Scorpio and Libra: Power meets Compromise
Being next door neighbors on the zodiac wheel, Scorpio and Libra seem to have a natural ease when relating. These astrology signs are both obsessed with romantic merger and together provide the complete recipe for Love: Libra rules partnership and commitment while Scorpio rules emotion, sex and intimacy. They complete each other!
However, all that doesn’t mean that Libra and Scorpio will find love compatibility or sexual compatibility to be a definite lock. Deep inside they sense something off-putting in the other. Scorpio will be suspicious of Libra’s desire to flatter and compromise with people, while Libra will find Scorpio’s aggressiveness in poor taste and not at all diplomatic. The question is can the prim and proper Libra find a level of mutual tolerance with the Scorpio who lives to challenge and (often destroy) all that that is seemingly proper.
Libra and Scorpio will appreciate that the other is brilliant and open to having intellectual debates. The fact that double-minded and flexible Libra possesses the ability to argue against Scorpio’s point of view AND yet see eye-to-eye with it will make Scorpio smittened.
Even more attractive to Scorpio will be Libra’s need for togetherness. Libra must have a partner and Scorpio must have intimacy.
This duo will be reliably stuck like glue until they realize each has severely differently bonding needs. Libra is very sociable and likes to roam in public circles while Scorpio likes to be internally focused and a bit of a loner. Scorpio will be suspicious of the attention Libra constantly attracts and will misinterpret Libra’s charm with others for flirtation. Jealousy alert!
Also, Scorpio brings an intensity to the relationship that Libra doesn’t understand and prefers to do without. After one too many nights of Scorpio delving into taboo conversations, sexual aberrations or emotional excess, Libra might pack their bags and leave for a partner a little more “stable.”
To Scorpio, after the initial infatuation, Libra might seem cold, fake, superficial and just too damn perfect. Scorpio will also realize that partnership to Libra is not the same as a deep, intimate connection, which Scorpio yearns eternally for. Scorpio will want to destroy Libra’s facade to see if anything irreverent, profound or unusual lies underneath. (They won’t find it).
Scorpio will appreciate Libra’s beauty and refinement and will find the idea of sacrificing that refinement to the ultimate primal act to be very tempting. Since Scorpio needs to turn coitus into an passionate and emotional journey, the lovemaking might be one-sided in intensity. Libra can’t make the internal emotional journey during sex, although Libra will always be accommodating physically.
This match up works best if Scorpio is the man and Libra is the woman. Scorpio men like to lead and Libra women, while natural leaders, like to comply in relationships — within reason. A Scorpio woman might find Libra men a bit too metrosexual. He will care far more for designers, the perfect tie and matching shoes than Scorpio ever will. This is not the best match, but if each is willing to make concessions, it can work for many years. Other factors, like whether the Libra has Scorpio planets (which is often the case), can save this Scorpio-Libra love match.
In real life: I’ve had two relationships with Libras, both of which cooled off sooner than I wanted and neither became extreme or daring enough to be satisfying. I would say my nature as a Scorpio was overwhelming and too much for them. Also, my aggressiveness was often offensive (in their eyes) and led to misunderstandings. Neither of the Libras liked to talk about problems in the relationship, so if you want to probe and obsess over problems, they will not oblige. Instead of having a heart to heart, these two Libras just preferred to politely and undramatically break the yoke and disappear.
Oh wait– there was a third Libra. I left him. He was sweet and just wanted a partner and was willing to just be there for me even if we weren’t the best match. He was very smart and is the only man I’ve ever had a chess date with. 🙂 I left for a Capricorn and Yes , in hindsight, it was a bad move. I should have stayed with the Libra.
Remember These Past & Present Scorpio-Libra Love Matches?
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Gwen & Gavin
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