Hobbies Astrology Aries and Scorpio: Love Compatibility Share PINTEREST Email Print Bigshots / Getty Images Astrology Love & Compatibility Basics 12 Signs of the Zodiac Trends & Horoscopes The Sun & Sun Signs The Moon & Moon Signs The Houses By Molly Hall Molly Hall is an astrologer, tarot reader, and author of "Astrology: A Complete Illustrated Guide to the Zodiac." our editorial process Molly Hall Updated January 20, 2019 Aries and Scorpio have something wild and sexy going on, with an edge. It has a dangerous feel, but passions can fizzle out when the real work of relating starts. Both have strong sex drives and bring a rough urgency to the bedroom. But fairly soon, there will be hints of a struggle for dominance. Aries needs to be the leader, but Scorpio has a radar pulsing that's alert to being controlled and will resist the Ram's bossy behavior. Aries in love is a natural provocateur and tease, and that makes Scorpio put its claws up. Aries blurts things out, while Scorpio keeps everything on the down low. When ardent Aries launches a love blitzkrieg, Scorpios begin their defensive maneuvers. Scorpios in love are wary because once in, they're ALL in. Aries may start to think Scorpio too secretive, and Scorpio will resent the persistent prying. Scorpio's idea of hell is to have someone get up in their face—and stay there. And yet, Aries rules the head, and is forceful that way, very "in your face." Look to factors in the whole chart that soften the hunter and dangerous prey factor here. Conquests in Love for Aries and Scorpio In a relationship, Scorpio starts to be suspicious of Aries' loyalty for the long haul, and sometimes rightly so. The flirty nature of Aries ignites the intensely jealous Scorpio, who reacts with retaliatory stings. Always primed for battle, Aries escalates the situation until smoke is coming out of both their ears. Aries likes the chase and will be partly intrigued by the clandestine Scorpio. But consider that Aries is not known for nuance, and Scorpio's essence is to sense the unsaid, interior motives, the backstory. Aries brings Scorpio into the moment, but the latter will not follow the Ram over a love cliff. Battle of Wills Aries and Scorpio both have formidable wills to pursue their desires. And both like to have the upper hand in love, in different ways. The power moves of Scorpio are stealthy, as they suss out the right timing, and protect themselves from too much self-revelation. Aries fashions themselves the innocent in love, with pure motives, and they could see Scorpio's maneuvers as some kind of manipulation. If Scorpio senses the weak spot in Aries, that fool-for-love naivete, and takes advantage in some way, they'll live to regret it. If Aries drops Scorpio, as their attentions turn elsewhere, they'll rue the day. In a fight, these are formidable players and someone could get hurt. Aries is notorious for acting up, and at times being mean as a snake, and then forgetting all about it. They move on without carrying a lot of emotional baggage. Scorpio, on the other hand, keeps close score and will vow to get even, in some subversive way. Here, Aries is the innocent, and Scorpio the stealthy one. These two are like characters in a romantic thriller, where the pair rarely ends up living happily ever after. It could even seem like a fight to the death. They could be brutal exes, with Aries crushing Scorpio by moving on in a flash. Something may keep them hooked in, even if the relationship goes south. They'll likely always find the other jarring and exciting, which keeps the old flame from ever completely going out. Upside: Hot libido, strong wills, penetrating conversation, Aries provokes Scorpio out of hiding, Scorpio schools Aries on emotional nuance; both get to the heart-of-the-matter. Downside: Sharp tongues, wounding, fierce and dirty arguments, trust broken is hard to win again; daunting as adversaries.