Oh, you two. What a strange blend of understanding yet toxicity, of compatibility yet utter disagreement. A walking oxymoron, if you will. The Jesse Pinkman to your Walter White, the Cersei Lannister to Jamie Lannister, the Carrie Bradshaw to Samantha… (Hopefully, I covered enough variety of pop culture there that at least one of you will get my point.) You’re a bonded pair who occasionally hates each other. If you find yourself in this pairing, though, don’t lose hope. Just because the people mentioned above betrayed one another, died in a cave together, and fled to another continent to get away from each other, doesn’t mean you’re doomed to repeat the same… I hope.
An idea appears in your mind. An inkling of a thought. How does it happen exactly? For other signs on the zodiac, it unfolds as a slow fade-in, a consideration of pros and cons. Some signs it’s a simple flick of the light switch, an Aha! That makes sense. But for your Aries? It’s Hiroshima, a nuclear explosion that wipes away all other possibilities and blinds you to the consequences. You’re off the couch and out the door before you can even question–what if? The only problem? These ideas aren’t just personal thoughts you keep to yourself. And they’re not just hypothetical ideas. They’re opinions, criticisms, judgements, speculations, plans–they’re everything that makes up you. That doesn’t mean you’re not genuine. Quite the opposite. You say exactly what you mean… except you say it as soon as you think it, and you wholeheartedly believe in your own thoughts. You don’t wait for them to fester. Instead, you double down, because if an idea comes to YOU of all people, then it’s surely meant to be right. Some signs love this about you. Most are too sensitive to handle it. But others… well they can relate.
Unless you’re an eight-year-old boy obsessed with arachnids, then a) you’re probably not reading this, and b) you’ve probably never looked at a scorpion and called it ‘cute.’ Instead, if you came across one, you probably leapt out of your skin, pooped your pants, and sprinted in the opposite direction. If you’ve ever seen ‘Honey, I Shrunk the Kids’ you’re haunted by that scene. IYKYK. They can kill you after all! But did you know that scorpions, while being predators, are incredibly beneficial in controlling pest populations in nature? Sure, they may have 45 different toxins in their venom, but they play an important role by keeping those pesky insects at bay. I’m sure you’ve connected the metaphor here. Scorpions → Scorpio. Yeaahh, that’s your symbol, my friend. Venomous, brave, bold, a natural-born predator who doesn’t back away from the hunt. Only your prey should fear you, and everyone else should thank you. After all, you’re keeping all the annoying pesky insects (other zodiac signs) in check.
Aries and Scorpio in Friendship
Before astronomers discovered Pluto (which now rules Scorpio), Mars, the planet of instincts, ruled both of your signs, and on the lonely planet, isn’t it nice to have friends? There’s a straightforward spunkiness to both your natures, especially if someone wrongs either of you. Neither of you will hold back from expressing your distaste for disrespect. You just go about it a little differently. While Aries’ word vomits their aggravation, Scorpio takes it with a smile and plans their revenge. You both crave power and the thrill of being right, but it’s these similarities that often create your differences and yet enhance your intrigue for each other. There’s an underlying respect here. You can relate to each other… you’re just not sure if either of you will screw the other over, so you prepare yourself to be the first to do it. Scorpio–a water sign–doesn’t put out the fire of an Aries, if anything it’s an aggressive dance: a pool of oil lit on fire, swept up by a waterspout.
Friend Date: Mani/Pedi or Streaking on the Beach at Midnight?
Aries, as the more spontaneous person in your friend group, bouncing from idea to idea, you’ll find that the Scorpio will be one of the few who doesn’t judge your half-hazard ability to change your mind on a whim. When you suggest semi-illegal ideas, Scorpio won’t turn away from the idea. They’ll smile, nod, and encourage it… Even if they don’t join you for fun.
Friend-Fection: Keep It on the Dl or Text ‘Love Ya Biatch?’
