Andrea loves to write about the zodiac and research astrological compatibility. She's been an online writer for over five years.
Scorpio and Sagittarius go together like chocolate and peanut butter.
Obviously, Scorpio is a dark chocolate, maybe with chili, nuts, or a fruit. Sagittarius is the peanut butter that makes things all the more rich and delightful for chocolate. It’s a killer combo.
Scorpio's depth, darkness, and moods brings the chocolate to the table. It would be an artisan chocolate with multiple flavor profiles. Sagittarius is far more light-hearted and wild. The fire sign is more eccentric, silly, and light-hearted. Sagittarius is like peanut butter that you could feed just about anybody -- your kids, your dog, or even in more romantic settings... like with chocolate.
Scorpio and Sagittarius have several qualities that make them a powerful couple. They are neighbors in the Zodiac, they are both fall seasons, and they both try to look at things with a fresh perspective. Both are success oriented and creative.
Generally, neighbor signs are opposites. The Zodiac tries to bring in a new type of energy with each season -- something that complements the last sign.
Scorpio is a water sign, Sagittarius is fire — together they make steam, which is magical and is essential to good food and a clean shower. Imagine the planet in the early stages with all the volcanic activity and young oceans. The world was full of steam and from it life began to spread about the planet. Water and fire are an old combo, but a successful one. These two elements alone can help get things started. The first sign of the Zodiac is a fire sign, the Aries which comes right after the last cycle's water sign... Pisces.
Scorpio and Sagittarius do have something peculiar that they’ll have to work through: a clash of different attitudes.
Scorpio is possessive, controlling, and loyal. A Scorpio wants all of their partner without question or disagreement. Sagittarius is wild, freedom loving, and looking for an adventure. Scorpio will be annoyed with Sagittarius’ aloof ways. Sagittarius will get annoyed with Scorpio’s possessive and demanding ways.
This combo isn't for the faint of heart. Scorpio will chase the Sagittarius if they feel there is enough promise and reward in the courtship. Sagittarius will do what Sagittarius will do. You can't control or confine the wild horse. It has to run. Scorpio will have to be active: you can't simply wow the Sagittarius with traditional tactics like hanging out at home on a couch or something just as simple.
Sagittarius will not put up with a boring lover.
Scorpio will not put up with an unfaithful lover.
Stand Side by Side
They do best to stand side by side and accept the other for their differences. Scorpio and Sagittarius do well to hide in the shadows, not be the center of attention.
They’ll enjoy each other’s commentary on life. Scorpio sees the world in a serious way, they’re intense, emotional, brooding, and calculated. Scorpio likes to think about darker topics, more gruesome ideas, and stuff you don't talk about in public. Sagittarius is hilarious, all over the place, a fantastic scholar, a jokester, and a chameleon of social circumstances. If these two hit it off, their conversations will carry a great deal of the chemistry. They'll both confuse and charm each other.
The two in a way are different sides of the devil. Scorpio has its fair share of connotations to the dark side as the king or queen of Halloween. Scorpios are drawn to the spooky, the costumes, the tricks, and the trials to see if people really are who they say they are or if they have nailed a mask to their face and are playing pretend. Scorpio wants to really understand reality. They delve much deeper than other signs into what is the human psyche.
Sagittarius is a trickster. They like pranks. They are whimsical, they like to keep things light and fresh, they’re bent on sarcasm, and sometimes they take joy in people’s pain. Sagittarius is known to play games of love. They don't always want to be in a relationship but sometimes just want to explore their options.
It’s the vices that can unite these two. They are great as partners in crime. They know how to play off each other. Scorpio needs to be committed to following the Sagittarius who will chase after the wind, pick up new hobbies, try new careers, travel far, and move to whatever place they feel moves them. Scorpio will have to sacrifice the steadiness they like to keep the Sagittarius spark. Sacrifices will be made to help this relationship last for the long term.
Yin and Yang
Sagittarius struggles with commitment. They like to play. Scorpio craves a steady relationship and partner. They like to work. Scorpio works so that they can play: Sagittarius plays as a way of work. These two are yin and yang. They are different sides of the same coin.
Sagittarius came into the world to offer something different than Scorpio. Sagittarius is meant to take things less seriously, to find merriment in holidays, to create some fun simply because. Sagittarius doesn’t believe that everything happens for a reason, but they believe a life should be spent and done. To reject life is a cardinal sin to the Sagittarius, so they want to fill their lives with experiences. Scorpio sees meaning in everything. They’re obsessed with the emotional hue of stories, the arts, and music. Scorpio is constantly investigating and trying to understand the psyche. Scorpio is chamred by Sagittarius' acceptance of life in part because Scorpio finds it easier to accept the grim reality of death.
