Libra and Scorpio Love Compatibility

Both yearn for a relationship but can differ in what they need from it

Scorpio astrological sign
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Libra and Scorpio have been called the "relationship signs" for their coupling capacity. Libra loves to be swept up in a breathless affair, and Scorpio has the urge to merge.

Scorpio's intense gaze is a tonic to Libra, who comes alive as the object of desire. The attraction promise something substantial, which both crave.

Scorpio looks for emotional resonance and soul bonding. Relationships are as important for Libras, but more happens for them at the plane of thought. Libra falls in love first with the idea of being together. Scorpio is the most lucid and reality-based water sign. Scorpio knows what's at stake on the emotional-psychic level. Here's where they clash and may find problems relating.

Libra in love is into togetherness and understands give and take. Scorpio in love is jealous, dramatic, and secretive.

Libra and Scorpio Love Conflicts

Libra favors light relationships, at least to begin, while Scorpio is all or nothing. It's hard for Scorpio to pursue drawn-out courtships. Scorpio could feel like Libra doesn't get them on a deep level.

Scorpio must decide Libra is worth the wait and this elusive lover has the emotional density they need. Even when Libra enters a commitment, there's need for personal space. Scorpio's enveloping nature and tendency toward control could set off alarms.

Above all, Libra likes to keep it dignified, avoiding the dark corners of relationships. The sign of the Scales is known to dance around conflict until it recedes in the rearview mirror.

Yet cardinal Libras have an edge when it comes to relationships. They like to drive the action forward. Scorpio loves to probe and intermingle, go to the bottom together, and rise again. A persnickety Libra might find that sordid. But Libras with the courage to walk through the shadows hold their own. And Libra's gift of clear-seeing is a saving grace, keeping things in perspective.

Pros and Cons

They're neighbors on the zodiac and may meet at harmonious degreesĀ around the Libra-Scorpio cusp. Other planets are a big factor in whether this match is a love connection. Scorpios who can be objective about their obsessive nature reassure Libras that they're not diving off the deep end. Libra needs room to move and a partner with a flexible, open mind.

Libras crave peace and a stylish home for relaxing and entertaining. Scorpios are social but need breathing room to move through their demanding cycles of change. A key to weathering the storms is understanding what each needs to stay on a healthy growth path.

Libras with sensuality and strong libidos give sexual Scorpios something to latch onto. Scorpios need to take that intimate journey to the center of their partners' heart. Libra's nature is to transcend the primal through beauty, charm, and an instinct for mirroring what they think the other wants. In a twosome, they point in different directions.

This understanding gap can be bridged when other planets (especially Venus and the Moon) are in sync. When there's enough of what the other wants and needs, this match has potential. Otherwise, it's like looking for love in all the wrong places.