Activities Hobbies Scorpio and Aquarius Love Compatibility Their relationship will have sparks, but that means passion, too Share PINTEREST Email Print Yuki Kondo / Getty Images Hobbies Astrology Love & Compatibility Basics 12 Signs of the Zodiac The Sun & Sun Signs The Moon & Moon Signs The Houses Contests Couponing Freebies Frugal Living Fine Arts & Crafts Card Games & Gambling Cars & Motorcycles Playing Music Learn More By Molly Hall Molly Hall Molly Hall is an astrologer, tarot reader, and author of "Astrology: A Complete Illustrated Guide to the Zodiac." Learn about our Editorial Process Updated on 09/13/18 Scorpio and Aquarius have a magnetic attraction, but they also sense a disturbance in the force. As zodiac signs, they square each other, creating some electric friction. Yet that charge creates a delicious tension and brings them back for more. If there's intrigue, the strong magnetism makes for an exciting affair. Scorpio in love is elusive, guarded, but then "all in" when they take the plunge. Aquarius in love is private but friendly and intellectually curious. Love Charge As two fixed signs, there's an edge to this pairing that they're both naturally attracted to. Initially, they're a couple of cool characters, with just a hint of the complexity that lies beneath the surface. The Waterbearer is engaged with the atmosphere and the people, always scanning to pick up different vibes. Scorpio is sussing out the deeper emotional soul body and on the hunt for intimate resonance. This is a big clash in their relating needs and attitudes. Any fundamental problems, later on, can be traced back to this core difference. First Dates Aquarius likes to be friends first, which gives suspicious Scorpio a lot of time to observe. Scorpio is intrigued by human puzzles, and Aquarius is full of quirky traits to be curious about. They're both drawn to the fringes, and dates lead them to the experimental, the taboo, or the unusual. Aquarius doesn't blink at Scorpio's extreme views and moods, being a radical nonjudger and prone to off-the-wall opinions, too. In that atmosphere, Scorpio relaxes and is as far out as needed. Aquarius can be like a bridge over troubled water for Scorpio, helping the latter gain perspective. But Aquarius doesn't "do drama" and won't take the bait if Scorpio attempts an energetic power grab. Scorpio's biggest challenge here is accepting that Aquarius can't be possessed; it's a sign that casts a wide social net. That becomes a sticking point. Aquarius likes to have lots of friends, many of them casual acquaintances. Scorpio prefers a handful of intimates with whom to share the soul's journey. Being a sign of mind-body-soul merging, Scorpio longs to plunge the depths of love with a partner. An air sign, Aquarius' nature is once removed, yet this is a sign with cosmic wisdom to match Scorpio's. Cultivating the Water Element As the Waterbearer, Aquarius is like a conduit for fast energies out of the blue, and while they may not "feel" deep, they can understand Scorpio's depths. Aquarius' call is to translate these cosmic downloads into this dense physical plane. Some Aquarians ooze trustworthiness and stellar integrity. Many have a sense of mission and, over time, prove that they walk their talk. If Scorpio trusts this and experiences the bond on what could be called the spiritual plane, a strong foundation can be built. Scorpio also moves water, of the soulful, imaginative kind. When these two currents—fast and cosmic, while slow and soulful—blend in a loving relationship, it's pure magic. They become creative collaborators, bringing a perspective of depth and breadth to all that comes their way. Both are fixed signs, with minds that fixate—or obsess—on something, but Scorpio is probing and Aquarius is more conceptual. Scorpio wants to dive to the bottom and emerge with a multi-dimensional view. Aquarius likes to look down from a great height and see how things are connected from that perspective. If they understand this key difference in outlook, they become a creative team par excellence. If not, both can feel profoundly misunderstood. Intensity Is a Given Being so strong-willed, their relationship is bound to be intense. They have the determination to create exactly the kind of life they want. With Aquarius thwarting convention, often this pairing is unusual in some way. Both like to remain enigmatic, even to those they love. It keeps the relationship fresh and ever-changing since there are always more layers to uncover. Aquarius can be loyal, but Scorpio will have to accept that it won't ever be a full surrender. There's a dignity about what's created when all goes well that is far more valuable. It's a lifelong friendship full of respect, freedom, commitment, and intimacy.