Hobbies Astrology Gemini and Scorpio Love Compatibility Share PINTEREST Email Print pixdeluxe/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 February 11, 2019 Gemini and Scorpio bring together the changeable nature of the Twins with the still waters run deep type with the Scorpion. They are incompatible elements (air and water), and this can affect their emotional make-up. And take note -- these signs are quincunx to each other (150 degrees). It's tough to relate. You've got a stealthy, highly-controlled personality on the one hand (Scorpio) and a high-strung chameleon on the other (Gemini). Both signs have magical tendencies, but it could turn into black magic if things go pear-shaped. Traits Gemini in love is charming and a social chameleon while Scorpio in love is secretive, mesmerizing, and emotionally intense. Gemini and Scorpio share an endless curiosity about human behavior, which gives them a lot to talk about. But Gemini changes topics out of the blue, and Scorpio tends to ruminate on one topic very thoroughly. The light way of the Twins, and jumping around, could be irritating to Scorpio. And Gemini can feel bogged down, with clipped wings, in the serious swamps of the Scorpion. Scorpio will try to read Gemini at a deep level, while the nature of the Twins is to constantly change. Scorpio's desire for soul-to-soul intimacy is tested, given Gemini's detached ways. Gemini is here to keep dancing and stay light on their feet. Keep in mind, though, a Gemini-Scorpio pair with other harmonious energies can close the gap. That's why it's worth taking a look at the whole birth chart. Different Speeds Gemini's need to stay on the move and seek out mental stimulation could seem superficial to Scorpio. But they'd be mistaken to discount Gemini as a feeling person. Gemini feels just as deeply, though they might skirt around it, or fill the space with chatter as a defense. At the same time, Gemini may worry that Scorpio is a dark character with dark motives. In truth, both signs have a manipulative streak to watch out for. If the Scorpionic probing is too intense at the outset, the Gemini could be intimidated and scurry away. Gemini's short attention span, flirty tendencies, and notorious inability to keep secrets could be red flags to the guarded Scorpio. Scorpio loves a psychological puzzle and will be intrigued to try to figure Gemini out, trying to find the core of the soul, mainly through the sexual relationship. It's hard for Gemini to settle down, being such a high strung creature, and this could frustrate the intimacy between them. Private Lives At home, Scorpio needs lots of private, uninterrupted solitude to fill the emotional well, and just be in a deep space within themselves. "Can you be quiet for just one hour?!" Scorpio sneers. Meanwhile, Gemini tends to like tuning in to different gadgets or media at the same time, thriving with lots of information flowing. Gemini and other air signs, for example, might think nothing of sitting with their laptop while watching a movie together. The input is stimulating and even relaxing for this mercurial sign. This could be maddening to Scorpio. They also might talk at the emotionally pivotal moments, rendering Scorpio apoplectic. Gemini likes to offer a running commentary and has endless questions. This couple needs lots of time apart so each can unwind in their own particular way. It'll take a lot of acceptance of the differences to make this pairing work. But love will find a way if it's meant to be -- for a season or a lifetime. In a Nutshell Gemini is mutable (many-sided) air (mentally alert) and Scorpio is fixed (focused) and water (psychic-emotional). Upside: Conversation dives deep and surfaces; both change artists (shapeshifters); humor and social observation a shared pastime; shared curiosity about people. Downside: Book of Shadows meets open book; secretive vs gossipy; singularly focused vs multi-tasker in love; seeker of depth (Scorpio) and swift surface mover (Gemini); laser beam and spinning lights.