There’s an immediate trust between you two, even if it’s never spoken out loud. A passing nod in a crowd. A silent understanding of ‘I get you.’ If you ever get to where you’re discussing your own friendship, because, well, you’re friends–and that’s a big IF–you wouldn’t need the reassurance of talking about things. Your actions would already tell everything you need to know.
Dating Advice: Send His Name or Send His Social?
Put it this way: You’re dating a Scorpio. Your best friend/brother/sister/roommate is dating an Aries. Take my advice. Don’t introduce them. Now, now, let me explain. If all is nice and dandy in your relationships, you’ll go on double dates and find that these two–the Aries and the Scorpio–will not become friends. They’ll tolerate each other, coexisting. But if you and your best friend/brother/sister/roommate break their hearts? And I’m not talking about a normal breakup. I’m talking about you cheating on them. You lie to them. You WRONG them. Well then, get ready for Karma personified. Suddenly the Aries and Scorpio will become a bonded pair, the best of friends, an electric duo. Driven by heartbreak, this vindictive pair will become hell-bent on destroying everything you stand for. And let’s be honest. You probably deserve it. Cause cheating ain’t cool, yo!
Aries and Scorpio in Love
Picture a volcanic eruption, red, hot lava gliding down a mountain. Now imagine a tsunami: a powerful wave of water rushing toward the shore. What would happen if these two forces of nature collided? If it’s on an abandoned island with no humans and you’re just witnessing it, you’d probably call it beautiful. But that’s unlikely. It’s more common that this would create pure, utter destruction. This is what happens when you two, Aries and Scorpio, fall in love.
The First Date: Roses or KFC?
It’s likely that this first date will be less about what you two do together when you’re going to ‘do’ it together. Your physical attraction will be instant, the chemistry undeniable. You, extroverted Aries, will see your passions reflected in the introverted Scorpio. You two will dive deep into conversation on any topic, all the while wondering what other new sensual things you can explore together. If you don’t end up in the bedroom on date one, you’ll probably walk away thinking you’ve found your soulmate. Oh, new love. How wrong it can be.
Love Language Do’s and Don’ts: A Dealbreaker?
If you get to this point in your relationship when you’re discussing love languages, it’s probably because your couple’s therapist has recommended you read the book to work on mending your differences. While you’re both passionate, your communication styles are drastically different. Aries, you don’t censor yourself in an argument, and getting your thoughts off your chest are your way of moving past your frustrations. Eventually, you’ll calm down, apologize, and you’ll move forward, forgiving and forgetting both the words you said and anything your partner threw your way. You’ll think everything is fine. And it will feel that way until Scorpio’s revenge plan explodes. Because Scorpio, while you are as passionate as your partner and often say things you don’t mean in the heat of the moment, you are much more sensitive than your Aries companion. You do not forgive or forget, and you only let things go once you feel you’ve hurt your partner in the same way they’ve hurt you.
Sexy Time: Slow and Steady or Chompin’ at the Bit?
This is the connection you two share. Upon first meeting, you’ll be thinking about how you can’t wait to rip each other’s clothes off. Your attraction will draw you to each other and give you the false hope that you’ve met your match. You’re both adventurous in the bedroom and thrilled to explore everything possible, but unfortunately, this connection doesn’t go beyond the bedsheets, and if it does, it will blow up in both of your faces once you discover your emotional differences aren’t enough to justify the physical commonalities.
As friends, you’ve probably hooked up just to get that sexual tension out of the way. You’d be best suited for a friend-with-benefits situation, but make sure to keep feelings off the table. When emotions get involved, it will start complicated, and eventually implode, a toxic destruction you both are better off without.
- 1- Get AWAY from me
- 2- Who are you again?
- 3- I tolerate you
- 4- You’re pretty cool
- 5- Let’s gooooo!
What if I Love This Person?
Think of it this way… the only reason that love compatibility is a 2 instead of a 1 is because of the physical chemistry you two share. And remember friends, oxytocin can make even the hardest of people falsely believe they’ve fallen in love.