Who Is Venus in Scorpio Compatible With?

Who Is Venus in Scorpio Compatible With?

Every planet has Zodiac signs it is more and less comfortable in. For the planet Venus, which is associated with things one values like love and money, the sign of Scorpio is not its favorite place to be.

If the planet Venus was in the sign of Scorpio on the day you were born, though, that doesn’t mean no one will ever love you. It just means you have to find someone who appreciates your unique style.

If you have Venus in Scorpio, your best compatibility matches are partners who have Venus in Virgo or Venus in Capricorn. Looking at the characteristics of the sign of Scorpio reveals additional possibilities.

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Scorpio Basics

Remember that each Zodiac sign is associated with a season, a mode (is it in the beginning, middle, or end of a season?), and an element. Each Zodiac sign is also ruled by at least one planet or luminary.

  • Scorpio Season: Fall
  • Scorpio Mode: Fixed (middle sign in its season)
  • Scorpio Element: Water
  • Scorpio Rulers: Mars and Pluto

Venus Basics

Venus stays within two signs of the Sun in terms of relative position to Earth. That means people who have Venus in Scorpio can have the Sun in only the following signs: Virgo, Libra, Scorpio, Sagittarius, or Capricorn.

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Best Match: Venus in Scorpio with partner’s Venus in Virgo or Capricorn

Virgo and Capricorn are the earth signs closest to the water sign Scorpio. The four elements – fire, earth, air, and water – typically break down into two groups two: fire and air, and earth and water. Older astrology texts often refer to fire and air signs as masculine and water and earth signs as feminine.

In today’s world where people of all genders are able to express a broader variety of roles and traits, perhaps a better way to understand the difference between the two groups of signs is to look at their focus. Water and earth signs tend to be interested in security and in maintaining the structure that exists.

This can include the domestic stay-at-home parent, but it can also include the sort of person who looks for a job that is stable and guaranteed.

No matter what happens in the world, industries like education, healthcare, food, and banking aren’t going anywhere. Those lines of work are therefore full of earth and water signs for people of all genders.

Fire and air signs are interested in innovating and exploring. Even if they are found in stable industries, they find the wilder parts of those industries.

While an earth or water sign person might be happy with a financial job that involves managing conservative investments for retired people, a fire or air sign person might get curious about the riskier side of the financial industry like options trading.

Similarly, the fire or air sign worker in the healthcare industry might gravitate toward experimental therapies. As in the theory underlying Chinese medicine, there’s Yang within the Yin.

The theory of Yin and Yang, as described by the Traditional Chinese Medicine World Foundation, works well for understanding the difference between the fire and air signs and the earth and water signs.

Yang is the outwardly focused energy of fire and air signs, and Yin is the inwardly focused energy of the earth and water signs.

While earth and water signs are both focused on security, they put different spins on them. Earth signs focus on physical security, while water signs focus on emotional security.

Venus in Virgo and Venus in Scorpio both have difficult reputations in the astrology world. Venus in Scorpio is referred to as Venus in detriment because Scorpio is the opposite of Taurus, one of the two signs Venus rules.

Venus in Virgo is referred to as Venus in fall because Virgo is the opposite of Pisces, the sign where Venus is exalted.

The commonality here is that Venus performs best in signs that have a reputation for being generous. Virgo and Scorpio both tend to feel instead that they need to conserve what they have. A good side of this is that Venus in Virgo and Venus in Scorpio could both be excellent environmentalists, recycling more diligently than most people would have the patience for.

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Venus can be a little lazy in the signs it rules. Venus’s side of the story is that sometimes relaxing is good for you. Venus in Virgo and Venus in Scorpio, however, are in agreement that hard work is important.

Venus in Capricorn also believes in hard work. Its emphasis on tradition and structure, however, can contain the excesses of Venus in Scorpio.

Venus in Scorpio will find this containment calming. Meanwhile, Venus in Scorpio will provide Venus in Capricorn with just enough excitement and color. These two are likely to share a dark sense of humor.