This couple will of course have moments of great connection and moments of disagreement because of their different preferences in life. They need enough common interests to steady the bond. Neither really wants to date someone just like themselves. Scorpio tires of himself -- it gets to be kind of a drag and boring to be serious all the time. Sagittarius struggles to manage their world without some boundaries, but they don’t want to set those boundaries.
Scorpio won’t like this, but Sagittarius will play games with them. Sagittarius likes to taunt the Scorpio. Sagittarius will immediately want you back if you ever leave them. Or they'll want you back if you make them think your love for them might be gone.
Sagittarius also wants to see Scorpio’s dark side and even does what they can to get strange reactions from their partner, which can create some intensity, but mostly Sagittarius’ finds Scorpio's intensity amusing, charming, and even alluring. This is good because some people panic when they see the darker sides to their Scorpio. But not the Sagittarius -- they find it wildly entertaining, especially because they thrive on drama. They want to feel alive. But in the next moment they might feel trapped if there hasn't been enough release in the tension. It will take time to work out and pace this relationship.
Pacing is everything. Sometimes things might feel out of synch or the rhythm is off. It’s best to lean into each other and work through the rough patch as long as it isn’t physically or emotionally harmful. Scorpio will enjoy seeing Sagittarius’ different emotions and sides. Scorpio needs someone who is dynamic, who has layers, complications, and even vulnerabilities to share. Sagittarius needs someone who will introduce them to new adventures, new whims, and new chaos.
This couple would do well to travel together. It’s important to get to know each other in different settings. Scorpio needs to know that Sagittarius doesn’t mean to offend. Meanwhile, Sagittarius needs to know Scorpio doesn’t mean to intrude.
Top Ten Tips for This Couple
- If something doesn't work in the relationship note it and don't try to repeat things the same way. If you can learn what creates unnecessary conflict and damage and avoid it, then you'll have won half the battles already.
- Sagittarius, sometimes you do need to take things more seriously. Don't feign interest or seriousness -- the Scorpio can read right through you. Try to respect what interests Scorpio. If you respect their interests, it'll be easier to find some seriousness.
- Scorpio, don't always be serious but show your silly side. Sometimes you can bog things down by getting too focused on something. Let Sagittarius take your mind off things and relax.
- Sagittarius is more likely to start things than finish them. Scorpio is more likely to be a good manager of resources and money. Let Sagittarius start new ventures and create excitement. Let Scorpio organize and make sense of the world.
- Give time to chase random ideas and go places for Sagittarius. Give time to stay at home or in a more insular setting for Scorpio. Scorpio understands their partner best in a one-on-one setting with minimal distractions.
- You two need to be accountable to each other. It's easy with your preferences to get into trouble as a couple, sometimes you need to put your foot on the brake -- or enjoy something just by visioning it but not actually doing it.
- Be weird together. You both have some crazy streaks. Don't try to shape your relationship like others. A double fall sign relationship has a certain amount of intensity, strangeness, and aroma to it. You probably won't feel like a normal couple... and hopefully that's what you prefer.
- Sagittarius, don't be too selfish.
- Scorpio, don't be too possessive, controlling, or manipulative. Set smart boundaries. Don't be easily insecure.
- Keep notes on your relationship and what makes it work. Nostalgia is good for the both of you.
Scorpio and Sagittarius at a Quick Glance
October 23 to November 22
November 23 and December 21
House of Cards
Part of the Body
Thighs, Upper Legs
Serious, creative, passionate, intense, loyal, calculated, independent / loner, controling, great emotional depth, brooding, dark
Free-spirited, wild, light-hearted, funny, intelligent, easy going, prankster, merry, spontaneous, casual, warm-hearted, commitment-phobe
Fight Club, depressive episodes, too high of standards, perfectionism, attention issues, lost to the depths of darkness
Drugs!!! Too much partying, too much fun, alcohol, pranks, overeating, anything goes mentality
Think Halloween. Deep red, black, and brown
Fun colors. Red, orange, purple, blue
Andrea Lawrence (author) from Chicago on October 30, 2020:
I always love hearing when I write something that feels accurate. It's always great to know I put something together that people can connect to, whether it's astrology or something else. I wish you the very best in your ventures.
Treathyl FOX from Austin, Texas on October 29, 2020:
This is so weird. I don't believe in the Zodiac but have followed it for fun. What a coincidence that you picked the signs for my husband and me. We were married 40 years and he passed away last year. That bit you said about “standing side by side” perfectly described our relationship.