Love is very important to highly-charged Scorpio. It can be their making… and their undoing. Their taste for the unusual mixed with their water-based, elemental need for emotional fulfillment makes them one of the most complex signs in the zodiac when it comes to matters of the heart. We’re examining Scorpio relationships, starting, as usual with the cusp: the Libra—Scorpio cusp.
Libra—Scorpio Cusp: October 19—25
People born during the cusp week have a reputation for having wide-ranging knowledge about how the world works. They believe it, and so do their friends and family. They also have a certain charisma, which ensures an audience when they offer their pronouncements. Luckily, they are usually correct, having given plenty of thought to whatever subject is under discussion. No-one who knows them ever argues with them. If you do inadvertently get on the wrong side of them, be prepared to be neatly incised from their circle. This also applies to people who love them. No amount of apology will have an effect. If you’re out, you’re out.
As far as love and romance is concerned, expect the unexpected. While appearing to have a high moral code, they are prepared to break the rules whenever it suits them. They are not afraid to stamp on societal rules when necessary. In these liberal times, with few remaining barriers, even they are finding it hard to shock.
In love, they are split. Some Libra—Scorpios come down firmly on the side of passion and sexual fulfillment, whereas others will base their relationship on love and support. The two aspects don’t often mix. One thing that their partners must be aware of is their tendency to become addicted to a relationship. It’s like a drug to them and, when hooked, they will do everything in their power to hold on to it. Even a casual, short-term fling can, in their hearts and minds, turn into the affair of the century. Forever coloring all future relationships. Those who are able to form a bond based on deep love, friendship and mutual respect can overcome all the drama and difficulties and make it last a lifetime.
Scorpio 1: October 26—November 2
Scorpio 1s have demanding personalities. They expect much from themselves, and those around them. They are careful about selecting friends and lovers, only those with the highest standards, as determined by Scorpio 1, can make it to the inner sanctum. While Scorpio 1 hates sycophants, they also enjoy admiration and approval. Thus their words and behavior are often carefully engineered in order to elicit such admiration.
They have an attractive, irresistible side, and a darker, more magnetic one. Light and fluffy vs dangerous and seductive. This means that they have two sets of friends, and never the twain shall meet. They have a wonderful sense of humor, and are entertaining to a fault. When in love, they can be incredibly jealous and suspicious of even their very best friends. They tend to think that people are ‘up to something’. For some reason, they can’t really believe their lover is with them because they want to be with them. They even think their lover is weak for wanting to be with them. You can’t win. As they grow older, their circle of friendships dwindles as they purposely reduce interaction with others.
Scorpio 1 believes that criticism is constructive and by speaking their mind they are helping their loved ones. However, they are unable to accept criticism in return. Clashes can reach violent levels, but are often necessary to clear the air. They deal with obstacles and problems during fights. This means that Scorpio 1’s long-term relationship will improve as it ages, eventually settling into mutual understanding and supportive love.
Scorpio 2: November 3—11
Scorpio 2 has a strong moral compass which is put to the test by their ‘scorpionic’ drives. Intense and strong-willed with extraordinary levels of concentration and application. They feel the same strong emotions as Scorpio 1s, but have more control and are able to direct their impulses productively.
‘Life is tough’ is a particular mantra that helps Scorpio 2 deal with just about anything. They feel emotions deeply, but ‘life is tough’ gets them through. They are not keen on sharing their feelings, so anyone who wants to get close to them has to do it slowly and with subtlety. There are many obstacles to be navigated before you can reach Scorpio 2’s heart. When you reach it, prepare to commit.
Scorpio 2s are faithful, loyal and steadfast. They don’t give up on someone easily. They have strong nurturing instincts and are capable of great personal sacrifice in order to take care of a partner or child. Yet, they still have that secretive, sexy Scorpio streak. The physical side of their relationship is important to them and they need a partner who is able to fulfill that fantasy, thrill-seeking side of their nature. With careful balancing and adjustment, Scorpio 2s can have a mutually fulfilling long-term relationship.
Scorpio 3 November 12—18
A seductive mix of charm, charisma, passion and self-control make Scorpio 3 a magnet to other people. They are popular and likeable. Easy to love. However, never forget that those dark Scorpio traits run deep like an underground river. However, Scorpio 3 is able to acknowledge their dark side without it ever becoming a big issue. They are intelligent and resourceful enough to find the escape valve that they occasionally need.
Scorpio 3s are attracted to self-sufficient people. They are disdainful of neediness and people who wear the role of victim too easily. Having said that, they are kind and generous to those in genuine trouble. They have a deep compassion for those who are vulnerable and unable to help themselves. In love, they often fall for alpha-types; strong personalities to whom they can subjugate their own will. However, this is only ever temporary and serves to open that necessary escape valve. Take advantage of Scorpio 3 for too long, and too often, and you’ll be unceremoniously shown the door.
Eventually, Scorpio 3 will find their long-term mate, and will usually choose an equal. The power balance slips easily from one partner to the other, and they both seek and provide the stability that is the foundation of their relationship. However connected they are to their partner, Scorpio 3 also needs good friendships outside of the relationship. It’s rare they can get all they need, emotionally, from one person. Their partners will, of course, be aware and be understanding of their need for that escape valve.
That’s it for Scorpio relationships – well almost: next month, as usual, we’ll begin with the cuspers: Scorpio—Sagittarius.