One of the most scorchingly hot and searingly intense zodiac love pairings, this is a couple who would die for one another – or who will half kill each other in the fall out. Aries and Scorpio compatibility is a wild ride indeed, plunging this couple from the heights of ecstasy to the depths of despair and back again with frightening speed. No sign has a greater reputation for sexual intensity than Scorpio, and Aries compatibility depends a lot on sexual compatibility, so from the bedroom to the mundane details of everyday life, this is a relationship built on desire and passion all the way through.
A key to understanding the dynamics of Aries and Scorpio compatibility is to know that historically, both of these signs are ruled by Mars. Mars is the planet of passion – and of war. In recent times, Scorpio’s rulership has been re-assigned to Pluto, but that’s not an improvement, folks. Pluto is the planet of power, destructiveness and our collective dark side…. so when Mars and Pluto meet head on, intense power struggles result. Often, Scorpio and Aries compatibility is all-consuming and intoxicating but very short lived. This can be the once in a lifetime affair that neither side will ever forget, but which would have been simply impossible to sustain in the long term. “Affair” being the operative term too, since often in this pairing at least one partner is married or committed elsewhere – there’s frequently an air of secrecy or deception around this partnership.
When life is running smoothly, however, this couple do have a lot going for them. Beyond their obvious mutual attraction and shared passion, they are intrigued by one another’s natures. Scorpio, as a water sign, can help hot-headed Aries ground their impulsiveness in intuition, resulting in better decisions. Aries, the fire sign, can tempt the Scorpio partner out of his or her deep water and into a cauldron of excitement and adventure. Both signs are highly ambitious in terms of getting what they want, and when they choose to work together towards a common goal, they create a magnificent team. Aries and Scorpio compatibility for life achievement is unstoppable, especially if Aries listens to Scorpio’s almost Machiavellian strategy expertise.
So much for the good times. Unfortunately for Aries and Scorpio, compatibility won’t always be so straightforward, because life for all of us usually gets pretty stressful at times. Under emotional pressure, this couple can fall apart fast. Scorpio will dig in, retreat and resort to emotional manipulation, while Aries will scream, shout and create tantrums that dignified Scorpio will despise. The relationship will be punctuated by heavy, intense rows and an emotionally destructive atmosphere. Each sign can hurt the other very badly if they try – and they will try. Jealousy can also be a very real issue for both Aries and Scorpio. Compatibility under stress is hard to come by indeed for this partnership, and ultimately the drama will probably become too much for Scorpio, who is likely to be the one calling an end to the game. Aries should remember, however, that Scorpio can be extremely vindictive, and will neither forgive nor forget long after the relationship itself has ended.
Of course, sometimes, for some couples, Aries and Scorpio compatibility succeeds. Where it does, it will be a complex relationship that outsiders don’t really “get”, but will be characterised by extreme loyalty and protectiveness of one another. Perhaps it works best where the couple live apart, or are kept apart by their different careers for extended periods of time. In that case, the passion and overwhelming emotions of their reunions will be enough to keep the more destructive elements of this pairing at bay.
Looking back to this couple’s mythological archetypes, remember that sometimes the Hero is assisted by the Sorcerer….and sometimes the Hero must defeat the Sorcerer, who usually holds much more power than the Hero does. Only rarely do the Hero and Sorcerer stay together in what one could reasonably term a relationship, and the mythical friendship, if there is one, between the two archetypes is often tense. In Aries and Scorpio compatibility, we have two immensely powerful characters in their own right – and an enormous power struggle which can last a lifetime.
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