This is a good combination for friendship and romance. Virgos and Scorpios have a lot in common. They share a number of traits, including strong work ethics, powerful minds, high-intensity inner lives, cautious approaches to expressing feelings, independent natures, and the need to spend time on solitary pursuits. A relationship between these two may get off to a slow start because these signs are wary and even somewhat distrustful, but once it gets going, this match can be very deep and stable.
One potential problem with this pairing is that Scorpio may crave more passion in a romantic relationship or grow insecure if Virgo’s emotional reserve is mistaken for lack of interest. Another problem area may be lack of communication. Scorpio is slow to trust and has a tendency to be secretive, and Virgo is restrained by nature, making this sign difficult to know and understand. As a result, these two may have trouble opening up and sharing their true feelings with one another. On the other hand, Scorpio’s possessiveness will make Virgo feel more secure about the relationship, and Virgo’s intellectual strength will maintain Scorpio’s interest.
Despite a few minor issues, this pairing has a lot going for it. Both signs favor depth over surface charm, preferring to discuss the profound issues in life and abhorring small talk. These two are also likely to match well in terms of lifestyle preferences. Both tend toward introversion, and although they do socialize, they also need plenty of time on their own to pursue personal interests and recharge their batteries. When this pair go out into the world together, Virgo is less likely to set off the infamous Scorpio jealousy by playing emotional games or flirting with anyone (Virgos can’t be bothered to play with people they don’t intend to actively pursue).
One significant difference between these two signs is that Scorpios are natural risk takers while Virgos tend to be cautious, testing the waters before jumping in. Each approach is best suited to particular situations, so ideally these two will have positive effects on one another, with Scorpio encouraging Virgo to take calculated risks and Virgo putting the brakes on some of Scorpio’s more foolhardy impulses. Another difference between these two is that Scorpios don’t mind getting their hands dirty, whereas typical Virgos hate to do this in both the metaphorical and real senses. This is another area in which these two can have a positive influence on each other, with Scorpio helping Virgo overcome this contamination phobia and Virgo encouraging Scorpio to develop a little more caution when necessary.
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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