Are Taurus and Scorpio really compatible? Here is what you need to know about this zodiac duo
When it comes to astrological compatibility, some signs are known to be well matched, while others tend to clash. And when it comes to Taurus and Scorpio, it can be a mix between opposites that absolutely attract or repel each other. Here's what you need to know about this zodiac duo, from how they are similar and different to how they will fare in a friendship or relationship.
Taurus and Scorpio Compatibility Overview.
In order to understand the dynamic between Taurus and Scorpio, let's first look at what these two signs individually consist of.
Taurus, on the one hand, is a fixed earth sign ruled by Venus, the planet of beauty and pleasure. It is symbolized by the bull, an appropriate representation of the stubborn but reliable nature of Taurus. This sign is also known to be very invested in sensory and earthly pleasures, as well as things like money and security.
Scorpio, on the other hand, is a water sign ruled by Pluto in modern astrology (the planet of transformation and rebirth) or Mars in ancient astrology (the planet of action and aggression). It is a fixed sign, like Taurus, and is represented by the scorpion, inspired by the Greek tradition that a scorpion stung and killed Orion. Scorpios have a reputation for being mysterious, deep and slightly (or not so slightly) intimidating.
Interestingly, Taurus and Scorpio sit opposite each other on the zodiac wheel. An “opposition” is an example of an “aspect” or angle formed in astrology, and while it's not the easiest aspect to deal with, it can be very rewarding when two people can accept each other's differences and find a balance.
The respective elements of earth and water in these two signs are also a soothing and healing combo. In the same way that clay or mud can be rejuvenating, when an earth and water sign come together, they can create a relationship with great comfort, depth and grounding.
Before we learn more about the compatibility of this duo, it's important to remember that assessing true astrological compatibility (aka “synastry”) requires taking into account the entire natal chart of both people, not just their sun sign. That said, here's how these two signs behave in love and friendship, as well as their similarities and differences.
When a Taurus and Scorpio meet in a friendship, the potential for creating a loving and supportive dynamic is strong, but there is also the potential for tension.
Scorpio can help Taurus dive into the depths of their own emotional world, while Taurus can help Scorpio lighten up and enjoy the things in life.
If we look at these two at a party, Taurus are the ones eating, drinking, talking to everyone – they are really present. A Scorpio, on the other hand, is in the corner with sunglasses on; knows everyone in the deepest, darkest secrets; and doesn't want to talk to anyone. So, Taurus would be the one who recognizes the Scorpio in the corner and says, “Hey, come join the world of the living and stop being so in your head.
Vice versa, if a Taurus was going through an emotionally tumultuous time, Scorpio would not be afraid to lean into it, because he does not feel the need to run away from the darkness. And it can be a very good thing for a Taurus to receive this kind of emotional support, which is very important to them.
Moral of the story: These two can make very good friends as long as they respect and appreciate the nuances of the other.
All of the above points about how these two can balance each other would also apply in a relationship context, and they also have the potential for major sparks in the bedroom.
Scorpio is already known for having some sexual energy; meanwhile, Taurus is very, very sensual, so put them together for seven minutes in heaven and they may never emerge. Don't be surprised if these two never leave the house.
But beyond simple sexual chemistry, Taurus and Scorpio in a relationship will be able to merge the earthly world with the underground world, finding depth, balance and mutual pleasure.
When there is a good balance, Taurus invites Scorpio to be more present, more alive and more aware of what is really happening in the present. And then Scorpio, in turn, really invites Taurus to go into their lives, into the depths and understand that we all have this capacity to be more than we think we are.
These two signs are also known for being incredibly loyal, but to that end, they can both have a propensity for jealousy and possessiveness. If the negative side of this intense loyalty can be verified, both signs will appreciate that they can rely on each other.
The ways in which they match.
As far as the similarity of these two goes, they are both very loyal, romantic, sexual and devoted. Both being fixed signs, which means they fall in the middle of their respective seasons, Taurus and Scorpio embody a certain drive or workaholic mentality that helps them see things with determination.
In the context of a relationship or friendship, this fixed quality will likely make the dynamic very stable and favorable. Although the way they actually do things may differ, both signs are reliable and trustworthy.
Taurus may be quicker to fall in love, while it may take Scorpio a little longer, but once either sign has made a decision, they will stick with it. (And that includes in their relationships).
This also applies to breakups or arguments. If a Taurus or Scorpio is angry with you, you'll know it. And if they decide to cut you out of your life, they probably won't back down. When they're done, they're done – they'll burn the whole house down and walk away and never look back, these two can have mood swings too.
When conflict may arise.
While Taurus and Scorpio can make an excellent couple, let's not forget that they are opposites. On the one hand, Taurus is much more outgoing than Scorpio, and in the context of a relationship or friendship, both people will need to understand this essential difference (and not take it personally when they don't want to do the same things).
Taurus has some intuition but usually takes things at face value much more than a Scorpio. Scorpios take people with their intuition – they don't take people literally at all. And there are pros and cons on both sides.
And in terms of personal growth and evolution, a highly evolved Taurus and Scorpio together will be able to find harmony in each other's differences, but this will not be the case with two people operating in their shadow (which is true enough for any relationship ).
If we are not in our highest vibration, our opposites can actually become our worst enemies. The Taurus shadow, for example, can be materialistic and shallow, while the Scorpio shadow will literally sting you with its cutting words and no-nonsense attitude. And obviously, this is not going to go over well in a relationship.
Taurus and Scorpio can certainly be a case of opposites attracting, and when both people have evolved into something healthy, they can balance each other in a very deep and secure way. You should certainly consult the birth charts of both people to get a better idea of the overall compatibility, but in general, there is no reason why a Taurus and Scorpio can't thrive together.