This is a problematic match unless other elements in the two natal zodiacs are more compatible. Scorpio and Aquarius have vastly different needs and lifestyle preferences. Typical Aquarians prefer to spend their time with groups of people rather than alone with a partner and they require a lot of personal freedom, which conflicts with the Scorpio need for visible commitment and security in a relationship. To make matters worse, Aquarian emotional detachment can be frustrating for passionate Scorpio. Because they have such different approaches to life, these two may have difficulty getting along day to day.
Typical Scorpios need to maintain control within their relationships to feel secure, while Aquarians require purely egalitarian connections. Aquarians also tend to have a lot of interests outside their relationships, and the time Aquarius spends engaging in activities with others can trigger Scorpio’s jealousy. In addition, Aquarians can be emotionally oblivious, hurting the feelings of those they care about without meaning to. This problem arises because they tend to think about things rather than feeling them. They don’t usually get upset over things that distress more sensitive signs, and Scorpio finds Aquarius’s calm detachment in response to important issues maddening.
Ultimately, it will be difficult for these two to understand one another and agree on almost any issue, and this disconnection can lead to stressful and bewildering interactions. However, these signs usually do share a few interests in common, typically those outside the mainstream, so there can be some common ground over which to bond. Both also cope well with change. However, lifestyle preferences are likely to be poles apart.
Scorpios tend to be lone wolves. They usually prefer to work alone, engage in solo hobbies or those that can be done with small groups of close friends or a partner, and generally maintain their privacy. Aquarians, by contrast, prefer to work and play among diverse groups of people. They are better able to let things go, so they tend to be less committed to homes, activities, and even people in some cases. The typical Aquarius can happily pick up and move on to a new place and make friends easily, but this is far more difficult for Scorpios, who are slow to trust and want to forge deeper, long-term bonds.
For the Scorpio-Aquarius pairing to work, these two will need to meet each other halfway. Scorpio will have to allow Aquarius more social freedom without harboring any resentment about it, and Aquarius will need to provide reassurance and demonstrate commitment by spending more quality time alone with Scorpio. These two will probably find each other’s minds fascinating, and if they can compromise on the issues that divide them, this can be an interesting and intellectually stimulating match. Compatibility will be higher if their ascendants bring their temperaments and lifestyle preferences into better alignment.
Note: There is more to astrological compatibility than sun signs alone. Other elements in a person’s natal zodiac also play a role. Ascendants (rising signs), moon signs, and other planetary placements and aspects also shape personality and affect compatibility. For example, a Capricorn with Leo rising will be more extroverted than a typical Capricorn, and a Taurus with Aries rising or the moon in Sagittarius will be more compatible with Sagittarius than a typical Taurus. For more information on other natal chart elements, see Astrology Sun, Moon, and Ascendant.
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