Second Best Match: Venus in Scorpio with partner’s Venus in water signs

The three water signs, all of which focus on the emotional world, are Cancer, Scorpio, and Pisces.

Venus in Cancer shares Venus in Scorpio’s tendency to pursue emotional security at all costs. For Venus in Cancer, emotional security is just what they have an uncomplicated desire for. Venus in Scorpio, however, is often aware that emotional security comes at the cost of something else.

Venus in Scorpio tends to experience the realms of love and money as full of trade-offs, where they can’t get everything they want easily and therefore have to figure out what they want most.

Venus in Pisces, however, tends to love in a generous enough way that even Venus in Scorpio’s calculating, paranoid mind might come to question whether there is more to life than calculating and paranoia.

Venus in Pisces would have trouble admitting this, but Venus in Pisces also benefits from Venus in Scorpio’s awareness of the dark side of life.   

Two Venus in Scorpio people together would deserve each other. To have a partner capable of returning their own worst paranoid and manipulative tendencies might make them rethink a few things.

On the other hand, if they agreed with each other on what to be paranoid about, finally having someone agree with their paranoia might take some of the charges out of it, as feeling ignored and misunderstood tends to fuel Venus in Scorpio’s worst excesses.

Third Best Match: Venus in Scorpio with partner’s Venus in other fixed signs

The other fixed signs besides Scorpio are Taurus, Leo, and Aquarius.

Venus in Taurus would confidently laugh at how much intrigue Venus in Scorpio saw in every little thing. For Venus in Taurus, life is just not that complicated. Even Venus in Scorpio might be influenced to chill out after a while. A steamy sexual connection could help Venus in Scorpio relax.

Venus in Leo could keep up with Venus in Scorpio on the drama front – and on the loyalty front too. This could be an exhaustingly intense relationship, but both Venus in Scorpio and Venus in Leo may find it rewarding to have a partner who can go to extremes with them.

Venus in Aquarius is coolly intellectual and might find Venus in Scorpio too dramatic, but both Venus in Aquarius and Venus in Scorpio are concerned with the bigger picture of the world and how they fit into it.

They both could go the route of a conspiracy theorist or cult leader, though Venus in Scorpio’s cult would last longer because it would assume the worst rather than the best about human nature. Venus in Aquarius’s idealism, however, could be useful for getting Venus in Scorpio out of a dark rut.

All the Rest

The signs that have not been covered yet are Libra, Sagittarius, Aries, and Gemini. Aries and Sagittarius are fire signs, and Gemini and Libra are air signs. 

Libra and Sagittarius are the signs on either side of Scorpio. As noted previously, Venus can be no more than two signs apart from the Sun. There are therefore many Venus in Scorpio people with the Sun in Libra or Sagittarius.

There are also many people with Venus in Libra or Sagittarius who have the Sun in Scorpio. If at least one of these situations applies to a couple where one has Venus in Scorpio and the other has Venus in Libra or Sagittarius, incompatibility is not a huge concern.

Overall, however, Venus in Libra and Venus in Sagittarius are both too optimistic for Venus in Scorpio’s liking. Meanwhile, Venus in Gemini would seem too shallow for Venus in Scorpio. Venus in Scorpio tends to desire one thing intensely, while Venus in Gemini would be more spread out among many desires.

A pairing that would be interesting to watch is Venus in Scorpio with Venus in Aries. Both have Venus in detriment, which means that matters of love and money, and values tend to be full of trade-offs. Both also have Venus in a sign ruled by Mars.

These two would be able to scheme together to come up with a unique relationship that suited each person’s needs as well as possible. It would be hard for the Venus in Scorpio person to be pushed to scheme out loud, but the result might be worth the trouble.

An especially interesting option for this pair would be Sun in Libra/Venus in Scorpio and Sun in Taurus/Venus in Aries, where each person’s Sun would oppose the other person’s Venus – and each person would have the Sun in a Venus-ruled sign.

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