional depth that not everyone is ready to face, but Pisces can take on anything in the realm of emotions. Nor is any other sign better equipped than you to handle the intimate emotional soul merging and loss of self that Pisces desires.

You have a deeply magnetic, emotional connection and a sexual attraction that you'll both feel immediately. You also have an intuitive understanding of one another, and the seductive pull you have over each other is hypnotic. With you supplying the passion and Pisces supplying the romance, there's no such thing as a superficial flirtation.

Together, you can go places with each other that others can't. It's a match made in heaven (Pisces) that can survive trips to hell (Scorpio) and be reborn anew — again and again. When you're together, it's breathtaking! But be aware, this is also a match that falls into the category of, "we can't live without each other, but we can't live together, either."

Scorpio and Pisces couples have created some of the most romantically passionate soulmate love stories of our time.

What Scorpio Needs in a Relationship

Scorpio zodiac sign

Scorpios are stubborn, bold, courageous, tough, competitive, resourceful, mysterious, and direct. They often live their lives on the edge of one extreme or another. If you're interested in a Scorpio, here's what they need in a relationship.

Emotional Depth

Scorpios crave deep emotional and psychological connection. They want a partner who is willing to match their deep need for intimacy.


Scorpios value loyalty and commitment in a partner. They also appreciate straightforwardness and openness.


While they love deeply, Scorpios also value their independence and personal space. They want a deep connection, but alone time is also necessary for them to recharge.

Mutual Respect

Scorpios desire balanced relationship where both partners contribute equally. It's important that in a relationship with a Scorpio, you pull your weight — emotionally and otherwise.

Intellectual and Emotional Stimulation

Scorpios love delving into complex subjects and uncovering mysteries. They want a partner who is willing and able to take a deep dive on any number of subjects that interest them.

Physical Connection

Scorpios are passionate lovers. A strong physical attraction and active sexual life are extremely important to them.


Scorpios can be jealous and insecure in relationships. They require a stable and secure relationship that provides the foundation for emotional exploration.

Partnering With a Scorpio

If you're looking for a loyal and passionate partner and a deeply intimate relationship, then a Scorpio may be your ideal match. And even if your sun sign isn't one that aligns perfectly with Scorpio, that doesn't mean it won't work out. Take it from a Sagittarius who is married to a Scorpio — even with incompatible sun signs, sometimes the stars align and the relationship is important enough to both of you that you work it out. And trust me. Scorpios are worth the effort. 

Scorpio Compatibility and Best Matches for Love