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Aquarius - Scorpio Love Compatibility




Because Aquarius and Scorpio have so little in common personality-wise, their level of love compatibility depends entirely on the extent to which the two people can view their differences as interesting and stimulating – rather than as a source of ongoing irritation.


Traditionally this combination is considered to be very difficult! When two people are born under conflicting elements – here Water and Air – it can be hard for them to fully understand where one another are coming from and their level of love compatibility is likely to be quite poor.

Tensions can arise due to their contrasting approach – emotional and highly sensitive when someone has the Sun in Scorpio, but much more rational and impersonal in the case of an Aquarian Sun.

In a live-in relationship, the Scorpion's brooding intensity and desire for confrontation don't always sit comfortably with the airy Aquarian's cool detachment and dislike of anything too 'heavy'. And because both of these ‘fixed’ signs tend to be particularly strong-willed and inflexible, there’s a risk of ongoing power struggles in the event of disagreements.

The problem here is that whereas Scorpio is probably the world's biggest control freak, Aquarius is the sign least likely ever to let itself be controlled. To be able to function harmoniously together, each has to be willing to make compromises: the main challenge for Scorpio is to learn to respect the Air sign's need for independence, while Aquarius needs to place more value on the importance of togetherness and commitment.


Clearly there are some major emotional differences between Aquarius and Scorpio!

Whereas Water sign Scorpio’s feelings are very powerful and intense, Aquarius is one of the most emotionally detached of all the star signs. While an Aquarian’s responses are governed purely by logic and reasoning, a Scorpio tends to react from a gut-feelings level. Scorpio thrives on exploring deep and complex emotions, but Aquarius shies away from ‘dark’ and painful feelings it can’t easily rationalize away.

In the best case scenario, Aquarius’s dispassionate objectivity can cut through the more troublesome aspects of Scorpio’s emotional intensity, enabling the Water sign to snap out of its notoriously dark and lingering moods more easily and helping to keep it sane.

But in the worst case scenario Aquarius’s tendency to over-intellectualize highly sensitive emotional issues its partner takes very seriously will give Scorpio the impression it has zero empathy and create a rift that is hard to bridge.


Sexually, Aquarius and Scorpio may be somewhat mis-matched initially. The Aquarian's take-it-or-leave-it approach and strong resistance to being tied down can arouse the insecure Scorpion's jealousy and resentment. On the other hand, to freedom-loving Aquarius, Scorpio can seem far too possessive and manipulative.

For things to work sexually between these two, Scorpio needs to lighten up a bit, while Aquarius has to show more sensitivity for the depth and vulnerability of the Water sign's powerful feelings.


These two Star Signs have very little in common in terms of how their minds work. Although both are actually quite deep thinkers, Scorpio is able to use its powerful intuition to instantly pinpoint the main crux of an issue, while Aquarius needs more time to analyze a situation in detail, viewing it from a number of different angles and perspectives. Because Scorpio feels it just ‘knows’ the right answer, it finds Aquarius’s complex mental gymnastics rather tedious and unnecessary.

Scorpio and Aquarius do share one important mental trait, but it doesn’t much help their communication! As two of the most stubborn-minded of all the Star Signs, neither will willingly concede to the other’s point of view and both find it very difficult to compromise in the case of disagreements. As a result, decision-making discussions can be slow and laborious and frequently end in stalemate.


The basic problem with Aquarius-Scorpio relationships is that, at the end of the day, Scorpio may be looking for a level of emotional intimacy and involvement that Aquarius simply isn’t capable of delivering.

What the Scorpion desires most is an all-consuming, totally absorbing romance and when it believes it has found ‘the One’, it wants to devote itself exclusively to that special person. But the independent Aquarian doesn’t have such a strong need for one-on-one relationships, and spreads its affections around more equally between its large circle of friends and acquaintances.

If Scorpio imagines it can get around this basic incompatibility by employing its famous control tactics to try to capture or hold onto Aquarius, it will only make an already difficult situation even worse!

Ruled by Uranus, the planet of freedom, Aquarius is the most rebellious sign in the Zodiac. Like Scorpio, it’s also a ‘fixed’ sign, and as such will stubbornly resist any attempt to make it do something it doesn’t want to do. Scorpio’s power games may work well with some other star signs, but Aquarius is far too smart and far too much its own person ever to end up under a Scorpio’s thumb!