When Scorpio and Sagittarius come together for love or any kind of relationship, it’s an intense love/hate affair with plenty of cosmic chemistry! These two spiritual warriors can easily butt heads, but can also complement each other when you play to your strengths. A Scorpio-Sagittarius relationship is never boring, since you both understand each others’ need for truth and passion.
Scorpio and Sagittarius: Your compatibility clicks and clashes
Where you click:
Run for cover! The Scorpio and Sagittarius relationship is a love/hate affair that’s never short on passion. Since pleasures of the flesh DO rank high on “must-haves” for both signs, it’s worth it to see if true love exists beyond the very obvious physical chemistry. Common ground is limited but it’s there. Both signs are ambitious, hardworking, creative, and have a strange love of karaoke. Instead of trying to hit the same note, find a duet that harmonizes your disparate talents. Let Scorpio control the purse strings and ensure that quality control standards are rigorously met. Give Sagittarius the horn to toot your big ideas to the world.
Where you clash:
Your connection may literally begin with a battle. The Archer slings arrows of truth, exposing Scorpio’s soft underbelly. In defense, the Scorpion returns with a poisonous sting that knocks cocky Sagittarius off the high horse. Ouch! The next thing you know, you’re ripping each other’s clothes off and screwing like Michael Douglas and Glenn Close in “Fatal Attraction”…but it might just be the best sex either of you has ever had. You could soon be living the lifestyles of the rich and famous, even if you eventually do so from separate residences. Having your own living quarters (or wings of the house) can be the saving grace for your long-term arrangement, as your intense matchup will send you both scurrying for space from time to time.
Scorpio is water and Sagittarius is fire
Too close for comfort? As an astrology love match, fire and water signs can have wildly different needs. To succeed as a couple, compromise is essential. Water signs are soothing and nurturing, prone to fluctuating moods. They deeply crave security and comfort. By contrast, Fire signs can be aggressive, independent and often seek discomfort in the name of adventure. While water signs are nostalgic and tend to live in the rosy-hued (or overly maligned) past, fire signs are pioneers who get most excited about sculpting a future of their own creation.
To succeed as a couple, compromise is essential.
There are four elements in astrology: fire, earth, air and water. Each one plays an important role in the greater whole of humankind. A love match with someone from of a different astrological element can be challenging, but also a beautiful opportunity to evolve. After all, differences push you both to grow and step outside of your own experience.
So, how can the traditionalist water sign and the risk-taking fire sign happily coexist? The fire sign will have to enter the water sign’s world of family visits, downtime at home, returning to the same vacation spots and hanging with a small crew of lifelong friends…even if that feels limiting or stagnant. In return, the water sign will have to embrace adventure, travel, meeting new people (and being social when they do!), risk and changing up their comfortable routines from time to time. Parents can be a big sticking point, as the water sign partner is often dutifully close to theirs while the fire sign may have left home at 18 and never looked back. In nature, water can put out a fire, which can either control a raging wildfire (good) or douse a vibrant flame (not so good). Fire can warm up cold water, but it can also make it boiling and steaming mad! Too much fire can even cause water to evaporate, just as an overly dominant fire sign can cause the less aggressive water sign to “disappear” in the relationship.
Scorpio is fixed and Sagittarius is mutable
In astrology, the “qualities” or “triplicities” reveal the role you play in a relationship or collaboration. Are you a starter, a doer or a finisher? Do you like to take charge and have a plan, or do you prefer to go with the flow? In this love match, it can be hard to get in sync. Can we make a plan around here? Fixed signs crave stability and mutable signs love change. Compromise is key so you don’t drive each other crazy! The fixed sign in this relationship likes to make a decision or plan and stick with it. By contrast, the ever-changing mutable sign is always changing things—adding one more guest, jamming one more coffee date into their day, starting another project before they finish the 50 they already have going. When a mutable-fixed duo plays to their strength, the fixed sign can create a solid structure that upholds the mutable sign’s creative plans. Adaptable mutable signs help the fixed sign to be less rigid—to loosen up and go with the flow. For long-term success, the mutable mate will have to work harder at keeping their word, showing up on time and being consistent. Some plans are simply non-negotiable! In exchange the fixed sign will have to give an inch and be willing to try new things.
Scorpio is yin and Sagittarius is yang
In astrology, every sign has a “polarity”: you’re either yin (feminine) or yang (masculine). In your sign match, Scorpio is a receptive yin sign and Sagittarius is an assertive yang sign. When you play to your strengths, you balance each other out, each on contributing a different but complementary skill set. When things are off, you can become polarized. The yin sign can be too passive (or passive-aggressive) and sacrificing, while the yang sign may act domineering, aggressive and selfish. To rebalance, the yin sign needs to work on being more open, direct and confident, while the yang sign should cultivate more patience, tolerance and sensitivity.
Scorpio and Sagittarius are semisextile (one sign apart)
In astrology love matches, we also measure compatibility by the aspect, or distance, between the two signs. Your signs are semisextile, or one sign apart. Like next-door neighbors with a completely different style of decorating, gardening and living, the signs on either side of yours can stir up an instant love/hate vibe. Of course, all that friction can lead to explosive sexual chemistry, even an obsessive quest to figure each other out (you never will). Some astrologers believe that each sign is an evolved version of the one before it. The sign after yours is a teacher. However, like a rebellious teen seeking emancipation from a parent, you may never admit that this person has taught you anything. This cosmic combination can make for painful breakups, and a seething sexual tension that lingers for a lifetime.